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reviewed A People Tall and Smooth. April 19, 2011
A People Tall and Smooth
"A People Tall and Smooth" is the combined autobiographies of 4 Christian Sudanese refugees from South Sudan, 1 Muslim Sudanese refugee from Darfur, and the Israeli author (who happens to be …
reviewed Joint Peace Between Israel and the Pa.... March 24, 2011
posted in Supercontents
Joint Peace Between Israel and the Palestinians
JOINT MIDDLE EAST PEACE INITIATIVE OF ISRAEL, THE PALESTINIANS AND OTHER   STRATEGIC CONSTITUENCIES AND BOUNDARY-SPANNING ORGANIZATIONS/ENTITIES            …
reviewed The Joint Middle East Peace Talks. September 21, 2010
The Joint Middle East Peace Talks
JOINT MIDDLE EAST PEACE INITIATIVE OF ISRAEL, THE PALESTINIANS AND OTHER   STRATEGIC CONSTITUENCIES AND BOUNDARY-SPANNING ORGANIZATIONS/ENTITIES            …
Barack Obama and Palestine: Barack Obama makes his push for Palestine | The Economist
Barack Obama's success in at last persuading Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, to start direct talks with Israel's prime minister, "Bibi" Netanyahu. There is to be a grand opening …
reviewed Eyes Wide Open (2009). August 17, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Eyes Wide Open (2009)
"Eyes Wide Open"    Worth the Wait--a Brilliant Film    Amos Lassen      I first heard about "Eyes Wide Open" about a year ago and …
reviewed Kubideh Kitchen. June 16, 2010
Food is the way to everyone's heart...
I was reading the Common Ground Blog earlier today and came across an article about this restaurant/kitchen in Pittsburgh called Kubideh Kitchen. The restaurant picks its menu based off of the countries …
reviewed Common Ground News Service. May 21, 2010
Common Ground News Service
   The Common Ground News Service is an excellent source for thoughtful perspectives on current Middle East issues and the relationship between the West and Arab and Muslim communities. The …
posted a Quick Tip about Waltz With Bashir. March 28, 2010
posted in Reel Overseas
Waltz With Bashir
An astonishing, unique film that is both animated and a documentary. Truly an unforgettable viewing experience!
posted a Quick Tip about Waltz With Bashir. March 11, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Waltz With Bashir
A great film about how the horrors of war & guilt affect a person's memory. The film is quite unique as it is both animated & a documentary.
reviewed Waltz With Bashir. February 15, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Waltz With Bashir
   Back in December 2009, my friend @Christy sent me a dvd of the first animated full-length feature documentary film made in Israel. This film was called “Waltz With Bashir” and …
reviewed jobnik!. October 19, 2009
jobnik!
I first saw Miriam at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco where she was on a panel discussion for artists. Gives a great talk; if you get the chance to see her you really should make the effort …
reviewed My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search .... October 22, 2008
My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His
Though Ariel Sabar may regret that his relationship with his father was so contentious, readers have cause to rejoice because that fractured relationship led Sabar to pen this elegant tale of his father's …
reviewed My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search .... September 29, 2008
My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His
I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this book's description, but knowing I'm not a fan of "sweeping multi-generational sagas" on the fiction side, I approached "My Father's Paradise" with a little …
reviewed My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search .... August 25, 2008
My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His
Sabar, Ariel. "My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for his Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq", Algonquin, 2008.    Reconciling Past and Present    Amos Lassen    We …
Unholy Business: A True Tale of Faith, Greed and
In the hands of another author, this could have been a very different book -- a sort of "C.S.I. Jerusalem" in which teams of scientists pore over the James Ossuary and other artifacts in a race to determine …
reviewed Unholy Business: A True Tale of Faith.... August 04, 2008
Unholy Business: A True Tale of Faith, Greed and
Though Unholy Business has the potential to be a riveting read, it falls far short with its disjointed approach to storytelling. The author bounces back and forth through time and introduces a dizzying …
reviewed Unholy Business: A True Tale of Faith.... August 03, 2008
Unholy Business: A True Tale of Faith, Greed and
I obtained this book because I am interested in the controversy surrounding the James ossuary, the inscribed limestone box that may have held the bones of James, brother of Jesus and leader of the Jerusalem …
reviewed Unholy Business: A True Tale of Faith.... July 27, 2008
Unholy Business: A True Tale of Faith, Greed and
. . . but many questions remain.    I'll be honest. I've never considered Nina Burleigh as anything more than a second-rate (at best) writer -- one whose credibility was seriously …
reviewed The Boat and the Sea of Galilee. February 15, 2008
The Boat and the Sea of Galilee
On our first-ever visit to Israel last summer, the group my wife and I were part of stopped for a few hours one afternoon at the "Jesus Boat" museum at Ginosaur. While relatively interesting, I remember …
reviewed A Match Made in Heaven: American Jews.... October 16, 2007
A Match Made in Heaven: American Jews, Christian
I've become fairly interested in "Christian Zionism," "replacement theology," and related topics recently and the description and title of "A Match Made in Heaven" made this sound like a good place to …
reviewed In the Steps of the Master. June 05, 2007
In the Steps of the Master
H.V. Morton joined the list of my favorite authors after just one reading of his "In Search of London." "In the Steps of the Master," Morton's 1934 record of "the thoughts and the experiences which come …
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