What was life like for Lithuanian Jews before genocide wiped out nearly an entire people? Happily, a Russian-language book by Grigory Kanovich, now in English translation, provides a vivid view of that time, providing invaluable answers, especially to families — like my own — of Litvak origin. Kanovich fled the Nazi invasion as a child, saved by his mother, who hid him in a haystack. After time spent in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan, he returned to largely Jew-free Lithuania.
Meretz UK welcomes you to a Hanukah Party and talk onThe Maccabeans: From Rebels to KingsMost people know of Hanukah as the festival of lights in the darkness, a victory of hope over fear, a time of entertainment, fun, gifts, spinning tops and games – and sometimes excessive consumption of oily food! Yet Hanukah is also seen as a celebration of national liberation… or, in a more universal sense, as a victory of small peoples over imperialism. So what of the historical origins of the festival.
Strange how a mere piece of cloth can evoke such fierce emotion. Just think of the nun's veil, Jewish tallit, Palestinian keffiyah, Muslim hijab or, more prosaically, an Arsenal scarf. Nothing, however, stirs passion quite like flags. For many, they do
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".