Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Finkler Question, Howard Jacobson

The Finkler Question is not an easy book to read. In subtle and not so subtle ways, it exposes the underbelly of every anti-Semitic stereotype and incident, on G-d’s earth. At times I felt as if I was looking at … Continue reading

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Buglette, Bethany Murguia

From the first page, I could not stop smiling. This is simply a delightful book that will charm everyone who reads it. From the humorous way the little bug is presented to the vibrant illustrations, there is nothing to detract … Continue reading

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The Greatest Pretender Of All

I didn’t sleep that well last night. Israel was on my mind. Being of the Jewish faith, the survival of my people is a recurrent thought: with the varied crises continually breaking out in the Middle East, with heads of … Continue reading

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If He Isn’t a Friend, Then He Is An Enemy!

Today will go down in history as a very sad one for Israel and the Jews. They finally will have to realize that the man in the White House is not their friend. A CNN reporter said when George Bush … Continue reading

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Zeitoun, Dave Eggers

When I first heard of the book called Zeitoun, and looked it up, I thought it was a story about one man’s survival during the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina. It takes place largely in New Orleans, during 2005, when Hurricane … Continue reading

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Devil’s Corner, Lisa Scottoline

I listened to the audio version of this book which had only about 6 hours of dialogue. Most of the characters are men, although the main character is a woman. The reader was a woman who did not do different … Continue reading

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Noah Barleywater Runs Away, John Boyne

The book is described as a fairy tale. In the end, you will realize that the story is the sensitively, retold tale of a wonderful, imaginary character. It is told with subtle humor and simple truths and the conclusion will … Continue reading

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