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- 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, by Judy Gold and Kate Moira Ryan.
Drawn from fifty interviews with Jewish women from every walk of life, this witty book explores what it means to be a Jewish mother, and the impact that the Holocaust, antisemitism, and their personal religious identity has on their role as a Jewish mother.
- 36 Arguments for the Existence of G-d, by Rebecca N. Goldstein.
Through the enchantment of fiction, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein shows that the tension between religion and doubt cannot be understood through rational argument alone.
- 501 Hebrew Verbs, 2e, by Shmuel Bolozky, Ph.D.
An essential reference guide for all serious students of both modern and biblical Hebrew. This book includes 565 fully conjugated, high frequency verbs that are listed alphabetically by their root forms.
- 1915 Diary of S. An-sky: A Russian Jewish Writer at the Eastern Front, by S. A. An-sky.
Although it has only survived in fragments, S. An-sky's diary from 1915 provides an eyewitness account of the travails faced by the Jews of Galicia during the First World War, and the efforts of Jews from other regions to bring them aid.
- 1929: Mapping the Jewish World
, edited by Hasia R. Diner and Gennady Estraikh.
Using 1929 as its focal point, this collection of essays examines the state of Jewish society during the interwar period, and it covers a range of topics from philanthropy and literature to politics and migration.
- 2008's Must Read Books on Israel & Zionism, by Moshe Phillips.
Here is a brief survey of some of the best books on Israel, Zionism and Islamic terrorism you may have missed in 2008.
- 2011: Israel & Hamas Will Go To War, by Moshe Phillips.
All one has to do is scan late December's headlines to know that the battle lines have already been drawn for 2011. Hamas and Israel will either go to war (again) in the next twelve months or there will be a sharp escalation in Hamas attacks on Israel...
- Abraham Maimonides' Wars of the Lord and the Maimonidean Controversy, by Abraham Maimonides.
This book was written by Abraham Maimonides, in defense of his father, Moses Maimonides. Beyond the clarity of the response per se and its reflection of the personality of Rabbi Abraham, the book serves as a guidepost for every individual in his fulfillment of daily mitzvot as well as in his development of the moral and ethical personality, leading to human perfection.
- Abraham: The First Historical Biography, by David Rosenberg.
The world's three largest faiths all find a common root in one man: Abraham. Breaking new ground, David Rosenberg portrays Abraham as a man whose whole life, and therefore his legacy, is informed by the Sumerian culture that produced him.
- Accepting the Yoke of Heaven, by Yeshayahu Leibowitz.
Here is a compelling collection of thoughts on the weekly Torah portion by an acclaimed Jewish philosopher. Revealing his radical views on the nature of G-d and His relationship with man, Professor Leibowitz challenges our conceptions of the purpose of prayer and the presence of holiness in the world.
- Adam & Eve's First Sunset, by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso.
What will Adam and Eve do when the sun begins to set for the first time? Is it their fault? Does it mean that G-d is angry? For ages 4 and up.
- Amidst the Shadows of Trees, by Miriam M. Brysk.
A moving memoir that recounts a young girl's experiences in the Lida Ghetto, and living with partisans in the Lipiczany Forest. This memoir also details Miriam's experiences after the war and how she went on to become a noted scientist, despite having missed out on years of schooling during the Holocaust.
- The Adventures of Rabbi Harvey, by Steve Sheinkin.
Volume I: After finishing school in New York, Rabbi Harvey traveled west in search of adventure and, hopefully, work as a rabbi. His journey took him to Elk Spring, Colorado, a small town in the Rocky Mountains. There, he settles disputes, tricks criminals into confessing, and offers unsolicited bits of Talmudic insight and Hasidic wisdom.
- Afn Shvel: A Yiddish Cultural and Literary Magazine for the Modern Reader, by Rochelle Caviness.
A brief overview of Afn Shvel, the contemporary all-Yiddish magazine that publishes an array of Yiddish fiction and poetry, as well as articles about Yiddish literature, history, and culture.
- After Such Knowledge: Memory, History and the Legacy of the Holocaust, by Eva Hoffman.
A series of contemplative essays on the Holocaust and the responsibility of the 'second generation' to preserve the legacy they have inherited from their relatives who survived the horrors of the Shoah.
- Against All Odds: Israel Survives
A thirteen-part documentary, on DVD, that examines the role that miracles have played in the survival of Israel. This collector's edition also includes the featured length movie, "Against All Odds."
- The Agam Torah: The Five Books of Moses
A Large Print Edition of the Koren Chumash.
- The Age of Wonders, by Aharon Appelfeld.
The secure world of a well-established and apparently perfectly assimilated Jewish writer living in an Austrian town before World War II, disintegrates under the force of political and social realities that daily sanctify the old and endemic Austrian anti-Semitism.
- The Agony of Greek Jews, 1940-1945, by Steven B. Bowman.
The Agony of Greek Jews tells the story of modern Greek Jewry as it came under the control of the Kingdom of Greece during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In particular, it deals with the vicissitudes of those Jews who held Greek citizenship during the interwar and wartime periods, and the fate of Greek Jews during the Holocaust.
- Aliza in MitzvahLand, by Bracha Goetz.
This adorable story book will excite your children about doing mitzvos!
- All About Judaism
Three reference books on one CD - The Encyclopedia of Judaism, The Jewish Primer, and The Dictionary of Jewish Biography.
- All But My Life, by Gerda Weissmann Klein.
