Mazornet's Jewish Book Club
Can you think of a better way of celebrating Judaism and things
Jewish than the celebration our writers, our literature, and our
But arguably, intellectual pursuit was always highly regarded and
admired in our culture. We are known as the "Nation of
the Book" -- yes, the old testament, but also,
statistically speaking, Jews buy more books per capita than any
other ethnic group. (Well, at least in Israel, they do.)
this spirit, MazorNet.com, and Jewish Celebrations are happy to
embark on this new venture. The MazorNet Book Club!
Jewish for many of us is not only a religion or an ethnic
designation, but a cultural existence. Here in the United
States, our culture enmeshed itself with the American. But we
arrived at where we are today (and where is that?) -- after a
long and interesting journey; a journey worth taking...again.
are multiple books depicting the many facets of Jewish life in
America, and in time we will read many of them... but to begin --
Mazornet Book Club chose... (Drum beat -- the excitement is
Empire of Their Own : How the Jews Invented Hollywood
by the noted film critic Neal Gabler, who writes a provocative and
richly entertaining biography of the five Jewish men who were the
moving forces behind the creation of America's motion picture
For a Review of "An Empire of Their Own" - Click
Facing Multiple Sclerosis: Our Longest Journey -
Dorothy Shatzky, Joel Shatzky, a couple
that was first faced with Multiple Sclerosis over fifteen years ago.
A true story, told with brutal honesty.
For a Review of "Facing Multipe Sclerosis:Our Longest Journey" -
A treat - Read Joel
& Dorothy Shatzky's letter to Jewish Celebrations!
Overview of three new additions to the Mazornet Club - Book Review
Zen Judaism: For You, a Little Enlightenment
by David M. Bader (August
comic look at a phenomenon of the mystic
pull eastern religions have for Jews.
For a review of "Zen Judaism" -
Also by David M. Bader:
Haikus for Jews: For You, a Little Wisdom
Bee Season by Myla
Goldberg (Published:May 2001)
Looks at a modern Jewish family
and its struggle to discover God.
For a review of "Bee Season" -
One People, Two Worlds: A Reform Rabbi and an Orthodox Rabbi Explore
the Issues That Divide Them
by Ammiel Hirsch,
For a review of "One People,
Two Worlds" -
A Place Can Make You Cry: Dispatches From an Anxious State,"
by Daniel Gordis. In 1998, Gordis, his wife and three
children left their home in Los Angeles and moved to Jerusalem..
This volume gathers e-mails of emails and private musings that
record Gordis's impressions of his new home up through the current
Here to read Review
I came Into My Inheritance" by Dorothy Gallagher. The boroughs of New York are fertile
ground for ethnic traditions to flourish, but bumpy territory for
the daughter of Russian immigrants.
Here to read Review
the MazorNet JEWISH Book Club -- Click
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