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Off the Shelf: Looking for romance

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

A recipe for romance novels: 1) Take two insecure people who are attracted to each other. 2) Have them each believe the other can’t possibly be interested. 3) Mix in several misunderstandings and at least one major crisis. 4) Stir until you have a happy ending. 

Off the Shelf: Resistance, betrayal and survival

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

If I had to summarize Roxane Van Iperen’s “The Sisters of Auschwitz: The True Story of Two Sisters’ Resistance in the Heart of Nazi Territory” (Harper) in three words they would be resistance, betrayal and survival. Janny and Lien Brilleslijper did the unthi…

Jewish Online Resources 11/19/2021

By Reporter staff

A variety of Jewish groups are offering educational and recreational online resources. Below is a sampling of those. The Reporter will publish additional listings as they become available. 

The Milken Archive of Jewish Music is holding the virtual exhibit “Jewish Art S…

Picture book explores response to antisemitism

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

It began with a stone thrown through the window of a Jewish family in Billings, MT, on December 2, 1993. The family had been displaying its Hanukkah menorah in the window and what occurred next surprised people. In fact, the events that followed were so powerful tha…

Jewish baseball roundup 2021 and the ascent of Gabe Kapler

By Bill Simons

With its ups and downs, baseball 2021 proved interesting and significant for Jewish fans. Team Israel, staffed mainly by American Jews, made a valiant medal run in the Tokyo Summer Olympics that fell heartbreakingly short. Then, rebounding under new manager Nate Fish and an …