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Misunderstood Jew: the Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus (06 Edition)
Misunderstood Jew: the Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus (06 Edition)
by Amy-jill Levine
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In the The Misunderstood Jew, scholar Amy-Jill Levine helps Christians and Jews understand the "Jewishness" of Jesus so that their appreciation of him deepens and a greater interfaith dialogue can take place. Levine's humor and informed truth-telling... (read more)

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God is a Verb: Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism
God is a Verb: Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism
by David A Cooper
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Since medieval times, the mystical tradition of Kabbalah was restricted to qualified men over forty—because it was believed that only the most mature and pious could grasp its complexity and profound, life-changing implications. More recently... (read more)

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Textual Sources for the Study of Judaism (84 Edition)
Textual Sources for the Study of Judaism (84 Edition)
by Philip S. (ed. Alexander, Translator)
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"Alexander assembles material from Scripture and tradition, through religious law and ethical literature to a section on Society and the Jews, and prefaces the whole with an admirable introduction."—Jonathan Sacks, Jewish Chronicle "The texts .... (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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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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One God Clapping
One God Clapping
by Alan Lew
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The San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller. Known as the Zen Rabbi, Rabbi Alan Lew has been a leader in the Jewish meditation movement and has worked to bring two ancient religious traditions into seekers everyday lives. This is the story of his roundabout... (read more)

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Everyman's Talmud
Everyman's Talmud
by Abraham Cohen
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"To some readers of this book, the Talmud represents little more than a famous Jewish book. But people want to know about a book that, they are told, defines Judaism. Everyman's Talmud is the right place to begin not only to learn about Judaism in... (read more)

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Zionist Idea : an Historical Analysis and Reader (97 Edition)
Zionist Idea : an Historical Analysis and Reader (97 Edition)
by Arthur Hertzberg
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A classic since its initial publication in 1959, The Zionist Idea is an anthology of writings by the leading thinkers of the Zionist movement, including Theodor Herzl, Ahad Ha-Am, Martin Buber, Louis Brandeis, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, Judah Magnes, Max... (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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Mudhouse Sabbath (07 Edition)
Mudhouse Sabbath (07 Edition)
by Winner
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After her conversion from Orthodox Judaism to Christianity, Lauren Winner found that her life was indelibly marked by the rich traditions and spiritual practices of Judaism. She set out to discover how she could incorporate some of these practices into... (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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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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The Cambridge Companion to American Judaism (Cambridge Companions to Religion)
The Cambridge Companion to American Judaism (Cambridge Companions to Religion)
by Dana Evan Kaplan
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An historical and contemporary overview of the state of Jews and Judaism in the US.... (read more)

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God in Search of Man : a Philosophy of Judaism (55 Edition)
God in Search of Man : a Philosophy of Judaism (55 Edition)
by Abraham J. Heschel
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Abraham Joshua Heschel was one of the most revered religious leaders of the 20th century, and God in Search of Man and its companion volume, Man Is Not Alone, two of his most important books, are classics of modern Jewish theology. God in Search of Man... (read more)

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Culture of Critique (02 Edition)
Culture of Critique (02 Edition)
by Kevin Macdonald
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Learn how to change your attitude about the way you clean or don?... (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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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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1 Enoch : a New Translation (04 Edition)
1 Enoch : a New Translation (04 Edition)
by George W. E. Nickelsburg
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Created in conjunction with an exhaustive critical commentary, this is the only English translation of 1 Enoch that takes into consideration all of the textual data now available in the Ethiopic version, the Greek texts, and the Dead Sea Aramaic... (read more)

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