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850 Intriguing Questions about Judaism

True, False, or In Between

by Ronald L. Eisenberg

<p>Both Jews and non-Jews alike have many misconceptions of Jewish teachings and practices. Some seemingly unusual statements about Jewish teachings and practices are actually true, whereas some apparently reasonable and popularly believed ...

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A Complete Introduction to Judaism

World Religion Series, #5

by Mary Pandeo

<p>The ancient religion of Judaism is surprisingly relevant to today's society and is a full and complex belief system, which can become confusing once examined.</p> <p>This book is written to provide you with a simple, easy to understand and ...

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A History of the Jews

The Indestructible Jews, The Jews in America, and Appointment in Jerusalem

by Max I. Dimont

<p><strong>Three books on Jewish heritage from the author of <em>Jews, God, and History</em>, “the best popular history of the Jews written in the English language” (<em>Los Angeles Times</em>).</strong></p> <p>With over a million and a half ...

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A Traveling Homeland: The Babylonian Talmud as Diaspora

by Boyarin, Daniel

<p>In <i>A Traveling Homeland</i>, Daniel Boyarin makes the case that the Babylonian Talmud is a diasporist manifesto producing and defining the practices that constitute Jewish diasporic identity in the form of textual, interpretive communities

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Against Apion

by Flavius Josephus

<p>Against Apion was a polemical work written by Flavius Josephus,a first-century Romano-Jewish scholar, historian and hagiographer, who was born in Jerusalem—then part of Roman Judea—to a father of priestly descent and a mother who claimed ...

ISBN: 1230001225846

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Akiva

Life, Legend, Legacy

by Rabbi Reuven Hammer

<p>The legendary Akiva ben Yosef has fascinated Jews for centuries. Arguably the most important of the Tannaim, or early Jewish sages, Akiva lived during a crucial era in the development of Judaism as we know it today, and his theology played a ...

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Americans and the Birth of Israel

by Lawrence J. Epstein

<p><em>Americans and the Birth of Israel</em> tells the dramatic story of how a ragtag group of Americans of all religions worked, often in secret and facing the possibility of arrest and imprisonment, to make sure that after the Holocaust a ...

ISBN: 9781442271234

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An Apocryphal God

Beyond Divine Maturity

by Mark McEntire

<p>In <em>Portraits of a Mature God</em>, Mark McEntire traced the narrative development of the divine character in the Old Testament, placing the God portrayed at the end of that long story at the center of theological discussion. He showed ...

ISBN: 9781451472387

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Anti-Anthropomorphism in the Greek Pentateuch

by Fritsch, Charles Theodore

<p>Volume 10 of Princeton Oriental Texts.</p><p>Originally published in 1943.</p><p>The <b>Princeton Legacy Library</b> uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished ...

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Antisemitism, Gender Bias, and the "Hervay Affair" of 1904

Bigotry in the Austrian Alps

by Alison Rose

<p>This book examines the antisemitism that flourished outside of Vienna, in Austrian provinces such as Styria, Carinthia, Vorarlberg, Upper Austria, and Tyrol, focusing in particular on gender bias and its relationship to antisemitism. The 1904

ISBN: 9781498519397

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Aphrodite and the Rabbis

How the Jews Adapted Roman Culture to Create Judaism as We Know It

by Burton L. Visotzky

<p>Hard to believe but true:</p> <p>- The Passover Seder is a Greco-Roman symposium banquet<br /> - The Talmud rabbis presented themselves as Stoic philosophers<br /> - Synagogue buildings were Roman basilicas<br /> - Hellenistic rhetoric ...

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Arminius Vambéry and the British Empire

Between East and West

by David Mandler

<p>This book frames the fascinating life and influential works of the Hungarian Orientalist, Arminius Vambéry (1832–1913), within the context of nineteenth century identity politics and contemporary criticisms of Orientalism. Based on extensive ...

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Auschwitz

by A Survivor

<p>This is the story of a survivor, what he saw and felt during his Calvary from Antwerp to the Malin distribution camp in France and from there to the extermination camp of Buchenwald.</p> <p>To say that this book contains the scenes of a ...

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Barney Ross

The Life of a Jewish Fighter

by Douglas Century

<p><strong>Part of the Jewish Encounter series</strong></p> <p>Born Dov-Ber Rasofsky to Eastern European immigrant parents, Barney Ross grew up in a tough Chicago neighborhood and witnessed his father’s murder, his mother’s nervous breakdown, ...

ISBN: 9780805242720

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Becoming Ottomans

Sephardi Jews and Imperial Citizenship in the Modern Era

by Julia Phillips Cohen

<p>The Ottoman-Jewish story has long been told as a romance between Jews and the empire. The prevailing view is that Ottoman Jews were protected and privileged by imperial policies and in return offered their unflagging devotion to the imperial ...

ISBN: 9780199397556

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Beyond Survival

How Judaism Can Thrive in the 21st Century

by Terry Bookman

<p><em>Beyond**Survival</em> challenges the current agenda, assumptions, mind-set, and sacred cows of the Jewish establishment, which has largely accepted as a given and become resigned to its communal decline. Instead, <em>Beyond**Survival</em>

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Blood and Fury: A Historical Memoir of the 1919 Pogroms in Ukraine, Russia

by Hannah Weiner

<p data-version='1.1'>A Historical Memoir of the 1919 Pogroms in Ukraine, Russia as seen through the eyes of a 12-year-old Jewish girl. </p><p>The pogroms perpetrated by the Cossacks, the White Guard, and the Red Guard during the Ukrainian and ...

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Blood for Thought

The Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature

by DR. S Mira Balberg

<p><em>Blood for Thought</em> delves into a relatively unexplored area of rabbinic literature: the vast corpus of laws, regulations, and instructions pertaining to sacrificial rituals. Mira Balberg traces and analyzes the ways in which the early

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Book of Enoch, The

by Enoch

<p>The Book of Enoch is an ancient Jewish religious work, ascribed to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah. Written by multiple Palestinian jews between the 3rd and 1st centuries BC, it is one of the earliest apocalyptic texts and is not ...

ISBN: 9781974916245

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Child Survivors of the Holocaust

The Youngest Remnant and the American Experience

by Beth B. Cohen

<p>The majority of European Jewish children alive in 1939 were murdered during the Holocaust. Of 1.5 million children, only an estimated 150,000 survived. In the aftermath of the Shoah, efforts by American Jews brought several thousand of these ...

ISBN: 9780813584980

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