January 12, 2010

Notes from Around the Web

I was really happy to see that David Harris had begun blogging for the Huffington Post...until I started reading some of the comments his posts have garnered. I'm no longer shocked--just saddened and sickened--by the vitriol (call it "disproportionate"?) directed toward Israel and anyone who attempts to defend her.
Marjorie Ingall reports on "the children's books that traumatized a generation." So much recognition here! Her citation of Der Struwwelpeter brought back some memories of feeling frightened, sure, but also some very happy reminders of my German-born grandmother "performing" the tale of "Der Kaspar": "Ich esse keine Suppe, nein!"
The program for London's Jewish Book Week (February 27-March 7) has been posted.

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