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.
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Library Corner by Ze’ev Aviezer
Muck a Novel by Dror Burstein (Author), Gabriel Levin (Translator) Dramatizing the eternal dispute between poetry and power, faith and practicality, haves and have-nots, Muck is a brilliant and subversive modern-dress retelling of the book of Jeremiah: a comedy with apocalyptic stakes. A Jerusalem both ancient and modern, where the First Temple squats over the populace like a Trump casino, streets are crawling with prophets and heathen helicopters buzz over Old Testament sovereigns, two young poets are about to have their lives turned upside down. Struggling Jeremiah worries he might be wasting his time trying to be a writer; the great critic Broch just beat him over the head with his own computer keyboard. Mattaniah, on the other hand, is a real up-and-comer?but has a secret he wouldn’t want anyone in the literary world to know: his late father was king of Judah.
The New American Judaism by Jack Wertheimer
A leading expert provides an engaging firsthand portrait of American Judaism today which has been buffeted by massive social upheavals in recent decades. Like other religions in the United States, it has witnessed a decline in the number of participants over the past forty years, and many who remain active struggle to reconcile their hallowed traditions with new perspectives?from feminism and the LGBTQ movement to “do-it-yourself religion” and personally defined spirituality. Taking a fresh look at American Judaism today, he sets out to discover how Jews of various orientations practice their religion in this radically altered landscape.
The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by Michael David Lukas WINNER OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD IN FICTION. A highly acclaimed and moving page-turner of a novel, this tightly woven multigenerational tale illuminates the tensions that have torn communities apart and the unlikely forces—potent magic, forbidden love—that boldly attempt to bridge that divide.
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