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    Behind Enemy Lines

    As part of the Jewish Literary Festival, Marthe Cohn talked about her book, Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany, published by Three Rivers Press. She described…

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    Betraying Spinoza

    Rebecca Goldstein talked about her book, Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity, published by Schocken. She described the 17th-century Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza…

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    Holocaust in American Life

    Mr. Novick talked about his book, The Holocaust in American Life published by Houghton Mifflin. The book describes the phenomenon of silence about the Holocaust in the first few decades…

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    American Judaism

    Professor Sarna talked about his book American Judaism: A History, published by Yale University Press. He talked about the 350 year history of Jews in America and the prospects for the…

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    The Know-It-All

    Mr. Jacobs talked about his book The Know-It-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World, published by Simon and Schuster. Mr. Jacobs spoke about why he decided…

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    Hope and Honor

    Sidney Shachnow talked about his memoir Hope and Honor, published by Forge Books. It began with his escape from a Nazi concentration camp in Lithuania during World War II at the age of ten.…

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    How Israel Lost: The Four Questions

    Mr. Cramer spoke about his book, How Israel Lost: The Four Questions, published by Simon and Schuster. In the book, the author addresses what he believes are the reasons for Israel’s…

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    Spanglish

    Mr. Stavans talked about his book, Spanglish: The Making of a New American Language, published by RAYO. The author writes that Spanglish, a combination of the English and Spanish languages,…

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    Contemporary Israel: Left, Right and Center

    As part of the center’s annual book fair, panelists discussed contemporary Israel from different viewpoints, including the state of modern Israel and how it relates to the country’s past.…

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    Walking the Bible

    Bruce Feiler discussed his book Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses, published by William Morrow. Mr. Feiler talked about his journey to retrace stories…

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    Gun Control

    Mr. Beard and Mr. Frazer debated the merits of gun control legislation. Among the issues they addressed were the availability of guns, youth violence, gun safety, and personal rights and…

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    Middle East Situation

    Participants representing diverse viewpoints talked about current tensions in the Middle East and the prospects for a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Among the…

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    The Gifts of the Jews

    Speaking at the sixth annual Jewish Book Festival,Hartford Jewish Community Center, Connecticut Thomas Cahill, Author, ‘The Gifts of the Jews’ discussed his book. The book is a popular…

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