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2012 National Jewish Book Award Winners – New York NY | Examiner.com

February 1, 2013

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via examiner.com The Jewish Book Council’s 2012 book of the year is not one book but three: the three volume box set City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York published last September by New York University Press.

If WWII had been fought on Facebook

April 4, 2012

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snagged from theesylvia.tumblr.com whose other blog posts are NSFW/C

Susan Daitch’s novel Paper Conspiracies revisits Dreyfus Affair

October 4, 2011

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New York Jewish fiction writer Susan Daitch‘s third novel Paper Conspiracies, which was published last week by City Lights Books, takes an indirect approach to late Nineteenth Century France’s Dreyfus Affair by way of peripheral minor actors in the scandal and via cinema pioneer Georges Mèliés‘ contemporaneous dramtized documentary film L’affaire Dreyfus . The novel’s six sections alternate between 1990s New York […]

“What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past” published today

September 1, 2011

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  What happens when a New York Jewish pack-rat daughter inherits her New York Jewish pack-rat father’s belongings? She embarks on a Jewish genealogical search for her and her dad’s long lost relatives. Nancy K. Miller‘s What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past, published today by University of Nebraska Press, is the story of […]

A Palestinian call to engage with the Jewish question

June 2, 2011

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via 972mag.com Photo: Future president of Israel Chaim Weizmann and Emir Faisal of Greater Syria, 1918.  “We could continue to stick with what are considered the foundations of our perceptions of the self or the Jewish other. We could go on and call Zionism and Israel a considerable variety of names. But what we must to do […]

NY Times film critic A.O. Scott to teach Holocaust in film class – New York NY

March 16, 2011

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NY Times film critic A.O. Scott will give four lectures with illustrative film clips on The Holocaust in Film on consecutive Sunday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 PM starting this Sunday March 20, 2010 at Park Slope Jewish Center (where Mr. Scott is a member) located at Eighth Avenue and 14th Street in Brooklyn. Continue reading […]

President Abraham Lincoln and Leadership – C-SPAN Video Library

March 15, 2011

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President Abraham Lincoln and Leadership Nov 18, 2002