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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...

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The Trial of God

The Trial of God

The Trial of God (as it was held on February 25, 1649, in Shamgorod)A Play by Elie WieselTranslated by Marion WieselIntroduction by Robert McAfee BrownAfterword by Matthew Fox Where...

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Two She-Bears

Two She-Bears

One of Israel’s most celebrated novelists—the acclaimed author of A Pigeon and a Boy—gives us a story of village love and vengeance in the early days of...

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Unto the Soul

Unto the Soul

In turn of the century Eastern Europe, a brother and sister have been chosen to guard an ancient cemetery of Jewish martyrs situated on an isolated mountain. The endless snows protect...

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Anti-Semite and Jew

Anti-Semite and Jew

With a new preface by Michael WalzerJean-Paul Sartre's book is a brilliant portrait of both anti-Semite and Jew, written by a non-Jew and from...

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Days of Awe

Days of Awe

Compiled by S.Y. Agnon, one of the greatest Hebrew writers of the twentieth century and winner of the 1966 Nobel Prize in Literature, Days of Awe is the long-acknowledged...

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Letters to Ottla and the Family

Letters to Ottla and the Family

Written by Kafka between 1909 and 1924, these letters offer a unique insight into the workings of the Kafka family, their relationship with the Prague Jewish community, and Kafka's...

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Cultures of the Jews

Cultures of the Jews

WITH MORE THAN 100 BLACK-AND-WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT Who are “the Jews”? Scattered over much of the world throughout most of their three-thousand-year-old history, are they one people or many? How...

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The Wicked Son

The Wicked Son

David Mamet's interest in anti-Semitism is not limited to the modern face of an ancient hatred but encompasses as well the ways in which many Jews have internalized that hatred....

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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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In This Dark House

In This Dark House

In 1939 the influential architect Berthold Lubetkin abruptly left his thriving career in London and dropped out of sight, moving with his wife to a desolate farm...

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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...

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The Messianic Idea in Judaism

The Messianic Idea in Judaism

Gershom Scholem was the master builder of historical studies of the Kabbalah. When he began to work on this neglected field, the few who studied these texts were either amateurs...

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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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On Judaism

On Judaism

Edited by Nahum N. GlatzerWith a new Foreword by Rodger Kamenetz “The question I put before you, as well as before myself, is the question of...

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My Wild Garden

My Wild Garden

A colorfully illustrated round of the season in the garden of the best-selling novelist, memoirist, and champion putterer with a wheelbarrow   On the perimeter of Israel’s...

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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 Schocken Book of Modern Sephardic Literature

The Schocken Book of Modern Sephardic Literature

The expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492 gave rise to a series of rich, diverse diasporas that were interconnected through a common vision and joie de vivre. The exodus took these Sephardim...

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Louis D. Brandeis

Louis D. Brandeis

The first full-scale biography in twenty-five years of one of the most important and distinguished justices to sit on the Supreme Court–a book that reveals Louis D. Brandeis...

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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...

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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...

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The Schocken Book of Contemporary Jewish Fiction

The Schocken Book of Contemporary Jewish Fiction

This landmark anthology brings together some of the best stories written in the last thirty years by and about American Jews. Saul Bellow tells a brutal coming-of-age story...

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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...

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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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