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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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Tales of the Hasidim 2 Volumes in One
Tales of the Hasidim 2 Volumes in One
by Martin Buber
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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 years of his life to collecting and retelling the legends of Hasidim. "Nowhere in... (read more)

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Essential Judaism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs, and Rituals
Essential Judaism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs, and Rituals
by George Robinson
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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... (read more)

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The Jew in the Lotus: A Poet's Rediscovery of Jewish Identity in Buddhist India
The Jew in the Lotus: A Poet's Rediscovery of Jewish Identity in Buddhist India
by Rodger Kamenetz
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While accompanying eight high–spirited Jewish delegates to Dharamsala, India, for a historic Buddhist–Jewish dialogue with the Dalai Lama, poet Rodger Kamenetz comes to understand the convergence of Buddhist and Jewish thought. Along the way... (read more)

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Sinai and Zion: An Entry Into the Jewish Bible
Sinai and Zion: An Entry Into the Jewish Bible
by Jon Dougla Levenson
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One I. The Sinaitic Experience or the Traditions About It? Whatever the experience of the people Israel on Mount Sinai was, it was so overwhelming that the texts about it seem to be groping for an adequate metaphor through which to convey the awesomeness... (read more)

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Jewish Holidays
Jewish Holidays
by Michael Strassfeld
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The coeditor of the enormously popular Jewish Catalog help s readers understand more fully the meaning of our holidays and thereby to observe these festivals . . . with a greater devotion and joy.--Rabbi Alexander M... (read more)

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Jerusalem: Or on Religious Power and Judaism
Jerusalem: Or on Religious Power and Judaism
by Moses Mendelssohn
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A translation of the famous 18th-century German treatise with introduction and detailed commentary.... (read more)

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I Asked for Wonder
I Asked for Wonder
by Abraham Joshua Heschel
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Considered by many to be one of the most significant Jewish theologians of the 20th century, Abraham Heschel finds just the right words to startle the mind and delight the heart. He addresses and challenges the whole person, portraying that rarest of... (read more)

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Zohar: The Book of Enlightenment (Classics of Western Spirituality)
Zohar: The Book of Enlightenment (Classics of Western Spirituality)
by Daniel Matt
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This is the first translation with commentary of selections from the Zohar, the major text of the Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition. This work was written in 13th-century Spain by Moses de Leon, a Spanish scholar.... (read more)

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Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel (2ND 04 - Old Edition)
Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel (2ND 04 - Old Edition)
by Israel Shahak
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This is a new edition of a classic and highly controversial book that examines the history and consequences of Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel. Fully updated, with new chapters and a new introduction by Norton Mezvinsky, it is essential reading for... (read more)

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How Jews Became White Folks and What That Says About Race in America (98 Edition)
How Jews Became White Folks and What That Says About Race in America (98 Edition)
by Karen Brodkin
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TBrodkin (Caring by the Hour), a professor of anthropology at UCLA, synthesizes much recent scholarship to assess the shifting notions of race?and changing objects of racism?in the U.S. She points out that racial inferiority has been ascribed to waves of... (read more)

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History of Prophecy in Israel, Enlarged (Rev 96 Edition)
History of Prophecy in Israel, Enlarged (Rev 96 Edition)
by Joseph Blenkinsopp
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This revised and enlarged edition of a classic in Old Testament scholarship reflects the most up-to-date research on the prophetic books and offers substantially expanded discussions of important new insight on Isaiah and the other prophets.... (read more)

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To Life: A Celebration of Jewish Being and Thinking
To Life: A Celebration of Jewish Being and Thinking
by Harold S Kushner
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With his special brand of warmth and wisdom, Rabbi Harold S. Kushner awakens readers -- non-Jews as well as Jews curious about the religion they already cherish -- to the exuberance, enjoyment, and relevance of Judaism today. This exhilarating guide... (read more)

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Back to the Sources: Reading the Classics
Back to the Sources: Reading the Classics
by Barry W Holtz
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Essays analyze the major traditional texts of Judaism from literary, historical, philosophical, and religious points of view.... (read more)

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On Women and Judaism: A View from Tradition
On Women and Judaism: A View from Tradition
by Blu Greenberg
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A classic for more than 20 years, this thought-provoking volume explores the role of Jewish women in the synagogue, in the family, and in the secular world. Greenberg offers ways to change present Jewish practices so that they more readily reflect... (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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Basic Judaism (Harvest Book.)
Basic Judaism (Harvest Book.)
by Milton Steinberg
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Rabbi Steinberg identifies seven strands that weave together to make up Judaism: God, morality, rite and custom, law, sacred literature, institutions, and the people. A classic work directed to both the Jewish and the non-Jewish reader.... (read more)

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Words on Fire
Words on Fire
by Vanessa L Ochs
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When Vanessa Ochs begins to suspect her various physical ailments are due to her leading an ”unsanctified life,” she decides to travel to Jerusalem with her family to explore the sacred books of Judaism. Armed with a list of institutions and... (read more)

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Judaism in Modern Times : an Introduction and Reader (95 Edition)
Judaism in Modern Times : an Introduction and Reader (95 Edition)
by Jacob Neusner
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This book provides an introduction to Judaism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries for all students of Judaism and world religions, and covers major movements that have been developed. Written by a leading teacher and researcher, each chapter... (read more)

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Gender and Assimilation in Modern Jewish History: the Roles and Representation of Women (Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies)
Gender and Assimilation in Modern Jewish History: the Roles and Representation of Women (Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies)
by Paula E. Hyman
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Paula Hyman broadens and revises earlier analyses of Jewish assimilation, which depicted "the Jews" as though they were all men, by focusing on women and the domestic as well as the public realms. Surveying Jewish accommodations to new conditions in... (read more)

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