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Date Posted: 7/26/2008 10:16 PM ET
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hope this finds everyone well,.


anyone planning on psoting any new Jewish books soon?


i am interested in fiction and cookbooks



Subject: Jewish Books
Date Posted: 8/10/2008 8:51 PM ET
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I have posted 2 hardcovers:     

In the Beginning by Chaim Potok

World of Our Fathers: The Journey of the East European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made        by Irving Howe


Subject: What I have on my Bookshelf
Date Posted: 9/10/2008 2:11 PM ET
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I have a few on my bookshelf, and :

Davita's Harp - Chaim Potok (definitely recommend)

The Chosen - Chaim Potok (definitely recommend)

Exodus - Leon Uris (good overview of Jewish history and Israel's creation)

Intuition - Allegra Goodman (doesn't directly discuss Judaism, but the author is Jewish)

Kaaterskill Falls - Allegra Goodman (about an Orthodox Jewish community in NY - good book)

The Ladies Auxiliary - Tova Mirvis (I'd definitely recommend this one!)

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 5:58 PM ET
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I think if you check the shelves of most of the folks in here, you'll find them, and searches for new books posted turns up some every day.  Plus, if people are tagging their Jewish books, you can find a lot that way.

Subject: Posting Jewish Books
Date Posted: 3/4/2009 7:07 AM ET
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I frequently post Jewish books but they go quickly.



Date Posted: 3/4/2009 11:18 AM ET
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See my 2 recent threads where I mentioned new Jewish books I posted.  Both are still available on  my shelf.

Subject: jewish books
Date Posted: 4/1/2009 9:34 PM ET
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I have the following posted: Judaikitsch: Tchotchkes, Schmattes, and Nosherei Author: Jennifer Traig, Victoria Traig Book Type: Paperback Genre: Religion & Spirituality, Home & Garden, Nonfiction Posted: 3/29/2009 11:08 AM ET Rating: 4
Subject: The Sacred Zohar (in English)
Date Posted: 5/7/2009 11:50 PM ET
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would love to find this (not the 23 vol. ed). Thanks! P.S. Also "Sefer Yetzirah" by Aryeh Kaplan
Subject: Away by Amy Bloom
Date Posted: 5/13/2009 2:16 PM ET
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The unside of the book cover reads

, Away is the epic and intimate story of young Lilian, a dangerous innocent, an accidental heroine. When her family is destroyed in a Russian pogrom, Lillian comes to America alone, determined to make her way in  a new land. When word comes out that her daughter. Sophie, might still be alive, Lillian embarks on an odyssey that takes her from the world of the Yiddish theater on New york's East side, to seattle's Jazz District, and up to Alaska, along the fabled Telegraph Trail toward Siberia".

This was a really good book, with alot of Jewish history, a love story and some very fortunate and unfortunate events. A good read in all.

Judy H. (Judyh) - ,
Subject: Posted Today! "The Singing Mountain"
Date Posted: 5/19/2009 3:12 PM ET
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This is a teen or young adult story about an American teen, Mitch Green, who goes on a study program to Israel and falls in love with the country and decides to stay.  A lovely story about family, relationships, and growing up.

Judy H. (Judyh) - ,
Subject: I have many Jewish books posted!
Date Posted: 7/13/2015 4:07 AM ET
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Please check my bookshelf, I have many many books on Jewish topics.  

Thanks - Judy

Date Posted: 3/26/2016 4:10 AM ET
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I have many Jewish children's books listed - many are new or like new