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Challah and Latkes: Stories for Shabbat and Hanukkah
$8.43
Description
Storyteller Cindy Rivka Marshall's eagerly-awaited first recording celebrates Jewish rituals, miracles, and delicacies. During Shabbat, freshly-baked challah provides sweet accompaniment to tales of faith. And at Hanukkah, crisp, fried latkes remind us of the oil which gave Jews light and hope many centuries ago. Children and adultswill enjoy these enchanting folktales, all containing the nourishing ingredients for food for the soul: captivating voices, infectious songs, strong characters, all laced with a wonderful sense of humor and awe.
ISBN
9780938756699
By
Marshall, Cindy R
Publisher
CD Baby
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Disc, case and artwork in excellent condition with little sign of use. May not include online digital copy. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1105700
Location
E
Preserving Memory: The Struggle to Create America's Holocaust Museum
$8.52
Description
Linenthal follows the Holocaust Museum from its beginnings in domestic politics, through the many stages of conceptualizing and realizing every aspect of the museum: the choice of a site in Washington's commemorative core, the design of the building, the concept and contents of the exhibition, and the very definition of the Holocaust itself.
ISBN
9780670860678
By
Linenthal, Edward Tabor
Publisher
Viking Adult
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1103304
Location
L
What is a Jew?
$4.99
Description
With over 400,000 copies sold, What Is a Jew? is the classic guide that answers 100 of the most commonly asked questions about Jewish life and customs.

Completely revised and reorganized, this guide to the traditions, beliefs, and practices of Judaism--for both Jews and non-Jews--tackles a wide range of subjects in a question-and-answer format. Ideal for conversion students, interfaith couples, and congregants seeking answers to essential day-to-day issues.

ISBN
9780684842981
By
Kertzer, Morris N
Publisher
Touchstone
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1108475
Location
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To Life!: A Celebration of Jewish Being and Thinking
$4.99
ISBN
9780316507356
By
Kushner, Harold S
Publisher
Little Brown & Co
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
About This Product
Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1125051
Location
B
Today I Am a Boy: The Bar Mitzvah Journey of a Grown Man
$6.60
Description
When David Hays was sixty-six and joined a synagogue for the first time in over fifty years, he decided to study Hebrew and become a bar mitzvah. And so this father of two grown children and coauthor of the bestselling My Old Man and the Sea borrowed his grandson's Hebrew primer and joined a class of twelve-year-olds. Thus was launched a wondrous journey of faith and community. In Today I Am a Boy, Hays's new world begins to intersect with his own history as he grapples with his mother's death and watches his grandchildren awaken to life's wonders. At a time when most of us begin to slow down, the ardent boy in this eminent man has been reawakened. Today I Am a Boy is a brave, clear-eyed, and joyous examination of life.
ISBN
9780743201278
By
Hays, David
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
660617
Location
C
Turim: Studies in Jewish History and Literature, Presented to Dr. Bernard Lander (English and Hebrew Edition)
$15.51
ISBN
9780881259599
Publisher
Ktav Pub & Distributors Inc
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
745590
Location
C
The Way of Response
$4.99
ISBN
9780805202922
By
Buber, Martin
Publisher
Schocken
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
About This Product
Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1108740
Location
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The Art of Bible Translation
$24.95
Description

An award-winning biblical translator reflects on the art of capturing the literary power of the Bible in English

In this brief book, award-winning biblical translator and acclaimed literary critic Robert Alter offers a personal and passionate account of what he learned about the art of Bible translation over the two decades he spent completing his own English version of the Hebrew Bible.

Alter's literary training gave him the advantage of seeing that a translation of the Bible can convey the text's meaning only by trying to capture the powerful and subtle literary style of the biblical Hebrew, something the modern English versions don't do justice to. The Bible's style, Alter writes, "is not some sort of aesthetic embellishment of the 'message' of Scripture but the vital medium through which the biblical vision of God, human nature, history, politics, society, and moral value is conveyed." And, as the translators of the King James Version knew, the authority of the Bible is inseparable from its literary authority.

