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The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewi...

Edith H. Beer

Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her into a ghetto and then into a slave labor camp. When she returned home months later, she knew she would become a hunted woman and went underground. With the...

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Published: Mar 2015

The Torah: A Beginner's Guide

Joel Kaminsky

There is no question that the Torah has had an enormous influence on Western Civilization. It is the source of widely known characters like Joseph, Moses, and Noah, and timeless stories such as the Garden of Eden and the Exodus. Joi...

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Published: Nov 2011

The Wisdom of Maimonides: The Life an...

Edward Hoffman

Here is an accessible introduction to the life and wisdom of the famous twelfth-century philosopher-physician Moses Maimonides, whose prolific writings on medical and religious issues, commentaries on Jewish texts, and writings on Jew...

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Published: May 2008

Tales of the Holy Mysticat: Jewish Wi...

Rachel Adler

An Unexpected Teacher, When Rabbi Rachel Adler, esteemed feminist theologian, decided her new apartment needed a cat, she searched the local shelters. One gaunt feline caught her eye. Despite being caged, he radiated the spiritual bea...

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Published: Oct 2020

Fifty Shades of Talmud: What the Firs...

Maggie Anton

Amusing. Seductive. Stimulating. We're talking about the Talmud? That's right. Take fifty actual Talmudic discussions, mix in pithy sayings (appropriate and inappropriate) by luminaries from Mae West and Amy Schumer to George Washingt...

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Published: Apr 2016

Beside Still Waters: A Journey of Com...

Rachel Barenblat

Beside Still Waters: A Journey of Comfort and Renewal is a book for mourners, for those who will someday become mourners, and for those anticipating their own journey out of this life.  It offers liturgy both classical and contempor...

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Published: Feb 2019

Becoming a Soulful Educator: How to B...

Aryeh Ben Daovid

This bold revisioning of education recalibrates the focus of teaching from acquiring knowledge to transforming the soul. It presents six steps to help educators of all kinds teach to the heart, engage students in knowledge gathering w...

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Published: Jun 2016

Unscrolled: 54 Writers and Artists Wr...

Roger Bennett

Announcing a smart, daring, original new take on the Torah. Imagine: 54 leading young Jewish writers, artists, photographers, screenwriters, architects, actors, musicians, and graphic artists grappling with the first five books of the...

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Published: Sep 2013

The Promise of the Land: A Passover H...

Ellen Bernstain

Beautiful. ...Will reopen the wonder of Passover, adding a deep layer of connection to the planet that makes the old rituals new for the 21st century. -Bill Mckibben, Co-founder of 350.org, Author of Falter: Has the Human Game begun ...

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Published: Feb 2020

The Long Night: A True Story

Ernst Israel Bornstein

The Night lasted five years and eight days. Before the Night began, Ernst Bornstein was a precocious eighteen-year-old¬ who had an ordinary family with three siblings, two parents, and a large circle of friends and relatives. But in...

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Published: Jan 2016

The Jewish Gospels: The Story of the ...

Daniel Boyarin

In July 2008 a front-page story in the New York Times reported on the discovery of an ancient Hebrew tablet, dating from before the birth of Jesus, which predicted a Messiah who would rise from the dead after three days. Commenting on...

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Published: Aug 2013

Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's C...

Ariel Burger

In the vein of Tuesdays with Morrie, a devoted protege and friend of one of the world's great thinkers takes us into the sacred space of the classroom, showing Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel not only a...

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Published: Oct 2019

The Abrahamic Religions: A Very Short...

Charles L. Cohen

In the book of Genesis, God bestows a new name upon Abram--Abraham, a father of many nations. With this name and his Covenant, Abraham would become the patriarch of three of the world's major religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Isla...

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Published: Jan 2020

Monologues from the Makom: Intertwine...

Rivka Cohen

A collection of first-person poetry and prose designed to break the observant Jewish community's taboo against open discussion of female sexuality\n\n“A loud and needed contribution to the Jewish feminist library... A great ...

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Published: Sep 2020

Living Well: 99 Stories from the Mikv...

Lori Taubman Cooper

For thousands of years, the Jewish ritual bath called mikveh has been an exclusive and integral part of Jewish life. In ancient times, purity rituals were indispensable to Jewish observance. With the destruction of the Second Temple ...

