Well Versed Blog

Posted: Thu, 07/28/2016 - 10:50 | Posted by: Sandee Brawarsky | Well Versed
Courtesy Jewish Publication Society

Make a shiva call to a traditional home, and you’re likely to see a copy of Rabbi Maurice Lamm’s “The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning” in an accessible place. That book, published in 1969, has sold more than 350,000 copies.

Posted: Tue, 07/26/2016 - 16:43 | Posted by: Sharon Anstey | Well Versed
Adam Strauss in "The Mushroom Cure"

Making choices can be immobilizing. If recently you’ve bought a laptop or printer, you may have a sense of how hard it is to make a decision. Do you really need a laptop? Perhaps a tablet might do? Do you stick with an inkjet or re-evaluate a laser? Will a multi-function hold up? Too many choices and variables can be overwhelming.

Posted: Fri, 06/10/2016 - 10:20 | Posted by: Sandee Brawarsky | Well Versed
Joan Roth. Abeba Abebe, Ethiopia, 1984. Courtesy

In an event that involved consciousness-raising, fund-raising and fine photography, the Ambassadors Council of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee raised $40,000 in an exhibition and auction of photographs taken in Jewish communities around the world.

Posted: Fri, 06/10/2016 - 10:14 | Posted by: Sandee Brawarsky | Well Versed
Vagrich Bakhchanyan. Diary –7/28/95 to 7/27/96. Courtesy Irene Bakhchanyan

The afternoon I visited the National Arts Club to see several galleries of Russian-American art, one of the galleries was set for an evening reception to honor local firemen who lost their lives.

Posted: Mon, 06/06/2016 - 10:47 | Posted by: Martha Mendelsohn | Well Versed
Courtesy Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster

A birthday card made in the Third Reich’s most notorious concentration camp? Seems impossible, doesn’t it?

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