This is Gerda Weissmann's memoir of the six years she spent under Nazi tyranny, during which she spent three years in Nazi forced labor camp. This story also recounts her liberation and her meeting with Kurt Klein, the young man who was to become her husband. All But My Life is a horrific and heart wrenching story, yet it is also surprising uplifting. It is a classic of Holocaust literature.
- All Or Nothing: The Axis and the Holocaust, 1941-43, by Jonathan Steinberg.
An astute overview of how Nazi German and Fascist Italy differed in their treatment toward the Jews. Steinberg also examines what motivated some Italians to protect the Jews, while their German colleagues actively participated in the murders.
- All These Vows, edited by Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman.
People who attend no other services go out of their way to be present on Yom Kippur eve... This book explains the meaning and importance of the Kol Nidre prayers.
- Allergy Free At Last!, by Leiba Bibla.
A delectable collection of kosher, Yeast-Free, Soy-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free, Gluten-Free, and Peanut-Free recipes for everyday meals and Yom Tov.
- Amazing Passover Desserts, by Penny Wantuck Eisenberg.
A mouth-watering selection of easy to prepare, Kosher for Passover, desserts that will delight every member of your family and which will enliven not only your next Seder, but any meal throughout the year!
- American Jewish Fiction, by Josh Lambert.
A guide to 125 works of fiction, both novels and short story collections, which touch upon the Jewish-American experience and which were published from 1867 to 2007.
- The Anatomy of Israel's Survival, by Hirsh Goodman.
The question is, "Can Israel survive?" Hirsh Goodman sets out to answer this question by showing what impediments there are to Israel's survival, and how they can be surmounted.
- Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp, edited by Yisrael Gutman and Michael Berenbaum.
A collection of essays by leading scholars that presents a comprehensive and chilling overview of the history and inner workings of Auschwitz, and the role that it played in the Nazi's 'Final Solution'.
- And The Rat Laughed, by Nava Semel.
This work of fiction, about remembering, in which, a young girl relates her grandmother's story, about surviving the Holocaust by hiding in a pit with only a rat for company, to her teacher and schoolmates. In so doing, she sets off a chain of events that will have repercussions for decades to come...
- And You Shall Tell Your Children, by Dr. Ida Akerman-Tieder.
This book is the synthesis that describes the process of passage from death to life - the secret of our inherited Jewish wisdom - using the author's personal experience and the experience of all the people she came across in her practice and private life.
- Angel of Orphans, by Malky Weinstock.
The remarkable story of R' Yona Tiefenbrunner and the hundreds of children that he helped save, both during the Holocaust, and after.
- Angels Don't Leave Footprints (Chapter 5), by Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski. (Book Excerpt)
- Anger: The Inner Teacher (Chapter 6), by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin. (Book Excerpt)
- Anglish / Yinglish: Yiddish in American Life and Literature, by Gene Bluestein.
This book is a combination dictionary and analysis of the impact of Yiddish in American literature and culture. It also examines the extent to which Yiddish words and phrases have permeated the English language.
- Anna and the Swallow Man, by Gavriel Savit.
This is an unforgettable story about a young girl's journey through war torn Poland with the Swallow Man, an enigmatic stranger who takes her under his wings after her father is sent to a concentration camp. Although written for young readers aged 12 and up, this is a book that will resonate equally well with adult readers.
- Anne Frank's Family, by Mirjam Pressler.
This fascinating history of Anne Frank and the family that shaped her is based on a treasure trove of thousands of letters, poems, drawings, postcards, and photos.
- Anne Frank's Story -
Her Life Retold for Children, by Carol Ann Lee
A concise biography of Anne Frank, written especially for children. This work covers Anne's life from her birth, until her untimely death at the age of fifteen.
- Anti-Jewish Nuances? Surely Not, by Dr. Eugene Narrett.
Part of a family of distinguished Rabbinical scholars, Rabbi Daniel Lapin is known for his efforts to demonstrate ties between Jewish, Christian and conservative principles. He put a troubling spin on this thesis in a recent appearance on the Glenn Beck show... (Article)
- Anti-Semite and Jew, by Jean-Paul Sartre.
An Exploration of the Etiology of Hate.
- Antisemitism: Myth and Hate from Antiquity to the Present, by Marvin Perry and Frederick M. Schweitzer.
An overview on the history and consequences of antisemitism, offering an in-depth analysis of the myths and misconceptions that have developed concerning the Jews. Plus sketches of contemporary myth-makers from Henry Ford to Louis Farrakhan.
- Apportioning Blame, Saving a State, by Dr. Eugene Narrett.
The Jewish settlers (in Israel) are not "extremists and fanatics," just people who wish to live on their land, work and raise family...
- Approaches to Auschwitz: The Holocaust and Its Legacy, Revised Edition, by Richard L. Rubenstein and John K. Roth.
A detailed, if somewhat eclectic, survey of the Holocaust, its causes and its consequences. Designed for use as a college level textbook, this book will also be of interest to general readers.
- The Archaeology of Ancient Judea and Palestine, by Ariel Lewin.
A brief overview of the history and archaeology of ancient Judea and Palestine, written for the general reader.
- Around the Jewish Year: Part One
A World of Fun and Learning from Rosh Hashanah Through Tu B'Shevat. Featuring twelve learning sections, three quizzes, and ten holiday themed games on one CD.
- Around the World in One Shabbat, by Durga Yael Bernhard.
