Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Schocken




My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner

My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner

From the author of the acclaimed novel A Pigeon and a Boy comes a charming tale of family ties, over-the-top housekeeping, and the sport of storytelling in Nahalal, the village...

Read more ›
But Where Is the Lamb?

But Where Is the Lamb?

“I didn’t think he’d do it. I really didn’t think he would. I thought he’d say, whoa, hold on, wait a minute. We made a deal, remember, the land, the...

Read more ›
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, but the principals...

Read more ›
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...

Read more ›
The Wanting

The Wanting

From the author of Not Me, this powerful novel about an Israeli father and his daughter brings to life a rich canvas of events and unexpected change in the aftermath of a suicide bombing. In...

Read more ›
One Generation After

One Generation After

Twenty years after he and his family were deported from Sighet to Auschwitz, Elie Wiesel returned to his town in search of the watch—a bar mitzvah gift—he...

Read more ›
The Jewish Body

The Jewish Body

Part of the Jewish Encounter seriesA history of the Jewish people from bris to burial, from “muscle Jews” to nose jobs.Melvin Konner, a renowned doctor...

Read more ›
The Magic Orange Tree

The Magic Orange Tree

When Diane Wolkstein, herself a well-known storyteller traveled throughout the Haitian countryside in search of stories, she harvested a rich collection of twenty-seven...

Read more ›
Bewilderments

Bewilderments

The newest book in Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg’s award-winning series of commentaries on the hebrew bible.   The book of Numbers is the narrative of a great failure....

Read more ›
Five Cities of Refuge

Five Cities of Refuge

In the ancient Jewish practice of the kavannah (a meditation designed to focus one’s heart on its spiritual goal), Lawrence Kushner and David Mamet offer their own reactions to key verses from each week’s Torah portion,...

Read more ›
Jewish Meditation

Jewish Meditation

Students of mediation are usually surprised to discover that a Jewish mediation tradition exists and that it was an authentic and integral part of mainstream Judaism until the eighteenth century. Jewish...

Read more ›
Zohar: The Book of Splendor

Zohar: The Book of Splendor

One of the great masterpieces of Western religious thought, the Zohar represents an attempt to uncover hidden meanings behind the world of appearances. It is the central...

Read more ›
What Nietzsche Really Said

What Nietzsche Really Said

What Nietzsche Really Said gives us a lucid overview -- both informative and entertaining -- of perhaps the most widely read and least understood philosopher in history.Friedrich...

Read more ›
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...

Read more ›
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...

Read more ›
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...

Read more ›
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...

Read more ›
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...

Read more ›
From the Kingdom of Memory

From the Kingdom of Memory

"One of the great writers of our generation" (The New Republic) weaves together memories of his life before the Holocaust and his great struggle to find...

Read more ›
Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook

Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook

This is the book that Maria Montesorri wrote in response to requests from thousands of American parents and teachers. A short, illustrated guide to the use of the Montessori classroom materials, it shows how to set up a “children’s...

Read more ›
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...

Read more ›
Cultures of the Jews, Volume 2

Cultures of the Jews, Volume 2

Scattered over much of the world throughout most of their history, are the Jews one people or many? How do they resemble and how do they differ from Jews in other places and times? What have their relationships...

Read more ›
After Daybreak

After Daybreak

“I find it hard even now to get into focus all these horrors, my mind is really quite incapable of taking in everything I saw because it was all so completely foreign to everything I had previously...

Read more ›
A Mad Desire to Dance

A Mad Desire to Dance

Now in paperback, Wiesel’s newest novel “reminds us, with force, that his writing is alive and strong. The master has once again found a startling freshness.”—Le Monde des...

Read more ›

Load more