The 40 Year Old Bat Mitzvah

Other Cool Stuff…

Can the Jewish Deli Be Reformed? by Julia Moskin, New York Times, April 13, 2010

Judean Hills wines with biblical history.
The Wall Street Journal
March 24, 2010

I want to show Nick Vujicic’s inspiring DVD, “No Arms, No Legs, No Worries,” to my third grader’s Girl Scout Brownie troop.

I’ll forgive this recycled Slate article (originally published in 2009) for calling Naked Archaeologist Simcha Jacobovici’s documentary about Passover “specious,” because it’s such a great topic: could there be a real, scientifically proveable explanation for the events of the Exodus?
March 26, 2010

The New York Times has some great Passover recipes now, including this one from Mark Bittman for olive oil matzo.
New York Times
March 24, 2010

The Wall Street Journal’s datebook section promises us a piece on Judith Shulevitz’s Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time on March 23. Rabbi Castiglione blew our minds last week with a lecture that talked about the non-linear nature of Jewish time, and he alluded to “shabbat time.” I am eager to read Shulevitz’s research and conclusions in this new book.

Guess what? Slate is discussing Sabbath World in their online Book Club. Check out all the entries. Author Shulevitz weighs in, which fixes one of the frustrating things about most book reviews: the author doesn’t get to clarify what she meant.

New York Times review of Blooms of Darkness by Aharon Appelfeld. Sounds dark, but ultimately rewarding.
New York Times
March 19, 2010

Wall Street Journal’s article on Perking up Passover with…Twitter?
Wall Street Journal
March 18, 2010

Passover by Design by Susie Fishbein article in the New York Times. She has been called “the Jewish Martha Stewart” and her previous books are beautiful and fun. Plus, she is a terrific home cook so her recipes actually work.

Curious George Exhibit at the Jewish Museum
Margret and H.A. Rey fled Nazi Germany on bicycles carrying sketches that later became Curious George.

Houses of Worship
“In the Holy Land, a Rebuilding for the Generations”
Wall Street Journal
March 13, 2010

This article ran in 1996 but it’s still pertinent today. It’s interesting to read it with the perspective of 14 years in the future and see how trends mentioned as “emerging” continued and persist in 2010.
June 25, 1996

Review of Anne Frank, Her Life in Words & Pictures from the Archives of the Anne Frank House by Menno Metselaar and Ruud van der Rol
New York Times
March 11, 2010

Jamaica’s New Tourism Spiel: Beaches and Reggae and Jews
Wall Street Journal
March 9, 2010

Matzo Runs Mark the Beginning of Passover
NPR, All Things Considered
March 3, 2010


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  1. Swetalina said, on April 14, 2013 at 6:52 AM

    Debbie – Nani how wonderful and what a beatfiuul subject, this people are beatfiuul inside out! Look at Naomi! The pictures are perfect love the tones and lighting!I’m so happy you were able to book them in!

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