From the Levinson-Krupp Library March 2018

Contributed by the Levinson-Krupp Library
(Hours: 9 am-noon, Monday & Thursday or upon request)

Come into the Library and look over our collection of Haggadah, and be sure to sign up for the Temple Emanu-El seder. Also, take the time to look over our new books. Among them are:

 

 

BIO SMI
THE WOMAN WHO SMASHED CODES
A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies
by Jason Fagone

Outwitted America’s Enemies, by Jason Fagone.
Joining the ranks of Hidden Figures and In the Garden of Beasts, the incredible story of the greatest codebreaking duo that ever lived, an American woman and her husband who invented the modern science of cryptology together and used it to confront the evils of their time, solving puzzles that unmasked Nazi spies and helped win World War II. Fagone unveils America’s code-breaking history through the prism of Smith’s life, bringing into focus the unforgettable events and colorful personalities that would help shape modern intelligence.

 

FIC HOR
ETERNAL LIFE
by Dara Horn

What would it really mean to live forever? Rachel is a woman with a problem: she can’t die. Her recent troubles-widowhood, a failing business, an unemployed middle-aged son-are only the latest in a litany spanning dozens of countries, scores of marriages, and hundreds of children. In the 2,000 years since she made a spiritual bargain to save the life of her first son back in Roman-occupied Jerusalem, she’s tried everything to free herself, and only one other person in the world understands: a man she once loved passionately, who has been stalking her through the centuries, convinced they belong together forever.

 

FIC NAM
THE RUINED HOUSE
by Ruby Namdar, National Book Award-winning author of Let the Great World Spin and winner of the Sapir Prize, Israel’s highest literary award

Picking up the mantle of legendary authors such as Saul Bellow and Philip Roth, an exquisite literary talent makes his debut with a nuanced and provocative tale of materialism, tradition, faith, and the search for meaning in contemporary American life. Andrew P. Cohen, a professor of comparative culture at New York University, is at the zenith of his life. Adored by his classes and published in prestigious literary magazines, he is about to receive a coveted promotion-the crowning achievement of an enviable career. He is on excellent terms with Linda, his ex-wife, and his two grown children admire and adore him. His girlfriend, Ann Lee, a former student half his age, offers lively companionship. A man of elevated taste, education, and culture, he is a model of urbanity and success. But the manicured surface of his world begins to crack when he is visited by a series of strange and inexplicable visions involving an ancient religious ritual that will upend his comfortable life.

 

DVD 249
DOLPHIN BOY

From the same team that created On the Map, here is the incredible story of Morad, a teenager from an Arab village in northern Israel, who ceases communication with people following a severe trauma. He comes back to life with a new identity thanks to a special connection he develops with dolphins. Filmed over the course of Morad’s four-year therapy, the award-winning DOLPHIN BOY is a profound confirmation of the healing power of nature, patience and unconditional love.

 

And as we celebrate the holiday of freedom, you might enjoy this DVD:

 

DVD 3
WHEN DO WE EAT?

The story of the world’s fastest Passover seder gone horribly awry. It’s about an old school dad who’s as tough on his sons as his father is on him. On this night, however, one of the boys slips Dad a dose of special, hallucinogenic Ecstasy in order to give him a new perspective. Meanwhile, Mom brings a handsome stranger to dinner and the kids take sides. By the end of the night, however, Dad’s visions turn him into a modern day Moses intent on leading this hungry group to the promised land of family forgiveness. Of course, they’re all so stubborn, it would be easier to part the Red Sea.

 

Happy viewing and reading!
Deborah, Sally, and Charlotte

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