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Miriam's Well: Rituals for Jewish Women Around the Year
Penina V. Adelman A guide to monthly rituals of Rosh Hodesh and recently written women's life cycles. Ritual photos by Ilene Perlman.
Great tranquillity: Questions and answers
Yehuda Amichai poetry, tr Glenda Abramson & Tudor Parfitt
A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Karen Armstrong "An admirable and impressive work of synthesis that will give insight and satisfaction to thousands of lay readers."
THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD
In this stunningly intelligent book, Karen Armstrong, one of Britain's foremost commentators on religious affairs, traces the history of how men and women have perceived and experienced God, from the time of Abraham to the present. From classical philsophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the modern age of skepticism, Karen Armstrong performs the near miracle of distilling the intellectual history of monotheism into one superbly readable volume, destined to take its place as a classic.
The religion of Israel / by George A. Barton
George Aaron (1859-1942) Barton
The Junior Jewish Encyclopedia
Naomi Ben-Asher, Hayim Leaf
The Jew; Quest 2
Chaim. Elie Wiesel [Contributors] Bermant
A Heart of Wisdom: Making the Jewish Journey from Mid-Life Through the Elder Years
Susan Berrin As more of our population joins the ranks of the elderly, we will confront as never before our attitudes toward the aging process, the aged, and our obligations to them. For all of usOA old, young, and in-between A Heart of Wisdom explores aging from a Jewish perspective: How does being Jewish influence our relationships with the elderly? How does being Jewish influence our own aging? How does living, thinking, and worshipping as a Jew affect us as we age? How do we retain our dignity as we age?

This anthology helps us to meet the challenge of understanding and adjusting to a new stage in life. Through essays, poetry, and short stories, over 50 contributors rabbis, authors, social workers, psychologists share their insights about aging, retiring, caring for their elderly parents, living, loving, learning, and dying.

An extensive resource section includes an annotated bibliography, a guide to services for the aged, and suggestions for ceremonies to mark milestones in the life of senior citizens.
Cultures of the Jews: A New History
David Biale WITH MORE THAN 100 BLACK-AND-WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
 
Who are “the Jews”? Scattered over much of the world throughout most of their three-thousand-year-old history, are they one people or many? How do they resemble and how do they differ from Jews in other places and times? What have their relationships been to the cultures of their neighbors?
 
To address these and similar questions, twenty-three of the finest scholars of our day—archaeologists, cultural historians, literary critics, art historians , folklorists, and historians of relation, all affiliated with major academic institutions in the United States, Israel, and France—have contributed their insight to Cultures of the Jews. The premise of their endeavor is that although Jews have always had their own autonomous traditions, Jewish identity cannot be considered immutable, the fixed product of either ancient ethnic or religious origins. Rather, it has shifted and assumed new forms in response to the cultural environment in which the Jews have lived.
 
Building their essays on specific cultural artifacts—a poem, a letter, a traveler’s account, a physical object of everyday or ritual use—that were made in the period and locale they study, the contributors describe the cultural interactions among different Jews—from rabbis and scholars to non-elite groups, including women—as well as between Jews and the surrounding non-Jewish world.
 
Part One, “Mediterranean Origins,” describes the concept of the “People” or “Nation” of Israel that emerges in the Hebrew Bible and the culture of the Israelites in relation to that of the Canaanite groups. It goes on to discuss Jewish cultures in the Greco-Roman world, Palestine during the Byzantine period, Babylonia, and Arabia during the formative years of Islam.
 
Part Two, “Diversities of Diaspora,” illuminates Judeo-Arabic culture in the Golden Age of Islam, Sephardic culture as it bloomed first if the Iberian Peninsula and later in Amsterdam, the Jewish-Christian symbiosis in Ashkenazic Europe and in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the culture of the Italian Jews of the Renaissance period, and the many strands of folklore, magic, and material culture that run through diaspora Jewish history.
 
Part Three, “Modern Encounters,” examines communities, ways of life, and both high and fold culture in Western, Central, and Eastern Europe, the Ladino Diaspora, North Africa and the Middle East, Ethiopia, Zionist Palestine and the State of Israel, and, finally, the United States.
 
Cultures of the Jews is a landmark, representing the fruits of the present generation of scholars in Jewish studies and offering a new foundation upon which all future research into Jewish history will be based. Its unprecedented interdisciplinary approach will resonate widely among general readers and the scholarly community, both Jewish and non-Jewish, and it will change the terms of the never-ending debate over what constitutes Jewish identity.
Generation to Generation : A Collection of Jewish Thoughts and Remembrances
Sonia Birch-Jones, Gillian Levy
Cornerstones of Peace: Jewish Identity Politics and Democratic Theory
Marla Brettschneider
THE WISDOM OF ISRAEL.
Lewis. Edited by. Browne
FOR THE SAKE OF HEAVEN
MARTIN BUBER
The Legend of the Baal-Shem
Martin Buber The Jewish philosopher Martin Buber spoke directly to the most profound human concerns in all his works, including his discussions of Hasidism, a mystical-religious movement founded in Eastern Europe by Israel ben Eliezer, called the Baal-Shem (the Master of God's Name). Living in the first part of the eighteenth century in Podolia and Wolhynia, the Baal-Shem braved scorn and rejection from the rabbinical establishment and attracted followers from among the common people, the poor, and the mystically inclined. Here Buber offers a sensitive and intuitive account of Hasidism, followed by twenty stories about the life of the Baal-Shem. This book is the earliest and one of the most delightful of Buber's seven volumes on Hasidism and can be read not only as a collection of myth but as a key to understanding the central theme of Buber's thought: the I-Thou, or dialogical, relationship.

