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  • Pillar of firePillar of fire : the rebirth of Israel--a visual history

    Lossin, Yigal.

  • National Geographic Eyewitness to HistoryNational Geographic Eyewitness to History : From ancient times to the modern era

    Hyslop. Stephen G, Bob Somerville & John Thompson.

  • The Jewish odysseyThe Jewish odyssey : an illustrated history

    Halter, Marek.

  • Michal's DestinyMichal's Destiny

    Kagan, Roberta.

  • My Jewish Christmas StoryMy Jewish Christmas Story

    Kagan, Roberta.

  • Karl MarxKarl Marx : Philosophy and Revolution

    Avineri, Shlomo.

  • WunderlandWunderland : a novel

    Epstein, Jennifer Cody, author.

  • The First Mrs. RothchildThe First Mrs. Rothchild

    Aharoni, Sara, author.

    An endearing love that shaped one of the most emblematic families in the history of Judaism: the Rothschild family. 1770. From her window in the walled ghetto of Frankfort, young Gutle records in her diary everyday life in the Judengasse, or "Jewish street," as well as her first love for young Mayer Amschel Rothschild. For Mayer, it is clear that he has found the ideal woman, but before he can ask for her hand he must face her father's fierce opposition, make use of his intuition for business, and take advantage of the European nobility's passion for old coins to establish the financial empire that bears his name. In this novel, we witness not only the origin of a prominent family in the history of Europe, but also the private life of an extraordinary woman who, without leaving her home in the Judengasse, was always in tune with the current events of her time: the outbreak of the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, and the alliances and conflicts between the reigning houses of the continent, in a mosaic of geopolitical realities narrated in a thrilling way.

  • May God remember =May God remember = : Yizkor : memory and memorializing in Judaism

  • All the worldAll the world : universalism and particularism and the High Holy Days

    Hoffman, Rabbi Lawrence A., ed.

    "Rosh Hashanah is just one of two surviving Jewish new years from antiquity, the other being the month in which Passover falls. The two are exactly six months apart, proper symbolism of the age-old Jewish struggle to balance two contrasting principles: universalism and particularism. Passover's central theme is the particularistic tale of the Jewish People released from servitude in Egypt to fulfill its historic destiny. The message of Rosh Hashanah, by contrast, is the universalistic definition of that destiny, the role that every Jew must play simply by virtue of being human, and the role of Judaism in helping Jews play that role with proper passion and commitment. This interweaving of a universalistic purpose to Israel's mission along with the particularistic affirmation that Israel has such a mission in the first place occurs throughout the High Holy Day liturgy, particularly in the prayers represented in this fifth volume in the Prayers of Awe series. The title, All the World, derives from a famous translation of an early medieval poem that is part of the new year liturgy. It is juxtaposed to other prayers of a universalistic nature, particularly Uv'khen, literally, "And therefore," a regular addition to the central Jewish prayer, the Amidah. "And therefore" launches the ultimate Jewish question: What's the point of it all, which is to say, "And therefore, what?" It combines the particularistic concern for Israel as a People called by God with the universalistic proclamation that Israel is called for universal ends"--

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Popular Titles

  • In another timeIn another time : a novel

    Cantor, Jillian, author.

  • Lady in the lakeLady in the lake : a novel

    Lippman, Laura, 1959-, author.

    "New York Times bestseller Laura Lippman returns with a new stand-alone novel about a middle aged housewife turned aspiring reporter Maddie Schwartz, who is determined to solve the murder of a forgotten young woman in order to make her own reputation"--

  • A well-read womanA well-read woman : the life, loves, and legacy of Ruth Rappaport

    Stewart, Kate, 1978-, author.

  • Strangers and cousinsStrangers and cousins

    Cohen, Leah Hager, author.

    "A wise and joyful novel, Strangers and Cousins is about what happens when an already sprawling family hosts an even larger and more chaotic wedding: a compassionate and entertaining story about family, culture, memory, community, and the permeable lines that define one's tribal identity"--

  • The only woman in the roomThe only woman in the room

    Benedict, Marie, author.

  • The flight portfolioThe flight portfolio

    Orringer, Julie, author.

    "The long-awaited new work from the best-selling author of The Invisible Bridge takes us back to occupied Europe in this gripping historical novel based on the true story of Varian Fry's extraordinary attempt to save the work, and the lives, of Jewish artists fleeing the Holocaust In 1940, Varian Fry--a Harvard educated American journalist--traveled to Marseille carrying three thousand dollars and a list of imperiled artists and writers he hoped to rescue within a few weeks. Instead, he ended up staying in France for thirteen months, working under the veil of a legitimate relief organization to procure false documents, amass emergency funds, and set up an underground railroad that led over the Pyrenees, into Spain, and finally to Lisbon, where the refugees embarked for safer ports. Among his many clients were Hannah Arendt, Franz Werfel, Andre Breton, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, and Marc Chagall. The Flight Portfolio opens at the Chagalls' ancient stone house in Gordes, France, as the novel's hero desperately tries to persuade them of the barbarism and tragedy descending on Europe. Masterfully crafted, exquisitely written, impossible to put down, this is historical fiction of the very first order, and resounding confirmation of Orringer's gifts as a novelist"--

  • You'll miss me when I'm goneYou'll miss me when I'm gone

    Solomon, Rachel Lynn, author.

    Eighteen-year-old twins Adina, a viola prodigy, and Tovah, a future surgeon, find their relationship tested when they learn that one of them will develop Huntington's, the degenerative disease ravaging their mother.

  • Shylock is my nameShylock is my name : the Merchant of Venice retold

    Jacobson, Howard, author.

  • A good place to hideA good place to hide : how one French community saved thousands of lives during World War II

    Grose, Peter, 1941-

    This is the story of an isolated community in the upper reaches of the Loire Valley that conspired to save the lives of 3,500 Jews under the noses of the Germans and the soldiers of Vichy France. It is the story of a pacifist Protestant pastor who broke laws and defied orders to protect the lives of total strangers. It is the story of an eighteen-year-old Jewish boy from Nice who forged 5,000 sets of false identity papers to save other Jews and French Resistance fighters from the Nazi concentration camps. And it is the story of a community of good men and women who offered sanctuary, kindness, solidarity and hospitality to people in desperate need, knowing full well the consequences to themselves.

  • Talks on the ParashaTalks on the Parasha

    Steinsaltz, Rabbi Adin Even-Israel.

    torah commentary.

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