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Arts & Culture

Hanukkah Books From The Yiddish Book Center

Book cover for Meet the Latkes

The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA is a nonprofit organization working to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating, and disseminating Yiddish books and presenting innovative educational programs that broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity.

Lisa Newman, Director of Communications at the Yiddish Book Center joins us this morning – as she has for the past few years – to present a great selection of Hanukkah books for the season. 

List:

  • “What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past and the Journey Home” by Mark Mazower
  • “The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis” by David Fishman
  • “Miriam’s Kitchen” by Elizabeth Ehlrich
  • “The New Jewish Table” by Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray
  • “On the Landing” by Yenta Mash, translated by Ellen Cassedy
  • “Isaac Bashevis Singer and the Lower East Side” - photographs by Bruce Davidson
  • “A Living Lens: Photographs of Jewish Life from the Pages of the Forward” by Alana Newhouse and Pete Hamill
  • “The Borscht Belt: revisiting the remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland” by Marisa Scheinfeld and Stefan Kanfer
  • “A Rich Brew How Cafés Created Modern Jewish Culture” by Shacher Pinsker

Kids:

  • “Meet the Latkes” by Alan Silberberg
  • “The Parakeet Named Dreidel” by Isaac Bashevis Singer

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