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By Patricia Lin
My Chinese and Jewish identities are not in
conflict. They are complementary and inextricably intertwined.
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By Carlton Watson
Becoming a Jew was not a political act, but rather the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. The search for an authentic faith has been a constant in my life since childhood.
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Kings of ComicsKINGS OF COMICS, Part III
By Arie Kaplan
How Jews transformed the comic book industry. Part III of three--The Bronze Age (1979- )....Full text

By Sue Fishkoff
Even though the heart of the Jewish funeral process -- the physical prepartaion of a body for burial -- can be difficult, even frightening, for some,
more and more Reform Jews are learning to prepare a body for burial, and reporting that it brings them a deep sense of fulfillment....Full text


Passover delightsWHAT'S COOKING?:
Passover Delights from Around the World

By Tina Wasserman
Matzah Lasagna -- a variation of the classic Turkish Mina and a meatless Scacchi; Passover Granola; and Morrocan Lamb Tagine with Prunes. ...Full text
True Stories and Imaginative Tales
by Bonny V. Fetterman

The IsraelisThe Israelis: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land
This is a book about ordinary people trying to live normal lives during abnormal times," writes journalist Donna Rosenthal, a former news producer for Israeli television and reporter for Israel Radio. "The Israelis in these pages are not politicians or generals or guests on Nightline." This in-depth portrait of Israeli society today--based on interviews with Israelis from all walks of life as well as different ethnic groups and religions--reveals a human face of Israel that is often lost behind the headlines
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Hungarian writer Imre Kertész was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2002. His autobiographical novel, Fateless--the first work in a trilogy that ends with Kaddish for a Child Not Born--presents an unusual perspective on the experience of internment in a concentration camp. The story is narrated by Gyorgy Koves, a bright but naive fourteen-year-old boy who is abducted from his home in Budapest and sent to successive camps--Auschwitz, Zeitz, and Buchenwald. A child from a broken home...
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