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Books posted on JewishBookWorld.org in August 2016

Here is the list of the 21 books that I posted on JewishBookWorld.org during the month of August 2016:

  1. Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger’s Life by Sarah Kaminsky
  2. Benghazi-Bergen-Belsen by Yossi Sucary
  3. Comprehensive English-Yiddish Dictionary Bilingual Edition by Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath, Paul Glasser
  4. Cousin Joseph: A Graphic Novel by Jules Feiffer
  5. Drawing the Iron Curtain: Jews and the Golden Age of Soviet Animation by Maya Balakirsky Katz
  6. Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend
  7. Holocaust: An American Understanding by Deborah E. Lipstadt
  8. The Imperial Wife by Irina Reyn
  9. JewAsian: Race, Religion, and Identity for America’s Newest Jews by Helen Kiyong Kim and Noah Samuel Leavitt
  10. Jewish Salonica Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern Greece by Devin Naar
  11. The Last Woman Standing by Thelma Adams
  12. Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon
  13. A Life Twice Given by David Gordon Daniel
  14. Midnight In Berlin by James MacManus
  15. Modern Orthodox Judaism: A Documentary History by Zev Eleff
  16. Orchestra of Exiles: The Story of Bronislaw Huberman, the Israel Philharmonic, and the One Thousand Jews He Saved from Nazi Horrors by Josh Aronson, Denise George
  17. The Rabbi Saved by Hitler’s Soldiers: Rebbe Joseph Isaac Schneersohn and His Astonishing Rescue by Bryan Mark Rigg
  18. Reading Claudius: A Memoir in Two Parts by Caroline Heller
  19. Revolutionary Yiddishland: A History of Jewish Radicalism by Alain Brossat and Sylvia Klingberg
  20. Seinfeldia by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
  21. What America Owes the Jews, What Jews Owe America by

Oral history of an imaginary German town

Cover for Péter Nádas' "Az élet sója" (The salt of lifeI love reading challenging books and novelty, hence I loved Péter Nádas‘ “Az élet sója” (The salt of life). Having no preconception of the book, i.e. I didn’t know anything about it before starting to read it, it took me a while to get into it. The challenge: I kept thinking, why would the author write such an uninteresting book. If it is fiction it is all wrong as it doesn’t have a single character, person to focus on. And if it is intended to be non-fiction then what it is supposed to teach us. Once I realized what it is, however my bewilderment from reading a label defying book turned into pure delight. It is a novel, with rather strong character development and all the usual journey and tribulations of a hero, except that the hero is the town itself and not a person. It was much easier to identify the style: it was obviously told in 12, monthly, installments, starting with April, i.e. spring, but the key to understanding it was that these are the written words of an oral storyteller and not designed not to sound and fell like a book that started its life in written format. This was novelty for me, and I relished the novelty of reading something in a new (for me) style. (Note added after reading reviews: each chapter was published on an online literary portal, hence the format. Just like Dickens’ novels (and later others’), which were published in a similarly serial fashion.) Continue reading

Books added to FilmandReligion.com in May 2016

Cover for Sacred Space: The Quest for Transcendence in Science Fiction Film and TelevisionIn the month of May 2016 I added these 22 books to FilmandReligion.com that discusses aspects of film/TV and religion. About half of them are from the last 12 months, and the rest is from earlier

