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Post  Sun, May 12 2019, 7:03 am
Now for favorites. List your must-have frum or Jewish books. If a book is not frum, it should have, at the very least, a strong Jewish theme. Don't include a completely secular book with an author who happens to be Jewish.


List one book for at least 5 of the following categories:

1) Fiction
2) Non-fiction of any type (can include Holocaust)*
3) Holocaust (non-fiction only)*
4) YA
5) Cookbook
6) Mussar/Jewish philosophy/ Halacha/ Knowledge
7) Short stories/ anthology

If you have more than one for one of the categories, you'll have to write a new post, with a new list containing at least five categories! (*Except 2 and 3. You can list two Holocaust books in these two categories. Holocaust books can also be about refugees to the Soviet Union, people hidden on the "Aryan" side, etc. Doesn't have to be about concentration camps.)

"Like" if you like at least 3/5 of the books. "Hug" only in extreme protest of a terrible selection : )

EDIT: Adding another two categories:
8) Historical Fiction
9) Personal reflections/ Memoir


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gingertop




 
 
 


Post  Sun, May 12 2019, 7:07 am
My first list:

Fiction- "Sun Inside Rain" by M. Bassara
Non-fiction- "Voices in the Silence" by SZ Sonnenfeld
Holocaust- "To Vanquish the Dragon" by Pearl Benisch
YA- "Far From the Place We Called Home" by Sarah Schleimer
Cookbook- "The Balebusta's Choice, 2"
Mussar, etc- "Rav Schwab on Prayer"
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Sleek




 
 
 


Post  Sun, May 12 2019, 8:12 am
Fiction: Changing Faces by Batya Ruddel
Non Fiction: Sobbota by Avraham Netzach
Cook Book: The Balabusta's Choice #2
Short Stories: People Speak by Chaim Walder
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Ruchel




 
 
 


Post  Sun, May 12 2019, 10:01 am
Anything Esther Jungreis
In the Heart of the Seas by S.Y. Agnon
Sabbat by Erlicj (my maternal grandmother's ah favo book)
Di rebbetzin Chaim Grade (NOT romanticized)
I like NON AMERICAN cookbooks with real ingredients and recipes. I posted many Ashkenazi, Ladino and Italki books on other threads that are good. https://www.imamother.com/foru.....20#2401581 the lady who is Italian is my dh's father's relative

I myself published a cookbook with family recipes in honor of Mati's bm BH. And a novel about transmission after the Shoah Smile in non fiction I have a thesis about Yinglish which is available.
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Israeli_C




 
 
 


Post  Sun, May 12 2019, 10:03 am
"To Remain a Jew: The Life of Rav Yitzchak Zilber"
I read the whole book cover to cover when I was in labor with twins lol.
Amazing story, wonderful book!

Edit: I see there's all kinds of rules for how to post. I don't have time for this Smile


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Fabulous




 
 
 


Post  Sun, May 12 2019, 10:03 am
Non Fiction- Eshalech (As Long as I live). It was fascinating. I couldn't put it down.
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SuperWify




 
 
 


Post  Sun, May 12 2019, 10:05 am
Fabulous wrote:
Non Fiction- Eshalech (As Long as I live). It was fascinating. I couldn't put it down.


You beat me to it!
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SuperWify




 
 
 


Post  Sun, May 12 2019, 10:12 am
Fiction- hmmmmm... Erika Gittel Schwartz’s books actually.
Non fiction- forever my Jerusalem
Holocaust- The Scent of Snowflowers by RL Klein
Cookbook- the BY cookbook is great as well as Fresh and Easy
Mussar- Beyond reasonable doubt by Rabbi Waldman


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gingertop




 
 
 


Post  Sun, May 12 2019, 10:21 am
Some more of my favorites:
Fiction- "The Chosen" by Chaim Potok
Nonfiction - "Forever My Jerusalem" by Puah Shteiner
Holocaust- "Sisters in the Storm" by Anne Eibshitz
YA- "A Sister in White- The Story of Shvester Selma" by Miriam Zakon
Jewish "This is my God" by Herman Wouk
Short stories "Heroic Children" by Hanoch Teller

Adding another category:
Historical Fiction: "Chains" by Leah Gebber
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gingertop




 
 
 


