From the Levinson-Krupp Library

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January 2019

Live every moment of 2019 and feel blessed to have the opportunity to see another day in paradise. Happy 2019 from all three of us!

Among the new books in our Library are:

FIC WOL  THE FEMALE PERSUASION  by Meg Wolitzer

232.9 FRE  WHEN CHRISTIANS WERE JEWS;THE FIRST GENERATION by Paula Fredriksen.

BIO KRU BELONGING; A German reckons with history and home by Norma Krug.

 


December 2018

The massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburg has both saddened and shocked the Jewish community.  The special services held here in Hawaii and throughout the United States have comforted us, and as it is written in Siddur Sim Shalom, “Fulfill the promise conveyed in Scripture to bring peace to the land and we shall lie down and no one shall terrify us.  Let love and justice flow like a mighty stream.  Let peace fill the earth as the waters fill the sea.”

 

From our friends at the Jewish Book Council this thought: In this time of grief (and fear, hopelessness, frustration, anger) we encourage you to find solace through literature.

 

Among the new books and DVDs  in the Library this month are:

 

 

296.09 WEI  

THE CHOSEN WARS: How Judaism became an American Religion  

by Stephen R. Weisman

 

 


343.56

KAFKA’S LAST TRIAL: The Case of a Literary Legacy.

by Benjamin Balint.

 

FIC CER   

THE IMPOSTER: A TRUE STORY by Javier Cercas.

 

DVD 226  OFF WHITE LIES.

DVD 262   RAANANAH: A World of Our Own.

DVD 217  ARRANGED: Friendship has no Religion.

 

  

 


November 2018

We have many new books in the Library. For a complete listing, go to the Temple Emanu-El web page (www.shaloha.com)  Click on Library and in the 3rd paragraph click on the Levinson-Krupp catalog. There you will find the complete catalog of our collection as well as a listing of new books.  For this month, we highlight:

 

FIC NAM  THE RUINED HOUSE

by Ruby Namdar.

 

 

FIC SHT  

LAKE SUCCESS

by Gary Shteyngart

 

 

 

 

BIO WOL   

WOLFSON AT HARVARD

by Leo W. Schwarz

 

 

 

296.4 GOL   

GOING KOSHER IN 30 DAYS

by Rabbi Zalman Goldstein

 

FIC MOR

THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ

by Heather Morris

 

The Ruined House – Andrew P. Cohen, a professor of comparative culture at New York University, is at the zenith of his life. 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. The winner of the Sapir Prize, Israel’s highest literary award.

 

Lake Success – Narcissistic, hilariously self-deluded, and divorced from the real world as most of us know it, hedge-fund manager Barry Cohen oversees $2.4 billion in assets. Meanwhile, his super-smart wife, Seema, a driven first-generation American who craved the picture-perfect life that comes with wealth, has her own demons to face.

 

Wolfson At Harvard – Harry A. Wolfson, renowned scholar of philosophy, lover of Hebrew language and letters, died in 1974 at age 87. He had spent more than six decades of his life at Harvard and had become one of its most celebrated and devoted sons. Wolfson emerges from this biography as a devoted friend, a dedicated teacher and a spell-binding lecturer.

 

Going Kosher in 30 Days – Keeping kosher is an extraordinary experience with countless physical and spiritual rewards. Set your own pace, advancing through GOING KOSHER IN 30 DAYS one day at a time.

 

A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov’s experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.


October 2018

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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