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Man's Search for Meaning, Revised and Updated (84 Edition)
Man's Search for Meaning, Revised and Updated (84 Edition)
by Victor E. Frankl
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When Beacon Press first published Man's Search for Meaning in 1959, Carl Rogers called it "one of the outstanding contributions to psychological thought in the last fifty years." In the thirty-three years since then, this book — at once a memoir, a... (read more)

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Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know about the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its History
Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know about the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its History
by Joseph Telushkin
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How much do you know about Judaism?How did the Ten Lost Tribes become lost ? Are circumcisions performed on the Sabbath ? Which country first granted Jews equal rights ?When was polygamy outlawed for Jews ? Why does Jewish law compare gossiping to murder... (read more)

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The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
by Edmund De Waal
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An Economist Book of the Year Costa Book Award Winner for Biography Galaxy National Book Award Winner (New Writer of the Year Award) Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty years making beautiful pots--which are then sold... (read more)

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The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
by Edmund de Waal
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An Economist Book of the Year        Costa Book Award Winner for Biography     Galaxy National Book Award Winner (New Writer of the Year Award) Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty... (read more)

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I and Thou
I and Thou
by Martin Buber
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Martin Buber's I and Thou has long been acclaimed as a classic. Many prominent writers have acknowledged its influence on their work; students of intellectual history consider it a landmark; and the generation born since World War II considers Buber as... (read more)

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The Girl from Human Street: Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family
The Girl from Human Street: Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family
by Roger Cohen
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An expansive yet intimate memoir of modern Jewish identity, following the diaspora of the author's own family to assay the impact of memory, displacement, and disquiet. The award-winning New York Times columnist and former foreign correspondent... (read more)

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No Joke: Making Jewish Humor (Library of Jewish Ideas)
No Joke: Making Jewish Humor (Library of Jewish Ideas)
by Ruth R. Wisse
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"Ruth Wisse's electrifying undressing of Jewish wit catapults us well past Freud's far more inhibited perceptions and into the naked precincts of tragic insight. Riffing through the laughter thrown up by the interpenetrations of language, history, and... (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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The Sabbath
The Sabbath
by Abraham 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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Prophets ((Rev)01 Edition)
Prophets ((Rev)01 Edition)
by Abraham J. Heschel
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Abraham Heschel is a seminal name in religious studies and the author of Man Is Not Alone and God in Search of Man. When The Prophets was first published in 1962, it was immediately recognized as a masterpiece of biblical scholarship.The Prophets... (read more)

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Mans Search for Meaning an Introduction To Logotherapy
Mans Search for Meaning an Introduction To Logotherapy
by Viktor E Frankl
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Few books in recent decades have had the continuing impact of Dr. Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning -- the classic best seller now considered to be one of the most important contributions to psychiatry since the writing of Freud. In it, Dr. Frankl... (read more)

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Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books
Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books
by Aaron Lansky
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In 1980, a twenty-three-year-old student named Aaron Lansky set out to rescue the worlds abandoned Yiddish books before it was too late. Twenty-five years and one and a half million books later, hes still in the midst of a great adventure. Filled with... (read more)

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The Dream: A Memoir (Random House Reader's Circle)
The Dream: A Memoir (Random House Reader's Circle)
by Harry Bernstein
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During the hard and bitter years of his youth in England, Harry Bernsteins selfless mother never stops dreaming of a better life in America, no matter how unlikely. Then, one miraculous day when Harry is twelve years old, steamship tickets arrive in the... (read more)

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Sabbath Its Meaning for Modern Man
Sabbath Its Meaning for Modern Man
by Abraham J 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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Haikus for Jews: For You, a Little Wisdom
Haikus for Jews: For You, a Little Wisdom
by David M Bader
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Why is this haiku book different from all other haiku books? For centuries, the Japanese haiku has been one of the world's most dazzling poetic forms. In just three short lines, it captures the sublime beauty of nature--the croak of the bullfrog, the... (read more)

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The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss
The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss
by Edmund De Waal
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An Economist Book of the Year        Costa Book Award Winner for Biography     Galaxy National Book Award Winner (New Writer of the Year Award) Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty... (read more)

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The Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations
The Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations
by Jonathan Sacks
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The year 2001 began as the United Nations Year of Dialogue between Civilizations. By its end, the phrase that came most readily to mind was 'the clash of civilizations.' The tragedy of September 11 intensified the danger caused by religious differences... (read more)

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Down-To-Earth Judaism: Food, Money, Sex, and the Rest of Life
Down-To-Earth Judaism: Food, Money, Sex, and the Rest of Life
by Arthur Waskow
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In Down-to-Earth Judaism, Rabbi Arthur Waskow focuses on food, money, sex, and rest, the pillars of a spiritual life in the real world and the guide-posts that mark the communal path for the modern Jewish practitioner. To help readers infuse the rich... (read more)

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Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots
Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots
by Deborah Feldman
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The instant andlt;I andgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; bestselling memoir of a young Jewish womanand#8217;s escape from a religious sect, in the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Aliand#8217;s andlt;Iandgt;Infidel andlt;/Iandgt;and Carolyn Jessopand#8217;s andlt... (read more)

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The Hare with Amber Eyes (Illustrated Edition): A Hidden Inheritance
The Hare with Amber Eyes (Illustrated Edition): A Hidden Inheritance
by Edmund De Waal
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The definitive illustrated edition of the international bestseller Two hundred and sixty-four Japanese wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great-uncle... (read more)

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