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Farewell Espana
Farewell Espana
Written by Howard M. Sachar
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ISBN: 9780804150538
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Farewell Espana
The World of the Sephardim Remembered
Written by Howard M. Sachar


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2013
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Farewell Espana transcends conventional historical narrative. With the lucidity and verve that have characterized his numerous earlier volumes, Howard Sachar breathes life into the leading dramatis personae of the Sephardic world: the royal counselors Samuel ibn Nagrela and Joseph Nasi, the poets Solomon ibn Gabirol and Judah Halevi, the philosophers Moses... Read more >
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The Jewish Festivals
The Jewish Festivals
Written by Hayyim Schauss
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ISBN: 9780307817488
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The Jewish Festivals
A Guide to Their History and Observance
Written by Hayyim Schauss


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: April 4, 2012
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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 reciting the blessing over the Sabbath candles? How did the Seder originate? Does the Book of Esther, read on... Read more >
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The Messianic Idea in Judaism
The Messianic Idea in Judaism
Written by Gershom Scholem
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ISBN: 9780307789082
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The Messianic Idea in Judaism
And Other Essays on Jewish Spirituality
Written by Gershom Scholem


Format: eBook, 408 pages
On Sale: November 23, 2011
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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 who were looking for occult wisdom, or old-style Kabbalists who were seeking guidance on their spiritual journeys. His work broke with... Read more >
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Somewhere a Master
Somewhere a Master
Written by Elie Wiesel
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ISBN: 9780307806406
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Somewhere a Master
Hasidic Portraits and Legends
Written by Elie Wiesel


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2011
Price: $11.99

The compassion of Reb Moshe-Leib, the vision of the Seer of Lublin, the wisdom of Reb Pinhas, the warmth of the Ba’al Shem Tov, the humor of Reb Naphtali–to their followers these sages appeared as kings, judges, and prophets. They communicated joy and wonder and fervor to the men and women... Read more >
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Beginnings
Beginnings
Written by Meir Shalev
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ISBN: 9780307717191
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Beginnings
Reflections on the Bible's Intriguing Firsts
Written by Meir Shalev


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $12.99

The bestselling and prize-winning Israeli author Meir Shalev describes the many "firsts" of the Bible – the first love and the first death, to the first laugh and the first dream – providing a fresh, secular and surprising look at the stories we think we know.
 
The first kiss in the Bible... Read more >
The Invention of the Jewish People
The Invention of the Jewish People
Written by Shlomo Sand, Translated by Yael Lotan
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ISBN: 9781844676231
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The Invention of the Jewish People

Written by Shlomo Sand
Translated by Yael Lotan


Format: Trade Paperback, 344 pages
On Sale: June 14, 2010
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A historical tour de force, The Invention of the Jewish People offers a groundbreaking account of Jewish and Israeli history. Exploding the myth that there was a forced Jewish exile in the first century at the hands of the Romans, Israeli historian Shlomo Sand argues that most modern Jews descend from... Read more >
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A Little Too Close to God
A Little Too Close to God
Written by David Horovitz
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ISBN: 9780307575753
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A Little Too Close to God
The Thrills and Panic of a Life in Israel
Written by David Horovitz


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: December 30, 2009
Price: $15.99

When David Horovitz emigrated from England to Israel in 1983, it was the fulfillment of a dream. But today, a husband and a father, he is torn between hope and despair, between the desire to make a difference and fear for his family's safety, between staying and going. In this candid... Read more >
Moses
Moses
Written by Jonathan Kirsch
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ISBN: 9780307567925
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Moses
A Life
Written by Jonathan Kirsch


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2009
Price: $17.99

Lawgiver and liberator. Seer and prophet. The only human permitted to converse with God "face-to-face." Moses is the most commanding presence in the Old Testament. Yet as Jonathan Kirsch shows in this brilliant, stunningly original volume, Moses was also an enigmatic and mysterious figure--at once a good shepherd and a ruthless... Read more >
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Harlot by the Side of the Road
Harlot by the Side of the Road
Written by Jonathan Kirsch
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ISBN: 9780307567635
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Harlot by the Side of the Road

