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Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century

By: Laskin, David

Price: $7.50

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 9/23/2016

Seller ID: 9780670025473

ISBN: 067002547X

Condition: USED


The author of the "The Children's Blizzard "delivers an epic work of twentieth century history through the riveting story of one extraordinary Jewish family With cinematic power and beauty, bestselling author David Laskin brings to life the upheavals of the twentieth century through the story of one family, three continents, two world wars, and the rise and fall of nations. A century and a half ago, a Torah scribe and his wife raised six children in a yeshivatown at the western fringe of the Russian empire. Bound by their customs and ancient faith, the pious couple expected their son... View more info

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Extraordinary Nature of Ordinary Things

By: Leder, Steven Z.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: BEHRMAN HOUSE PUB:

Seller ID: 9780874416473

ISBN: 0874416477

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Finding meaning in the mundane is just a matter of knowing where to look. Herewith, the miraculous nature of everyday life is explored. Through vignettes at turns funny and poignant, Rabbi Leder points out those easily overlooked connections between everyday experiences and the teachings of Judaism. God and spirituality can be found in every aspect of our daily routines. Ordinary things--a pet frog, a weekend fishing trip, a roller coaster ride--become extraordinary when reexamined through Jewish eyes. Woven throughout Rabbi Leder's essays are midrashic texts, talmudic excerpts, and passages f... View more info

Reawakening

By: Levi, Primo

Price: $3.00

Seller ID: 90621667

ISBN: 90621667

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Periodic Table

By: Levi, Primo

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780805210415D

ISBN: 9780805210415D

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The Mirror Maker

By: Levi, Primo

Price: $5.00

Publisher: SCHOCKEN BOOKS INC: 12/4/2010

Seller ID: 9780805209891

ISBN: 0805209891

Condition: USED


With the publication of "The Periodic Table"on 1984, Primo Levi became one of America's most beloved writers. This new collection of his stories and essays reveals the full imaginative range of this great Italian writer. Most of the stories are science fiction and fantasy, combining Levi's love for science with his keen perception of human nature. The essays, originally written for the Italian newspaper "La Stampa, "cover a broad range of his interests, from art and literature to politics and current affairs. Levi's quick wit and humanity shine through in these gemlike pieces. View more info

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Hope Will Find You: My Search for the Wisdom to Stop Waiting and Start Living

By: Levy, Naomi

Price: $7.50

Publisher: DOUBLEDAY RELIGION:

Seller ID: 9780385531702

ISBN: 0385531702

Condition: USED


"How can I get my life off hold? When will my life really begin? " We all ask ourselves the same questions when we are struggling to move forward. As a rabbi, Naomi Levy frequently offered spiritual guidance to people seeking the answers. But when a doctor told her that her young daughter, Noa, had a fatal degenerative disease, Rabbi Levy's own insights could not prevent her whole life from unraveling. In "Hope Will Find You, "Naomi Levy shares her journey and the wisdom she gained. She describes with humor and honesty how she came through a time of uncertainty and fear and learned... View more info

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Long Journey Home: A Young Girl's Memoir of Surviving the Holocaust

By: Lipiner, Lucy

Price: $7.50

Publisher: LIGHTNING SOURCE INC:

Seller ID: 9781936840700

ISBN: 1936840707

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Guide of the Perplexed

By: Maimonides, Moses

Price: $12.50

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR: 11/3/2009

Edition: 205

Seller ID: 0226502309

ISBN: 0226502309

Condition: USED


This monument of rabbinical exegesis written at the end of the twelfth century has exerted an immense and continuing influence upon Jewish thought. Its aim is to liberate people from the tormenting perplexities arising from their understanding of the Bible according only to its literal meaning. This edition contains extensive introductions by Shlomo Pines and Leo Strauss, a leading authority on Maimonides. View more info

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Passover

By: Mamet, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 8/28/2010

Seller ID: 0312131410

ISBN: 0312131410

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Wicked Son: Anti-Semitism, Self-Hatred, And The Jews

