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Sunset @ North Salmon Creek Beach

Post Yom Kippur Post

Last night as Yom Kippur was closing I went out to the beach to be with myself. As I was musing I found that being with myself evoked in me the Mishnah’s “for” question: “If I am not for myself, who will be for me?”  My strongest takeaway from this year’s High Holydays meditation is the renewed focus on the above. At the same time the Sun was getting to renew itself for the next day too:

 

The 113 movies added to JewishFilmFestivals.org in April 2018

In April 2018 I added 113 movies to JewishFilmFestivals.org, see the whole list below and the covers of some of them.

The 113 movies added to JewishFilmFestivals.org in April 2018

 

  1. 116 Cameras
  2. Adieu my Beloved
  3. The Ancestral Sin / Sallah, Po Ze Eretz Yisrael
  4. Another Planet / Another Planet / Planeta Aheret
  5. At eye level / Auf Augenhöhe
  6. Back to Berlin
  7. Back to the Fatherland
  8. Barbra Streisand, Becoming an Icon / Barbra Streisand: Geburt einer Diva 1942-1984
  9. Be/Longing / Amal
  10. Bella! Did Ya Eat?: The Story of Judy Perly and Free Times Cafe
  11. Blazing Saddles
  12. Block 13
  13. The Body Collector / De Zaak Menten
  14. Bride of Finklestein
  15. Budapest Noir
  16. A Call to Remember
  17. Comics: Steve Shuster
  18. Commandments / Kipat Barzel
  19. Compartments
  20. The Cousin
  21. Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana
  22. The Dead Nation
  23. Dieu Merci: The Story of Michele Rodri
  24. Don’t Forget Me
  25. Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas
  26. Driver / Before Memory / Lifney HaZikaron
  27. The Entertainer
  28. Eruv
  29. Five Years After the War / Cinq ans après la guerre
  30. Four by Four / Arba Al Arba
  31. Futures Past
  32. GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II
  33. The Good postman / Hyvä postimies
  34. Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405
  35. The Hero / De Held
  36. Holy Air
  37. How to Ride an Elevator on Shabat
  38. I’m from the Jews
  39. If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast
  40. The Impure
  41. In Between / Bar Bahar
  42. In Her Footsteps
  43. Indecent
  44. The Invisibles / Die Unsichtbaren
  45. Israel: Stories of Modern Days
  46. An Israeli Love Story / Sipur Ahava Eretz-Israeli
  47. Journey Birds / Ulai Rak Tsiporei Masa Yodot
  48. Kishon His Name Precedes Him / Kishon
  49. Land of Milk and Funny
  50. Large Soldier / Chayal Large
  51. The Last laugh
  52. The Last suit / El último traje
  53. The Last Supper / Das letzte Mahl
  54. Let Me Hear Thy Voice
  55. Libya: The Last Exodus / Libia: l’ultimo esodo
  56. Life is rich
  57. Lon
  58. Longing / Ga’agua
  59. Look About You
  60. The Maestro: In Search of the Last Music
  61. A Memoir of War / La douleur
  62. A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  63. Moe Berg
  64. Mr & Mrs Adelman / Mr & Mme Adelman
  65. Mr. Predictable / Yeled Tov Yerushalyim
  66. The Museum
  67. My Dear Children
  68. My Hero Brother
  69. Nana
  70. The New Black (Shababniks) / Shababnikim
  71. Niggun
  72. No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie
  73. Nothing Happens
  74. One for the Road
  75. One More Experiment
  76. Open Your Eyes
  77. The Oslo Diaries
  78. Outdoors / Bayit Bagalil
  79. People like you
  80. The Promised Band
  81. RBG
  82. Rebel
  83. Reinventing Rosalee
  84. Remember Baghdad
  85. Rising Sons
  86. The Samuel Project
  87. Saving Neta
  88. Saving Nur
  89. Say What!: A Geriatric Proposal
  90. Scaffolding
  91. Seeing Allred
  92. Shalom Bollywood: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema
  93. Shalom Italia
  94. Spiral
  95. Spring Chicken
  96. Standing Up
  97. Starry Sky Above Me, The / Le ciel étoilé au-dessus de ma tête
  98. Stitchers: Tapestry of Spirit
  99. The Strangest Stranger
  100. Summer
  101. Sunset
  102. Tevye’s daughters / Myr vashomy domy!
  103. The Third place / El tercer espacio
  104. Tijuana Jews
  105. To Be A Child Again – Israel
  106. Touching the Sky / Ha Tayasot
  107. Tracking Edith / Auf Ediths spuren
  108. Tzeva Adom: The Color Red
  109. Under the Bar
  110. The Wedding Plan / Laavor et hakir
  111. Wendy’s Shabbat / Wendy’s Shabbat
  112. Woman with an Editing Bench
  113. A Woman’s Story

