Western Wall of Jerusalem: Messages to God Book (Collectible – Signed by Author)

Messages to God at the Western Wall: What people write to God.

Messages to God A witty and inspirational collection of messages to the Western Wall from people seeking guidance, support, acceptance and a spiritual pipeline to God. Paperback: 112 pages

Collectible Edition Signed by Author

$10.00 + s/h


REVIEWS

“When Joyce Starr’s phone rings at 3 a.m., it’s usually someone with an urgent message for the Man Upstairs. Starr, a Middle East analyst and author of several books on that region, is not possessed of spiritual powers. But her home is connected by fax to the Western Wall of Jerusalem…Starr acknowledges that the book is an odd undertaking for an academic, but believes that making the Western Wall messages more accessible to everyone will promote harmony throughout the region and the world.” – Laura Goldstein, Washington Post Magazine

“I have read it with amusement and admiration for the insight and wisdom it contains. This book will be very helpful to me, and I am sure to others in the days ahead.” – John Cardinal O’Connor, Archbishop of New York

“This is a most unique little collection.” – Pat Robertson, Chairman, CBN

“FAXES TO GOD, is far from the cut-and-dried world of politics and international diplomacy. It is a collection of the wishes, dreams, and hopes that people from across the world sent through the unique service provided by Bezeq [Israeli Telephone Company]. Starr is known as a dignified former White House staffer, the former director of her department at a respected Washington, D. C. think tank, and a persistent organizer of meetings and conferences about the Middle East’s water problems.” – Allison Kaplan, Jerusalem Post

“Dr. Joyce Starr, the author of Faxes to God, has worked tirelessly on various projects in Israel, among them Neot Kedumim, a living biblical reserve which literally brings the Bible to life. I have admired Joyce’s work over the years, and hope that you, your friends and your community will enjoy her latest endeavor.” – Ambassador Avi Granot, Israel

 

 

Memoir Writing Journals – Life Story Journals

What is the best vehicle for writing your life story memoir?

Computer files, tablet files or paper? Notebooks, diaries – lined or unlined?

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I prefer the privacy of paper journals. I also relish protection from computer and technology crashes!

Unfortunately, memoir journals typically lack page numbers, making it difficult to find a key event or date.

Problem solved. We created a series of lined, paperback journals with page numbering. Keep a list of key events/page numbers in the back (or as you go). Our journals are nearly flat when opened, with durable spines, strong white-stock paper and high-gloss covers. Use as memoir journals, prayer journals, travel journals and even work journals. Take a look!

Christian Prayer, Memoir & Travel Journals
Israel Prayer, Memoir & Travel Journals
Vintage Journals

For those who prefer blank pages without numbers, our 7 x 10 Life Story Journals might be perfect. Draw, doodle and/or paste in photos. And for history buffs, our Israel Journal Series offers both options: lined with numbers and unlined without page numbers. Enjoy!

Alec Baldwin’s Memoir – Riveting, Revealing & Rewarding

“You’ll never be young enough to do this again.”

Alec Baldwin claims he is not a writer. Yet he has written a masterful memoir for theater-goers, film-lovers and non-fiction readers. His book is eloquent, insightful and generous. A page-turner with a jewelry box of relatable lines. “I would stare at Ireland, mesmerized, and say to her tiny being, ‘My God, it’s you! I wondered who would show up and it’s you.'”

Alec Baldwin MemoirAlec has a photographic memory for sweet and sorrowful moments that few could recall. The unremarkable – watching television films with his father; football in the snow with friends – become memorable when he reels you into his 3-D life.

Alec opens a backstage door to theater and television, while capturing the talent, glory and harshness of the film industry. Aspiring actors/actresses could soften heartbreaks by reading this book.

The writer is poetic, sensitive and provocative. He has a bad temper when provoked, but boundless love when appreciated.

I want to say, “Alec, I/we hardly knew you.” Who is this man?

A campaigner for countless causes who throws boxer-trained punches when someone threatens his family. How deplorable, shouted the press. But in reading his book, I understand. Alec Baldwin is irrevocably politically-incorrect – raw and tough. Alec is us as we once were.