  1. The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (2016) by Rhonda Burnette-BletschBuy
  2. Coen: Framing Religion in Amoral Order (2016) by Elijah Siegler Buy
  3. Esoteric Hollywood: Sex, Cults and Symbols in Film (2016) by Jay DyerBuy
  4. Faith, Family, Film: A Teacher’s Trek (2016) by Fred EichelmanBuy
  5. Hollywood Holyland: The Filming and Scoring of The Greatest Story Ever Told (1992) by Ken DarbyBuy
  6. I Just Saw Jesus: The JESUS Film – From Vision, to Reality, to the Unimaginable (2016) by Paul Eshleman Buy
  7. Jean-Luc Godard’s Hail Mary: Women and the Sacred in Film (1993) by Maryel Buy
  8. Jero Tapakan: Balinese Healer: An Ethnographic Film Monograph (1996) by Linda Connor, Patsy Asch, Timothy AschBuy
  9. Light Shining in a Dark Place: Discovering Theology through Film (2012) by Jeff SellarsBuy
  10. Love in the Afterlife: Underground Religion at the Movies (2016) by Richard StrinerBuy
  11. Of Elephants and Toothaches: Ethics, Politics, and Religion in Krzysztof Kieslowski’s ‘Decalogue’ (2016) by Eva Badowska, Francesca ParmeggianiBuy
  12. Profane Parables: Film and the American Dream (2016) by Matthew S. RindgeBuy
  13. Redeeming Television: How TV Changes Christians–how Christians Can Change TV (1992) by Quentin J. SchultzeBuy
  14. Religion and Prime Time Television (1997) by Michael SumanBuy
  15. Religion Vs. Television: Competitors in Cultural Context (1996) by Jay NewmanBuy
  16. Religious Television: Controversies and Conclusions (1990) by Robert Abelman, Stewart M. HooverBuy
  17. Sacred Space: The Quest for Transcendence in Science Fiction Film and Television (2010) by Douglas E. CowanBuy
  18. The Silents of Jesus in the Cinema (1897-1927) (2016) by David ShepherdBuy
  19. Through a Lens Darkly: Tracing Redemption in Film (2015) by Marjorie Hewitt SuchockiBuy
  20. Watching TV Religiously: Television and Theology in Dialogue (2016) by Kutter Callaway, Dean BataliBuy
  21. The Way: A Cinematic Retreat Guide (2016) by Rose PacatteBuy
  22. Westernized Visual Representation of Jesus and the Construction of Religious Meanings (2015) by Dong Hwan KwonBuy

Books posted on JewishBookWorld.org in May 2016

Kosher Feijoada and Other Paradoxes of Jewish Life in São Paulo by Misha KleinHere is the list of the 50 books that I posted on JewishBookWorld.org during the month of May 2016:

  1. 49 Days: An Interactive Journal of Self-Development by Rivka Levy
  2. Anatomy of Malice: The Enigma of the Nazi War Criminals by Joel E. Dimsdale
  3. And After the Fire by Laura Belfer
  4. Anything for my Bubela: A Jewish / Mafia Comedy by Geoff Sturtevant
  5. Becoming Malka by Mirta Trupp
  6. Bellow’s People by David Mikics
  7. The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner
  8. By Chance Alone: A Remarkable True Story of Courage and Survival at Auschwitz by Max Eisen
  9. Central Station by Lavie Tidhar
  10. City of Secrets by Stewart O’Nan
  11. Cold Florida: A hard-boiled mystery set in Florida (A Foggy Moskowitz Mystery) by Phillip DePoy
  12. Coming of Age in Jewish America: Bar and Bat Mitzvah Reinterpreted by Patricia Keer Munro
  13. Czech Mates: Holocaust Legacy by David A Weiss
  14. The Dead Man by Nora Gold
  15. Drawing the Holocaust: A Teenager’s Memory of Terezin, Birkenau, and Mauthausen by Michael Kraus
  16. The Extraordinary Dr Epstein by Susan Lee Kerr
  17. Forever, My Homeland by Roberta Kagan
  18. Forevermore: Three Documented Stories of Jewish Historical Figures Overcoming Oppression (WW II) by Shlomo Kalo
  19. The Frum Revolution: A Comprehensive Solution to the Off-the-Derech Crisis by Eli Rietti
  20. The Gilboa Iris by Zahava Englard
  21. The Holocaust and Compensated Compliance in Italy: Fossoli di Carpi, 1942-1952 by Alexis Herr
  22. The House of Dreams by Kate Lord Brown
  23. The Influence of Abraham Cohen de Herrera’s Kabbalah on Spinoza’s Metaphysics by Miquel Beltrán
  24. The Israel Warrior: Fighting Back for the Jewish State from Campus to Street Corner by Shmuley Boteach
  25. Jewish Nationality and Soviet Politics: The Jewish Sections of the CPSU, 1917-1930 by Zvi Y. Gitelman
  26. Jewish Radical Ultra-Orthodoxy Confronts Modernity, Zionism and Women’s Equality by Motti Inbari
  27. Kaplan’s Quest by Richard Steinitz
  28. Kosher Feijoada and Other Paradoxes of Jewish Life in São Paulo by Misha Klein
  29. The Land Is Full by Alon Tal
  30. Memory Work: The Second Generation by Nina Fischer
  31. Nathan’s Famous: The First 100 Years of America’s Favorite Frankfurter Company by William Handwerker
  32. The Nazi Hunters by Andrew Nagorski
  33. A None’s Story: Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam by Corinna Nicolaou
  34. On the Wings of Faith by Eli Fishman
  35. One Bridge to Life by William Samelson
  36. A Perfect Life by Eileen Pollack
  37. Photographing God: Creating a Spiritual Blog of Your Life by Mel Alexenberg
  38. Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier’s Story by Matti Friedman
  39. Resounding Transcendence: Transitions in Music, Religion, and Ritual by Jeffers Engelhardt, Philip Bohlman
  40. Revelation and Authority: Sinai in Jewish Scripture and Tradition by Benjamin D. Sommer
  41. The Secrets of Flight by Maggie Leffler
  42. Sephirot by Gordon Bonnet
  43. Siddur Lev Shalem for Shabbat & Festivals
  44. Single Handed by Daniel M. Cohen
  45. Tasa’s Song by Linda Kass
  46. Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architects of a New City by Adina Hoffman
  47. Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel by Dov Waxman
  48. Under the Heel of Bushido: Last Voices of the Jewish POWs of the Japanese in the Second World War by Martin Sugarman
  49. Unexpected Israel: Stories You Never Read in the Media by Ruth Corman
  50. Your Story, Our Sipur: Discovering Our Common Threads: Photography and Stories by Sam E. Litvin

