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A Bounty of Books for the Festival of Lights

November 20th, 2012

Schocken_JewishWeekIn honor of The Festival of Lights, we have put together a list of books that cover an array of topics. Check out our picks below.

The Great Partnership: Science, Religion, and the Search for Meaning by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
Religion and science, argues Sacks—Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Great Britain and the Commonwealth—, are the two essential perspectives that allow us to see the universe in its three-dimensional depth.

The Book of Job: When Bad Things Happened to a Good Person by Harold S. Kushner
The story of Job is one of unjust things happening to a good man. Rabbi Kushner examines the questions raised by Job’s experience, questions that have challenged wisdom-seekers and worshipers for centuries.

Unterzakhn by Leela Corman
A mesmerizing, heartbreaking graphic novel of immigrant life on New York’s Lower East Side at the turn of the twentieth century, as seen through the eyes of twin sisters whose lives take radically and tragically different paths.

The World Without You by Joshua Henkin
It’s July 4, 2005, and the Frankel family is descending upon their beloved summer home in the Berkshires. But this is no ordinary holiday. The family has gathered to memorialize Leo, the youngest of the four siblings, an intrepid journalist and adventurer who was killed on that day in 2004, while on assignment in Iraq.

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman
The long-awaited cookbook by Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen—home cook, photographer, and celebrated food blogger. And now, with the same warmth, candor, and can-do spirit her blog is known for, Deb presents her first cookbook: more than 100 recipes—almost entirely new, plus a few favorites from the site—all gorgeously illustrated with hundreds of her beautiful color photographs.

Open Heart by Elie Wiesel
A profoundly and unexpectedly intimate, deeply affecting summing up of his life so far, from one of the most cherished moral voices of our time. Elie Wiesel reflects back on his life. The world’s tireless ambassador of tolerance and justice has given us this luminous account of hope and despair, an exploration of the love, regrets and abiding faith of a remarkable man.