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Book Review – Destiny by Design: Leah’s Journey

By Mirta Ines Trupp Destiny by Design: Leah’s Journey is set in Imperial Russia, in the late 19th Century. Leah Abramovitz is the youngest of twelve children, coming of age in Odessa. Her upper class merchant family is suddenly faced with a challenging political climate which threatens their livelihood. Despite her opposition to the decision, […]

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Book Review: The Meyersons of Meryton

By Mirta Ines Trupp This variation on Pride and Prejudice revisits the Bennet family as they welcome new neighbors to Meryton. Rabbi Meyerson and his family are received at Longbourn on their arrival from London as Rabbi Meyerson is to serve the Hebrew congregation of Meryton. But other business calls the Rabbi away to Brighton, […]

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Book Review: It All Started Down at the Stewarts

By Joe Medler Frank is a retiree who regularly meets a group of friends for coffee. A chance to get out of the house and keep up with friends. Frank becomes suspicious when his friend Dale announces one day that his wife Doris has passed away. Frank decides his friend’s behavior doesn’t see quite right […]

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Book Review Adhaat Asao’s Liege

By Afroz Alam Lord Vishnu, protector of the world, is gathering Avatars to help humanity. This is my first work by this author and I really enjoyed it. The language is wonderfully descriptive. I really liked the very vivid imagery. In a world with dragons, dwarfs, and avatars, I found parallels to Game of Thrones […]

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Book Review #ShidduchCrisis

By Penina Shtauber Shidduch dating is an Orthodox Jewish form of dating where singles are matched for the purpose of finding a spouse. It is an intense form of dating that occurs over a short period of time. #ShidduchCrisis is a collection of short stories told from the perspective of young Jewish singles in the […]

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Book Review: Cells

By Julia Cowan Jim is a troubled teen from a difficult background having grown up without a proper role model. He finds himself on the wrong side of the law after breaking into a house one night. But his attempted petty crime is going to change his life in ways he couldn’t possibly imagine. David […]

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Book Review: Scottish Alliance

By Jennifer Sheppard Lara McLeish is a New York based vampire hunter, in a werewolf clan when her boss sends her off to Scotland to assist with forming a new alliance. In this offering, Jennifer Sheppard presents the first three chapters of what is shaping up to be a captivating read for anyone who enjoys […]

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Book Review: Hannah’s War

By Jan Eliasberg Dr. Hannah Weiss is a Jewish scientist, working in Berlin, in 1938, working on one of the most important scientific discoveries of the time. Splitting the atom. Already fighting an uphill battle of being a woman in a man’s world, she faces even greater challenges as a Jewish scientist living under the […]

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Book Review – Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots

By Deborah Feldman Deborah Feldman grew up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in the Samtar sect of Hasidic Judaism, a highly secretive ultra-orthodox community. Deborah was raised by her grandparents after her parents’ marriage failed and her mother left the community. In her memoir, Ms Feldman tells her story of her upbringing in this very restrictive, conservative […]

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Book Review: Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey

By Countess Fiona Carnarvon If you’re a fan of the PBS series, Downton Abbey then you’re likely familiar with the show’s setting, Highclere Castle. This book, one of two written by the current Countess of Carnarvon, gives the reader a look into the real history of Highclere Castle. This book focuses mainly on the 1920s […]

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