"All positive religion rests on an enormous simplification of the manifold and wildly engulfing forces that invade us: it is the subduing of the fullness of existence. All myth, in contrast, is the expression of the fullness of existence, its image, its sign; it drinks incessantly from the gushing fountains of life."—Martin Buber, from the introduction
The Jewish Experience
Norman F. Cantor This study contains almost 150 written texts in the form of short stories, essays, novels, biographies and memoirs to give the reader an insight into every aspect of Jewish life and experience. It includes contributions from many well-known Jews including Anne Frank, Philip Roth, and Franz Kafka.
Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews: A History
James Carroll In a bold and moving book that is sure to spark heated debate, the novelist and cultural critic James Carroll maps the profoundly troubling two-thousand-year course of the Church’s battle against Judaism and faces the crisis of faith it has provoked in his own life as a Catholic. More than a chronicle of religion, this dark history is the central tragedy of Western civilization, its fault lines reaching deep into our culture.
The Church’s failure to protest the Holocaust — the infamous “silence” of Pius XII — is only part of the story: the death camps, Carroll shows, are the culmination of a long, entrenched tradition of anti-Judaism. From Gospel accounts of the death of Jesus on the cross, to Constantine’s transformation of the cross into a sword, to the rise of blood libels, scapegoating, and modern anti-Semitism, Carroll reconstructs the dramatic story of the Church’s conflict not only with Jews but with itself. Yet in tracing the arc of this narrative, he implicitly affirms that it did not necessarily have to be so. There were roads not taken, heroes forgotten; new roads can be taken yet. Demanding that the Church finally face this past in full, Carroll calls for a fundamental rethinking of the deepest questions of Christian faith. Only then can Christians, Jews, and all who carry the burden of this history begin to forge a new future.
Drawing on his well-known talents as a storyteller and memoirist, and weaving historical research through an intensely personal examination of conscience, Carroll has created a work of singular power and urgency. CONSTANTINE'S SWORD is a brave and affecting reckoning with difficult truths that will touch every reader.
Old Testament Miniature
cockerell
How Does Jewish Law Work
J. Simcha Cohen Should charity be given to fakers? Is it a mitzvah to post bail for a Jewish prisoner? Is there a halachic aversion against men having conversations with women? Is there hope for a real sinner to repent? Is the mitzvah to make a bride happy a communal mitzvah or a private commandment? What is the proper method of salting the challah eaten on Shabbat? How do rabbis arrive at the answers to questions such as these? In How Does Jewish Law Work?: A Rabbi Analyzes 95 Contemporary Halachic Questions, Rabbi J. Simcha Cohen, noted columnist for The Jewish Press, provides both the answers to questions of Jewish law and a look at the process by which the answers are derived. According to Rabbi Cohen, "Halachah, the distinctly unique Jewish legal system, crystallizes the guidelines of Judaism. It makes us into Jews and marks us as Jewish. As such, an understanding of the halachic process provides insight into the inner soul of Jewish life itself." In this book, Rabbi Cohen explores issues surrounding charity, Jewish communal concerns, repentance and rebuke, marriage and family life, rituals, Sabbath and holiday observances, and prayers. A companion volume to his previous best-seller, Timely Jewish Questions, Timeless Rabbinic Answers, How Does Jewish Law Work? clearly presents each question and carefully details the process of finding its answer. Through explication of verses from the Torah, talmudic passages, and other sources, the reader receives the answer to the question and is also given the background information to see how a rabbi arrives at the halachic decision. The book includes a helpful glossary, an index, notes, and references to facilitate further study. There are many books thatprovide answers to questions of Jewish observance and thought. How Does Jewish Law Work? differs in that it places the answers in their proper contexts. For the person seeking to understand Jewish law, this book offers the opportunity to learn why Jews do certain things. For those a
The Ultimate Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebration Book: A Guide to Inspiring Ceremonies and Joyous Festivities
Jayne Cohen, Lori Weinrott More than ever, Jewish parents are looking for imaginative ways to blend traditional and personal values into their child’s bar or bat mitzvah, creating a stirring ceremony and a truly joyous party. Now, this refreshingly contemporary guide shows them how.

