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COVID-19 has changed the face of the world in just a few short weeks, and many forms of entertainment and education have been suspended, changed or cancelled. Books, however, are not only not cancelled, as a business, they are flourishing. Whether you’ve been quarantined, are recovering or are social distancing, […]
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West Rogers Park Woman Meets Baby Whose Life She Saved Through Stem Cell Donation Brooke Dordek was attending a charity event when someone said, ‘do you want to have your cheek swabbed for Gift of Life to see if one day you’ll be matched?’ Little did this mother of two […]
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In 2017, I attended a conference in San Francisco for Jewish video creators. During the 3 day program, I got to meet some wonderful people, including Alli Thresher, who is the Digital Content Lead at PJ Library. PJ Library is the program that sends free children’s books to families raising […]
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Herman Wouk, Legendary Author Who Brought Judaism Into the Mainstream, Dies at 103 Herman Wouk, the bestselling Orthodox Jewish author whose literary career spanned nearly seven decades and who helped usher Judaism into the American mainstream, died Friday. He was the author of two dozen novels and works of nonfiction, […]
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Rena Rossner isn’t the typical writer of Fantasy novels: while many writers have fought for an inclusive voice in mainstream publishing circles, she is one of the only ones representing Orthodox Jewish women. Rossner was born and raised in Miami Beach, FL in a Modern Orthodox environment but has lived in […]
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Book World’s Hot New Fantasy Author is an Orthodox Jew With a Magical Shtetl Orthodox Jewish author Rena Rossner initially set her debut novel, “The Sisters of the Winter Wood,” in a random forest town in 19th century French Christendom. It was her third outing as an author — her […]
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