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Living a Joyous Life
The True Spirit of Jewish Practice
Written by David Aaron


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Trumpeter
On Sale: December 2, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-611-6 (1-59030-611-2)

Secular and religious Jews alike will find wisdom and inspiration in this new book in which Rabbi David Aaron reveals the joy that living a Jewish life can bring. With his characteristic humor, enthusiasm, and insight, Rabbi Aaron looks at key, and often misunderstood, aspects of Jewish practice—our relationship with God... Read more >

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Jerusalem
One City, Three Faiths
Written by Karen Armstrong


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 29, 1997
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-39168-1 (0-345-39168-3)

Karen Armstrong shows how Jerusalem has become that defining place for adherents of the three religions of Abraham. In her view, the city has been not only a symbol of God on earth, but is also a deeply rooted part of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim identity. She traces Jerusalem's physical... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Reflections On Anti-Semitism

Written by Alain Badiou, Eric Hazan and Ivan Segre


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: December 17, 2013
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-78168-115-2 (1-78168-115-5)

Since the inception of the ‘War on Terror’, Israel has become increasingly important to Western imperial strategy and ever more aggressive in its policies towards the Palestinians. A key ideological weapon in this development is the cynical and unjustified accusation of ‘anti-Semitism’ to silence protest and dissent.

For historical reasons, this tactic... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Reflections On Anti-Semitism

Written by Alain Badiou, Eric Hazan and Ivan Segre


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84467-877-8 (1-84467-877-6)

Since the inception of the ‘War on Terror’, Israel has become increasingly important to Western imperial strategy and ever more aggressive in its policies towards the Palestinians. A key ideological weapon in this development is the cynical and unjustified accusation of ‘anti-Semitism’ to silence protest and dissent.

For historical reasons, this tactic... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People
From the Time of the Patriarchs to the Present
Written by Eli Barnavi


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4226-3 (0-8052-4226-0)

The history of the Jews spans more than two millenia and encompasses most parts of the globe—an extraordinary saga which is set forth pictorially in this comprehensive, and richly illustrated and designed volume. With hundreds of brilliantly detailed maps, photographs, and drawings, and chronologies and commentaries by leading experts, A Historical... Read more >

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The Essential Zohar
The Source of Kabbalistic Wisdom
Written by Rav P.S. Berg


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: April 6, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-609-80731-6 (0-609-80731-5)

For thousands of years, no book has been more shrouded in mystery than the Zohar, yet no book offers us greater wisdom.

The central text of Kabbalah, the Zohar is a commentary on the Bible’s narratives, laws, and genealogies and a map of the spiritual landscape. In The Essential Zohar, the eminent... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Essential Zohar
The Source of Kabbalistic Wisdom
Written by Rav P.S. Berg


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: March 26, 2002
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-60927-9 (0-609-60927-0)

For thousands of years, no book has been more shrouded in mystery than the Zohar, yet no book offers greater wisdom to humankind. As the central text of Kabbalah, the Zohar was conceived by the ancient kabbalists as a guide for gaining fulfillment in the material world and for drawing closer... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Women and Jewish Law
The Essential Texts, Their History, and Their Relevance for Today
Written by Rachel Biale


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: August 22, 1995
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1049-1 (0-8052-1049-0)

Women and Jewish Law gives contemporary readers access to the central texts of the Jewish religious tradition on issues of special concern to women. Combining historical overview with a thoughtful feminist critique, this pathbreaking study points the way for "informed change" in the status of women in Jewish life.

"With great precision... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Bronfman Haggadah

Written by Edgar M. Bronfman
Illustrated by Jan Aronson


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-8478-3968-1 (0-8478-3968-0)

An illustrated contemporary Haggadah for the Passover Seder, as interpreted by the world-renowned philanthropist and Jewish leader Edgar M. Bronfman. Edgar Bronfman’s text continues the traditional commandment to retell the Exodus story of slavery and freedom for future generations. The Haggadah teaches people about Judaism with a fresh perspective while helping... Read more >

The Letters of Martin Buber

Written by Martin Buber


Format: eBook, 736 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: September 4, 2013
Price: $18.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-5013-2 (0-8041-5013-3)

“No matter how brilliant it may be, the human intellect that wishes to keep to a plane above the events of the day is not really alive,” wrote Martin Buber in 1932. The correspondence of Martin Buber reveals a personality passionately involved in all the cultural and political events of his... Read more >

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Tales of the Hasidim

Written by Martin Buber


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: July 23, 1991
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-0995-2 (0-8052-0995-6)

This edition brings together volumes one and two of Buber's classic work Tales of the Hasidim, with a new foreword by Chaim Potok. These marvelous tales--terse, vigorous, often cryptic--are the true texts of Hasidism. The Hasidic masters, of whom these tales are told, are full-bodied personalities, yet their lives seem almost... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Gifts of the Jews
How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels
Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 17, 1999
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-48249-3 (0-385-48249-3)

In his concise, readable treatise on the Jews and their enormous impact on history and civilization, Cahill recreates the philosophical and religious matrix of the ancient world and shows how the ancient Jews burst upon the stage with a completely new view. He explains the historical importance of key Biblical figures... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Secret Language of Sacred Spaces
Decoding Churches, Cathedrals, Temples, Mosques and Other Places of Worship Arou nd the World
Written by Jon Canon


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84899-111-8 (1-84899-111-8)

Across the globe, pilgrims and tourists, locals and foreigners flock to sacred sites and houses of worship. Why? Because throughout time, humans have directed extraordinary amounts of energy toward the creation of architecture that expresses their religious beliefs.

