Shavua Tov Boys' Breakfast Club Reading List

2009 - Present
1. The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel
2. A Driven Leaf by Milton Steinberg (Fiction)
3. The War Against the Jews by Lucy Dawidowicz
4. Jews, God and History by Max Dimont
5. The Hamas Charter
6. Rashi by Elie Wiesel
7. A Time for Planting by Eli Faber
8. World of Our Fathers by Irving Howe
9. The Grandees by Stephen Birmingham
10. David Harris Survey of American Jews Oct 2009
11. The Marrano Legacy by Trudi Alexy
12. Who are the Real Chosen People? by Reuven Firestone
13. Why the Dreyfus Affairs Matters by Louis Begley
14. The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time by Judith Shulevitz
15. Lincoln at Cooper Union by Harold Holzer
16. Why Hannah Arendt Matters by Elizabeth Young Bruehl
17. Eichmann in Jerusalem by Hannah Arendt
18. Habeas Corpus: series of articles
19. A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam by Karen
20. Gonzo Judaism by Niles Goldstein
21. Benjamin Netanyahu's speech at the UN
22. Present Tense - Jews, Judaism, and Israel in the Twenty-first Century by Jonathan Sacks
23. The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson (Fiction)
24. Start Up Nation by Dan Senor
25. The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment by Peter Beinart and 3 other related
26. Yiddish Civilization by Paul Kriwaczek
27. Why the Constitution Matters by Mark Tushnet
28. Caveman Logic by Hank Davis
29. The Age of McCarthyism by Ellen Schrecker
30. The Jewish Century by Yuri Slezkine
31. Finding Words by Merle Feld (Poetry)
32. The Jewish 1960's by Michael Staub
33. Hiroshima by John Hersey
34. Voices of Freedom: A Documentary History, Vol. 1, 2nd Edition by Eric Foner
35. Saving Israel: How the Jewish People Can Win a War That May Never End by Daniel Gordis
36. The Book of Daniel by E.L. Doctorow (Fiction)
37. You Don't Have to Be Wrong for Me to Be Right: Finding Faith Without Fanaticism by Brad
38. Jack Kennedy by Chris Mathews
39. Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco (Fiction)
40. AJC - Are you Jews distancing from Israel? (AJC white paper)
41. Jews and Power by Ruth Wisse
42. The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion (Fiction)
43. The Book of J by Harold Bloom
44. Are We Rome? by Cullen Murphy
45. Founding Fathers and Religion - Essays
46. Sacred Strategies: Transforming Synagogues from Functional to Visionary by Isa Aron, Steven
Cohen, Lawrence Hoffman & Ari Kelman
47. The Faiths of the Founding Fathers by David L. Holmes
48. Does the world need the Jews? by Daniel Gordis
49. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Fiction)
50. Thomas Paine Collected Writings by Thomas Paine, edited by Eric Foner
51. Absurdistan by Gary Shtenyngart (Fiction)
52. For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Femingway (Fiction)
53. Spinoza: A Life by Steven Nadler
54. The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of
Tolerance in Medieval Spain by Maria Rosa Menocal
55. Rembrandt’s Jews by Steven Nadler
56. The Modern Men’s Torah Commentary (Selections) by Jeffrey Salkin
57. Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon (Fiction)
58. Diaspora: Jews Amidst Greeks and Romans by Erich Gruen
59. Jewish Communities in Exotic Places by Ken Blady
60. Jews and Words by Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger
61. The Art of Public Prayer by Lawrence Hoffman
62. Response to Modernity: A History of the Reform Movement in Judaism by Michael A. Meyer
63. The Life of David by Robert Pinsky
65. Thus Saith the Lord: The Revolutionary Moral Vision of Isaiah and Jeremiah by Richard
66. The Glass Room by Simon Mawers (Fiction)
67. The Unwinding by George Packer
68. Sacred Trash by Adina Hoffman and Peter Cole
69. Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan
70. Jesus and Judaism by E. P. Sanders
71. Brilliant Blunders by Mario Livio
72. Jewish Megatrends by Rabbi Sidney Schwarz
73. Benjamin Disraeli by Adam Kirsch
74. The Passover Plot by Hugh Schonfield
75. Theodore Herzl; From Assimilation to Zionism by Jacques Kornberg
76. My Promised Land by Ari Shavit
77. The Jew in the Lotus: A Poet's Rediscovery of Jewish Identity in Buddhist India by Rodger
78. Jerusalem: The Biography by Simon Sebag
79. Jewish Theology in Our Time: A New Generation Explores the Foundations & Future of Jewish
Belief, by Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove PhD
80. My Life in Jewish Renewal: A Memoir Hardcover, by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
81. Radical Judaism: Rethinking God and Tradition, by Arthur Green
82. FDR and the Jews by Richard Breitman
83. The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
84. Jewhooing the Sixties by David Kaufman
85. Speaking Torah: Spiritual Teachings from around the Maggid's Table, Vol. 1 Edited by Arthur
Green with Ebn Leader (Author), Ariel Evan Mayse (Editor), Or N. Rose (Editor)
86. The Wicked Son by David Mamet
87. I am Forbidden by Anouk Markovitz (Fiction)
88. At Home in Exile: Why Diaspora Is Good for the Jews by Alan Wolfe
89. Franklin and Winston by Jon Meacham
91. Rocket and Lightship: Essays on Literature and Ideas by Adam Kirsch
92. Why Niebuhr Matters (Why X Matters Series) by Charles Lemert
93. Ben Gurion by Anita Shapira
94. Three Minutes in Poland by Glenn Kurtz
95. Truman by David McCullough
96. Compulsion by Meyer Levin (Fiction, based on real life events)
96. Einstein: His Space and Times by Steven Gimbel
97. All Who Go Do Not Return- A Memoir- Shulem Deen
98. Defenders of the Faith by James Reston, Jr.
99. Léon Blum: Prime Minister, Socialist, Zionist by Pierre Birnbaum
100. The First Tycoon by C.J. Stiles
101. Primo Levi: The Matter of a Jewish Life by Berel Lang
102. The Year of Living Biblically by A. J. Jacobs
103. Shylock is My Name by Howard Jacobson
104. Einstein’s Jewish Science by Steven Gimbel
105. Killing a King by Dan Ephron
106. Becoming Freud (Jewish Lives) by Adam Phillips
107. Harriet Tubman: Myth, Memory, and History by Milton C. Sernett
108: Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet (Jewish Lives) by Jeffrey Rosen
109: Hamilton by Ron Chernow
110: East West by Philippe Sands
111. Underground Airlines by Ben Winters
112. Woodrow Wilson by John Milton Cooper Jr
113. Ehyeh Kabbalah by Art Green
114. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
115. Life and Times of Theodore Roosevelt by William Harbough
116. Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction by Eric Foner
117. American Lion by John Meacham
118. Telex from Cuba by Rachel Kushner
119. Lincoln in the Bardo By George Saunders
120. The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
121. Jewish intermarriage:
intermarriage/ &
122. The People and the Books – Adam Kirsch