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
 

Carol Novis reviews this publication by Efrat Libfroind. Impressive in size and production, the recipes are often challenging and intricate - but those easily tested by the reviewer were both tasty and well presented, whilst others rather daunting but nevertheless original and inspiring.

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Kosher Elegance: The Art of Cooking With Style - A Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 161
 

If truth is stranger than fiction, this is the ultimate example: a Hollywood mogul who is really an Israeli spy or the spy that came in for the gold (ouch!). Carl Hoffman reviews the book which recounts the true-life adventures of the man who produced such block busters as ‘Pretty Woman,’ ‘Mr & Mrs. Smith’ and others.

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Confidential - A Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 161
 

The book contains various styles of poetry: lyrics, a dramatic ballad - The Gondolier's Song; limericks, sonnets and haikus.

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SOOT AND SAPPHIRES  Selected poems
Category: Literature
Issue No. 161
 

A soul wrenching review of a woman’s immensely personal account of her fight with cancer. Mike Porter says it is a powerful, emotional book, and worth reading.

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Soul to Soul: Writings from Dark Places - A Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 161
 
 
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