Books added to FilmandReligion.com in April 2016

Sacred Terror: Religion and Horror on the Silver Screen (2008) by Douglas E. CowanIn the month of April 2016 I added this 21 books to FilmandReligion.com that discusses aspects of film/TV and religion. About half of them are from the last 12 months, and the rest is from tearlier

  1. Archetypes in Japanese Film: The Sociopolitical and Religious Significance of the Principal Heroes and Heroines (1989) by Gregory BarrettBuy
  2. Biblical Epics: Sacred Narrative in the Hollywood Cinema (1993) by Bruce Babington, Peter William EvansBuy
  3. Black Magic Woman and Narrative Film: Race, Sex and Afro-Religiosity (2015) by Montré Aza MissouriBuy
  4. Blessed are the Eyes that Catch Divine Whispering …: Silence and Religion in Film (2015) by Freek L. Bakker, Mathilde van Dijk, Leo van der Tuin, Marjeet VerbeekBuy
  5. Cinema of the Occult: New Age, Satanism, Wicca, and Spiritualism in Film (2008) by Carrol Lee FryBuy
  6. Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames Per Second (2008) by Julien R. FieldingBuy
  7. Epic Sound: Music in Postwar Hollywood Biblical Films (2014) by Stephen C. MeyerBuy
  8. Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema, Volume III (2015) by Kenneth R. Morefield, Nicholas S. OlsonBuy
  9. Hermeneutic Humility and the Political Theology of Cinema: Blind Paul (2016) by Sean DesiletsBuy
  10. Hollywood Biblical Epics: Camp Spectacle and Queer Style from the Silent Era to the Modern Day (2015) by Richard LindsayBuy
  11. Hollywood Under Siege: Martin Scorsese, the Religious Right, and the Culture Wars (2008) by Thomas LindlofBuy
  12. Homiletic: Moves and Structures (1987) by David G. ButtrickBuy
  13. Japanese Mythology in Film: A Semiotic Approach to Reading Japanese Film and Anime (2015) by Yoshiko OkuyamaBuy
  14. Jesus and Brian: Exploring the Historical Jesus and his Times via Monty Python’s Life of Brian (2015) by Joan E. TaylorBuy
  15. Judas Iscariot: Damned or Redeemed: A Critical Examination of the Portrayal of Judas in Jesus Films (1902-2014) (2016) by Carol Anne Hebron Buy
  16. Moralizing Cinema: Film, Catholicism and Power (2015) by Daniel Biltereyst, Daniela Treveri Gennari Buy
  17. Over the Rainbow: The Wizard of Oz as a Secular Myth of America (1991) by Paul NathansonBuy
  18. Preaching to a TV Generation: The Sermon in the Electronic Age (1994) by Michael RognessBuy
  19. The Sacred Foodways of Film: Theological Servings in 11 Food Films (2016) by Antonio D. SisonBuy
  20. Sacred Terror: Religion and Horror on the Silver Screen (2008) by Douglas E. CowanBuy
  21. Sensational Movies: Video, Vision, and Christianity in Ghana (2015) by Birgit MeyerBuy