A bar or bat mitzvah can be a magnificent occasion, but all too often parents are baffled about how to make their celebration meaningful, beautiful, and fun—all at the same time. In The Ultimate Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebration Book, Jewish food and culture writer Jayne Cohen and event planner Lori Weinrott explain how parents can create a celebration that truly reflects their traditions and their child's personality. Cohen and Weinrott use their expertise to demystify every aspect of planning the big day—from synagogue facilities, Torah portions, and the timing of the ceremony to working with a tutor and special "mitzvah projects." For the festivities that follow, they make the traditions come alive, with details on everything from a do-it-yourself "Coat of Many Colors" party to a dinner dance inspired by Exodus. Essential information includes:

•Tips on tasteful motifs and how to carry them throughout a celebration
•Expert advice on menu planning and hiring a caterer
•Ideas for dazzling decorations and breathtaking seasonal flowers
•A fresh look at candlelighting and other customs
•Kid-pleasing entertainment that fits the spirit of the occasion
•Scrumptious recipes, sample timelines,and budget guidelines

Filled with stories that showcase the wide world of bar and bat mitzvah possibilities, this inspiring book is an essential guide for families beginning the bar/bat mitzvah journey.
The Ultimate Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebration Book: A Guide to Inspiring Ceremonies and Joyous Festivities
Jayne Cohen, Lori Weinrott More than ever, Jewish parents are looking for imaginative ways to blend traditional and personal values into their child’s bar or bat mitzvah, creating a stirring ceremony and a truly joyous party. Now, this refreshingly contemporary guide shows them how.

A bar or bat mitzvah can be a magnificent occasion, but all too often parents are baffled about how to make their celebration meaningful, beautiful, and fun—all at the same time. In The Ultimate Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebration Book, Jewish food and culture writer Jayne Cohen and event planner Lori Weinrott explain how parents can create a celebration that truly reflects their traditions and their child's personality. Cohen and Weinrott use their expertise to demystify every aspect of planning the big day—from synagogue facilities, Torah portions, and the timing of the ceremony to working with a tutor and special "mitzvah projects." For the festivities that follow, they make the traditions come alive, with details on everything from a do-it-yourself "Coat of Many Colors" party to a dinner dance inspired by Exodus. Essential information includes:

•Tips on tasteful motifs and how to carry them throughout a celebration
•Expert advice on menu planning and hiring a caterer
•Ideas for dazzling decorations and breathtaking seasonal flowers
•A fresh look at candlelighting and other customs
•Kid-pleasing entertainment that fits the spirit of the occasion
•Scrumptious recipes, sample timelines,and budget guidelines

Filled with stories that showcase the wide world of bar and bat mitzvah possibilities, this inspiring book is an essential guide for families beginning the bar/bat mitzvah journey.
Jewish New Year
Molly Cone
Meditation from the Heart of Judaism: Today's Masters Teach about Their Practice, Discipline and Faith
Avram Davis Techniques explained by the masters-for spiritual seekers of all backgrounds.This inspiring yet practical introduction to Jewish meditation approaches it in a new way: As a living experience described by today's most experienced Jewish meditators from around the world.In their own individual voices, more than 18 masters of meditation-teachers, scholars, psychologists, rabbis-explain why they meditate, how they meditate, and how the meditative experience brings them closer to themselves, to God, to the universe. Equally important are their confessions about obstacles to meditation in their daily life-and how they can be overcome.Through a detailed compendium of the experts' "Best Practices," Davis offers readers practical advice, starting points, and direction for making meditation a source of spiritual energy in their own lives.Meditation has been practiced for centuries in the Jewish community, as a powerful tool to transcend words, personality, and ego and directly experience the divine. Meditation is not, as many assume, the sole province of eastern faiths, but also a Jewish spiritual resource for today that can benefit all people.
The final outcome of the Jew;: The key to all prophecy and world history,
Albert Dawkins
Jerusalem Plays Hide and Seek
Ariella Deem, Nelly Segal
New Jewish Wedding
Anita Diamant Complete, authoritative, and indispensable, The New Jewish Wedding provides the couple with options—some new, some old—to create a wedding combining spiritual meaning and joyous celebration. Step-by-step, Diamant guides readers through planning the cermony and the party that follows—from finding a rabbi and wording the invitations to hiring a caterer.
Jewish Identity and the Jdl
Janet L. Dolgin
To Be A Jew: A Guide To Jewish Observance In Contemporary Life
Hayim H. Donin This indispensable volume has long been acknowledged as the classic guide to the traditional Jewish laws and customs as they apply to daily life in the contemporary world. The unique treasury of practical information and daily inspiration has long been acknowledged as the classic guide to the ageless heritage of Judaism—Jewish attitudes, Jewish philosophy, and Jewish law.
Sukkot
Hayyim H. Donin
Miss Etta and Dr. Claribel: Bringing Matisse to America
Susan Fillion What could be more unlikely than this tale of two unmarried sisters from a German-Jewish family in Baltimore amassing one of the major collections of modern art in America? But Etta and Claribel Cone saw the potential of young artists like Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso when few people, or institutions, in America even knew they existed.