By: Mamet, David

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780805242072

ISBN: 0805242074

Condition: USED


Part of the Jewish Encounter series As might be expected from this fiercely provocative writer, 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 themselves internalized that hatred. Using the metaphor of the Wicked Son at the Passover seder--the child who asks, "What does this story mean to you?"--Mamet confronts what he sees as an insidious predilection among some Jews to seek truth and meaning anywhere--in other religions, in political movements, in mindless entertainment--but in Judais... View more info

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Book of Separation: A Memoir

By: Mirvis, Tova

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9780544520523

ISBN: 0544520521

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Happiness Prayer: Ancient Jewish Wisdom for the Best Way to Live Today

By: Moffic, Evan

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9781478918066

ISBN: 1478918063

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With Heart in Mind: Mussar Teachings to Transform Your Life

By: Morinis, Alan

Price: $7.50

Publisher: TRUMPETER:

Seller ID: 9781611801521

ISBN: 1611801524

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Marranos of Spain: From the Late 14th to the Early 16th Century, According to Co

By: Netanyahu, B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: CORNELL UNIV PR:

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 9780801485688

ISBN: 0801485681

Condition: USED


B. Netanyahu, one of the world's foremost medievalists, has made a lifelong project of studying the historical evolution of Marranism and seeking to ascertain the genesis of the Spanish Inquisition. In this seminal work, which opened an ongoing debate on the nature of conversion and belief in late medieval Spain, Netanyahu analyzes evidence on the Marranos contained in the Hebrew sources. For this new edition, the author has updated the book and added an Afterword in which he considers some of the scholarly reactions to the work since the publication of the first edition in 1966. "This book... View more info

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Prophets

By: Nev'i'im

Price: $7.50

Publisher: 6/6/2011

Seller ID: 0827600968

ISBN: 0827600968

Condition: USED


This is a translation based on the Hebrew Masoretic text, as well as insights drawn from ancient and modern translations and commentaries, including the Septuagint, Targum, and medieval and modern sources. It offers extensive scholarly footnotes, a glossary, and a table of scriptural readings. Includes Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings; the three major prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel; and the twelve minor prophets. An English-only edition. View more info

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Anti-Judaism The Western Tradition

By: Nirenberg, David

Price: $8.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 10/15/2013

Seller ID: 9780393058246

ISBN: 0393058247

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This incisive history upends the complacency that confines anti-Judaism to the ideological extremes in the Western tradition. With deep learning and elegance, David Nirenberg shows how foundational anti-Judaism is to the history of the West. Questions of how we are Jewish and, more critically, how and why we are not have been churning within the Western imagination throughout its history. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans; Christians and Muslims of every period; even the secularists of modernity have used Judaism in constructing their visions of the world. The thrust of this tradition cons... View more info

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I.L. Perez Reader

By: Peretz, I.L.

Price: $5.99

Publisher: YALE UNIV PR: 2/2/2010

Seller ID: 0300092458

ISBN: 0300092458

Condition: USED


Isaac Leybush Peretz (1852-1915) is one of the most influential figures of modern Jewish culture. Born in Poland and dedicated to Yiddish culture, he recognized that Jews needed to adapt to their times while preserving their cultural heritage, and his captivating and beautiful writings explore the complexities inherent in the struggle between tradition and the desire for progress. This book, which presents a memoir, poem, travelogue, and twenty-six stories by Peretz, also provides a detailed essay about Peretz's life by Ruth R. Wisse. This edition of the book includes as well Peretz's great vi... View more info

Wanderings: Chaim Potok's History of the Jews

By: Potok, Chaim

Price: $3.00

Seller ID: 0449203662

ISBN: 0449203662

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American Jew: A Writer Confronts His Own Exile and Identity

By: Pressfield, Steven

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 9781936891412

ISBN: 1936891417

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Pioneer Jews: A New Life in the Far West

By: Rochlin, Harriet & Fred

Price: $3.50

Seller ID: 0395426391

ISBN: 0395426391

Condition: USED


The colorful history of Jewish settlers in the American West, with rare period photographs. View more info