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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
With 688 new cases, daily virus rates in Israel hit lowest level since June

25 years after Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated, a reminder

Two killed, several injured in stabbing attack outside Nice church

Yiddish theater group joins virtual play about US falling into authoritarianism

Lebanon reportedly demanding control of 2 Israeli gas fields in maritime talks

Call Your Mother, Episode 48: The Fertility Roller Coaster With Dana Sussman

A Jewish Election Prayer for Those We Have Lost to Covid-19

Jewish Model Emily Ratajkowski Is Expecting Her First Child!

My Survivor Husband Struggles With Cognitive Decline. These Days, He Can’t Stop Watching Holocaust Movies.

Two Years After the Pittsburgh Shooting, This Mom Has an Inspiring Message for American Jews - Homepage
Three dead as woman beheaded in knife attack at French church

Coronavirus cabinet approves plan for opening first, second grades

Children are going back to school: Here is what to expect

Rivlin calls on Israelis to 'fix the rift' at Rabin memorial ceremony

Avi Berkowitz: Annexation is not off the table, just pushed off for now

  Jewish WeekJewish Week
Folksbiene’s Revival of an Anti-Fascist Play Is a ‘Call to Action’

I am a Biracial Jew. Joe Biden Helps Me Feel Genuinely Safe.

Imagining a Post-Pandemic Jewish Community

When Jewish Refugees Were a Problem No One Wanted to Solve

Biden vows to fight anti-Semitism, leaders mark Jewish-Catholic milestone, meet the ‘Jewish Faucis’

  NYT > World > Middle East
Turkish Bank Case Showed Erdogan’s Influence With Trump

Abbas Is Counting on a Trump Loss to Revive Palestinian Fortunes

Arrested, Tortured, Imprisoned: The U.S. Contractors Abandoned in Kuwait

Qatar 'Regrets' Strip-Searches Over Abandoned Baby

Sharks Wash Up on Beaches, Stabbed by Swordfish

How this Texas border rabbi holds a divided synagogue together

50 years of Jewish voting habits, deconstructed

‘None of you should be seen at these protests’: Satmar rabbi denounces Borough Park protests

Trump administration set to allow ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ on passports

Two weeks after Twitter bans Holocaust denial, Twitter’s CEO says it’s still allowed

Menorahs in Montana: Inspiring True Story

Hanukkah and the Secret to Jewish Survival

The Meaning of the Menorah’s Light

A Star Wars Chanukah Music Video

The Rock from Dachau

  Jew or Not Jew
Aya Cash

Simon Kuznets

Daniel Berger

Roger Penrose

Eliphas Levi

  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
‘It’s a call to action’: A Yiddish theater company puts on a Sinclair Lewis play that imagines US falling into authoritarianism

‘None of you should be seen at these protests’: Satmar rabbi denounces Borough Park protests

Meet a New York Orthodox rabbi voting for Biden

Trump administration set to allow ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ on passports, Politico reports

Biden campaign ‘concerned’ about prospective sale of F-35s to the United Arab Emirates

  News & Views – The Jewish Press –
Experts Claim Biden-Leaning Polls Are Faulty, Predict Big Trump Win

IAEA: Iran has Begun Construction of Underground Nuclear Facility

Unexpected: Lebanon Demands Israel’s Existing Offshore Gas Field in Maritime Border Negotiations

Bob Dylan in Unpublished Note: Jews Are Money Lenders and Merchants ‘Cause that’s All that Was Open to Them

90 North Americans Arrive in Israel During Israeli National Immigration Week

  Washington Jewish Week
B’nai Tzedek’s preschool navigates the pandemic

Chevy Chase man receives kettle stolen by Nazis from his grandparents

Best of Jewish Washington

Nearly half of Americans don’t know what the phrase ‘anti-Semitism’ means

Adele Buckhantz

  My Jewish Learning
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