Jewish American Heritage Month Booklist

The Weight Of Ink By Rachel Kadish Cover Image
ISBN: 9781328915788
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Published: Mariner Books - May 1st, 2018


"A gifted writer, astonishingly adept at nuance, narration, and the politics of passion."—Toni Morrison

Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Ve

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Florence Adler Swims Forever: A Novel By Rachel Beanland Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982132477
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 1st, 2021

“The perfect summer read” (USA TODAY) begins with a shocking tragedy that results in three generations of the Adler family grappling with heartbreak, romance, and the weight of family secrets over the course of one summer.

*A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice * One of USA TODAY’s “Best Books of 2020” * One o

Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations New Revised Edition By Jonathan Sacks Cover Image
ISBN: 9780826468505
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Published: Bloomsbury Continuum - March 24th, 2003

The year 2001 began as the United Nations Year of Dialogue between Civilizations. By its end, the phrase that came most readily to mind was 'the clash of civilizations.' The tragedy of September 11 intensified the danger caused by religious differences around the world. As the politics of identity begin to replace the politics of ideology, can religion become a force for peace?

How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish By Ilan Stavans (Editor), Josh Lambert (Editor) Cover Image
By Ilan Stavans (Editor), Josh Lambert (Editor)
ISBN: 9781632062260
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Published: Restless Books - April 25th, 2023

Is it possible to conceive of the American diet without bagels? Or Star Trek without Mr. Spock? Are the creatures in Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are based on Holocaust survivors? And how has Yiddish, a language without a country, influenced Hollywood?

The Boston Girl: A Novel By Anita Diamant Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439199367
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Published: Scribner - August 4th, 2015

New York Times bestseller!

An unforgettable novel about a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century, told “with humor and optimism…through the eyes of an irresistible heroine” (People)—from the acclaimed author of The Red Tent.

Anita Diamant’s “vivid, affectionate portrait of America

Signal Fires: A novel By Dani Shapiro Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593534724
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Published: Knopf - October 18th, 2022

NATIONAL BEST SELLER • From the beloved author of Inheritance: "a haunting, moving, and propulsive exploration of family secrets” (Meg Wolitzer, author of The Interestings)

Two families. One night. A constellation of lives changed forever.

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Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew By Michael W. Twitty Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062891716
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Published: Amistad - August 8th, 2023

“Twitty makes the case that Blackness and Judaism coexist in beautiful harmony, and this is manifested in the foods and traditions from both cultures that Black Jews incorporate into their daily lives…Twitty wishes to start a conversation where people celebrate their differences and embrace commonalities.

People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present By Dara Horn Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324035947
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 13th, 2022

Winner of the 2021 National Jewish Book Award for Con­tem­po­rary Jew­ish Life and Prac­tice
Finalist for the 2021 Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year A Wall Street Journal, Chicago Public Library, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

American Shtetl: The Making of Kiryas Joel, a Hasidic Village in Upstate New York By Nomi M. Stolzenberg, David N. Myers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780691199771
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Published: Princeton University Press - February 8th, 2022

A compelling account of how a group of Hasidic Jews established its own local government on American soil

I. By Gerald Stern Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781532362019
Published: Ayin Press - December 13th, 2022

A masterful long poem from one of our great American poets.