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orna-b-raz's picture
Feb.27.2014
Many people love to hate Facebook but I don't, to tell the truth I almost like it. Ever since I stopped getting a daily newspaper delivered (Ha’aretz), I have been obtaining most of my information about life from the internet, and of course, from the social network. You never know what you will...
fran-lewis's picture
May.15.2013
Rivka’s War Marilyn Oser Sitting in a circle you can see what is happening in the world right in front of you. In back of you is what is still to come. Off to the left you might see what is about to happen and to the right what you hope or dread never would. As Rivka and her family see the world...
katherine-gregor's picture
Oct.14.2012
“S and I got engaged!” I announced to my family, just before my second year at university, showing off my emerald and diamond ring. My grandmother did not miss a bit.  “Congratulations, my sunbeam! Does he speak any languages?” “No.” “Oh, dear,” she said, her smile waning.  “His family...
nc-weil's picture
Jun.06.2012
We acknowledge Leonid Tolstoy as one of the world's greatest writers, principally on the reputations of War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Though we reflexively honor them, these works are likely more admired than read, due to their length. Have you ever heard of his 150-page novella Hadji Murad,...
nancybrady's picture
Mar.10.2011
Ayn Rand's writings, in particular her novels,  Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, are inspiring, if only to me.  They certainly made me achieve, and feel that giving my all is only right.  Did I always succeed? No, but reading and re-reading those lengthy tomes certainly gave me plenty to think...
karen-barton's picture
Feb.18.2011
I overhear two Russian ladies chatting it up in the nearby aisle of lockers. As a disciple of the Russian language I am instantly pleased. I possess a not-so-secret wish that my family will someday spend summers strolling the marbled rooms of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. I declare Russian to be...
pamela-ferris-olson's picture
Oct.04.2010
When they say: You’re never too old, here’s proof they really mean it! Sally Gordon was recently honored as the female exemplar of Outstanding Oldest Worker 2010. Sally is 101! The daughter of Russian immigrants, Sally is one of Nebraska’s treasures. She became the first female assistant sergeant-...
a-colin-wright's picture
Jul.21.2009
At some stage I’m thinking of writing a novel (perhaps with the title “God’s Computer” or similar) based on the role played by “chance” in life. Each life, it seems to me, depends on so many events over which we have no control that it would need a huge computer to sort them out. How one’s parents...
matthue-roth's picture
Dec.04.2008
No, my grammar isn't slipping up -- the indelible Melissa Walker is giving away an autographed copy of your favorite Russian Jewish immigrant geek novel as her weekly contest. She's the author of Violet in Private -- and you know us young-adult authors who write novels about unconventional girls...
kate-sherrod's picture
Dec.02.2008
About once a quarter or so I sit down and update my personal cookbook, a thick polka-dotted binder full of random sheet-protected recipes I've begged, borrowed, stolen and occasionally invented over the years. Today when I woke up I decided, for no particular reason, that it was about time I got to...