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Cultures of the Jews, Volume 3

Cultures of the Jews, Volume 3

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...

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The Particulars of Rapture

The Particulars of Rapture

In her commentary on the book of Exodus—the stories of slavery and liberation, the burning bush, the revelation at Sinai, the golden calf, the shattering of...

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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 in the writings...

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Illuminations

Illuminations

Walter Benjamin was one of the most original cultural critics of the twentieth century. Illuminations includes his views on Kafka, with whom he felt a close personal...

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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, but the principals...

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A Child of Christian Blood

A Child of Christian Blood

A Jewish factory worker is falsely accused of ritually murdering a Christian boy in Russia in 1911, and his trial becomes an international cause célèbre. On...

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Future Tense

Future Tense

We are in danger, says Rabbi Sacks, of forgetting what Judaism’s place is within the global project of humankind. The Jewish people exist for a reason, and it is not...

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Emma Lazarus

Emma Lazarus

Part of the Jewish Encounter seriesEmma Lazarus’s most famous poem gave a voice to the Statue of Liberty, but her remarkable life has remained a mystery until...

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Essential Torah

Essential Torah

Whether you are thinking about studying the Bible for the first time or you’re simply curious about its history and contents, you will find everything you need in Essential Torah. George Robinson,...

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The Castle

The Castle

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Arriving in a village to take up the position of land surveyor for the mysterious lord of a castle, the character known as K. finds himself in a bitter and baffling...

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What Do Jews Believe?

What Do Jews Believe?

In this fresh and lucid study, Ariel presents the fundamentals of Jewish thought on the profound issues of God, human destiny, good and evil, Torah, and messianism,...

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Letters to Milena

Letters to Milena

In no other work does Franz Kafka reveal himself as in Letters to Milena, which begins as a business correspondence but soon develops into a passionate but...

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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 heretic in Judaism....

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Cultures of the Jews, Volume 1

Cultures of the Jews, Volume 1

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...

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Suddenly, Love

Suddenly, Love

A poignant, heartbreaking new work by “one of the best novelists alive” (Irving Howe)—the story of a lonely older man and his devoted young caretaker who transform...

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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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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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A Pigeon and a Boy

A Pigeon and a Boy

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

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The Rebbe's Army

The Rebbe's Army

“Excuse me, are you Jewish?” With these words, the relentlessly cheerful, ideologically driven emissaries of Chabad-Lubavitch approach perfect strangers on street corners throughout the world...

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Ben-Gurion

Ben-Gurion

Part of the Jewish Encounter seriesIsrael’s current president gives us a dramatic and revelatory biography of Israel’s founding father and first prime minister. Shimon...

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The Sons

The Sons

I have only one request," Kafka wrote to his publisher Kurt Wolff in 1913. "'The Stoker,' 'The Metamorphosis,' and 'The Judgment' belong together, both inwardly and outwardly. There is an obvious...

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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...

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The Judges

The Judges

From Elie Wiesel, a gripping novel of guilt, innocence, and the perilousness of judging both.A plane en route from New York to Tel Aviv is forced down by bad weather. A nearby house provides refuge for...

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Twilight

Twilight

Raphael Lipkin is a man obsessed. He hears voices. He talks to ghosts. He is spending the summer at the Mountain Clinic, a psychiatric hospital in upstate New York—not as...

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