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by Gidi Grinstein / review by Philip K. Jason

This is truly a most remarkable, original, and inspirational book. While aimed at building a body of knowledge and skills for a new leadership of the Jewish people in individual communities and worldwide, it deserves a readership among all Jews and, indeed, all students of the Jewish journey through history. 232 more words

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An eloquent, hard-hitting memoir of perseverance, pride and purpose

I Heard My Country Calling, by James Webb. Simon & Schuster. 400 pages. Hardcover $27.00.

Alluding to another writer’s warning, Mr. Webb cautions those who meet him (or read his works)  against understanding him too soon. 478 more words

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Invite the essential Florida into your life before it's gone

“Bitten: My Unexpected Love Affair with Florida,” by Andrew Furman. University Press of Florida. 192 pages. $24.95.

Florida is blessed with writers devoted to its natural splendors and to exploring the relationship between human endeavor, the environment all creatures share, and the severely threatened nonhuman creatures. 467 more words

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Second chances abound in new spin-off mystery series

Tear Down and Die, by Joanna Campbell Slan. Spot On Publishing. 304 pages. Trade paperback $14.99. Kindle $4.99.

This Jupiter Island author just can’t stop. 496 more words

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Talking Horses: Honhy, Honhy, Hon! A Victorian Policeman is Saluted.

In his 29-year career as a policeman in Victorian London, John Pegg oversaw over 1,300 convictions for cruelty to horses. This poem was written “on behalf” of those horses by George H Hutt in 1892. 382 more words


Ophir’s Carlebach: the inclusive message and healing power of a true original

Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission, and Legacy, by Natan Ophir (Offenbacher), Urim Publications. 503 pages. Hardcover $39.95.

In this monumental biography, the author strives to capture the facts about and legend of the man who was the Pied Piper of late twentieth-century Judaism. 912 more words

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“Sun Power” will turn you on and light you up

Neville Williams, Sun Power. Forge. 385 pages. Hardcover $27.99.

This fine, valuable book is at once the story of a personal journey and of a crucial industry. 440 more words

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