From Israel to Thailand, from Australia to Canada, and from Ethiopia to Argentina, you and your children are invited to share the diverse Sabbath traditions that come alive in Jewish homes and synagogues around the world.
- The Art of Kavana, by Rabbi Alexander Seinfeld.
Ignite Your Judaism & Your Life:
A Handbook for Improving Kavana and Deveikus Bashem in Tefilla and Throughout the Day. A guidebook with exercises.
- Artscroll Sabbath and Festivals Siddur, edited by Rabbi Nosson Scherman
The Nusach Ashkenaz edition of the Weinberg Foundation Large Type Edition of the Artscroll Sabbath and Festivals Siddur featuring a new translation and anthologized commentary by Rabbi Scherman.
- The Artscroll Tehillim, Edited by Rabbi Nosson Scherman and Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz.
The psalms of King David, in Hebrew with English translation on the facing page. This edition includes brief commentaries related to the Tehillim.
- Artscroll Transliterated Linear Siddur: Sabbath and Festival, by Rabbi Nosson Scherman.
Based upon the famed Artscroll Complete Siddur, this Siddur includes the Hebrew text of the Sabbath and Festival prayer services, along with a line-by-line English translation, and a line-by-line transliteration of Hebrew text.
- Artscroll Weekday Siddur, edited by Rabbi Nosson Scherman
The Nusach Ashkenaz edition of the Weinberg Foundation Large Type Edition of the Artscroll Weekday Siddur featuring a new translation and anthologized commentary by Rabbi Scherman.
- ArtScroll Youth Haggadah, translation and comments by Rabbi Nosson Scherman and Rabbi Yitzchok Zev Scherman.
This is an oversized, fully illustrated Haggadah that features the complete text of the Haggadah in Hebrew, along with a simplified translation in English and brief commentary on the text that was designed especially for younger readers.
- As A Palm Tree In The Desert, Parts One & Two, by Zvi Ankori.
This novel narrates tales of human destinies that unfold against a backdrop of revolutions and the Holocaust.
- At Home with... The Goodman Family, by Leah Shenker.
Meet the Goodman Family, a family just like yours, and their bustling household. Perfect for young, developing minds, this book focuses on the building blocks of every home and their important functions.
- Auschwitz: A New History, By Laurence Rees.
A sweeping history Auschwitz, the notorious death camp. This account includes information garnered from more than a hundred interviews that Rees conducted with both camp survivors and Nazi perpetrators.
- Auschwitz Lullaby, By James C. Wall.
This is a gripping tale about a Jewish doctor forced to work for Mengele, and the doctor's efforts to try to save the life of a young girl who miraculously survived a 'trip' to the a gas chambers.
- The Avengers: A Jewish War Story
, by Rich Cohen.
The unforgettable story of The Avengers, a group of Jewish partisans who inhabited the forests of Eastern Europe during the dark days of World War II and who later went on to fight for Israeli Independence.
- Back to the Sources: Reading the Classic Jewish Texts, by edited by Barry W. Holtz.
Essays analyze the major traditional texts of Judaism from literary, historical, philosophical, and religious points of view.
- The Bais Yaakov Cookbook, Edited by Batsheva Weinstein.
200 Original Recipes to Uplift and Enhance Your Shabbos, Yom Tov, and Everyday Table. Includes Halachic Guidelines, a history of the Bais Yaakov movement, and much more...
- Baruch's Odyssey: An Ethiopian Jew's Struggle to Save His People, by Baruch Tegegne.
In 1955, at age 11, Baruch was sent to study in Israel, and he returned to Ethiopia at 19. In 1974, when the Ethiopian Revolution began, life quickly became unbearable for Ethiopia's Jews. Baruch was determined to get his people out of Ethiopia and into Israel. This is the story of his harrowing journey and his struggles to save his people.
- Baseless Hatred, by Rene H. Levy.
What is hatred? What is baseless hatred? And how does this basic human emotion affect our relationships, our communities, and our world? These and more questions are answered in this timely book.
- Basic Yiddish: A Grammar and Workbook, by Rebecca Margolis.
A basic grammar reference book on Standard Yiddish that is suited for use in the classroom and by independent learners. It includes multiple examples and exercises and can be used by both beginning and advanced students of Yiddish.
- Be a Mensch, compiled by Moshe Kaplan.
How Good Character Is the Key to a Life of
Happiness, Heath, Wealth, and Love. Learn character development skills from a host of successful people in this enlightening anthology.
- Beautiful Days, Holy Days: The Majesty and Profundity of the Jewish Holidays, by Avraham Peretz Friedman.
A fascinating collection of uplifting and eloquent divrei Torah on the Jewish holidays, which will increase your understanding and appreciation of each holiday and topic discussed.
- The Bedtime Sh'ma: A Good Night Book, adapted by Sarah Gershman.
This beautifully illustrated adaptation of the Kriat Sh'ma is a wonderful introduction to one of the oldest and most fundamental of Jewish prayers.
- Bedtime Stories of Jewish Values (Chapter 3), by Shmuel Blitz. (Book Excerpt)
- Bedtime Stories Of Torah Values (Chapter 16), by Shmuel Blitz. (Book Excerpt)
- Before You Know It Deluxe - Hebrew, by Transparent Language.
This is an innovative flash card program that includes supplemental learning activities. In addition to the Hebrew vocabulary lists that come with the program, users can easily make and add their own lists - on any subject.