Books posted on JewishBookWorld.org in August 2018

Books posted on JewishBookWorld.org in August 2018Below is the list of the 36 books that I posted on this site in August 2018. The image above contains some of the covers. The bold links take you to the book’s page on Amazon; the “on JBW” links to the book’s page on JBW.

    1. All Eyes on Alexandra by Anna Levine (on JBW)
    2. All I Could Never Be by Anzia Yezierska (on JBW)
    3. Bitter and Sweet by Sandra V. Feder (on JBW)
    4. A Cage Without Bars by Anne Dublin (on JBW)
    5. Counting on America by Gary Reiner and Kurt Reiner (on JBW)
    6. Devil’s Mile: The Rich, Gritty History of the Bowery by Alice Sparberg Alexiou (on JBW)
    7. The Emperor of Shoes by Spencer Wise (on JBW)
    8. The Future of Jewish Philosophy (on JBW)
    9. Global Jewish Foodways: A History by Hasia R. Diner & Simone Cinotto (on JBW)
    10. In the Shadow of King Saul: Essays on Silence and Song by Jerome Charyn (on JBW)
    11. Jerusalem Drawn and Quartered by Sarah Tuttle-Singer (on JBW)
    12. Jewish Community of Dayton by Marshall Weiss (on JBW)
    13. The Jewish Ghetto and the Visual Imagination of Early Modern Venice by Dana E. Katz (on JBW)
    14. Jewish Languages in Historial Perspective (on JBW)
    15. The Just Still Lives by His Faith by Eliyahu Munk (on JBW)
    16. A Karakas Speaks by C.M. Kosemen (on JBW)
    17. The Mandela Plot by Kenneth Bonert (on JBW)
    18. Menasseh ben Israel: Rabbi of Amsterdam by Steven Nadler (on JBW)
    19. Modern Conservative Judaism: Evolving Thought and Practice by Elliot N. Dorff (on JBW)
    20. Mort Ziff Is Not Dead by Cary Fagan (on JBW)
    21. My Israel Trail by Aryeh Green (on JBW)
    22. The Nazi, the Princess, and the Shoemaker: My Father’s Holocaust Odyssey by Scott M. Neuman (on JBW)
    23. No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Kathleen Krul (on JBW)
    24. A Palace of Pearls: The Stories of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav by Howard Schwartz (on JBW)
    25. Portuguese Jews, New Christians, and ‘New Jews’: A Tribute to Roberto Bachmann (on JBW)
    26. The Queen & The Spymaster: A Novel Based on the Story of Esther by Sandra E. Rapoport (on JBW)
    27. The Red Ribbon by Lucy Adlington (on JBW)
    28. Regina Persisted: An Untold Story by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso (on JBW)
    29. Ride High with the Wave by Sharon K. Solomon (on JBW)
    30. Scholarly Man of Faith: Studies in the Thought and Writings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (on JBW)
    31. Sephardic Women’s Voices: Out of North Africa by Nina B. Lichtenstein (on JBW)
    32. Silver Stars by Michael Grant (on JBW)
    33. Snapshot: The IDF as Never Seen Before by Yoav Limor; Ziv Koren (on JBW)
    34. Titanic 2 – The Secret Is Revealed by Avraham Ohayon (on JBW)
    35. The Warsaw Ghetto in American Art and Culture by Samantha Baskind (on JBW)
    36. The World Needs Beautiful Things by Leah Rachel Berkowitz (on JBW)

