The Days of Awe

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The Days of Awe began with Rosh Hashanah and ends with the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, the Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur.

Even if you don't celebrate the holidays, the Library has a variety of titles to help you learn more about Jewish traditions and customs. Nonfiction titles like Days of Awe and The Yom Kippur Anthology are interesting guides.  Stories about growing up Jewish are a more personal, intimate way to celebrate and immerse yourself in another person's experience.  

Favorite memoirs include: 

Fiction?  Janet A. Randolph, "Mistress of Mysteries", recently blogged about several fiction reads set in the Days of Awe.  The Library has two titles -  Day of Atonement by Faye Kellerman and The Yom Kippur Murder by Lee Harris. 

And after the holidays, enjoy the Leah Cohen Festival of Jewish Books and Authors as a part of the larger Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies and Music Festival scheduled October 23 - November 3, 2011. 

 

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