500 Years in the Making: People of the Book by Akiva Aaronson

500 Years in the Making: People of the Book by Akiva Aaronson

The invention of the printing press created a revolution for Jews everywhere. Who could imagine at that time the extraordinary benefits that printing would bring to world Jewry? “People of the Book” vividly describes the invention itself, and then takes us through five hundred years of Hebrew printing, from the earliest products of fifteenth-century printers to those of modern times. Author and teacher Akiva Aaronson introduces us to the first…

Voices in the Wilderness: Emerging Roles of Israel Clergywomen

Voices in the Wilderness: Emerging Roles of Israel Clergywomen

Edited by Jonathan L Friedmann and Meeka Simerly This is an amazing book about Jewish women’s rights in the traditional world of religious practice. This is an important ongoing debate in the Jewish world. Women are increasingly claiming the right of religious practice equal to men. In Israel traditional religious practice does not allow women in roles of religious leadership. In this book nine Jewish Reform clergywomen describe their experiences…

The New Passover Menu by Paula Shoyer

The New Passover Menu by Paula Shoyer

Passover is a celebration of freedom—and Paula Shoyer’s innovative Passover collection celebrates culinary freedom, while still honoring the holiday’s dietary rules. Her dishes will set you free, combining all the nostalgic pleasure of family favorites with 65 contemporary creations sure to please a new generation of creative cooks. To streamline your planning, there are eight full menus to use as is or to mix and match, along with suggestions for…

The Innocents by Francesca Segal

The Innocents by Francesca Segal

The book at Amazon and on Kindle Deceit and betrayal abound in this tale by first-time novelist Francesca Segal. Drawing upon Edith Wharton’s 1921 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Age of Innocence, Segal spins a tale of upper-middle class London Jews behaving badly. Twenty-eight year old Adam Newman is preparing to marry Rachel Gilbert, who has played loyal girlfriend to his faithful breadwinner ever since they met on a teen tour…

Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, 2004-2012 by Loli Kantor

Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, 2004-2012 by Loli Kantor

The book at Amazon Loli Kantor is the daughter of Holocaust survivors who lost nearly their entire families, and her desire to reconnect with her family’s history first took her to Poland in 2004. As she photographed her parents’ hometowns and grappled with the destruction and grief of the past, her vision gradually widened beyond the personal to focus on the signs of the rebirth of Jewish culture in Eastern…

National Jewish Book Club from Jewish Book Council

National Jewish Book Club from Jewish Book Council

New this Fall The National Jewish Book Club is an exciting, accessible way to discover a new favorite or re-read an old one. Join book clubs across the country in reading excellent works of Jewish literature through this complimentary program of JBC Book Clubs. You may know about “One Book, One Community”—the National Jewish Book Club is more like many books in many communities! Choose what you read and how…

New York 1, Tel Aviv 0: Stories by Shelly Oria

New York 1, Tel Aviv 0: Stories by Shelly Oria

The book at Amazon and on Kindle Enter the world of New York 1, Tel Aviv 0, where the characters are as intelligent and charming as they are lonely. A couple discovers the ability to stop time together; another couple lives with a constant loud beeping in their apartment, though only one of them can hear it. A father leaves his daughter in Israel to pursue a painting career in…

People of the Book: Five Hundred Years of the Hebrew Book from the Beginning of Printing to the Twentieth Century by Akiva Aaronson

People of the Book: Five Hundred Years of the Hebrew Book from the Beginning of Printing to the Twentieth Century by Akiva Aaronson

The book at Amazon The invention of the printing press created a revolution for Jews everywhere. Who could imagine at that time the extraordinary benefits that printing would bring to world Jewry? “People of the Book” vividly describes the invention itself, and then takes us through five hundred years of Hebrew printing, from the earliest products of fifteenth-century printers to those of modern times. Author and teacher Akiva Aaronson introduces…

Every Picture Tells a Story, Volume One: Bereishis by Chaim Natan Firszt

Every Picture Tells a Story, Volume One: Bereishis by Chaim Natan Firszt

The book at Amazon A picture is worth a thousand words. Accompanied by words, it’s worth millions, and when it comes to illustrate and to bring to life the words of the Torah, it is priceless. Vividly hand-illustrated with colorful portrayals of Torah personalities and events, the Every Picture Tells a Story series brings the weekly Parsha to life with illustrations, Torah verses, and descriptive commentary based on Midrash and…

Catch The Jew! by Tuvia Tenenbom

Catch The Jew! by Tuvia Tenenbom

The book at Amazon Catch the Jew! recounts the adventures of Tuvia Tenenbom, who wanders around Israel of our time calling himself “Tobi the German.” In the course of numerous interviews Tuvia extracts information, sentiments, hidden theories and delusional visions motivating the miscellany of peoples forming the present-day Holy Land. Does Palestinian wife number one hate the Jews more than she hates wife number two? Who does a young German…