Library Corner

Novel Experiments

September 21, 2020

Every book browser knows that libraries and bookstores typically separate books broadly into fiction and non-fiction – fiction in these bookcases and non-fiction in the bookcases over there. But some …

Building A Bridge

September 21, 2020

By Robin Jacobson.   Goldie Goldbloom’s novel On Division is a rarity among books about the Hasidic world. Unlike many books on Hasidic life, it is not a bitter exposé by …

Masada Backstories

September 21, 2020

By Robin Jacobson.  Two thousand years ago, on a mountaintop overlooking the Dead Sea, 967 Jewish men, women, and children faced down the military might of the Roman empire. When …

A Salute to Local Authors

May 6, 2020

By Robin Jacobson. We proudly present three new memoirs by DC-area authors Judith Heumann, Esther Safran Foer, and Ron Hoffer. Each book speaks to the Jewish and human experience and …

Songs of Comfort

May 6, 2020

By Robin Jacobson. What to read during a pandemic?  Since the Book of Psalms (Sefer Tehilim) is the traditional Jewish prescription for times of crisis, I opted for a new …