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Lewyn Addresses America

A little politics, a little urbanism- I also blog 100 percent on urbanism at and

P= urban planning related, J= Jewish interest/Torah,F= fiction

– some of the most memorable books I read included 25, 27, 33, 43, 47, 53 (also 8, 9, 13, 21, 58 but I know the authors of those books!)  

1. Between Friends, Amos Oz (J)

2.  The Book of Genesis, A Commentary by Shadal (J)

3.  Reshaping Metropolitan America,Arthur Nelson (P)

4. Completing our Streets, Barbara McCann (P)

5. Measuring Urban Design, Reid Ewing(P)

6. The New York Nobody Knows, by William Helmreich (P)

7.  Human Transit, byJarrett Walker (P)

8.  Never Tell, by Alafair Burke (F)

9.  Designing Suburban Futures by June Williamson (P)

10. Book of Proverbs: A Commentary by W. Gunther Plaut (J)

11.  Spies Against Armageddon, by Dan Raviv (J)

12. Hardwiring Happiness, by Rick Hanson

13.  A CurableR omantic, by Joseph Skibell (F)

14.  Koheleth: The Man and his World, by Robert Gordis (J)

15.  The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton (F)

16.  I Am Nujood, Age 10 And Divorced, by Nujood Ali

17. The JPS Torah Commentary – Deuteronomy by Jeffrey Tigay(J)

18.  Urban China, by Xuefei Ren (P)

19. Radical Hope, by Jonathan Lear

20.  Torah of Reconciliation, by Sheldon Lewis (J)

21. The Metropolitan Revolution. by Bruce Katz and JenniferBradley (P)

22. The End of the Suburbs, by Leigh Gallagher (P)

23. An American Bride in Kabul, by Phyllis Chesler

24. Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking, by Anya von Brezmen

25.  The Miracle of Intervale Avenue,by Jack Kugelmass (J)

26.  Woodrow Wilson,by Arthur Link

27. How Jews Became Germans by Deborah Hertz (J)

28. Farewell Babylon,by Naim Kattan (J)

29-32.  The JPS Torah Commentary: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers (J) (misc authors)

33. The Power Broker, by Robert Caro (P)

34. Tomorrow’s Lawyers, by Richard Susskind

35. Kosher, by Timothy Lytton (J)

36. The Iggeres of Rav Sherira Gaon by Sherira Gaon (J)

37. Dubliners, by James Joyce (F)

38.  The Faith of the Mithnagdim, by Allan Nadler (J)

39. A Heart of Many Rooms, by David Hartman (J)

40.  My Mother’s Wars,by Lillian Faderman (J, sort of)

41. Redefining Suburban Studies, by Daniel Rubey (P)

42.  A Place in History, by Barbara Mann (J)

43.  Becoming Frum, bySarah Benor (J)

44.  The Rebirth of Hasidim, by Jacques Gutwirth (J)

45.  Unorthodox, by Deborah Feldman (J)

46. Jujitsu Rabbi and the Godless Blonde, by Rebecca Dana(J)

47.  The Birth of Conservative Judaism, by Michael Cohen (J)

48.  Plutarch, Masters of Rome

49. Lest Innocent Blood be Shed, by Phillip Hallie (J, sortof)

50.  Solomon Maimon:An Autobiography (J)

51.  Moses Mendelssohn and the Religious Enlightenment, by David Sorkin

52. The Struggle over Reform in Rabbinic Literature during the Last Century And A Half, by Alexander Guttmann (J)

53. Founder of Hasidim, by Murray Jay Rosman (J)

54.  The Bronx, by Evelyn Diaz Gonzalez (P)

55.  We’ll Always Have Cleveland, by Les Roberts

56. How Judaism Became a Religion, Leora Faye Batinsky (J)

57. Jewish Orthodoxy and its Discontents, by Marta Topel (J)

58. Walkable City, Jeff Speck (P)

59. Pushing Time Away, Peter Singer (J)


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