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
 

An excellent review of a children’s story by Josh Hasten with a message of tolerance and understanding for all ages.

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ITAMAR MAKES FRIENDS - A Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 162
 

Living what appears to be dozens of lives in one lifetime, Miriam Frank’s autobiography, “ takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride from Spain to Vichy France, as a refugee in Mexico, on to New Zealand and finally Israel before settling down in England”. Reviewed by Helen Schary Motro.

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NOT SO INNOCENT ABROAD - A MEMOIR OF JEWISH WANDERING
Category: Literature
Issue No. 161
 

Barbara Abraham describes the delight of her enthusiastic young audience during story-telling time in Kiryat Shmona when Pnina Moed Kass, the acclaimed author of the popular children’s series “Berale”, told about these books.

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Pnina Moed Kass brings Berale to the Galilee
Category: Literature
Issue No. 161
 

This is the second book written by Evan Fallenberg, lecturer in creative writing. A beautifully descriptive book set in pre war Europe following the stories of his characters with deep emotional feeling. It is a page turner and a most impressive read.

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When We Danced on Water - A Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 161
 
 
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