Books posted on JewishBookWorld.org in 2017

Branching out from SepharadHere is the list of the 195 books that I posted on JewishBookWorld.org in 2017:

  1. 20 Letters About Chanukah: 20 Letras Sobre Janucá by Malca Bassan
  2. The 28th of Iyar – 50th Anniversary Edition by Rabbi Emanuel Feldman
  3. 8 Days of Light – Hanukkah Coloring Book For Kids by Rachel Mintz
  4. About the Night by Anat Talshir
  5. The Afterlife of Stars by Joseph Kertes
  6. Akim Volynsky; A Hidden Russian-Jewish Prophet by Helen Tolstoy
  7. All the Rivers by Dorit Rabinyan
  8. Almost a Minyan by Lori S. Kline
  9. Almost Autumn by Marianne Kaurin
  10. Americans and the Birth of Israel by Lawrence J. Epstein
  11. Angels for Dreamtime by Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael
  12. Apocalyptic Thinking in Early Judaism; Engaging with John Collins’ The Apocalyptic Imagination by Edited by Cecilia Wassen and Sidnie White Crawford
  13. Art from the Holocaust by Eliad Moreh-Rosenberg
  14. The Art Lesson: A Shavuot Story by Allison and Wayne Marks
  15. Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art; edited by Irvin Ungar
  16. Becoming a Soulful Educator by Aryeh Ben David
  17. Bed-Stuy Is Burning by Brian Platzer
  18. Bewitched by Solika and Other Judeo-Spanish Tales by François Azar
  19. The Bicycle Spy by Yona Zeldis McDonough
  20. The Bodrum Jewish Cemetery by Siren Bora
  21. Bone Soup and Flipped Bread: The Yemenite Jewish Kitchen by Sue Spertus Larkey
  22. The Book of Life by Stuart Nadler
  23. Books of the People: Revisiting Classic Works of Jewish Thought by Stuart W. Halpern
  24. A Boy in Winter by Rachel Seiffert
  25. Branching Out from Sepharad by Sarina Roffé
  26. Brody: A Galician Border City in the Long Nineteenth Century by Börries Kuzmany
  27. By Light of Hidden Candles by Daniella Levy
  28. Ceremony & Celebration: Introduction to the Holidays by Jonathan Sacks
  29. Challah vs. Matza by Melissa Berg
  30. Chanting the Hebrew Bible, Second, Expanded Edition: The Art of Cantillation by Dr. Joshua R. Jacobson
  31. Chanukah Tales from Oykvetchnik by Scott Hilton Davis
  32. City on a Hilltop: American Jews and the Israeli Settler Movement by Sara Yael Hirschhorn
  33. Covenant & Conversation Numbers: The Wilderness Years by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
  34. A Crime in the Family by Sacha Batthyány
  35. The Crime of Complicity by Amos N. Guiora
  36. Dancing on a Powder Keg by Michal Schwartz
  37. A Deadly Legacy: German Jews and the Great War by Tim Grady
  38. Diaspora Boy: Comics on Crisis in America and Israel by Eli Valley
  39. A Different Kind of Passover by Linda Leopold-Strauss
  40. Dinner at the Center of the Earth by Nathan Englander
  41. The Diplomat’s Daughter by Karin Tanabe
  42. Dirty Wars and Polished Silver by Lynda Schuster
  43. Dreidels on the Brain by Joel Ben Izzy
  44. The Enduring Community: The Jews of Newark and MetroWest by William Helmreich
  45. Estranged: Leaving Family and Finding Home by Jessica Berger Gross
  46. The Family (and Frog!) Haggadah by Rabbi Ron Isaacs and Karen Rostoker-Gruber
  47. Feeling Jewish (A Book for Just About Anyone) by Devorah Baum
  48. Fighting Over the Bible by Isaac Kalimi
  49. For This We Left Egypt?: A Passover Haggadah for Jews and Those Who Love Them by Dave Barry, Alan Zweibel, Adam Mansbach
