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A Beggar in Jerusalem

A Beggar in Jerusalem

When the Six-Day War began, Elie Wiesel rushed to Israel. "I went to Jerusalem because I had to go somewhere, I had to leave the present and bring it back to the past....

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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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Yehuda Halevi

Yehuda Halevi

Part of the Jewish Encounter seriesA masterly biography of Yehuda Halevi, one of the greatest of Hebrew poets and a shining example of the synthesis of religion and culture that defined...

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What Darwin Really Said

What Darwin Really Said

With a foreword by Stephen Jay Gould First published in 1859, Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution inalterably transformed our view of the history of life...

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Unterzakhn

Unterzakhn

A mesmerizing, heartbreaking graphic novel of immigrant life on New York’s Lower East Side at the turn of the twentieth century, as seen through the eyes of twin sisters whose lives...

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Modern English-Yiddish Dictionary

Modern English-Yiddish Dictionary

The standard reference guide, with more than 20,000 entries ranging from colloquial to literary Yiddish, plus: a grammar guide, a pronunciation key, and instructions for usage Dr....

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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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Emma Lazarus

Emma Lazarus

Winner of the National Jewish Book AwardThe definitive biography of the poet whose sonnet "The New Colossus" appears on the base of the Statue of Liberty, welcoming immigrants to their new...

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When Bad Things Happen to Good People

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

As a young theology student, Harold Kushner puzzled over the Book of Job. As a small-town rabbi he counseled other people through pain and grief. But not until he learned that his three-year-old...

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The Complete Yoga Book

The Complete Yoga Book

An encyclopedia of yoga practices, practical yoga, and the philosophy and background of yoga. Included are three thorough sections on health and energy levels, postures,...

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The Mirror Maker

The Mirror Maker

With the publication of The Periodic Tableon 1984, Primo Levi became one of America’s most beloved writers. This new collection of his stories and essays reveals...

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Jews and Power

Jews and Power

Part of the Jewish Encounter seriesTaking in everything from the Kingdom of David to the Oslo Accords, Ruth Wisse offers a radical new way to think about the Jewish relationship...

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The Sunflower

The Sunflower

A Holocaust survivor's surprising and thought-provoking study of forgiveness, justice, compassion, and human responsibility, featuring contributions from the Dalai...

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Jewish Soul Food

Jewish Soul Food

The author of the acclaimed The Book of New Israeli Food returns with a cookbook devoted to the culinary masterpieces of Jewish grandmothers from Minsk to Marrakesh: recipes that have traveled across continents and...

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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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Choosing a Jewish Life, Revised and Updated

Choosing a Jewish Life, Revised and Updated

"As a rabbi and a convert, I appreciate this book deeply for its sensitivity to the complex feelings of those who are exploring paths to becoming Jewish, and for the deep love of Judaism it conveys. I will give it to every...

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Ben-Gurion

Ben-Gurion

Part of the Jewish Encounter seriesIsrael’s current president gives us a dramatic and revelatory biography of Israel’s founding father and first prime minister. Shimon...

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The Monk and the Philosopher

The Monk and the Philosopher

Jean Francois-Revel, a pillar of French intellectual life in our time, became world famous for his challenges to both Communism and Christianity. Twenty-seven years ago, his son,...

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The Testament

The Testament

On August 12, 1952, Russia's greatest Jewish writers were secretly executed by Stalin. In this remarkable blend of history and imagination, Paltiel Kossover meets the same fate...

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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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All Whom I Have Loved

All Whom I Have Loved

All Whom I Have Loved is the haunting story of a Jewish family in Eastern Europe in the 1930s as seen through the eyes of an unforgettable nine-year-old boy. The...

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The Periodic Table

The Periodic Table

The Periodic Table is largely a memoir of the years before and after Primo Levi’s transportation from his native Italy to Auschwitz as an anti-Facist partisan...

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On Teaching

On Teaching

“This book is for people thinking about becoming teachers as well as for people in teacher training and for people who are in the classroom and think of themselves as still learning...

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When Children Ask About God

When Children Ask About God

Who made God? Can God hear my prayers? Why does God let people die? The author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People helps parents understand their children's...

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