For these reasons, the Bible can be brought to life in English only by re-creating its literary virtuosity, and Alter discusses the principal aspects of style in the Hebrew Bible that any translator should try to reproduce: word choice, syntax, word play and sound play, rhythm, and dialogue. In the process, he provides an illuminating and accessible introduction to biblical style that also offers insights about the art of translation far beyond the Bible.

ISBN
9780691181493
By
Alter, Robert
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9780691181493
Location
Religion
Text Messages: A Torah Commentary for Teens
$6.36
Description

An indispensable resource for everyone who cares about the Jewish future.

"Every passage of Torah has the potential to be someone's personal story and teaching--and that definitely includes you as a teenager. If you read these stories, and if you really let these holy texts into your mind and into your soul, your life will be deeper and richer, and even happier."
--from the Introduction

Young people need to be included in the struggle for meaning, for the right questions to ask and the search for useful and relevant answers. This is the book that has been missing from the ever-expanding bookshelf of Torah commentaries--a collection of messages on each Torah portion, specifically for today's teens. It shows them how each Torah portion contains worlds of meaning for them, for what they are going through in their lives, and how they can shape their Jewish identity as they enter adulthood.

Addressing the concerns of young adults, it shows how the Torah can help teens deal with issues including:

  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Social justice
  • Sexuality and gender issues
  • Personal ethics
  • Responsibility to family
  • Community and the Jewish people
  • Body image
  • Tattoos
  • Community service
  • The meaning of faith
  • Authority and rebellion
  • The role of ritual
  • Personal theology
  • Prayer
  • Civility
  • Living safely
  • Dealing with disabilities
  • Challenges of eating morally
  • This groundbreaking spiritual resource is truly transdenominational--including the insights of over 100 Jews who identify as Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Renewal, post-denominational and "just Jewish." They are rabbis, cantors, educators, authors and community leaders. Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Renewal, post-denominational and "just Jewish." They are rabbis, cantors, educators, authors and community leaders.

