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 January:
Books of the People by Yeshiva University Straus Center(Author), Stuart Halpern (Editor)…Jews have ever been a people molded by the written word. Books of the People revisits a thousand years of Jewish thought, seen through the lens of modern thinkers, in one accessible volume: Rav Saadia Gaon's, Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed, Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav's Tales, Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch's Nineteen Letters, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik's Halakhic Man.
Jewish Justices by David G. Dalin…Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court examines the lives, legal careers, and legacies of the eight Jews who have served or currently serve as justices of the U.S. Supreme Court: Louis D. Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, Felix Frankfurter, Arthur Goldberg, Abe Fortas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, and Elena Kagan.
Superman Is Jewish?: How Comic Book Superheroes Came to Serve Truth, Justice, & the Jewish-American Way by Harry Brod…From a brilliant and witty comic book aficionado, this “scholarly but lively narrative” (Kirkus Reviews) reveals the links between Jews and the iconic superheroes of Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Stan Lee, and Jack Kirby. You’d be surprised to learn how much these beloved characters were shaped by the cultural and religious traditions of their makers.
The Paris Architect: A Novel by Charles Belfoure…A thrilling debut novel of World War II Paris, from an author who's been called "an up and coming Ken Follett." (Booklist) In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money - and maybe get him killed--design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it.
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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