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Author Alley Organized by Loganberry Books

July 1, 2017

Author Alley is an annual gathering and book fair of local authors held outdoors at Loganberry Books. The day coincides with the annual Larchmere Festival, a street festival that features antiques and collectibles, entertainment, and community camaraderie. As a merchant of the street, what better contribution can we make than to celebrate the local literati? All local writers are eligible, from self-published to national blockbusters.

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Saturday, July 1, 2017, 12pm-4pm


13015 Larchmere Boulevard, Shaker Heights, OH 44120 

216.795-9800 

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Come to Irene Shaland's lecture: "Jews and Aborigines:
Little-Known Stories from the Human Rights Struggle in Australia" at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

Wednesday May 24th 7:00 PM

Cost: $12 general; $6 Maltz Museum members. Limited seating. Call 216.593.0575 to register.

In early December 1938 a delegation of Aboriginal people walked from Footstray township to Melbourne in Australian state of Victoria. This was not a protest against a State or Federal government in defense of Aborigines. It was a brave action in defense of …the Jews of Europe. In front of the Germany Consulate in downtown Melbourne the delegation demanded the Nazis to stop “cruel persecution of the Jewish people.” The leader was William Cooper, a founder of the Australian Aboriginal League and an unsung hero of the Aboriginal human rights struggle in his country, where he and his people had no legal rights and until 1967 were officially classified as an equivalent of “flora and fauna.”  What inspired Cooper to speak in defense of the Jews from faraway Europe?
Cooper’s own country maintained the “White Australia Polices” and considered Jews, though not classified as “colored,” to be “others” who should not be allowed entrance visas. How did Australia become the country that opened its doors to numerous refugees from Europe, second only to Israel by the ratio of the Holocaust survivors to its population? Was it a coincidence that the Australian Jews stepped into the forefront of the struggle for Aboriginal rights in defense of the indigenous Australians?

Travel with Irene Shaland to Australia to understand the land and its people and to learn about human rights history in this country.

Maltz Museum 2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood Ohio

Learn more about the presenter at : http://www.globaltravelauthors.com

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Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage presents Irene Shaland’s lecture: “Jews and Aborigines: Little-Known Stories from the Human Rights Struggle in Australia” Wednesday              May 24th                        7:00 PM Cost: $12 general; $6 Maltz Museum…

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Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage presents Irene Shaland’s Lecture
Jews and Aborigines: Little-Known Stories from the Human Rights Struggle in Australia

Wednesday May 24th 7:00 PM
Cost: $12 general; $6 Maltz Museum members. Limited seating. Call 216.593.0575 to register.

In early December 1938 a delegation of Aboriginal people walked from Footstray township to Melbourne in Australian state of Victoria. This was not a protest against a State or Federal government in defense of Aborigines. It was a brave action in defense of …the Jews of Europe. In front of the Germany Consulate in downtown Melbourne the delegation demanded the Nazis to stop “cruel persecution of the Jewish people.” The leader was William Cooper, a founder of the Australian Aboriginal League and an unsung hero of the Aboriginal human rights struggle in his country, where he and his people had no legal rights and until 1967 were officially classified as an equivalent of “flora and fauna.”  What inspired Cooper to speak in defense of the Jews from faraway Europe?
Cooper’s own country maintained the “White Australia Polices” and considered Jews, though not classified as “colored,” to be “others” who should not be allowed entrance visas. How did Australia become the country that opened its doors to numerous refugees from Europe, second only to Israel by the ratio of the Holocaust survivors to its population? Was it a coincidence that the Australian Jews stepped into the forefront of the struggle for Aboriginal rights in defense of the indigenous Australians?

Travel with Irene Shaland to Australia to understand the land and its people and to learn about human rights history in this country.

Maltz Museum 2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood Ohio


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New City Library Presents Irene Shaland’s Lecture Stones Fill the Void: Visiting the Murdered Jews of Vienna Sunday   May 7th  2:00 PM.  Advance registrations required. Call 845.634.4997 to register. We will journey through 2,000 years of Jewish history…

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New City Library Presents Irene Shaland’s Lecture.

Stones Fill the Void: Visiting the Murdered Jews of Vienna

Sunday May 7th 2:00 PM
Advance registrations required. Call 845.634.4997 to register.

We will journey through 2,000 years of Jewish history in Austria and Vienna, from the Roman times and Middle Ages, to the Enlightenment and Fin de siècle. We discuss distinguished contributions the Jews of Vienna made to the creation of that city’s great culture: from music to medicine, from arts to philosophy. Then we travel from Vienna of the Waltzes to Vienna of the Dead: from Habsburg palaces to Leopoldstadt, a former neighborhood of vibrant Jewish life turned into a ghetto after the Anschluss. We will follow the “Stepping Stones,” the brass plates with names of the victims and learn their stories along with a peculiar Austrian response to the Holocaust.

Irene will introduce her latest book “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories: Seeking Jewish Narrative All Over the World.” The book signing follows the presentation.

Visit Irene Shaland's website: http://globaltravelauthors.com

New City Library
220 N. Main Street, New City, New York


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Book Signings at Loganberry Books

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Step right up and meet the author! Whether you've read everything by this author or haven't read anything yet, it's fun to meet the author, chat a little, and get your book signed. Signed books make great gifts, too! Here's who you can look forward to meeting next.

Upcoming Book Signing Events

Irene Shaland: The Dao of Being Jewish
Sunday, April 30, 1:00PM

Join local author Irene Shaland as she signs her book, The Dao of Being Jewish: Seeking Jewish Narrative All Over the World. This fascinating book explores the history of Jewish peoples, from over two millennia ago, when a small party of Jews exploring trade routes for King Solomon settled in the south of India, to the ancient Roman period, when Jewish merchants traveled to China over the Silk Route and made it their permanent home, and even to today. How did the Diaspora bring these wandering Jews to so many places around the globe? Why did Jews live in India and China for centuries and not experience antisemitism, while the Jews in Europe went from persecutions and massacres to the unspeakable horrors of the Holocaust? Why do we see the rise of antisemitism and violence again in the 21st century?

You will find answers to these questions and more in the current edition of Shaland's artfully illustrated book of stories, which she collected from ten countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa, interviewing locals in their homes, synagogues, and even cemeteries. Replete with her husband's photos, The Dao of Being Jewish takes you on your own journey of discovery from Austria and the Czech Republic to Scandinavia, from India and China to Sicily and Sardinia, and from East Africa to Stalinist Russia.

http://www.loganberrybooks.com/events/book-signings.htm

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Book Event Date and Time:  Thursday March 30th 7:00 PM Book Event Location: Appletree Books 12419 Cedar at Fairmount Cleveland Hts. OH 44106 216.791.2665 Limited seating. Advance registrations strongly suggested. Call 216.791.2665 to register. An…

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The infamous 1492 Edict of Expulsion of the Jews forced close to 500,000 people into exile from Sicily. Many had to leave their home country where they lived for centuries, but still many, with nowhere to go, were pressured into conversion and into what…

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