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Happy Hanukkah! Recommended Resource: The Choosing

Happy Hanukkah to our community’s Jewish members!

As we welcome the feast of lights, we invite you to sample items from my personal saved list of books related to Hanukkah.

If you are seeking something heartwarming that chronicles the whole Jewish year, including Hanukkah, as well as one person’s journey from a Lutheran upbringing to Judaism, “check out” The Choosing: A Rabbi’s Journey from Silent Nights to High Holy Days.

According to the description, in The Choosing, the author “Andrea Myers fuses heartwarming anecdotes with rabbinic insights and humor to describe what it means to survive and flourish on your own terms…. With stories connected to each of the holidays, Myers draws on her unique path to the rabbinate-leaving behind her Christian upbringing, coming out as a lesbian, discovering Judaism in college, moving to Israel, converting, and returning to New York to become a rabbi, partner, and parent.”

Access, via Falvey Library, available here: https://library.villanova.edu/Find/Record/1713020/Description#tabnav.


Shawn Proctor

Shawn Proctor, MFA, is Communication and Marketing Program Manager at Falvey Library.


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Last Modified: December 19, 2022