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Books On My Reading List This Week

Read Along with Me Another week, another exciting list of books to enjoy. I’ve been getting some great book mail from publicist Stuart Schnee. What could be better than new books arriving in your mailbox? That was the source of two of the books on my list this week. The first book on my list […]

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[Book Review] Chicken Dreaming Corn by Roy Hoffman

By Roy Hoffman Set in turn of the century Mobile, Alabama, Morris Kleinman is a shop owner living among a tapestry of immigrants from across Europe and South America as well as people of color. Kleinman and his wife raise their family in the living quarters above their storefront while contending with war, the Great […]

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[Book Review] Rebel Daughter by Lori Banov Kaufmann

By Lori Banov Kaufmann Esther is the daughter of a priest in first century Jerusalem. Her beloved city is occupied by Romans and tensions are increasing. Tensions are increasing between Esther and her family, as she comes of age and enters the marriage market. Esther finds herself less than impressed with the silversmith her parents […]

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November 2021 Wrap Up

Welcome to my November Wrap-Up! I’ve exceeded my 2021 Goodreads reading goal and discovered some wonderful new authors. If you’ve missed any of my weekly reading lists or reviews, here is your chance to catch up. It has been a fantastic month of books. I’ve enjoyed some of the best books of the year this […]

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Books On My Reading List This Week

Read Along with Me And just like that, November is coming to an end. I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday and the start to the winter holiday shopping season. And of course, Happy third night of Hanukkah! I spent some time this past weekend, doing some reorganizing in my study, grouping my unread books […]

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[Book Review] Devil’s Ivy by Gal Rodnitsky

By Gal Rodnitsky Devil’s Ivy focuses on a middle-aged Israeli, Amy, who is seeking a new direction in her life after suffering a break-up. She decides to seek guidance in a therapy group led by Yigal. Amy encounters five other participants trying to find their way back to the world after significant relationships in their […]

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Books On My Reading List This Week

Read Along with Me Happy Thanksgiving week! I hope you will be enjoying a return to in-person gatherings with family and friends to start off the holiday season. I am looking forward to enjoying four books this week: one hardcover and three audio books. The hardcover was on a previous reading list a couple of […]

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A Reading List for Jewish Conversion

The Choice to Convert The choice to convert to Judaism is a deeply personal one. Whether you’re exploring this path because of a personal calling or a desire to share a faith with someone you love, it is ultimately a path you will walk alone. When I made the decision, myself, three years ago, I […]

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Books On My Reading List This Week

Read Along with Me Another week, another reading list! I’m still enjoying the company of audio books during the day, while working at my 9 to 5. They’re a refreshing change from playlists on Spotify or leaving a familiar series to stream, just for the noise. I prefer the sense of accomplishment when I complete […]

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[Book Review] Hidden Heroes: One Woman’s Story of Resistance and Rescue in the Soviet Union by Pamela Braun Cohen

By Pamela Braun Cohen A fascinating, detailed account of the grassroots movement seeking to assist Russian Jews to escape the former Soviet Union (USSR) over the course of three decades. The movement also sought to ensure freedoms for Jews remaining in the former USSR to maintain their Jewish identity. Pamela Braun Cohen worked tirelessly to […]

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