Post  Sun, May 12 2019, 10:25 am
SuperWify wrote:
Fiction- hmmmmm... Erika Gittel Schwartz’s books actually.
Non fiction- forever my Jerusalem
Holocaust- Wildflowers (I think that’s the name.. can’t remember even though I read it three times Can't Believe It )
Cookbook- the BY cookbook is great as well as Fresh and easy
Mussar- beyond reasonable doubt by Rabbi Waldman


Do you mean The Scent of Snow Flowers by Klein? About a young woman and her baby pretending to be Hungarian during the war?
That was an incredibly haunting book although I wish she would have ended with a postscript about the fate of the others who were mentioned throughout the book.
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Wife1




 
 
 


Post  Sun, May 12 2019, 10:32 am
I love all of Eva vogel books she is fantastic
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gingertop




 
 
 


Post  Sun, May 12 2019, 10:34 am
Israeli_C wrote:
"To Remain a Jew: The Life of Rav Yitzchak Zilber"
I read the whole book cover to cover when I was in labor with twins lol.
Amazing story, wonderful book!

Edit: I see there's all kinds of rules for how to post. I don't have time for this Smile


Sorry! Rules are rules. jk/ Tongue Out

At least you listed one book that is shakul k'negged many others. It really is an incredible book.
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SuperWify




 
 
 


Post  Sun, May 12 2019, 10:35 am
gingertop wrote:
Do you mean The Scent of Snow Flowers by Klein? About a young woman and her baby pretending to be Hungarian during the war?
That was an incredibly haunting book although I wish she would have ended with a postscript about the fate of the others who were mentioned throughout the book.


Yes!!! Thank you! I will edit.
I agree about the ps the story ever to abruptly.
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ssspectacular




 
 
 


Post  Sun, May 12 2019, 10:51 am
Ruchel wrote:
Anything Esther Jungreis
In the Heart of the Seas by S.Y. Agnon
Sabbat by Erlicj (my maternal grandmother's ah favo book)
Di rebbetzin Chaim Grade (NOT romanticized)
I like NON AMERICAN cookbooks with real ingredients and recipes. I posted many Ashkenazi, Ladino and Italki books on other threads that are good. https://www.imamother.com/foru.....20#2401581 the lady who is Italian is my dh's father's relative

I myself published a cookbook with family recipes in honor of Mati's bm BH. And a novel about transmission after the Shoah Smile in non fiction I have a thesis about Yinglish which is available.

I would love to read your novel. Where is it available?
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1ofbillions




 
 
 


Post  Sun, May 12 2019, 11:42 am
Fiction: Sun Inside Rain by M Bassara
Non-fiction: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
Holocaust: The Choice by Dr. Edith Eva Eger
Hashkafa: Chovos Halevavos
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soap suds




 
 
 


Post  Sun, May 12 2019, 11:43 am
What's YA?
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gingertop




 
 
 


Post  Sun, May 12 2019, 11:54 am
soap suds wrote:
What's YA?


Young adults. For older children and teenagers.
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aricelli




 
 
 


Post  Sun, May 12 2019, 12:06 pm
I llove books and I love breaking rules!

-Scent of snowflowers I read thousands of times and wish thered be a Sequal
-I promise you: holocaust book written by Yael mermelstein through the eyes of a child in poem form. Of course one cant “love” a holocaust book but it tugged on my heartstrings
-Second chances was great fiction from yael mermelstein
because Ellie was quirky and I love quirky people
- non fiction: from central park to sinai was nice, by neuberger and How Free Will Works by David Lieberman was deep and informative
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preciousmommy




 
 
 


Post  Sun, May 12 2019, 12:36 pm
I love books! Hard to pick favorites...

Fiction - “The Betrayal” by M. Kenan and the others in the series (kind of historical fiction)
Historical Fiction - “Full Harvest” by EG Schwartz
Non-fiction - “All for the Boss” by Ruchama Shain
Holocaust - “The Unfinished Diary” by Chaim Yitzchok Wolgelernter Hy”d
Jewish Knowledge? (don’t know what to call it) - The “Let My Nation...” books by Yosef Deutsch
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naturalmom5




 
 
 


Post  Sun, May 12 2019, 12:52 pm
From kletz to Siberia

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