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Nelson, Rabbi David W. Nelson.  Judaism, Physics and God

This book attempts to explain the findings of contemporary physics, including those of Einstein, in terms of the message of the Bible, so as to bridge the gap between the religious believer and the skeptic.  The author uses his thorough knowledge of Tenakh and Midrash to accomplish his aim.  This is a truly amazing book, written for the scientific layman in very clear terms.

Shulevitz, Judith.  The Sabbath World

The author appeared at the recent symposium in literature at Calvin and during her visit to Grand Rapids presented her thesis on the Sabbath to our Jewish community at a special outside dinner.  Her book explores the Jewish and Christian day of rest from Biblical times to the present, and indicates her personal struggle to observe this very rewarding day.  She is a talented writer who offers a “beautifully written, consistently engaging reflection…part history part meditation,”  as she explains the “morality of time.”

Feldman, Deborah.  Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots-A Memoir

Against a background in Satmar Hasidism, Ms. Feldman, aided in her youth by her reading of the literary classics of Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott, explains how she was able to escape from her tradition of “suffering and silence.”

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