Library News From Ze'ev Aviezer
There are many new books that have arrived in the Library waiting for you to check out and enjoy.
Please click on the following link to see a list of our acquisitions:
This year Rabbi Sirkman will focus our covenantal journey on the way Jewish spirituality intersects with our lives. In line with this theme, the library created a special shelf highlighting some of the books in our collection that describe different kinds of Jewish spirituality.
In addition, the following books have been highlighted for the month of December:
The New Rabbi by Stephen Fried--From award-winning journalist Stephen Fried comes a vividly intimate portrait of American Judaism today in which faith, family, and community are explored through the dramatic life of a landmark congregation as it seeks to replace its legendary retiring rabbi—and reinvent itself for the next generation, from the three-days-a-year synagogue goers to the hard core of devout attendees. We are touched by their times of joy and times of grief, intrigued by congregational politics, moved by the search for faith. We witness the conflicts between generations about issues of belief, observance, and the pressures of secular life.
The Golden Age Shtetel By Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern—
This book provides the first grassroots social, economic, and cultural history of the shtetl. Challenging popular misconceptions of the shtetl as an isolated, ramshackle Jewish village stricken by poverty and pogroms, Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern argues that, in its heyday from the 1790s to the 1840s, the shtetl was a thriving Jewish community as vibrant as any in Europe.
We Were the Lucky Ones By Georgia Hunter--Inspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite—We Were the Lucky Ones is a sweeping novel spanning six years and five continents and a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds “Hunter’s novel brings to life, in heart-pounding detail, from passionate young love and beloved traditions to narrow escapes, heartbreaking choices, starvation, imprisonment and torture. We come to care deeply about the fate of each of these resourceful, determined characters.”
—The Jewish Voice
The Library at Larchmont Temple
Our Library endeavors to maintain a diverse, vibrant circulating collection that reflects the core values of Larchmont Temple. We acquire books that support our Congregation’s annual learning themes including works of the Scholar-in-Residence. Our collection also includes current fiction, non-fiction, DVDs and periodicals for adults, young adults and children plus scholarly volumes that focus on the study of Torah. Our responsibilities include maintaining the physical collection and preparing thematic displays in the library. Our monthly column in the Temple News keeps the Temple community aware of what is new in the Library. We welcome volunteers who would like to join us in maintaining the Library.
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