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Ian Lustick Discusses New Book, ‘Paradigm Lost’

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Between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, two nations lay claim to the same green valleys, the same cities and the same deserts....
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Hallee Adelman Debutes Children’s Book ‘Way Past Mad’

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Hallee Adelman debuted her children’s book, “Way Past Mad,” at a launch party on Feb. 29 at Children’s Book World in Haverford. The book...
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Book Review | Jewish Farmers in Totally Unexpected Places

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“Still” Rebecca E. Bender and Kenneth M. Bender North Dakota State University Press “Still” traces a multigenerational Jewish family who fled Odessa for North Dakota where they...
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Book Review | ‘Young Heroes of the Soviet Union’

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“Young Heroes of the Soviet Union” Alex Halberstadt Random House It’s appropriate that Alex Halberstadt’s new memoir, “Young Heroes of the Soviet Union,” is shaped in many...
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Book Review | Essays Serve Jewish Food History

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“Feasting and Fasting: The History and Ethics of Jewish Food” Edited by Aaron S. Gross, Jody Meyers and Jordan D. Rosenblum New York University Press It seems...
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Opinion | Is the World Ready for Chaim Potter?

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By Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic Which one of these things is not like the other? “The Magician of Lublin” “The Dybbuk” “Tevye the Dairyman” “Harry Potter and the...
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Community Briefs: ‘Way Past Mad’ Book Released and More

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Hallee Adelman Launches Second Book Author Hallee Adelman has released her second book — a children’s book entitled “Way Past Mad,” which is the first...
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‘Hurricane’ Schwartz Dishes on Debut Novel ‘The Weathermaker’

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If you’ve flipped on NBC10 in the last 25 years, you’ve seen Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz sweeping his arm over satellite images and telling you...
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Book Review | ‘Facing Survival’ and ‘I Want You to Know We’re Still Here’

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“Facing Survival” David Kassan USC Fisher Museum of Art In his collection “Testimony: The United States (1885–1915), Recitative,” Charles Reznikoff took real courtroom testimonies describing all manner...
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‘Harry Potter’ Now Available in Yiddish

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By Gabe Friedman / JTA As of Feb. 7, the first book in the Harry Potter series is available in Yiddish. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s...