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Jewish Voices on Autism

According to the CDC 1% of the world’s population, or about seventy-five million people has an autism spectrum disorder. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, I’ve compiled a list of books featuring Jewish writers and Jewish characters featuring people and characters impacted by autism. This is the fourth installment in my monthly series, celebrating the […]

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[Book Review] Ten Years Gone by Jonathan Dunsky

By Jonathan Dunsky A survivor of the Shoah, Adam Lapid immigrated to Israel, working as a private detective. Tasked with a seemingly hopeless case, Lapid has a soft spot for a mother seeking her missing son. He finds himself attempting to untangle a web of secrets, lies, and deception that could put him in mortal […]

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Books On My Reading List This Week – April 12, 2022

Read Along with Me Well, I am pleased to say I have completed my reading goal for 2022. 75 titles complete in just over three months. Last year, I missed completing 100 books by less than 5 titles. But it looks like I should manage it easily this year. First up on my list this […]

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[Book Review] Choosing Hope: The Heritage of Judaism by David Arnow

By David Arnow Dr. Arnow’s new release explores various sources of Jewish text and tradition that provide the primary sources for seeking hope in an ever changing world. The book considers nine sources including: Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), the Exodus, HaOlam HaBa (the World to Come), Israel, and Jewish Humor, among others. Dr. Arnow […]

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[Book Review] One-Legged Mongoose: Secrets, Legacies, and Coming of Age in 1950s New York by Marc J. Straus

By Marc J. Straus Straus’s memoir opens in 1953 when, at the age of 10, his parents decide to take him out of public school and transfer him to Yeshiva, along with his younger brother. After enduring Anti-Semitism in public school, his community, and the Boy Scouts, Straus finds himself in a caring and nurturing […]

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March 2022 Wrap Up

Welcome to my March Wrap-Up! I am two books away from the finish line on my 2022 reading goal. I’ve had the opportunity to review nine wonderful books this month and have included links to my weekly reading lists as well. You’ll also find my March Short Story and my reading list celebrating Women’s History […]

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Books On My Reading List This Week – April 5, 2022

Read Along with Me I am really looking forward to my reading list this week. I am two books away from completing my reading goal for 2022. Which is wild! The first book on my list is a crime thriller, set in 1949 Tel Aviv. The protagonist is a private detective and survivor of the […]

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[Book Review] Jacobo’s Rainbow by David Hirshberg

By David Hirshberg Set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights movement and the war in Vietnam, Jacobo leaves his home in New Mexico for college where he joins efforts to register Black Americans to vote. But when his work lands him in jail, Jacobo is faced with a choice to be released on condition […]

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[Book Review] The Flip Side of Love by Ashley Amber

By Ashley Amber James Letta is going on tour to promote a new album in the UK. Accompanied by his girlfriend, Spirit, the pair decide to take in the sights between interviews and shows. But something goes awry when Spirit’s magic traps the couple in a loop, reliving the same day. The only way out […]

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Books On My Reading List This Week – March 29, 2022

Read Along with Me I can’t believe I’m saying this but I am five titles away from my reading goal for 2022. And it’s March. How crazy is that?! This week’s list includes two new releases in Jewish literature. The first, One-Legged Mongoose, is a memoir examining life in 1950s New York. The second, Chasing […]

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