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Wednesday Words November 21, 2012

I was in the library on Monday with my grandie girlie-girl. On the way out there was a cart that had “free books” on it. I browsed, thinking there might be one for the grandies, and discovered one for myself. I was actually surprised to see this book on the cart.

There it was staring me in the face: The Promised Land, by Mary Antin, in hard copy format. It is a reprint edition, reprinted in 1989, and, it has the library markings on it, but who cares.

What is interesting, is that one hundred years after the first publication of The Promised Land in 1912, it will be for sale in paperback format on December 19, 2012.

Mary Antin was a woman ahead of her time in the aspect of memoir writing from an immigrant experience through her experience in assimilation into a country that was extremely unlike the one she left behind, in Polotsk in the Russian Pale of Settlement.

I have begun reading The Promised Land and find it enthralling.
I was reading a copy of the Los Angeles Jewish Journal, and was captivated by an article about President Abraham Lincoln, written by Tom Teicholz. It appealed to my historical interests in many facets, but the most fascinating factor (to me) regarding the article was how the author suggest the idea that President Lincoln could have been Jewish!

The article is well written, and I am sure it will appeal to all readers.
November 21, 2012 – 7 Kislev, 5773

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Skies, Books, Tidbits, Shabbat 3/9/12

The photographs above were taken at an orange tree orchard. The contrast of the white architecture within the orchard and the sky background attracted me. One was taken on Monday, and one was taken on Wednesday.

Visit Skywatch Friday to see more skies from around the world.

Book News:
The Spinoza Problem, by Irvin D. Yalom, is a book I am definitely going to buy. It sounds like a fantastic and intriguing historical novel and read.

The Memory Palace, by Mira Bartok
is a book that looks to be compelling regarding the mother-daughter relationship.

Interesting Tidbits:

Who Nu, that famed author Leon Uris had his own book store in Sherman Oaks, CA. Read the full blurb to find out about an upcoming exhibit.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles welcomes Shimon Peres, President of the State of Israel, to Los Angeles.

If you are in the New York City area on March 14, 2012, you might want to attend the 61st National Jewish Book Awards Ceremony, being held at the Center for Jewish History.


Visit the blog Here in HP, to see a lovely photograph of decorated oatmeal containers that her children created for Purim gifts. I love the concept, and just might incorporate it into a gift my grandies can give my daughter for Mother’s Day, or use the idea for Hanukkah or Passover gifts.

Visit Ilana-Davita’s blog on Monday to see the JPIX carnival edition.

Women of the Wall

Window on the Wall

Shabbat Shalom!

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March 9, 2012 – 15 Adar I, 5772


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