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Israel Resources

The following materials are available for borrowing from the Ivan M. Stettenheim Libary. Library cards are available to Temple members. Contact our Temple Librarian for details.


My Cousin Tamar Lives in Israel
By Michelle Shapiro Abraham; illustrated by Ann D. Koffsky
(New York: UAHC Press, 2007)

Let’s Visit Israel
By Judye Groner (Minneapolis: Kar-Ben Publishing, 2004)

Sammy Spider’s Israel Fun Book
By Sylvia Rouss (Minneapolis: Kar-Ben Publishing, 2004)


The Weight of the Sky
By Lisa Ann Sandell (New York: Viking Children’s Books, c2006)

Light Years: A Novel
By Tammar Stein (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, c2005)


By Jill DuBois and Mair Rosh (New York: Benchmark Books, 2004)
Cultures of the world

Ariel Sharon
By Norman H. Finkelstein (Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, c2005)

By Adam Garfinkle (Philadelphia: Mason Crest Publishers, c2004)
Modern Middle East nations and their strategic place in the world

Israel in Pictures
By Margaret J. Goldstein (Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, c2004)

Jerusalem or Death: Palestinian Terrorism
By Samuel M. Katz (Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2004)

Jerusalem Sky: Stars, Crosses and Crescents
By Mark Podwal (New York: Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 2005)

By Jennifer Rozines Roy (New York: Benchmark Books, 2004)
Discovering cultures

Ilan Ramon: Jewish Star
By Devra Newberger Speregen (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 2004)

When I Was a Soldier: A Memoir
By Valérie Zenatti; translated by Adriana Hunter
(New York: Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2005)


How to Ruin a Summer Vacation
By Simone Elkeles (Woodbury, MN: Flux, c2006)

The Dog of Knots
By Kathy Walden Kaplan
(Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, c2004)

Real Time: A Novel
By Pnina Moed Kass (New York: Clarion Books, c2004)

Sara’s Journey
By David L. Shapiro (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 2005)


Fodor’s Israel
Editors, Linda Cabasin, Ruth Craig, Caroline Trefler
(New York: Fodor’s Travel Publications, c2006)

Prisoners: A Muslim and a Jew Across the Middle East Divide
By Jeffrey Goldberg (New York: Knopf, 2006)

City of Oranges: An Intimate History of Arabs and Jews in Jaffa
By Adam LeBor (New York: W.W. Norton, 2007)

Aliya: Three Generations of American-Jewish Immigration to Israel
By Liel Leibovitz (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2006)

From Babel to Dragomans: Interpreting the Middle East
By Bernard Lewis (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004)

The Ethiopian Jews of Israel: Personal Stories of Life in the Promised Land
By Len Lyons; photographs by Ilan Ossendryver; forword by Alan M. Dershowitz
(Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Publishing, c2007)

Jerusalem 1913: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
By Amy Dockser Marcus (New York: Viking, 2007)

Maneuvering Between the Headlines: An American Lives Through the Intifada
By Helen Schary Motro (New York: Other Press, c2005)

The Yom Kippur War: The Epic Encounter That Transformed the Middle East
By Abraham Rabinovich (New York: Schocken Books, c2004)

The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace
By Dennis Ross (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004)

A Dream of Zion: American Jews Reflect on Why Israel Matters to Them
Edited by Jeffrey K. Salkin (Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Publishing, c2007)

Your Travel Guide to Ancient Israel
By Josepha Sherman (Minneaopolis: Lerner Publications, 2004)

Ilan Ramon: Israel’s Space Hero
By Barbara Sofer (Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, c2004)

Israel at 60: A Pictorial and Oral History of a Nation Reborn
By Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, c2008)

Gideon’s Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad
By Gordon Thomas (New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Griffin, 2007)


The Story of a Life
By Aharon Appelfeld; translated from the Hebrew by Aloma Halter
(New York: Schocken Books, c20040

Israel Through My Lens: 60 Years as a Photojournalist
By David Rubinger with Ruth Corman; foreword by Shimon Peres
(New York: Abbeville Press Publishers, c2007)


Broken Wings/Knafayim Shvurot [DVD]
By Nir Bergman (Culver City, CA: Sony Pictures Classic, 2002)
Hebrew dialogue, English subtitles

Cast a Giant Shadow [DVD]
Directed by Melville Shavelson (Santa Monica: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, 2002)

Cup Final: Gemar Gavia [DVD]
Screenplay by Eyal Halfon based on an idea by Eran Riklis; directed by Eran Riklis
(New York: First Run Features, c2002)
Hebrew and English with English subtitles

Children of Jerusalem: Asya [VHS]
By Beverly Shaffer (Teaneck, NJ: Ergo Media, 1998)
From the National Film Board of Canada

Exodus [VHS]
Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo; produced and directed by Otto Preminger
(Culver City, CA: MGM/UA Home Video, 1992)
Academy Award, 1960, Best Score

Exodus 1947 [VHS]
By Elizabeth Rodgers and Robby Henson;
a co-production of Maryland Public Television and Cicada Films
(Waltham, MA: The National Center for Jewish Film, 1996)

Families of Israel
By Families of the World (Wilmington, DE: Families of the World, c2000)

Grandpa’s Tree [VHS]
(Teaneck, NJ: Ergo Media, 1987)
Jewish Holiday Series

Jinja’s Israeli Safari [VHS]
(Teaneck, NJ: Ergo Media, 1995)
Children’s video about animals with songs in Hebrew; starring Jinja the lion cub

The Land of Israel [VHS]
Children’s Television Workshop; released in the U.S. by Yellow Giraffe Productions (1986)
Shalom Sesame series

Israel: A Nation is Born [VHS]
With Abba Eban; produced by Israel Heritage in association with Thirteen/WNET;
produced and directed by Neville Meyer; written by John Lord
(Danbury, CT: Moreshet Israel, c1992)

Israel in Dance: On and Off Stage With the Shalom Tel Aviv Dance Company
Israel Television; produced by Yossi Landau; written and directed by Amos Ettinger
(Teaneck, NJ: Ergo Home Video, 1990)

Pillar of Fire: A Television History of Israel’s Rebirth [DVD]
(Jerusalem: IBA/Israel Broadcast Authority, 2005)

Promises [DVD]
Presented by the Promises Film Project;
written, produced and directed by Justine Shapiro and B.Z. Goldberg
(New York: New Yorker Video, 2004)
Soundtrack in Arabic, Hebrew and English with English subtitles

Shalom Sesame, Shalom Sumsum [DVD]
Produced by SISU Home Entertainment, Inc.; producer, Lynn Kestin Sessler;
head writer, Mark Saltzman; writer, Louise Gikow
(New York: SISU Home Entertainment, c2005)
Rehov Sumsum is a co-production of the Israeli Educational Television,
Children’s Television Workshop;
soundtrack in English and Hebrew

The Story of the Yom Kippur War [VHS]
Or-Yehuda, Israel; distributed by Doko Entertainment Ltd. (1988)

Under the Domim Tree [VHS]
Produced by Gila Almagor and Eitan Evan; directed by Eli Cohen;
screenplay by Gila Almagor and Eyal Scher;
additional writing by Eli Cohen; music by Benny Nagari
(Los Angeles: Fox Lorber Home Video, 1994)
In Hebrew

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