Books posted on JewishBookWorld.org in April 2016

Cover for A Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism Reader by Daniel M. HorwitzHere is the list of the 58 books that I posted on JewishBookWorld.org  during the month of April 2016:

  1. 1915 Diary of S. A. An-sky: A Russian Jewish Writer at the Eastern Front by S. A. An-sky
  2. ABC Passover Hunt by Tilda Balsley
  3. Antisemitism in North America; New World, Old Hate by Steven K. Baum, Neil J. Kressel, Florette Cohen, and Steven Leonard Jacobs
  4. The Art of Passover by Rabbi Stephan O. Parnes
  5. As If We Were There: Readings for a Transformative Passover Experience by Gidon Rothstein
  6. Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power by Neal Gabler
  7. The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem by Sarit Yishai-Levi
  8. Because of Eva: A Jewish Genealogical Journey by Susan J. Gordon
  9. Contention, Controversy, and Change: Evolutions and Revolutions in the Jewish Experience, Volume I by Eric Levine and Simcha Fishbane
  10. The Curious Case of Kiryas Joel: The Rise of a Village Theocracy and the Battle to Defend the Separation of Church and State by Louis Grumet, John M. Caher
  11. The Daughter Who Got Away by Leora Freedman
  12. The Dead Sea and the Jordan River by Barbara Kreiger
  13. The Dinner Party by Brenda Janowitz
  14. The Dry Bones Passover Haggadah by Yaakov Kirschen
  15. The Exodus Story in Minecraft by Roque Rojas
  16. The Exodus You Almost Passed Over by Rabbi David Fohrman
  17. Faith Without Fear: Unresolved Issues in Modern Orthodoxy by Michael J. Harris
  18. Fifty Shades of Talmud: What the First Rabbis Had to Say About You-Know-What by Maggie Anton
  19. From Day to Day: One Man’s Diary of Survival in Nazi Concentration Camps by Odd Nansen and Timothy J. Boyce
  20. Hasidism as Mysticism: Quietistic Elements in Eighteenth-Century Hasidic Thought by Rivka Schatz Uffenheimer
  21. Honorable Mentschen: A Torah-Based Guide to Derech Eretz and Social Skills by Genendel Krohn
  22. The Houseguest by Kim Brooks
  23. The Image of Jews in Contemporary China by James R. Ross and Song Lihong
  24. Israel Eats by Steven Rothfeld
  25. Israel Isidor Mattuck, Architect of Liberal Judaism by Pam Fox and Michael A. Meyer
  26. Jack and Rochelle: A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance by Jack Sutin, Rochelle Sutin
  27. A Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism Reader by Daniel M. Horwitz
  28. A Kabbalistic View of History by Z’Ev Ben Shimon Halevi
  29. Kayla and Kugel’s Almost-Perfect Passover by Ann D. Koffsky
  30. Knowing God’s Plan (Daas Tevunos): The Precise System Through Which G-d Directs Every Aspect of Existence by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto
  31. Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food by Roger Horowitz
  32. Listen and Learn from the Animals by Aviva Hermelin
  33. The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World’s Oldest Bible by Chanan Tigay
  34. Memoirs of a Jewish Vampire: 6,000 Years of Kvetching by Russell Andresen
  35. Modern Girls by Jennifer S. Brown
  36. Modern Orthodoxy in American Judaism: The Era of Rabbi Leo Jung by Maxine Jacobson
  37. More Than Enough: A Passover Story by April Halprin Wayland
  38. Mother, Can You Not? by Kate Siegel
  39. The New Mediterranean Jewish Table: Old World Recipes for the Modern Home by Joyce Goldstein
  40. New Moon by G. Rayzel Raphael
  41. New York’s Yiddish Theater From the Bowery to Broadway by Edna Nahshon
  42. On One Foot by Linda Glaser
  43. Ora de Despertar: Original Ladino Songs For Children by Sarah Aroeste
  44. Passover Guide 2016 by Kashrus Magazine
  45. Passover Haggada with commentary by Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz
  46. Passover Haggadah The Original Tradition of the Jews of Yemen by Chaim Ben-Tsur
  47. Passover Haggadah: A Celebration of Freedom by Nin Sharyn Bebeau
  48. The Passover Surprise by Janet Ruth Heller
  49. Passover Word Search: A Pesach Puzzle, Poem & Coloring Book in One by Puzzle Color
  50. Passover: Festival of Freedom by Monique Polak
  51. A Place for Elijah by Kelly Easton Ruben
  52. Rabbi Abraham Ibn Ezra’s Commentary on Books 3-5 of Psalms: Chapters 73-150 by H. Norman Strickman
  53. Rhapsody in Schmaltz: Yiddish Food and Why We Can’t Stop Eating It by Michael Wex
  54. The Sefiros and the Self – A Divine Blueprint for Self-Discovery and Personal Growth by Rabbi Yaakov Feder
  55. Shrink: The Autobiography of a Psychotherapist by Martin Obler, Jed Golden
  56. Six Memos from the Last Millennium: A Novelist Reads the Talmud by Joseph Skibell
  57. Take It Easy! Delicious & Simple Gluten-Free Recipes for Passover & Year Round by Mindy Rafalowitz
  58. Uncle Yossi’s Big Book of Stories (Vol 1): Classic Jewish Tales as told by Yosef Goldstein

