Jewish Heritage

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May is Jewish Heritage Month, and our book list contains a range of history, biography, and best-selling fiction to celebrate and learn about Jewish culture.


DB059987 Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books Aaron Lansky Founder of the National Yiddish Book Center recounts his quest to locate and preserve texts of European Jews Biography, History, Download Only
DB021226 Heritage: Civilization and the Jews Abba Solomon Eban Survey of history and culture, struggles and achievements Bestseller, History, Non Fiction, Download Only
DB073853 The Dovekeepers Alice Hoffman 70 CE- Follows 4 women among the 900 Jews holding off the Romans at Masada Bestseller, Historical Fiction
DB077905 My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Isreal Ari Shavit Journalist recounts the cultural and political history of Isreal Bestseller, Hisotry, Politics
DB026399 The Chosen  Chaim Potok 2 Jewish boys study the Talmud and become friends in Brooklyn after WWII  Fiction, Download Only
DB076574 Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of the Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust Doreen Rappaport Personal accounts of the Jewish Resistance Juvenile Book Grades 6-9, War, History 
DB017658 The Portable Dorothy Parker Dorothy Parker Revised edition containing the humorist's stories, poems, articles and reviews Short Stories, Poetry, Download Only
DB045516 All Rivers Run to the Sea: Memoirs Elie Wiesel Leading author recalls his family's suffering during the Holocaust, reconstruction, and recording history Biography, History, Download Only
DB034493 Faye Levy's International Jewish Cookbook Faye Levy Collection of 250 recipes from around the world Cookbook, Food and Drink, Download Only
DB022344 Selected Writings of Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein Collection from influential author Literature, Download Only
DB067116 The Bride Who Argued with God: Tales from the Treasury of Jewish Folklore Hava Ben-Zvi Anthology of tales from immigrants in Isreal Folklore, Jewish Culture
DB067065 Unbroken Chain: My Journey through the Nazi Holocaust Henry A. Oertelt Tells the story how his family avoided capture until 1943 and how he and his brother survived Autobiography, History, War, Young Adult
DB0767590 Dinner with Lenny: The Last Long Interview with Leonard Bernstein Jonathan Cott Rolling Stone editor details dinner with the music virtuoso Biography, Music
DB073164 J.D. Salinger: A Life Kenneth Slawenski Biography of the author, including service in WWII, relationships, and seclusion Biography, Literature
DB037907 The World Must Know: The History of the Holocaust as told in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Michael Berenbaum Historical overview using the articles on exhibit, shows the evolution of the war against Jews from perspective of victims, perpetrators, and bystanders History, Download Only
DB050950 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay  Michael Chabon 1939- 2 cousins launch a comic book series during the golden age of comic art and WWII Bestseller, Humor
DB026764 Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide Miep Gies Author recalls her efforts to resist the Nazi occupation and assist the Franks Autobiography, History, War, Download Only
DB077198 The Ocean at the End of the Lane Neil Gaiman A man returns to his childhood home for a funeral and remembers a terrifying experience Bestseller, Fantasy
DB077787 The MOST of Nora Ephron Nora Ephron Essays, screenplays, and novels by the Oscar nominee Biography, Literature
DB075643 The Life of Irene Nemirovsky Olivier Philipponnat Biography of author who fled to France during the Russian revolution and died in Auschwitz Biography, Literature, War
DB063875 The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East Sandy Tolan Traces the dialogue between a Palestinian and the Jewish refugees who have occupied his parents home in Isreal since 1948 Biography, History, Download Only
DB022553 Herzog Saul Bellow Story of a modern Jew told partially through internal monologues Modern Fiction, Download Only
DB017732 A Light in the Attic Shel Silverstein Collection of tender and silly poems  Juvenile Book Grades 4-7, Humor, Poetry, Download Only
DB064501 Einstein: His Life and Universe Walter Isaacson Biography of Nobel Prize winner, including work, Zionism, relationships Bestseller, Biography, Physics, Download Only