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…

This Is Just a Test by Wendy Wan-Long Shang and Madelyn Rosenberg

This Is Just a Test by Wendy Wan-Long Shang and Madelyn Rosenberg

David Da-Wei Horowitz has a lot on his plate. Preparing for his upcoming bar mitzvah would be enough work even if it didn’t involve trying to please his Jewish and Chinese grandmothers, who argue about everything. But David just wants everyone to be happy. via Jewish Book Council

Rimon for Shira by Galia Sabbag

Rimon for Shira by Galia Sabbag

Erin Taylor (Illustrator) Happy Rosh Hashanah! Hebrew words like: Shabbat, Torah, shalom or Mazal-tov are part of our Jewish and everyday lingo. When Shira learned about the RIMON for Rosh Hashanah at school, the word became part of her Jewish lingo. Based on a true story, read on and see what happened to Shira and her RIMON…..

The Worlds We Think We Know by Dalia Rosenfeld

The Worlds We Think We Know by Dalia Rosenfeld

Fiercely funny and entirely original, this debut collection of stories takes readers from the United States to Israel—and back—to examine the mystifying reaches of our own minds and hearts. The characters of The Worlds We Think We Know are swept up by forces beyond their control: war, adulthood, family—and their own emotions, as powerful as the sandstorm that gusts through these stories. In Ohio, a college student cruelly enlists the…

High Holidays & More: An Interactive Guide for Kids: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

High Holidays & More: An Interactive Guide for Kids: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

by Sarah Mazor (Author), Ari Mazor (Editor) During Tishrei, the first month of the Jewish Calendar, Jews celebrate four holidays: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah, each with its unique rituals, customs, and meaning. This fun an interactive book provides – An overview of each of the holidays – Highlights of unique holiday characteristics – Description of customs and traditions. The descriptive explanation of the holidays and…

Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court, from Brandeis to Kagan by David G. Dalin

Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court, from Brandeis to Kagan by David G. Dalin

Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court examines the lives, legal careers, and legacies of the eight Jews who have served or who currently serve as justices of the U.S. Supreme Court: Louis D. Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, Felix Frankfurter, Arthur Goldberg, Abe Fortas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, and Elena Kagan. David Dalin discusses the relationship that these Jewish justices have had with the presidents who appointed them, and given…

Ceremony & Celebration: Introduction to the Holidays by Jonathan Sacks

Ceremony & Celebration: Introduction to the Holidays by Jonathan Sacks

When did Rosh HaShana, the anniversary of creation, become a day of judge¬ment? How does Yom Kippur unite the priest’s atonement with the prophet’s repentance? What makes Kohelet, read on Sukkot, the most joyful book in the Bible? Why is the remembrance of the Pesah story so central to Jewish morality? And which does Shavuot really celebrate – the law or the land? Bringing together Rabbi Sacks’s acclaimed introductions to…

Heretics by Leonardo Padura

Heretics by Leonardo Padura

Translator: Anna Kushner In 1939, the Saint Louis sails from Hamburg into Havana’s port with hundreds of Jewish refugees seeking asylum from the Nazi regime. From the docks, nine-year-old Daniel Kaminsky watches as the passengers, including his mother, father, and sister, become embroiled in a fiasco of Cuban corruption. But the Kaminskys have a treasure that they hope will save them: a small Rembrandt portrait of Christ. Yet six days…

Munich 1919: Diary of a Revolution by Victor Klemperer

Munich 1919: Diary of a Revolution by Victor Klemperer

Munich 1919 is a vivid portrayal of the chaos that followed World War I and the collapse of the Munich Council Republic by one of the most perceptive chroniclers of German history. Victor Klemperer provides a moving and thrilling account of what turned out to be a decisive turning point in the fate of a nation, for the revolution of 1918-9 not only produced the first German democracy, it also…

Talmudic Transgressions; Engaging the Work of Daniel Boyarin

Talmudic Transgressions; Engaging the Work of Daniel Boyarin

Edited by Charlotte E. Fonrobert, Ishay Rosen-Zvi, Aharon Shemesh, Moulie Vidas, in collaboration with James Redfield Talmudic Transgressions is a collection of essays on rabbinic literature and related fields in response to the boundary-pushing scholarship of Daniel Boyarin. This work is an attempt to transgress boundaries in various ways, since boundaries differentiate social identities, literary genres, legal practices, or diasporas and homelands. These essays locate the transgressive not outside the…