WorldCat Identities

Schmidt, Shira Leibowitz

Works: 2 works in 10 publications in 2 languages and 776 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vPolish 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: BM538.S3, 296.375
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Shira Leibowitz Schmidt
Old wine, new flasks : reflections on science and Jewish tradition by Roald Hoffmann( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Old Wine, New Flasks is a unique and provocative look at how science and religion - too often considered at odds with one another - are actually parallel ways of trying to make sense of the same material world, each a voice intertwining with the other to help shape true human understanding. With great humor and wit, the authors - one a Nobel laureate and the other an Israeli-American writer and student of religion - show how daily experience and seemingly innocuous questions such as "What is this mixture?" "How do I tell right from left?" and "How can one make the bitter sweet?" can lead to deeper philosophical issues concerning religion, art, and science. Old Wine, New Flasks discusses how authority is conferred and contested, what it means to be impure, whether humans have a right to dominate the environment, and the difference between the natural and the unnatural. Exploring these and other topics, the authors reveal how science and Jewish religious tradition, although different in many ways, nevertheless share the conviction that the world is a very real place, that the actions of beings matter, and that there is an underlying order to the universe
Out of the depths : the story of a child of Buchenwald who returned home at last by Y. M Laʼu( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Israel Meir Lau, one of the youngest survivors of Buchenwald, was just eight years old when the camp was liberated in 1945. Descended from a 1,000-year unbroken chain of rabbis, he grew up to become Chief Rabbi of Israel--and like many of the great rabbis, Lau is a master storyteller. Out of the Depths is his harrowing, miraculous, and inspiring account of life in one of the Nazis' deadliest concentration camps, and how he managed to survive against all possible odds. Lau, who lost most of his family in the Holocaust, also chronicles his life after the war, including his emigration to Mandate Palestine during a period that coincides with the development of the State of Israel. The story continues up through today, with that once-lost boy of eight now a brilliant, charismatic, and world-revered figure who has visited with Popes John Paul and Benedict; the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, and countless global leaders including Ronald Reagan, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Tony Blair
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.39 (from 0.17 for Out of the ... to 0.60 for Old wine, ...)
Alternative Names
Leibowitz Schmidt, Shira.
Leibowitz, Shira
English (8)
Spanish (2)