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Books

  • Woody Allen’s memoir is published 2 weeks after being dropped by original publisher

    By jwadmin on March 26, 2020
    By MARCIE OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Woody Allen’s memoir was released Monday, March 23, less than two weeks after it was dropped by its original publisher. Arcade Publishing published Apropos of Nothing,” The Associated Press has reported. The Hachette Book Group had announced on March 5 that it would cancel the publication. The book had been scheduled for release […]
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  • Hurwitz to share her new relationship with Judaism at book talk at Gates on March 24

    By jwadmin on March 11, 2020
    SCHENECTADY–Sarah Hurwitz, author of Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life and in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There) will lecture on Tuesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. at Temple Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. The program is part of the congregation’s Adult Ed Talks “Read the Book—Meet the Author Series.” Rabbi […]
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  • “Yiddish in America: Cultural Encounters” Is Theme of Inaugural Year of Multidimensional Programming

    By jwadmin on March 4, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass.– To mark its 40th anniversary in 2020, the Yiddish Book Center has announced the launch of Decade of Discovery, a major new initiative designed to foster a deeper understanding of Yiddish and modern Jewish culture. Beginning in 2020, and continuing for each of the next 10 years, the Center will select an annual theme around which events, courses, conferences, […]
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  • Happy Harlequin! Romance-book house works Chanukah into its seasonal novels

    By jwadmin on December 12, 2019
    By FAYGIE HOLT (JNS) – There must be something about Jewish heroes of late. Not only is one featured in a new Hallmark Channel movie, “Holiday Date,” two were recently featured in romance novels from Harlequin’s Super Edition imprint. The latest, Holiday by Candlelight by Laurel Greer, is set around the December holiday season. It features a Jewish hero who has moved to a small […]
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  • Interview with American-Israeli Author Pamela Becker

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2019
    Memoirs of a False Messiah is Pamela Becker’s debut novel. Originally from New York, she has enjoyed a career as a marketing executive and consultant for several of Israel’s leading technology companies. After she was widowed with three small children, she co-founded and remains the active chairperson of the Israeli charity Jeremy’s Circle, which supports children coping with cancer treatment […]
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  • Becker novel is a triumph of ambiguity

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2019
    Is narrator-protagonist a False Messiah or Not? Pamela Becker of Jerusalem, daughter of Jean and Marty Becker of Loudonville, has written a first novel. Click here for an interview with the author. By JONATHAN WEIL Pamela Becker’s first novel Memoirs of a False Messiah presents a challenge —and a struggle —for the reader —not because of its writing style or […]
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  • Half a century hanging out with Bob Dylan

    By jwadmin on October 9, 2019
    By STEPHEN SILVER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Jewish summer camp is such a crucial part of the American Jewish experience that many Jewish adults, even in their older age, likely remember the names of many of the kids in their cabins from when they were 11 years old. One of those cabins more than 60 years ago contained a […]
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  • Enjoy Rosh Hashanah story time with the kids

    By jwadmin on September 25, 2019
    By PENNY SCHWARTZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – A Rosh Hashanah apple cake bake-off fit for reality television and another installment in the Scarlet and Sam series from the award-winning author Eric A. Kimmel are among the highlights in the crop of new High Holiday books for children. Six engaging reads for kids of all ages seize the spirit of the […]
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  • Best-selling novelist Judith Krantz dies at 91

    By jwadmin on June 27, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Judith Krantz, one of the best-selling female novelists of all time, has died. Krantz died on at her home in Bel Air, Calif. at the age 91, Deadline  has reported. According to the Jewish Women’s Archives, Krantz is the third-largest-selling female novelist in history. “Although her goal is for her books to […]
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  • Herman Wouk — the Jew in the public square

    By jwadmin on June 12, 2019
    By JONATHAN S. TOBIN (JNS) – Before Joe Lieberman was observing the Sabbath while running for vice president, Steven Spielberg throwing all of his considerable Hollywood weight behind a movie about the Holocaust and other celebrities advertising their Jewish identity and incorporating it in their public work, there was Herman Wouk. The novelist, who died on May 17, just 10 […]
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