Ripped Away transports readers to another time, when Jack the Ripper roamed the streets of London leaving community members frightened and suspicious of each other. And with those suspicions, antisemitic actions and accusations grew. We experience the story through the eyes of Abe and Mitzy, reluctant friends who find themselves transported from their middle schoolContinue reading “Ripped Away by Shirley Reva Vernick”
It was amazing to get a chance to share in Uri Shulevitz‘s childhood memories in his recent memoir. Chance: Escape from the Holocaust. In the book, the prolific author and artist shares his family’s journey, struggling to survive and stay together. The family’s story is quite unique in that they were able to escape togetherContinue reading “Chance: Escape From the Holocaust: Memories of a Refugee Childhood by Uri Shulevitz”
This biographical narrative of Dr. Jonas Salk, written by Linda Elovitz Marshall and illustrated by Lisa Anchin, was a delight to get on my doorstep; even after I ordered it, several colleagues recommended it as a must-read. The story of THE POLIO PIONEER is approachable and engaging, letting kids see themselves in the character ofContinue reading “The Polio Pioneer – Dr. Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccine”
Jan. 1st 1882
Dear little book I pen a line this new year’s Eve. The old year has gone with all its joys and sorrows. A new one ushered in may this year be one of more joy to me then [sic] the one passed. Good night little book
Paul Memorial Library in Newfields, NH will be hosting Temple Israel’s own Michelle Albion as their next speaker in their Library Lecture series. She will discuss and present elements of her book The Quotable Eleanor Roosevelt
We do love our libraries in New Hampshire, it’s true! Read more in this Washington Post article.
New display starting March 20th at the New York Historical Society. Contains many photos and primary sources that exhibit Lincoln’s early support for civil rights for Jewish Americans. Sure, the Civil War was highly economy-driven, but Lincoln’s decisions were clearly influenced by his deep-seated belief in equal treatment for all. An excerpt from guest blogger Harold Holzer at NYHS:Continue reading “Lincoln and the Jews at New York Historical Society”
About the exhibit: Contains 76 items selected from the William A. Rosenthall Judaica Collection at the College of Charleston, one of the largest accessible collections of imagery related to synagogues and other aspects of Jewish life and culture around the world. Click on the image to visit the online collection!
Nancy Mae Shaines Memorial Library Sara Lesley Arnold, librarian The library has seen a lot of action the past few months, with the religious school’s HaSefer Basakit (book-in-a-bag) program thriving and lots of new books and DVDs coming in. Sara and the library committee have been continually finding ways to better your library experience andContinue reading “May Doorpost Column”
When an unexploded U.S. bomb in Baghdad caused a flood in the intelligence headquarters of Saddam Hussein, army troops discovered a treasure trove of tens of thousands of ancient objects and manuscripts, historic photos, books, and documents telling the story of Iraq’s once thriving Jewish community. I originally heard about this story in this piece fromContinue reading “Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage”