The Best Books of 2019, Chosen by Mosaic Authors (Part II) https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/arts-culture/2019/12/the-best-books-of-2019-chosen-by-mosaic-authors-part-ii/

Six more Mosaic writers share their favorites, featuring shadow strikes, orchards, gleanings, constitutional evolutions and revolutions, serotonin, odd women, and more.

December 19, 2019 | Martin Kramer,Sarah Rindner,Neil Rogachevsky,Michael Weingrad,Ruth R. Wisse,David Wolpe
About the author: Martin Kramer teaches Middle Eastern history and served as founding president at Shalem College in Jerusalem, and is the Walter P. Stern fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Sarah Rindner is a writer and educator. She lives in Israel. Neil Rogachevsky teaches at the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University. Michael Weingrad is professor of Jewish studies at Portland State University and a frequent contributor to Mosaic and the Jewish Review of Books.  Ruth R. Wisse is a Mosaic columnist, professor emerita of Yiddish and comparative literatures at Harvard and a distinguished senior fellow at the Tikvah Fund. Her memoir Free as a Jew: a Personal Memoir of National Self-Liberation, chapters of which appeared in Mosaic in somewhat different form, is out from Wicked Son Press. David Wolpe is rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles and the author of, among other books, Why Be Jewish? and Why Faith Matters. He can be found on Twitter @RabbiWolpe.
To mark the close of 2019, we asked several of our writers to name the best two or three books they’ve read this year, and briefly to explain their choices. The first seven answers appeared yesterday; the remainder appear below in alphabetical order. (Unless otherwise noted, all books were published in 2019.)

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