- Being and Becoming, by Dr. Jacob Mermelstein. (Book Excerpt)
- The Beit HaMikdash: The Temple & The Holy Mount, by Rabbi Zalman Menachem Koren.
Take a breathtaking journey back through the history of the Beit HaMikdash, along with a look at the current research being conducted to uncover more information about the Temple and the Temple Mount area. Exquisite views of the Temple, as it originally appeared, are also included.
- BenHazar, Son to a Stranger, by Aron Shai.
In this historical novel, Shai tells a fascinating story of a twenty-five year old son – Benhazar, a Hebrew word meaning "son to a stranger" - who tries to find out about the strange secret life of his father, Jochanan.
- Benny the Big Shot, by Tehilla Deutsch.
There's a new kid in town and he's already at the top of the class in Yeshiva--which generates no small amount of jealousy in young Tzvi's heart. This beautifully illustrated, warmly written book captures genuine emotions of self-worth and envy as one boy struggles to overcome his approach to a bright classmate.
- Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew who Gave us Modernity, by Rebecca N. Goldstein.
Goldstein sets out to rediscover the flesh-and-blood man often hidden beneath the veneer of rigorous rationality, and to crack the mystery of the breach between the philosopher and his Jewish past.
- Between Heaven and Earth, by Sue Kerman.
This novel follows Zara Rubens, who after being suddenly widowed, decides to take control of her life and visit Palestine. Zara creates a new life for herself in nineteenth-century Jerusalem. She becomes acquainted with such legendary figures as British Consul James Finn, Reverend Conrad Schick, and the painter William Holman-Hunt.
- Between Rashi and Maimonides, edited by Ephraim Kanarfogel and Moshe Sokolow.
This is a collection of fifteen scholarly articles discussing the two great sages Rashi (1040-1105) and Maimonides (1138-1204) who lived almost exactly a century apart and who had radically different views about virtually everything related to Judaism.
- Between Rome and Jerusalem: 300 Years of Roman-Judaean Relations, by Martin Sicker.
Sicker demonstrates how, and why, Judea played such a large role in Roman Politics, in Rome's expansionist goals, and why it was important that Rome subjugate Judea.
- Between Thriving and Decline, Edited by Rami Tal.
The Jewish People Policy Planning Institute's
Annual Assessment (2004-2005) that provides an overview of the current demographics of Jewish populations around the world, and it provides a region-by region analysis of the current status of the various Jewish communities in each region.
- Beyond Appearances, by Aryeh Wineman.
Stories from the Kabbalistic Ethical Writings.
- Bias Against Israel Time and Time Again, by Moshe Phillips.
On Saturday, August 7, 2010 Time Magazine demonstrated, yet again, that it is one of the most anti-Israel mainstream media outlets in the United States today... (Article)
- The Bible Code, by Michael Drosnin.
For three thousand years a code in the Bible has remained hidden. Now it has been unlocked by computer -- and it may reveal our future. Or does it?
- Bible Psalms with Jerusalem Commentary, by Amos Hakham.
This three volume set features the Hebrew text in accordance with the Aleppo Codex, an English translation of the text, and an English translation of the famed Da'at Mikrah Hebrew commentary which includes both Talmudic and Midrashic interpretations as well as classic medieval and modern commentaries.
- Bible Quiz
Test your knowledge of the Tanach! Take the quiz in either Hebrew or English as you try to answer over 4,000 questions in this innovative Bible Quiz.
- The Bible: The Greatest Marketing Tool Ever Written, by Bernard Beck.
In this book, Beck concludes that the Bible's authors wanted to enable the nascent Hebrew tribes to coalesce into a nation, and compares their efforts to the recommendations of top modern-day marketing authorities, illustrating the prescient marketing effort in the Bible.
- Biblical Hebrew: A Comprehensive Method.
A complete course in Biblical Hebrew that teaches you Hebrew using actual Biblical passages.
- Biblical Hebrew Step-by-Step, Volume I, by Menahem Mansoor.
Offering a grammar-based introduction to Biblical Hebrew that starts at the bare basics of the letters of the Hebrew alphabet and which will have you reading Biblical passages by the time you finish the text.
- Biblical Images: Men and Women of the Book, by Adin Steinsaltz.
Although the figures of the Jewish Bible are some of the best known in all of history and literature, they remain among the most elusive and enigmatic. In Biblical Images, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz offers a 25 portraits of Biblical characters.
- Biblical Literacy, by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin.
The Most Important People, Events, and Ideas of the Hebrew Bible.
- The Biblical Outlook: Topics in Jewish Philosophy, by Rabbi Shlomo Polachek.
This book presents important topics in Jewish philosophy by using a unique approach based entirely upon the books of the Hebrew Bible, along with halachic clarifications of the Talmudic sages.
- Biblical Prose Prayer: As a Window to the Popular Religion of Ancient Israel, by Moshe Greenberg.
Greenberg finds in this rich life of private prayer a setting for the high religious ideas--and the scathing critique of worship--that characterized the "genius" of the prophets of the eighth and ninth centuries B.C.
- The Biblical View of Man, by Leo Adler.
Rabbi Adler argues that the Bible is more about human beings than about G-d, and insists that in the biblical view, what human beings need is not so much wisdom or grace but rather their own free will to fulfill the obligations that a loving G-d has bestowed upon them in order to allow them to prove and improve themselves.
- The Big Barrel of Wine, by Rabbi Zalman Goldstein.
