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  • The Talmud of RelationahipsThe Talmud of Relationahips : The Jewish Community and Beyond

    Scheinerman, Rabbi Amy.

  • The Talmud of RelationshipsThe Talmud of Relationships : God, self, and family

    Scheinerman, Rabbi Amy.

  • And there was Evening and there was MorningAnd there was Evening and there was Morning

    Helfand, Harriet Coehn and Zager, Elllen KIahan.

  • Voices of the ShoahVoices of the Shoah remembrances of the Holocaust

    Audio documentary of the Holocaust as told by survivors and witnesses. Drawn from more than 180 interviews recorded between 1988 and 1998, the stories gathered her testify to the horrors of the Shoah as well as to the immeasurable strength of the human spirit.

  • Jerome RobbinsJerome Robbins : a life in dance

    Lesser, Wendy, author.

    Jerome Robbins (1918-1998) was born Jerome Wilson Rabinowitz and grew up in Weehawken, New Jersey, where his Russian-Jewish immigrant parents owned the Comfort Corset Company. Robbins, who was drawn to dance at a young age, resisted the idea of joining the family business. In 1936 he began working with Gluck Sandor, who ran a dance group and convinced him to change his name to Jerome Robbins. He went on to become a choreographer and director who worked in ballet, on Broadway, and in film. His stage productions include West Side Story, Peter Pan, and Fiddler on the Roof. In this deft biography, Wendy Lesser presents Jerome Robbins's life through his major dances, providing a sympathetic, detailed portrait of her subject.

  • The caine mutinyThe caine mutiny

    wouk, herman.

    Suspense builds during Naval trial proceedings against a young lieutenant who relieved his captain of command of the destroyer-minesweeper U.S.S. Caine at the height of a typhoon. --A group of naval officers revolt against a captain they consider mentally unfit. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Herman Wouk. --Bonus features include commentary, a behind-the-scenes documentary, and more.

  • The winds of warThe winds of war

    Wouk, Herman, 1915-

    The compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

  • Koren Talmud BavliKoren Talmud Bavli

    Weinreb, Rabbi Dr. Tzvi.

  • This is my GodThis is my God

    Wouk, Herman, 1915-

  • Presto and Zesto in LimbolandPresto and Zesto in Limboland

    Yorinks, Arthur, author.

    When Presto and Zesto wander into the alternate universe of Limboland, they must find their way home.

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  • Lake SuccessLake Success : a novel

    Shteyngart, Gary, 1972-, author.

    "When his dream of the perfect marriage, the perfect son, and the perfect life implodes, a Wall Street millionaire takes a cross-country bus trip in search of his college sweetheart and ideals of youth. Myopic, narcissistic, hilariously self-deluded and divorced from the real world as most of us know it, hedge fund manager Barry Cohen oversees $2.4 billion in assets. Deeply stressed by an SEC investigation and by his 3 year-old-son's diagnosis of autism, he flees New York on a Greyhound bus in search of a simpler, more romantic life with his old college sweetheart, whom he hasn't seen or spoken to in years. Meanwhile, reeling from the fight that caused Barry's departure, his super-smart wife Seema--a driven first-generation American who craved a picture-perfect life, with all the accoutrements of a huge bank account--has her own demons to face. How these two imperfect characters navigate the Shteyngartian chaos of their own making is the heart of this biting, brilliant, emotionally resonant novel very much of our times"--

  • This narrow spaceThis narrow space : a pediatric oncologist, his Jewish, Muslim, and Christian patients, and a hospital in Jerusalem

    Waldman, Elisha, author.

    "A memoir both bittersweet and inspiring by an American pediatric oncologist who spent seven years in Jerusalem taking care of Israeli and Palestinian children with one tragic thing in common--a diagnosis of pediatric cancer In 2007, Elisha Waldman, a New York-based pediatric oncologist and palliative-care specialist in his mid-thirties, was offered his dream job: attending physician at Jerusalem's Hadassah Medical Center. He had gone to medical school in Israel and spent time there as a teenager; now he was going to give something back to the land he loved. But in the wake of a financial crisis at the hospital that left him feeling unsure about his future, Waldman, with considerable regret, left Hadassah in 2014 and returned to America. This Narrow Space is his deeply affecting and poignant memoir of the seven years he spent taking care of children--Israeli Jews, Muslims, and Christians; Palestinian Arabs from the West Bank and Gaza--with one devastating thing in common: they had all been diagnosed with some form of pediatric cancer. Waldman's years at Hadassah were filled in equal measure with a deep sense of accomplishment, with frustration when regional politics sometimes got in the way of his patients' care, and with tension over the fine line he would have to walk when the religious traditions of some of his patients' families made it difficult for him to give these children the care he felt they deserved. Navigating the baffling Israeli bureaucracy, the ever-present threat of war, and the cultural clashes that sometimes spilled over into his clinic, Waldman learned to be content with small victories: a young patient whose disease went into remission, brokenhearted parents whose final hours with their child were made meaningful and comforting. As he sought to create both a personal and a professional life in his new home, Waldman struggled with his own questions of identity and belief, and with the intractable conflict between Israelis and Palestinians that had become a fact of his daily life. What he learned about himself, about the complex country that he was nowa part of, and about the heartbreakingly brave and endearing children he cared for--whether they were from Me'ah She'arim, Ramallah, or Gaza City--will move and challenge readers everywhere"--

  • The Tattooist of AuschwitzThe Tattooist of Auschwitz : a novel

    Morris, Heather, (Screenwriter), author.

    "In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a T├Ątowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for more than two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism--but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive. One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her"--Dust jacket flap.

  • The immortalistsThe immortalists

    Benjamin, Chloe, author.

  • The SevenThe Seven : A Family Holocaust Story

    Friedman, Ellen G.

  • Sons and soldiersSons and soldiers : the untold story of the Jews who escaped the Nazis and returned with the U.S. Army to fight Hitler

    Henderson, Bruce B., 1946-, author.

  • If all the seas were inkIf all the seas were ink : a memoir

    Kurshan, Ilana, author.

  • Off White LiesOff White Lies

    After years of living apart from her dad, Libby, an introverted yet sharp-witted teenager, is sent to live with him is Israel. Her arrival coincides with the outbreak of the second Lebanon war. Finally in a 'normal' household, Shaul and Libby begin to build their father-daughter relationship, but their false identities can't last forever, especially as Libby unleashes teenage fury at the lies permeating her life; those she must tell now, and those she's been fed since childhood. Official Selection - Berlin Int'l Film Festival.

  • The Zigzag KidThe Zigzag Kid

  • Anti-JudaismAnti-Judaism : the Western tradition

    Nirenberg, David, 1964-

    "This incisive history upends the complacency that confines anti-Judaism to the ideological extremes in the Western tradition. With deep learning and elegance, David Nirenberg shows how foundational anti-Judaism is to the history of the West"--Amazon.

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