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  • Making Memoryby Alana M. Vincent

    James Clarke & Co 2014; US$ 33.00

    The twentieth century has been called a "century of horror". Proof of that, designation can be found in the vast and ever-increasing volume of scholarly work on violence, trauma, memory, and history across diverse academic disciplines. This book demonstrates not only the ways in which the wars of the twentieth century have altered theological... more...

  • Essential Judaismby George Robinson

    Atria Books 2008; US$ 21.99

    What happens at a synagogue service? What are the rules for keeping kosher? How do I light the Hanukah candles? What is in the Hebrew Bible? What do the Jewish holidays signify? What should I be teaching my children about being Jewish? A landmark reference, here is an indispensable one-volume guide to the religious traditions, everyday practices,... more...

  • Jewish Humorby Joseph Telushkin

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99

    Here are more than 100 of the best Jewish jokes you'll ever hear, interspersed with perceptive and persuasive insight into what they can tell us about how Jews see themselves, their families, and their friends, and what they think about money, sex, and success. Rabbi Joseph Telushkin is as celebrated for his wit as for his scholarship, and in this... more...

  • Thirteen and a Dayby Mark Oppenheimer

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 8.99

    A striking look at the Jewish rite-and at American Jews in all their diversity Since its emergence here a century ago, the bar or bat mitzvah has become a distinctively American rite of passage, so much so that, in certain suburbs today, gentile families throw parties for their thirteen-year-olds, lest they feel left out. How did this come about?... more...

  • Ritual and Moralityby Hyam Maccoby

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 30.00

    Clear explanation of non-dietary ritual purity laws of the Hebrew Bible; intelligible to non-specialist readers. more...

  • Judah Moscato Sermonsby Gianfranco Miletto; Giuseppe Veltri

    BRILL 2010; US$ 283.00

    Judah ben Joseph Moscato (c.1533-1590) was one of the most distinguished rabbis, authors, and preachers of the Italian-Jewish Renaissance. The book Sefer Nefusot Yehudah belongs to the very centre of his important homiletic and philosophical oeuvre. Composed in Mantua and published in Venice in 1589, the collection of 52 sermons addresses the subject... more...

  • The Temple of Jerusalem: From Moses to the Messiahby Steven Fine

    BRILL 2011; US$ 199.00

    The Temple of Jerusalem: From Moses to the Messiah brings together an interdisciplinary and broad-ranging international community of scholars to discuss aspects of the history and continued life of the Jerusalem Temple in Western culture, from biblical times to the present. This volume is the fruit of the inaugural conference of the Yeshiva University... more...

  • Judaism - An Introduction: Teach Yourselfby C. M. Hoffman

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 18.79

    This book is a concise guide to the history, beliefs and practices of this major world faith. Covering all the key aspects of Judaism, including the impact of the Holocaust and the significance of Israel on Jewish self-understanding, gain real insight into what it means to be Jewish today. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions... more...

  • The Simple Guide to Attending Jewish Ceremoniesby Akasha Lonsdale

    Kuperard 2011; US$ 4.99

    In today?s multicultural society we are increasingly likely to meet and become friends with people from different religious backgrounds, and to find ourselves attending an unfamiliar ceremony. When this happens, there can be few of us who know exactly what to expect, or are confident about how to behave. This chapter from Do I Kneel or Do I Bow? ... more...

  • Judaism - An Introduction: Teach Yourselfby C. M. Hoffman

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available

    This book is a concise guide to the history, beliefs and practices of this major world faith. Covering all the key aspects of Judaism, including the impact of the Holocaust and the significance of Israel on Jewish self-understanding, gain real insight into what it means to be Jewish today. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions... more...