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Books, Trees, Etc.

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I have read several books since the beginning of 2017.  Here is a list of them:

Moon glow, by Michael Chabon
An Unnecessary Woman, by Rabih Alameddine
Nutshell, by Ian McEwan
Judas, by Amos Oz
Frantumaglia, A Writer’s Journey, by Elena Ferrante
Women Heroes of World War II, by Kathryn J. Atwood

I am currently reading Arch of Triumph, by Erich Maria Remarque. I have read two other books that he wrote: All Quiet on the Western Front, and wrote The Night in Lisbon.

I was away for two weeks. I visited my daughter and her family in Washington. It was a wonderful two weeks, filled with joy and love. What more can one ask for!

I hope to post more during 2017. Time seemed to get away from me during 2016.

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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.

Elsewhere:

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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Tu B’Shvat – Happy Birthday Trees!

Tonight at dusk, begins the celebration of Tu B’Shvat, or New Year of the Trees. It is not a major Jewish holiday, but still a wonderful reason to participate and celebrate this happy Jewish traditional. It will continue through dusk tomorrow.

Some celebrate with a feast of varied fruits and/or nuts harvested from trees. The planting of trees is another custom, especially in Israel, where trees are planted through the Jewish National Fund. It is the like Arbor Day, in the U.S.

Environmental education has grown from this lovely Jewish tradition. Take a moment to reflect on our environment and what we can do to help conserve and preserve our resources.

February 7, 2012 – 14 Sh’vat, 5772

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