The Blessing of Memories

My memory has failed me on more than one occasion and I am embarrassed to admit that it happens far too frequently these days. I have left messages for someone else on my own voicemail, bought a movie ticket for a show I watched the week before, and turned on the...

Why Religion?: Book Review

Why Religion? Rating 3 Stars By Elaine Pagels In all honesty, I am conflicted in what to make of this book. To be critical seems mean-spirited in light of the author’s painful experiences, and to heap excessive praise upon the work doesn’t seem warranted, either. What...

What is a Jew?: Book Review

What is a Jew? Rating 4 Stars By Rabbi Morris N. Kertzer I happened to be at a denominational conference when I perused the bookseller’s table. I love books and just can’t seem to pass up opportunities to browse. Rabbi Morris Kertzer’s title caught my attention as...

The Tattooist of Auschwitz: Book Review

The Tattooist of Auschwitz Rating: 3.5 Stars By Heather Morris I like a good novel now and then, but like a hungry Hippo, my mind requires constant feeding of information and knowledge, and so I lean toward non-fiction. This year, however, I have decided to make time...