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Books

  • Faye Silton to discuss Mirvis book with Book Mavens on July 25

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2018
    ALBANY–The Albany Jewish Community Center has slated a book review, open to the community, on Wednesday, July 25, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Center’s Massry Senior Center, 340 Whitehall Rd. Faye Silton, retired educator/author will focus during the Book Mavens’ session on Tova Mirvis’ The Book of Separation, an intimate memoir telling of Mirvis’ divorce and separation from modern Orthodox Judaism. Sixty-Plus Dining following […]
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  • Klagsbrun, Kadish, Shoyer, to attend Hevreh’s Jewish Festival of Books in July

    By jwadmin on July 11, 2018
    GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.–The Berkshires’ second annual Jewish Festival of Books has been announced for Hevreh of Southern Berkshire in Great Barrington, Mass. from Thursday, July 26, through Sunday, July 29.  Co-presented by Hevreh and the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, in partnership with the Jewish Book Council, and with the support of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, the festival will feature […]
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  • “Through the Yiddish Looking Glass” exhibit  at Yiddish Book Center

    By jwadmin on June 20, 2018
    Illustrations offer a glimpse at an overlooked component of Yiddish literature AMHERST, Mass. – The visiting exhibit “Through the Yiddish Looking Glass: The Art of Yiddish Children’s Literature is on view at the Yiddish Book Center in the Center’s Brechner Gallery through the fall  of 2018. The exhibit features Yiddish children’s book illustrations, created by artists who often contributed their work to other […]
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  • Philip Roth showed me how to be an American Jew

    By jwadmin on June 6, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – I never did anything like that with liver, but when I read Portnoy’s Complaint, I knew it was about me. Not the actual me, because I would never do any of the things that Alexander Portnoy confesses in the 274-page rant—about lust, parental guilt, lust, neurosis, non-Jewish women and lust—by Philip Roth, […]
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  • Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2018
    By Charles McGrath TheNew York Times Philip Roth, the prolific, protean, and often blackly comic novelist who was a pre-eminent figure in 20th-century literature, died on Tuesday night at a hospital in Manhattan. He was 85. The writer Judith Thurman, a close friend, said the cause was congestive heart failure. Mr. Roth had homes in Manhattan and Connecticut. In the course […]
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  • Rabbi Gulack to discuss book with AJCC Book Mavens

    By jwadmin on May 23, 2018
    ALBANY–The Albany Jewish Community Center plans a Book Mavens session, open to the community, June 6,  from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Albany JCC’s Massry Senior Center, 340 Whitehall Rd. Rabbi Susan Gulack will review If All the Seas Were Ink by Ilana Kurshan. According to organizers, in her memoir, Kurshan gleans wisdom from the Talmud during a time of personal crisis. Gulack is […]
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  • David Grossman named winner of 2018 Israel Prize for Literature

    By jwadmin on February 16, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – Author David Grossman has been named the winner of the 2018 Israel Prize for Literature. “Since the early ’80s, Grossman has taken center stage in the Israeli culture scene. He is one of the most profound, moving and influential voices in our literature,” the prize committee wrote. The Israel Prize is awarded each year in a  public […]
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  • Jewish interaction with the mob to be theme of Bethlehem Chabad speaker on Feb. 15

    By jwadmin on February 7, 2018
    ALBANY – Myron Sugerman, author of The Chronicles of The Last Jewish Gangster: From Meyer to Myron will visit Bethlehem Chabad, 393 Delaware Ave., Delmar, on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. to tell of how the history of the mob and the history of Jews in America are intertwined. Sugerman, of Newark, N.J., a slot machine installation specialist, for […]
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  • Remembering Aharon Appelfeld, from charnel house to whorehouse to a home in Israel

    By jwadmin on January 5, 2018
    By THANE ROSENBAUM NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Arguably the world’s greatest writer of fiction about the world’s foremost nonfiction atrocity, the Holocaust, died Thursday, Jan. 4, in Israel. Aharon Appelfeld, a Holocaust survivor himself and one of the icons of Israel’s first generation, was 85. No writer captured and reclaimed the lost world of European Jewish life with as much […]
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  • Judah Maccabee went to the doctor. Then the anti-Vaxxers got very mad.

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2017
    By VICTOR WISHNA NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – Like any self-respecting author, Ann D. Koffsky checks her Amazon rankings on a regular basis. “A little bit ridiculously,” she acknowledged. Yet when she noticed the rating for her most recent book had dropped to one-star overnight, it wasn’t so funny — especially once she started reading the user reviews. “This book is […]
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