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Sonia Taitz

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Sonia Taitz is a playwright, essayist, and author of THE WATCHMAKER’S DAUGHTER, a memoir described by PEOPLE magazine as “funny and heartwrenching.”

The book has been recommended by VANITY FAIR, KIRKUS, The American Library Association (which nominated it for the Sophie Brody Medal), and READER’S DIGEST, which put it on its “Can’t-Miss” List. Author/critic James Wolcott described the book as having “the beauty of a psalm,” adding that it should be immortalized on film by Steven Spielberg; CNN’s Mark Whitaker said that “Sonia Taitz writes with an artist’s eye and a poet’s voice,” and Academy Award, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize-winner John Patrick Shanley (DOUBT, MOONSTRUCK) proclaimed: “Sonia Taitz has a good heart and an unmortgaged soul. Follo


Today, on December 25th, Chanukah and Christmas will come together at the same time, festivals of light dispersing darkness. I celebrate Chanukah, which is honored for eight days. Its seasonal message for me is especially necessary this year.

The word �Chanukah� derives from the word for �dedication.� A few thousand years ago,
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"So beautiful that I cried through most of it and, thankfully, laughed through the rest."
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