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Subject: any new books to post
Date Posted: 3/31/2008 11:37 PM ET
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looking for  new psots of Jewish books

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 8:56 AM ET
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Just posted "Rivington Street" by Meredith Tax

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 11:23 PM ET
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Thanks Phyllis - I just order it from you!!  I love that period, and I'll read almost anything set in New York's Jewish neighborhoods throughout the years.

Date Posted: 4/4/2008 6:58 AM ET
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Rivington Street  and Black,White and Jewish are available.

Subject: Jewish Postings
Date Posted: 4/4/2008 7:09 AM ET
Member Since: 2/21/2008
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You may want to check my bookshelf from time to time.  I read LOTS of Jewish books. I am fairly new to this site so do not have a lot posted yet.  But as I finish books now I am posting them.

Subject: Immigrant courage, ingenuity, perseverance
Date Posted: 4/4/2008 6:22 PM ET
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I can offer a paperback copy of Letters from Rifka, by Karen Hesse.  Among other literary honors, it was a winner of the National Jewish Book Award.  It is meant for younger readers, ages 8 to 12.  But perhaps this book about a girl and her family who, in 1919, flee Russia's brutal treatment of the Jews for a new life in America, only to find the path to freedom is full of terrible obstacles, will interest older readers who somehow missed it earlier in their lives. Some of those obstacles were the humiliating scrutiny of doctors and soldiers, and the deadly typhus that strikes the entire family.  The doctors refuse to let Rifka board the ship to America, and her family must leave without her.  This is a Puffin Book, 148 pp. in length, and bits of Pushkin's poetry, translated into English, head each chapter (each letter of Rivka's to her cousin Tovah).