t’s amazing to read about the history of the Talmud paralleled that of the Jewish people. During the pogroms and ages which anti-Semitism was a societal and politically accepted, those who seek to destroy the Jews tried also to destroy the Talmud, mainly because they didn’t understand what it was about (ridiculously bringing about the blood-libel scenarios over and over).
About: Escape from Sobibor by Richard Rashke is a non-fiction book which details the biggest escape from a Nazi concentration camp in Poland during World War II. The book was first published in 1982 and won acclaim world wide. 416 pages Publisher: University of Illinois Press Language: English ISBN-10: 0252064798 My rating for Escape from Sobibor […]
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Moss Hart (24 October, 1904 – 20 December, 1961) was an American theater directory, playwright and TV personality. Moss Hart was born in New York City to Jewish Immigrants. The Moss family lived in The Bronx. Hart was attached to his Aunt Kate who piqued his interest in theater. Hart got his directorial start in amateur […]
I love bookish decorations, but who doesn't. Last weekend we went to a local farm for apple picking and Halloween festivities when I encountered in their "hall of overpriced stuff" these beautiful decorations. These books are, of course, just props but the do make a nice statement and give the house a more sophisticated look, […]
We've received a total of $7.33 in repayments on October 17, 2014! Click here to donate yourself That's great, glad to see our money is making such a difference around the world. One more payback and we'd be able to re-loan the balanance to another deserving person. We still have almost $80 in outstanding loans, which […]
Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France by Caroline Moorehead tells the story of the small village and its surrounding area which were responsible for saving thousands of people during World War II who were on the Gestapo’s wanted list. The villagers saved many Jews but also resisters, freemasons, communists, and downed Allied airmen.
What a week, I find myself being short with strangers and worst, the kids. The week at Disney wore out my patience dealing with incompetence and arrogance of those in the customer relationship occupations. At this point I have had enough and even though my brain tells me that I need to take a breath and walk away, I find myself snapping at those hapless idiots at least once a week. A poor teenage (college?) girl got a rude remark yesterday without any fault, simply because the rest of the employees at the trampoline place were incompetent.
Arthur Miller is father-in-law to actor Daniel Day Lewis, who is married to his daughter Rebecca.
We went to an attraction called Enchanted Tales with Belle, which takes place in Belle’s house. The house is full of books, of course, and I took some pictures of the wonderful décor.