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The Question of the Animal and Religion: Theoretical Stakes, Practical Implications

by Aaron S. Gross Columbia University Press (December 02, 2014)

Through an absorbing investigation into recent, high-profile scandals involving one of the largest kosher slaughterhouses in the world, located unexpectedly in Postville, Iowa, Aaron S. Gross makes a powerful...

Political and Spiritual: Essays on Religion, Environment, Disability, and Justice

by Roger S. Gottlieb Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 23, 2014)

This book gathers a variety of illuminating essays by an internationally known scholar of religion and ecology. New writings on technology, facing death, and an intellectual autobiography continue Gottlieb’s...

The Brick Bible Presents Brick Genesis

by Brendan Powell Smith Skyhorse (October 21, 2014)

The Brick Bible series, by master LEGO builder, photographer, and storyteller Brendan Powell Smith, has sparked new interest in this important religious text. His widely popular The Brick Bible: A New Spin on...

The Brick Bible Presents Brick Exodus

by Brendan Powell Smith Skyhorse (October 21, 2014)

Master LEGO builder, photographer, and storyteller Brendan Powell Smith has created new interest in the Bible and its stories his Brick Bible books and website. His widely popular The Brick Bible: A New Spin...

Many Heavens, One Earth: Readings on Religion and the Environment

by Clifford Chalmers Cain Lexington Books (January 01, 2012)

Many Heavens, One Earth is a collection of first-person voices from nine of the world religions. In fifteen articles, devotees and scholars reveal the contributions these traditions make to informing and motivating...

The Synagogue Survival Kit: A Guide to Understanding Jewish Religious Services

by Jordan Lee Wagner Jason Aronson, Inc. (December 13, 2012)

Many new to attending synagogue services feel confused and isolated, unsure of what the different parts of the service mean and how to participate. Whether you are a Jew by choice, a Jew rediscovering your religious...

The Exodus Revealed: Israel's Journey from Slavery to the Promised Land

by Nicholas Perrin FaithWords (October 07, 2014)

What really happened during Israel's journey from slavery to the promised land? Bible scholar Nicholas Perrin explains the true story of the Exodus while adding helpful background information from biblical history,...

The Committed Life

by Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis HarperOne (August 19, 2014)

Drawing on the timeless wisdom of the Torah. Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis reminds us of the principles necessary for living a better and more committed life. Inspirational and deeply moving. This book will touch...

The Committed Marriage

by Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis HarperOne (August 19, 2014)

In our turbulent world, it sometimes seems difficult to forge and maintain the bonds of a committed, loving relationship. In The Committed Marriage, Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, esteemed teacher, counselor, and...

The Typological Imaginary: Circumcision, Technology, History

by Kathleen Biddick University of Pennsylvania Press (October 09, 2013)

Making a significant contribution to the large debate over the transition from "scriptural" to "scientific" culture in Europe, this book also sheds light on the centrality of Jews to medieval and Enlightenment...

This House We Build: Lessons for Healthy Synagogues and the People Who Dwell There

by Terry Bookman & William Kahn Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 31, 2006)

Taking up synagogues as its primary example, this book gives vital lessons for congregations of any faith on how to be a healthy community of believers. The House We Build enables readers to learn more deeply...

Kabbalah for the Student

by Rav Michael Laitman Bnei Baruch, Laitman Kabbalah (February 16, 2009)

The greatest contemporary Kabbalists, Rav Yehuda Ashlag, and his son and successor, Rav Baruch Ashlag, provide valid answers to life's most fundamental question: What is the meaning of my life? Based on their...

Greening Spaces for Worship and Ministry: Congregations, Their Buildings, and Creation Care

by Mark A. Torgerson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 04, 2012)

Greening Spaces for Worship and Ministry is a comprehensive guide. The book provides a rationale, strategies, and resources for fulfilling environmental stewardship through the land and buildings of Christian...

Tomorrow's Synagogue Today: Creating Vibrant Centers of Jewish Life

by Hayim Herring & Terry Bookman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 17, 2012)

In today's synagogue, the overall mission of the congregation is not necessarily a given. Tomorrow's Synagogue Today offers creative scenarios to stretch the imagination about how more synagogues could become...

Who Is A Jew?: Conversations, Not Conclusions

by Meryl Hyman Jewish Lights (January 28, 2014)

Explores the timely and controversial question of "Who is a Jew?" with leaders from all parts of the Jewish world, eminent scholars and other from all spectrums of belief.

Reflections of The Divine

by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Tughra Books (February 01, 2008)

The book includes selections from the Risale-i Nur on the unity and existence of God as evidenced by the universe. Selected treatises show Bediuzzaman's effective use of the Book of Universe to provide evidences...

