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The Oath

The Oath

When a Christian boy disappears in a fictional Eastern European town in the 1920s, the local Jews are quickly accused of ritual murder. There is tension in the air and a pogrom...

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The Time of the Uprooted

The Time of the Uprooted

Gamaliel Friedman is only a child when his family flees Czechoslovakia in 1939 for the relative safety of Hungary. For him, it will be the beginning of a life of rootlessness,...

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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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Barney Ross

Barney Ross

Part of the Jewish Encounter seriesBorn Dov-Ber Rasofsky to Eastern European immigrant parents, Barney Ross grew up in a tough Chicago neighborhood and witnessed his father’s murder,...

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Sacred Trash

Sacred Trash

NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD FINALISTPart of the Jewish Encounter seriesOne May day in 1896, at a dining-room table in Cambridge, England, a meeting took place between...

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Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey

Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey

More than a quarter of a million Americans crossed the continental United States between 1840 and 1870, going west in one of the greatest migrations of modern times. The frontiersmen have...

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The Life of David

The Life of David

Part of the Jewish Encounter seriesPoet, warrior, and king, David has loomed large in myth and legend through the centuries, and he continues to haunt our collective imagination,...

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The Kuzari

The Kuzari

The Kuzari is one of the basic books of Jewish literature, a required text in the library of every educated Jew--and of every educated Christian who would...

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The Promise of Politics

The Promise of Politics

After the publication of The Origins of Totalitarianism in 1951, Hannah Arendt undertook an investigation of Marxism, a subject that she had deliberately left out of her earlier work. Her inquiry into...

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Jewish Soul Food

Jewish Soul Food

The author of the acclaimed The Book of New Israeli Food returns with a cookbook devoted to the culinary masterpieces of Jewish grandmothers from Minsk to Marrakesh: recipes that have traveled across continents and...

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Menachem Begin

Menachem Begin

Reviled as a fascist by his great rival Ben-Gurion, venerated by Israel’s underclass, the first Israeli to win the Nobel Peace Prize, a proud Jew but not a conventionally religious...

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Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights?

Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights?

This fascinating, informative, and beautifully illustrated books translates the Passover seder's Four Questions into twenty-three languages and provides capsule histories of the Jews in the countries where the languages...

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Not in God's Name

Not in God's Name

In this powerful and timely book, one of the most admired and authoritative religious leaders of our time tackles the phenomenon of religious extremism and violence committed...

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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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Tales of the Hasidim

Tales of the Hasidim

This new paperback edition brings together volumes one and two of Buber's classic work Takes of the Hasidim, with a new foreword by Chaim Potok. Martin Buber devoted forty...

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The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis

This collection brings together the stories that Kafka allowed to be published during his lifetime. To Max Brod, his literary executor, he wrote: “Of all my...

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The Fifth Son

The Fifth Son

Reuven Tamiroff, a Holocaust survivor, has never been able to speak about his past to his son, a young man who yearns to understand his father’s silence. As campuses...

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Laish

Laish

A caravan of Jews wanders through Eastern Europe at the end of the nineteenth century on a heartbreaking quest. Spiritual seekers and the elderly, widows and orphans, the sick and the dying, con...

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The Periodic Table

The Periodic Table

The Periodic Table is largely a memoir of the years before and after Primo Levi’s transportation from his native Italy to Auschwitz as an anti-Facist partisan...

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How to Raise a Jewish Child

How to Raise a Jewish Child

This updated edition of the classic parenting book combines insights from Jewish tradition with contemporary thinking about how children learn and grow. And it...

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Shopping for Identity

Shopping for Identity

In America today, you can connect to your ethnic heritage in dozens of ways, or adopt an identity just for an evening. Our society is not a melting pot but a salad bar--a bazaar in which the purveyors of goods...

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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...

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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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Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves

Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves

"The first general treatment of women in the ancient world to reflect the critical insights of modern feminism. Though much debated, its position as the basic textbook on women's...

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