    ISBN
    9781580235075
    Publisher
    Jewish Lights
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    706444
    Location
    B
    Learn Talmud: How to Use The Talmud The Steinsaltz Edition
    $7.57
    Description
    Judith Abrams, author of the highly acclaimed The Talmud for Beginners, Volumes I & II, creates yet another way of making Talmud study easy and accessible for the novice. Rabbi Abrams has chosen to work with the Steinsaltz Edition of the Talmud, edited and with commentary by Adin Steinsaltz, one of the greatest Jewish thinkers of the twentieth century. This volume is a must for both student and teacher.
    ISBN
    9781568214634
    By
    Steinsaltz, Adin
    Publisher
    Jason Aronson
    Item Condition
    Used, Good
    About This Product
    Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1100273
    Location
    D
    The Meaning of Yiddish
    $13.77
    ISBN
    9780520059474
    By
    Harshav, Benjamin
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Item Condition
    Used, Good
    About This Product
    Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    710264
    Location
    C
    The Power of Kabbalah: Technology for the Soul
    $5.87
    Description
    Shows how to view and navigate through life by tapping Kabbalistic truths. This title explains the key process of transforming from a reactive to a proactive being that can in turn trigger increased creative energy, greater personal power, and a stronger and more satisfying sense of life.
    ISBN
    9781571892508
    By
    Berg, Yehuda
    Publisher
    Kabbalah Publishing
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    707630
    Location
    B
    The Prophets: Volume II
    $5.79
    ISBN
    9780061315572
    By
    Heschel, Abraham J
    Publisher
    Harper Torchbooks
    Item Condition
    Used, Good
    About This Product
    Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1124822
    Location
    B
    She Who Dwells Within: Feminist Vision of a Renewed Judaism, A
    $5.98
    Description
    A high-spirited woman rabbi assesses contemporary Judaism and breathes new life into classic tradition by drawing on Jewish, feminist, ecological and Native American sources.
    ISBN
    9780060632922
    By
    Gottlieb, Lynn
    Publisher
    HarperOne
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1109271
    Location
    B
    Jewish for Gentiles: A Handbook for Survival in Our Assimilated Society
    $10.88
    ISBN
    9781410738394
    By
    Serrouya, Toby R
    Publisher
    AuthorHouse
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    582125
    Location
    C
    On the Doorposts of Your House: Al Mezuzot Beitecha Prayers and Ceremonies for the Jewish Home (English and Hebrew Edition)
    $5.87
    Description
    This revised and expanded edition of the classic home prayerbook Gates of the HOuse includes a wealth of new readings and meditations for provate and family devotions on all occasions.
    ISBN
    9780881230437
    Publisher
    CCAR Press
    Item Condition
    Used, Good
    About This Product
    Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1111212
    Location
    L
    The Kabbalah Code: A True Adventure
    $6.30
    Description
    During the world premiere of The Moses Code movie, an angry audience member challenges James Twyman in a very unusual way. She says that his ideas surrounding the story of Moses and the name given to him by God, "I AM THAT, I AM," are incomplete. It wasn't a comma that unlocked the secrets of creation, but a Yud, the most sacred letter in the Hebrew alphabet (which looks very much like a comma).Thus begins Twyman's quest to discover the true meaning of the Sacred Names of God, leading him to an adventure in Paris that changes his life forever.Within these pages, James enters the world of the ancient Kabbalah, the mystical teachings of Judaism, and realizes that the rabbit hole goes far deeper than he thought. Join James and Phil Gruber--a friend and spiritual teacher who decides to initiate this incredible journey--as they travel to ten of the most sacred sites in Paris, unlocking the secrets found in the many Names of God and revealing lost teachings that may change the world. Written in the style of a high adventure such as The Da Vinci Code and The Celestine Prophecy, this is an unforgettable book that will draw you into a world of intrigue and Kabbalistic lore.
    ISBN
    9781401924041
    By
    Gruber, Philip
    Publisher
    Hay House Inc.
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1110561
    Location
    D
    Schindler's List
    $4.99
    Description
    During the Holocaust at the German concentration camp near Plaszow, thousands of Jews lost their lives at the hands of the Nazis. More than a thousand others would have been counted among the dead if not for a womanizing, heavydrinking, German-Catholic industrialist and Nazi Party member named Oskar Schindler.

    One of the most remarkable narratives of the Holocaust, "Schindler's List" masterfully recreates the daring exploits of Schindler, who used his enormous fortune to build a factory near the concentration camp and saved the lives of over 1,300 Jews. An absorbing, suspenseful and moving account of Oskar Schindler's legacy of life, this is an unforgettable audio program.

    ISBN
    9780671880316
    By
    Keneally, Thomas
    Publisher
    Atria Books
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1120892
    Location
    L
    The Book of Blessings: New Jewish Prayers for Daily Life, the Sabbath, and the New Moon Festival
    $17.78
    Description
    The Book of Blessings is an extraordinary and deeply poetic re-creation of Jewish prayer that offers new blessings, poems, and meditations for Sabbath, holiday, and everyday observance. Steeped in dialogue with rabbinic tradition, it is for those who seek a more contemporary, egalitarian approach to traditional liturgy.
    "[Falk] manages to create extraordinarily beautiful prayers--in Hebrew and English--that are both radically new and deeply resonant with Jewish tradition."

    --Judith Plaskow, The Women's Review of Books
    "Marcia Falk's work in Hebrew blessings is as beautiful as it is innovative; and it is innovative in the sweetest, most nourishing sense, sat urated in love for the language itself (its overtones and melodies as well as its deep structure), its history, its people. Even those who do not hear the traditional liturgies as exclusionary will respond to the meticulously flowering poet's passion of Marcia Falk's wholly original contribution."

