11 05, 2017

A really good book

By |2017-05-11T04:06:07-07:00May 11th, 2017|Book Authors, Book Reviews|

David Grossman is one of the great Israeli writers. People we should know about him.   David Grossman, born in 1954, who lives in Jerusalem, Israel, is the author of ten acclaimed novels and four non-fiction books. His works have been translated into forty languages, he is the winner of numerous prizes, his writings appeared [...]

13 10, 2015

Facts about kosher wine

By |2015-10-13T22:24:43-07:00October 13th, 2015|Book Authors, Thoughts|

                                                             The Kosher Grapevine   Wine is an essential part of Judaism. It is mentioned 136 times in the Hebrew Bible, sometimes to emphasize its possible harmful effects on people, as with Noah, Laban, and King Ahasuerus; sometimes as part of the sacrifice that was offered to God, as in the book of Leviticus and [...]

16 08, 2015

How the rabbis and others changed Judaism – part one

By |2015-08-16T07:27:15-07:00August 16th, 2015|Book Authors, Thoughts|

                                                              Changing the Immutable   Since time began, since the more intelligent men and women realized they had ideas they could not share with others, yet they had to speak, they learnt to lie. Highly respected philosophers did so. The pagan Greek Plato called what they said “noble lies.” The Jewish Maimonides named them “essential truths.” [...]

15 10, 2013

Author Profile – William Gladstone

By |2013-10-15T06:02:07-07:00October 15th, 2013|Book Authors|

                                                                                                      This is a La Jolla Writer's Conference guest post.                                                                          If readers like this monthly posting I will continue it.   LJWC Author Profile: Q & A with Renowned Literary Agent, Author, and Club of Budapest trustee, William Gladstone   Sometimes accomplished people can be so understated that we often don’t know [...]