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Dwell in the past with 2 new books, including Cynthia Ozick’s latest

The writings of the grandchildren of Holocaust survivors frequently convey not only the pain their grandparents endured but also the reverberations of trauma in their families....

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Expanding our reach to engage Jewish teens

When it comes to effectively engaging Jewish teens, we know that talented youth professionals are critical to success. Our three communities in San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston are part of the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative — which in total includes ten teen engagement initiatives across the country…...

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New books: Grandkids of Holocaust survivors grapple with trauma and silence

The writings of the grandchildren of Holocaust survivors frequently convey not only the pain their grandparents endured but also the reverberations of trauma in their families....

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Jewish literature takes a turn toward adventure in two recent novels

One does not conventionally turn first to Jewish literature to satisfy a thirst for adventure stories. Nevertheless, the past few weeks have seen the publication of two notable picaresque novels, both set in the European past, portraying Jewish protagonists on the move in a violent world....

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Family histories open new windows on historical events

What makes books on family history so compelling for me is that they offer a fresh and personal lens on historical events while simultaneously illustrating how historical circumstances have a profound impact on the development of people and their descendants....

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