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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...

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What Darwin Really Said

What Darwin Really Said

With a foreword by Stephen Jay Gould First published in 1859, Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution inalterably transformed our view of the history of life...

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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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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 Jews of Silence

The Jews of Silence

In the fall of 1965 the Israeli newspaper Haaretz sent a young journalist named Elie Wiesel to the Soviet Union to report on the lives of Jews trapped behind the Iron Curtain. “I...

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The Jewish Writings

The Jewish Writings

Although Hannah Arendt is not primarily known as a Jewish thinker, she probably wrote more about Jewish issues than any other topic. When she was in her mid-twenties and still living in Germany, Arendt...

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The Five Books of Moses

The Five Books of Moses

Widely acclaimed by Bible scholars and theologians of every denomination, Everett Fox's masterful translation re-creates the echoes, allusions, alliterations, and...

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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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Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism

Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism

A collection of lectures on the features of the movement of mysticism that began in antiquity and continues in Hasidism today.

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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...

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One People, Two Worlds

One People, Two Worlds

After being introduced by a mutual friend in the winter of 2000, Reform Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch and Orthodox Rabbi Yosef Reinman embarked on an unprecedented eighteen-month e-mail correspondence...

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Montessori Method

Montessori Method

This book is Montessori's own exposition of the theory behind her innovative educational techniques. She shows parents, teachers and administrators how to "free...

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Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall

Part of the Jewish Encounter seriesNovelist and critic Jonathan Wilson clears away the sentimental mists surrounding an artist whose career spanned two world wars, the Russian Revolution, the...

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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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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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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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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 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 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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When General Grant Expelled the Jews

When General Grant Expelled the Jews

Finalist, 2012 National Jewish Book AwardsA riveting account of General Ulysses S. Grant’s decision, in the middle of the Civil War, to order the expulsion of all Jews from the territory under his...

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The Gates of the Forest

The Gates of the Forest

Gregor—a teenaged boy, the lone survivor of his family—is hiding from the Germans in the forest. He hides in a cave, where he meets a mysterious...

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The Castle

The Castle

Translated and with a preface by Mark HarmanLeft unfinished by Kafka in 1922 and not published until 1926, two years after his death, The Castle is...

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Aphorisms

Aphorisms

The aphorism eludes definition: it can appear to be a random jotting or a more polished observation. Whether arbitrary fragment or crystalline shard, an aphorism captures the inception...

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Understanding Genesis

Understanding Genesis

"This book...is designed to make the Bible of Israel intelligible, relevant, and hopefully, inspiring to a sophisticated generation, possessed of intellectual...

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