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Spin: A Novel Based on a (Mostly) True Story by Peter Zheutlin

Ride away on a ’round-the-world adventure of a lifetime—with only a change of clothes and a pearl-handled revolver—in this trascendent novel inspired…

Spin: A Novel Based on a (Mostly) True Story by Peter Zheutlin

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Cousins’ Club by Warren Alexander

When the matriarch of the least successful Jewish family in America gets tired of their misfortune, she consults mystical texts for help. Determined …

Cousins’ Club by Warren Alexander

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Eva and Eve: A Search for My Mother’s Lost Childhood and What a War Left Behind by Julie Metz

The author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Perfection returns with an unforgettable account of her late mother’s childhood in Nazi-occupied …

Eva and Eve: A Search for My Mother’s Lost Childhood and What a War Left Behind by Julie Metz

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The 83 books posted on JewishBookWorld.org in May 2021

Here is the list of the 83books that I posted on JewishBookWorld.org in April 2021. The image above contains some of the covers. The bold links take …

The 83 books posted on JewishBookWorld.org in May 2021

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A Land Like You by Tobie Nathan

Trans­la­tor: Joyce Zonana Cairo 1925, Haret al-Yahud, the old Jewish Quarter. Esther, a beautiful young woman believed to be possessed by demons, …

A Land Like You by Tobie Nathan

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If Anyone Calls, Tell Them I Died by Emanuel Rosen

The Holocaust and its aftermath were not often discussed in families of second-generation survivors. In Tel Aviv of the 1960s, Emanuel Rosen grew up …

If Anyone Calls, Tell Them I Died by Emanuel Rosen

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The Plum Trees by Vic­to­ria Shorr

Consie is home for a funeral when she stumbles upon a family letter sent from Germany in 1945, which contains staggering news: Consie’s great-uncle …

The Plum Trees by Vic­to­ria Shorr

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The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902: Immi­grant House­wives and the Riots that Shook New York City by Scott D. Seligman

In the wee hours of May 15, 1902, three thousand Jewish women quietly took up positions on the streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Convinced by …

The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902: Immi­grant House­wives and the Riots that Shook New York City by Scott D. Seligman

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Not a review but…we have a right to our own land

Currently attempting to finish The Tattooist of Auschwitz before the library Lon expires for probably the 5th time.

I don’t know what I can offer review wise because it seems to me this book is getting a ton of well deserved press from oodles of other people. It’s a wonderful piece of literature and history and nothing I could offer would be profound or new or more meaningful than anything that hasn’t been already said.

What it does remind me while reading it now in conjunction with so much anti-Israel feeling in the world is that this ANTI is not new. Within living memory of some of us, more than 6 million of us were brutally murdered, not counting over a million Roma, disabled, members of LGBT community and anyone else the Nazi regime deemed unhuman. Do I agree with all of the political policies in Israel? NO. But my people deserve our own place under the sun. And not because we were murdered but because it is our historical homeland. Quit denying it under the guise of supporting Palestine. It always boils down to hating the Jews. If you are anti Zionist, you don’t believe Jews have a right to their own land. It’s the same damned argument of the last 2 millennia. You don’t want us in your land and yet you deny us the right to our own history as well. I didn’t realize we sprung out of ether after all.

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Not a review but…

Currently attempting to finish The Tattooist of Auschwitz before the library Lon expires for probably the 5th time.

I don’t know what I can offer review wise because it seems to me this book is getting a ton of well deserved press from oodles of other people. It’s a wonderful piece of literature and history and nothing I could offer would be profound or new or more meaningful than anything that hasn’t been already said.

What it does remind me while reading it now in conjunction with so much anti-Israel feeling in the world is that this ANTI is not new. Within living memory of some of us, more than 6 million of us were brutally murdered, not counting over a million Roma, disabled, members of LGBT community and anyone else the Nazi regime deemed unhuman. Do I agree with all of the political policies in Israel? NO. But my people deserve our own place under the sun. And not because we were murdered but because it is our historical homeland. Quit denying it under the guise of supporting Palestine. It always boils down to hating the Jews. If you are anti Zionist, you don’t believe Jews have a right to their own land. It’s the same damned argument of the last 2 millennia. You don’t want us in your land and yet you deny us the right to our own history as well. I didn’t realize we sprung out of ether after all.

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