  50. For Two Thousand Years by Mihail Sebastian
  51. Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss
  52. Game of Queens: A Novel of Vashti and Esther by India Edghill
  53. The Girl From Foreign by Sadia Shepard
  54. The Girls of Usually by Lori Horvitz
  55. The Goblins of Knottingham by Zoe Klein
  56. Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York by Roz Chast
  57. The Greatest Ten by Janice Surlin
  58. Hanukkah Activity Book by Alex Man
  59. Hanukkah Harvie vs. Santa Claus by David Michael Slater
  60. The Heart of Torah, Volume 1 by Rabbi Shai Held
  61. Hebrew Texts in Jewish, Christian and Muslim Surroundings by Edited by Klaas Spronk and Eveline Staalduine-Sulman
  62. Hebrews and the Temple by Philip Church
  63. Heretics by Leonardo Padura
  64. Hezekiah in History and Tradition by Robb Andrew Young
  65. High Holidays & More: An Interactive Guide for Kids: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah by Sarah Mazor
  66. Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America by Steven J. Ross
  67. The Holocaust: A New History by Laurence Rees
  68. How It’s Made: Matzah by Allison Ofanansky
  69. Hybrid Judaism: Irving Greenberg, Encounter, and the Changing Nature of American Jewish Identity by Darren Kleinberg
  70. Ike’s Gamble by Michael Doran
  71. The Illustrated Pirkei Avot: A Graphic Novel of Jewish Ethics by Jessica Deutsch
  72. Inconsistency in the Torah by Joshua A. Berman
  73. Inherited Disorders: Stories, Parables & Problems by Adam Ehrlich Sachs
  74. Is There a Text in this Cave? Studies in the Textuality of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Honour of George J. Brooke by Ariel Feldman, aria Cioată
  75. Israel Celebrates: Jewish Holidays and Civic Culture in Israel by Hizky Shoham
  76. Jerzy by Jerome Charyn
  77. Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court, from Brandeis to Kagan by David G. Dalin
  78. Jewish Magic before the Rise of Kabbalah by Yuval Harari
  79. Jewish Spiritual Growth by Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira
  80. Jewish-Muslim Relations in Past and Present: A Kaleidoscopic View by Josef Meri
  81. Jews, Gentiles, and Other Animals: The Talmud After the Humanities by Mira Beth Wasserman
  82. The Joys of Jewish Preserving by Emily Paster
  83. JPS B’nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary by Jeffrey K. Salkin
  84. Judah Maccabee Goes to the Doctor: A Story for Hanukkah by Ann D. Koffsky
  85. Julius Rosenwald: Repairing the World by Hasia R. Diner
  86. Justice for All: How the Jewish Bible Revolutionized Ethics by Jeremiah Unterman
  87. Kasper Mützenmacher’s Cursed Hat by Keith R. Fentonmiller
  88. Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed by Lesléa Newman
  89. King Solomon’s Table by Joan Nathan
  90. Konundrum: Selected Prose of Franz Kafka by Peter Wortsman
  91. Kristallnacht by Stephanie Fitzgerald
  92. Language of Angels by Richard Michelson
  93. Le Marais: A Rare Steakhouse – Well Done by Jose Meirelles & Mark Hennessey
  94. Lights of Teshuvah by Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook
  95. Little Red Ruthie: A Hanukkah Tale by Gloria Koster
  96. The Magic Honey Jar: A Jewish Tale For Rosh Hashanah by Rachel Mintz
  97. The Man Who Never Stopped Sleeping by Aharon Appelfeld
