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  • Judaism's Great Debatesby Barry L. Schwartz

    The Jewish Publication Society 2012; US$ 15.95

    Thanks to these generous donors for making the publication of this book possible: David Lerman and Shelley Wallock; D. Walter Cohen, Wendy and Leonard Cooper; Rabbi Howard Gorin; Gittel and Alan Hilibrand; Marjorie and Jeffrey Major; Jeanette Lerman Neubauer and Joe Neubauer; Gayle and David Smith; and Harriet and Donald Young. Ever since Abraham’s... more...

  • From Gods to Godby Avigdor Shinan; Yair Zakovitch; Valerie Zakovitch

    The Jewish Publication Society 2012; US$ 27.95

    The ancient Israelites believed things that the writers of the Bible wanted them to forget: myths and legends from a pre-biblical world that the new monotheist order needed to bury, hide, or reinterpret.   Ancient Israel was rich in such literary traditions before the Bible reached the final form that we have today. These traditions were not lost... more...

  • Hannah Szenesby Maxine Rose Schur

    The Jewish Publication Society 2010; US$ 15.00

    Hannah Szenes grew up in a loving home filled with books, plays, and music. Unfortunately, the rise of the Nazis in her native Hungary forced Hannah to immigrate to Palestine, where she became an ardent Zionist pioneer. Haunted by the murder of the Jews by Hitler, she risked her own life to become a resistance fighter, vowing to save as many Jewish... more...

  • History and Hateby David Berger

    The Jewish Publication Society 2010; US$ 25.00

    The persistence of anti-Semitism is a phenomenon that challenges Jewish historians to make ethical judgments a part of historical analysis. This comprehensive collection meets that challenge as its authors provide fresh insight into the complexities of anti-Semitism. The eight essays included in this volume are by noted scholars, each an expert in... more...

  • 20th Century Jewish Religious Thoughtby Arthur A. Cohen; Paul Mendes-Flohr

    The Jewish Publication Society 2010; US$ 60.00

    JPS is proud to reissue Cohen and Mendes-Flohr’s classic work, perhaps the most important, comprehensive anthology available on 20th century Jewish thought. This outstanding volume presents 140 concise yet authoritative essays by renowned Jewish figures Eugene Borowitz, Emil Fackenheim, Blu Greenberg, Susannah Heschel, Jacob Neusner, Gershom Scholem,... more...

  • A Heart Afireby Zalman Schachter-Shalomi; Netanel Miles-Yepez

    The Jewish Publication Society 2010; US$ 45.00

    The interpretations in A Heart Afire are as rich and meaningful as the teachings and tales themselves in this intimate guided tour of Hasidism and Hasidic storytelling led by Reb Zalman, an old-world Hasidic elder who is also profoundly connected to modern culture. As a bridge between both worlds, Reb Zalman, and his co-author and student Netanel... more...

  • American Jewish Fictionby Josh Lambert

    The Jewish Publication Society 2010; US$ 20.00

    This new volume in the JPS Guides series is a fiction reader’s dream: a guide to 125 remarkable works of fiction. The selection includes a wide range of classic American Jewish novels and story collections, from 1867 to the present, selected by the author in consultation with a panel of literary scholars and book industry professionals. Roth, Mailer,... more...

  • An Introduction to Islam for Jewsby Reuven Firestone

    The Jewish Publication Society 2010; US$ 19.95

    Muslim-Jewish relations in the United States, Israel, and Europe are tenuous. Jews and Muslims struggle to understand one another and know little about each other’s traditions and beliefs. Firestone explains the remarkable similarities and profound differences between Judaism and Islam, the complex history of Jihad, the legal and religious positions... more...

  • Best Jewish Books for Children and Teensby Linda R. Silver

    The Jewish Publication Society 2010; US$ 20.00

    Thanks to this generous donor for making the publication of this book possible: Wendy Fein Cooper. So many books, so little time! Where do you start? With this book: Linda Silver’s guide to the most notable books for young readers. Here are a top librarian’s picks of the best in writing, illustration, reader appeal, and authentically Jewish content... more...

  • Checkpointsby Marilyn Levy

    The Jewish Publication Society 2010; US$ 14.95

    An Israeli and a Palestinian girl struggle to maintain their friendship in the face of conflict; Noa, an Israeli Jew, and Maha, a Palestinian Muslim, are two very different teenage girls—who may not be so different after all. They’ve become good friends, but after a tragic incident that changes Noa and her family forever, Noa’s beliefs about Palestinian... more...