Books added to JewishFilmFestivals.org in March 2016

I added a new section to the JewishFilmFestivals.org site recently, listing books related to its topic: Jews and Film/TV. The books are divided into four categories: Academic/scholarly, Holocaust/Shoah, Israel, and Related. The description of these categories and the list of ALL books are on the books page. The list of books for each category can be reached via the menu on top. To begin with I included the 48 books listed below. Please let me know if I missed something.

  1. Acting Jewish: Negotiating Ethnicity on the American Stage and Screen (2012) by Henry BialBuy
  2. Afterimage: Film, Trauma, and the Holocaust (1996) by Joshua HirschBuy
  3. American Jewish Filmmakers (2005) by David Desser, Lester D. FriedmanBuy
  4. American Jewish Films: The Search for Identity (2003) by Lawrence J. Epstein Buy
  5. The American Jewish Story through Cinema, The (2011) by Eric A. Goldman Buy
  6. Between Two Worlds: Jewish Presences in German and Austrian Film, 1910-1933 (2013) by S. S. PrawerBuy
  7. Beyond Flesh: Queer Masculinities and Nationalism in Israeli Cinema (2011) by Raz YosefBuy
  8. Blackface, White Noise: Jewish Immigrants in the Hollywood Melting Pot (2015) by Michæl RoginBuy
  9. Driven to Darkness: Jewish Emigre Directors and the Rise of Film Noir (2005) by Vincent Brook Buy
  10. Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood, An (2003) by Neal GablerBuy
  11. Entertaining America: Jews, Movies, and Broadcasting (2007) by J. Hoberman, Jeffrey Shandler Buy
  12. The Fantastic in Holocaust Literature and Film: Critical Perspectives, The (2016) by Judith B. Kerman, John Edgar BrowningBuy
  13. Film and the Holocaust: New Perspectives on Dramas, Documentaries, and Experimental Films (1984) by Aaron KernerBuy
  14. First Films of the Holocaust: Soviet Cinema and the Genocide of the Jews, 1938–1946 (2005) by Jeremy HicksBuy
  15. From Nuremberg to Hollywood: The Holocaust and the Courtroom in American Fictive Film(2007) by James JordanBuy
  16. Haunted Images: Film, Ethics, Testimony and the Holocaust (2005) by Libby SaxtonBuy
  17. Hollywood and the Holocaust (2013) by Henry GonshakBuy
  18. Hollywood’s Chosen People: The Jewish Experience in American Cinema (2003) by Murray Pomerance, Daniel Bernardi, Hava Tirosh-Samuelson Buy
  19. The Holocaust and the Moving Image: Representations in Film and Television Since 1933, The (2002) by Toby Haggith, Joanna NewmanBuy
  20. Holocaust Cinema in the Twenty-First Century: Images, Memory, and the Ethics of Representation (2000) by Gerd Bayer, Oleksandr KobrynskyyBuy
  21. The Holocaust Film Sourcebook, The (2013) by Caroline PicartBuy
  22. Holocaust Film: The Political Aesthetics of Ideology (2002) by Terri GinsbergBuy
  23. Holocaust Impiety in Literature, Popular Music and Film (2015) by Matthew BoswellBuy
  24. Holocaust in American Film, Second Edition (2004) by Judith DonesonBuy
  25. Identity Politics on the Israeli Screen (2007) by Yosefa LoshitzkyBuy
  26. Identity, Place, and Subversion in Contemporary Mizrahi Cinema in Israel (2014) by Yaron ShemerBuy
  27. Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust (1987) by Annette InsdorfBuy
  28. Israeli Cinema (2003) by Miri Talmon, Yaron PelegBuy
  29. Israeli Film: A Reference Guide (2015) by Amy Kronish, Costel SafirmanBuy
  30. The Jew in American Cinema, The (2003) by Patricia ErensBuy
  31. The Jew in Cinema: From The Golem to Don’t Touch My Holocaust, The (2013) by Omer BartovBuy
  32. The Jewish Image in American Film, The (2004) by Lester D. FriedmanBuy
  33. Jewish Women on Stage, Film, and Television (2012) by R. MockBuy
  34. The Jews of Prime Time, The (2013) by David Zurawik Buy
  35. Kosher Movies: A Film Critic Discovers Life Lessons at the Cinema (2011) by Herbert J. CohenBuy
  36. Mediamorphosis: Kafka and the Moving Image (1995) by Shai Biderman, Ido LewitBuy
  37. The Modern Jewish Experience in World Cinema, the (2012) by Lawrence BaronBuy
  38. The New Jew in Film: Exploring Jewishness and Judaism in Contemporary Cinema, The (2016) by Nathan AbramsBuy
  39. Nostalgia in Jewish-American Theatre and Film, 1979-2004 (2003) by Ben FurnishBuy
  40. Over the Top Judaism: Precedents and Trends in the Depiction of Jewish Beliefs and Observances in Film and Television (1988) by Elliot B. Gertel Buy
  41. Projecting The Holocaust Into The Present: The Changing Focus of Contemporary Holocaust Cinema (2007) by Lawrence BaronBuy
  42. Reel Jewish (2003) by Joel SambergBuy
  43. Representing Perpetrators in Holocaust Literature and Film (2013) by Jenni Adams, Sue ViceBuy
  44. Shoah: The Complete Text Of The Acclaimed Holocaust Film (2009) by Claude LanzmannBuy
  45. Something Ain’t Kosher Here: The Rise of the ‘Jewish’ Sitcom (2011) by Vincent BrookBuy
  46. The Construction of European Holocaust Memory: German and Polish Cinema after 1989(2002) by Malgorzata Pakier Buy
  47. Weimar Film and Modern Jewish Identity (2005) by Ofer AshkenaziBuy
  48. Woody on Rye: Jewishness in the Films and Plays of Woody Allen (2012) by Vincent Brook, Marat GrinbergBuy

