One of the largest Jewish cookbook collections is right here in the United States– all housed at the New York Public Library. The NYPL shares everything about the collection on this LibGuide, where you can learn about its contents, the story of its development by the late Roberta Saltzman, and access the catalog, including searchingContinue reading “Passover ideas anyone? Here’s what one of the largest Jewish cookbook collections in the world looks like…”
Jane Yolen, who notably published her 400th book this month, earned Sydney Taylor accolades for one more in 2021: MIRIAM AT THE RIVER, illustrated by Khoa Le. In this picture book, Yolen tells the earliest part of the Passover story from Miriam’s point of view, in first person. The protagonist expresses her thoughts, hopes, andContinue reading “Miriam at the River by Jane Yolen and Khoa Le”
Passover is coming soon! Are you ready?? This resource lets you customize a haggadah that’s just right for your family traditions. I went on there hoping to capture the conservative familiarity of our good old Maxwell House haggadah but make it easier to navigate now that our family has grown so large. I could playContinue reading “Make a Custom Haggadah Online”
Come by the Nancy Mae Shaines Library to check out our display of various haggadot available to all members! From livelier seders to rabbinic commentary, there’s something for everyone!
Rabbi David, today, helped me sort through a mountain of books donated to the library. Lots of treasures, including a set of Torah texts from 1891, an American soldier’s prayerbook, and a gilded set of works by Elie Wiesel. What made my day, though, above all else, was the note on the first page ofContinue reading “Does Your Librarian say “Don’t read to Children?””