Chapters in the Formative History of Judaism, Eighth Series: Systemic Perspectives

by Jacob Neusner UPA (June 14, 2012)

This collection of essays draws on work done in 2011–¬2012. The author takes up several topics in the systemic analysis of Judaism, its literature, and its theology.

Essential Figures in Jewish Scholarship

by Ronald L. Eisenberg Jason Aronson, Inc. (March 20, 2014)

Essential Figures in Jewish Scholarship compiles thorough but manageable entries on the figures most vital to an understanding the scholarship of the post-Talmudic era. Despite the fact that these scholars have...

The Jewish Way

by Irving Greenberg Touchstone (March 01, 2011)

Called "enriching" and "profoundly moving" by Elie Wiesel, The Jewish Way is a comprehensive and inspiring presentation of Judaism as revealed through its holy days.

In thoughtful and engaging prose, Rabbi Irving...

How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household

by Blu Greenberg Touchstone (March 01, 2011)

Filled with practical advice as well as history, Blu Greenberg's book is a comprehensive guide to the joys and complexities of running a modern Jewish home.

How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household is a modern,...

Playlist Judaism: Making Choices for a Vital Future

by Kerry M. Olitzky & Ron Wolfson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 22, 2013)

Change is necessary, but what does a synagogue that serves the new needs of American Jewish religious life look like? In Playlist Judaism, Kerry Olitzky offers provocative proposals to help synagogues face today's...

Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka: The Operation Reinhard Death Camps

by Yitzhak Arad Indiana University Press (April 22, 1987)

"... Mr. Arad reports as a controlled and effective witness for the prosecution.... Mr. Arad's book, with its abundance of horrifying detail, reminds us of how far we have to go."-New York Times Book Review


The Story of the Jews Volume Two

by Simon Schama Ecco (October 24, 2017)

In the second of two volumes of this magnificently illustrated cultural history—the tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews—Simon Schama details the story of the Jewish people, spanning from...

Jewish Wit and Wisdom

by Herb Galewitz Dover Publications (September 05, 2012)

Sometimes hilarious and frequently profound, this collection of aphorisms includes observations and remarks from statesmen, writers, artists, philosophers, jurists, musicians, and celebrities — from the prophets...

Grains of Truth: Reading Tractate Menachot of the Babylonian Talmud

by Joshua A. Fogel Hamilton Books (December 31, 2013)

This volume looks at tractate Menachot, which is concerned mostly with grain offered at the Temple (when it stood) to atone for various misdeeds. Fogel approaches the text, page by page, commenting with doses...

Your Guide to the Jewish Holidays: From Shofar to Seder

by Cantor Matt Axelrod Jason Aronson, Inc. (December 24, 2013)

For those seeking to learn more about Jewish celebrations, Cantor Matt Axelrod has written Your Guide to the Jewish Holidays: From Shofar to Seder. Intended for the reader who has no prior knowledge about the...

Altruistic Personality

by Samuel P. Oliner Touchstone (April 01, 1992)

Why, during the Holocaust, did some ordinary people risk their lives and the lives of their families to help others--even total strangers--while others stood passively by? Samuel Oliner, a Holocaust survivor...

Back To The Sources

by Barry W. Holtz Simon & Schuster (June 30, 2008)

Essays analyze the major traditional texts of Judaism from literary, historical, philosophical, and religious points of view.

Essential Judaism

by George Robinson Atria Books (June 30, 2008)

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...

Three Testaments: Torah, Gospel, and Quran

by Brian Arthur Brown, Laleh Bakhtiar, Marc Zvi Brettler & David Bruce et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 30, 2012)

Three Testaments brings together for the first time the text of the Torah, the New Testament, and the Quran, along with commentaries from notable religion scholars, to help readers explore the connections, as...

Jewish Holiday Style

by Rita Milos Brownstein Simon & Schuster (September 08, 1999)

At last -- the Jewish holidays transformed into exquisite celebrations, graced with sublime chic and elegant ease for the contemporary Jewish reader. Combining the flair of Martha Stewart with the warmth and...

Yeshiva Boys

by David Lehman Scribner (November 17, 2009)

David Lehman, a poet of wit, ingenuity, and formidable skill, draws upon his heritage as a grandson of Holocaust victims and offers a stirring autobiographical collection of poems that is his most ambitious...

Emancipation: How Liberating Europe's Jews from the Ghetto Led to Revolution and Renaissance

by Michael Goldfarb Simon & Schuster (November 03, 2009)

The first popular history of the Emancipation of Europe's Jews in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries--a transformation that was startling to those who lived through it and continues to affect the world...

Ethics, Art, and Representations of the Holocaust: Essays in Honor of Berel Lang

by Simone Gigliotti, Jacob Golomb & Caroline Steinberg Gould Lexington Books (November 22, 2013)

In honor of Berel Lang’s five decades of scholarly and philosophical contributions, the editors of Ethics, Art and Representations of the Holocaust invited seventeen eminent scholars from around the world...