Books posted on my Jewish Books blog in March 2016

"How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?" by Tahneer OksmanHere is the list of books that made it here during the month of March 2016:

Books posted on my Jewish Books blog in February 2016

Cover for Books posted in February 2016 I have a blog about Jewish books. Most of the time I post about new books, sometimes about events, book sales or older books. Here is the list of books that made it there during the month of February 2016:

  1. Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit
  2. Athar by Shlomo Kalo
  3. The Beautiful Possible by Amy Gottlieb
  4. Béla’s Letters by Jeff Ingber
  5. The Bible Doesn’t Say That: 40 Biblical Mistranslations, Misconceptions, and Other Misunderstandings by Joel M. Hoffman
  6. The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories: Seeking Jewish Narrative All Over the World by Irene Shaland
  7. The Dream of Zion: The Story of the First Zionist Congress by Lawrence J. Epstein
  8. Elisha Davidson and the Ispaklaria by M.R. Attar
  9. Finding Home: In the Footsteps of the Jewish Fusgeyers by Jill Culiner
  10. From Sinai to Ethiopia by Sharon Shalom
  11. Groucho Marx: The Comedy of Existence by Lee Siegel
  12. Hare and Tortoise Race Across Israel by Laura Gehl
  13. Holocaust Cinema in the Twenty-First Century: Images, Memory, and the Ethics of Representation by Gerd Bayer and Oleksandr Kobrynskyy
  14. How the Jews Defeated Hitler by Benjamin Ginsberg
  15. In the Land of Armadillos: Stories by Helen Maryles Shankman
  16. Israel’s Edge: The Story of The IDF’s Most Elite Unit – Talpiot by Jason Gewirtz
  17. Janusz Korczak: Sculptor of Children’s Souls by Marcia Talmage Schneider
  18. Jewish Prayer Texts from the Cairo Genizah by Stefan C. Reif
  19. Jewish Stories of Wisdom by Patrick Fischmann
  20. Levi & Aya by Shoshana Banana
  21. Max Baer and the Star of David by Jay Neugeboren
  22. Mazal Tov, Amigos! Jews and Popular Music in the Americas by Amalia Ran and Moshe Morad
  23. Modernizing Jewish Education in Nineteenth Century Eastern Europe by Mordechai Zalkin
  24. My Aunt Manya by Jose Patterson
  25. Our Jewish Robot Future by Leonard Borman
  26. Piece of Mind by Michelle Adelman
  27. Putting God Second: How to Save Religion from Itself by Donniel Hartman
  28. Scattered Among The Nations by Bryan Schwartz
  29. Sister of Zion by Ruth Danon
  30. Soul Mazal: In the beginning by David Katz
  31. Stolen Words: The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Books by Mark Glickman
  32. Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War by Ian Buruma
  33. Women’s Hebrew Poetry on American Shores: Poems by Anne Kleiman and Annabelle Farmelant
  34. Yearning to Breathe Free: My Parents’ Fight to Reunite during the Holocaust by Murray Jack Lauicht with Peter Weisz
  35. The Yid by Paul Goldberg
  36. The Zohar Pritzker Edition, Volume Ten by Daniel C. Matt