  98. The Manasseh Hill Country Survey Volume 4 by Adam Zertal and Shay Bar
  99. Meant to Be: A Memoir by Marvin Hier
  100. Medieval Midrash: The House for Inspired Innovation by Bernard H. Mehlman and Temple Israel
  101. Meeting Moses by Robert Chasin
  102. The Missing Letters: A Dreidel Story by Renee Londner
  103. Modern Jewish Baker: Challah, Babka, Bagels & More by Shannon Sarna
  104. The Mohel from Mars: A Hanukkah Story by Miri Ariel
  105. More Than Managing: The Relentless Pursuit of Effective Jewish Leadership by Lawrence A. Hoffman
  106. Moses: A Human Life by Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg
  107. The Most Dangerous Thing by Leanne Lieberman
  108. Moving Kings by Joshua Cohen
  109. Munich 1919: Diary of a Revolution by Victor Klemperer
  110. My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew by Abigail Pogrebin
  111. Necessary Stories by Haim Watzman
  112. The Netanyahu Years by Ben Caspit
  113. No Naptime for Janie!: A Hanukkah Tale by Margie Blumberg
  114. No Stories to Tell by Steve Sherr
  115. Oedipus in Brooklyn and Other Stories by Blume Lempel
  116. On Turpentine Lane by Elinor Lipman
  117. The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg
  118. Ontological Aspects of Early Jewish Anthropology; The Malleable Self and the Presence of God by Tyson L. Putthoff
  119. Open My Lips: Prayers and Poems by Rachel Barenblat
  120. The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff
  121. The Passover Cowboy by Barbara Diamond Goldin
  122. Passover Scavenger Hunt by Shanna Silva
  123. The Patriots by Sana Krasikov
  124. Pesach Cleaning for Rosh Hashanna: Thoughts and Tales from a Jewish Psychologist by Dr. Ruth Benjamin PhD
  125. Petty Business by Yirmi Pinkus
  126. Pirkei Imahot: The Wisdom of Mothers, The Voices of Women by Lois Sussman Shenker and Rabbi Eve Posen
  127. Portraits of Our Past: Jews of the German Countryside by Emily C. Rose
  128. The Proselyte and the Prophet; Character Development in Targum Ruth by Christian M. M. Brady,
  129. Purim Chicken by Margery Cuyler
  130. Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas by Pamela Ehrenberg
  131. Rabbi Benjamin’s Buttons by Alice B. McGinty
  132. Rabbinic Body Language: Non-Verbal Communication in Palestinian Rabbinic Literature of Late Antiquity by Catherine Hezser
  133. Raising Secular Jews by Naomi Prawer Kadar
  134. Reaching New Heights Through Prayer and Meditation by Yerushalmi Miriam
  135. Reading Modern Hebrew Poetry and Prose by Lev Hakak
  136. Reason to Believe: Rational Explanations of Orthodox Jewish Faith by Chaim Jachter
  137. Rebuilt from Broken Glass: A German Jewish Life Remade in America by Fred Behrend
  138. Refugee by Alan Gratz
  139. The Religious Cultures of Dutch Jewry by Yosef Kaplan and Dan Michman
  140. The Return to God Soul Kit: How to Prepare for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur by Rae Shagalov
  141. The Right Wrong Man by Lawrence Douglas
  142. Rimon for Shira by Galia Sabbag
  143. Saving One’s Own: Jewish Rescuers during the Holocaust by Mordecai Paldiel
  144. The Scientification of the “Jewish Question” in Nazi Germany by Horst Junginger
  145. Searching for Butsnevits: A Shtetl Tale by Jack Rothman
  146. Seasoned Moments: Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur: Recipes for a Happy New Year by Michal Dagan Levison
