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The Hillel House Library

We are lucky to have many books in our Beit Mirdash (place of study), also called our Library or Conference Table Room. You can check out as many books as you please! If the book has a card in it, please take the card and fill it out and then place it in the blue basket on the featured books table in the living room. If the book does not have a card, simply write on a piece of paper your name, cell phone number, and the title of the book(s) you are borrowing. Leave this piece of paper also in the blue basket on the first floor. 

To return books, place in the Teal Egg-Crate underneath the book display table on the first floor. 

selected catalog

fiction, memoir, and self-help

All Who Go Do Not Return, by Shulem Deen

Angels in America, by Tony Kushner

Barrel Fever, by David Sedaris

Eric, by Terry Pratchett 

In the Beginning, by Chaim Potok

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo

Naamah, by Sarah Blake

The Gift of Asher Lev, by Chaim Potok 

The Mind-Body Problem, by Rebecca Goldstein 

Unorthodox, by Deborah Feldman

Woman of Valor, by Lihi Lapid

jewish theology and philosophy 

101 Things Everyone Should Know About Judaism, by Richard D. Bank and James B. Wiggins

A Thought For the Week, by Menachem Schneerson

Carnal Israel, by Daniel Boyarin

Choices in Modern Jewish Thought, by Eugene Borowitz

Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe, by Lisa Alcalay Klug

Essential Judaism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs, and Rituals, by George Robinson

From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisom and the Pursuit of Peace, by Rabbi Amy Eilberg

Jewish Dimensions of Social Justice, by Albert Vorspan

Judaism and Ecology, edited by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson

Judaism in Biological Perspective, by Rick Goldberg 

The Illustrated Pirkei Avot, by Jessica Tamar Duetsch

Tradition in a Rootless World: Women Turn to Orthodox Judaism, by Lynn Davidman

Why Be Jewish? A Testament, by Edgar M. Bronfman

You Are The Book: A Spiritual Memoir, by Rabbi Tamara Miller

jewish history

A Short History of the Jewish People, by Raymond P. Scheindlin 

A Peace to End All Peace, by David Fromkin

American Judaism, by Jonathan Sarna

Betraying Spinoza, by Rebecca Goldstein 

Between Sickle and Hammer, by Ben Ami

Exodus and Emancipation: Biblical and African-American Slavery, by Kenneth Chelst

Heritage: Civilization and the Jews, by Abba Eban

Jews and Power, by Ruth Wisse

Jews of the United States, by Hasia Diner

The Jew in the Modern World: A Documentary History, edited by Paul Mendes-Flohr 

The Jews in the Soviet Union, by Solomon M. Schwartz

The Mezuzah in the Madonna's Foot, by Trudy Alexy

The New Rabbi, by Stephen Fried

the shoah/the holocaust

Conscious & Courage: Rescuers of the Jews During the Holocaust, by Eva Fogelman

Denying the Holocaust, by Deborah Lipstadt 

Hasidic Tales of the Holocaust, by Yaffa Eliach

The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust, by David Wyman

The Drowned and the Saved, by Primo Levi 

israel, zionism, and the israeli/palestinian conflict

An Army of Roses: Inside the World of Palestine Women Suicide Bombers, by Barbara Victor

Healing Israel/Palestine, by Michael Lerner

How Israel Lost, by Richard Ben Cramer

The Bomb in the Basement, by Michael Karpin 

The Israelis, by Donna Rosenthal 

The Jewish State, by Theodor Herzl

The Zionist Ideas, edited by Gil Troy

This Side of Peace, by Hanan Ashrawi

social justice and politics (non-jewish politics)

Acts of Faith, by Eboo Patel

Jews & Blacks, By Cornel West and Micheal Lerner

When Islam is Not A Religion, by Asma T. Uddin

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