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BY Lynne Stern Elkes
June 13, 2013

Gila Green Now Or Never Publishing 2013, 237 pages Imagine an Israel in the not-so-distant future — post-traumatic religious civil war resulting in two states: Shalem, an observant land ruled by halacha, and Israel, a secular land complete with kibbutzniks. Both are still at the mercy of hostile nations in their region. This is the CONTINUE »

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BY Rebecca Kanner
June 13, 2013

“Sinners and the Sea” Howard Books, 2013; 352 pages   If one of Rebecca Kanner’s goals in “Sinners and the Sea” was to paint a vivid picture of the depravity that made up antediluvian society, she succeeded. Using the unnamed and scorned wife of Noah as first-person narrator, Kanner creates a society virtually lacking in CONTINUE »

By Ann Kirschner Harper 2013, 304 pages
BY Rebecca Schuman
May 31, 2013

The heavy step of metal-soled boots kicking up early morning dust, the gleaming mouth of a silver gun, the swift flick of the wrist followed by a deafening bang and the hurried swish . . . of skirts? OK, let’s be honest here and agree that most people don’t associate the Wild West with women.  CONTINUE »

by Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal Ecco 2012: hardcover, 400 pages
BY Yitzchak Jaffe
January 18, 2013

It took me a while to get into this book. At first, its structure confused and bothered me. It was completely non-linear and seemed to be more speculation than fact; and I really have no interest in reading about what some people think Mossad may or may not have done. But before I knew it, CONTINUE »

BY Michael Kinstlinger
January 11, 2013

When news recently broke about Stuxnet, the intriguing and seemingly harmless computer virus that was slowly derailing Iranian’s nuclear enrichment plans, it didn’t take long for even the most civilian of viewers to solve the puzzle of its origin: Israel. Dating back to before its founding, Israel’s covert (and often overt) activities have both shocked CONTINUE »