Where others might veil their words, Alec explains how he “fell in love” with countless actors and actresses along the way – but definitely not the way you think; how he failed to achieve star-studded, A-list film status; or how he let down people he loved. Where is the whitewash? Alec doesn’t shrink from pay-back, but the attacks are sparing enough that a reader can touch the scars.

For Alec, loss leads to a much greater prize – a soul mate, in his case.

I must thank Karen Gantz for sending me this work. Karen is Alec Baldwin’s indomitable New York literary agent/attorney. I often assist her in helping authors prepare proposals and manuscripts, especially in the memoir niche. I had no role whatsoever in Alec’s project, but Karen said I would enjoy his book. She was right!

Memoir-hopefuls should immerse themselves in Nevertheless before they type. Listen to the pace of the writing. Watch as Alec transforms description into action.

Writing classes should make the book required reading.

Be bold. Remember Alec.

Vintage Journals: Memoirs, Creative Writing, Drawing, Notebooks

“Write your life” with our lined journals – 150 pages with page numbers. Historic cover images. High gloss cover, strong spine, white paper.

What if your electronic memories were to vanish? Phones and computers are hacked. The “cloud” is uncertain. Social media is akin to writing on a movie screen. But journals are private and often “forever.” Our vintage journals will bring a smile to your heart. Please scroll this page for our lined and unlined vintage journals.

Vintage Auto Journal

Vintage Auto Journal

For Vintage Auto Fans.

Blank, Lined, 150 Pages + Page Numbers.

Creative Journal, Memoir Journal, Travel Journal.

The perfect gift for antique and classic automobile fans (1930s cover).

Excellent for free-style writing. Use as a diary or notebook.

Glossy cover, durable spine and strong white paper. (Paperback: 6 x 9)


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Vintage Journal: Lion Tamer

Vintage Journal: Lion Tamer

Vintage Journal Features 1890s Poster Cover.

Blank, Lined, 150 Pages + Page Numbers.

Excellent for free-style writing. Use as a diary or notebook.

The perfect gift for vintage poster fans.

Excellent for creative writing, memoirs, poetry, humor or travel.

Glossy cover, durable spine and strong white paper. (Paperback: 6 x 9)


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Vintage Auto Journal

Vintage Auto Journal

Vintage Journal: For Determined Women (Classic 1931 Photo).

Blank, Lined, 150 Pages + Page Numbers.

Retro cover features a vintage auto, lovely young woman and…a donkey. (There must be a backstory!)

Excellent for creative writing, memoirs, poetry, humor or travel.

An uplifting gift for determined women who like to laugh.

Glossy cover, durable spine and strong white paper. (Paperback: 6 x 9)

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Write, draw, dream your future with our blank, unlined “life story journals”.

Vintage cover photographs of famous women from the early 1900s will inspire your journey. The heroine’s “story” is featured on an inside page.

Perfect gift for mothers, daughters and granddaughters. Journals are 7 x 10 with 112 unlined pages.

Beautiful Unknown: Inspiring Journal Diary with Vintage Cover of Opera Star Sari Petrass – 112 Unlined Pages (Life Story Journal). Our vintage passion journal cover inspires creative writing, drawing and notebook entries. The fascinating story of early 1900s opera star Sari Petras is featured within. Journal your hopes, prayers and dreams. Relive special moments. A perfect gift for loved ones and friends. 7 x 10 – Blank, Unlined, 112 pages. Journal Quality: Glossy finished cover; Durable 55-pound white paper; and a strong binding.

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Beautiful Unknown – A Life Story Journal

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Eternal Flapper: Inspiring Journal Diary with Vintage Cover of Broadway Star Edna Wallace Hopper – 112 Unlined Pages (Life Story Journal). Our vintage passion journal inspires journal writing, drawing and diary entries. The fascinating cover story on early 1900s Broadway star Edna Wallace Hopper is featured within. Discover her secrets to “perpetual youth.” Journal your life story. Relive special moments. Record your hopes, prayers and dreams. Gift to loved ones and friends. Journal Quality: Glossy cover; Durable 55-pound white paper; and a strong binding. 112 blank pages, unlined.

