Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Iyyar 16, 5775

Powerful words of poetry
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A few months back, I initiated a series of articles about Dryad Press, a small, independent venture out of Takoma Park, Md., kept afloat almost singlehandedly by Merrill Leffler, himself a poet and critic of note. The first Dryad title I discussed was 1111 Days in My Life Plus Four , primarily a diary begun by Ephraim F. Sten when...
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The Jewish Publication Society is tiny in comparison to publishing powerhouses like Random House and Yale University Press. Indeed, it released just eight new titles last year. That makes the fact that JPS beat out nearly every other publisher in the 2006 National Jewish Book Awards all the more remarkable. The honors, which were doled out earlier this month, named...
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When Marthe Cohn acknowledged to a sold-out audience Sunday morning that she made an "unlikely spy," she wasn't kidding. At 4 feet, 7 inches, the 86-year-old Jewish grandmother hardly looks like the James Bond-type. But during World War II, Cohn, then in her 20s, worked as an undercover agent with French intelligence. Speaking in a heavy French accent, Cohn relayed...
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Willkommen to the Weimar Republic, where life is in an aberrant abeyance. Change for a '20s? Caught between world wars with its marks down, Germany struggles to be germane once more. And if the song in its heart is a sad one, is that precursor to punishing times ahead? The cabaret doors are open even if the minds are closed...
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Hal Goldberg doesn't do Windows: "I was a P.C. person, but I came to my senses and came over to MAC." These days, when he buys hardware, he's bi-computer. Why? It's only fair since the new apple of his eye is a P.C. musical that is not necessarily ... P.C. Not if you're a nerd, anyway. As the composer of...
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