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eWeek: E-Readers Like Kindle are Destroying the Publishing Industry

In a dramatic article, eWeek declares that e-readers like Kindle and Nook are destroying the publishing industry. They make a good case. Even so, the transition will take more time than they imagine. Many people will be slow to abandon their paper books. Here is what eWeek says in, “Kindle, Nook, Other E-Readers Wrecking Publishing [...]

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Bar and Bat Mitzvah Gift Giving Ideas

Like birthdays and other celebrations, a Bar ot Bat Mitzvah is an occasion to give gifts. Religious books, gift certificates or money are some of the most common gifts given to the celebrant.  Choose gifts that are appropriate for a 13 year old boy or a 12 year old girl. Giving money to the celebrant as a [...]

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Mothers Day 2010 - What to get your Jewish Mom?

It’s that time of year again - Mother’s Day! You didn’t forget, RIGHT? You’re going to take her out for a nice brunch, RIGHT? You’re going to *at least* get her something special, RIGHT? Ah your Jewish mom - the one who raised you, cared for you, made sure you were fed, educated, and ready [...]

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More Passover Memories

The other day I blogged about celebrating Passover on my great aunt’s dairy farm outside of Baltimore. I sent the link to my aunt and uncle (on the other side of the family). They read the latest books on their Kindle and have digitized all their old LPs, but it didn’t occur to my 80-year-old [...]

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A Handbook for the Jewish Home

Rabbi Alfred J. Kolatch, celebrated author of The Jewish Books of Why, has helped a generation understand the reasons behind Jewish law, custom, and ritual. Now, in A Handbook for the Jewish Home, he provides us with a practical guide that explains precisely and concisely how to conduct ourselves both in our homes and when [...]

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The Dynamics of American Jewish History: Jacob Rader Marcus’s Essays on American Jewry

Jacob Rader Marcus, Gary Phillip Zola (editor) Publisher: Brandeis University Press Sheds light on how Jacob Rader Marcus—one of the twentieth century’s most influential American Jewish historians—conceptualized his understanding of the American Jewish experience. Jacob Rader Marcus (1896–1995), scholar, professor, and rabbi, was called the Dean of American Jewish historians by students and colleagues alike. [...]

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