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Hanukkah in the early 20th century

The thought crossed my mind of a holiday greeting, and then I began to think about a 1905 Odessa Hanukkah. I tried looking around the internet for something that felt right. 229 more words


A Hanukkah Gift from Isaac Bashevis Singer

The pessimism of the creative person is not decadence but a mighty passion for the redemption of man. While the poet entertains he continues to search for eternal truths, for the essence of being. 1,508 more words


ON THIS DAY: November 21, 2017

November 21st is

Human-Animal Relationship Awareness Day *

National Gingerbread Cookie Day

World Hello Day *

World Television Day *


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A Poem, a History, a Novel

This fall Dianne, Lynette and I are reading the following books:

World Literature

The Book Trail: From William Maxwell to Tommaso Landolfi

I begin with a book by one of my favourite, and sadly very underrated, authors today, and use Goodreads as my guide to come up with seven more tomes which ‘Readers Also Enjoyed’. 692 more words

Yiddish Writers/3

Isaac Bashevis Singer was the only Yiddish writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature (Elie Wiesel, whose first book, And the World Remained Silent… 355 more words

World Literature

…In a great ocean of nonknowledge;

So there is a chance that you can always grow when you see continuous learning as a way of life. 65 more words

Poetry & Quote