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On my last visit to Israel i had purchased a book that fascinated me enough to skip the chit chat with the lady sitting next to me on the flight back to Europe, i had thought the book “I am Jewish … Continue reading

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“Here i am” a book review with Jonathan safran Foer

“There is a Hasidic proverb: “while we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment”       -Jonathan safran Foer “Closeness,’ he said, surveying the congregation. ‘It’s easy to be close, but almost impossible to stay close. Think about friends. Think … Continue reading

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why i do not plan to read “Mein Kampf”

Did Germans buy  “Mein Kampf”  for their loved ones  for christmas  this year? A BBC report findings may reveal this grotesque possibility .. “A new edition of Adolf Hitler’s antisemitic manifesto Mein Kampf has once again become a bestseller in … Continue reading

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choose chosen ones

choose  oh chosen ones ; books with words  who  will shake and move you human like  beyond , not words familiar , similar to the words  you repeat at dawn.  Choose oh,  chosen ones ; books who will shake you  … Continue reading

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Here I am

“When the destruction of Israel commenced ,Isaac Bloch was weighing whether to kill hilmself or move to The Jewish home.He had lived in an apartment  with books touching The ceilings,and rugs thick enough to hide dice;then in a room and … Continue reading

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Watch “The Actual ’73 Giving Tree Movie Spoken By Shel Silverstein” on YouTube

Happy birthday Shel Silverstein writer of “the given tree”! In this beautiful short animation film Shel Silverstein reads the story himself. Notice the giving tree is a “she”!!! A good book to read before going to bed. Though i prefered … Continue reading

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25.9.worth mentioning writers

Born today: 1897:William Faulkner(“The sound and the fury”,”As i lay dying” New Albany,Miss.USA. 1930:Shel Silverstein (“where the sidewalk ends”,”A light in the attic”,”The giving tree”) Chicago,USA. Died: 1970 Erich Maria Remarque -“All quiet on the western front”.72,Locarno,Switzerland. 1940 walter Benjamin,a … Continue reading

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Watch “President Obama awards 2016 Arts and Humanities medals” on YouTube

America is great already. The achievements are beyond wonderful. Most of those honored achievements were through written words; Louis Glück’s poetry, Philip Glass often enigmatic music,who can forget”the hours”sound track? James Macbride a gifted storyteller of the history of African … Continue reading

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The psychology of the piss process

“One the couch”-ofer Grosbard The psychology of the peace process ( published 2003)  Your ideas about pursuing peace in the Middle East are interesting. I salute you for devoting your time, talents, and energy to help bring peace to the … Continue reading

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Iza’s ballad

“Iza’s ballad”by Magda Szabo. Translated from Hungarian. “Up in the castle chamber torches blaze and glow laments resound and echo through the house below. In the middle of the chamber raised high up on her bier a lovely virgin bride … Continue reading

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