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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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Simon Wiesenthal

Simon Wiesenthal

With 16 pages of black-and-white illustrationsNow in paperback, the first fully documented biography of the legendary Polish-born Nazi hunter—a revelatory account of a man whose...

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Burning Lights

Burning Lights

This charming memoir by Bella Chagall recalls her childhood in Vitebsk, the Russian-Jewish market town where she and her husband, Marc Chagall, grew up. Her warm reminiscences of...

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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 Jewish Writings

The Jewish Writings

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...

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Letter to the Father/Brief an den Vater

Letter to the Father/Brief an den Vater

Franz Kafka wrote this letter to Hermann Kafka in November 1919; he was then thirty-six years old. Max Brod relates that Kafka actually gave it to his mother to...

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Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954

Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954

Few thinkers have addressed the political horrors and ethical complexities of the twentieth century with the insight and passionate intellectual integrity of Hannah Arendt. She...

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On the Mystical Shape of the Godhead

On the Mystical Shape of the Godhead

"A major contribution to our understanding of the Kabbalah." --Arthur Green, Professor of Jewish Thought, Brandeis UniversityIn the Zohar and other writings of the Kabbalah, Jewish mystics...

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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...

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Tevye the Dairyman and The Railroad Stories

Tevye the Dairyman and The Railroad Stories

Of all the characters in modern Jewish fiction, the most beloved is Tevye, the compassionate, irrepressible, Bible-quoting dairyman from Anatevka, who has been immortalized...

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A History of Zionism

A History of Zionism

The definitive general history of the Zionist movement, by one of the most distinguished historians of our time. Walter Laqueur traces Zionism from its beginnings—with...

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Pesach for the Rest of Us

Pesach for the Rest of Us

Every year, poet and novelist Marge Piercy creates her own Passover seder with a group of family and friends. Babies have been born and grown up, friends have moved or divorced,...

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Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall

Part of the Jewish Encounter seriesNovelist and critic Jonathan Wilson clears away the sentimental mists surrounding an artist whose career spanned two world wars, the Russian Revolution, the...

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Russ & Daughters

Russ & Daughters

The former owner/proprietor of the beloved appetizing store on Manhattan’s Lower East Side tells the delightful, mouthwatering story of an immigrant family’s journey from a pushcart in 1907...

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The Diaries of Franz Kafka, 1910-1923

The Diaries of Franz Kafka, 1910-1923

These diaries cover the years 1910 to 1923, the year before Kafka’s death at the age of forty. They provide a penetrating look into life in Prague and into...

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The Book of New Israeli Food

The Book of New Israeli Food

In this stunning new work that is at once a coffee-table book to browse and a complete cookbook, Janna Gur brings us the sumptuous color, variety, and history of today’s Israeli...

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Saying Kaddish

Saying Kaddish

Anita Diamant's knowledge, sensitivity, and clarity have made her one of the most respected writers of guides to Jewish life. In Saying Kaddish, she shows how to make Judaism's time-honored...

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ZALMEN OR THE MADNESS OF GOD

ZALMEN OR THE MADNESS OF GOD

On Yom Kippur eve in 1965, Elie Wiesel found himself in Russia, “in a synagogue crowded with people.  The air was stifling.  The cantor was chanting . . . Suddenly a mad...

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The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook

The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook

Beautifully translated for a new generation of devotees of delicious and healthy eating:  a groundbreaking, mouthwatering vegetarian cookbook originally published in Yiddish in pre–World...

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Here and There

Here and There

A heartfelt and inspiring personal account of a woman raised as a Lubavitcher Hasid who leaves that world without leaving the family that remains within it.  ...

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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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Thinking Without a Banister

Thinking Without a Banister

Hannah Arendt was born in Germany in 1906 and lived in America from 1941 until her death in 1975. Thus her life spanned the tumultuous years of the twentieth century, as did her thought. She did not consider herself a philosopher, though she studied and maintained close relationships...

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A Fine Romance

A Fine Romance

In A Fine Romance, David Lehman looks at the formation of the American songbook—the timeless numbers that became jazz standards, iconic love songs, and sound tracks to famous movies—and...

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Kafka's Other Trial

Kafka's Other Trial

Felice Bauer was Kafka's first great love and the inspiration for his first great fiction. Six weeks after they met, he wrote "The Judgment" for her in one night of feverish activity....

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