Tablet Magazine’s 100 Most Jewish Foods List

From babka to bacon and beyond, explore Judaism’s diverse culinary history with Tablet Magazine’s 100 Most Jewish Foods list.
— Read on 100jewishfoods.tabletmag.com/

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Make Superman Jewish Again – Tablet Magazine

Mazal tov to Brian Michael Bendis: The esteemed comic book writer has recently jumped ship from Marvel to DC, and, later this year, will give new life to the publisher’s most iconic hero, Superman.

“I’m a little Jewish boy from Cleveland,
— Read on www.tabletmag.com/scroll/255771/make-superman-jewish-again

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There’s No Such Thing As ‘Half-Jewish.’ Just ‘Jewish.’ – The Forward by Alyssa Pinsker

https://rabbijohnrosove.wordpress.com/2018/02/08/theres-no-such-thing-as-half-jewish-just-jewish-the-forward-by-alyssa-pinsker/

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A Comic Novel About Nuclear Anxiety, Betamax, and Bar Mitzvah – Tablet Magazine

A Comic Novel About Nuclear Anxiety, Betamax, and Bar Mitzvah – Tablet Magazine

http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/254832/a-comic-novel-about-nuclear-anxiety-betamax-and-bar-mitzvah

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Mazal Tov to a New Jewish Book Award – Tablet Magazine

Mazal Tov to a New Jewish Book Award – Tablet Magazine

http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/254651/mazal-tov-to-a-new-jewish-book-award?utm_source=tabletmagazinelist&utm_campaign=21a2a35a73-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_02_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c308bf8edb-21a2a35a73-207659821

I read the book gifted to me by my father-in-law during the few free moments when Raphael was occupied, sleeping or someone else was helping out. I’ve always been a fan of multi time period narration so this book appealed to me from the beginning. Sadly I don’t have the time to review it for the blog (gotta wait for the baby to get older) but I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in Jewish communities in 17th century and the religious schisms/messianic movements taking place at the same time.

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Jewcy.com | ‘Tzadeikis’: An Intimate and Fantastical Look at the Hasidic World

Jewcy.com | ‘Tzadeikis’: An Intimate and Fantastical Look at the Hasidic World

http://jewcy.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/tzadeikis-intimate-fantastical-look-hasidic-world?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=Feb2018

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My Father, the Everyman of Holocaust Survivors – Tablet Magazine

My Father, the Everyman of Holocaust Survivors – Tablet Magazine

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/186163/everyman-of-survivors?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=post&utm_term=my+father+the+everyman+of+holocaust+survivors&utm_content=jan2018

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A Tale of Two Writers: Chava Rosenfarb and Zenia Larsson – Tablet Magazine

A Tale of Two Writers: Chava Rosenfarb and Zenia Larsson – Tablet Magazine

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/253817/chava-and-zenia

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Finally, an Age-appropriate Holocaust Movie for Kids: ‘The Number on My Great-Grandpa’s Arm’ – Tablet Magazine

Finally, an Age-appropriate Holocaust Movie for Kids: ‘The Number on My Great-Grandpa’s Arm’ – Tablet Magazine

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/253687/holocaust-movie-for-young-viewers?utm_source=tabletmagazinelist&utm_campaign=416199df28-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_25&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c308bf8edb-416199df28-207659821

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Life changes

It’s been a rather quiet last few months for me on this blog, no? There were some things happening in my life that I didn’t want to publicize online both because I was asked not to and because I didn’t think it needed to be out there yet. I promise you I’ve been reading. Probably not as much on the blog topics but definitely enough to prepare my mind for what was happening. While my own life was changing, the outside world’s view of the Jewish people has been getting harsher and now I find myself with the idea that it’s even more important to showcase the beauty and variety of Jewish books. We as a people have so much to offer in stories, learning and experiences. And we are proud to do so. And myself right along with that especially now.

So what is this thing I keep referring to that has kept me away from the blog for the last months? Well……here is my reason. At the end of November, my husband and I had our first baby: an adorable little dude, Raphael. I was pretty preoccupied with the pregnancy for most of the year and then once the baby actually came, the postpartum has proved very physically challenging for myself in many ways, never mind the actual child taking care of bit. If you want to see a photo of my little guy, message me and I’ll share. I was about to post a photo of him online but decided that was probably not the smartest idea right now.

My reading freedom has been certainly very hampered but I will be hopefully able to get into some kind of routine again before too long as having a little one definitely offers me a new chance to read to him. There are many lovely children’s books out there that we had been gifted and many lovely Jewish children’s books I can’t wait to read to my little boy. My blogging will continue to be somewhat sporadic until Raphi gets older but I am not going anywhere just yet.

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