Library Corner

The Sleazy Side of Life

April 26, 2022

By Robin Jacobson.  Here are two unusual – and terrific – crime thrillers to jumpstart your summer. For a comic, warmhearted romp, try The Prison Minyan by Jonathan Stone. Want …

Our Parents’ Choices

April 26, 2022

By Robin Jacobson.  Every day, children benefit or suffer from their parents’ choices. Such is life, and such is the stuff of literature, especially when a parent’s options are radically …

Passover Picks

March 2, 2022

By Robin Jacobson.  When it comes to Passover children’s books, you could cover a Seder table many times over with wonderful choices. Here are five favorites, a mix of new …

Beneath the Earth: Archaeological Adventures in the Land of Israel

February 10, 2022

Inhabited for millennia, Israel sits atop layers upon layers of a rich, buried past – long irresistible to archaeologists. For a lively, colorful history of archaeological expeditions, read Under Jerusalem: …

Revelations in Children’s Books

January 20, 2022

By Robin Jacobson. The Jewish book world is celebrating a bumper crop of excellent nonfiction picture books for children. My three personal favorites are: Dear Mr. Dickens by Nancy Churnin, …