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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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J
A Novel
Written by Howard Jacobson


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Hogarth
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-41955-9 (0-553-41955-2)

Shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize

"Longlisted for 2014’s Man Booker Prize, J is a snarling, effervescent, and ambitious philosophical work of fiction that poses unsettling questions about our sense of history, and our self-satisfied orthodoxies. Jacobson’s triumph is to craft a novel that is poignant as well as troubling... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Great Partnership
Science, Religion, and the Search for Meaning
Written by Jonathan Sacks


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1250-1 (0-8052-1250-7)

National Jewish Book Awards 2012, Finalist
Dorot Foundation Award for
Modern Jewish Thought and Experience

Impassioned, erudite, thoroughly researched, and beautifully reasoned, The Great Partnership argues not only that science and religion are compatible, but that they complement each other—and that the world needs both.

“Atheism deserves better than the new atheists,” states... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Eichmann Before Jerusalem
The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer
Written by Bettina Stangneth
Translated by Ruth Martin


Format: Hardcover, 608 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95967-6 (0-307-95967-8)

A total and groundbreaking reassessment of the life of Adolf Eichmann—a superb work of scholarship that reveals his activities and notoriety among a global network of National Socialists following the collapse of the Third Reich and that permanently challenges Hannah Arendt’s notion of the “banality of evil.”

Smuggled out of Europe after... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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My Battle Against Hitler
Faith, Truth, and Defiance in the Shadow of the Third Reich
Written by Dietrich von Hildebrand and John Henry Crosby


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34751-8 (0-385-34751-0)

Dietrich von Hildebrand was a German-Catholic philosopher, theologian, and one of the earliest opponents to anti-Semitism. This memoir offers Von Hildebrand's reflection on this period and provides an extraordinary glimpse into the darkest periods of the 20th century, including insight on Eugenio Pacelli (papal nuncio to Germany, later cardinal secretary of...

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Also available as an eBook.

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At Home in Exile
Why Diaspora Is Good for the Jews
Written by Alan Wolfe


Format: Hardcover, 296 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3313-5 (0-8070-3313-8)

Since the beginnings of Zionism in the twentieth century, many Jewish thinkers have considered it close to heresy to validate life in the Diaspora. Jews in Europe and America faced “a life of pointless struggle and futile suffering, of ambivalence, confusion, and eternal impotence,” as one early Zionist philosopher wrote, echoing... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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