From the Levinson-Krupp Library May 2018

Contributed by the Levinson-Krupp Library
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Among the new books in the Library are:

 

 

221.9 SCH
PATH OF THE PROPHETS: The Ethics-Driven Life
by Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz

Illuminating the ethical legacy of the biblical prophets, Path of the Prophets identifies the prophetic moment in the lives of eighteen biblical figures and demonstrates their compelling relevance to us today. While the Bible almost exclusively names men as prophets, Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz celebrates heroic, largely unknown biblical women such as Shiphrah, Tirzah, and Hannah. He also deepens readers’ interpretations of more familiar biblical figures not generally thought of as prophets, such as Joseph, Judah, and Caleb. Schwartz introduces the prophets with creative, first-person retellings of their decisive experiences, followed by key biblical narratives, context, and analysis. He weighs our heroes’ and heroines’ legacies-their obstacles and triumphs-and considers how their ethical examples live on; he guides us on how to integrate biblical-ethical values into our lives; and he challenges each of us to walk the prophetic path today.

 

791.4 KRE
THE MAN WHO MADE THE MOVIES
by Vanda Krefft

Although a major Hollywood studio still bears William Fox’s name, the man himself has mostly been forgotten by history, even written off as a failure. Now, in this fascinating biography, Vanda Krefft corrects the record, explaining why Fox’s legacy is central to the history of Hollywood.At the heart of William Fox’s life was the myth of the American Dream. His story intertwines the fate of the nineteenth-century immigrants who flooded into New York, the city’s vibrant and ruthless gilded age history, and the birth of America’s movie industry amid the dawn of the modern era. Drawing on a decade of original research, The Man Who Made the Movies offers a rich, compelling look at a complex man emblematic of his time, one of the most fascinating and formative eras in American history.

 

940.WAL
THE WOMAN WHO FOUGHT AN EMPIRE
by Gregory J. Wallace

Though she lived only to twenty-seven, Sarah Aaronsohn led a remarkable life. The Woman Who Fought an Empire tells the improbable but true odyssey of a bold young woman-the daughter of Romanian-born Jewish settlers in Palestine-who became the daring leader of a Middle East spyring. Following the outbreak of World War I, Sarah learned that her brother Aaron had formed Nili, an anti-Turkish spy ring, to aid the British in their war against the Ottomans. Sarah, who had witnessed the atrocities of the Armenian genocide by the Turks, believed that only the defeat of the Ottoman Empire could save the Palestinian Jews from a similar fate. Sarah joined Nili, eventually rising to become the organization’s leader. Operating behind enemy lines, she and her spies furnished vital information to British intelligence in Cairo about the Turkish military forces until she was caught and tortured by the Turks in the fall of 1917. To protect her secrets, Sarah got hold of a gun and shot herself. The Woman Who Fought an Empire, set at the birth of the modern Middle East, rebukes the Hollywood stereotype of women spies as femme fatales and is both an espionage thriller and a Joan of Arc tale.

 

 


For your information!

What do all those dots on the call numbers of some books mean? You may have noticed dots of various sizes and colors on some books. Here is the explanation…

  • The small dark blue dots indicate the books are from Rabbi Morris Goldfarb’s library.
  • The small red dots indicate the books are from the library of Bob Goldman.
  • The larger yellow dots in the Fiction section indicate mystery\thrillers.
  • The larger blue dots indicate biographies not located in the Biography section,
    such as Holocaust memoirs and biographies of theatrical and literary lives.

And now you know the mysteries of the dots.

Remember the catalogue of books, DVDs, and CDs in the Levinson-Krupp Library is always available online at shaloha.com. Just click on the library and you will find the link.

 

Aloha!
Deborah, Sally, and Charlotte

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