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Keep Her
4.04
it was amazing
Leora Krygier is an artist, and words are her medium. Having loved her first two works of fiction, (First the Raven, and When She Sleeps), I anticipat ...more
Jun 25, 2016
Jun 26, 2016
 
Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
4.30
it was amazing
I never thought I'd love a book as much as Thoreau's Walden, my beloved annual read since high school, but here it is! ❤❤❤ ...more
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May 06, 2017
 
Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation
4.13
liked it
Very, very basic which is fine for beginners, but I had expected something deeper. My issue, however, was not with the lack of depth, but the lack of ...more
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May 10, 2012
 
The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine
4.21
it was amazing
Eye opening and heartbreaking. Somaly Mam exposes the scope and depths of depravity of human trafficking, having survived its vile horrors. She is an ...more
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Nov 27, 2017
 
Shiksa: The Gentile Woman in the Jewish World
3.48
did not like it
If they were available, I'd give this negative stars. The "shiksa" is portrayed as someone who longs to be Jewish but just doesn't quite fit in with a ...more
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Apr 04, 2012
 
Kosher Jesus
3.61
liked it
Nice objective on Boteach's part -- to show Christians the truth about Jesus from an objective Jewish perspective -- but the author falls abysmally sh ...more
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Apr 04, 2012
 
You Are What You Hate: A Spiritually Productive Approach to Enemies
4.75
it was amazing
Who wants to believe this? But, after reading this book, I found myself probing parts of my soul that I had previously preferred to leave, well, unpro ...more
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Apr 03, 2012
 
Hebron Journal: Stories of Nonviolent Peacemaking
4.03
did not like it
The lowest of the lows are those who go out of their way, (this group's slogan is actually "getting in the way"), to cause harm to others all in the n ...more
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Apr 03, 2012
 
My Jesus Year: A Rabbi's Son Wanders the Bible Belt in Search of His Own Faith
3.47
really liked it
With the exception of the chapter early in the book making fun of observant Judaism, this was a pretty fun book. It was similar to Eric Weiner's Man's ...more
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Apr 28, 2012
 
The House of Memories
3.93
it was amazing
With The House of Memories, I've found a new favorite author. Poignant, beautifully written, wonderful characters, and all around wonderful story.
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Sep 14, 2015
 
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
4.11
it was amazing
I've read and reread this book innumerable times over the years It's the most dog-eared and highlighted book I own.
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Mar 15, 2015
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.11
liked it
Good writing but I've had enough of his subject matter -- rape, incest, torture. I think I'll pass on the rest of the trilogy.
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Apr 04, 2012
 
War Reporting for Cowards
3.67
it was amazing
One of the few times I laughed the first time my son was deployed with the military was reading this book. LOVE CHRIS AYRES!!!
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Apr 03, 2012
 
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
3.78
it was ok
Read this on a friend's reco. She LOVED it ... which just shows in books, as in food, people have very different tastes!
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Apr 03, 2012
 
First the Raven
5.00
it was amazing
One of the books I reviewed for the Cleveland Jewish News and absolutely fell in love with Krygier's poetic prose.
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Apr 03, 2012
 
Walden
3.79
it was amazing
I've read Walden every spring since high school. It REALLY helps me keep my life in perspective!
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Apr 02, 2012
 
City on Fire, September 11, 23 Elul 5761: Background, Stories and Torah Insights
3.50
really liked it
Another book I reviewed for the CJN. Shapiro writes beautifully and insightfully!
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Apr 03, 2012
 
10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works
3.93
liked it
Excellent meditation content but -- ugh! -- way too much on the news industry!
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Mar 15, 2015
 
Dream When You're Feeling Blue
3.51
it was amazing
I LOVED this book! Elizabeth Berg is my favorite author and this was my favorite of her books.
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Apr 02, 2012
 
The Blessing of a Broken Heart
4.35
it was amazing
CJN review. I am absolutely blown away by this mother's strength and courage.
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Apr 03, 2012
 
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
3.60
liked it
Oh puuuuuuleez! Let's cash on ... writing a book about being poor!
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Apr 03, 2012
 
The School of Essential Ingredients
3.78
it was amazing
Erica Bauermeister’s prose is absolutely luscious!
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Nov 24, 2017
 
The Devil Wears Prada (The Devil Wears Prada, #1)
3.71
liked it
The only book I've ever read that I actually liked the movie better!
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Apr 04, 2012
 
Belgravia
3.71
it was amazing
Like Downton Abbey in a book! I couldn't put it down.
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Aug 07, 2016
 
The Silmarillion: The Epic History of the Elves in The Lord of the Rings
3.88
it was amazing
Epic indeed!!! First read this in high school and fell in love!
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Apr 03, 2012
 
The Book of Splendor
3.39
really liked it
Another CJN book review. Fabulous, well-researched period fiction.
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Apr 03, 2012
 
Lisey's Story
3.65
liked it
Loved the beginning, but about halfway through, it went downhill...
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Apr 04, 2012
 
Girl Meets God
3.95
it was amazing
I love Winner's writing. Now if only she'd return to Judaism...
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Apr 03, 2012
 
When She Sleeps
4.50
it was amazing
The writing is absolutely exquisite. I loved this book!
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Apr 04, 2012
 
Tea with Hezbollah: Sitting at the Enemies' Table Our Journey Through the Middle East
3.86
did not like it
Another book I'd love to give a negative rating to...
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Apr 04, 2012
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