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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
Israeli windsurfers win gold, two silvers at European Championships

Israeli missions, Jews around world said on alert after hit on Iran nuke chief

New virus infections top 1,000 for 3rd straight day; outbreak at Dead Sea hotel

Likud minister: Assassination of nuclear scientist ‘really embarrassed’ Iran

Iranians burn Israel and US flags, Trump and Biden photos after scientist killed

Meghan Trainor and Jewish Husband Daryl Sabara Are Having a Baby

Finally, a Children’s Book That Embraces Jewish Conversion

18 Affordable Hanukkah Presents for Everyone on Your List

Meghan Markle Gets Real About the Losses Moms Share and We Feel So Seen

‘Kissing Jessica Stein’ Is the Pioneering Jewish Lesbian Rom-Com That Will Lift Your Spirits - Homepage
Rouhani: Iran will retaliate for killing of nuclear scientist

Was Iran’s Fakhrizadeh an Oppenheimer or a Soleimani?

Palestinian terror groups condemn killing of Iranian scientist

EU condemns assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist, calls for 'calm'

Yair Netanyahu compares Black Flag protestors to ISIS

  Jewish WeekJewish Week
Parshat Vayetze There’s No Place Like Home

Supreme Court blocks Covid shul restrictions • David Dinkins’ Jewish legacy in full • James Wolfensohn dies

Supreme Court Strikes Down New York’s Covid Restrictions on Synagogues

Three Ways Israel May Just Be a Miracle

‘Tis the Season to Be Wary

  NYT > World > Middle East
Israel’s Pick to Head Holocaust Memorial Stirs International Uproar

Assassination Threatens Fate of Iran Nuclear Deal

As Iran Threatens Payback After Assassination, Germany Urges Restraint

Gunmen Assassinate Iran’s Top Nuclear Scientist in Ambush, Provoking New Crisis

Iran's Top Nuclear Scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Assassinated: Live Updates

Go ahead, call it a cult: I’m grateful for my Peloton

What brings us closer to Andre Gregory is what keeps us apart

Why the striking down of Cuomo’s rules on synagogue services signals a new era on the Supreme Court

Supreme Court strikes down New York’s COVID restrictions on synagogues

Jews died on Mayor Dinkins’ watch. Here’s why the Forward endorsed him anyway.

Hanukkah: What, How and Why

Best Hanukkah Songs - Traditional Chanukah Songs with Lyrics

Hanukkah Potato Latkes Recipes

Menorahs in Montana: Inspiring True Story

Hanukkah and the Secret to Jewish Survival

  Jew or Not Jew
Herbert Hauptman

Jason Blum

Deni Avdija

Gene Hackman

Paul Winchell

  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Martin Scorsese’s ‘Casino’ is 25 years old. Here’s a primer on its Jewish protagonist and Hollywood’s other Jewish gangsters.

Assassins kill scientist believed to be the father of Iran’s nuclear weapons program

Emirati royal in talks on buying Jerusalem’s Beitar soccer club

Woman threatens rabbi with a knife on street in Vienna, steals his kippah

Supreme Court strikes down New York’s COVID restrictions on synagogues

  News & Views – The Jewish Press –
Alexa Accused of Being an Anti-Semite – Siri a Rabid Anti-Zionist

EMT/Magician Saves a Boy’s Life at Own Magic Show

Iran Vows Retaliation Against Israel, US, for Nuclear Chief’s Elimination, Parliament Demands Ending IAEA Inspections

Israeli Intelligence Minister: Iran Acting to Influence Israeli Public Opinion

As Yamina and Likud Dominate Polls, One Observer Sees Scenario for Bennett’s Capturing PM’s Post

  Washington Jewish Week
Ante up with Jennie Schwartz

For her new record, D.C.-born Shira Kobren looked for what was missing from Jewish music

5 Chanukah food hacks to make your holiday dinner easy and delicious

Temple Beth Ami advocates for South Lake Elementary

You Should Know… Thia Steinhardt

  My Jewish Learning
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