Int'l Winnie the Pooh Day: How do stuffed toys aid early development?

Winnie the Pooh Day is celebrated every year on January 18, the birthday of the British author A.A. Milne (1882-1956), who wrote the book.


Jewish American poet Naomi Replansky dies at 104

Replansky was described as "an intensely political poet, appalled by the cruelty, greed, and corruption of the masters of nations and corporations."

Oodles of reading material at an old bookstore in Safed

Book lovers rejoice: New app offers 600,000 books to read, listen to

The platform allows book lovers to consume them on the way to work, on vacation, during sports or at home, and enjoy a wide range of unlimited books for the price of one book.

By Lior Novick/Maariv

Isaac Bashevis Singer's 'Gimpel the Fool': The Jewish Don Quixote

The story of Gimpel, published after WWII, constitutes the repudiation of Yiddish poet Jacob Glatstein’s understandable response to the Holocaust.


Award-winning French writer Philippe Besson bares his soul at this year’s Tmuna Theater Festival

Besson seems to have few qualms about airing intimate details of his life in public, through his books, plays based on them, and on discussion panels.

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