  147. The Secret Book of Kings by Yochi Brandes
  148. Selected Issues in the Modern Intercultural Contacts between Arabic and Hebrew Cultures; Hebrew, Arabic and Death by Mahmoud Kayyal
  149. Self-Portrait of a Holocaust Survivor by Werner Weinberg
  150. Serendipity’s Footsteps by Suzanne Nelson
  151. Shavuos Guess Who? by Arielle Stern
  152. Silent Letter by Yitzchak Mayer
  153. The Silly World of Chelm by Zalman Goldstein
  154. Song of the Whitewasher by Lev Hakak
  155. Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler by Bruce Henderson
  156. Stealth Altruism by Arthur B. Shostak
  157. Stolen Beauty by Laurie Lico Albanese
  158. Stolen Secrets by L.B. Schulman
  159. Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees by Mary Beth Leatherdale
  160. Stranger in a Strange Land: Searching for Gershom Scholem and Jerusalem by George Prochnik
  161. Strangers in Budapest by Jessica Keener
  162. Studies in Judaism and Pluralism: Honoring the 60th Anniversary of the Academy for Jewish Religion by Editor:  Leonard Levi
  163. The Sundown Kid: A Southwestern Shabbat by Barbara Bietz
  164. Synagogues in the Works of Flavius Josephus by Andrew R. Krause
  165. Talmudic Transgressions; Engaging the Work of Daniel Boyarin by Charlotte E. Fonrobert, Ishay Rosen-Zvi, Aharon Shemesh, Moulie Vidas, James Redfield
  166. Tangle of Matter & Ghost: Leonard Cohen’s Post-Secular Songbook of Mysticism(s) Jewish & Beyond by Aubrey Glazer
  167. Tell Me How This Ends Well by David Samuel Levinson
  168. Textual Silence: Unreadability and the Holocaust by Jessica Lang
  169. This Is Just a Test by Wendy Wan-Long Shang and Madelyn Rosenberg
  170. Three Floors Up by Eshkol Nevo
  171. The Tincture of Time by Elizabeth L. Silver
  172. Torah and Tradition by Klaas Spronk and Hans Barstad
  173. Two She-Bears by Meir Shalev
  174. Under the Shadow of the Rising Sun: Japan and the Jews during the Holocaust by Meron Medzini
  175. Under Turkish Skies – A Family History 1876-1960 by Ben Sperer
  176. The ( unofficial) Hogwarts Haggadah by Moshe Rosenberg
  177. Ve-Eileh Divrei David Essays in Semitics, Hebrew Bible and History of Biblical Scholarship by S. David Sperling,
  178. Vulture in a Cage: Poems by Solomon Ibn Gabirol
  179. Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
  180. Way Too Many Latkes: A Hanukkah in Chelm by Linda Glaser
  181. We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
  182. The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish
  183. What Language Do I Dream In? by Elena Lappin
  184. When the Danube Ran Red by Zsuzsanna Ozsvath
  185. Why?: Explaining the Holocaust by Peter Hayes
  186. The Widow of Wall Street by Randy Susan Meyers
  187. Wired for God Adventures of a Jewish Yogi by Dani Antman
  188. The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
  189. The Worlds We Think We Know by Dalia Rosenfeld
  190. Yaffa and Fatima: Shalom, Salaam by Fawzia Gilani-Williams
  191. Yitzhak Rabin: Soldier, Leader, Statesman by Itamar Rabinovich
  192. Yom Kippur Shortstop by David A. Adler
  193. Yossi and the Monkeys: A Shavuot Story by Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod
  194. You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn by Wendy Lesser
  195. The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman

