Mishmash

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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 »

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BY Rebecca Kanner
June 13, 2013

“Sinners and the Sea” Howard Books, 2013; 352 pages   If one of Rebecca Kanner’s goals in “Sinners and the Sea” was to paint a vivid picture of the depravity that made up antediluvian society, she succeeded. Using the unnamed and scorned wife of Noah as first-person narrator, Kanner creates a society virtually lacking in CONTINUE »

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June 11, 2013

Fred Cohen: I sent my kids to Jewish day school to get a Jewish education Leslie Pomerantz: I chose to send my kids to Jewish day school. … It’s such a wonderful opportunity for them. We feel deeply about who we are as Jews and instilling Jewish values, teaching them Jewish texts. Steve Saval: I CONTINUE »