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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

The summer is when the Temple’s volunteer librarians put our heads “together” and decide what new books/videos our library will buy. Below is an eclectic list of some of the ones we chose. We very much hope that you borrow the one(s) that appear to you.

When Jews Were Funny DVD
With Rodney Dangerfield (Actor), Howie Mandel (Actor), Alan Zweig (Director)
Rodney needs no introduction if you are a New Yorker or even if you are not you know that he gets no respect. Although Howie Mendel is a Canadian we love him too. Insightful and often hilarious, Alan Zweig's documentary When Jews Were Funny surveys the history of Jewish comedy, from the early days of Borsht belt to the present.

Jewish New York: The Remarkable Story of a City and a People Hardcover
by Deborah Dash Moore, Jeffrey S. Gurock ), Annie Polland
definitive history of Jews in New York and how they transformed the city
Based on the acclaimed multi-volume series, City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York, Jewish New York reveals the multifaceted world of one of the city’s most important ethnic and religious groups. Spanning three centuries.. Jewish New York not only describes Jews’ many positive influences on New York, but also exposes the group’s struggles with poverty and anti-Semitism..

Eternal Life: A Novel
by Dara Horn
Rachel is a woman with a problem: she can’t die. Her recent troubles?widowhood, a failing business, an unemployed middle-aged son?are only the latest in a litany spanning dozens of countries, scores of marriages, and hundreds of children. In the 2,000 years since she made a spiritual bargain to save the life of her first son back in Roman-occupied Jerusalem. But as the twenty-first century begins and her children and grandchildren?consumed with immortality in their own ways, from the frontiers of digital currency to genetic engineering?develop new technologies that could change her fate and theirs.

Lou Reed: A Life
by Anthony DeCurtis
Lou Reed (his father had changed his name from Rabinowitz to Reed.) As lead singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground invented alternative rock. His music, at once a source of transcendent beauty and coruscating noise, violated all definitions of genre while speaking to millions of fans and inspiring generations of musicians.




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