Etta had fallen in love with art on her first trip to Italy under the exuberant encouragement of Leo Stein, an old family friend from Baltimore. During their travels, including an arduous journey around the world in 1906, the sisters began amassing Japanese prints, antiques, textiles, and jewelry. Buying without professional advice or counsel, trusting their eyes and instincts, they soon were concentrating on the avant-garde, befriending and supporting artists, and building one of the foremost collections of Matisse's work in the world.

For decades, their treasures remained hidden in their Baltimore apartment. Claribel died in 1929, and in 1934 Etta published a catalog of the stunning collection she would ultimately bequeath to The Baltimore Museum of Art in 1949. Only then was the amazing breadth of their vision revealed.

In this touching story, fully illustrated with the work they collected — Picasso, Matisse, Vuillard, Cezanne, and Gauguin, — we can trace the contours of their lives, made more vivid by the informative and colorful paintings of the author, created especially for this book to display the world of the Cone sisters, active participants in the decades that changed art forever.
The Jews: Their History, Culture, and Religion
Louis Finkelstein
Stories of King David
Lillian S. Freehof Relates stories about the biblical King David.
Code of Jewish Law: Kitzur Shuhan Arukh: A Compilation of Jewish Laws and Customs
Solomon Ganzfried
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF JEWISH HOLIDAYS
Robert Garvey Wonderful large 8 1/2" X 11 3/4" lavishly illustrated paperback for children. Outstanding teaching book!!!
Legends of the Bible
Louis Ginzberg Louis Ginzberg has been recognized as one of the most profound Jewish thinkers of the twentieth century. His compilation of Biblical legends originally appeared in a massive seven-volume edition with notes in nearly forty languages. Ginzberg researched works from the Latin Church Fathers, as well as the Rabbinic traditions and scoured documents from over twenty centuries scattered throughout the Mediterranean world.

Filled with the same spiritual values as the Bible itself, these legends give new life, new color and new dimensions to the best-known figures in all literature.

Along with providing a key to innumerable artistic and literary references, Legends of the Bible will add immeasurably to the understanding, appreciation and love of the Bible itself.
Consecrated Unto Me; A Jewish View of Love and Marriage
Roland Bertram Gittelsohn
The River Jordan
Nelson Glueck xv + 233 pp., profusely illus. 8vo.
The Jewish Marriage Anthology
Philip and Hanna Godman
Ayn Keloheynu
Noah Golinkin Like its predecessor, Shalom Aleychem , this book is geared to a crash course of twelve weekly two-hour classes instructed by lay teachers. Ayn Keloheynu not only successfully conveys the meaning of key Sabbath morning prayers and laymen with a heighted familiarization with synagogue procedures and ritual expressions. Illustrated.
How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household
Blu Greenberg Filled with practical advice as well as history, Blu Greenberg's book is a comprehensive guide to the joys and complexities of running a modern Jewish home. How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household is a modern, comprehensive guide covering virtually every aspect of Jewish home life. It provides practical advice on how to manage a Jewish home in the traditional way and offers fascinating accounts of the history behind the tradition. In a warm, personal style, Blu Greenberg shows that, contrary to popular belief, the home, and not the synagogue, is the most important institution in Jewish life. Divided into three large sectionsD'The Jewish Way,' 'Special Stages of Life,' and 'Celebration and Remembering'Dthis book educates the uninitiated and reminds the already observant Jew of how Judaism approaches daily life. Topics include prayer, dress, holidays, food preparation, marriage, birth, death, parenthood, and many others. This description of the modern-yet-traditional Jewish household will earn special regard among the many American Jews who are reexploring their ties to Jewish tradition. Such Jews will find this book a flexible guide that provides a knowledge of the requirements of traditional Judaism without advocating immediate and complete compliance. How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household will also appeal to observant Jews, providing them with helpful tips on how to manage their homes and special insights into the most minute details and procedures in a traditional household. Herself a traditional Jew, Blu Greenberg is nevertheless quite sympathetic to feminist views on the role of women in Jewish observance. How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household therefore speaks intimately to women who are struggling to reconcile their identities as modern women with their commitments to traditional Judaism.
How to be a Jewish Mother: a very lovely training manual
Dan Greenburg Price Stern Sloan publishers , INC. Sixth Printing - October 1965
The Jewish Mystique
Ernest Van Den Haag
Ready-to-Use Jewish Motifs and Illustrations
Virginia Hanlon Treasury of 95 images (each in three sizes) evoking Jewish faith and culture: stars of David, menorahs, Torah Scrolls, lions of Judah, a bar mitzvah, an Israeli flag, a shofar, mezuzah, kiddush cup, many more. Captions identify each image. Copyright-free and immediately usable, these illustrations will add a professional touch to newsletters, posters, ads, etc.
THE WRITINGS OF MARTIN BUBER
MARTIN BUBER and WILL HERBERG (editor)
One People, Two Worlds: A Reform Rabbi and an Orthodox Rabbi Explore the Issues That Divide Them
Ammiel Hirsch, Yaakov Yosef Reinman After being introduced by a mutual friend in the winter of 2000, Reform Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch and Orthodox Rabbi Yosef Reinman embarked on an unprecedented eighteen-month e-mail correspondence on the fundamental principles of Jewish faith and practice. What resulted is this book: an honest, intelligent, no-holds-barred discussion of virtually every “hot button” issue on which Reform and Orthodox Jews differ, among them the existence of a Supreme Being, the origins and authenticity of the Bible and the Oral Law, the role of women, assimilation, the value of secular culture, and Israel.

