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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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Suddenly, Love

Suddenly, Love

A poignant, heartbreaking new work by “one of the best novelists alive” (Irving Howe)—the story of a lonely older man and his devoted young caretaker who transform...

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The Messianic Idea in Judaism

The Messianic Idea in Judaism

Gershom Scholem was the master builder of historical studies of the Kabbalah. When he began to work on this neglected field, the few who studied these texts were either amateurs...

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Aphorisms

Aphorisms

The aphorism eludes definition: it can appear to be a random jotting or a more polished observation. Whether arbitrary fragment or crystalline shard, an aphorism captures the inception...

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The Jewish Festivals

The Jewish Festivals

Why is the Jewish New Year designated on the Jewish calendar as the first day of the seventh month, and not of the first month? Why do women cover their eyes when...

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Two She-Bears

Two She-Bears

One of Israel’s most celebrated novelists—the acclaimed author of A Pigeon and a Boy—gives us a story of village love and vengeance in the early days of...

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The Good Life

The Good Life

This one volume edition of Living the Good Life and Continuing the Good Life brings these classics on rural homesteading together. This couple abandoned the city...

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Jewish Insights on Death and Mourning

Jewish Insights on Death and Mourning

Forward by Sherwin B. NulandAs Jack Riemer demonstrates in this collection of Jewish resources for mourning and healing, the Jewish tradition has much...

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What Nietzsche Really Said

What Nietzsche Really Said

What Nietzsche Really Said gives us a lucid overview -- both informative and entertaining -- of perhaps the most widely read and least understood philosopher in history.Friedrich...

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The Sons

The Sons

I have only one request," Kafka wrote to his publisher Kurt Wolff in 1913. "'The Stoker,' 'The Metamorphosis,' and 'The Judgment' belong together, both inwardly and outwardly....

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The Rise of Abraham Cahan

The Rise of Abraham Cahan

Part of the Jewish Encounters seriesThe first general-interest biography of the legendary editor of the Jewish Daily Forward, the newspaper of Yiddish-speaking immigrants that...

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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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Medea and Her Children

Medea and Her Children

Medea Georgievna Sinoply Mendez is an iconic figure in her Crimean village, the last remaining pure-blooded Greek in a family that has lived on that coast for centuries....

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Montessori: A Modern Approach

Montessori: A Modern Approach

Montessori: A Modern Approach has been called the single best book for anyone -- educator, childcare professional, and especially parent -- seeking answers to the questions: What...

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The Schocken Book of Modern Sephardic Literature

The Schocken Book of Modern Sephardic Literature

The expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492 gave rise to a series of rich, diverse diasporas that were interconnected through a common vision and joie de vivre. The exodus took these Sephardim...

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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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Israeli Stories

Israeli Stories

A selection of the Best Writing in Israel TodayEdited by Joel Blocker, introduction by Robert AlterThe present volume of Israeli stories reassuringly...

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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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Entering Jewish Prayer

Entering Jewish Prayer

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...

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The Loves of Judith

The Loves of Judith

A woman with three loves and a son with three fathers: a universal story of passion and personal destiny by the award-winning author of A Pigeon and a Boy. When...

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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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The Forgotten

The Forgotten

Distinguished psychotherapist and survivor Elhanan Rosenbaum is losing his memory to an incurable disease. Never having spoken of the war years before, he resolves to tell...

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Witness

Witness

With her perfect memory (and plenty of zip), ninety-five-year-old Ruth Gruber–adventurer, international correspondent, photographer, maker of (and witness to) history, responsible for rescuing hundreds of thousands of Jewish refugees during World War II and after–tells her story in her own words and photographs.Gruber’s...

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Betraying Spinoza

Betraying Spinoza

Part of the Jewish Encounter seriesIn 1656, Amsterdam’s Jewish community excommunicated Baruch Spinoza, and, at the age of twenty–three, he became the most famous heretic in Judaism....

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