Edna Wallance Hopper Vintage Journal

Eternal Flapper – A Life Story Journal

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Hungry Heart: Inspiring Journal Diary with Vintage Cover of Movie Star Alice Brady – 112 Unlined Pages (Life Story Journal). Our vintage passion journal cover inspires creative writing, drawing and notebook entries. The fascinating story of Silent Era film star Alice Brady is featured within. Journal your hopes, prayers and dreams. Relive special moments. A perfect gift for loved ones and friends. 7 x 10 – Blank, Unlined, 112 pages. Journal Quality: Glossy finished cover; Durable 55-pound white paper; and a strong binding.

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Life Story Journals – Featuring Early 1900s Film, Flapper & Opera Stars

Write, draw, dream your future with our Life Story Journals. Vintage cover photographs of famous women from the early 1900s will inspire your journey. The “story” behind each cover is featured within. Perfect gifts for mothers, daughters, granddaughters and home schoolers.

Journals are 7 x 10 with 137 unlined pages. Use as a diary, notebook or sketchbook.

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Beautiful Unknown – A Life Story Journal

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Edna Wallance Hopper Vintage Journal

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Hungry Heart – A Life Story Journal

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Christian Journals: Inspiring Jesus Era, Holyland Covers

Journal Covers: Sea of Galilee, Jordan River, Church of the Holy Sepulchre and more.

Perfect for free-style journaling. Use as a diary or notebook. Paste in photos & mementos. Gift our inspirational Christian journals to family and friends. 150 blank, lined pages. Size: 6 x 9.

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Sea of Galilee JournalSea of Galilee Journal – Jesus Era Boat

This stunning Holyland journal features a Jesus Era boat on the Sea of Galilee. A perfect Christian prayer journal, travel journal, memoir or study journal. Enjoy for free-style journaling.

Lined pages and subtle page numbers make it easy to track important events and dates. List key pages at the back. Record your journey and hopes for the future. Capture experiences and emotions. Excellent for Bible study. A memorable birthday or holiday gift for loved ones and friends. High-gloss cover, 55-pound white paper and a strong spine.

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Church of the Holy Sepulchre JournalChurch of the Holy Sepulchre Journal

This memorable Holyland journal features the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Enjoy as a Christian prayer journal, travel journal, memoir or Christian bible study journal.

Lined pages and subtle page numbers make it easy to track important events and dates. List key pages at the back. Record your journey and hopes for the future. Capture experiences and emotions. A memorable birthday or holiday gift for loved ones and friends. High-gloss cover, 55-pound white paper and a strong spine; 150 pages; 6 x 9.

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Jordan River Serenity JournalJordan River Serenity Journal

This inspiring Holyland journal features the Jordan River at Sunset (Serenity). A perfect Christian prayer journal, travel journal, memoir or study journal. Enjoy for free-style journaling.

Lined pages and subtle page numbers make it easy to track important events and dates. List key pages at the back. Record your journey and hopes for the future. Capture experiences and emotions. Excellent for Bible study. A memorable birthday or holiday gift for loved ones and friends. High-gloss cover, 55-pound white paper and a strong spine. 150 pages; 6 x 9.

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Jordan River Baptism JournalJordan River Baptism Journal

This moving Holyland journal features a 1960s Jordan River Baptism site cover. A perfect Christian prayer journal, travel journal, memoir or study journal.

Lined pages and subtle page numbers make it easy to track important events and dates. List key pages at the back. Record your journey and hopes for the future. Capture experiences and emotions. Excellent for Bible study. A memorable birthday or holiday gift for loved ones and friends. High-gloss cover, 55-pound white paper and a strong spine. 150 pages; 6 x 9.

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Ceasarea Philippe JournalCeasarea Philippe Journal

This inspirational Holy Land travel journal features the Ceasarea Philippe prayer site. A perfect Christian prayer journal, travel journal, memoir or study journal.

