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The Yankee at the Seder

Author: Elka Weber

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 1582462569

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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As a Confederate family prepares for Passover the day after the Civil War has ended, a Yankee arrives on their Virginia doorstep and is invited to share their meal, to the dismay of ten-year-old Jacob. Includes historical notes about Corporal Myer Levy,on whom the story is based, and his prominent Philadelphia family.

One Little Chicken

Author: Elka Weber

Publisher: Tricycle Press

ISBN: 1582463743

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9821

Retells a story in the Talmud about a family that cares for a lost chicken, turning its eggs into a profit which they later give to its owner.

Better Than You

Author: Trudy Ludwig

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375987460

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Jake's bragging is really starting to get to his neighbor Tyler. Tyler can't show Jake a basketball move, a school assignment, or a new toy without Jake saying he can do better. Tyler starts to wonder: Is something wrong with him? Is he really such a loser? Is Jake really better than him at everything? Or is Jake the one with the problem? With the help of his uncle Kevin, Tyler begins to understand that Jake's bragging has nothing to do with Tyler's own abilities and that puffing yourself up leaves little room for friends.

All Other Nights: A Novel

Author: Dara Horn

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393074109

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2676

“Slam-bang... superb... masterful... gripping... marvelous.”—Washington Post How is tonight different from all other nights? For Jacob Rappaport, a Jewish soldier in the Union Army, it is a question his commanders have answered for him: on Passover, 1862, he is ordered to murder his own uncle, who is plotting to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. After this harrowing mission, Jacob is recruited to pursue another enemy agent—this time not to murder the spy, but to marry her. Based on real historical figures, this eagerly awaited novel from award-winning author Dara Horn delivers multilayered, page-turning storytelling at its best.

Rebekkah's Journey

A World War II Refugee Story

Author: Ann E. Burg

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 1410365778

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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In 1944 a vacant army base in upstate New York became the temporary home of over 900 men, women and children who had fled Europe towards the end of World War II. With little more than the clothing on their backs, Rebekkah and her mother are just two of the many refugees who come to live in the camp. Adjusting to a strange new world and a new language, Rebekkah puts aside her own fears to try and recreate tiny bits of home for her mother. A fictional story based on the real-life experiences of surviving refugees, Rebekkah's Journey shares the illuminating story of one refugee's arrival on America's shores.

Terrible Storm

Author: Carol Otis Hurst

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

ISBN: 9780060090012

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 541

Have you heard the one about Grandpa walking through three feet of snow—uphill both ways—just to get home when he was a kid? Well, you haven't heard it like this! During one sudden and relentless blizzard, lively Walt gets stuck for days in a barn by himself. "Awful!" Meanwhile, shy Fred is trapped in an inn full of people. "Horrible!" They both have to dig their way out. "The worst." "You said it." What a terrible storm! But what a terrific—and funny—story!

Sisters of Scituate Light

Author: Stephen Krensky

Publisher: Dutton Childrens Books

ISBN: 9780525477921

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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In 1814, when their father leaves them in charge of the Scituate lighthouse outside of Boston, two teenaged sisters devise a clever way to avert an attack by a British warship patrolling the Massachusetts coast.

Fishing Day

Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney

Publisher: Jump At The Sun

ISBN: 9780786826148

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Reenie and her mama love to go fishing down by the river. But the peace of their idyllic fishing spot is often marred by the appearance of Peter Troop and his daddy. Peter is up-jumpy and loud, scaring the fish away. And the Troops harbor some resentment toward them, too. Peter and his daddy are fishing for food; Reenie and Mama fish for fun. The Troops are white; Reenie and Mama are black. And in the Jim Crow South, it is this last difference that is most significant. One day, when the Troops' fishing reel breaks, Reenie overcomes their mutual fear and mistrust to help Peter-an act that holds the promise of friendship and understanding. This is a moving story about two children crossing boundaries of race, class, and gender, and about small acts that make a big difference.


