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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.


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Israel Adventure

  The Times of Israel
Despite acquittal, exiled Turkish author fears for her life if she returns home

Mass prayer held at Western Wall amid coronavirus crisis

Supreme Court chief orders inquiry into judge who mocked Berland

In sign of thaw, Netanyahu says Israeli flight crosses Sudan skies

Third Israeli contracts coronavirus on cruise ship off Japan

This Jewish Mom Who Lost Her Child in Parkland Is Making Our Schools Safer

After a Difficult Year I Danced Away My Depression

Mayim Bialik Is Smashing As a ‘Lego Masters’ Guest Judge

My Journey With Secondary Infertility

Judy Blume Helped Chelsea Handler Embrace Being Jewish - Homepage
Three Israelis on ‘Diamond Princess’ cruise ship contract coronavirus

Hundreds pray at Kotel for end to coronavirus

Israeli tech may help drastically reduce coronavirus diagnostic time

Israeli firm ready to assist coronavirus victims with novel drug

Lapid to ‘Post’: If Democrat wins, Netanyahu-led Israel in ‘deep trouble’

  Jewish WeekJewish Week
A Disappearing Act Not to Follow

This JDAIM, We must Remove ALL of the Stumbling Blocks

The Threat to American Democracy

A little love

Recipe: Moshe’s Turmeric Chicken

  NYT > World > Middle East
Israel Accuses Hamas of ‘Catfishing’ Soldiers to Plant Malware

Highly Secretive Iranian Rebels Are Holed Up in Albania. They Gave Us a Tour.

From Dubai to Mars, With Stops in Colorado and Japan

Manchester City Vows to Fight, Because Losing Is Unthinkable

Russians Pressure U.S. Forces in Northeast Syria

At 99, a survivor tells his daring tale of heroism

The RBG exhibit was daunting, not inspiring — until I did some soul-searching

Teenage Orthodox pingpong phenom may have to skip Olympics because trials are on Shabbat

Poland’s Jewish Museum director is stepping aside — why now?

Conservative movement apologizes for list of innovative rabbis that featured only men

Standing Up to Jew-Hatred by Unmasking our Jewish Identity

Purim: How to Live a Happy and Meaningful Life

What Are You Doing to Confront Anti-Semitism?

The Death of Stalin: The Untold Purim Story

Purim Animated

  Jew or Not Jew
William Loeb III

Alan Jay Lerner


Damon Lindelof

Joe Goldberg

  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Hundreds of Israeli soldiers taken in by Hamas social media scheme featuring fake young women

US ambassador to Israel leads newly named committee mapping out West Bank settlements for Israeli rule

Gilad Shalit, Israeli soldier freed after 5 years of Hamas captivity, is engaged

Pro-Israel political action committee takes heat for anti-Bernie Sanders ads

Diego Schwartzman fights off injury to win longest match in Buenos Aires tennis tournament’s history

  News & Views – The Jewish Press –
Report: Iran Allegedly Threatens to Destroy Tomb of Esther and Mordechai

Derech Avot Does Efrat Proud

WATCH: Praying for China at the Kotel 以色列人民为中国人民祈祷

Tzfat Chief Rabbi Leads Prayer at the Kotel for China’s Coronavirus Victims

Rivlin Leads Israeli Initiative Against Bullying on Social Media

  Washington Jewish Week
Furor in Frederick after Nazi flag spotted hanging in high school

Two years later, Jews in Parkland say they still don’t feel secure

Montgomery County Public Schools issues anti-bias guidelines

Milton Jewish Day School hires new head of school

They fall in love. It doesn’t end well.

  My Jewish Learning
Berakhot 45

Berakhot 44

Berakhot 43

Berakhot 42

The Jewish History of America’s Most Famous Ice Cream











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