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Subject: The Man Who Rescued Yiddish Books
Date Posted: 3/14/2009 6:58 AM ET
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There is a thread in CMT about this book.  But since there is so little interest there, I thought I would post it in our forum:

http://www.thebookcalendar.com/Mar13.html

 

Date Posted: 3/15/2009 10:10 AM ET
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I just finished this yesterday!!  It was very good, Lansky is a very lively writer, and the stories he tells about many of the authors and the elderly folks he collected books from are fascinating.  Also a prime example of how a small group of people (less than a handful the first few years) can do so much.

Subject: Jewish site
Date Posted: 3/15/2009 3:56 PM ET
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Thanks for sharing. I am finding this site very interesting and will place it in my favorites. Thanks again

 

Paula

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 3:11 AM ET
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I loved this book.  I was so inspired and amazed by his actions and the impact he has made in the world.

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 5:43 AM ET
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I'm up to the part (reading it in spurts) in the beginning where they go to a book shop owned by Hasidim and the proprieter is telling them off and won't look at the girls.  LOL  

Date Posted: 3/30/2009 2:47 PM ET
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Ooooh, I need to get my hands on a copy!!!!

Date Posted: 3/30/2009 6:24 PM ET
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Sheryl,   As soon as I'm done, I'll send it to you - will open my account for it.  Should be done in a week or so. 

Date Posted: 3/31/2009 9:43 AM ET
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Awesome--thanks Phyllis!!!

ETA: It's on my WL on auto-request.



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