A treasure trove of knowledge, heritage and culture related to the Jewish people and the Land of Israel is now available online, in English. Pnina Moed Kass describes the unique collection of the National Library, at the Hebrew University in A Book by any other Name is still a Book. This is an international repository of books, maps, photos and musical selections, a testament to the incredible breadth of our heritage.

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THE NEW NATIONAL LIBRARY
Category: Literature
Issue No. 163
 

Family legends have the propensity to become myths, taking on a life of their own, becoming more colorful or more heroic over time. Eric Moss describes one such event that attained this status in his family in Daniel and the Knapsack: A Family Legend, and the subsequent story it inspired.

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Daniel and the Knapsack: A Family Legend - A Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 163
 

Gloria Deutsch describes Kay Wilson's very moving story in this booklet. Kay records in every agonizing detail the dreadful events of December 18, 2010 when she and her friend Kristine Luken were hiking in the forests near Jerusalem and were stalked and held captive by Arab terrorists. The book has no price and is probably not something you can buy in a bookshop, but can be ordered directly from Kay

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Where Happy Little Bluebirds Fly… A Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 163
 

A review of a stunning art book, containing out of the ordinary artistic content and quality printing historically recording the history of mosaic art going back 40,000 years.

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Hebraic Mosaic - A Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 163
 

The photos look good-enough-to-eat in a cook book about an exotic cuisine, PersianFood from the Non-Persian Bride. Along with recipes, hints and tips Reyna Simnegar gives the reader the fascinating background to the Persian festivals and customs connected to the mouthwatering dishes.

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PERSIAN FOOD from THE NON-PERSIAN BRIDE - A Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 163
 

A review of a powerful, thought provoking and immensely readable book full of Biblical and other information, regarding the 3500 years history of the Jews, questioning what is the relevance of being a Jew today.

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Why be Jewish? - A Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 163
 

Tommy Lapid enjoyed life to the full in spite of his early life in Holocaust Europe. A man of contrasts - witty, cultured, outspoken and sometimes loud – and of many parts including having founded a political party. This book written by his son Yair is full of anecdotes about his life. Carol Novis found it a joy to read.

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Memories after my death: The Joseph (Tommy) Lapid Story - A Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 162
 

Moshe Arens clarifies the unknown story of the two factions fighting in the Warsaw Ghetto with researched detail and explanation – an important book of the Holocaust for students and readers.

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Flags over the Warsaw Ghetto: The Untold Story of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising - A Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 162
 

A personal and important Holocaust narrative. A well written account of multi faceted life experiences right up to today.

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Briefly Noted: My Many Lives - A Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 162
 

How does one review a book? This novel reviewed by Carl Hoffman has many elements. Facts about Israel, its politics, the gap between rich and poor, terrorism, and how materialistic we have become. This is all woven into a novel of contemporary Israel.

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Rise: A Novel of Contemporary Israel - A Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 162
 
 
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