Choosing a Haggadah

Join Rabbi Eliana Jacobowitz of Temple B'nai Brith for an evening of haggadahs and the art of choosing the right one for your seder.

Scott Stern, The Trials of Nina McCall

In 1918, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, Nina McCall was told to report to the local health officer to be examined for sexually transmitted infections. Confused and humiliated, Nina did as she was told, and the health officer performed a hasty (and invasive) examination and quickly diagnosed her with gonorrhea.

The Trials of Nina McCall: Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison
ISBN: 9780807042755
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Published: Beacon Press - May 15th, 2018

Philip Goldberg, The Life of Yogananda

He was called "the 20th century's first superstar guru" (Los Angeles Times), and today, nearly a century after he arrived in the United States, he's still the best known and most beloved of all the Indian spiritual teachers who have come to the West. Now, finally, Paramahansa Yogananda has the authoritative biography he deserves.

The Life of Yogananda: The Story of the Yogi Who Became the First Modern Guru Cover Image
ISBN: 9781401952181
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Published: Hay House - April 24th, 2018

Robert Thorson, The Guide to Walden Pond

This is the first guidebook to Henry David Thoreau's most defining place, visited by half a million people each year and widely known as the fountainhead of America's environmental consciousness.

The Guide to Walden Pond: An Exploration of the History, Nature, Landscape, and Literature of One of America's Most Iconic Places Cover Image
ISBN: 9781328489173
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 13th, 2018

Stephanie Schorow, Inside the Combat Zone

Upscale restaurants, majestic theaters, and luxury condos line the streets of downtown Boston today. Students, office workers, doctors, and shoppers navigate the busy sidewalks along Washington and Boylston Streets, giving little thought to the historical significance of their surroundings. The bustle distracts passersby from what may be the city’s dirtiest little secret: these blocks were once home to Boston’s most notorious neighborhood.

Inside the Combat Zone: The Stripped Down Story of Boston's Most Notorious Neighborhood Cover Image
ISBN: 9781934598177
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Published: Union Park Press - November 1st, 2017

Chris Daly, Covering America

Journalism is in crisis, with traditional sources of news under siege, a sputtering business model, a resurgence of partisanship, and a persistent expectation that information should be free. In Covering America, Christopher B. Daly places the current crisis within historical context, showing how it is only the latest challenge for journalists to overcome.

Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation's Journalism Cover Image
ISBN: 9781625342980
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Published: University of Massachusetts Press - November 30th, 2017

Patricia Vigderman, The Real Life of the Parthenon

Ownership battles over the marbles removed from the Parthenon by Lord Elgin have been rumbling into invective, pleading, and counterclaims for two centuries. The emotional temperature around them is high, and steering across the vast past to safe anchor in a brilliant heritage is tricky.

The Real Life of the Parthenon (21st Century Essays) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780814254585
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Published: Mad Creek Books - January 24th, 2018

Suzanne Leonard, Wife, Inc.

After a half century of battling for gender equality, women have been freed from the necessity of securing a husband for economic stability, sexual fulfillment, or procreation. Marriage is a choice, and increasingly women (and men) are opting out. Yet despite these changes, the cultural power of marriage has burgeoned.

Wife, Inc.: The Business of Marriage in the Twenty-First Century (Critical Cultural Communication) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781479874507
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Published: New York University Press - April 3rd, 2018

Mark Richardson & Dan Jaffe, Native Plants for New England Gardens

The essential gardener's guide to growing native in New England Plants native to New England evolved to thrive in local conditions and survive harsh seasons. Native Plants for New England Gardens culls the expertise of the New England Wild Flower Society to help anyone create lovely, hardy gardens that will tolerate drought, resist disease and encourage biodiversity. This handy guide to 100 great native flowers, ground covers, shrubs, ferns, and grasses that will thrive in New England gardens features practical information accompanied by beautiful color photography.

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ISBN: 9781493029259
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Published: Globe Pequot Press - March 1st, 2018


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