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The Man Who Never Stopped Sleeping

The Man Who Never Stopped Sleeping

From the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author (“One of the greatest writers of the age” –The Guardian): a young Holocaust survivor takes his first steps toward...

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The Funeral Party

The Funeral Party

August 1991. In a sweltering New York City apartment, a group of Russian émigrés gathers round the deathbed of an artist named Alik, a charismatic character beloved by...

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A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now

A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now

A monument to the literary genius of women throughout the ages, A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now is an invaluable collection. Here in one volume are the works...

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Yiddish Folktales

Yiddish Folktales

Filled with princesses and witches, dybbuks and wonder-working rebbes, the two hundred tales that make up this delightful compendium were gathered during the 1920s and 1930s by ethnographers...

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Myth and Meaning

Myth and Meaning

Ever since the rise of science and the scientific method in the seventeenth century, we have rejected mythology as the product of superstitious and primitive minds. Only...

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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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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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A Pigeon and a Boy

A Pigeon and a Boy

A mesmerizing novel of two love stories, separated by half a century but connected by one enchanting act of devotion—from the internationally acclaimed Israeli writer Meir Shalev. ...

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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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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...

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Rashi

Rashi

Part of the Jewish Encounter seriesFrom Elie Wiesel, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, comes a magical book that introduces us to the towering figure of Rashi—Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki—the...

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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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The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

The author has combed the works of contemporary Arab chronicles of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants. He retells their story and offers insights...

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The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem

The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem

Part of the Jewish Encounters seriesThe first comprehensive biography of one of the most beloved authors of all time: the creator of Tevye the Dairyman, the collection of stories that...

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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...

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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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The Complete Stories

The Complete Stories

The Complete Stories brings together all of Kafka’s stories, from the classic tales such as “The Metamorphosis,” “In the Penal Colony,”...

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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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The Jewish Festivals

The Jewish Festivals

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...

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The Beginning of Desire

The Beginning of Desire

Winner of the National Jewish Book AwardSince its publication in 1995, The Beginning of Desire has opened new pathways in the reading of the...

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Responsibility and Judgment

Responsibility and Judgment

Each of the books that Hannah Arendt published in her lifetime was unique, and to this day each continues to provoke fresh thought and interpretations. This was never more true than for Eichmann in Jerusalem,...

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Collected Poems, 1954-2004

Collected Poems, 1954-2004

Irving Feldman is a master chronicler of our collective experience and an overlooked treasure of American poetry. Feldman’s rich body of work exhibits his mastery of language from the biblical to the conversational, his Yiddish flair for...

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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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Katerina

Katerina

Fleeing an abusive home, Katerina, a teenage peasant in Ukraine in the 1880s, is taken in by a Jewish family and becomes their housekeeper. Feeling the warmth of...

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