Volume 1, Issue 2, 5767

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Must-Have Books From the 21st Century

“If you drop gold and books, pick up the books first, then the gold,” suggested Rabbi Yehudah He-Hasid (1150-1217). Anyone who knows the supreme joy of reading a page-turner under warm blankets understands his point. That’s why the staff of 614 is devoting this issue to books—more specifically to some of the must-haves for Jewish women written in the 21st century. We asked some of our favorite writers to share their selections for recent reads that shifted their sense of identity as Jewish women.

Eager to read these books? Enter our 614 essay contest for a chance to win them!

Lastly, let us know if you have your own selection of a Jewish must-read book from the last seven years.

Michelle Cove, Editor, mcove@brandeis.edu

In This Issue

  • A Call to Write theworldtocome

    Dara Horn reminded me that the freedom to express ourselves must override the fear of rejection.

  • A Heroine for All Seasons unlikelyheroine

    How one Jewish woman’s story reminded me why I opt to live in Israel during violent times.

  • Caught Between Two Worlds blackwhitejewish

    I thought I’d get a sneak peek into celebrity. Instead I found someone else forced to navigate different world.

  • Weeded From the Ivy Leagues thechosen

    How the top schools in the country managed to keep Jews to a minimum.

  • When Judaism Unravels rememberings

    What do you do when your children turn their backs on the religious freedoms you fought so hard for?

  • Caution vs. Revolution expandingthepalaceoftorah

    A close look at what it is in feminism that Orthodoxy finds so threatening

  • 614 Staff Picks staffpicks

    Find out what the 614 staff members have been reading this winter.

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