LOVE: Say it in Hebrew

Before February- Heart Month- runs away from us, let’s look at some Jewish love stories. Love can hurt or heal, challenge or comfort, uplift or oppress. But it’s all around us.

The following list is a mix of fiction and non-fiction. Most are in the Lampert Library’s collection.


Full descriptions of most books are available on the library’s website:


Anton, The Choice

Blake, Naamah

Colbert, Little & Lion

Corona, Mapmaker’s Daughter

Diaz, Color Me In

Edwards, The Thread Collectors

Hertmans, The Convert

Kraus, The History of Love

Lamb, When the Angels Left the Old Country

Loigman, The Matchmaker’s Gift: a novel

Meltzer, The Matzah Ball

Prose, Vixen

Rothman, Sadness is a White Bird

Shalev, Pain

Solomon, The Book of V

Wecker, The Hidden Palace


Feiler, The First Love Story: Adam, Eve and us

Gad, The Color of Love

Gellman, Always wear clean underwear: And other ways parents say “I love you”

Kohner, Hannah & Walter: A love story

Ruttenberg, Surprised by God: How I learned to stop worrying and love religion

Shapiro, Inheritance: A memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love

Wildman, Paper love: Searching for the girl my grandfather left behind

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