From the Levinson-Krupp Library

(Hours: 9 am-noon, Monday & Thursday or upon request)

During this cold weather it’s always fun to curl up with a good book. We have lots of new books in the library just waiting to be read. Here is a sampling:

327.12 FRI   SPIES OF NO COUNTRY by Matti Friedman.

Award winning writer Matti Friedman’s tale of Israel’s first spies has all the tropes of an espionage novel. This includes duplicity, betrayal, disguise, clandestine meetings, the bluff, and the double bluff. Yet it’s all true. Spies of No Country is about the slippery identities of these young spies, but it’s also about Israel’s own complicated and fascinating identity. Israel sees itself and presents itself as a Western nation, when in fact more than half the country has Middle Eastern roots and traditions, like the spies of this story.

332.6 BRO RED NOTICE by Bill Browder.

A financial caper, a crime thriller, and a political crusade, Red Notice is the story of one man taking on overpowering odds to change the world, and also of how, without intending to, he found meaning in his life.

940.53 HAL SMALL MIRACLES OF THE HOLOCAUST by Yitta Halberstam & Judith Leventhal.

The authors, both second-generation Holocaust survivors, have culled stories from before, during, and after the Holocaust that demonstrate the full strength and power of the human spirit.

809 TEP  PRINCE OF THE PRESS by Joshua Teplitsky.

This is the story of one of the largest collections of Jewish books, and the man who used his collection to cultivate power, prestige, and political influence. David Oppenheim (1664-1736), chief rabbi of Prague in the early eighteenth century, built an unparalleled collection of Jewish books and manuscripts, all of which have survived and are housed in the Bodleian Library at Oxford. The story of his life and library brings together culture, commerce, and politics, all filtered through this extraordinary collection. Based on the careful reconstruction of an archive that is still visited by scholars today, Joshua Teplitsky’s book offers a window into the social life of Jewish books in early modern Europe.


A stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.


THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah.

A love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II.  With courage, grace, and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of World War II and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women’s war.


FORESKIN’S LAMENT by Shalom Auslander.

Shalom Auslander was raised with a terrified respect for God. Even as he grew up and was estranged from his community, his religion and its traditions, he could not find the path to a life where he didn’t struggle daily with the fear of God’s formidable wrath.

Don’t forget to check the DVD collection, too!

Happy Reading,
Sally, Deborah and Charlotte
Remember you can see what’s in the library on the website