Books of Jewish Interest for Adults
Members of the WSJD community recommended the following books for your reading pleasure. For your convenience, we have provided a link to amazon.com in case you wish to see reviews or summaries of the title you are considering.
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Balson, Ronald H. Once We Were Brothers, 2014
Benedict, Marie. The Only Woman in the Room, 2019
Benedict, Marie. The Other Einstein, 2016
Brooks, Geraldine. People of the Book, 2008
Goldreich, Gloria. The Bridal Chair, 2015
Gross, Andrew. The Button Man, 2018
Hannah, Kristin. The Nightingale, 2015
Morris, Heather. Cilka’s Journey: Book 2 of The Tattoist of Auschwitz, 2019
Morris, Heather. The Tattooist of Auschwitz : a novel, 2018
Potok, Chaim. The Chosen
Ragen, Naomi. An Unorthodox Match / 2019
Uris, Leon. Exodus, 1958
Dubner, Stephen J. Turbulent Souls: a Catholic son’s return to his Jewish family, 1998
Fishman, David E. The Book Smugglers: partisans, poets, and the race to save Jewish treasures from the Nazis, 2017
Rosen, Jeffrey. Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on life, love, liberty, and law, 2019
Shapiro, Dani. Inheritance: a memoir of geneaology, paternity, and love, 2019
Bergman, Eugene. Survival Artist, 2009
Feldman, Deborah. Unorthodox: The scandalous rejection of My Hasidic Roots , 2012
Frenkel, Francoise. Bookshop in Berlin: the rediscovered memoir of one women’s harrowing escape from the Nazis, 2019
Klagsbrun, Francine. Lioness: Golda Meir and the nation of Israel, 2017
Mendelsohn, Daniel. The Lost: a search of six of six million, 2006
Jaffe, Azriela. What Do You Mean, You Can’t Eat In My Home?, 2005
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