Posts Tagged ‘books’

Jewish Lives Book Series

Jewish Lives is a major series of interpretive biographies of prominent Jews from antiquity to the present published by Yale University Press. I’m currently immersed in Peggy Guggenheim: The Shock of the Modern by Francine Prose and can’t wait to read more titles in this terrific collection. Jewish Lives highlights Jews who have impacted our…

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The Best Kept Secret in Fashion

The Israel Museum’s costume collection is the best-kept secret in fashion. I spent a glorious day at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem last summer. Their costume collection is so fantastic it could be a separate museum all of its own.

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Our Summer of Graphic Novels

I look forward to summer reading all year long. I usually have some sort of plan—first I tackle a big non-fiction book I’ve been waiting to read all year. Then I’ll read some light breezy fiction followed by some kind of meaty, intense novel. But this summer my stack of reading has been pushed aside…

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Oma and Bella and Florence and Me

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I know it’s Mother’s Day but I’m thinking about grandmothers.  Actually, I’ve been thinking about grandmothers for the past couple of weeks.  Last week I wrote about Oma and Bella — two holocaust survivors who recreated all the dishes their mothers and grandmothers made for them as children from memory. Oma’s granddaughter, Alexa Karolinski, made a film about them as they cooked and told stories about their lives. She…

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Loving My Jewish Cookbooks

I’m devoted to my Jewish cookbooks. Take my Joy of Cooking, my Barefoot Contessa, my Moosewood, all my Martha’s and Jamie’s and Nigella’s and even my Julia’s.  But please don’t ever take away my Jewish cookbooks.  My life has changed throughout the years. I went from being single to married to a family of four. We moved from East…

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The Comic Book Shop

I have a confession to make. I often take my kids to our local comic book shop under the pretense that I want to buy them comics.
But it’s really me who wants to buy them. You see, I have a thing for graphic novels.

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