Sometimes they agree; more often than not they disagree—and quite sharply, too. But the important thing is that, as they keep talking to each other, they discover that they actually like each other, and, above all, they respect each other. Their journey from mutual suspicion to mutual regard is an extraordinary one; from it, both Jews and non-Jews of all backgrounds can learn a great deal about the practice of Judaism today and about the continuity of the Jewish people into the future.

From the Hardcover edition.
Questions and Answers About Arabs and Jews
Ira Hirschmann
Potato Pancakes All Around: A Hanukkah Tale
Marilyn Hirsh A wandering peddler teaches the villagers how to make potato pancakes from a crust of bread.
Shalom means peace
Robert St. John
Jewish Meditation
Aryeh Kaplan Kaplan shows that meditation is consistent with traditional Jewish thought and practice. The book presents a variety of meditative techniques to help make the reader a better person, and develop a closer relationship to God.
What is a Jew?
Morris N. Kertzer Completely revised and reorganized, this guide to the traditions, beliefs, and practices of Judaism—for both Jew and non-Jew—tackles a wide range of subjects in a question-and-answer format. Ideal for conversion students, interfaith couples, and congregants seeking answers to essential day-to-day issues.
What is a Jew?
Rabbi Morris N. Kertzer Completely revised and reorganized, this guide to the traditions, beliefs, and practices of Judaism—for both Jew and non-Jew—tackles a wide range of subjects in a question-and-answer format. Ideal for conversion students, interfaith couples, and congregants seeking answers to essential day-to-day issues.
Voices of Wisdom: Jewish Wisdom and Ethics for Everyday Living
Francine Klagsbrun
Judaism in a Secular Age: An Anthology of Secular Humanistic Jewish Thought
Renee Kogel, Zev Katz
The Jewish Book of Why
Alfred J. Kolatch If you have ever wondered why Jews celebrate a particular holiday or observe a specific ritual or custom, The Jewish Book of Whywill surely provide the answer. Since its initial publication in 1981, this best-selling volume has been an essential resource for Jews seeking to better understand their own heritage and for non-Jews desirous of understanding the lifestyle of their neighbors.

In this now-classic work, Rabbi Alfred J. Kolatch presents hundreds of questions frequently asked about Jewish belief and practice and provides answers that are concise, clear, and straightforward. Whether discussing the celebration of milestone events, the definition of Jewish identity, conversion from another faith, death and mourning practices and procedures, synagogue ritual, or the rationale behind the kosher dietary laws, he presents the range of views held by the major Jewish denominations: Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist. The information is presented simply and objectively, replacing confusion and misconception with knowledge and understanding.

Enhanced by an index that makes the information readily accessible, The Jewish Book of Why is authoritative, enlightening, and indispensable.
The Second Jewish Book of Why
Alfred J. Kolatch In The Jewish Book of Why, Rabbi Alfred J. Kolatch addresses hundreds of fundamental questions frequently asked about Jewish life and practice. In this sequel volume, he delves more deeply into the subject matter touched upon in that best-selling work and goes on to explore more complex and controversial subjects, including abortion, homosexuality, birth control, artificial insemination, organ transplants, smoking, proselytizing, intermarriage, Jewish-Christian relations, and the changing role of women in Jewish life.

Recognizing the importance of our understanding how Jewish law developed and how legal authorities arrived at their decisions, Rabbi Kolatch opens The Second Jewish Book of Why with an overview of Jewish legal development from biblical times to the present. He introduces us to the major interpreters of Jewish law, explores the relationship between law and custom, and explains the basic principles upon which much of Jewish practice is based.

