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  • Jewish literacyJewish literacy : the most important things to know about the Jewish religion, its people, and its history

    Telushkin, Joseph, 1948-

  • Mapping the bonesMapping the bones

    Yolen, Jane, author.

    In Poland in the 1940s, the lives of twins Chaim and Gittel feel like a fairy tale torn apart as they must rely on each other to endure life in a ghetto and the horrors of a concentration camp where they lose everything but each other.

  • Where Judaism differedWhere Judaism differed : an inquiry into the distinctiveness of Judaism

    Silver, Abba Hillel, 1893-1963.

  • Follow the moonFollow the moon : A journey through the Jewish Year

    Ganz, Yaffa.

  • Legends of the BibleLegends of the Bible

    Ginzberg, Louis, 1873-1953.

  • Passover  HaggaddahPassover Haggaddah : A Singing Haggadah

    Egger, Ellen M.

  • HaggaddahHaggaddah

  • Encyclopedia of Biblical humorEncyclopedia of Biblical humor : from Biblical times to the modern age

    Lyons, Rabbi Maurice.

  • The man who made the moviesThe man who made the movies : the meteoric rise and tragic fall of William Fox

    Krefft, Vanda, author.

    A riveting story of ambition, greed, and genius unfolding at the dawn of modern America. This landmark biography brings into focus a fascinating brilliant entrepreneur--like Steve Jobs or Walt Disney, a true American visionary--who risked everything to realize his bold dream of a Hollywood empire. Although a major Hollywood studio still bears William Fox's name, the man himself has mostly been forgotten by history, even written off as a failure. Now, in this fascinating biography, Vanda Krefft corrects the record, explaining why Fox's legacy is central to the history of Hollywood. At the heart of William Fox's life was the myth of the American Dream. His story intertwines the fate of the nineteenth-century immigrants who flooded into New York, the city's vibrant and ruthless gilded age history, and the birth of America's movie industry amid the dawn of the modern era. Drawing on a decade of original research, The Man Who Made the Movies offers a rich, compelling look at a complex man emblematic of his time, one of the most fascinating and formative eras in American history. Growing up in Lower East Side tenements, the eldest son of impoverished Hungarian immigrants, Fox began selling candy on the street. That entrepreneurial ambition eventually grew one small Brooklyn theater into a

  • Path of the prophetsPath of the prophets : the ethics-driven life

    Schwartz, Barry L., author.

    "Devoted to the legacy of the biblical prophets, identifies the prophetic moment in the lives of 18 biblical characters, offers up an intimate view of their inner thoughts, illuminates their ethical legacies, and challenges each of us to walk the path of the prophets today"--

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  • The immortalistsThe immortalists

    Benjamin, Chloe, author.

  • A history of JudaismA history of Judaism

    Goodman, Martin, 1953-

    "Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world, and it has preserved its distinctive identity despite the extraordinarily diverse forms and beliefs it has embodied over the course of more than three millennia... In this...book, Martin Goodman takes readers from Judaism's origins in the polytheistic world of the second and first millennia BCE to the temple cult at the time of Jesus. He tells the stories of the rabbis, mystics, and messiahs of the medieval and early modern periods and guides us through the many varieties of Judaism today."--Dust jacket flap.

  • The TalmudThe Talmud : a biography

    Wimpfheimer, Barry Scott.

  • Eternal lifeEternal life : a novel

    Horn, Dara, 1977-, author.

  • It's all relativeIt's all relative : adventures up and down the world's family tree

    Jacobs, A. J., 1968-, author.

  • The People Vs. Fritz Bauer (DVD)The People Vs. Fritz Bauer (DVD)

    Germany, 1957. Attorney General Fritz Bauer receives crucial evidence on the whereabouts of SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann. The lieutenant colonel, responsible for the mass deportation of the Jews, is allegedly hiding in Buenos Aires. Bauer, himself Jewish, has been trying to take crimes from the Third Reich to court ever since his return from Danish exile. However, there is little success so far due to the fierce German determination to repress its sinister past.

  • Death Steals a Holy BookDeath Steals a Holy Book

    Mild, Rosemary and Larry.

  • Becoming un-orthodoxBecoming un-orthodox : stories of ex-Hasidic Jews

    Davidman, Lynn, 1955-

  • The green prince (DVD)The green prince (DVD)

    Based upon the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel's prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him.

  • When jews were funny (DVD)When jews were funny (DVD)

    Insightful and often hilarious, it surveys the history of Jewish comedy, from the early days of Borscht Belt to the present, ultimately exploring not just ethnicity in the entertainment industry, but also the entire unruly question of what it means to be Jewish. Popular comedians from the past and present provide an abundance of surprising opinions and witty humor.

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