From the Levinson-Krupp Library August 2018

Contributed by the Levinson-Krupp Library
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From The Blessing of Renewal by Marcia Falk:

We enter the gates, grateful
for the blessing of renewal.
Let us bless the flow of life that revives us,
sustains us, and bring us to this time.

Among the books in our collection written for the Holidays we are highlighting the following:

 

HOL 296.41 SAC
CEREMONY AND CELEBRATIONS
by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

When did Rosh HaShana, the anniversary of creation, become a day of judgement? How does Yom Kippur unite the priest’s atonement with the prophet’s repentance? What makes Kohelet, read on Sukkot, the most joyful book in the Bible? Why is the remembrance of the Pesah story so central to Jewish morality? And which does Shavuot really celebrate, the law or the land? Ceremony & Celebration reveals the stunning interplay of biblical laws, rabbinic edicts, liturgical themes, communal rituals and profound religious meaning of each of the five central Jewish holidays.

 

HH 296.43 ELK
ROSH HASHANAH READINGS
by Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins

This compelling companion to Yom Kippur Readings helps create a bridge between the words of our ancestors and the meanings, themes and ideas that are the central spiritual agenda of the life of the modern Jew. Drawn from a variety of sources – ancient, medieval, modern, Jewish and non-Jewish – this selection of readings, prayers and insights explores the opportunities for inspiration and reflection inherent in the subjects addressed on the Jewish New Year: sin, repentance, personal and social change, societal justice, forgiveness, spiritual growth, living with joy and hope, commitment to high ideals, becoming our truest and most authentic selves, deepening our capacity to love and savoring the divine gift of life. These readings enable you to enter into the spirit of Rosh Hashanah and the Days of Awe in a personal and powerful way while they uplift and inform. They will add to the benefits of your High Holy Day experience year after year.

 

HH 296.43 ELK
YOM KIPPUR READINGS
by Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins

As Rosh Hashanah ends and you look ahead to Yom Kippur, what do you think about? The familiar melody of Kol Nidre? The long hours of fasting? The days of self-examination? You know that the Day of Atonement is the holiest on the Jewish calendar, but sometimes it just feels long, tiresome and devoid of personal meaning. The readings in this book are for anyone seeking a deeper level of personal reflection and spiritual intimacy – and a clearer understanding of just what makes Yom Kippur so holy.
Drawn from the same variety of sources as the Rosh Hashanah Readings, this selection of readings, prayers and insights explores the opportunities for inspiration and reflection inherent in the themes addressed on the Day of Atonement: sin, forgiveness, repentance, spiritual growth, and being at one with self, family, community and God. These readings enable you to enter into the spirit of Yom Kippur in a personal and powerful way while they uplift and inform. They will add to the benefits of your High Holy Day experience year after year

 

HH 296.43 DAV
BIRTHDAY OF THE WORLD
by Moshe Davis and Victor Ratner

This collection of poetry about the Jewish holidays in enhanced by the etchings of Marc Chagall. A book to savor both the art of the artist and the artistry of the poets.

 

 

 

 

From our DVD collection:

 

DVD 150
ROADMAP GENESIS: THE MAP FOR MANKIND

This is a film documentary that makes the case that the Book of Genesis is a roadmap containing guideposts on how to have a productive, fruitful and fulfilling life that help our society lift itself out of its current decline and return it to prosperity, promise and accomplishment.

 

 

DVD 46
ABRAHAM ONE MAN, ONE GOD

This DVD, produced by A&E, probes deeply into the origins and enigmas of the Scriptures and illuminates one of the holiest men In history.

 

 

 

 

DVD 122
REJOICE
with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitschak Meir Helfgot

Perlman and Helfgot are a great combination. The music is religious and thoroughly enjoyable. The banter between Perlman, Helfgot and Netsky before the musical pieces is delightful. This DVD is great for anyone who appreciates great musicians and singers..

 

 

We thank you for your support of the Levinson-Krupp Library and send our wishes for L’shanah tovah tikkatevu!

Aloha!
Deborah, Sally, and Charlotte

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