Mishmash

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BY Michele J. Floam
June 20, 2013

Virginia Hull Welch Virginia Welch 2013, 400 pages James Rose rode into the Wyoming prairie one stormy Saturday night in 1880 and did not return. Did his wife kill him, was he teaching her a lesson, or did he have an enemy he was trying to escape? You will be hooked from the first page, CONTINUE »

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June 20, 2013

Matthew Diamond: Jesus is not something for Jews to believe in. Miles Rosenblatt: I believe he existed — as a human. Robin Hammett: I think you can believe he existed. It is the son of God part … Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.CONTINUE »

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BY Roey Tshuva, Baltimore Zionist District
June 20, 2013

Hebrew Book Week is an annual week-long event celebrating Hebrew literature, which takes place in Israel during June. During book-sale events throughout the country, publishers operate booths in major cities and many towns. These stalls introduce readers to all varieties of Hebrew literature, including books for children and youth. Discounts are valid at most bookshops CONTINUE »

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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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June 13, 2013

Haifa University will become the first Israeli university to give days off to the student body for Christian and Arab holidays. The university senate voted earlier this month to give off for Christmas, Eid al Fitr (the end of Ramadan) and Eid al Adha (the Druze Feast of the Sacrifice), Haaretz reported. A special committee CONTINUE »