Author: Mike Lupica

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142407578

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 220

View: 3705

Pitching prodigy Michael Arroyo is on the run from social services after being banned from playing Little League baseball because rival coaches doubt he is only twelve years old and he has no parents to offer them proof. Reprint.

A Taxonomy of Barnacles

A Novel

Author: Galt Niederhoffer

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466860898

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6074

The Barnacle sisters--Bell, Bridget, Benita, Beryl, Belinda and Beth--have been raised in New York bytheir eccentric, self-made father in a fabulous, gigantic Fifth Avenue apartment that, encrusted with Barry Barnacle's scientific collections, feels like a little piece of the Museum of Natural History transplanted to the other side of Central Park. Now that most of the sisters have come of age, Barry Barnacle proposes a contest, a test of wits and wills that should at long last settle what is to Barry the most essential of all questions: nature, or nurture? Whichever of his daughters can most spectacularly carry on his name will inherit his fortune; the others are out cold. It's a proposition to set a Jane Austen heroine on her ear, but in Galt Niederhoffer's A Taxonomy of Barnacles, the Barnacle girls are up to the challenge. Throw the girls' mother Bella and their childhood crushes--the Finch twins next door--into the mix and the stage is set for a completely inventive and utterly fresh social comedy that is as beautifully written as it is unique.

Traveling Through Text

Message and Method in Late Medieval Pilgrimage Accounts

Author: Elka Weber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135495793

Category: History

Page: 240

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Traveling through Text compares religious ravel writing by Muslims, Christians and Jews in later Middle Ages. This comparative approach allows us to see that writers in all three religious communities used travel writing in the same way, to shape the perceptions of their readers by asserting the author's authority. The central paradox of religious travel writing is that the travel writer reads about a place, usually in a sacred text, decide to supplement the reading with the empirical experience of visiting and describing the place, and the creates his own descriptive text. But in writing this new book, and in letting his readers know his authorial authority, the travel writer himself is daring the reader to challenge the new text. Is a book ever enough? For societies that value their sacred texts, this question is a challenge. But it is a challenge posed by writers who live firmly in the religious tradition.

Why on This Night?

A Passover Haggadah for Family Celebration

Author: Rahel Musleah

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9780689813566

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 4717

Enhanced with fullcolor illustrations, this holiday book presents and explores the symbols and traditions of Passover through a collection of poems, songs, and activities.

Hillary Clinton

The Life of a Leader

Author: Shana Corey

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 110193235X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3122

"Trace Hillary Clinton's life of service from volunteering as a young child, to being a leader in school and college, to championing women's and children's causes as a young lawyer and wife of a politician, to becoming a politician herself. She has been our first lady, a U.S. senator, secretary of state, and a presidential candidate. Hillary Clinton has achieved so many "firsts" in her life. Will she add "first woman president" to her list of acheivements? Step 3 Readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics--for children who are ready to read on their own."

One Hundred Philistine Foreskins

A Novel

Author: Tova Reich

Publisher: Counterpoint

ISBN: 1619021072

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7953

Relates the life of Ima Temima, a fictional woman rabbi who is revered as a guru with prophetic powers, detailing such experiences as her early loss of her mother and her complex relationship with her father, a ritual slaughterer.

Silent Star

The Story of Deaf Major Leaguer William Hoy

Author: Bill Wise,Adam Gustavson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781600604119

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 40

View: 8352

"A biography of William "Dummy" Hoy, who pursued his love of baseball and became the first deaf player to have a long career in the Major Leagues, where he accumulated records and top-ranking statistics. Includes an afterword, author's sources, and historical photograph"--Provided by publisher.