Lined pages and subtle page numbers make it easy to track important events and dates. List key pages at the back. Record your journey and hopes for the future. Capture experiences and emotions. Excellent for Bible study. A memorable birthday or holiday gift for loved ones and friends. High-gloss cover, 55-pound white paper and a strong spine. 150 pages; 6 x 9.

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Ancient Megiddo JournalAncient Megiddo Journal

This Holy Land travel journal features archeological sites from biblical Megiddo on the cover. A perfect Christian prayer journal, travel journal, memoir or study journal.

Lined pages and subtle page numbers make it easy to track important events and dates. List key pages at the back. Record your journey and hopes for the future. Capture experiences and emotions. Excellent for Bible study. A memorable birthday or holiday gift for loved ones and friends. High-gloss cover, 55-pound white paper and a strong spine. 150 pages; 6 x 9.

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Israel Travel Journals – Historic & Scenic Cover Photographs – Israel Vintage Journal Diary Notebooks

Collectible Israeli cover photographs. True keepsakes. Perfect for Jewish, Birthright, Bat/Bar Mitzvah and Christians traveling to Israel. Capture Israeli sites, memories and emotions. Write, draw, include Israel photos and Israeli stamps. Gift these inspirational journals to family and friends. Exceptional memoir and diary journals.

Prime Ministers Golda Meir, David Ben-Gurion and Yitzhak Rabin, Israel Travel Journal Series

Front Cover: David Ben-Gurion and Golda Meir (1959).
Back Cover: Golda Meir and Yitzhak Rabin, (1974).

Vol. 3, 6 x 9, 150 Pages, Lined with Page Numbers

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Israeli Soldier - Israel Journal

Front Cover: IDF Artillery Officer, 1950. Back Cover: IDF Women’s Corp Officer, 1955.

Vol. 1, 6 x 9, 137 Pages, Unlined

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Israeli Pilot & Officer, 1955

Front Cover: Israeli Pilot, 1955. Back Cover: Israeli Women’s Corp Officer, 1955

Vol. 2, 6 x 9, 137 Pages, Unlined

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Dead Sea Mountains, Israel Travel Journal Series

Dead Sea Mountains

Vol. 4, 6 x 9, 150 Lined Pages with Page Numbers

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Banyas Waterfalls

Banyas Waterfalls

Vol. 5, 6 x 9, 150 Lined Pages with Page Numbers

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“Smoke Free Condos Book” Called the Gold Standard for Condominium Boards & Condo Owners – Smoke Free Living

Amazon Customer on February 24, 2016

Smoke Free CondosFormat: Paperback on Amazon

I previously worked for the American Lung Association under a health initiative designed to provide free assistance and consultation to management companies, condo owners, and condo boards on the benefits of restricting smoking inside the unit. While adult smoking is by far the minority, and nothing hurts the resale value of condo more than tobacco smoke, when it comes to a community or association restricting smoking inside all the units, great difficulties amount. The casual argument between the smoker’s rights vs. the nonsmokers was painstakingly a motif in board meetings I attended, mostly among nonsmokers, until I read this book.

Dr. Joyce Starr wrote this book as a catalogue of how she worked with her condo board and condo owners in changing the governing documents, making secondhand smoke a nuisance and restricting smoking inside the unit. Her work is essentially a guidebook (and may I say the gold standard) on how to successfully make these changes. Her book includes an interesting overview of case law that seems to favor the nonsmoker and points to the conclusion that there are no legally protected rights to smoke. While smoking is certainly not illegal, it also is not a right in the sense that there are laws protecting a person’s right to smoke. It can best considered as a privilege, much like driving, and like driving, it can be suspended or controlled if abused. The book also includes a copy of governing doc language and other tidbits that a board may find useful. For $15, this book can easily save an association thousands of dollars in attorney fees.

