Jewish collection at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library

Posted Dec 30th, 2012 by Rhonda Sewell  Category: Arts & Entertainment


The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is proud of its growing collection of diverse books and other materials for your reading and viewing enjoyment. Recently, our staff selected several new books highlighting subjects relevant to the Jewish faith. Our system is committed to highlighting such collections that we think you will enjoy. Also, be sure to research our Catalog for books and materials on other faiths and religions, including our Muslim and Christian collections, and many others.

Stop in at a Library location near you, or search our Catalog at for these recently purchased books:

·Text messages: A Torah Commentary for Teens edited by Jeffrey K. Salkin (Salkin, a rabbi, writer, and editor, has selected 53 brief excerpts from the Five Books of Moses that he thinks contain a message for teen Jews.

·Jerusalem: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenshi and Sami Tamimi (This book is flying off Library shelves – a collection of 120 recipes exploring the flavors of Jerusalem from the New York Times bestselling author of Plenty (Ottolenshi). Together, these friends explore the vibrant cuisine of their home city Jerusalem, with its diverse Muslim, Jewish, Arab, Christian, and Armenian communities.

·Beyond Courage: The untold story of Jewish resistance during the Holocaust by Doreen Rappaport (Through 21 researched accounts, some chronicled in book form for the first time, Rappaport illuminates the defiance of tens of thousands of Jews across 11 Nazi-occupied countries during World War II.)

·New American Haggadah edited by Jonathan Safran Foer; with a new translation by Nathan Englander (An absorbing prayer book, Foer has orchestrated a new way of experiencing and understanding one of the oldest, most timeless, and sacred stories, with a new translation of the traditional text by Nathan Englander and provocative commentary by major Jewish writers and thinkers.)

· Am I a Jew?: Lost tribes, Lapsed Jews, and One Man’s Search for Himself by Theodore Ross (The author was nine when he moved with his mother from New York City to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Once there, his mother decided to have her family pretend not to be Jewish. He went to an Episcopal school, where he studied the New Testament, sang in the choir, and took Communion. Later, as an adult, he wondered: Am I still Jewish?)

·Here I Am: Using Jewish Spiritual Wisdom to Become More Present, Centered, and Available for Life by Leonard Felder, PhD (During stressful times, it’s easy to get caught up in feeling anxious, tense, foggy, and overloaded. Here, a popular psychologist shares easy-to-use techniques for managing and rebalancing these emotions and helps readers to find calm in their lives.)

Be on the lookout in the New Year for more interesting Jewish book titles including Talmudic Images; 50 Jewish Artists You Should Know; 500 Judaica: Innovative Contemporary Ritual Art, and Jews and Words.

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