A series of incidents from his very colourful life make this book by Sam Sebba very readable . Film maker, activist, educator, and musician are amongst his accomplishments. This as an autobiography but related as a series of anecdotes . Mr Sebba comes over as a very modest man and a true gentleman.

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Renaissance man’s extraordinary life - Book Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 170
 

This English translation proclaims the triumph of good over evil. It presents a comprehensive study of Denmark, the German occupation, and how almost 99% of this small country’s population of Jews was saved through the bravery and kindness of the Danish people who risked their own lives in order to provide the assistance that led to saving the Jews of Denmark.

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Jews who escaped the Nazi cull - Book Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 170
 

An amusing poem on the trials of ill health and discomfort one summer in Israel.

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WHAT A SUMMER!
Category: Literature
Issue No. 170
 

Riva Rubin is well known as one of the founders and former chairpersons of the Israel Association of Writers in English and for writing outstanding poetry. Channi Hurwitz writes of the launch of Riva’s latest publication – a novella called A Knot of Shadow. It has been translated into Hebrew and selections were read in both languages at the launch.

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Honoring Riva Rubin at book launch
Category: Literature
Issue No. 170
 

The “Oppenheimer Story Tellers” met at Beit Ariella in Tel Aviv for their annual meeting of story tellers who enthralled the audience with their tales and celebrated the 20th anniversary of “Oppies” and the 88th birthday of the founder Dvora Shurman.

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What a story
Category: Literature
Issue No. 170
 

Although not interested in politics, reviewer Mike Porter found great interest in this controversial book. It is a collection of short articles on events reported between Israel and its detractors and illustrates the skill and unswerving passion of journalist Sarah Honig to articulate her defense when Israel is being criticized and attacked.

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Seeing events from a new angle - Book Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 170
 

Gloria Deutsch reviews and highly recommends Kim Kushner's cookery book “The Modern Menu”. She says the book truly lives up to its sub-title ‘Simple. Beautiful. Kosher.’

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Kim keeps it simple for today’s busy cooks - book review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 169
 

A review of the book The Glass: Half Full by Libyan-born Victoria Habib. Proceeds of sales of the book will go to a new ESRA community project.

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Victoria has new book all sewn up-The Glass: Half Full - Book review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 169
 

Everything you ever wanted to know for every would-be aspiring author. Not for the overly sensitive, the clear message is, learn to cope with rejection and if one publisher is not interested, approach another immediately. Becoming an overnight success may take time but it's an interesting journey.

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The write stuff
Category: Literature
Issue No. 169
 

Ben Krengel's beautiful poem is about fulfilling his dream of coming at last to Jerusalem

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Jerusalem in dreams
Category: Literature
Issue No. 169
 
 
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