Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Nisan 23, 5774
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Amherst College professor and prolific writer Ilán Stavans' most recent book, Resurrecting Hebrew , recounts the story of how, at the end of the 19th century, Lithuanian-born lexicographer Eliezer Ben-Yehuda reinvented the Hebrew language as the "centerpiece of Zionism" -- "the living tongue" of a new, modern nation to be known as Israel. The author, 47, who teaches Latin American...
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For those who know of Vanity Fair only in its most recent incarnation -- that is, over the last 25 years -- and are unaware of its justifiably storied past, Vanity Fair The Portraits: A Century of Iconic Images may prove to be an eye-opener on various levels. The work is built on a truly monumental scale -- it's nearly...
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The Terezín Album of Mariánka Zadikow , recently published by the University of Chicago Press, is a remarkable document, reminiscent of the classic work, In Memory's Kitchen: A Legacy From the Women of Terezín . The latter is a "cookbook" that surfaced after World War II and was published in book form in the United States more than a decade...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
The Cat in the Hat, but Di Kats der Payats ? That's the Yiddish translation by Zackary Sholem Berger who, along with his wife, Celeste Sollod, runs Yiddish House LLC. Since 2003, Yiddish House has published Yiddish translations of children's classics like The Cat in the Hat, Curious George (George der Naygeriker) and, most recently, another Dr. Seuss -- One...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Chocolate is good for your health, your skin -- even your teeth. Since this information comes courtesy of two registered dieticians in their new book, chocolate-lovers of the world can now shout "hallelujah!" In their new book, Chocolate: A Healthy Passion , released in September, co-authors Monica Bearden of Texas and Yardley-based Shara Aaron include interesting tidbits from the history...
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