The king is coming to visit Grapetown. The wine-makers excitedly build a gigantic barrel to be filled with wine in his honor. But something goes wrong...
- Birkas Hachaim: The Wonders of Our Body, by Michal Stein and Devorah Kroizer.
Take your children on a journey within--to the very core of the bodies Hashem gave them! This book gives an in-depth look at the major organs in a kid-friendly way, and explains the various special mitzvos that can be performed with each body part.
- Bo, Jenny, and I, by Huguette Herrmann.
Surviving the Holocaust in Britain: A Family Memoir. The story of Huguette Herrmann's untraditional upbringing in Antwerp and her family's daring escape to England in 1940. This memoir follows Herrmann's life until 1945.
- The Book of Amazing Facts and Feats, Volume 2, by Nattan Hurvitz and Aharon Yosef Hoffman.
Imagine a book that testifies to the greatness and infinite wisdom of our Creator in a most unique, and inspiring way. Now you can hold the book you imagined in your very own hands in the form of The Book of Amazing Facts and Feats 2!
- Book of Beliefs and Opinions, by Saadiah Gaon.
A philosophical classic, Rosenblatt called Saadiah's magnum opus "the first systematic presentation of Judaism as a rational body of beliefs."
- The Book of David, by David Rosenberg.
The Book of David illuminates the original story of David so that it becomes, once again, our founding narrative of spiritual consciousness.
- The Book of J, by David Rosenberg and Harold Bloom.
J is the title that scholars ascribe to the nameless writer they believe is responsible for the text, written between 950 and 900 BCE, on which Genesis, Exodus, and Numbers is based. In The Book of J, accompanying Rosenberg's translation, is Bloom's persuasive argument that J was a woman.
- The Book of Job, by Donald Kraus.
Kraus clarifies for today's readers what Job is, how to overcome difficulties in the text, and what it may mean for us.
- The Book of Job, translated and with an introduction by Stephen Mitchell.
The Book of Job, translated into English, and rendered in verse. The text is accompanied by an extensive introduction.
- The Book of Legends, edited by Hayim Nahman Bialik and Yehoshua Hana Ravnitzky.
The English translation, by Rabbi William G. Braude, of the Sefer Ha-Aggadah, a compodium of lore compiled from Talmud and Midrashic literature.
- The Book of New Israeli Food, by Janna Gur.
Take a culinary journey through the new Israeli cuisine in this eye-popping, coffee-table sized cookbook filled with tantalizing photographs from Israel and featuring images of Israeli food and culture.
- The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary, by Robert Alter.
Alter's The Book of Psalms captures the simplicity, the physicality, and the coiled rhythmic power of the Hebrew, restoring the remarkable eloquence of these ancient poems. His learned and insightful commentary illuminates the obscurities of the text.
- The Book of Psalms in Plain English
, by Aaron Lichtenstein.
The Book of Psalms in Plain English, presents the Book of Psalms in a clear and readable English translation, translated by a scholar of Judaism and professor of English.
- Born to Kvetch, by Michael Wex.
Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods.
- The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne.
This is a haunting fable about two young boys, one German and the other Jewish, who inexplicitly meet at a fence surrounding a concentration camp - with dire consequences.
- Brachot Blastoff: Brachot and Beyond
This innovative computer game helps students learn the blessings (Brachot Rishonot and Brachot Acharonot) recited before and after meals.
- Brandeis Modern Hebrew: Hebrew in Context (Ivrit Be'heksher), by Vardit Ringvald, Bonit Porath, Yaron Peleg, Esther Shorr, Sara Hascal.
This is an introductory, college level textbook on Modern Hebrew. The textbook is aligned with Brandeis University's Hebrew curriculum, and it was written by five university level Hebrew instructors. The text is best suited for use in college classes, but it can also be adapted for use in a high school setting, or used by independent learners.
- Brandeis Modern Hebrew, Intermediate to Advanced, by Vardit Ringvald, Bonit Porath, Yaron Peleg, Esther Shorr.
Continuing where Brandeis Modern Hebrew: Hebrew in Context left off, this textbook takes students through the intermediate and advanced levels of Modern Hebrew language studies and gives them a solid foundation upon which to become proficient and fluent in all four of the main Modern Hebrew language skills, namely reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
- Bread (Food - Where Does it Come From?), by Menucah Fuchs.
How is bread made? How are the grains grown that go into making bread? These questions and more are answered in this informative book for young children.
- The Brigade, by Howard Blum
A compelling history of the Jewish Brigade that chronicles why the British War Office finally gave its approval for the formation of the Brigade, plus details about the Brigades activities during, and after, World War II.
- Bringing the Prophets to Life, by Neil N. Winkler.
Insights on the early Prophets, along with inspirational stories with a message as relevant today as when first written.
- Brisk on Chumash (Chapter 10), by Rabbi Asher Bergman. (Book Excerpt)
- Broken Wings, a film by Nir Bergman.
This award winning Israeli film presents a realistic slice-of-life drama that follows a family as it starts to fall apart after the father's death, and how it is brought together again by a twist of fate. The movie is in Hebrew with English subtitles.
- Brothers for Resistance and Rescue, by David Gur.
This book contains one of the most inspiring pages in the history of Hungarian Jewry- the recruitment and organization of the Zionist Youth Movement in the year 1944, during the Nazi occupation.
- The Bugs are Burning, by Dr. Sheldon Hersh and Dr. Robert Wolf.
The role of Eastern Europeans in the exploitation, subjugation and murder of their Jewish neighbors during the Holocaust.
