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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.

Voting in NYC: find your post-Sandy polling place

November 5, 2012

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To summarize, verify the location of your polling place before heading out to vote. Vote Here sign fort-greene.thelocal.nytimes.com Tomorrow is election day. Most years most voters in the City of New York know where their polling place is located; the Board of Elections usually does a good job of notifying voters where to vote well […]

Make your own shofar at Columbia University

September 4, 2012

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Make your own shofar at Columbia University

"Learn the entire process of creating a Kosher Shofar from the cooking to the final polishing (sorry we will not be hunting live rams)."

“Compliance” NY premiere Friday at BAM

June 27, 2012

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Ann Dowd as the restaurant manager in “Compliance”   Photo credit:  allmoviephoto.com  Read the article on  examiner.com

Movie review: Compliance

June 22, 2012

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My review first appeared on the now defunct examiner.com In the years following World War II academic psychologists grappled with the phenomenon of apparently normal people following orders to act inhumanely to other people and indeed to participate in mass-murder. In 1947 California Psychologist Theodore W. Orno devised a personality test to measure what he […]

“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 […]

Vaclav and Lena, a novel about Russian-Jewish immigrants in Brooklyn – New York NY

May 17, 2011

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Today New York publisher The Dial Press, a division of Random House, releases Haley Tanner‘s debut novel Vaclav and Lena, a coming of age tale about Russian-Jewish immigrant children in Brooklyn. In my New York Journal of Books review I describe the book as “a tale of unconditional love; of attachment, separation, and reunion; and […]