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Review with Yellow Fish

Fish in the Basement Aquarium of the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA
Fish in the Basement Aquarium of the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA

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Book Bits

Books I’m reading: I read most of the stories in The Jew of Home Depot and Other Stories by Max Apple. I would like to write a post on the story called “Stabbing an Elephant.” Can anyone guess what the story about stabbing an elephant is about? Hint: which Jewish holiday?

I started reading My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq by Ariel Sabar, a birthday present from a dear friend (thank you). It is a captivating book; Ariel Sabar tells his story and the story of his father with great flourish and engaging description.

I finished Reflections on the Revolution In Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West by Christopher Caldwell – I highly recommend it, though the topic is a disturbing one.

ramblingwoods says

I went and looked at the post on Dachau..but couldn't read it... Michelle

Ilana-Davita says

Thank you for the link. Interesting that you grilled the meat. I am wondering how different it is from the simmered version.

Leora says

The simmering might hold the flavor more, so I think I need something more intense for the grill. Also, I didn't add enough garlic. Mustard (in addition) might be good for grilling.

rachel says

Thank you for the link - I am honoured!

Melissa says

I love the vividness of color of the fish. It makes me think summer is right around the corner.

Jew Wishes says

Ariel Sabar's book is absolutely wonderful, on so many levels.


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