Written by Jonathan Kirsch


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2009
Price: $13.99

Sex. Violence. Scandal. These are words we rarely associate with the sacred text of the Bible. Yet in this brilliant new book, Jonathan Kirsch shows that the Old Testament is filled with some of the most startling and explicit stories in all of Western literature. These tales of seduction and rape... Read more >
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The Wicked Son
The Wicked Son
Written by David Mamet
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ISBN: 9780805211573
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The Wicked Son
Anti-Semitism, Self-hatred, and the Jews
Written by David Mamet


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: September 15, 2009
Price: $12.95

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. Using the metaphor of the Wicked Son at the Passover seder (the child who asks, "What does this story mean to... Read more >
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Barney Ross
Barney Ross
Written by Douglas Century
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ISBN: 9780805211733
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Barney Ross
The Life of a Jewish Fighter
Written by Douglas Century


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $12.95

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

Born Dov-Ber Rasofsky to Eastern European immigrant parents, Barney Ross grew up in a tough Chicago neighborhood and witnessed his father’s murder, his mother’s nervous breakdown, and the dispatching of his three younger siblings to an orphanage, all before he turned fourteen. To make enough money... Read more >
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Barney Ross
Barney Ross
Written by Douglas Century
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ISBN: 9780805242720
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Barney Ross
The Life of a Jewish Fighter
Written by Douglas Century


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $9.99

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

Born Dov-Ber Rasofsky to Eastern European immigrant parents, Barney Ross grew up in a tough Chicago neighborhood and witnessed his father’s murder, his mother’s nervous breakdown, and the dispatching of his three younger siblings to an orphanage, all before he turned fourteen. To make enough money... Read more >
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Marc Chagall
Marc Chagall
Written by Jonathan Wilson
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ISBN: 9780307538192
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Marc Chagall

Written by Jonathan Wilson


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2009
Price: $11.99

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

Novelist and critic Jonathan Wilson clears away the sentimental mists surrounding an artist whose career spanned two world wars, the Russian Revolution, the Holocaust, and the birth of the State of Israel. Marc Chagall’s work addresses these transforming events, but his ambivalence about his role as... Read more >
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The Jewish Writings
The Jewish Writings
Written by Hannah Arendt
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ISBN: 9780307496287
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The Jewish Writings

Written by Hannah Arendt


Format: eBook, 640 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2009
Price: $18.99

Although Hannah Arendt is not primarily known as a Jewish thinker, she probably wrote more about Jewish issues than any other topic. When she was in her mid-twenties and still living in Germany, Arendt wrote about the history of German Jews as a people living in a land that was not... Read more >
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Wise Men and Their Tales
Wise Men and Their Tales
Written by Elie Wiesel
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ISBN: 9780307561244
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Wise Men and Their Tales
Portraits of Biblical, Talmudic, and Hasidic Masters
Written by Elie Wiesel


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2009
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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 Sarah, fiercely guarding her son, Isaac, against the negative influence of his half-brother Ishmael; Samson, the solitary hero and protector of... Read more >
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Jews and Power
Jews and Power
Written by Ruth R. Wisse
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ISBN: 9780307533135
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Jews and Power

Written by Ruth R. Wisse


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: December 24, 2008
Price: $10.99

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Taking in everything from the Kingdom of David to the Oslo Accords, Ruth Wisse offers a radical new way to think about the Jewish relationship to power. Traditional Jews believed that upholding the covenant with God constituted a treaty with the most powerful force in the... Read more >
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The Wicked Son
The Wicked Son
Written by David Mamet
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ISBN: 9780805242744
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The Wicked Son
Anti-Semitism, Self-hatred, and the Jews
Written by David Mamet


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: October 24, 2008
Price: $9.99

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

As might be expected from this fiercely provocative writer, 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 themselves internalized that hatred. Using the metaphor of the Wicked... Read more >
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The Life of David
The Life of David
Written by Robert Pinsky
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ISBN: 9780805211535
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The Life of David

Written by Robert Pinsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: August 26, 2008
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Poet, warrior, and king, David has loomed large in myth and legend through the centuries, and he continues to haunt our collective imagination, his flaws and inconsistencies making him the most approachable of biblical heroes. Robert Pinsky, former poet laureate of the United States, plumbs the...