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Published: Jan 2019

Hitler on the Jews

Thomas Dalton

That Adolf Hitler spoke out against the Jews is banal in the extreme. But that this is the first book ever to compile his remarks on the Jews is nothing short of astonishing. Of the thousands of books and articles written on Hitler, W...

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Published: Apr 2019

Seven Days, Many Voices: Insights int...

Benjamin David

  Few stories are as compelling as the Creation story in the Book of Genesis. Our readings of Creation are incredibly diverse. This collection gives us a lens into a wide range of creative and inspiring thinking about Creation. Midra...

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Published: Aug 2017

The December Project: An Extraordinar...

Sara Davidson

A Jewish Book Award FinalistIn the tradition of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Last Lecture, New York Times bestselling author Sara Davidson met every Friday with 89-year-old Rabbi Zalman Shachter-Shalomi, the iconic founder of the Jewi...

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Published: Apr 2015

The Book of Enoch: (translated by R. ...

Enoch

"The Book of Enoch" is one of the most notable extant apocryphal works of the Bible. Estimated to have been written around 300 BC, this ancient Jewish religious work is ascribed by tradition to Enoch, the great-grandfather o...

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Published: Sep 2018

If You Can't Say Anything Nice, Say I...

Lita Epstein

You don't have to be Jewish to get back at the shmendriks* of the world  Yiddish. It's the most colorful language in the history of mankind. What other language gives you a whole dictionary of ways to tell someone to drop dead? That ...

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Published: Oct 2018

The Gemara Card

Yitzchak Ed. Frank

The Gemara Card is one six-sided leaflet that includes all you need to learn and understand the gemara.Features include: A glossary of the main Aramaic words, basic grammar rules and examples, abbreviations, historical & geographical ...

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Published: Mar 2016

THE TALMUD A BIOGRAPHY: BANNED, CENS...

Harry Freedman

Containing nearly two million words in 37 volumes, the Talmud covers topics as diverse as law, faith, medicine, magic, ethics, sex, humour and prayer. It is a highly complex, profoundly logical and frequently impenetrable work with a ...

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Published: Feb 2019

Jewish Wisdom for Growing Older: Find...

Dayle A. Friedman

Perspective, inspiration and direction for living fully and well as you age.Whether you are fifty-five or seventy-five, growing older brings you into uncharted terrain. Unprecedented longevity brings remarkable opportunities but also ...

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Published: Mar 2015

The Aleppo Codex: In Pursuit of One o...

Matti Friedman

Winner of the 2014 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish LiteratureA thousand years ago, the most perfect copy of the Hebrew Bible was written. It was kept safe through one upheaval after another in the Middle East, and by the 1940s it was house...

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Published: May 2013

The Casualty of Contempt: The Alarmin...

Aaron David Fruh

"This book serves as a manifesto to counter the tragic resurgence of antisemitism in our time." -Bruce Pearl, Auburn University head basketball coach America is on the brink of following Europe in its historic normalizati...

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Published: Feb 2021

Judaism's Ten Best Ideas: A Brief Gui...

Dr Arthur Green

A welcoming introduction to the most important ideas in Judaism.In an age of fluid identity, many people are honestly asking the question "Why be Jewish?" Is there anything to this religious and ethnic legacy that is worth p...

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Published: Sep 2014

Passover Parodies: Short Plays for th...

Shoshana Hantman

What was the least interesting seder you ever attended? And what was the most interesting? If your experience is like most of ours, your worst seders were dry readings of the haggadah, unoriginal and done by rote. The better seders,...

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Published: Jan 2014

Putting God Second: How to Save Relig...

Donniel Hartman

Why have the monotheistic religions failed to produce societies that live up to their ethical ideals? A prominent rabbi answers this question by looking at his own faith and offering a way for religion to heal itself.In Putting God Se...

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Published: Feb 2017

A Kabbalah of Food: Stories, Teaching...

Hanoch Hecht

Inspiring, mystical, and often surprising Chassidic tales combine with teachings and favorite Jewish recipes to nourish body and soul. Stories and food have always been central to Jewish life, and in this book, they are uniquely tie...

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Published: Nov 2020

The Lieberman Open Orthodox Haggadah

Shmuel Herzfeld

The Lieberman Open Orthodox Haggadah (the Orlofsky Edition) addresses some of the burning issues of our times through the lens of the rituals and texts of the Seder night. As we recognize that in every generation we are to seek libera...

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Published: Mar 2015
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