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The December Project: An Extraordinary Rabbi and a Skeptical Seeker Take Aim at Our Greatest Mystery
The December Project: An Extraordinary Rabbi and a Skeptical Seeker Take Aim at Our Greatest Mystery
by Sara Davidson
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In 2009, New York Times bestselling author Sara Davidson was surprised by a call from Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, asking her to engage with him in what he called "The December Project." At eighty-five, Reb Zalman wanted to teach people how to... (read more)

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Sabbath-with New Introduction (05 Edition)
Sabbath-with New Introduction (05 Edition)
by Abraham Joshua Heschel
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Elegant, passionate, and filled with the love of God's creation, Abraham Joshua Heschel's The Sabbath has been hailed as a classic of Jewish spirituality ever since its original publication-and has been read by thousands of people seeking meaning in... (read more)

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To Be a Jew: A Guide to Jewish Observance in Conremporary Life
To Be a Jew: A Guide to Jewish Observance in Conremporary Life
by Hayim H Donin
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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... (read more)

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My People's Prayer Book #03: P'Sukeid'zimrah (Morning Psalms)
My People's Prayer Book #03: P'Sukeid'zimrah (Morning Psalms)
by Lawrence A Hoffman
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This momentous, critically-acclaimed series is truly a people's prayer book, one that provides a diverse and exciting commentary to the traditional liturgy. It will help modern men and women find new wisdom and guidance in Jewish prayer, and bring the... (read more)

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Jewish Humor (92 Edition)
Jewish Humor (92 Edition)
by Jospeh Telushkin
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Here are more than 100 of the best Jewish jokes you'll ever hear, interspersed with perceptive and persuasive insight into what they can tell us about how Jews see themselves, their families, and their friends, and what they think about money, sex, and... (read more)

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Inviting God in: Celebrating the Soul-Meaning of the Jewish Holy Days
Inviting God in: Celebrating the Soul-Meaning of the Jewish Holy Days
by David Aaron
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This warm, inspiring look at the Jewish holidays—by one of the most dynamic and accessible teachers of Jewish thought today—shows us how each holy day empowers us to recognize God's loving presence in our life every day. There are... (read more)

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Kaddish (98 Edition)
Kaddish (98 Edition)
by Leon Wieseltier
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Winner of the 1998 National Jewish Book Award "An astonishing fusion of learning and psychic intensity; its poignance and lucidity should be an authentic benefit to readers, Jewish and gentile." --The New York Times Book Review Children have... (read more)

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This Is My God
This Is My God
by Herman Wouk
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This Is My God is Herman Wouk's famous introduction to Judaism completely updated and revised with a new chapter, Israel at Forty. A miracle of brevity, it guides readers through the world's oldest practicing religion with all the power, clarity and wit... (read more)

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I'm God; You're Not: Observations on Organized Religion & Other Disguises of the Ego
I'm God; You're Not: Observations on Organized Religion & Other Disguises of the Ego
by Lawrence Kushner
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Lawrence Kushner's wisdom has illumined many topics over his forty-year career. Looking back now, in this retrospective volume of much previously unpublished thought, we discern a fabric woven with startling colors and lights. It warms us during the dark... (read more)

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Keeping Passover: Everything You Need to Know to Bring the Ancient Tradition to Life and Create Yo
Keeping Passover: Everything You Need to Know to Bring the Ancient Tradition to Life and Create Yo
by Ira Steingroot
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"Although the idea of 'keeping Passover' has too often come to mean the strict observance of an unending string of ordinances, decrees, rules, regulations, testimonies, precepts, laws, and statutes, it can as well mean the safekeeping of something... (read more)

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The Art of Torah Cantillation: Volume 2: A Step-By-Step Guide to Chanting Haftarot and Megilot with CD (Audio)
The Art of Torah Cantillation: Volume 2: A Step-By-Step Guide to Chanting Haftarot and Megilot with CD (Audio)
by Marshall Portnoy
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This unique step-by-step book, with two audio compact discs included, leads the novice through each step of learning how to chant the weekly Haftarah portions. The volume is divided into 13 lessons, with additional useful appendices and bibliography... (read more)

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The Gift of Rest: Rediscovering the Beauty of the Sabbath
The Gift of Rest: Rediscovering the Beauty of the Sabbath
by Joe Lieberman
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Rediscovering the Beauty of Sabbath Rest Our bodies and souls were created to rest—regularly—and when they do, we experience heightened productivity, improved health, and more meaningful relationships. In these pages you’ll find... (read more)

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Grief in Our Seasons: A Mourner's Kaddish Companion
Grief in Our Seasons: A Mourner's Kaddish Companion
by Kerry M. Olitzky
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Strength from the Jewish tradition for the first year of mourning. This wise and inspiring book provides a carefully-ordered selection of sacred Jewish literature for mourners to read each day.... (read more)

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Gateway To Judaism
Gateway To Judaism
by Mordechai Becher
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Gateway to Judaism delivers an engaging insider look at the mindset, values, and practices of contemporary traditional Judaism. Rabbi Becher demonstrates that Judaism today is anything but anachronistic rites and disjointed rituals. Rather, his book... (read more)

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Jewish Literacy Revised Ed: The Most Important Things to Know about the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its History
Jewish Literacy Revised Ed: The Most Important Things to Know about the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its History
by Joseph Telushkin
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What does it mean to be a Jew? How does one begin to answer so extensive a question? In this insightful and completely updated tome, esteemed rabbi and bestselling author Joseph Telushkin helps answer the question of what it means to be a Jew, in the... (read more)

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Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
by Simcha Paull Raphael
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This expanded second edition of the classic text on life after death in Judaism includes new material on practical applications of Jewish views of the afterlife, such as funeral, burial, and shiva, as well as an updated look at how views on death and... (read more)

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Holy Men and Hunger Artists: Fasting and Asceticism in Rabbinic Culture
Holy Men and Hunger Artists: Fasting and Asceticism in Rabbinic Culture
by Eliezer Diamond
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The existence of ascetic elements within rabbinic Judaism has generally been either overlooked or actually denied. This is in part because asceticism is commonly identified with celibacy, whereas the rabbis emphasized sexuality as a positive good. In... (read more)

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Sculpting Idolatry in Flavian Rome: (An)Iconic Rhetoric in the Writings of Flavius Josephus
Sculpting Idolatry in Flavian Rome: (An)Iconic Rhetoric in the Writings of Flavius Josephus
by Jason Von. Ehrenkrook
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In this revision of his dissertation (at U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor) Ehrenkrook (classical Judaism, U. of Pittsburgh) offers a detailed discussion of the issue of sculpture as representing idols, both in the writings of Flavius Josephus and in the... (read more)

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Entering Jewish Prayer: A Guide to Personal Devotion and the Worship Service
Entering Jewish Prayer: A Guide to Personal Devotion and the Worship Service
by Reuven Hammer
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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 deals with basic issues for the modern worshiper, the historial compilation of the Siddur,... (read more)

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Heretics or Daughters of Israel?: The Crypto-Jewish Women of Castile
Heretics or Daughters of Israel?: The Crypto-Jewish Women of Castile
by Renee Levine Melammed
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Between 1391 and the end of the 15th century, numerous Spanish Jews converted to Christianity, most of them under duress. Before and after 1492, when the Jews were officially expelled from Spain, a significant number of these conversos maintained... (read more)

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