PEOPLE OF THE BOOK

From adele gresser

Title:  PEOPLE OF THE BOOK

Author:  GERALDINE BROOKS

 

a RELIGIOUS BOOK  FOUND IN Sarajevo and a young lady from Australia, Hannah Heath, noted for her supreme talent of repairing old artifacts, was asked to appraise whether it was truly the ancient Sarajevo HAGGADA. THE WORLD BELEVED THE GERMANS HAD DESTROYED ALL JEWISH BOOKS. HANNA FINDS IN THE BOOK’S BINDING A SERIES OF TINY ARTIFACTS IN ITS BINDING:an insert wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals and a white hair. To learn about how each of the components, you will need to read this enlightening book.

WRITING OUR WAY HOME

From adele gresser
Title:  WRITING OUR WAY HOME
Author:  TED SELOTAROSS
THIS BOOK IS A COMPILATION OF SHORT STORIES WRITTEN BY WELL KNOWN AUTHORS OF THE JEWISH FAITH AND SOME UNKNOWN TO ME AUTHORS.  SOME OF THE STORIES ARE ON ASSIMILATION,EMERGING FEMINISM, RELIGIOUS IDEALS AND SECULAR AND TRADITIONAL THOUGHTS.  MANY OF THESE STORIES WERE BEYOND MY UNDERSTANDING.  I DID, HOWEVER, ENJOY SAUL BELLOW, E. L. DOCTOROW, BERNARD BELLOW PHILLIP ROTH, I. B.SINGER WHO WERE FEATURED IN THIS BOOK I READ AS A READING CLUB MEMBER.

Girl Meets God

From Rebecca Segers
author: Winner, Lauren F.
Girl Meets God
 “Girl Meets God” is the memoir of a young woman who is the product of a Jewish/Christian marriage, but raised a Reformed Jew.  As she grows into her teens, she is drawn ever more deeply into her faith and as a college student at Columbia, she converts to Orthodox Judaism (this is necessary as her Judaism has been passed down patrilineally and is thus not accepted according to Orthodox Jewish standards).  Notwithstanding her deep commitment to the faith of her father(s), she finds herself drawn even more fully to Jesus and ultimately commits to Christianity, converting yet again while studying at Oxford University in England.  An incredibly bright and articulate woman, Lauren is still sorting out her connections to her past and her deepening Christian identity.  At times witty, clever, midrashic and thoughtful or all at once, this moving memoir is sure to make the reader ponder his or her own faith journey and perhaps strengthen it as well.