Books posted on my Jewish Books blog in January 2016

The Zohar Pritzker Edition, Volume Nine by Daniel C. MattI have a blog about Jewish books. Most of the time I post about new books, sometimes about events, book sales or older books. Here is the list of books that made it there during the month of January 2016:

  1. Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams
  2. The Atoning Dyad: The Two Goats of Yom Kippur in the Apocalypse of Abraham by Andrei Orlov
  3. Burning Bright: Four Chanukah Love Stories by Megan Hart, KK Hendin, Stacey Agdern, Jennifer Gracen
  4. But You Did Not Come Back by Marceline Loridan-Ivens
  5. Creating a Collection: a Basic Book List for Judaic Libraries by Marlene Schiffman, Leslie Monchar
  6. Divine Scapegoats: Demonic Mimesis in Early Jewish Mysticism by Andrei A. Orlov
  7. From Silt and Ashes: Sequel to Please Say Kaddish For Me by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
  8. Ghost Runners: An Olympic Dream Betrayed by Robert Rubenstein
  9. Gittle, A Girl of the Steppes by Estelle Rubin Brager
  10. God and Politics in Esther by Yoram Hazony
  11. Good on Paper by Rachel Cantor
  12. Joyfully Jewish: Family and Adult Coloring Book for Relaxation and Meditation by Rae Shagalov
  13. Lilith’s Demons by Julie R Enszer
  14. The Manasseh Hill Country Survey: Volume 3: From Nahal Iron to Nahal Shechem by Adam Zertal, Nivi Mirkam, Shay Bar
  15. My Dear Otto by Saul Stier
  16. My Train to Freedom by Ivan A. Backer
  17. On the Eve: The Jews of Europe Before the Second World War by Bernard Wasserstein
  18. The Parting of the Ways: How Esoteric Judaism and Christianity Influenced the Psychoanalytic Theories of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung by Richard Kradin
  19. Primo Levi’s Resistance: Rebels and Collaborators in Occupied Italy by Sergio Luzzatto
  20. Repercussions by Anthony Schneider
  21. Rise of an Oligarch by Carlito Sofer and Nik Krasno
  22. Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author by Herman Wouk
  23. Shmulik Paints the Town by Lisa Rose
  24. The Song of Hartgrove Hall by Natasha Solomons
  25. Surviving Hitler: The Unlikely True Story of an SS Soldier and a Jewish Woman by O. Hakan Palm
  26. Sweet Burdens: Welfare and Communality Among Russian Jews in Germany by Sveta Roberman
  27. Two Arabs, a Berber, and a Jew: Entangled Lives in Morocco by Lawrence Rosen
  28. Under the Chuppah: A Jewish Couple’s Guide to Weddings and Meaningful Marriage by Bruce Forman
  29. An Undisturbed Peace by Mary Glickman
  30. Unspeakable Things by Kathleen Spivack
  31. The White Piano by Uvi Poznansky
  32. White Walls: A Memoir About Motherhood, Daughterhood, and the Mess In Between by Judy Batalion
  33. Why is Great Grandma So Sad? Discovering the Holocaust Through the Eyes of a Child by Susan Heagy
  34. The Zohar Pritzker Edition, Volume Nine by Daniel C. Matt