Silent Letter by Yitzchak Mayer

Silent Letter by Yitzchak Mayer

Written as an introspective, lyrical letter to her missing husband, the novel begins one night in January 1943, when Roszy’s husband Moritz, a member of the French Resistance, is hauled away by the Gestapo in Marseilles. Roszy is left alone and seven months pregnant with their two sons, Erwin (the author, Yitzchak Mayer) and Jackie. Unable to locate her husband, who later will die in Auschwitz, Roszy decides to escape…

King Solomon’s Table by Joan Nathan

King Solomon's Table by Joan Nathan

Driven by a passion for discovery, the biblical King Solomon is said to have sent emissaries on land and sea to all corners of the ancient world, initiating a mass cross-pollination of culinary cultures that continues to bear fruit today. With Solomon’s appetites and explorations in mind, in these pages Joan Nathan—“the queen of American Jewish cooking” (Houston Chronicle)—gathers together more than 170 recipes, from Israel to Italy to India…

The Magic Honey Jar: A Jewish Tale For Rosh Hashanah by Rachel Mintz

The Magic Honey Jar: A Jewish Tale For Rosh Hashanah by Rachel Mintz

The Famous Tale In a Jewish Version For Rosh Hashanah In this book a Jewish version which has Rosh Hashanah as it’s center theme. Based on the famous folklore tale, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Where the sorcerer departs his workshop, leaving his apprentice with chores to perform. The apprentice is using magic spells in which he is not yet fully trained to manage. A child says…

City on a Hilltop: American Jews and the Israeli Settler Movement by Sara Yael Hirschhorn

City on a Hilltop: American Jews and the Israeli Settler Movement by Sara Yael Hirschhorn

Since 1967, more than 60,000 Jewish-Americans have settled in the territories captured by the State of Israel during the Six Day War. Comprising 15 percent of the settler population today, these immigrants have established major communities, transformed domestic politics and international relations, and committed shocking acts of terrorism. They demand attention in both Israel and the United States, but little is known about who they are and why they chose…

Pesach Cleaning for Rosh Hashanna: Thoughts and Tales from a Jewish Psychologist by Dr. Ruth Benjamin PhD

Pesach Cleaning for Rosh Hashanna: Thoughts and Tales from a Jewish Psychologist by Dr. Ruth Benjamin PhD

What kind of copper-gold thread links Pesach and Rosh Hashanah? What links are there between Pesach Cleaning which is very systematic and practical and doing Tesuvah which is very spiritual and focused on self searching. Both involve intensive and vigorous searching and cleaning and getting ‘rid ‘ of anything that should not be there. How to do Tesuvah is often very vague and linking it to the ‘methods’ of Pesach…

The Girl From Foreign by Sadia Shepard

The Girl From Foreign by Sadia Shepard

Fascinating and intimate , The Girl from Foreign is one woman’s search for ancient family secrets that leads to an adventure in far-off lands. Sadia Shepard, the daughter of a white Protestant from Colorado and a Muslim from Pakistan, was shocked to discover that her grandmother was a descendant of the Bene Israel, a tiny Jewish community shipwrecked in India two thousand years ago. After traveling to India to put…

Rabbi Benjamin’s Buttons by Alice B. McGinty

Rabbi Benjamin's Buttons by Alice B. McGinty

Jennifer Black Reinhardt (Illustrator) As a sign of affection for their warm-hearted rabbi, the families of the congregation make Rabbi Benjamin a special holiday vest, complete with four shiny silver buttons. Throughout the year—Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, Chanukah, and Passover—the rabbi celebrates with his congregation, unable to resist their delicious home-cooked food. But with each holiday his vest grows tight, tighter, until . . . POP!

The Book of Life by Stuart Nadler

The Book of Life by Stuart Nadler

Forced together on a trip from Manhattan to Rhode Island, a father and son attempt to renew their bond over lobster, cigarettes, and a buried secret. A pure-hearted artist finds his devotion cruelly tested, while his true love tries to repent for the biggest mistake of her life. Unwittingly thrust into an open marriage, a man struggles to reconnect with his newly devout son. And in the book’s daring first…

Seasoned Moments: Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur: Recipes for a Happy New Year by Michal Dagan Levison

Seasoned Moments: Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur: Recipes for a Happy New Year by Michal Dagan Levison

From an Israeli-American cook who is passionate about building family through food comes a vibrant new collection of more than 40 recipes for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Michal Levison shares bold takes on traditional fare, as well as inventive new dishes that will become hallmarks of your holiday table. Influenced by her childhood in Israel as well as her travels throughout the world, Michal connects cultural traditions with contemporary…

The Return to God Soul Kit: How to Prepare for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur by Rae Shagalov

The Return to God Soul Kit: How to Prepare for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur by Rae Shagalov

You know you should be starting to prepare for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. But how should you begin? What should you do? And who has time anyway?!!! Now, there’s a new, creative way to get into the deep introspective soul work of the Jewish Holy Days! Featuring: 28 beautiful calligraphy Artnotes to surround yourself with inspiration 21 Soul Adventures – a fun, creative way to do introspection! 12 Coloring…