As a book reviewer, I often read books that are not of my own choosing. Even when I have a choice, and I am intrigued by a title, author, or description, I am often disappointed. So imagine my delight when I chose a book that I am thoroughly enjoying: Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman (Farrar Straus and Giroux, 1998).
A funny thing happened on the way to delivering a salad…
Outward behaviors and appearances have eclipsed the essence of modesty in the Orthodox community and have trampled on some other middos which are equally important.
Matti Friedman and Haim Watzman spoke about their books and their IDF experience at an author event at the Tower of David.