The Scholar's Haggadah: Ashkenazic, Sephardic, and Oriental Versions

by Heinrich Guggenheimer Jason Aronson, Inc. (December 01, 1998)

In this unprecedented masterwork, The Scholar's Haggadah: Ashkenazic, Sephardic, and Oriental Versions, Heinrich Guggenheimer presents the first Haggadah to treat the texts of all Jewish groups on an equal footing...

Tales of Elijah the Prophet

by Peninnah Schram Jason Aronson, Inc. (February 01, 1997)

Tales of Elijah the Prophet is a brilliant and multicolored portrait of Elijah and his role in Jewish life and tradition throughout the ages. It unlocks the world of Elijah, inviting readers to delve into the...

(Sacrifices) Left at the Altar: Reading Tractate Zevachim of the Babylonian Talmud

by Joshua A. Fogel Hamilton Books (November 14, 2013)

This volume looks at tractate Zevachim (Sacrifices), which is mostly concerned with meat offerings slaughtered and presented at the Temple (when it stood). Fogel approaches the text, page by page, commenting...

Celebrating the New Moon: A Rosh Chodesh Anthology

by Susan Berrin Jason Aronson, Inc. (May 01, 1998)

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The Jews of Spain

by Gerber Free Press (November 02, 1992)

The history of the Jews of Spain is a remarkable story that begins in the remote past and continues today. For more than a thousand years, Sepharad (the Hebrew word for Spain) was home to a large Jewish community...

Music and Kabbalah

by Matityahu Glazerson Jason Aronson, Inc. (December 01, 1996)

Music is an intrinsic part of Jewish expression, reaching back to the biblical "Song of the Sea," which appears in Exodus, and the Psalms composed by King David. Employing the tools of Jewish mysticism, Music...

Jewish Mystical Leaders and Leadership in the 13th Century

by Moshe Idel, Mortimer Ostow, Ivan G. Marcus & Paul B. Fenton et al. Jason Aronson, Inc. (October 01, 1998)

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Tikkun Olam: Social Responsibility in Jewish Thought and Law

by David Shatz, Chaim I. Waxman & Nathan J. Diament Jason Aronson, Inc. (June 01, 1997)

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The Story of the Jews

by Simon Schama Ecco (March 18, 2014)

In this magnificently illustrated cultural history—the tie-in to the pbs and bbc series The Story of the Jews—simon schama details the story of the jewish people, tracing their experience across three millennia,...

Abraham Joshua Heschel: The Call of Transcendence

by Shai Held Indiana University Press (November 04, 2013)

Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was a prolific scholar, impassioned theologian, and prominent activist who participated in the black civil rights movement and the campaign against the Vietnam War. He has...

Sefer Yetzira: Chronicles of Desire

by Hershy J. Worch UPA (December 15, 2009)

Sefer Yetzira, a sacred book of antiquity and power, is one of Judaism's oldest texts after the Bible. In this new translation and commentary, Rabbi Worch leads us step-by-step to the innermost chambers of Jewish...

Jewish History in Conflict: A Study of the Major Discrepancy between Rabbinic and Conventional Chronology

by Mitchell First Jason Aronson, Inc. (June 01, 1997)

Explores the famous dispute about the length of time that Persia ruled over the land of ancient Israel.

Meditation and Kabbalah

by Aryeh Kaplan Jason Aronson, Inc. (January 01, 1995)

Meditative methods of Kabbalah. A lucid presentation of the meditative methods, mantras, mandalas and other devices used, as well as a penetrating interpretation of their significance in the light of contemporary...

Chapters of the Sages: A Psychological Commentary on Pirkey Avoth

by Reuven P. Bulka Jason Aronson, Inc. (July 07, 1977)

Pirkey Avoth-Chapters of the Sages-is one of the most well known texts in Jewish tradition. It contains the ethical and moral principles guiding the Jewish way of life as handed down by the sages. In essence,...

Friday Night and Beyond: The Shabbat Experience Step-by-Step

by Lori Palatnik Jason Aronson, Inc. (July 07, 1977)

Friday Night and Beyond is a practical guide to Jewish Sabbath observance. Lori Palatnik walks us through the celebration with an easy-to-follow "how-to" approach, allowing us to experience a traditional Shabbat....

Seeing Judaism Anew: Christianity's Sacred Obligation

by Mary C. Boys, Michael McGarry, The Christian Scholars Group on Christian-Jewish Relations & Philip A. Cunningham et al. Sheed & Ward (March 22, 2005)

By linking New Testament scholarship to the Shoah, Christian liturgical life, and developments in the church, Seeing Judaism Anew addresses important questions at the heart of Christian identity, such as: Are...