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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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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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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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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 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 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....

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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 Story of a Life

The Story of a Life

When Aharon Appelfeld was seven years old the Nazis occupied Czernowitz, his hometown. They penned the Jews into a ghetto and eventually sent whoever had not been shot or...

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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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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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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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Yiddish Folktales

Yiddish Folktales

Filled with princesses and witches, dybbuks and wonder-working rebbes, two hundred marvelous tales bring the richness, wisdom, and humor of Yiddish folklore to life.  ...

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Yehuda Halevi

Yehuda Halevi

Part of the Jewish Encounter seriesA masterly biography of Yehuda Halevi, one of the greatest of Hebrew poets and a shining example of the synthesis of religion and culture that defined...

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Tzili

Tzili

The youngest, least-favored member of an Eastern European Jewish family, Tzili is considered an embarrassment by her parents and older siblings. Her schooling has...

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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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T'Ai Chi Ch'Uan and Meditation

T'Ai Chi Ch'Uan and Meditation

An ideal introduction to T'Ai Chi Ch'Uan, providing clear descriptions of the methods of meditation and exercise, and illuminating the underlying theory, so readers...

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Montessori from the Start

Montessori from the Start

What can parents do to help their youngest children in their task of self-formation? How does the Montessori method of hands-on learning and self-discovery relate to the...

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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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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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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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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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Witness

Witness

With her perfect memory (and plenty of zip), ninety-five-year-old Ruth Gruber–adventurer, international correspondent, photographer, maker of (and witness to) history, responsible for rescuing hundreds of thousands of Jewish refugees during World War II and after–tells her story in her own words and photographs.Gruber’s...

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Letter to the Father/Brief an den Vater

Letter to the Father/Brief an den Vater

Franz Kafka wrote this letter to Hermann Kafka in November 1919; he was then thirty-six years old. Max Brod relates that Kafka actually gave it to his mother to...

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Sloan-Kettering

Sloan-Kettering

A final collection of poetic works by the famed Jewish resistance fighter is comprised of pieces written in the last weeks of his life while he succumbed to cancer...

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