Following the same concise question-answer format he established in The Jewish Book of Why and the straightforward writing style for which he is renowned, Rabbi Kolatch addresses all questions without judgment or bias, presenting the beliefs and practices of all denominations. Featuring notes and a detailed index covering both of the Why volumes, The Second Jewish Book of Why is essential for anyone seeking an understanding of the Jewish heritage.
To Life!: A Celebration of Jewish Being and Thinking
Harold S. Kushner Examines such key aspects of Judaism as the meaning of the Jewish holidays, how Jews regard Israel, and Jewish beliefs about God and human nature. By the author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People. 200,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo. BOMC. Tour.
To Life!: A Celebration of Jewish Being and Thinking
Harold S. Kushner Examines such key aspects of Judaism as the meaning of the Jewish holidays, how Jews regard Israel, and Jewish beliefs about God and human nature. By the author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People. 200,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo. BOMC. Tour.
Rembrandt, the Jews and the Bible
Franz (1883-1964) Landsberger
The Junior Jewish Encyclopedia Sixth Revised Edition
Editors Naomi Ben-Asher and Hayim Leaf Jewish Encyclopedia Religion
YISROEL. THE FIRST JEWISH OMNIBUS.
Joseph (Editor). Leftwich
With the Jewish Child in Home and Synagogue
Elma Ehrlich Levinger
Classics of Jewish Literature
Leo Lieberman, Arthur F. Beringause
6400 Questions About Judaism and the Jewish People
Edmond Y. Lipsitz
Simchah—The Spark of Life
Alexander Aryeh Mandelbaum Joy is a vital element in a Torah-true existence. Through inspiring tales and practical examples, this book examines the deep meaning of happiness and shows how to internalize this trait.
God: A Biography
Jack Miles An incisive new reading of the Bible explores the infinitely complex roles of God, from his first appearance as Creator to his last as Ancient of Days. 35,000 first printing. BOMC Alt. Tour.
Great Jewish Ideas
Abraham Ezra [Ed.] Millgram
Fabric of Jewish Life: Textiles from the Jewish Museum Collection
Jewish Museum
A Child's Introduction to Torah
Shirley Newman A retelling of the first five books of the Bible which serve as the religious structure of Judaism.
Contemporary Jewish Thought: A Reader
Simon Noveck
The intermarriage handbook: A guide for Jews & Christians
Judy Petsonk The Intermarriage Handbook is a comprehensive, immensely practical self-help book for interfaith couples. Judy Petsonk and Jim Remsen interviewed hundreds of experts: psychologists, family therapist, sociologists, religious leaders—and especially the couples themselves. They discovered that the cultural differences between Christians and Jews are as significiant as their religious upbringings. Even if husband and wife are not practicing a faith, they may be feeling the strain of being in an interfaith relationship.

Filled with true-life anecdotes and useful step-by-step suggestions for a relationship at any stage, The Intermarriage Handbook is a book that couples can turn to again and again—for help with the questions that matter most.
Preparing for Sabbath
Nessa Rapoport
Gates of Brass
Jay Rawlings, Meridel Rawlings
Basic Judaism for Young People: Torah
Cynthia F. Reich, Naomi E. Pasachoff, Lois Miller Cohn
Essential Judaism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs & Rituals
George Robinson What happens at a synagogue service? What are the rules for keeping kosher? How do I light the Hanukah candles? What is in the Hebrew Bible? What do the Jewish holidays signify? What should I be teaching my children about being Jewish?