    --Cynthia Ozick
    "A truly magisterial and exciting collection of brakhot . . . that invites us to re-encounter not only the blessing, but the Source of blessing. . . . Falk rekindles the flame of Jewish ardor and devotion."

    --Hadassah
    "[Falk's] prayers are re-creations of traditional prayers, her versions striking in the beauty and power of their language, in English and Hebrew: this is a poet's siddur, full of profound meaning."

    --Sandee Brawarsky, Jewish Week

    ISBN
    9780807010174
    By
    Falk, Marcia
    Publisher
    Beacon Pr
    Item Condition
    Used, Acceptable
    About This Product
    Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1124758
    Location
    B
    Celebrating Your New Jewish Daughter: Creating Jewish Ways to Welcome Baby Girls into the Covenant
    $4.99
    Description

    An indispensable "how-to" guide for creating lasting memories and special ceremonies as you welcome your new Jewish daughter.

    When a son is born, every Jewish parent knows what ceremony will welcome him into the community and signal his part in the Jewish people--the brit milah. What to do when a girl is born? How can you welcome your new daughter in a truly Jewish way, and celebrate your joy with family and friends? In the past, parents who wanted a simchat bat (celebration of a daughter) ceremony for their new daughter often had to start from scratch. Finally, this first-of-its-kind book gives families everything they need to plan the celebration.

  • History & Tradition--The roots of simchat bat in Jewish tradition, how it has evolved and how the past can be used to bring today's dynamic ceremonies to life.
  • A How-to Guide--New and traditional ceremonies, complete with prayers, rituals, handouts to copy and step-by-step instructions for creating your own unique ceremony.
  • Planning the Details--What to call your daughter's welcoming ceremony, when and where to have it, setting it up, how long it should be, how to handle the unexpected, how to prepare a program guide and more.
  • Ideas & Information--Practical guidelines for planning the event, and special suggestions and resources for families of all constellations.
  • ISBN
    9781580230902
    By
    Cohen, Debra Nussbaum
    Publisher
    Jewish Lights
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1124522
    Location
    F
    The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women
    $6.35
    Description
    A unique, inspiring, and vibrant portrait of sixty women exploring how they blend their faith and/or sense of Jewishness in their lives, their families, their expectations, and their commitments.
    ISBN
    9780827603349
    By
    Bletter, Diana
    Publisher
    Jewish Publication Society
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1123692
    Location
    A
    Family Papers: A Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century
    $28.00
    Description

    An award-winning historian shares the true story of a frayed and diasporic Sephardic Jewish family preserved in thousands of letters

    For centuries, the bustling port city of Salonica was home to the sprawling Levy family. As leading publishers and editors, they helped chronicle modernity as it was experienced by Sephardic Jews across the Ottoman Empire. The wars of the twentieth century, however, redrew the borders around them, in the process transforming the Levys from Ottomans to Greeks. Family members soon moved across boundaries and hemispheres, stretching the familial diaspora from Greece to Western Europe, Israel, Brazil, and India. In time, the Holocaust nearly eviscerated the clan, eradicating whole branches of the family tree.

    In Family Papers, the prizewinning Sephardic historian Sarah Abrevaya Stein uses the family's correspondence to tell the story of their journey across the arc of a century and the breadth of the globe. They wrote to share grief and to reveal secrets, to propose marriage and to plan for divorce, to maintain connection. They wrote because they were family. And years after they frayed, Stein discovers, what remains solid is the fragile tissue that once held them together: neither blood nor belief, but papers.

    With meticulous research and care, Stein uses the Levys' letters to tell not only their history, but the history of Sephardic Jews in the twentieth century.

    ISBN
    9780374185428
    By
    Stein, Sarah Abrevaya
    Publisher
    Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9780374185428
    Location
    Religion
    The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt
    $5.87
    Description
    This is a collection of essays by young Jewish women eriters, exploring all the things that their rabbis warned them never to discuss in public.
    ISBN
    9780525948841
    Publisher
    Dutton Adult
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1124544
    Location
    F