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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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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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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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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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Commentary on the Torah
Commentary on the Torah
by Richard E Friedman
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Chapter One At the beginning of this commentary, I emphasized the point that the Bible is rich in background, that the events in the first reading, Parashat Bereshit, remain as an essential substratum in all that follows in the Bible's story. Every... (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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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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Carnal Israel : Reading Sex in Talmudic Culture (93 Edition)
Carnal Israel : Reading Sex in Talmudic Culture (93 Edition)
by Daniel Boyarin
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Beginning with a startling endorsement of the patristic view of Judaism—that it was a "carnal" religion, in contrast to the spiritual vision of the Church—Daniel Boyarin argues that rabbinic Judaism was based on a set of assumptions about the... (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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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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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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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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