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BY John Starrels
August 14, 2014

By Terry Fred Horowitz Rowman & Littlefield, 412 pages Terry Fred Horowitz has written one of the most riveting and entertaining books of an unsung giant of American journalism, Robert St. John. For more than half a century, St. John traveled the world in search of breaking news long before the onset of 24-hour news CONTINUE »

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BY Esther Apt
August 7, 2014

By Amy Webb Dulton Adult 2013, 304 pages In the age of online dating, this book takes a new look at an issue that millions of daters generally leave up to fate. Sick and tired of hearing things like “ true love will find you”  and “ stop being so picky,”  digital strategist and author CONTINUE »

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BY Joshua Runyan
July 31, 2014

By Joshua Muravchik Encounter Books, 281 pages With Israel battling both terrorists in the Gaza Strip and a sea of public opinion that more often than not casts the Jewish state as the aggressor in its conflict with the Palestinians, Joshua Muravchik’s new book couldn’t come at a more prescient time. A fellow at the CONTINUE »

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BY Simone Ellin
July 24, 2014

By Edith Brotman, Ph.D. Jewish Lights Publishing, 191 pages Though the earliest references to the Jewish spiritual practice of mussar date to ancient times, the focus on ethics re-emerged in the 19th century when revered scholar Rabbi Israel Salanter of Lithuania and his disciples formalized its study, creating a Mussar Movement in Germany and Russia. CONTINUE »

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BY Joshua Runyan
July 17, 2014

By Jacob M. Appel University of South Carolina Press, 177 pages Jacob M. Appel is many things: a physician, an attorney, a bioethicist and, if he’s telling the truth in the selection of self-deprecating essays, a forlorn lover obsessed with finding out why the flurry of different individuals in his life do the things they CONTINUE »