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Awesome Multicultural Jewish Children’s Books | PJ Library

A book list for Multicultural Children’s Book Day.
— Read on pjlibrary.org/beyond-books/pjblog/january-2017/multicultural-jewish-childrens-books

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What’s Going On In Your Child’s Brain When You Read Them A Story? | MindShift | KQED News

There are many ways young children encounter stories. A new study finds a “Goldilocks effect,” where a cartoon may be “too hot” and audiobooks “too cold” f
— Read on www.kqed.org/mindshift/51281/whats-going-on-in-your-childs-brain-when-you-read-them-a-story

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Welcome back me!

Hey all!

Gosh, how long has it been? Let’s just say the last year plus has been full of change: home change, job change, daycare change for my little and just all around different stuff. So I do apologize for not being around but I’m hopeful I can change that in 2020. I’ve been reading on and off but it’s hard to get back on a genre here when you’ve been mentally rather scattered when it comes to reading. Interestingly enough in the last year especially I’ve been very much mood reading, meaning for some time I’ll stick with a specific genre (let’s say history only or books with no heartbreaking subjects) and all the other books linger…..as I try and try and try to focus. Is it getting older? Is it having a toddler? I don’t know. All I know is I’m changing, but dang it, I am not leaving this blog behind!

In the meantime, here’s me and my TWO year old, lord where has it gone?

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Kate Middleton Took Incredible Photos of Holocaust Survivors and Their Grandchildren – Kveller

Kate Middleton Took Incredible Photos of Holocaust Survivors and Their Grandchildren – Kveller
— Read on www.kveller.com/kate-middleton-took-incredible-photos-of-holocaust-survivors-and-their-grandchildren/

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Never Again Will I Visit Auschwitz – Tablet Magazine

Never Again Will I Visit Auschwitz – Tablet Magazine
— Read on www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/297164/never-again-will-i-visit-auschwitz

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Auschwitz Cannot Be Only Pillar In Holocaust Memory – The Forward

American Jews need to fund and support projects that help tell the stories of Jews who were killed by gunshot in the East.
— Read on forward.com/opinion/425672/not-all-jews-were-killed-in-concentration-camps-during-the-holocaust-we/

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In the 2010s, Jewish children’s books diversified but emphasized classic values – J.

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

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Troye Sivan Helped Me Get Engaged. Then Came a Nightmare at Rabbinical School. – Alma

Troye Sivan Helped Me Get Engaged. Then Came a Nightmare at Rabbinical School. – Alma
— Read on www.heyalma.com/troye-sivan-helped-me-get-engaged-then-came-a-nightmare-at-rabbinical-school/

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Basically how I feel about anti Semitic hatred

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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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