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Summer Reading, 2019

What are you reading this summer? Here is my current list, always subject to change when a bright and shiny object appears:

Elizabeth Zimmerman, Knitting Without Tears (rereading – a beloved favorite)

Sofie Hagen, Happy Fat

Allan Levine, Seeking the Fabled City: the Canadian Jewish Experience

Rabbi Amy Sheinerman, The Talmud of Relationships

Rachel Mankowitz, Yeshiva Girl. (Recently finished and highly recommended.)

Catherine Bell, Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice

As you see, it’s a mix. What’s on your list? Is there anything you’ve read lately that you recommend?

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Rabbi Ruth Adar is a teaching rabbi in San Leandro, CA. She has many hats: rabbi, granny, and ham radio operator K6RAV. She blogs at and teaches at Jewish Gateways in Albany, CA.

8 thoughts on “Summer Reading, 2019”

  1. I plan to binge read three novels written by Israeli writer Ayelet Gundar-Goshen (translated by Sondra Silverston).

      1. Yes, Rabbi. I could really use some fun right about now. Thanks for your blog.
        Shabbat Shalom.

  2. Loved Yeshiva Girl! My current reading is “Eichmann Before Jerusalem – The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer”, by Prof. Bettina Stangneth (2014)

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