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Post  Mon, May 13 2019, 5:14 am
Fiction: The Judge by Libby Lazewnik

Non Fiction: Emunah With Love and Chicken Soup
My husband also really liked this book.

Holocaust/Memoirs: Beyond The Track by Ruth Mermelstein. I couldn't put it down.
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kenz




 
 
 


Post  Mon, May 13 2019, 9:43 am
Dual Discovery by Zacharya Hoffman. A magnificent piece of historical fiction that completely changed Pesach for me. If only he’d write one for every yom tov.
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Chayalle




 
 
 


Post  Mon, May 13 2019, 11:07 am
Funny, but I own and enjoy the Little Midrash series. I re-read the ones on Navi every once in a while to keep my knowledge of Navi current.
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Sleepymama




 
 
 


Post  Mon, May 13 2019, 11:45 am
1) Fiction- And Rachel was his wife
2) Non-fiction- growing with my children
3) Holocaust- man's search for meaning
4) YA- forever my jerusalem
5) Cookbook- spice and spirit
6) Mussar- garden of emmuna/ everything from sara yocheved rigler
7) Short stories- mountain climbers/windows and mirrors
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keym




 
 
 


Post  Mon, May 13 2019, 11:50 am
Sun Inside Rain
Forever My Jerusalem
The Pomegranate Pendant

I loved all 3 M Kenan's books particularly for the lack of fairy tale ending.
It's one of those books that I can't be positive who will actually win at the end of the series.

Recently I reread all the Avner Gold books (read them with my kids) and I was all awww. Not my favorite all time but high on my list.

The Exiles of Crocodile Island
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Rubber Ducky




 
 
 


Post  Mon, May 13 2019, 12:06 pm
1) Fiction: Sun Inside Rain by M. Bassara https://www.amazon.com/Sun-Ins.....1614650837
2) Non-fiction: Holy Woman by Yocheved Rigler https://www.amazon.com/Holy-Wo.....1422600475
4) YA: Walled Secrets by Dina Neuman https://menuchapublishers.com/.....ed-secrets
6) Halacha: The 39 Melochos by Rabbi Dovid Ribiat https://www.amazon.com/39-Melo.....B001O246H6
7) Short Stories: Wings and Other Stories by Meir Uri Gottesman out of print and hard to find
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Amalia




 
 
 


Post  Mon, May 13 2019, 12:35 pm
yerushamama wrote:
fiction - Sun Inside of Rain
non-fiction - Ethalech
Holucaust - Go My Son
YA - Legacy of Gold by Raphael Sackville, and most of the Avner Gold series
cookbook - The Plain and Simple Family Cookbook
short stories - Generation to Generation

Hebrew fiction I wish they would translate - all of the books by Libby Klein - they are absolutely amazing!


This is such a great thread! Thank you, gingertop, for starting it, and thank you to everyone who contributed to it.

Dear yerushamama,

I wanted to look up on amazon the cookbook that you mention, but for some reason cannot find it there. Where did you get it? Can you please post a link? Thank you.
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Ruchel




 
 
 


Post  Mon, May 13 2019, 1:58 pm
Oh Holy woman saved me when I was sif
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Cheshire cat




 
 
 


Post  Mon, May 13 2019, 2:22 pm
kenz wrote:
Dual Discovery by Zacharya Hoffman. A magnificent piece of historical fiction that completely changed Pesach for me. If only he’d write one for every yom tov.


Fyi- this is actually a pen neme for a woman. A brilliant, chassidish woman. She started writing this book in high school, and, after a few years, took up the project again and completed the manuscript.
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lkwdlady




 
 
 


Post  Mon, May 13 2019, 2:42 pm
Ruchel wrote:
Oh Holy woman saved me when I was sif


The book or the lady?
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Ravenclaw




 
 
 


Post  Mon, May 13 2019, 2:43 pm
AVNER GOLD!!!!!!!
How could I have forgotten about him?!
I love love love his books
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gingertop




 
 
 


Post  Mon, May 13 2019, 2:45 pm
Cheshire cat wrote:
Fyi- this is actually a pen neme for a woman. A brilliant, chassidish woman. She started writing this book in high school, and, after a few years, took up the project again and completed the manuscript.


Why did she take a male pseudonym?
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kenz




 
 
 


Post  Mon, May 13 2019, 3:13 pm
Cheshire cat wrote:
Fyi- this is actually a pen neme for a woman. A brilliant, chassidish woman. She started writing this book in high school, and, after a few years, took up the project again and completed the manuscript.


I find that kind of sad, actually, though maybe she felt it would be more acceptable, being that she bases it on medrash. It does make sense in our world, though again, kind of sad.
However, that being the case, if you know her, can you please implore upon her to write more? I know people compare the "Let My People..." series, but for me it isn't even close.
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Cheshire cat




 
 
 


Post  Mon, May 13 2019, 4:27 pm
Yup kenz,

That's basically the reason for the male pseudenym.

She's a friend of a friend... We hardly bump into each other. But whenever I meet her next, I'll pass on your regards.
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PinkFridge




 
 
 


Post  Mon, May 13 2019, 4:56 pm
Cheshire cat wrote:
Fyi- this is actually a pen neme for a woman. A brilliant, chassidish woman. She started writing this book in high school, and, after a few years, took up the project again and completed the manuscript.


Really? I've often wondered. Has she written anything else? It was magnificent.
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Mommyg8




 
 
 


Post  Mon, May 13 2019, 5:10 pm
Cheshire cat wrote:
Yup kenz,

That's basically the reason for the male pseudenym.

She's a friend of a friend... We hardly bump into each other. But whenever I meet her next, I'll pass on your regards.


I heard she lives in KJ? Also a friend of a friend.
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kenz




 
 
 


Post  Mon, May 13 2019, 6:01 pm
Cheshire cat wrote:
Yup kenz,

That's basically the reason for the male pseudenym.

She's a friend of a friend... We hardly bump into each other. But whenever I meet her next, I'll pass on your regards.


Please do!! As a matter of fact, if she’s not writing because she’s simply busy with life, I’d be honored to help! (Yes, I do work in the field.) The fact that she wrote it as a young girl just makes it more incredible. I would have guessed that “Rabbi Hoffman” had many years of limud Torah behind him.
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mamaleh




 
 
 


Post  Mon, May 13 2019, 6:47 pm
My all time favorite Jewish book is...
Every Man a Slave
If you haven’t read it, you should. (Historical fiction set in US around the civil war).

(And, yes, I know I broke the rules, but in all the other categories, the books just seem to meld together. None stand out as amazing! This one, however...)
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miri36




 
 
 


Post  Sun, May 19 2019, 4:55 am
Historical fiction- full harvest
Fiction- the 4 seasons of Golda mirel
YA- a light for greytowers
(I also loved the 3 part series working it out, getting it right and making it last, as a teen.)
I really liked the bamboo cradle as well.
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Sleepymama




 
 
 


Post  Sun, May 19 2019, 8:52 am
Thanks for reminding me about the four seasons of golda mirel! I read that book years ago and I loved it. I wanted to mention it, but I couldn't remember what it was called.
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