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

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

Films added to JewisFilmFestivals.org in May 2016

Poster for Night Song / Mobile ÉtoileIn the month of May I added 36 films to JewisFilmFestivals.org. Some of them are old, others are new. There are shorts, feature films, documentaries and TV series among them. In the list below I used the English title for all them, but many of them are from other countries. The only thing common in them is that they were all shown at one more Jewish Film Festival. I hope you will find some interesting one films here:

  1. Abulele (2015, 90 min)
  2. The Accursed (2014, 60 min)
  3. The Art and Life of David Labkovski (2015, 6 min)
  4. A Children’s Song (2015, 27 min)
  5. The Cummington Story (1945, 20 min)
  6. Escape to the Rising Sun / Survivre à Shanghai (1990, 95 min)
  7. Focus (2001, 106 min) Buy
  8. Framed: The Adventures of Zion Man (2016, 10 min)
  9. Guavas (2016, 80 min)
  10. Half the Town / Die Hälfte der Stadt (2015, 88 min)
  11. Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers (2006, 58 min) Buy
  12. Imported (2015, 46 min)
  13. The Last Jews of Baghdad: End of an Exile; Beginning of a Journey (2005, 110 min)
  14. Mama’s Sidewalk Cafe (1957, 30 min)
  15. Martin Buber, Itinerary of a Humanist / Martin Buber, itinéraire d’un humaniste (2015, 52 min)
  16. Night Song / Mobile Étoile (2016, 119 min)
  17. None Shall Escape (1944, 85 min)
  18. Numbers Guy (2014, 33 min)
  19. On a Streetcar (1955, 30 min)
  20. Once Upon a Giant (1988, 77 min)
  21. The Raven – Ze’ev Jabotinsky / Haorev – Ze’ev Jabotinsky (2015, 60 min)
  22. Red Gold (2014, 53 min)
  23. Return to Rivne: A Holocaust Story (2015, 22 min)
  24. Run! (1962, 16 min)
  25. Sabbatical / Shabaton (2015, 9 min)
  26. Sara Stein – Shalom Berlin / Der Tel-Aviv-Krimi (2016, 88 min)
  27. Shtetl in the City: Memories of Toronto’s Jewish Community (2016, 77 min)
  28. Shylock’s Ghost (2015, 70 min)
  29. A Simple Story about Love / Sipur Pashut al Ahava (2014, 5 min)
  30. Thorn / Kotz (2015, 25 min)
  31. Uskut (2014, 4 min)
  32. Wayne and Shuster in Black and White (1996, 30 min)
  33. Wedding In Galilee / Urs al-jalil (1987, 113 min) Buy
  34. Where Do We Go Now? / Et maintenant on va où? (2011, 110 min) Buy
  35. The Writer (2016, 71 min)
  36. The Yatzkans (2014, 75 min)

Films added to JewisFilmFestivals.org in April 2016

Poster for The Tenth Man / El rey del Once / El rey del OnceIn the month of April I added 77 films to this site. Some of them are old, others are new. There are shorts, feature films, documentaries and TV series among them. In the list below I used the English title for all them, but many of them are from other countries. The only thing common in them is that they were all shown at one more Jewish Film Festival. I hope you will find some interesting one films here:

