Hadassah Magazine's Guide to Jewish Literature
A selection of books to entice any reader. Everything from novels to nonfiction, memoirs to mysteries.
Provides the tools and understanding you need to create a conscious Bar/Bat Mitzvah experience. Step-by-step guides and riveting true stories help all involved to feel personally “touched by Torah.” Featured at the Jewish Futures Conference, this innovative approach reduces stress, while teaching the building blocks of a mitzvah-centered life through connections to family, friends, community and heritage. “Excellent and useful”—Jewish Book Council.
A must read for anyone interested in Israel! The remarkable true story of a young Anglo-Chilean Christian who went to England to study in 1947, fell in love with a Jewish girl, then fell in love with socialist Zionism and ended up living on a kibbutz. His children became ultra-Orthodox Jews and finally the story has an amazing twist.
After a YouTube video of Felice’s 90-square-foot NYC studio went viral (12 million+ hits), viewers worldwide sought her advice on decluttering and praised her philosophy about “living large” in a small space. 90 Lessons is a “want-to” guide, motivating others to live large in any size space; the message: eliminate clutter, and focus on what matters to you. Whether you live in 90 or 9,000 square feet, this book will be of real practical and immediate value.
Foreward Reviews Indie Fab Finalist * USA Best Book Finalist “In this engaging debut novel, readers gain three different views of the effects of World War II on ordinary people”–Library Journal. “Bitterness is the driving force in this stirring novel of Holocaust survivor guilt—guilt about being safe, told with candor and tenderness.”–Booklist. “…Succeeds in both educating and engaging readers.”–Kirkus.
Paperback and e-books available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and wherever books are sold.
Energize your Friday nights, enchant your family’s hearts, souls and modern minds with Debra Band’s new Kabbalat Shabbat: the Grand Unification! Vibrant illuminated paintings of every home and synagogue prayer, custom and song. Poetic translations by Raymond P. Scheindlin and comprehensive new scholarly commentary. Matching bencher available. Exquisite, inspirational gift!
There may be no loss as devastating as losing one’s child. Who then could fault the Jacobsons, overwhelmed by anguish, for accepting the help of a scientific cabal promising to clone their son Joey? Michael Berenbaum, author of The World Must Know, wrote, “A Life Twice Given is a gripping story told with passion and skill.” Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat, author of The Future of the Jews, called A Life Twice Given “a deeply moving, beautifully written mystical story.”
In Tel Aviv, under daily missile attack during Operation Desert Storm, when every heart seeks comfort and companionship, complex affairs and a world of crisis bring conflicts of love, betrayal and unforeseen commitments. A young charismatic nurse lives and works by her own code of honor in a strict Orthodox hospital—until one day a married doctor emerges with a campaign of seduction that could endanger her livelihood, reputation and self-respect. “…a powerful first-hand look at what everyday life was like in Israel when most Americans were watching Shock and Awe on the 24-hour news channel.”—Mike Ball, Erma Bombeck award-winning author.
A book club favorite and finalist for the National Jewish Book Award, this acclaimed memoir of growing up a Turkish Jew in a fortune-telling, belly-dancing family illustrates Sephardic life, the foods, fear of the Evil Eye and the author’s struggle to walk again after polio. Booklist calls it “A joy to read…a profoundly moving memoir.” Now in paperback with Discussion Questions!
Until her enchanting French mother died and her famous uncle became her guardian, Paige never knew the pain and passion of the secrets in a hidden diary. She never knew the Holocaust was part of her story. A stunning novel of uncovering your past and discovering your future.
Part of the Jewish Book Council Author Tour. From the mansions of Chicago’s North Shore to the European capitals of Paris and Berlin, from WWII to the present day, this compelling historical fiction follows a beautiful Impressionist painting and a young love diverted by the Nazis. From a world torn by the horrors of war, a love story emerges that endures through years of separation.
A highly compelling, intimate portrait of the author Rochelle Hecker enjoying a life of luxury in British India. With India’s independence and the family’s business failing, they await their visa to America while in a tent in Israel for a year; then through Italy, England and Canada, arriving in the U.S.A. nine years later. This is about her amazing life and heartfelt romances and loves.
Book and Kindle available on www.amazon.com.
After spending a decade caring for her husband who died from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, Barbra Cohn offers a spiritual and holistic guide to help caregivers feel happier and healthier. Included are tools, techniques and rituals to give caregivers more energy, restful sleep, and increased relaxation, confidence, and inner peace. Experts share 20 healing modalities that can be used by both caregiver and person being cared for. Cohn also shares her personal story alongside those of other caregivers. Calmer Waters is an invaluable resource for all caregivers, no matter what their loved one is struggling with.
Available wherever books are sold.