Crimes in Israel

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Liad Shoham's latest book has been translated into English, for which the lovers of noir may be grateful. Asylum City could also be considered a mystery and a delightful one. A passionate volunteer for African refugees in Israel is murdered, and the pressure is on young Inspector Anat Nachmias to wrap it up quickly. Problem is, […]

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Between the Unspeakable and the Unknowable

Israeli Menorah

After the Holocaust, many of the surviving European Jews went to British Palestine, soon to become the nation of Israel. However, the forces that destroyed their families often destroyed their vital documents as well, so those without official papers or family already in Palestine were put in detention camps until things could be sorted out.  Anita Diamant […]

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Between God and Rome

When I read The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman a few months ago, I felt like I had to tell everyone about it.  Taking place in Israel during the first century C.E., it tells the story of the siege of Masada through the eyes of its women. Half the battle is just to get to this fortess, […]

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