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Wish List



The following are titles we hope to add to the collection, either as replacements for items that have gone missing or will complete sets already in the library, or new items that would make valuable additions.  These lists are works-in-progress and updated as we review and assess the collection.



Missing / Replacements –  If you have these books – or any books from the Temple – please return them as soon as possible.  When books are "borrowed" without being checked out, we have no idea when – or if – they will be returned and, therefore must consider them stolen.  After waiting a reasonable time, we may purchase replacements or decide to do without a copy, incurring unnecessary costs to our community.

Listen to Her Voice: Women of the Hebrew Bible • Miki Raver  replacement purchased
Brothers Ashkenazi • I J Singer
A Horse Walks into A Bar • David Grossman  replacement donated
Judas • Amos Oz  replacement purchased

Justice • Faye Kellerman  replacement purchased
Someone to Run With • David Grossman replacement purchased
Still Here • Lara Vapnyar replacement purchased

Ambivalent American Jew • Liebman
Discovering Jewish Meditation • Gefen
Haunted Smile • Epstein  replacement purchased
Jewish Traveler • Tigay  replacement donated
Lightworks • David Rosenberg

The Jews: Their Religion and Culture  • Louis Finkelstein
The Jewish Political Tradition: vol 2: Membership • Michael Walzer
Views of the Biblical World: vol 4, The Writings • Benjamin Mazar

New Titles – If you own a copy of any of these and would like to donate it to the Temple library, or are willing to buy a copy to donate, please contact us to coordinate your gift.

Reform Judaism - URJ press

Growing Jewish Minds, Growing Jewish Souls • Kress
And God Spoke These Words: The Ten Commandments and Contemporary Ethics
Holy Days Holy Ways
 • Harper
For the Sake of Zion, Reform Zionism: A Personal Mission • Hirsch
Lirdof Tzedek: A Guide to Synagogue Social Action • Schlensky
Faithful Spirit, A: Preparing for Chanukah • Levy
Eichah: A Modern Commentary on Lamentations • Kravitz / Olitzky
Esther: A Modern Commentary • Kravitz / Olitzky
Jonah : A Modern Commentary • Kravitz / Olitzky
Kohelet : A Modern Commentary on Ecclesiastes • Kravitz / Olitzky

Torah, Prayer, Observance, Holidays ....
Pritzker Zohar -  8 v. • Matt
The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve • Greenblatt 
And God Spoke These Words • Sonsino
A Guide to Jewish Practice: Vol. 1; Everyday Living • Teutsch
Find It in the Talmud: An Encyclopedia of Jewish Ethics and Conduct • Judovits    purchased

Outside the Bible, Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture - 3 v.
Studies in Bible and Feminist Criticism • Frymer-Kensky
Davening: A Guide to Meaningful Jewish Prayer • Schachter-Shalomi
Kaddish: Women's Voices • Smart / Ashkenaz 
A Guide to the Complex: Contemporary Halakhic Debates • Brody
Celebrating the Jewish Year : Winter Holidays • Steinberg

Illustrated Pirkei Avot : A Graphic Novel of Jewish Ethics • Deutsch

JPS Commentaries
Song of Songs • Fishbane

Ruth • Frymer-Kensky & Eskenazi
Haggadah • Tabory

HISTORY, Holocaust, Biography ...
The Coming of the Holocaust • Kenez
Why Did the Heavens Not Darken? • Rosen
Human Rights After Hitler • Plesch
The Wonder of Their Voices  • Mayer
The Survivors Club: a very young prisoner in Auschwitz • Holinstat
FDR and the Jews • Lichtman  purchased
Stolen Words: The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Books • Glickman
Violins of Hope • Grymes   purchased
Behind Enemy Lines: ... French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany  • Cohn/Holden

American Jewish Women's History: A Reader • Nadell
JPS Guide to Jewish Women: 600 BCE-1900 CE • Taiz
Taking root : narratives of Jewish women in Latin America • Agosin
People of the Book: Five Hundred Years of the Hebrew Book from the Beginning • Aaronson
The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe ... • Zahra

Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife • Prose
All Who Go Do Not Return: A Memoir • Deen  - purchased
Louis D. Brandeis: A Life • Urofsky
The Fall of a Sparrow: The Life and Times of Abba Kovner • Porat
Maimonides: Life and Thought • Halbertal
Seven Good Years • Keret
Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death • Faderman
Gershom Scholem : Master of the Kabbalah • Biale

Famous Father Girl: Growing Up Bernstein • Bernstein
Emma Goldman: Revolution as a Way of Life • Gornick
Groucho Marx: The Comedy of Existence • Barrett   purchased
Hayim Naham Bialik: Poet of Hebrew • Holtzman
Proust: The Search // or The Future's Secret • Taylor

Greece: A Jewish History • Fleming

Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide • Oren — purchased
This Narrow Space • Waldman
The Origins of Israel, 1882–1948: A Documentary HistoryPenslar   — purchased
Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn • Gordis
Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle For Israel, 1917-1947 • Hoffman
We Look Like the Enemy: The Hidden Story of Israel's Jews from Arab Lands • Shabi
Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, 1881-2001 • Morris
Rise and Kill First • Bergman   purchased
Nine Lives of Israel • Schwartzwald
The Making of Modern Zionism • Avineri
The Dream of Zion: The Story of the First Zionist Congress  • Epstein
The Founding Fathers of Zionism • Benzion Netanyahu
Arik: The Life of Ariel Sharon • Landau   purchaced
Doomed to Succeed • Ross   — purchased

