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Covers of three of the books listed in this article

What are you reading this summer? Comment and let us know - and find more reads on our book reviews page.

Marissa Solomon
Israeli and Palestinian flags painted on a wall; the red triangle of the Palestinian flag is the shape of Israel turned sideways

In a best-selling new book, Yossi Klein Halevi explores the challenges of self-transformation and the quest for peace. Learn more in his interview with ReformJudaism.org.

Rabbi Robert Orkand
Almond trees in an Israeli orchard

At my seder, as at many, we go around the table, taking turns reading successive pieces of the text.

Jeremy M. Wolfe
woman's face in profile/abstract with dark hair that looks like smoke

Based on Proverbs 31:10-31, this poem is one writer’s interpretation of “Eshet Chayil” (A Woman of Valor) for the 21st century.

Stacey Zisook Robinson
Will & Grace logo from television show

Did the television series “Will & Grace,” now returning to prime-time, get its name from Jewish scholar Martin Buber’s 1923 classic work, I and Thou?

Rabbi Dennis S. Ross
open book with a pair of glasses on the page; cell phone on table next to book

As the High Holidays approach, once again I am reading S.Y. Agnon’s Days of Awe. As much as the book means to me, though, the person who gave it to me means more.

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs
Ketubah (wedding contract) with two wedding rings on top of it

Learn how author Anita Diamant got started as a writer, what's new in Jewish ritual and practice, and what these changes mean in North America's liberal Jewish community.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Silhouette of a person reading a book in a hammock at sunset

We may be well into summer, but there are still plenty of beach days (or sitting-outside-days) ahead. Infuse your outdoor reading with Judaism with our tried-and-true recommendations.

Marissa Solomon
Closeup of a red apple hanging from a tree

Read our interview with Bruce Feiler bestselling author, who will discuss his latest book, The First Love Story: Adam, Eve, and Us, at the URJ Biennial.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Tree with one dried leaf on it

Read one writer's poetic response to this week's terrorist attack in Manchester, England.

Stacey Zisook Robinson

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