Jewish Book Carnival December 2014

Hello and welcome to the blog and website for Gihon River Press! We are honored to host the Jewish Book Carnival this month! With that we continue with the links provided from all of our wonderful reviewers! First and foremost, the AJL recommends Hanukkah books for children! http://jewishlibraries.org/index.php?id=264 Find the perfect book to give a loved one for Chanukah by using Jewish Book Council’s 2014 Chanukah Gift Guide. Howard Freedman’s monthly column on Jewish book in the San Franciso Bay Area’s Jewish newspaper is on new book about the Bible http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/73346/off-the-shelf-book-reviews-unfamiliar-tales-of-bibles-heroes/ The newest episode of The Book of Life podcast, … Continue reading

Loophole Allows Nazis to Receive Millions in Social Security

The Associated Press Oct 20th 2014 8:21AM Updated Oct 20th 2014 8:54AM Darko Bandic/APJakob Denzinger’s portrait on the tombstone of his empty grave in Cepin eastern Croatia. Denzinger is among dozens of death camp guards and suspected Nazi war criminals who collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments despite being forced out of the U.S., an investigation has shown. By DAVID RISING, RANDY HERSCHAFT and RICHARD LARDNER OSIJEK, Croatia — Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press … Continue reading

Miriam Brysk and Margaret Lincoln at USHMM

Sunday July 20th and July 21st, 2014, Dr. Miriam Brysk and Dr. Margaret G. Lincoln were present at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. for a book signing and meet the author event. The two books they had available were Amidst the Shadows of Trees by Miriam Brysk and The Stones Weep by both Miriam Brysk and Margaret G. Lincoln. They expressed how pleased they were by all the visitors and discussions they had with people from all walks of life. Amidst the Shadows of Trees is the gripping memoir of Dr. Brysk’s experiences during the Holocaust … Continue reading

Tragedy

I mourn the loss Naftali Frankel, Gilad Shaer and Eyal Yifrah and share my thoughts and prayer with their families and all people of good will everywhere. Steve Feuer Publisher GIHON RIVER PRESS … Continue reading

A Moral Outrage:

A response to the Metropolitan Opera’s planned staging of  The Death of Klinghoffer Rabbi Mark S. Golub President, Shalom TV It is both surprising and troubling that there should be any question of the gross inappropriateness of staging any performance of The Death of Klinghoffer, an opera that suggests Palestinians had reason to murder an innocent man aboard the hijacked cruise ship, the Achille Lauro in October 1985. The Metropolitan Opera is planning to mount a production of John Adams’ 1991 opera, with a libretto written by Alice Goodman (a Jew who became an Anglican priest) this coming November. The … Continue reading

Holocaust Remembrance Day – Resisters

Speech Given By Stephen Feuer Publisher & Owner Gihon River Press, Inc. in Honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day 2014 When we think of resistance, we think of men. Jewish men were known to be involved in resistance, such as the Bielski brothers and Abba Kovner. But what about Jewish women resisters? Before WWII, Jewish women in Europe were mostly homemakers and mothers. They relied on the men to provide for the family and to protect them. They knew very little about self-defense and fighting. Because of their very conventional roles they were, for all practical purposes, invisible and not considered … Continue reading

When Great Trees Fall…Goodbye Nelson Mandela

By Janis F. Kearney When giants die their deaths impact the world; touches the largest and smallest of us; challenges us to never forget their amazing lives, or the important lessons they left behind. Nelson “Madiba” Mandela was such a giant who, in spite of his role – from his years as a young anti-apartheid activist, to his ascension to the presidency of South Africa – counted himself a servant of the people. I join the Universe in grieving this great man’s passing as I remember the moment I stared greatness in the face. It was another amazing leader, America’s … Continue reading