CULTURE, Jewish Living, Cookbooks, Music, etc
The Myth of the Cultural Jew: Culture and Law in Jewish Tradition • Kwall
Burnt Books : Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav and Franz Kafka • Kamenetz
Jewish Comix Anthology • Bergson
Zahav • Solomonov   purchased
Shaya • Shaya
Classic Cuisine of the Italian Jews • Machlin
The New Mediterranean Jewish Table • Goldstein  — purchased

Encyclopedia of Jewish Food • Marks
New Jewish Cuisine: Contemporary Kosher Cooking from Around the World • Sobell
The Passover TableFriedland   purchased
The Chosen Game • Rosen   purchased
When Basketball Was Jewish • Stark   purchased
Yiddish: A Nation of Words • Weinstein

Lucky Broken Girl • Behar
All Three Stooges •  Perl
Wise and Not So Wise: Ten Tales of the Rabbis •  Gershator
Regina Persisted: An Untold Story •  Sasso

Abuelita's Secret Matzahs • Sasso
Bubbe's Belated Bat Mitzvah •  Pinson
Queen of Likes •  Homzie
When Hurricane Katrina Hit Home •  Karwoski
Viva, Rose! •  Krawitz
Paper Chains • Vickers
A Moon for Moe and Mo •  Zalben
Almost A Minyan •  Kline
God Bless America: The Story of ... Irving Berlin • Nuchi
Big Sam: A Rosh Hashanah Tall Tale • Kimmel

A Poem for Peter •  Pinkney
​​​​​​​The Snowy Day • Keats
Sweep: the story of a girl and her monster • Auxier
This Is Just a Test • Madelyn Rosenberg  purchased​​​​​​​

What You Will See See Inside a Synagogue • Hoffman and Wolfson purchased​​​​​​​
Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy • Michelson   purchased​​​​​​​
Confessions of a Closet Catholic • Sarah Darer Littman purchased​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Playing With Matches • Suri Rosen  purchased​​​​​​​
Chik Chak Shabbat • Mara Rockliff
​​​​​​​   purchased​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
The Sundown Kid  • Barbara Bietz    purchased​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Spinoza: The Outcast Thinker • Lehmann
How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less • Glidden
​​​​​​​Write On, Irving Berlin! • Kimmelman
The Old Synagogue • Rosenblum

The Tattooed Torah • Ginsburg
Solomon and the Ant • Oberman
Sadie's Lag Ba'Omer Mystery • Korngold
The Numbers of My Jewish Year • Gold-Vukson
Thank You, Trees! • Karwoski
​​​​​​​Noah's Ark • Spier
Star of Fear, Star of Hope • Hoestlandt

Goodnight Sh'ma • Jules
Tikkun Olam Ted •  Newman
Moti the Mitzvah Mouse • Newman
Lola Levine Is Not Mean! • Brown
Speak Up, Tommy! • Greene
New Moon • Raphael
New Moon, New Month
Let My Children Cook! •
HaKol BeSeder • Heifetz
Rivka's First Thanksgiving • Rael
Chicken Soup by Heart • Hershenhorn
Under the Sabbath Lamp • Herman
Yom Kippur Shortstop • Adler
Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas • Ehrenberg
The Blessing Cup • Polacco
Whispering Town • Elvgren   purchased​​​​​​​

LITERATURE ... Fiction, Poetry, etc.
To This Day • Agnon​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Shira • Agnon
​​​​​​​Twenty-one Stories • Agnon
Until the Dawn's Light • Appelfeld
The Immortal Bartfuss • Appelfeld
Blooms of Darkness • Appelfeld

​​​​​​​Grand Hotel • Baum
A Weave of Women • Broner

Spice Box of Earth • Cohen
The Rabbi's Knight • ​​​​​​​ Cooper
Benny Goldfarb, Private I • Feigenbaum

Fanny Herself • Ferber
​​​​​​​A Replacement Life • Fishman
A Harvest of Ripe Figs • Glassman

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​One Night, Markovitch • Gundar-Goshen
Lieberman's Law • Kaminsky

By Fire, By Water • Kaplan   purchased​​​​​​​
Somewhere Else • Kotlowitz
Century 21 • Kuryluk
​​​​​​​The Complete Works of Primo Levi • ed. Goldstein
Ask the Right Question • Lewin
​​​​​​​The Way We Die Now •  Lewin
A Man, A Woman, and a Man • Liebrecht

A Trumpet in the Wadi • Michael
I Would Have Saved Them If I Could • Michaels​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Revealer of Secrets • Perl
Enemy in the Garden • Pike
The Devil in Jerusalem • Ragen
The Jewish War • Reich
Remedy for Treason • Roe
The Dollmaker of Krakow • Romero
The Cutting Room • Robert Rosenberg
​​​​​​​Summer in the Street of Prophets • Shahar
​​​​​​​Two She-Bears • Shahar
Hotel Noir • Silk
​​​​​​​Prince of Fire • Silva
The Confessor • Silva
A Death in Vienna • Silva   purchased​​​​​​​

Death in a City of Mystics • Steinberg
The Sensualist • Torday 

Death Gets a Time-Out • Waldman
Pomegranate Pendant • Waysman
​​​​​​​A Beggar in Jerusalem • Wiesel
Another Year in Africa • Zwi   purchased​​​​​​​

The House of Memory • Agosin
​​​​​​​People of the Book ... Jewish Science Fiction and Fantasy • Gaiman
Daughters of Sarah : ... Jewish Women Writing in French • Sartori
Arguing with the Storm ... Yiddish Women Writers • Tregobov 
Lilith's Cave: Jewish Tales of the Supernatural • Schwartz
Dreaming the Actual ...Israeli Women Writers
 • Glazer

Fri, May 20 2022 19 Iyar 5782