  1. 3 Days and a Child / Shlosha Yamim Veyeled (1967, 90 min)
  2. Aaron’s Magic Village / The Real Shlemiel / Die Schelme von Schelm (1995, 87 min) Buy
  3. Abandoned / Los abandonados (2015, 78 min) Buy
  4. An Affectionate Look At Wayne & Shuster (1965, 27 min) Buy
  5. Arik Brauer – A Youth in Vienna / Arik Brauer – Eine Jugend in Wien (2012, 70 min)
  6. Assi Dayan: Embittered (2013, 8 min)
  7. The Bielski Brothers (1994, 50 min) Buy
  8. Blessed / Mevorehet (2015, 16 min)
  9. Blind Love: A Holocaust Journey Through Poland with Man’s Best Friend (2015, 27 min)
  10. The Boys Of 2nd Street Park (2003, 91 min) Buy
  11. Building History: The Story of Benjamin Brown (2016, 8 min)
  12. Call Me Bullie / Kraa Li Bullie (2015, 61 min)
  13. Carrying the Light (2011, 60 min)
  14. A Demonstration in the White City / Hafgana bair halevana (2015, 50 min)
  15. Dirty Dancing (1987, 100 min) Buy
  16. Discovering Edward G. Robinson (2015, 45 min)
  17. Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana (2016, 85 min)
  18. Eastern Corridor / Vostochny koridor (1966, 100 min)
  19. Engel (2013, 9 min)
  20. False Flag / Kfulim (2014, 40 min)
  21. Fateless / Sorstalanság (2005, 140 min) Buy
  22. The First Sea / Das Erste Meer (2013, 60 min)
  23. Fish Soup (2015, 10 min)
  24. Fred Bondi, Lucky Man / Fred Bondi, L’Homme Chanceux (2014, 89 min)
  25. The Genizah Of Our Dreams / Geniza naših snova (2015, 15 min)
  26. Golan: A Farewell to Mr. Cinema (2015, 74 min)
  27. Grand Illusion / La Grande Illusion (1937, 114 min) Buy
  28. A Green Kippah (2014, 24 min)
  29. Guard Hut / Budke (2012, 17 min)
  30. Hitler’s Reign of Terror (1934, 55 min)
  31. Holot (2015, 7 min)
  32. Home Movie (2013, 18 min)
  33. Honest Ed Mirvish: The World’s Most Unusual Shopkeeper (1998, 54 min)
  34. I, Dalio – or the Rules of the Game (2015, 33 min)
  35. Imagine: Bette Midler: The Divine Miss M (2014, 75 min)
  36. It Happened in Havana: A Yiddish Love Story (2013, 27 min)
  37. Joshua Then And Now (1985, 119 min) Buy
  38. Last Folio / Posledny Portret (2015, 81 min)
  39. Léon Blum, Loathed and Adored / Léon Blum: Hai et adoré (2015, 58 min)
  40. Life According to Agfa (1992, 100 min) Buy
  41. The Life of the Jews of Palestine (1913, 78 min)
  42. The Littlest of Kings (1959, 60 min)
  43. Lost and Not Found (2015, 3 min)
  44. Lost in a Crowd (1957, 60 min)
  45. Louis-Ferdinand Céline / Céline!… deux clowns pour une catastrophe (2016, 90 min)
  46. Love Letters to Cinema / Michtav A’hava Lakolnoa (2014, 50 min)
  47. Mondays With Monty (2014, 7 min)
  48. Mr. Gaga (2015, 100 min)
  49. Nana, George and Me (1998, 48 min)
  50. Nightswimming / S’chiya Leylit (2013, 24 min)
  51. The Paper Bridge (1987, 105 min)
  52. The Photographer in Front of the Camera / Der Fotograf vor der Kamera (2014, 75 min)
  53. Porcelain Unicorn (2010, 3 min)
  54. The Revival of Jewish Poland (2013, 48 min)
  55. Roman Kosher (2014, 49 min)
  56. Schindler’s List (1993, 195 min) Buy
  57. Shalom Sesame: Grover Learns Hebrew (2011, 23 min) Buy
  58. Shalom Sesame: Monster in the Sukkah (2011, 23 min) Buy
  59. Sheldon Leonard’s Wonderful Life (2011, 72 min)
  60. Silver Cutlery / Cubiertos de Plata (2013, 13 min)
  61. Slay me, I tell nothing / Erschlagt mich, ich verrate nichts (2013, 80 min)
  62. Soldier in Art: Arthur Szyk (2014, 10 min)
  63. Spitting Game: The College Hook Up Culture (2009, 82 min)
  64. Strings (2012, 11 min)
  65. Sukkot in Warsaw (2014, 21 min)
  66. The Syndrome (2014, 86 min)
  67. Ten from Your Show of Shows (1973, 92 min) Buy
  68. The Tenth Man / El rey del Once (2016, 82 min)
  69. Tough Guise 2 (2013, 78 min) Buy
  70. The Tree on the Wall / El Árbol de la muralla (2012, 75 min)
  71. Tviggy (1969, 13 min)
  72. The Unvanquished (1945, 90 min)
  73. Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? (2016, 85 min)
  74. The Wordsmith (1979, 72 min)
  75. The X-Files: Kaddish (1997, 70 min) Buy
  76. You Will Find Me Within You / Me Reencontrara’s Dentro De Ti (2013, 16 min)
  77. Zeitgeist (2007, 25 min)

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