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Books

  • Congregation Shaara Tfille to present B.A. Shapiro as featured author at Nov. 13 book fair

    By jwadmin on November 9, 2016
    SARATOGA SPRINGS– Novelist B.A. Shapiro, author of The Muralist and The Art Forger will be the featured author joining Congregation Shaara Tfille, The Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs, 84 Weibel Ave. at a luncheon during the congregation’s annual book fair and Chanukah sale  which runs from 10– 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13. A luncheon with Shapiro at noon […]
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  • How Do You Say ‘Email’ in Yiddish?

    By jwadmin on October 5, 2016
    The New York Times By JOSEPH BERGER  In a thousand-year-old language like Yiddish, with many of its words rooted in the ancient Bible, how would you say “email”? Or “transgender”? Or “designated driver”? Or “binge watch”? Those terms came into popular usage long after the language’s heyday, when it was the lingua franca of the Jews of Eastern Europe and […]
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  • Marilyn Shapiro finds her voice with help from the Jewish world

    By jwadmin on September 21, 2016
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO “It was a dark and stormy night. Suddenly shots rang out!”  Poor Snoopy! For all his “dogged” attempts, Charles Schultz’s beloved beagle has not yet published his novel. Thanks to The Jewish World, however, I have been more successful. I have published a book. It was a dark and storm—Actually, it was a bright and sunny day in […]
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  • Yom HaShoah: Can I get it by reading?

    By jwadmin on May 2, 2016
    Trying to understand mass murder By MARILYN SHAPIRO How does one comprehend the unfathomable? How does one grasp how six million Jewish lives were snuffed out by a world gone mad? For me, it was through the lives of Anne and Elie and Sophie and Pavel and many others. Thanks to brilliant writers, I have experienced the Holocaust through literature. […]
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  • Yom HaShoah— a tale of lost and found

    By jwadmin on May 2, 2016
    YITTA HALBERSTAM, co-author of the Small Miracles Series: Extraordinary Coincidences from Everyday Life who will be at The Chabad of Saratoga Jewish Women’s connection gala on Sunday, May 15 has given permission to print an excerpt from  one of the books in her series. Information about the gala may be found here. Even before war clouds thickened over Eastern Europe in the […]
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