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  • Man's Search for Meaningby Viktor E. Frankl; Harold S. Kushner; William J. Winslade

    Beacon Press 2006; US$ 14.00

    Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of... more...

  • Crime, Jews and Newsby Daniel Mark Vyleta

    Berghahn Books 2007; US$ 34.95

    Crimes committed by Jews, especially ritual murders, have long been favorite targets in the antisemitic press. This book investigates popular and scientific conceptualizations of criminals current in Austria and Germany at the turn of the last century and compares these to those in the contemporary antisemitic discourse. It challenges received historiographic... more...

  • The Original Torahby S. David Sperling

    NYU Press 1998; US$ 27.00

    Is the Torah true? Do the five books of Moses provide an accurate historical account of the people of ancient Israel?s origins? In The Original Torah , S. David Sperling argues that, while there is no archeological evidence to support much of the activity chronicled in the Torah, a historical reality exists there if we know how to seek it. By... more...

  • The Jews of the United States, 1654 to 2000by Hasia R. Diner

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 31.95

    Since Peter Stuyvesant greeted with enmity the first group of Jews to arrive on the docks of New Amsterdam in 1654, Jews have entwined their fate and fortunes with that of the United States?a project marked by great struggle and great promise. What this interconnected destiny has meant for American Jews and how it has defined their experience among... more...

  • God is Not Greatby Christopher Hitchens

    Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    God Is Not Great is the ultimate case against religion. In a series of acute readings of the major religious texts, Christopher Hitchens demonstrates the ways in which religion is man-made, dangerously sexually repressive and distorts the very origins of the cosmos. Above all, Hitchens argues that the concept of an omniscient God has profoundly... more...

  • The Generation of Postmemoryby Marianne Hirsch

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Can we remember other people?s memories? The Generation of Postmemory argues we can: that memories of traumatic events live on to mark the lives of those who were not there to experience them. Children of survivors and their contemporaries inherit catastrophic histories not through direct recollection but through haunting postmemories?multiply mediated... more...

  • Memoirs of Gluckel of Hamelnby Gluckel

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Begun in 1690, this diary of a forty-four-year-old German Jewish widow, mother of fourteen children, tells how she guided the financial and personal destinies of her children, how she engaged in trade, ran her own factory, and promoted the welfare of her large family. Her memoir, a rare account of an ordinary woman, enlightens not just her children,... more...

  • Judaismby Israel Abrahams

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 4.99

    The aim of this book is to present some of the leading conceptions of the religion familiar since the Christian Era under the name Judaism. This is a great first book for those wanting to understand the background and basic belief's of Judaism. more...

  • One People, Two Worldsby Ammiel Hirsch; Yaakov Yosef Reinman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.95

    After being introduced by a mutual friend in the winter of 2000, Reform Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch and Orthodox Rabbi Yosef Reinman embarked on an unprecedented eighteen-month e-mail correspondence on the fundamental principles of Jewish faith and practice. What resulted is this book: an honest, intelligent, no-holds-barred discussion of virtually every ?hot... more...

  • Tractates Bava Qamma, Bava Mesi'a, and Bava Batraby Heinrich W. Guggenheimer

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 259.27

    Nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg hat Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich (1921?2007) herausragende israelische Gelehrte in englisch- und deutschsprachigen Veröffentlichungen in Europa und Nordamerika bekannt gemacht. Die zu diesem Zweck von ihm begründete Reihe  Studia Judaica  bietet heute ein Forum für wissenschaftliche Studien und Editionen aus allen... more...