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The Wilkomirski Affair

The Wilkomirski Affair

This is the definitive report on Fragments, Binjamin Wilkomirski's invented "memoir" of a childhood spent in concentration camps, which created international turmoil.In 1995 Fragments,...

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The Life of David

The Life of David

Part of the Jewish Encounter seriesPoet, warrior, and king, David has loomed large in myth and legend through the centuries, and he continues to haunt our collective imagination,...

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Women and Jewish Law

Women and Jewish Law

How has a legal tradition determined by men affected the lives of women? What are the traditional Jewish views of marriage, divorce, sexuality, contraception, abortion?...

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The Wanting

The Wanting

From the author of Not Me, this powerful novel about an Israeli father and his daughter brings to life a rich canvas of events and unexpected change in the aftermath of a suicide bombing. In...

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Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves

Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves

"The first general treatment of women in the ancient world to reflect the critical insights of modern feminism. Though much debated, its position as the basic textbook on women's...

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Five Cities of Refuge

Five Cities of Refuge

In the ancient Jewish practice of the kavannah (a meditation designed to focus one’s heart on its spiritual goal), Lawrence Kushner and David Mamet offer their own reactions to key verses from each week’s Torah portion,...

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Conversations with Elie Wiesel

Conversations with Elie Wiesel

Conversations with Elie Wiesel is a far-ranging dialogue with the Nobel Peace Prize-winner on the major issues of our time and on life’s timeless questions.In open and lively responses...

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The Origins of Totalitarianism

The Origins of Totalitarianism

The Origins of Totalitarianism is an indispensable book for understanding the frightful barbarity of the twentieth century. Suspicious of the inevitability so often imposed by hindsight, Hannah...

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The Memoirs of Glückel of Hameln

The Memoirs of Glückel of Hameln

Begun in 1690, this diary of a forty-four-year-old German Jewish widow, mother of fourteen children, tells how she guided the financial and personal destinies of...

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The Trial of God

The Trial of God

The Trial of God (as it was held on February 25, 1649, in Shamgorod)A Play by Elie WieselTranslated by Marion WieselIntroduction by Robert McAfee BrownAfterword by Matthew Fox Where...

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On the Kabbalah and its Symbolism

On the Kabbalah and its Symbolism

In On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism, Gershom Scholem guides the reader through the central themes in the intricate history of the Kabbalah, clarifying the relations between...

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The Wicked Son

The Wicked Son

David Mamet's interest in anti-Semitism is not limited to the modern face of an ancient hatred but encompasses as well the ways in which many Jews have internalized that hatred....

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After Daybreak

After Daybreak

“I find it hard even now to get into focus all these horrors, my mind is really quite incapable of taking in everything I saw because it was all so completely foreign to everything I had previously...

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Open Heart

Open Heart

Translated by Marion WieselA profoundly and unexpectedly intimate, deeply affecting summing up of his life so far, from one of the most cherished moral voices of our...

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Menachem Begin

Menachem Begin

Reviled as a fascist by his great rival Ben-Gurion, venerated by Israel’s underclass, the first Israeli to win the Nobel Peace Prize, a proud Jew but not a conventionally religious...

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Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall

Part of the Jewish Encounter seriesNovelist and critic Jonathan Wilson clears away the sentimental mists surrounding an artist whose career spanned two world wars, the Russian Revolution, the...

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The Schocken Book of Contemporary Jewish Fiction

The Schocken Book of Contemporary Jewish Fiction

This landmark anthology brings together some of the best stories written in the last thirty years by and about American Jews. Saul Bellow tells a brutal coming-of-age story...

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Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli

Part of the Jewish Encounter seriesA dandy, a best-selling novelist, and a man of political and sexual intrigue, Benjamin Disraeli was one of the most captivating figures of the nineteenth...

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The Book of Legends/Sefer Ha-Aggadah

The Book of Legends/Sefer Ha-Aggadah

The first complete English translation of the Hebrew classic Sefer Ha-Aggadah brings to the English-speaking world the greatest and best-loved anthology of classical Rabbinic literature ever compiled....

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What Do Jews Believe?

What Do Jews Believe?

In this fresh and lucid study, Ariel presents the fundamentals of Jewish thought on the profound issues of God, human destiny, good and evil, Torah, and messianism,...

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Wise Men and Their Tales

Wise Men and Their Tales

In Wise Men and Their Tales, a master teacher gives us his fascinating insights into the lives of a wide range of biblical figures, Talmudic scholars, and Hasidic rabbis.The matriarch...

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Anti-Semite and Jew

Anti-Semite and Jew

With a new preface by Michael WalzerJean-Paul Sartre's book is a brilliant portrait of both anti-Semite and Jew, written by a non-Jew and from...

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Cultures of the Jews, Volume 2

Cultures of the Jews, Volume 2

Scattered over much of the world throughout most of their history, are the Jews one people or many? How do they resemble and how do they differ from Jews in other places and times? What have their relationships...

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My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner

My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner

From the author of the acclaimed novel A Pigeon and a Boy comes a charming tale of family ties, over-the-top housekeeping, and the sport of storytelling in Nahalal, the village of Meir Shalev’s...

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