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They say that life is a journey and for me that also applies to books.  Not so much the process of the reading, but the process of the finding.  When you consider the amount of time and the intellectual investment required in reading and study, a good book is hard to find.  I have no problem changing the channel on the television, but once committed to a book I have a harder time putting it away without finishing, even if it has not lived up to expectation.  Last month I read a glowing review about a new book called Josephus, The Jewish Wars, A Biography.  Josephus was a Jewish aristocrat and leader in the Israel at the time of Roman occupation.  He participated in the resistance to Rome before his capture and confinement to a Roman camp....READ MORE.

 
 
     
   
   

           
 
   
           
     
           
     
  The Times of Israel
US intel: Russia acting against Biden, while China and Iran seek to hurt Trump

Cuomo clears New York schools statewide to open, carefully

Fireworks were stored in same Beirut warehouse as ammonium nitrate — report

Israel TV: Hezbollah apparently wanted Beirut’s ammonium nitrate for Israel war

Beyoncé wears Israeli-designed looks in new filmed album

  Kveller
It’s Official! A ‘Dirty Dancing’ Sequel With Original Star Jennifer Grey Is Coming!

Doing This Daily Jewish Ritual Has Helped Me Cope With Coronavirus

This 10-Year-Old Recreated His Synagogue on Minecraft and It Is Everything

Seth Rogen’s ‘An American Pickle’ Is the Uplifting Jewish Movie We Need Right Now

This New Disney+ Show May Feature a Black Jewish Character!

 
  JPost.com - Homepage
US marks 160,000 COVID-19 deaths as economic relief talks fail

Trump to go a 'different way' after COVID-19 aid talks break down

Fauci warns COVID-19 vaccine may be only partially effective

US counterspy chief warns foreign attempt to meddle in 2020 election

Trump says US to send 3 planes to Lebanon carrying food, water, medicine

           
     
  Jewish WeekJewish Week
A grim milestone for Israel, Shoah survivors confront Mark Zuckerberg, Seth Rogen has regrets about his Jewish education

Seth Rogen: I was joking about Israel, but I meant what I said about my Jewish education

Test

What Seth Rogen Could — and Should — Have Said

Remembering Norman Rosenbaum, Who Sought Justice for His Slain Brother

  NYT > World > Middle East
Ship Blamed in Beirut Explosion Hasn’t Sailed in 7 Years. We Found It.

كنت مضرجة بدمائي ومذهولة. أناس غرباء في بيروت عاملوني كأنني صديقة

Paramedic Who Died in Beirut Explosion Is a Symbol of Lebanon’s Grief

The Latest U.S. Tool to Fight Election Meddling: Text Messages

Former Saudi Official Accuses the Crown Prince of Trying to Kill Him

  Forward
Pete Hamill was New York’s last great storyteller

As the corona crisis continues, our kids could use some Tchaikovsky

Tiffany Haddish found love with Common during quarantine

What Seth Rogen’s new movie gets right and wrong about the history of pickling

Adin Steinsaltz, acclaimed scholar who made the Talmud more accessible, dies at 83

 
       
     
  Aish.com: Holidays
Yom Kippur: The Three Levels of Forgiveness

A Relatable Translation of the Viduy Confession

5 Steps to Letting Go of Resentment

3 Tips for A Great Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur the Power of Granting Forgiveness

 
  Jew or Not Jew
Bella Abzug

Paul Craig

Elissa Slotkin

Dhu Nuwas

Josef Ganz

 
  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
The real history behind Seth Rogen’s ‘An American Pickle’

17% of American Jews attended a virtual prayer service last month, compared to half of Christians

Seth Rogen’s ‘An American Pickle’ is the uplifting Jewish movie we need right now

Joe Lieberman’s son Matt, who’s a Senate candidate in Georgia, is under fire for novel NAACP says contains ‘racist tropes’

Jewish veteran who had Democratic party backing loses Tennessee Senate primary to progressive activist

 
   
       
     
  News & Views – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com
Less Is Not Necessarily More

Israel to Begin Partial reopening of skies on Aug. 16

Ex-Swedish Premier Faces Backlash for Negative Comments on Israeli Aid to Lebanon

American Jewish Groups React to Elliott Abrams as New Special Representative to Iran

Likud Sinking Fast, Lapid, Bennett, Rising in Latest Polls

 
  Washington Jewish Week
Laura Zam takes on sexual healing in ‘The Pleasure Plan’

Initiative provides Montgomery County seniors with free Shabbat meals 

Adin Steinsaltz made the Talmud more accessible

Icelandic Jewish cookies: A dessert with a fascinating story to tell

7 ways to stay connected to Judaism

 
  My Jewish Learning
Telling and Retelling

This Challah Recipe Tastes Just Like Churros

How to Make Tabbouleh in an Instant Pot

Shabbat 157

Shabbat 156

 
           
           
         

           
           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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