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19 posts from November 2007

Read This! Instilling a Love of Reading in Kids

by Chris Mercogliano A national study just released by the National Endowment for the Arts warns that the sustainability of American culture is at risk because our society is turning more and more toward electronic media for information and entertainment... Read more →

Single at the Holidays: Not Alone, but a Different Kind of Togetherness

by Kay Trimberger Singles during the Thanksgiving and Christmas/Hanukkah seasons—quintessential family holidays in the U.S.—are stereotyped as lonely, isolated and pathetic. While popular entertainment is now as likely to depict family conflict as well as joy during the holidays, we... Read more →

Female Vets Fight Another Battle at Home: Restoring their Spirits

by Helen Benedict Over this past year, I have talked to forty or so women soldiers for my forthcoming book, The Lonely Soldier: Women at War in Iraq, and it has become clear to me that they have a set... Read more →

Casualties on the Home Front: The Epidemic of Vet Suicides

Penny Coleman, the author of Flashback: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Suicide, and the Lessons of War and Village Elders, lives with her family in New York City. For more information, visit her website at On November 6, the Joshua Omvig... Read more →

Jewish Book Month recommended reading: Lion's Honey by David Grossman

by Danya Ruttenberg I was asked to write a few words in honor of Jewish Book Month, which takes the Jewish world by storm every November. It's a wonderful celebration of the written word and a reaffirmation that the People... Read more →