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  • Jews, God, and Videotapeby Jeffrey Shandler

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 89.00

    Engaging media has been an ongoing issue for American Jews, as it has been for other religious communities in the United States, for several generations. Jews, God, and Videotape is a pioneering examination of the impact of new communications technologies and media practices on the religious life of American Jewry over the past century. Shandler’s... more...

  • Women and Judaismby Frederick E. Greenspahn

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 89.00

    Although women constitute half of the Jewish population and have always played essential roles in ensuring Jewish continuity and the preservation of Jewish beliefs and values, only recently have their contributions and achievements received sustained scholarly attention. Scholars have begun to investigate Jewish women’s domestic, economic, intellectual,... more...

  • What the Rabbis Saidby Naomi W. Cohen

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 79.00

    What the Rabbis Said examines a relatively unexplored facet of the rich social history of nineteenth-century American Jews. Based on sources that have heretofore been largely neglected, it traces the sermons and other public statements of rabbis, both Traditionalists and Reformers, on a host of matters that engaged the Jewish community before 1900.... more...

  • The Rabbi’s Wifeby Shuly Rubin Schwartz

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 89.00

    2006 National Jewish Book Award, Modern Jewish Thought. Long the object of curiosity, admiration, and gossip, rabbis' wives have rarely been viewed seriously as American Jewish religious and communal leaders. We know a great deal about the important role played by rabbis in building American Jewish life in this country, but not much about the role... more...

  • The Jewish Festivalsby Hayyim Schauss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    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 reciting the blessing over the Sabbath candles? How did the Seder originate? Does the Book of Esther, read on Purim, mirror any real historical events? Long considered a classic, The... more...

  • A Handful of Quietby Thich Nhat Hanh; Wietske Vriezen

    Parallax Press 2012; US$ 6.99

    A Handful of Quiet presents one of the best known and most innovative meditation practices developed by Thich Nhat Hanh as part of the Plum Village community's practice with children. Pebble meditation is a playful and fun activity that parents and educators can do with their children to introduce them to meditation. It is designed to involve children... more...

  • Conversion to Judaismby Lawrence J. Epstein

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1994; US$ 49.99

    Conversion to Judaism provides information, advice, and support for individuals contemplating conversion to Judaism, as well as those who have converted and the families affected by this decision. With sensitivity and compassion, Lawrence J. Epstein offers an informative volume that warmly welcomes the newcomer to Judaism. more...

  • Becoming Frumby Sarah Benor

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    When non-Orthodox Jews become frum (religious), they encounter much more than dietary laws and Sabbath prohibitions. They find themselves in the midst of a whole new culture, involving matchmakers, homemade gefilte fish, and Yiddish-influenced grammar. Becoming Frum  explains how these newcomers learn Orthodox language and culture through their... more...

  • Finding Our Wayby Barry W. Holtz

    JPS 2005; US$ 16.00

    The ancient rabbis believed that the world rests on three pillars: study, worship, and good deeds. It is said that the greatest of these is study, for it leads to the other two. But exactly how does the modern Jewish reader go about studying the Mishnah, Talmud, and Midrash?the great ancient and often hard-to-comprehend texts of our tradition? And... more...

  • Workers of Wondersby Byron L. Sherwin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 27.99

    Why do people follow a leader, particularly a religious leader? And why, given that Americans are still an overwhelmingly religious people, is the clergy declining in influence? Byron Sherwin argues that what is missing is the perception that religious leaders today are capable of working wonders. Sherwin leads the reader through five periods of Jewish... more...