A landmark reference, here is an indispensable one-volume guide to the religious traditions, everyday practices, philosophical beliefs, and historical foundations of Judaism — everything you need to know about being Jewish. In Essential Judaism, George Robinson has created the accessible compendium that he sought when he rediscovered his Jewish roots as an adult. Robinson illuminates the Jewish life cycle at every stage, and lays out many fascinating aspects of Judaism — the Kabbalah, Jewish mysticism, the evolution of Hasidism, and much more — while keeping a firm focus on the different paths to living a good Jewish life in today's world.
When a Jew Seeks Wisdom: The Sayings of the Fathers
Seymour Rossel, Chaim Stern, Hyman Chanover An examination of Jewish tradition and values, using as a basis Pirke Avot, the teachings of rabbis who lived from 300 B.C.E. to 200 C.E.
Diaspora: An Inquiry into the Contemporary Jewish World
Howard Morley Sachar
The Jewish Book Of Lists
Joel Samberg An eclectic blend of facts, trends, odds and ends, and humor, "The Jewish Book of Lists" arranges conventional lists of people, places, and things among equally intriguing unconventional lists. 50 photos.
The Universal Meaning of The Kabbalah
Leo Schaya Third Edition God, the Universe, and Man-their essential unity and fundamental attributes as seen through the eyes of Jewish esoteric tradition-is the subject of Leo Schaya's masterly study of the Kabbalah. Unlike most works on the subject, which focus on the history of the Kabbalah or the Kabbalah as literature (not to mention countless 'new age' rants), this penetrating text expounds the universal teachings of the Kabbalah on the relationships of all things to their supreme archetypes, the ten Sephiroth, or principial aspects of God. In addition to the Old Testament and the Talmud, Schaya draws on one of the classical sources of Jewish mysticism-the Zohar, or Book of Splendor-fromwhich he extracts an all-embracing synthesis of the numberless degrees of All-Reality, to which correspond the multiple states of human being, from earthly individuality to essential identity with the Absolute. This work, acclaimed by reviewers and scholars alike, fittingly concludes with an illuminating chapter on the Name of God, which saves 'all those who invoke him in truth.' Students of comparative religion will find an abundance of information here, for striking parallels both with the Hindu cosmological doctrines and the metaphysical insights of the Vedantic sages are among the surprises interlaced in this account of Judaic esoteric wisdom. In this, Schaya carries on the extraordinary work of three great 20th-century metaphysicians of the philosophia perennis: Ren Gunon, Frithjof Schuon, and Ananda K. Coomaraswamy. This book will be extremely useful to anyone who is, in the words of Maimonides, 'perplexed' by the Bible in the sense of having exercised his best thinking about it and who now stands'broken' before its apparent contradictions and its overwhelming emotional authority. The Kabbalah, or esotericism, is the communication to man of what Schaya calls principial ideas, ideas that are to thought and actions what the sun is to its rays. Standing between metaphysical ideas and the symbolic language of the Zohar and the Old Testament, he allows each side to penetrate the other. -Jacob Needleman, author of Lost Christianity, A Sense of the Cosmos, etc. This book fills an urgent need. To rediscover the deepest meaning of the Old Testament is something that could haved a most tonic and enlightening effect on the whole of Christian thought today; no clearer interpreters are to be found than the masters of the Kabbalah. -Marco Pallis, author of The Way and the Mountain, A Buddhist Spectrum, etc. Leo Schaya was born in Switzerland in 1916. He received a traditional Jewish upbringing, but from an early age devoted himself to the study of the great metaphysical doctrines of East and West, particularly those of Neoplatonism, Sufism, and theAdvaita Vedanta. His works include, in addition to The Universal Meaning of the Kabbalah (first published in French in 1958 as L'Homme et l'Absolu selon la Kabbale), La Doctrine Soufique de l'Unit, La cration en Dieu: la lumire du judasme, du christianisme et l'islam, and Naissance l'esprit, as well as numerous articles.
Kabbalah
Gershom Scholem
On Jews and Judaism in Crisis
Gershom Scholem
The Shengold Jewish Encyclopedia
Mordecai Schreiber An ambitious one-volume illustrated encyclopedia written by thirty specialists in various fields of Jewish knowledge. Handsomely produced with hundreds of illustrations.—New York Times Book Review
The Story of Reform Judaism
Rabbi Sylvan D., Ph.D. Schwartzman
Great Ages and Ideas of the Jewish People
Leo W. Schwarz
The Jewish caravan ~ great stories of twenty-five centuries
selected and edited by Leo W. Schwarz
History of B'nai B'rith in Eastern Canada
Abel Selick
Jewish People, Jewish Thought : The Jewish Experience in History
Robert M. Seltzer For courses in Jewish Thought and Culture and Introduction to Jewish Americans. This classic survey of the main features of the Jewish historical landscape exposes students to the rich scholarly literature on Jewish history, theology, philosophy, mysticism, and social thought that has been produced in the last century and a half. It shows Judiasm as a creative response to ultimate issues of human concern by members of a group that has faced a unique concatenation of political, economic, and geographical circumstances. “Standing both within and without the mainstream of Western culture, Judaism offers remarkable insights into the genesis and elaboration of powerful religious ideas and into the determined survival of a small, vulnerable people repeatedly forced to confront and adjust to conditions beyond its immediate control.”
The Young Readers' Encyclopedia of Jewish History
Ilana Shamir, Shlomo Shavit Provides information about main events, eras, and critical figures in Jewish history with 300 photographs, maps, charts, and drawings. Includes a glossary and timeline of key events.
The Still Small Voice Today. Jewish Ethical Living. Book Two (2).
William B. Silverman
Power of Light: Eight Stories for Hanukkah
Isaac Bashevis Singer "The Power of Light can enrich readers of all faiths, all ages, with its descriptions of the miraculous power of light over evil. These stories also reveal Singer's genius, whether he is relating lighthearted or suspenseful tales involving faith, hope and love."—Publishers Weekly.
The Healthy Jewish Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes from the Mediterranean to Persia, Asia and the Far East
Michael Van Straten
Judaism for Beginners
Charles Szlakmann
Us and Them: A memoir of tribes and tribulations
Sid Tafler
Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People and Its History
Joseph Telushkin How much do you know about Judaism?How did the Ten Lost Tribes become lost ?Are circumcisions performed on the Sabbath ?Which country first granted Jews equal rights ?When was polygamy outlawed for Jews ?Why does Jewish law compare gossiping to murder ?

You'll find the answers to these questions — and much more — in this insightful and comprehensive guide. Written by esteemed rabbi and bestselling author Joseph Telushkin, Jewish Literacy has become one of the most respected and widely used reference books on Jewish life, culture, religion, and tradition. Now revised and updated, this fascinating volume distills a vast body of scholarship into 348 short, readable chapters, making the rich and complex history of Judaism accessible to any reader.

Organized by subject, the book's fifteen sections include:

History and Contemporary Life
From the biblical and Talmudic periods through the Spanish Inquisition to modern times, with special sections on the Holocaust, Israel, and American-Jewish life.

