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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #240 on: February 05, 2018, 08:03:44 AM »
R' Akiva Tatz wrote some phenomenal books. 2 of my favorite are Living Inspired and The Thinking Jewish Teenager's Guide to Life (which is great even for post-teenagers)
I loved Living Inspired. Read that book multiple times when I was younger.
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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #241 on: February 05, 2018, 09:15:16 AM »
I was on a R' Tatz kick a few years ago, read his "Guide for the Thinking Jewish Teenager", "Living Inspired" download a ton of his shiurim to my iPod...

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I was also a little turned off by the title. People looked at me strangely when they saw me reading it (it's kind of like announcing 'I'm a thinking teenager and you guys are just morons') and I took to hiding the book behind a different jacket cover.

I never got to "Letters to a Buddhist Jew", though.

Should I look into it now?

I'd also recommend Tzvi Freeman's "Heaven Exposed" which is Jewish philosophy wrapped in funny short stories.

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« Reply #242 on: March 18, 2018, 10:12:09 PM »
Anyone have any new (or old) recommendations?
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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #243 on: May 14, 2018, 10:15:42 PM »
anyone reading The Empty Wagon?
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« Reply #244 on: May 15, 2018, 12:21:06 AM »
anyone reading The Empty Wagon?
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all i know is they were selling in bmg for a cheaper price than what they were advertisied as selling in stores.
joke was because they were all used everyone was standing around and reading the whole day
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« Reply #245 on: May 17, 2018, 02:50:21 PM »
@JewReads on Instagram is pretty cool. Relatively new account but lots of content.

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #246 on: May 18, 2018, 09:04:16 AM »
The wandering Jew has aarrived. The samurai of vishgrod

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #247 on: May 18, 2018, 10:14:02 AM »
Katerina by Aharon Appelfeld. 

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #248 on: May 18, 2018, 11:24:42 AM »
Lioness
a biography of Golda Meir

Very good read

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #249 on: May 23, 2018, 12:30:50 PM »
If All the Seas Were Ink: A Memoir, by Ilana Kurshan.
If you have done the Daf Yomi cycle (I'm on my 4th), and are in the mood for an unconventional, albeit earnest, approach, to be taken with a grain of salt, you will enjoy this.
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« Reply #250 on: May 23, 2018, 04:11:49 PM »
If anyone likes reading about Middle Eastern/Israeli History I can make a list here.

But you must start with The Prime Ministers
only 5 years later but finally got to reading it. what a book....

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« Reply #251 on: June 11, 2018, 10:26:24 PM »
https://cup.columbia.edu/book/kosher-usa/9780231158329

I enjoyed this a lot and found it super interesting.
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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #252 on: September 03, 2018, 11:42:47 PM »
747 by Joe Sutter.

Wonderful book by the 747's chief engineer.

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« Reply #253 on: September 28, 2018, 11:24:57 AM »
Refugee & Survivor by Zerach Warhaftig

Amazing story of his rescue work during the Holocaust.


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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #254 on: October 08, 2018, 11:23:47 PM »
Read two vastly different books over Yom Tov.

Whether you're going to Antarctica of just have FOMO, this is an epic read:

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing


I didn't even know that the second book existed until last week, and then I devoured it in one sitting. Must-read for anyone even remotely interested in Jewish history. It's absolutely mind-blowing in its simplicity:

The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln

You could see the original in Yiddish here: http://sammlungen.ub.uni-frankfurt.de/mshebr/content/pageview/1557447

Some background: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gl%C3%BCckel_of_Hameln