- The Burning Sky of Western Culture, by Dr. Eugene Narrett.
A drafted book and recent essays examine the dynamics and identity of Western culture as a "cult of aesthetics," a culture with a singular drive to idealize and 'fix' its identity in images and to export and impose idealized images for worship, a strong form of recognition, validation and submission... (Article)
- Burnt Books: Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav and Franz Kafka, by Roger Kamenetz.
Kafka was a secular artist fascinated by Jewish mysticism, and Rabbi Nachman was a religious mystic who used storytelling to reach out to secular Jews. Both men gained prominence with the posthumous publication of their writing, and both left strict instructions at the end of their lives that their unpublished books be burnt.
- Busy Bees: The Story of Honey, by Dafna and Avrami Tidhar.
This book tells the remarkable story of the honeybee and how they make honey. This book contains two sets of text, one geared toward young readers, and a second set that is more technical in scope geared toward older readers.
- But He was Good to His Mother: The Lives and Crimes of Jewish Gangsters, by Robert A. Rockaway.
This engaging and often funny history details the lives of several dozen Jewish-American gangsters from the beginning of Jewish settlement in the US until the end of World War II.
- Buy Green Bananas (Chapter 10), by Rabbi Berel Wein. (Book Excerpt)
- By Faith Alone: The Story of Rabbi Yehuda Amital, by Elyashiv Reichner.
This book chronicles the inspiring life story of Israeli religious and political leader, Rabbi Yehuda Amital. From his Holocaust survival to his founding of Yeshivat Har Etzion, Rabbi Amital lived a life of deep faith and ethical responsibility.
- Calculated Risk (Chapter 1), by Yair Weinstock. (Book Excerpt)
- Calibrating Darkness, by Henry Tylbor.
This is a piece of autobiographical fiction written by Holocaust survivor Henry Tylbor, who passed away in 2009.
- Can I Play Chess on Shabbas?, by Joe Bobker.
The Do's and Don'ts of Shabbas, Made Simple! Written in a question and answer format, this book provides an edifying and fun-to-read overview of the law and lore of Shabbas.
- The Cantonists: The Jewish Children's Army of the Tsar, by Larry Domnitch.
This is the horrific story of Tsar Nicholas's attempt to forcefully convert young Jewish boys to Russian Orthodoxy by drafting tens of thousands of Jewish boys, many as young as twelve (and sometimes younger), into the Russian army for a period lasting at least twenty-five years!
- Capturing the Moon: Classic and Modern Jewish Tales, by Rabbi Edward Feinstein.
Rabbi Feinstien's new book, Capturing the Moon, contains a collection of thirty-six Jewish folktales. Following the review of this book, you will find a sampling from the book in the form of the folktale, The Sukkah of Rabbi Pinchas.
- A Caring Presence, by Rabbi Simeon Schreiber.
Bringing the Gift of Hope, Comfort and Courage - Guidelines for Bikur Cholim Visitation.
- Cases In Monetary Halachah (Chapter 1), by Rabbi Tzvi Spitz. (Book Excerpt)
- The Chafetz Chaim: Giant in Torah and Middos, by Rebbetzin Shulamit Ezrachi.
Treat your young adults to this special biography of the Chafetz Chaim, whose holy teachings illuminate our lives to this very day.
- Chains Around the Grass, by Naomi Ragen.
The Markowitz's are left destitute in 1955 when the head of the household dies suddenly. Each member of the family deals with the situation in their own way. We follow the plight of this fractured family through the eyes of Sara, the middle child, as we watch her grow into a young and self-assured woman.
- The Chameleon that Saved Noah's Ark, by Yael Molchadsky.
"Oh, No! What do chameleons eat?" Noah and his family not only have their hands full feeding and caring for all the animals on the ark, but they also have to try to figure out what to feed the chameleons - before it is too late! Discover how this problem is solved in this lively book for children 5-8.
- Chance Encounters? (Chapter 2), by Mrs. M. L. Mashinsky. (Book Excerpt)
- Change & Renewal, by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz.
Offering insights into the holidays that will enhance your understanding, appreciation, and celebration of the various events in the Jewish calendar.
- Charting the Sea of Talmud, by Yisrael Ury.
A visual method for understanding and studying the Talmud.
- Child of War, by Nachman Seltzer.
This is an intimate recounting of Arye Leibish Friedman's childhood experiences during the Holocaust. The young Leibish, a Bobover Chassid boy from Budapest, survived by hiding in plain-sight disguised as a gentile. This book also provides a glimpse into what life was like for the Jews of Budapest, just before and throughout the war.
- The Children's House of Belsen, by Hetty E. Verolme.
At the age of 13, Hetty was first transported to the repatriation camp at Westerbork, and from there she was sent to the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, where she lived in the "Children's House," where she witnessed firsthand the horrors of the Holocaust.
- The Children's Learning Series, by Menucha Fuchs.
An overview of the 20 volumes in the Children's Learning Series of books for new readers ages five - nine.
- Chofetz Chaim: A Daily Companion (Day 11), by Michael Rothschild and Rabbi Shimon Finkelman. (Book Excerpt)
- Chofetz Chaim: A Lesson A Day (Day 17), by Rabbi Shimon Finkelman and Rabbi Yitzchak Berkowitz. (Book Excerpt)
- Chofetz Chaim: A Lesson A Day II (Day 17), by Rabbi Shimon Finkelman and Rabbi Yitzchak Berkowitz. (Book Excerpt)
- Chofetz Chaim: Lessons in Truth (Chapter 1), by Rabbi Shimon Finkelman. (Book Excerpt)
- Chofetz Chaim: Loving Kindness, by Rabbi Fishel Schachter and Chana Nestlebaum.