Beliefs, Ethics, and Rituals
From monotheism to Judaism's views on the afterlife, "chosenness," and human relations with God; ethical concerns ranging from the proper treatment of animals to the real meaning of "an eye for an eye"; along with explanations of the major prayers and synagogue practices.

Jewish Holidays and Life Cycle
The origins and distinctive customs of each holiday, and the rites sanctifying every major life event from circumcision and baby naming to burial and mourning. Answers to the questions from the front flap:They were dispersed when the Kingdom of Israel was destroyed by the Assyrians in 722 B.C.E. (see Chapter 45).The United States (see Chapter 203).Around 1000 C.E., when it was proscribed by Rabbi Gershom; however, most Sephardic Jews did not accept the ban (see Chapter 95).Because gossip, like murder, can do irrevocable damage (see Chapter 271).
Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People and Its History
Joseph Telushkin How much do you know about Judaism?How did the Ten Lost Tribes become lost ?Are circumcisions performed on the Sabbath ?Which country first granted Jews equal rights ?When was polygamy outlawed for Jews ?Why does Jewish law compare gossiping to murder ?

You'll find the answers to these questions — and much more — in this insightful and comprehensive guide. Written by esteemed rabbi and bestselling author Joseph Telushkin, Jewish Literacy has become one of the most respected and widely used reference books on Jewish life, culture, religion, and tradition. Now revised and updated, this fascinating volume distills a vast body of scholarship into 348 short, readable chapters, making the rich and complex history of Judaism accessible to any reader.

Organized by subject, the book's fifteen sections include:

History and Contemporary Life
From the biblical and Talmudic periods through the Spanish Inquisition to modern times, with special sections on the Holocaust, Israel, and American-Jewish life.

Beliefs, Ethics, and Rituals
From monotheism to Judaism's views on the afterlife, "chosenness," and human relations with God; ethical concerns ranging from the proper treatment of animals to the real meaning of "an eye for an eye"; along with explanations of the major prayers and synagogue practices.

Jewish Holidays and Life Cycle
The origins and distinctive customs of each holiday, and the rites sanctifying every major life event from circumcision and baby naming to burial and mourning. Answers to the questions from the front flap:They were dispersed when the Kingdom of Israel was destroyed by the Assyrians in 722 B.C.E. (see Chapter 45).The United States (see Chapter 203).Around 1000 C.E., when it was proscribed by Rabbi Gershom; however, most Sephardic Jews did not accept the ban (see Chapter 95).Because gossip, like murder, can do irrevocable damage (see Chapter 271).
A History of the Jewish Experience: Eternal Faith, Eternal People
Leo Trepp softcover book
The Talmud: An Analytical Guide to Its History and Teachings
Isaac Unterman
Why Is Hanukkah
Ben Vered
MESSENGERS OF GOD
Elie Weisel
The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion
R. J. Zwi Werblowsky, Geoffrey Wigoder This comprehensive dictionary of the Jewish religion contains nearly 2,400 alphabetically arranged entries ranging from short definitions to lengthy essays on major topics. It is the most accessible and complete one-volume resource available for information on the concepts, beliefs, and practices of historical and contemporary Jewish religious practice.
The combined effort of Israeli, American, and European scholars, this dictionary reflects the great variety of Jewish religious expression, from the traditional approaches to such recent variations as Reform, Conservative, and Reconstructionist Judaism. It covers all aspects of Jewish practice, law, and theology as expressed in the Bible and the Talmud and by philosophers throughout history. The work also includes biographical sketches of important personalities associated with the development of the Jewish religion over the centuries, articles on the mystical tradition and folklore, and entries addressing the more recent religious issues posed by the existence of the State of Israel.
Whether brief definitions, historical sketches, or explanatory essays, all entries in the dictionary are clearly and concisely written. All Hebrew words and phrases are defined for students and general readers. Numerous cross- references within the text are designed to lead users to entries on related subjects, and useful bibliographies are provided as aids to further reading and research. Offering comprehensive coverage in an easy-to-use format, The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion is the ideal introduction to the Jewish religion and an indispensable resource for students, scholars, and general readers.
A Jew Today
Elie Wiesel In this powerful and wide-ranging collection of essays, letters and diary entries, weaving together all the periods of the author's life — from his childhood in Transylvania to Auschwitz and Buchenwald, Paris, New York — Elie Wiesel, acclaimed as one of the most gifted and sensitive writers of our time, probes, from the particular point of view of his Jewishness, such central moral and political issues as Zionism and the Middle East conflict, Solzhenitsyn and Soviet anti-Semitism, the obligations of American Jews toward Israel, the Holocaust and its cheapening in the media.
Jewish Art and Civilization
Geoffrey Wigoder
Judaism Beyond God
Sherwin Wine
The High Holy Days
Naphtali Winter
This is My God
Herman Wouk
THE STORY OF JEWISH HOLIDAYS AND CUSTOMS
Dr. Dorothy F. Zeligs