Journey to the Ends of the Earth

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This tells the story of three generations of Rivka Cohen’s family, whose lives were turned upside down by the Holocaust. We learn about their travels from pre-World War I Hungary to post-World War II Israel though a series of personal stories. The stories are illustrated with family photographs, which add to the narratives, and drawings… Read More

Stepping Into The Shoes Of The Elderly

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The Holon Children’s Museum of Israel is known for its hands-on, multimedia exhibits, such as “Dialogue in the Dark” and “Invitation to Silence,” where visitors experience a 90-minute tour focusing on what it feels like to live with physical impairments, such as vision and auditory deficiencies. “Dialogue with Time,” a new exhibit geared toward teens… Read More

Tel Aviv’s Tallest Tower

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Israel’s tallest building is going up in central Tel Aviv. The municipality’s building commission approved the Keren Hakirya complex, which will include an 80-floor skyscraper. Keren Hakirya will be located in the northeast corner of the Kirya, the Israel Defense Forces’ headquarters, and will be comprised of five buildings. Joining the skyscraper will be two… Read More

A Vision of Angels

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One plot, four viewpoints. A terrorist attack in Jerusalem is planned for Easter Sunday. This is the story of an Israeli war veteran, an American war journalist, a Palestinian farmer and an Arab Christian grocer. Their lives are interwoven by the events. Major Levy gets word of a suicide-bomb plot and orders the closure of… Read More

What is your New Year’s resolution?

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Tamar Remer: To do well in school! I just started college in Baltimore. Steve Sisgold: To do a lot of mitzvos, and to stay in peace no matter what. Sossy Prero: To be a better mother. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

Shelach?

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It’s time to hit the books! As American students return to school this season, like their Israeli counterparts, they will study world history, math and science. But there is one subject they won’t have — a subject core to the Israeli curriculum. Shelach, a Hebrew acronym for field (land), nationhood and society, is a hands-on… Read More

In The Courtyard Of The Kabbalist

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At times whimsical, at times scary, Ruchama King Feurman has crafted a novel portraying a panoply of occasionally realistic characters living in Jerusalem. Somewhat Oz-like, there is an expatriate — a confirmed American bachelor who gave up his life in the states and traveled to Israel to find purpose in his life. Opposite him is… Read More

What is your favorite Shofar blast?

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Florence Brill: I like the long one. I like that they can hold their breath that long. Shuey Goldstein: Teruah because it is the hardest one to blow. Tammy Lerner: The long one; it’s loud and makes you want to daven (pray). Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

My Mother’s Secret

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“My Mother’s Secret” is an intense look at four families and their struggles, fears and courage in the face of the Holocaust. Told from the perspectives of Helena, Bronek, Mikolaj and Vilheim, each with a story of their own, this novel tells the tale of Franciszka Halamajowa, a poor Polish woman, who, with the help… Read More