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A collection of the best Jewish movies, shows and more from the year 5780

he Almas, a collection of the best Jewish movies, television, books, music, and celebrity and internet moments of 5780, the past Jewish year.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
12/09/2020
PARENTS AND pupils read together in a first grade class at Paula Ben-Gurion School in Jerusalem.
The importance of talking to kids about books

Help open a window to a child’s inner world and develop young brains

By GALINA VROMEN
07/09/2020
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Former Shin Bet head to ‘Post’: Gov’t is leading Israel to dead end

Although the book is termed a memoir, it is about the author only “to the extent my life mirrors much of what has happened in Israel over the past 70 or so years."

A businessperson working at his computer (Illustrative)
Israeli audiobook firm iCast bought by Storytel for NIS 20m.

Storytel's acquisition of iCast is part of the firm's move to enter the Israeli market, with its Israeli launch currently slated for the first quarter of 2021.

Michael Oren's 'Night Archer' hits the bulls-eye

Oren is a master of the short story. He grabs your attention and carries you along to a conclusion that is often an emotional shock.

New book 'Titus, Trump and the Triumph of Israel' breaks pre-sale record

Josh Reinstein, the author, said that he is “not surprised by the success."

Rabbi Sacks talks about cancel culture, restoring morality and Israel

"Dealing with people who espouse views different from our own — isn’t that the typical Jewish family?"

By LAURA E. ADKINS/JTA
27/08/2020
Former ambassador Michael Oren publishes book of short stories

DIPLOMACY: The short stories range from ghost stories, to murder mysteries, to science fiction, to tales about Jewish suburban angst and discovery as well as the coming out of a gay cleric.

27/08/2020
Arrivals: Framing Israel in a clear light

CHERRYL SMITH - FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO TEL AVIV, 2015 JERRY SCHWARTZ - FROM UPSTATE NEW YORK TO TEL AVIV, 2018

By ESTHER POSNER
30/08/2020
Remembering the roots of Israel's National Library

The library was perhaps the one place in Jerusalem where one could find books on mathematics, science, secular philosophy, modern educational methods and other subjects.

By CHARLES O. KAUFMAN , DANIEL S. MARIASCHIN
21/08/2020
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