Our Last Seder

Author: Arnie "Tokyo" Rosenthal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781684014651

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 7264

Tragedy always hits when we least expect it. It seems like it's always another person who goes through the unthinkable, but when Arnie "Tokyo" Rosenthal has to face his own tragedy, what was previously unthinkable becomes reality. In Our Last Seder, ten-year-old Arnie tells the true story of his introduction to mortality, the consequences that follow, and how he and his family got through their life-altering tragedy.

The Storyteller

Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476751587

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 8147

An astonishing novel about redemption and forgiveness from the “amazingly talented writer” (Huffington Post) and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult. Some stories live forever... Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing the day’s breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mother’s death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sage’s grief support group, begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely friendship. Despite their differences, they see in each other the hidden scars that others can’t. Everything changes on the day that Josef confesses a long-buried and shameful secret and asks Sage for an extraordinary favor. If she says yes, she faces not only moral repercussions, but potentially legal ones as well. With the integrity of the closest friend she’s ever had clouded, Sage begins to question the assumptions and expectations she’s made about her life and her family. In this searingly honest novel, Jodi Picoult gracefully explores the lengths we will go to in order to keep the past from dictating the future.

Jews on the Frontier

Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America

Author: Shari Rabin

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479869856

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 5109

An engaging history of how Jews forged their own religious culture on the American frontier Jews on the Frontier offers a religious history that begins in an unexpected place: on the road. Shari Rabin recounts the journey of Jewish people as they left Eastern cities and ventured into the American West and South during the nineteenth century. It brings to life the successes and obstacles of these travels, from the unprecedented economic opportunities to the anonymity and loneliness that complicated the many legal obligations of traditional Jewish life. Without government-supported communities or reliable authorities, where could one procure kosher meat? Alone in the American wilderness, how could one find nine co-religionists for a minyan (prayer quorum)? Without identity documents, how could one really know that someone was Jewish? Rabin argues that Jewish mobility during this time was pivotal to the development of American Judaism. In the absence of key institutions like synagogues or charitable organizations which had played such a pivotal role in assimilating East Coast immigrants, ordinary Jews on the frontier created religious life from scratch, expanding and transforming Jewish thought and practice. Jews on the Frontier vividly recounts the story of a neglected era in American Jewish history, offering a new interpretation of American religions, rooted not in congregations or denominations, but in the politics and experiences of being on the move. This book shows that by focusing on everyday people, we gain a more complete view of how American religion has taken shape. This book follows a group of dynamic and diverse individuals as they searched for resources for stability, certainty, and identity in a nation where there was little to be found.

The Rise of David Levinsky

A Novel

Author: Abraham Cahan

Publisher: N.A


Category: Assimilation (Sociology)

Page: 529

View: 1992

Stranger in My Own Country

A Jewish Family in Modern Germany

Author: Yascha Mounk

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429953780

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 7898

A moving and unsettling exploration of a young man's formative years in a country still struggling with its past As a Jew in postwar Germany, Yascha Mounk felt like a foreigner in his own country. When he mentioned that he is Jewish, some made anti-Semitic jokes or talked about the superiority of the Aryan race. Others, sincerely hoping to atone for the country's past, fawned over him with a forced friendliness he found just as alienating. Vivid and fascinating, Stranger in My Own Country traces the contours of Jewish life in a country still struggling with the legacy of the Third Reich and portrays those who, inevitably, continue to live in its shadow. Marshaling an extraordinary range of material into a lively narrative, Mounk surveys his countrymen's responses to "the Jewish question." Examining history, the story of his family, and his own childhood, he shows that anti-Semitism and far-right extremism have long coexisted with self-conscious philo-Semitism in postwar Germany. But of late a new kind of resentment against Jews has come out in the open. Unnoticed by much of the outside world, the desire for a "finish line" that would spell a definitive end to the country's obsession with the past is feeding an emphasis on German victimhood. Mounk shows how, from the government's pursuit of a less "apologetic" foreign policy to the way the country's idea of the Volk makes life difficult for its immigrant communities, a troubled nationalism is shaping Germany's future.

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