Daily Lessons in the Power of Giving, based on the Chofetz Chaim's Ahavas Chessed.
- The Choice, by Kathy Clark.
Thirteen-year-old Hendrik has a secret - his real name is Jakob and he's Jewish. One day after the Nazi invasion of Hungary, Jakob reveals his secret to the wrong person - with terrifying consequences for both himself, and his entire family. The Choice is a gripping book about the Holocaust that was written for middle grade readers.
- The Choice to Be: A Jewish Path to Self and Spirituality, by Jeremy Kagan.
Written for both the serious outsider looking in, as well as for orthodox individuals interested in the basic questions of faith raised by modern experience.
- Chovas HaTalmidim and Sheloshah Ma'amarim, by Hagaon Rav Kalonymus Kalmish Shapira.
In the unspeakable tortures of the Warsaw Ghetto, a bright light shone: the guidance and holiness of the Piaseczna Rebbe. His saintly insight is preserved and presented in this beautiful volume, the work of a team of Torah scholars, who have rendered it into English.
- Christians & Jews, Faith to Faith, by Rabbi James Rudin.
For two thousand years, Christians and Jews have coexisted in an uneasy state of tension, mutual suspicion, and often hatred and violence. But in recent years, courageous Christian and Jewish leaders have together confronted the past...
- Chumash Chorev ha-Menukad.
This five-volume, large print, Hebrew edition contains the complete text of the Chumash, as well as commentaries by Rashi, Targam Onkelos, Ikkar Sifsei, Chachamim, Ba'al HaTurim, and Toldos Aharon.
- City Guide Tel Aviv, by Lisa Goldman.
A gorgeously illustrated, sophisticated guide to Tel Aviv and Jaffa.
- Classic Hassidic Tales, by Meyer Levin.
Marvellous Tales of Rabbi Israel Baal Shem and of His Great-Grandson, Rabbi Nachman, Retold from Hebrew, Yiddish and German.
- Clouds Of Glory (Chapter 11), by Goldy Rosenberg. (Book Excerpt)
- Coalfield Jews: An Appalachian History, by Deborah R. Weiner.
Focusing primarily on the period from the early 1880's - 1920, this insightful book provides a survey of the immigration of Eastern European Jews to central Appalachia during the coal boom of this period. It also provides details about Jewish communal life and the various Jewish communities that developed throughout the region - many of which still exist today.
- College Yiddish - 50th Anniversary Edition, by Uriel Weinreich.
Since 1949, College Yiddish has been the preeminent textbook for english-speaking student embarking upon the study of Yiddish at the college-level. This classic text is still as relevant today as when first published and it is an ideal reference book for modern students of Yiddish.
- Colloquial Hebrew, by Zippi Lyttleton and Tamar Wang.
A Complete Course for Beginners emphasising modern conversational Hebrew.
- Colloquial Yiddish, by Lily Kahn.
Colloquial Yiddish offers a step-by-step approach to Yiddish as it is spoken and written today. It is ideal for English-speaking independent learner and it can be used in a classroom setting.
- A Community Under Siege: The Jews of Breslau Under Nazism, by Abraham Ascher.
This is a unique entry into the field of Holocaust histories. It provides a detailed study of the liquidation of the Jews of Breslau and the destruction of what was, the third largest Jewish community in Germany, prior to the rise of Nazism. It also examines what life was like for individual Jews in Breslau during this period.
- The Complete ArtScroll Machzor for Rosh Hashanah, by Rabbi Nosson Scherman and Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz.
The Weinberg Foundation's large type edition of the ArtScroll Rosh Hashanah Machzor, combined with the ArtScroll Yom Kippur Machzor, offers readers a unified, and complete set of large type Machzorim for the High Holidays. (large print)
- The Complete ArtScroll Machzor for Yom Kippur, by Rabbi Nosson Scherman and Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz.
The Weinberg Foundation's large type edition of the ArtScroll Yom Kippur Machzor, offers the complete text of the standard print Yom Kippur Machzor, with abridged commentaries. Text is presented in vowelized Hebrew with English translations on the facing pages. (large print)
- The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English, by Geza Vermes.
This fully revised edition of the classic English translation of Dead Sea Scrolls, by Geza Vermes, the world's leading scholar on the subject, offers an astonishing look into the organization, customs, and beliefs of the community at Qumran.
- The Complete Idiot's Guide to Jewish History and Culture, 2nd Edition, by Rabbi Benjamin Blech.
This book provides a lively and unforgettable introduction to Jewish history and culture, starting with Adam and continuing through to the modern age.
- The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Yiddish, by Rabbi Benjamin Blech.
An engaging and instructive overview to Yiddish language, history, and culture. This is a phenomenal introductory text's on learning Yiddish.
- The Complete Idiot's Guide to The Talmud, by Rabbi Aaron Parry.
A comprehensive introduction to the Talmud, including its history, structure, wisdom, and trivia. This book also includes insights into living a Talmudic life and studying the Talmud.
- The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Judaism, 2nd Edition, by Rabbi Benjamin Blech.
A Guided Tour Through the Beliefs, Laws, and Traditions of Judaism.
