Monthly Archives: September 2007

Plastic Apples

The other day, I stopped into a Judaica shop for a particular book and, okay, okay, to peek at the Sukkot tzotch, and after seeing plastic pumpkins, strings of plastic apples, a string of plastic light-up gourds (okay, those were … Read More

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Out of Germany

My Mother's Art: My mother was an artitst. Johanna Liebman remarked that it showed none of the horror of most survivor art.In my search for my mother, I have both sought knowledge and intentionally avoided it. For example, the Leo … Read More

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Nothing But Joy

Sukkot is my favorite holiday. I love all harvest festivals (I’m also a Thanksgiving sucker) and the rustic autumn colors and smells of fall that we get during sukkot. I love eating in tight quarters with guests, and sukkah hopping … Read More

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Sukkot Snax: Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips

You're gonna need to serve some snacks at your Sukkot soiree, lest your guests get sloshed on that Sukkot Sangria. This delicious recipe for Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is from La Dolce Vegan!, by the lovely and talented Sarah Kramer. … Read More

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Burmese Days

Welcome to the age of post-post-colonialism. One almost feels a vicarious thrill for apologists of religion like Madeleine Bunting of Comment is Free, or Our Maddy of the Sorrows, as Norm Geras calls her. She's taken the spectacle of tens … Read More

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The UN Rally Against Ahmadinejad: Photos

Monday's rally against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the UN attracted the full spectrum of New York Jewry, from Conservadox to Hasidic and everything in between. I went during lunch hour and took some photos.

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Postcards From My Mother’s Holocaust

Watching Ken Burns' documentary on the War, I note that it's been ten years since my mother died. When she was alive, her defining features were her inability to locate her reading glasses (which were usually on top of her … Read More

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Israeli Authors Propose Talks With Hamas

A barrage of headlines came just a moment ago, all letting us know that Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has followed up the deaths of 8 people in Gaza by threatening more comprehensive military action: "We are getting closer to … Read More

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