Books


"Lincoln and the Jews"

By Penny Schwartz

Jonathan Sarna is the co-author of a new book that reveals the surprisingly close relationship that President Lincoln had with Jews.Read More


Amplifying Women’s Voices: Mother’s Day Reading Picks

By Deahn Berrini Leblang

A look at books by four Jewish women with distinct voicesRead More


“Seder Talk, The Conversational Haggada”

By Shelley A. Sackett

Erica Brown’s new haggada combines the sensitive, the scholarly and the practical, with something for everyone.Read More


Inclusive Haggadah Makes Passover Meaningful for All

By Deahn Berrini Leblang

A new haggadah by Rebecca Redner enables children with special needs to participate in the Passover experience.Read More


Shifting Realities in “A Replacement Life”

By Deahn Berrini Leblang

A review of Boris FIshman’s debut a Russian immigrant, and a conversation with the author.Read More


If You Rebuild It, They Will Come: ‘Gwoźodziec Re!construction’

By Deahn Berrini Leblang

“Gwoździec Re!construction,” a book by Rick and Laura Brown with Penny Schwartz, details the reconstruction of one of Poland’s great wooden synagogues.Read More


Going Deep: Author Almond Sacks his Favorite Sport

By Matt Robinson

Steve Almond, author of “Against Football,” on why he cannot join the football bandwagon.Read More


Tu B’Shevat Recipes Celebrating the Seven Fruits

By Deahn Berrini Leblang

Recipes from “The Seven Fruits of the Land of Israel” by Chana Bracha Siegelbaum.Read More


Five Jewish Lessons from “Unbroken”

By Daniella H.

“Unbroken,” the best seller book by Laura Hillenbrand, imparts many Jewish values and beliefs to the careful reader.Read More


Longest Serving MA Female Rabbi Also Wears Chef and Writer’s Hats

Not only is the book a guide to baking challah and learning about the Torah, but it is also “a discussion starter and an activity for the family to do together.”Read More


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