- Comprehensive English-Yiddish Dictionary, edited by Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath and Paul Glasser.
This is a modern, up-to-date English-Yiddish dictionary that includes a wealth of both traditional and modern Yiddish words and terms. Within its nearly 50,000 entries you'll discover such terms as Richter scale, Non-Proliferation Treaty, Federal Aviation Administration, and anorexia nervosa, thereby proving that Yiddish is indeed a modern, living language!
- Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary, edited by Solon Beinfeld and Harry Bochner.
With more than 37,000 entries, this is the most detailed and comprehensive Yiddish-English dictionary currently available. This essential reference includes colloquial, literary, academic, and conversational terms, along with idioms, dialectic and stylistic differences, and terms adopted into Yiddish from other languages.
- The Confessor, by Daniel Silva.
Silva's third book featuring the famed art restorer and Israeli spy, Gabriel Allon, deals with the death of a Holocaust historian and a secret group operating inside the Vatican that wants to ensure that the Church's complicity with the Nazi's is never uncovered.
- Confidential: The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon - Arnon Milchan, by Meyer Doron and Joseph Gelman.
Arnon Milchan has led a secret double life. This is the story of a secret agent, of nuclear proliferation, billion-dollar high-tech defense transactions, ideology, patriotism, love, heartbreak, and the awe inspiring Hollywood career of a mysterious mogul. In a true story that puts James Bond to shame...
- Conflicts in the Middle East since 1945, by Beverley Milton-Edwards and Peter Hinchcliffe.
A brief, up-to-date overview on the causes and consequences of the conflicts in the Middle East since 1945.
- Confronting Scandal, by Dr. Erica Brown.
How Jews Can Respond When Jews Do Bad Things. Jews seem to be in the news today for all of the wrong reasons. The Jewish community has yet to take stock of what these breaches of civil law and Jewish ethical teachings mean for us as a people. How do we manage collective discomfort and shame?
- Contemporary Hebrew 1, by Menahem Mansoor.
A grammar-based introductory course on Modern Hebrew that is ideal for college students, adult self-learners, and advance high schools students.
- Countrymen, by Bo Lidegaard.
The untold story of how Denmark's Jews escaped the Nazis, of the courage of their fellow Danes - and the extraordinary role of the SS.
- Covenantal Imperatives, essays by Walter S. Wurzburger.
This collection of essays selected from the nearly six decades of Rabbi Walter Wurzburger's illustrious career, combines the author's mastery of Halakhah with a deep understanding of Jewish philosophy.
- Covenant & Conversation: Exodus, by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.
This collection makes Rabbi Jonathan Sacks brilliant essays on the weekly Torah portion available in book form for the first time. This volume includes includes several concise essays for each parasha in the book of Exodus.
- Covenant & Conversation: Genesis, by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.
This collection makes Rabbi Jonathan Sacks brilliant essays on the weekly Torah portion available in book form for the first time. This volume includes includes several concise essays for each parasha in the book of Genesis.
- Conversations with My Ancestors, by Andrew Sanders.
The Story of a Jewish Family in Hungary. Using documents and known historical facts as a starting point, he has engaged in an extensively researched imaginary dialogue with his ancestors to create a fully drawn portrait of his family.
- Conversations with Yourself, by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin.
A Practical Guide to Greater Happiness, Self-Development and Self-Empowerment. An inspirational guide that teaches you how to avoid negative self-talk, while enhancing your life by developing the habit of talking positively to yourself.
- Courage (Chapter 4), by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin. (Book Excerpt)
- Crafting Jewish, by Rivky Koenig.
Fun Holiday Crafts and Party Ideas for the Whole Family - from homemade cakes and cookies to costumes, greeting cards, decoupaged dishes, flags, jewelry, holiday accessories, and more.
- Crash Course in Jewish History, by Ken Spiro.
From Abraham and the birth of monotheism to the Holocaust and the creation of modern Israel -- the epic sweep of the Jewish people's progress through time is told in this edifying survey of Jewish history.
- Created Equal: How the Bible Broke with Ancient Political Thought, by Joshua A. Berman.
In this book, Berman answers a question that has bothered Bible readers for centuries - "Why was the Bible written?"
- Creating Lively Passover Seders, by David Arnow.
This innovative, interactive guide will help encourage fresh perspectives and lively dialogue. As an intriguing Haggadah companion, it offers thematic discussion topics, text study ideas, activities and readings that come alive in the traditional group setting of the Passover Seder.
- Creating Space between Peshat and Derash, by Hayyim J. Angel.
In this third collection of his essays on Tanakh, Rabbi Hayyim Angel continues to present his learning methodology and in-depth text studies to a wider readership.
- Crown of Aleppo: The Mystery of the Oldest Bible Codex, by Hayim Tawil & Bernard Schneider.
The incredible story of the survival, against all odds, of the Aleppo Codex - one of the most authoritative and accurate traditional Masoretic texts of the Bible.
- Culture of Terror: the Collapse of America, by Dr. Eugene Narrett.
In Culture of Terror Eugene Narrett accomplishes a remarkable task: defining and identifying the roots of postmodernism in the scientific utopianism of the Enlightenment.
- Cultures of the Jews: A New History , Edited by David Biale.
A three-volume edition of this outstanding book on Jewish cultural history and historiography. The three volumes are: Volume 1: Mediterranean Origins, Volume 2: Diversities of Diaspora, and Volume 3: Modern Encounters.
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