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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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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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Aharon Appelfeld, a Memory – Tablet Magazine

Aharon Appelfeld, a Memory – Tablet Magazine
— Read on www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/277171/aharon-appelfeld-a-memory

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The Best Jewish Children’s Books of 2018 – Tablet Magazine

From biblical tales to Holocaust stories, these stories make perfect Hanukkah gifts—with a dash of magic and a bit of jazz
— Read on www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/275577/best-jewish-childrens-books-2018

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Is Frankenstein’s Monster the Golem’s Son? – Tablet Magazine

Is Frankenstein’s Monster the Golem’s Son? – Tablet Magazine
— Read on www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/273792/is-frankensteins-monster-the-golems-son

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Excerpt: Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman (1960) | My Jewish Learning

Excerpt: Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman (1960) | My Jewish Learning
— Read on www.myjewishlearning.com/article/life-and-fate-inside/

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www.jewishbookcouncil.org/book/the-sisters-of-the-winter-wood

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Three solid additions to your end-of-summer reading list – J.

The Jewish News of Northern California
— Read on www.jweekly.com/

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Keith Gessen’s ‘A Terrible Country’ Is Pretty Great – Tablet Magazine

Keith Gessen’s ‘A Terrible Country’ Is Pretty Great – Tablet Magazine
— Read on www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/266681/keith-gessen-terrible-country

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10 Great Introduction-to-Judaism Books | My Jewish Learning

10 Great Introduction-to-Judaism Books | My Jewish Learning
— Read on www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-10-best-introduction-to-judaism-books/

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