Mishmash

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BY Jessica Cohen
December 5, 2013

By Ben Dolnick Pantheon 2013, 256 pages Seldom do works of fiction come along that allow the reader not only to enjoy the story, but also to actually experience the story. “At the Bottom of Everything” by Ben Dolnick does just this. The backbone of the novel is simple and relatable. It is a tale CONTINUE »

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November 26, 2013

Anita Katz: The grandkids each got a menorah when they were born. They all will be lighting candles on Chanukah. Debbie & Mitchel Saltzman: Cantor Susan Alcott: No one can get their gifts until we sing all the songs! Melissa Shnidman: No one can get their gifts until we sing all the songs! Want to place an order online? CONTINUE »

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November 26, 2013

Millions of tourists to Israel now have a complete mobile audio tour guide and travel companion at their fingertips, as Israel App redefines the Israel travel experience for the 21st-century traveler. With stunning visuals, crisp informative audio content and hundreds of GPS-based guided tours, Israel App delivers a complete travel experience in the palm of CONTINUE »

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BY Michele J. Floam
November 26, 2013

St. Martin’s Press 2013, 336 pages In 1950s Brooklyn, sisters Rose and Pearl Weiss grow up in a loving but strict Ultra-Orthodox family, never imagining to defy their parents or their community. Rose dreams of a world outside of her sheltered life and leaves behind her younger sister, Pearl, her family and her way of CONTINUE »

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November 21, 2013

Essie Keyser: We are planning a big celebration where we will either stuff the turkey with latkes or eat them on the side. Michael Taylor: Turkey fry in the morning! Cantor Susan Alcott: I am thinking of bringing some latkes to where we are going to celebrate. We are bringing a menorah, and we will sing some songs. CONTINUE »