From Stonehenge to the Sagrada Família; from the Acropolis to Angkor Wat, The... Read more >

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Rabbi Jesus
An Intimate Biography
Written by Bruce Chilton


Format: Trade Paperback, 354 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: February 26, 2002
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-49793-0 (0-385-49793-8)

Interpretations of the life of Jesus have flourished for nearly two millennia--from the Gospels to scholarly investigations by theologians and historians, to fictional portraits by novelists like Nikos Kazantzakis and Norman Mailer. Despite this long history, a clear and coherent picture of Jesus as a man and a teacher has remained... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Rabbi Paul
An Intellectual Biography
Written by Bruce Chilton


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: November 15, 2005
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-50863-6 (0-385-50863-8)

A brilliant new biography of Saint Paul, whose interpretations of the life and teachings of Jesus transformed a loosely organized, grassroots peasant movement into the structured religion we know today

Without Paul, there would be no Christianity. His letters to various churches scattered throughout the Roman Empire articulated, for the first time... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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From Eden to Exile
Unraveling Mysteries of the Bible
Written by Eric H. Cline


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: June 19, 2007
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0084-7 (1-4262-0084-6)

Eric H. Cline uses the tools of his trade to examine some of the most puzzling mysteries from the Hebrew Bible and, in the process, to narrate the history of ancient Israel. Combining the academic rigor that has won the respect of his peers with an accessible style that has made... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Everyman's Talmud
The Major Teachings of the Rabbinic Sages
Written by Abraham Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: February 7, 1995
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1032-3 (0-8052-1032-6)

Long regarded as the classic introduction to the teachings of the Talmud, this comprehensive and masterly distillation summarizes the wisdom of the rabbinic sages on the dominant themes of Judaism.

"Everyman's Talmud is the right place to begin not only to learn about Judaism in general but to meet the substance of... Read more >

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Torah as a Guide to Enlightenment

Written by Gabriel Cousens M.D.
Foreword by Rabbi Gershon Winkler


Format: Hardcover, 692 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $72.00
ISBN: 978-1-58394-249-9 (1-58394-249-1)

Inspired by intense studies, meditation, and a variety of teachings from the great Torah sages, best-selling author Gabriel Cousens, MD, presents the fifty-two parashas of the Torah as a practical path to liberation. His interpretation, which focuses on enlightenment, what he feels is the original intention of the Torah, provides a... Read more >

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How to Raise a Jewish Child
A Practical Handbook for Family Life
Written by Anita Diamant and Karen Kushner


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: August 26, 2008
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1221-1 (0-8052-1221-3)

This updated edition of the classic parenting book combines insights from Jewish tradition with contemporary thinking about how children learn and grow. And it describes the practices, customs, and values that go into creating a Jewish home and raising joyful children within the rich traditions of Judaism.

"[Anyone] looking to bring Judaism... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Jew is Not My Enemy
Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism
Written by Tarek Fatah


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Signal
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-4784-8 (0-7710-4784-3)

A liberal Muslim and critically acclaimed author explores the historical, political, and theological basis for centuries of Muslim animosity towards Jews, debunking long-held myths and tracing a history of hate and its impact today.

More than nine years after 9/11 and 60 years after the creation of the state of Israel, the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Ark Before Noah
Decoding the Story of the Flood
Written by Irving Finkel


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-53711-7 (0-385-53711-5)

The recent translation of a Babylonian tablet launches a groundbreaking investigation into one of the most famous stories in the world, challenging the way we look at ancient history.
 
Since the Victorian period, it has been understood that the story of Noah, iconic in the Book of Genesis, and a central motif... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Rebbe's Army
Inside the World of Chabad-Lubavitch
Written by Sue Fishkoff


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: January 4, 2005
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1138-2 (0-8052-1138-1)

“Excuse me, are you Jewish?” With these words, the relentlessly cheerful, ideologically driven emissaries of Chabad-Lubavitch approach perfect strangers on street corners throughout the world in their ongoing efforts to persuade their fellow Jews to live religiously observant lives. In The Rebbe’s Army, award-winning journalist Sue Fishkoff gives us the first... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Man's Search for Meaning

Written by Viktor E. Frankl
Afterword by William J. Winslade
Foreword by Harold S. Kushner


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 2006
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1427-1 (0-8070-1427-3)

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945, Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, paperback and a trade paperback.

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Moses and Monotheism

Written by Sigmund Freud


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 12, 1955
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-70014-4 (0-394-70014-7)

Freud's speculations on various aspects of religion where he explains various characteristics of the Jews in their relations with the Christians. Read more >

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The New Rabbi

Written by Stephen Fried


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 26, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38075-0 (0-553-38075-3)

From award-winning journalist Stephen Fried, here is a compelling chronicle of the Har Zion Temple on Philadelphia’s Main Line and its lengthy, complicated, and intricate search for a new rabbi.

For the last seventy-five years Har Zion Temple has been one of the largest and most influential congregations in America. For thirty... Read more >
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