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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:

Larchmont Temple Library Online Catalogue

Each fall the Temple’s library begins the process of updating its collection by purchasing four types of books.

1. New fiction books, by Jewish authors writing about Jewish themes that have been acclaimed by reviewers, or whose authors have garnered a devoted readership.
2. Books related to Rabbi Sirkman’s yearly theme. This year’s theme is titled Seeking Jewish Spirituality.
3. Non-Fiction books about issues that are of interest to the American Jewish community.
4. Books that can be defined as classics. These books often cover Biblical or philosophical themes of interest to our intellectually inclined congregants.

In line with this purchasing “philosophy” the following books have been acquired and are being highlighted this month:

Home in the Morning, by Mary Glickman: A powerful debut from a new literary talent, this novel tells the story of a Jewish family confronting the tumult of the 1960s—and the secrets that bind its members together. Jackson Sassaport is a man who often finds himself in the middle. Whether torn between Stella, his beloved and opinionated Yankee wife, and Katherine Marie, the African American girl who first stole his teenage heart; or between standing up for his beliefs and acquiescing to his prominent Jewish family’s imperative to not stand out in the segregated South.

Books of the People: Revisiting Classic Works of Jewish Thought Hardcover, by Stuart Halpern: The Jews have ever been a people molded by the written word. It is no coincidence, therefore, that certain texts have come to play key roles in the continuum of Jewish discourse. Books of the People: Revisiting Classic Works of Jewish Thought presents ten foundational books written between the tenth and the twentieth centuries that have dramatically influenced the development of Jewish thought. A thousand years of Jewish thought, seen through the lens of foremost thinkers, in one accessible volume: Rav Saadia Gaon, Rabbi Judah Halevi, Maimonides, Rabbi Joseph Albo, Maharal, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, Nachman of Bratslav,,. Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, Rabbi Naftali Tzvi Yehuda Berlin, Rav Abraham Isaac Kook and Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik.

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.

To get involved or for more information contact: library@larchmonttemple.org