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The Kommandant's Girl

The Kommandant’s Girl by Pam Jenoff

Weirdly engaging woman-in-the-resistance story, but silly coincidences and hot-for-hitler romance.

The copy given me by a friend did not have this version of the cover. 16 more words

Omega: My Journey Back to My Past Life Family Part 2 of 2

“We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.” … 2,532 more words


Omega: My Journey Back to My Past Life Family Part 1 of 2

“Love is the constant, most important thread that runs through the tapestry of all of our lives.” ~ Brian Weiss M.D.

I shrink away as a guard hits me with the butt of his rifle, over and over again.  1,675 more words


Review: The Book of Aron

The Book of Aron
By Jim Shepard
Vintage, Paperback, 9781101872741, May 2016, 272pp.

The Short of It:

Based on true events, Shepard tells the story of a young boy and his family as they struggle to survive Germany’s occupation of the Warsaw Ghetto. 295 more words

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Remembering the Past - Finding a Direction for the Future

Some thoughts as Tisha B’Av passes by…

This is a time to remember.  Tisha B’Av is also the saddest day of the Jewish calendar, as it was the day of the destruction of both the First and Second Temple.   334 more words

Warsaw Ghetto

Studentim Meets Uri Orlev

On Sunday, July 31 we had the incredible opportunity to meet Uri Orlev and his charming wife Ya’ara!

Uri is a Shoa survivor and extremely talented Polish-Israeli children’s book author. 227 more words