Avi Steinberg was born in Jerusalem and raised in Cleveland and Boston. His work has appeared in the Boston Globe, the New York Review of Books, Salon, and other publications. His forthcoming book, Running the Books is out in November.

Today begins one of the holiest days of the year for Jews, but what about the great tradition of reading during services? Avi Steinberg picks his essential reading list to keep you entertained—without any risk of revealing laughter!