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Guide to Jewish Literature - February / March 2013

Hadassah Magazine presents its Guide to Jewish Literature, a review of current books selected by advertisers for readers to enjoy.

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  • A Passover Haggadah 
  • Author: Rabbi David Silber
  • Rabbi Silber has provided two books in one: the Haggadah itself, with his Seder commentary, and a collection of essays that provide readings to inform ritual and narration. Just as Midrash tries bridging the gap between ancient text and contemporary meaning, this Haggadah provides insight that deepens the Passover experience. $18.00, paperback. Order online at http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu.  
  • Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary 
  • Including over 37,000 entries compiled by a team of expert Yiddish linguists, Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary surpasses all its predecessors in the number of words and rich selection of idioms, examples of usage and coverage of stylistic levels and dialect forms. The user-friendly entries include words for standard, literary and contemporary colloquial and conversational usage. Hardcover, 744 pages. $45.00 plus shipping. To order call 800-842-6796 or email iuporder@indiana.edu. http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=806850.  
  • In the Presence of Butterflies 
  • Author: Arielle A. Aaron
  • The Amazing Story: What Happened when Holocaust Survivors, Rescuers, Liberators, Teachers, Students, Parents and other caring People around the World made more than a million paper butterflies in memory of the Children who were murdered in the Holocaust. Part II is How to Teach About the Holocaust to Any Age Group, and the building of the Permanent Butterfly Memorial Monument. You can purchase this book by sending $29.95 + 5.00 S&H (US) to: Joy S. Glunt, 9590 Kings Road Ext., Myrtle Beach, SC 29572, with your name and address. Also available from Amazon.com.  
  • Kosher-Style Passover Recipes Made Simple 
  • From the publishers of 30minute-Seder "The Haggadah that Blends Brevity with Tradition" Finally...a cookbook that takes the guesswork out of creating the perfect meal for Passover! These delicious iconic Passover dishes are easy to make and all recipes conveniently serve six. Seder plate guide included. Perfect for your first or fiftieth Seder! Passover never tasted this good. Order yours today! 32 full-color pages, $6.95. More info & order at: www.30minuteseder.com or toll free 877-669-3030. 
  • One Hundred Great Jewish Books: Three Millennia of Jewish Conversation 
  • Author: Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman
  • An introduction to one hundred great Jewish books, arranged as a concise and thought-provoking guide to the Jewish conversation across many centuries. Each of the entries features one work in its historical and cultural context, provides a summary of content and author and reflects on its relevance for today's readers. "Guaranteed to spark conversation..." - Booklist. BlueBridge paperback, 368 pages, $16.95. Available at www.bluebridgebooks.com.  
  • Passover - The Ten Plagues 
  • You and your child can learn about Passover together with this fun and interactive storybook app. Use your iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, NOOK or Android device to teach children about the Ten Plagues. The app features animation, sound and voice, and is only $1.99! www.corkyportwine.com
  • Please, Don't Pass Over the Seder Plate: A Haggadah for the Young and Young-at-Heart 
  • Author: Harriet Goldner
  • An educational and entertaining interactive Haggadah created by a grandmother for her grandchildren, includes all the essentials of a traditional Seder presented in a non-traditional way. The serious message of Passover is interspersed with original light-hearted verse and playful color graphics-sure to engage Seder participants of all ages. $9.75; buy 5, get one free (always free shipping); quantity discounts available. Sample pages at www.JewishFamilyFun.com; order online or call 561-483-8378. 
  • Shoshana's Song 
  • Author: Jerry Marcus
  • When Orthodox Jewish teenager Shoshana Rosen rejects her father's demand for an arranged marriage, she feels compelled to leave her home and community. Shoshana's search for intellectual freedom and a fulfilling career is balanced by her intense desire to honor her faith and traditions - all contributing to this powerful story. Brittany Publications, Ltd., paperback, 272 pages, $19.00. Available from Amazon.com and www.brittanypublications.com. Read an excerpt at www.brittanypublications.com
  • The Ambassador's Daughter 
  • Author: By International bestselling author Pam Jenoff
  • Paris, 1919. The world's leaders have gathered to rebuild from the ashes of the Great War. But for one woman, the City of Light harbors dark secrets and dangerous liaisons, for which many could pay dearly. Visit www.PamJenoff.com for more information.  
  • The Gilboa Iris 
  • Author: Zahava D. Englard
  • A story of courage, triumph and love. Publisher's Weekly aptly describes The Gilboa Iris as "a heart-wrenching and suspenseful tale of love set against the backdrop of an Israel embroiled in conflict." Dara Harow, daughter of a rocket physicist for the U.S. Department of Defense, finds herself at the center of a hierarchy of terror that blazes a trail from the U.S. to Israel. Available through Gefen Publishing, or on Amazon.  
  • The Vegetarian Shabbat Cookbook 
  • For your every Shabbat culinary need. Praised in Jewish Book World, Lilith, Tikkun, The Jewish Week and elsewhere. 250 pages, paperback, illustrated. $26.00 ($4.00 postage). The Jewish Vegetarian Year Cookbook: Recipes for the Jewish holidays. $18.95 ($4.00 postage). Micah Publications, 255 Humphrey St., Marblehead, MA 01945. For further details: www.micahbooks.com.  
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