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

From Bodega Vendor To Business Mogul

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When Rami Levy, a severe dyslexic who failed out of school, took over his grandfather’s store in Jerusalem’s famous Machane Yehuda Market, no one could have imagined that 36 years later he would be worth an estimated $500 million.  Rami’s chain of supermarkets, Rami Levy Chain Stores Hashikma Marketing 2006 Ltd., operates by offering the… Read More

Record-Setting Shabbat Table?

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The central Israeli city of Bnei Brak set what is believed to be the world’s longest Shabbat table earlier this summer. At 197 feet long, the table — set with china plates, crystal goblets and silver candlesticks, as well as traditional Shabbat foods — comfortably seats more than 300, Ynet reported. The municipality, in conjunction… Read More

Peace for Peace

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Shiloh Israel Press 2013, 228 pages Welcome to the “grand illusion” is the theme of “Peace for Peace.” David Rubin clearly defines why peace in the Middle East has never happened and never will. The book provides a great history of how the Jews came to inhabit and own the land of Israel.  He defines… Read More

What is the hardest part about transitioning from summer break back to school?

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Josh Cohen: It’s hard going from waking up at 9 in the morning to 6:30 in the morning. I’m used to sleeping in. Maxime Cohen: During the summer, you can see your friends when you want and have a lot of fun. Jacob Cohen: We interact with the grand-children more during the summer because they are free and… Read More