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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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Jewish Study Bible : Featuring the Jewish Publication Society Tanakh Translation (04 Edition)
Jewish Study Bible : Featuring the Jewish Publication Society Tanakh Translation (04 Edition)
by Adele Berlin
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The Jewish Study Bible is a one-volume resource tailored especially for the needs of students of the Hebrew Bible. Nearly forty scholars worldwide contributed to the translation and interpretation of the Jewish Study Bible, representing the best of... (read more)

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Torah-TK: Five Books of Moses
Torah-TK: Five Books of Moses
by Harry Jps Orlinsky
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The Torah is the essence of Jewish tradition; it inspires each successive generation. The current JPS translation, based on classical and modern sources, is acclaimed for its fidelity to the ancient Hebrew.... (read more)

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The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus
The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus
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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The Jew in the Lotus: Poet's Re-Discovery of Jewish Identity in Buddhist India, a
The Jew in the Lotus: Poet's Re-Discovery of Jewish Identity in Buddhist India, a
by Rodger Kamenetz
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"A highly entertaining personal account of one man's surprising journey into the mystical heart of Judaism."--Kirkus... (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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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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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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Cambridge Companion To the Talmud and Rabbinic Literature (07 Edition)
Cambridge Companion To the Talmud and Rabbinic Literature (07 Edition)
by Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert
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This volume guides beginning students of rabbinic literature to the range of historical-interpretive and culture-critical issues that contemporary scholars use when studying the rabbinic texts of late antiquity. The editors, themselves well-known... (read more)

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This Is My God (88 Edition)
This Is My God (88 Edition)
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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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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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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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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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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Souls on Fire
Souls on Fire
by Elie Wiesel
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'These tales, although they are the kernel of a highly developed form of Jewish mysticism, have a basic human interest that transcends the dividing lines of religion.' -Albert H. Friedlander, Saturday... (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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