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When Children Ask About God

When Children Ask About God

Who made God? Can God hear my prayers? Why does God let people die? The author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People helps parents understand their children's...

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Tales of the Hasidim

Tales of the Hasidim

This new paperback edition brings together volumes one and two of Buber's classic work Takes of the Hasidim, with a new foreword by Chaim Potok. Martin Buber devoted forty...

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Cultures of the Jews, Volume 3

Cultures of the Jews, Volume 3

Scattered over much of the world throughout most of their history, are the Jews one people or many? How do they resemble and how do they differ from Jews in other places and times? What have their relationships...

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Amerika: The Missing Person

Amerika: The Missing Person

Franz Kafka's diaries and letters suggest that his fascination with America grew out of a desire to break away from his native Prague, even if only in his imagination. Kafka died before he could finish what he like to call his "American...

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Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954

Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954

Few thinkers have addressed the political horrors and ethical complexities of the twentieth century with the insight and passionate intellectual integrity of Hannah Arendt. She...

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The Messianic Idea in Judaism

The Messianic Idea in Judaism

Gershom Scholem was the master builder of historical studies of the Kabbalah. When he began to work on this neglected field, the few who studied these texts were either amateurs...

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Living a Year of Kaddish

Living a Year of Kaddish

Ari Goldman’s exploration of the emotional and spiritual aspects of spending a year in mourning for his father will resonate with anyone who has lost a loved...

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Joan Nathan's Jewish Holiday Cookbook

Joan Nathan's Jewish Holiday Cookbook

Jewish holidays are defined by food. Yet Jewish cooking is always changing, encompassing the flavors of the world, embracing local culinary traditions of every place in which Jews have...

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A Guide to Jewish Prayer

A Guide to Jewish Prayer

For both the novice and for those who have been engaged in prayer for years, here is the one guide needed to practice Jewish prayer and understand the prayer book, from...

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Light on Yoga

Light on Yoga

The definitive guide to the philosophy and practice of Yoga--the ancient healing discipline for body and mind--by its greatest living teacher. Light on Yoga provides...

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Entering Jewish Prayer

Entering Jewish Prayer

This engaging and informative book provides an introduction to the liturgy of the Siddur--the Jewish prayerbook. More than a "how-to" guide, this resource...

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Future Tense

Future Tense

We are in danger, says Rabbi Sacks, of forgetting what Judaism’s place is within the global project of humankind. The Jewish people exist for a reason, and it is not...

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And the Sea Is Never Full

And the Sea Is Never Full

As this concluding volume of his moving and revealing memoirs begins, Elie Wiesel is forty years old, a writer of international repute. Determined to speak out more...

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A Fine Romance

A Fine Romance

In A Fine Romance, David Lehman looks at the formation of the American songbook—the timeless numbers that became jazz standards, iconic love songs, and sound tracks to famous movies—and...

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Tirant Lo Blanc

Tirant Lo Blanc

Translated by David H. Rosenthal Here is a recovered Renaissance classic, a Catalan novel of chivalry done into English for the first time by a gifted poet and translator. Cervantes...

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The Negro Church in America/The Black Church Since Frazier

The Negro Church in America/The Black Church Since Frazier

Frazier's study of the black church and an essay by Lincoln arguing that the civil rights movement saw the splintering of the traditional black church and the creation...

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The Great Partnership

The Great Partnership

***National Jewish Book Awards 2012, Finalist***Dorot Foundation Award for Modern Jewish Thought and ExperienceAn impassioned, erudite, thoroughly researched, and beautifully...

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Cultures of the Jews, Volume 1

Cultures of the Jews, Volume 1

Scattered over much of the world throughout most of their history, are the Jews one people or many? How do they resemble and how do they differ from Jews in other places and times? What have their relationships...

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The Wilkomirski Affair

The Wilkomirski Affair

This is the definitive report on Fragments, Binjamin Wilkomirski's invented "memoir" of a childhood spent in concentration camps, which created international turmoil.In 1995 Fragments,...

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Myth and Meaning

Myth and Meaning

Ever since the rise of science and the scientific method in the seventeenth century, we have rejected mythology as the product of superstitious and primitive minds. Only...

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The Promise of Politics

The Promise of Politics

After the publication of The Origins of Totalitarianism in 1951, Hannah Arendt undertook an investigation of Marxism, a subject that she had deliberately left out of her earlier work. Her inquiry into...

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Resurrecting Hebrew

Resurrecting Hebrew

Part of the Jewish Encounter seriesHere is the stirring story of how Hebrew was rescued from the fate of a dead language to become the living tongue of a modern nation. Ilan Stavans’s...

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Letters to Ottla and the Family

Letters to Ottla and the Family

Written by Kafka between 1909 and 1924, these letters offer a unique insight into the workings of the Kafka family, their relationship with the Prague Jewish community, and Kafka's...

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The Children's Jewish Holiday Kitchen

The Children's Jewish Holiday Kitchen

There could be no more festive way to introduce Jewish children to their Jewish heritage than through the food associated with the holidays. And no better person to do it than Joan Nathan,...

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