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[Book Review] URGE to ROME: My Quest to Become Sexy, Sultry & Migraine-Free by Kyra Robinov

By Kyra Robinov When her husband’s work in food opens up the opportunity for their family to spend a year living abroad, they make the decision to spend a year in Rome. Kyra Robinov’s latest memoir recounts their year of new experiences, challenges, and personal growth as she and her husband, along with their two […]

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Books On My Reading List This Week

Read Along With Me This week, I’m continuing my focus on Jewish literature. I’m still working my way through Elie Wiesel’s Night Trilogy. I should be finishing Dawn this week and moving on to Day. The second book on my list is from my Want to Read list on Goodreads. I add recommendations, titles I […]

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Books On My Reading List This Week

Read Along With Me This week, I’m continuing my focus on Jewish literature. I’m still working my way through Elie Wiesel’s Night Trilogy. I wish I would have picked this back up sooner. Wiesel’s writing is absolutely brilliant. The second book on my list is a new release from Kyra Robinov, URGE to ROME: My […]

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[Book Review] A Contrary Journey with Velvel Zbarzher, Bard by Jill Culiner

By Jill Culiner In her latest work, Jill Culiner takes her reader on a journey through 19th century eastern Europe as she searches for a rebel and contrarian, Velvel Zbarzher. Zbarzher spoke in favor of Jewish Enlightenment at a time when communities were ruled by the Hasidic rebbes and Jewish law controlled all aspects of […]

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Books On My Reading List This Week

Read Along With Me This week, I’m focusing on Jewish literature. I hope you’ll read along with me as I visit some contemporary classic Jewish literature and a newly published work by historian and artist, Jill Culiner. The first work on my list is I and Thou by Martin Buber. Regarded as a classic text, […]

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[Book Review] The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

By Sarah Penner Nella is an apothecary in 18th century London like her mother before her. But when a lover’s deception brings tragedy to her doorstep, Nella begins dispensing tinctures, powders, and the like to women desperate to be free of men in their lives. Each customer, and her intended victim, is recorded in the […]

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Books On My Reading List This Week

Read Along With Me Over the weekend, I made a trip to my local library, in search of some new reading material. I find it incredibly relaxing to wander among the shelves, browsing the spines until something jumps out at me. On a recent trip, I discovered a biography on Charlotte Bronte, a favorite of […]

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[Book Review] Under His Spell by Luv Lubker

By Luv Lubker Book one in The Rival Court series, Under His Spell is a historical romance novel following the love story of Prince Fritz of Prussia and Princess Vicky, eldest daughter of Queen Victoria. The young couple aspires to unite Germany into a peaceful kingdom but Fritz’s uncle Karl has other aspirations. This story […]

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An Interview with Author Rose Ross

Rose Ross was the first child born in the Neustadt, Germany displaced persons camp (1946). “Growing up in the Bronx, the only child of Holocaust survivors, affected me deeply, filling up my mind and the very air I breathed, ” says Ross. “Their story, and the stories of other survivors, and the second generation of […]

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[Book Review] Celestial Persuasion by Mirta Ines Trupp

By Mirta Ines Trupp Abigail Issacs is a gifted astronomer. But the loss of her father places her in a perilious situation that requries help from her brother, who has been away at sea. When she receives a tragic reply, Abigail finds herself in the charge of Lieutenant Raphael Gabay and pursuing a different ambition […]

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