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November 01, 2002 - Image 79

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2002-11-01

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Focus
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Let Them
Entertain You

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The 51st
Annual Jewish
Book Fair offers
something for
everyone.

DEBRA B. DARVICK

Special to the Jewish News

howcasing some of the
most intriguing, informative and
entertaining books on Jewish
themes and/or by Jewish authors,
the Jewish Book Fair is an eagerly awaited
event each fall. With this, the 51st Annual
Jewish Book Fair, the Jewish Community
Center of Metropolitan Detroit enters its sec-
ond half-century of celebrating authors and
the books they write.
From Nov. 6-17, an estimated 20,000 bib-
liophiles, book groupies and author aficiona-
dos will have the chance to attend lectures,
meet their favorite writers and peruse and
make purchases from more than 40,000
available titles.
Events will take place at both locations of
the JCC, primarily at the D. Dan and Betty
Kahn Building in West Bloomfield (Kahn)
and also at the Jimmy Prentis Morris
Building (JPM) in Oak Park. See the sched-
ule that accompanies this story for times and
locations of special author appearances and
events. Special in-depth articles and author
interviews appear throughout this edition of
the Jewish News.

Special Events

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Comedian-author Alan King (Alan King's
Great Jewish joke Book) opens this year's
Book Fair at a patron-only reception
Wednesday, Nov. 6. King's talk, open to the
general public, follows.
On Thursday, Nov. 7, visitors to the
Janice Charach Epstein Gallery will have the
opportunity to meet photographer Janice
Rubin and writer Leah Lax. Their collabo-
ration, "The Mikvah Project," is a collection
of photographs and interviews documenting
the growing interest in the ritual of mikvah
PEOPLE OF THE BOOKS on page 82

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