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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


Book Corner
by Ze’ev Aviezer
The summer is almost upon us and hopefully it will usher in time to read a good book. In our library you can find the kind of summer reading that you will enjoy.


The Devil in Jerusalem: A Novel by Naomi Ragen
An ambulance screams through Jerusalem’s quiet streets. Inside, a toddler fights for his life, his parents nowhere to be found. Brought in to investigate, Jerusalem detective Bina Tzedek?herself a young mother?carefully peels back layer after layer of secrets and lies, following a dark, winding path through Jerusalem’s Old City, kabbalists, mystical ancient texts, and terrifying cult rituals, until she comes face to face with the horrifying truth which has held a young American family captive.

Murder on a Kibbutz a Communal Case by Batya Gur
In Gur's third mystery, clever, charming Israeli investigator Michael Ohayon, whom readers fell in love with in Saturday Morning Murder and Literary Murder, must once again put his skills to work to solve a murder, this time within the complex, closed society of a kibbutz.

Maimonides Torah and Philosophic Quest by David Hartman
In this original study, noted scholar and theologian David Hartman discusses the relation between Maimonides' halakhic writings and The Guide of the Perplexed--a connection much closer than is generally supposed. Maimonides: the book demonstrates that Maimonides' total philosophic endeavor was an attempt to show how the free search for truth, established through the study of logic, physics, and metaphysics, can live harmoniously with a way of life defined by the normative traditions of Judaism.

Shalom Friend the Life and Legacy of Yitzhak by David Horovitz
This is a collaborative effort by more than a dozen writers and editors of the Jerusalem Report, a prestigious Israeli news magazine, all of whom had close personal and professional knowledge of the former prime minister, assassinated in November 1995. Their views are supplemented by numerous interviews with knowledgeable people.


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