“In Dr. Starr’s case, changing the condo governing docs was a much harder task because unlike other states, Florida COA law requires a 67% consensus from all the condo owners. Not a simple majority of the voters, but 67% of all condo owners must vote in favor of an amendment in order for a change to take effect. Despite this setback, Dr. Starr got it done. Read this book and you will find out how to do it just as successfully. For those in the public health community that are considering this book as a resource, I highly recommend it. This book, along with her other magnificent work, Secondhand Smoke Crimes” should be in your library. In fact, contact Dr. Starr directly via her personal website for bulk orders. I have found that by providing this book to associations in advance of board presentations changes the dynamics of the meeting. For instance, questions become inquiries for more knowledge instead of accusations.”

Giants of Israel – The Greatest Generation

Dear Joyce,

I am writing this note to express to you our sincere gratitude for taking the time to speak to our Temple audience today. Your impressive presentation clearly demonstrates a genuine love and respect for “The Giants of Israel” (e.g. Ariel Sharon, Shimon Peres, Menachem and Aliza Begin). Your colorful vignettes combined with cherished stories illustrates a deep understanding for the political complexities which these individuals courageously addressed during their time in office.

You were certainly privileged to know these extraordinary historical figures in such a personal way. Thank you for sharing your “love letter to the Giants of Israel” with our Temple family.

I hope that you will return to Temple Beth El Israel to speak with us again in the future.

With all our best wishes,

Flo Giltman, M.S.W.
Chairperson, Adult Education Committee
Temple Beth El Israel

U.S.-Israel Relations: Israeli Giants – The Human Element + 70 Historic Photographs

Giants of Israel: The Human Element in U.S.-Israel Relations

5.0 out of 5 stars Preserving the legacy of the “The Giants of Israel,” Amazon Review, February 22, 2016

Dr. Starr’s book – Israel’s Impossible Era: The Human Element in U.S.-Israel Relations – clearly demonstrates the author’s genuine love and respect for “The Giants of Israel” (e.g. Ariel Sharon, Shimon Peres, Menachem and Aliza Begin). The author’s colorful vignettes combined with her cherished personal stories illustrates a deep understanding for the political complexities which these extraordinary individuals courageously addressed during their term in office. Dr. Starr clearly recognizes what an extraordinary privilege it was to have known these historical figures in such a personal way. Anyone who loves and appreciates the legacy of the State of Israel will enjoy both the personal and historical accounts presented in this book.”

From David Ben-Gurion, Shimon Peres, Golda Meir and Yitzhak Rabin to Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Shamir and General Ariel Sharon. Candid interviews with Israeli giants and key players on the U.S.-Israeli relationship — dramatized by over 70 historic photographs of Israeli and U.S. leaders in “Kodak” moments. Providing critical insight on the human divide in U.S.-Israel relations, the book underscores strengths and weaknesses in the American-Israeli alliance.

Discover what Americans and Israelis really thought about their counterparts during Israel’s Impossible Era. Survival, peace and dreams were at stake—an Israeli yearning for commitment versus American demands for respect. Shouting to negotiate. A zest for life versus “a cold, robotic approach.” “Why can’t you bend your mentality?” “Israelis are awful, but Americans are vicious.” “We need it, so why can’t you just give it to us?” An essential guide for government officials, politicians, the business community, and Israel supporters or critics.

A U.S. diplomat descends into a fistfight in Tel Aviv (and enjoys it). An American negotiator nearly has a heart attack during a tense session with Ariel Sharon. What really happened when the Jonathan Pollard spy scandal broke? (Not what you think.) Secretary George Shultz invited Prime Minister Shamir to his home for a breakfast of pancakes. What could go wrong? (Hint: The peace process.) Who did General Sharon call a supercilious American WASP, while giving him a gift? Why was Menachem Begin so admired by American diplomats? Yitzhak Rabin warns that Americans have no sense of humor. Shimon Peres reflects on achieving top marks in New York’s New School courses when he was first learning English. Blending biographies, photographs and autobiography, this work will bring back a rush of memories for many.

Author Dr. Joyce Starr directed the Near East Studies Program of the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) for more than a decade. A life-long Independent, she served in both Democratic and Republican Administrations. Joyce has advised Israeli universities and international think tanks.