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Maimonides
Maimonides
Written by Sherwin B. Nuland
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ISBN: 9780805211504
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Maimonides

Written by Sherwin B. Nuland


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: August 26, 2008
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Sherwin B. Nuland—best-selling author of How We Die—focuses his surgeon’s eye and writer’s pen on this greatest of rabbis, most intriguing of Jewish philosophers, and most honored of Jewish doctors.

Moses Maimonides was a Renaissance man before there was a Renaissance: a great physician, a dazzling Torah scholar, a daring philosopher. Eight... Read more >
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Maimonides
Maimonides
Written by Sherwin B. Nuland
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ISBN: 9780805212273
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Maimonides

Written by Sherwin B. Nuland


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 26, 2008
Price: $11.99

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

Moses Maimonides was a Renaissance man before there was a Renaissance: a great physician who served a sultan, a dazzling Torah scholar, a community leader, a daring philosopher whose greatest work—The Guide for the Perplexed—attempted to reconcile scientific knowledge with faith in God. He was a...

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The Jewish Writings
The Jewish Writings
Written by Hannah Arendt
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ISBN: 9780805211948
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The Jewish Writings

Written by Hannah Arendt


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
On Sale: February 26, 2008
Price: $22.50

Although Hannah Arendt is not primarily known as a Jewish thinker, she probably wrote more about Jewish issues than any other topic. As a young adult in Germany, she wrote about German Jewish history. After moving to France in 1933, she helped Jewish youth immigrate to Palestine. During her years in... Read more >
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The Popes Against the Jews
The Popes Against the Jews
Written by David I. Kertzer
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ISBN: 9780307429216
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The Popes Against the Jews
The Vatican's Role in the Rise of Modern Anti-Semitism
Written by David I. Kertzer


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

In this meticulously researched, unflinching, and reasoned study, National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer presents shocking revelations about the role played by the Vatican in the development of modern anti-Semitism. Working in long-sealed Vatican archives, Kertzer unearths startling evidence to undermine the Church’s argument that it played no direct role... Read more >
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On Three Pillars
On Three Pillars
Text by Phillip Lopate, Photographed by Thomas Roma
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576874134
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On Three Pillars
Torah, Worship, and the Practice of Loving Kindness, The Synagogues of Brooklyn
Text by Phillip Lopate
Photographed by Thomas Roma


Format: Hardcover, 136 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2007
Price: $60.00

On Three Pillars: Torah, Worship, and Practice of Loving Kindness, The Synagogues of Brooklyn is not meant to be a complete visual inventory of Brooklyn synagogues, past or present, but an evocation of that history into the present day.

Roughly half the photographs in this book are of synagogues functioning today... Read more >
Jews and Power
Jews and Power
Written by Ruth R. Wisse
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ISBN: 9780805242249
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Jews and Power

Written by Ruth R. Wisse


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: August 28, 2007
Price: $27.95

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

Taking in everything from the Kingdom of David to the Oslo Accords, Ruth Wisse offers a radical new way to think about the Jewish relationship to power. Traditional Jews believed that upholding the covenant with God constituted a treaty with the most powerful force in the... Read more >
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Marc Chagall
Marc Chagall
Written by Jonathan Wilson
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ISBN: 9780805242010
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Marc Chagall

Written by Jonathan Wilson


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2007
Price: $19.95

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

Novelist and critic Jonathan Wilson clears away the sentimental mists surrounding an artist whose career spanned two world wars, the Russian Revolution, the Holocaust, and the birth of the State of Israel. Marc Chagall’s work addresses these transforming events, but his ambivalence about his role as... Read more >
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