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The American Hebrew: Jews in the Pageant of American Freedom, September 10, 1926, New Year's Number, Forty-Seventh Year, Volume 119. No. 18.

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The American Hebrew Publishing Co.: 1926

Seller ID: 2264588

Condition: Very Good


Magazine rebound in violet cloth, with original color printed wrappers bound in, and new marbled endpapers. 1926 Large Hardcover. 465-592 pp. An issue of the weekly magazine which was originally founded in 1879, and continues to exist today, though it is now published under the title Washington Jewish Week. It was responsible for launching the careers of several notable Jewish authors, including the poet Emma Lazarus. View more info

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Haldeman-Julius Monthly, April 1928, Vol. VII, No. 5

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Haldeman-Julius Publications: 1928

Seller ID: 2266824

Condition: Good


Stain along edges of wrappers, a few very small holes in front wrapper, quarter-inch chip to rear wrapper edge, pages lightly toned. 1928 Stapled Binding. 125 pp. CONTENTS include: Catholic Fathers Consider Evolution, by Maynard Shipley; Snyder-Gray Echoes, by Robert T. Griebling; The Jewish Church, by Herman Jacobsohn; The Bigotry Trust, by Linn A.E. Gale; The Sinless Cinema, by Hal G. Vermes; The Vanishing Yankee, by Harold D. Carew; Your Dream Has a Real Meaning, by Frederic Damrau. View more info

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JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh: The Traditional Hebrew Text and the New JPS Translation - Second Edition [Jewish Publication Society]

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society: 1999

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2286310

ISBN: 0827606974

Condition: Very Good


Owner blind stamp on endpapers, light smudge on fore edge. 1999 Hard Cover. xxvii, [1], 2039, [9] pp. 8vo. Brown flexible leatherette. The JPS Hebrew-English TANAKH features the oldest-known complete Hebrew version of the Holy Scriptures, side by side with JPS’s renowned English translation. Its well-designed format allows for ease of reading and features clear type, an engaging and efficient two-column format that enables readers to move quickly from one language to another, and an organization that contemporary readers will find familiar. The Hebrew text of this TANAKH is based on the fame... View more info

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Jewish Identity in an Age of Ideologies

By: Agus, Jacob B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Frederick Ungar: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1993613

Condition: Very Good


First edition. 1978 Hard Cover. A history of modern Jewish thought. View more info

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The Historical Atlas of Judaism

By: Barnes, Ian; Bacon, Josephine

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chartwell Books, Inc. / The Easton Press: 2009

Seller ID: 2265241

ISBN: 0785824847

Condition: Fine


Rebound in full leather by Easton Press, with gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, gold ribbon marker bound in. An exceptional copy. 2009 Full-Leather. 400, [2] pp. The Historical Atlas of Judaism is a fascinating account of the four thousand year old history of the Jewish faith, divided into six comprehensive sections surveying in detail the emergence of the Jews in Ancient Palestine right up to the modern Israeli state. Over 100 specially commissioned, richly detailed maps uncover the Jewish story across the world and over the centuries, while authoritative text... View more info

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The Bar Mitzvah Treasury and The Bar Mitzvah Companion [Boxed Set]

By: Eisenberg, Azriel; Greenberg, Sidney; Rothberg, Abraham

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Behrman House: 1959

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2205574

Condition: Very Good


5th printing. Includes two volumes. Slipcase lightly rubbed. 1959 Hard Cover. A collection of writings that are both inspirational and informative for those about to celebrate Bar Mitzvah. View more info

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Affirming the Covenant: A History of Temple B'rith Kodesh Rochester, New York, 1848-1998

By: Eisenstadt, Peter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Syracuse University Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2172382

Condition: Very Good


First Edition. Light edge wear to jacket.Very Good. 1999 Hard Cover. xvii, 281 pp. A 150-year history of the Jewish temple in Rochester, New York. The introduction describes 'The story of the oldest Jewish congregation in Rochester' as 'a microcosm of the Reform movement'. View more info

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David and Solomon: In Search of the Bible's Sacred Kings and the Roots of the Western Tradition

By: Finkelstein, Israel; Silberman, Neil Asher

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Free Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286987

ISBN: 0743243625

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket lightly rubbed. 2006 Hard Cover. Draws on recent archaeological findings to illuminate the origins of modern civilization as reflected by the reigns of two ancient biblical kings, identifying mythical and factual elements attributed to their characters. View more info

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A Breath of Life: Feminism in the American Jewish Community

By: Fishman, Sylvia Barack

Price: $12.50

Publisher: The Free Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2200974

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Faintly toned.Jacket spine edges lightly bumped, jacket lightly toned. 1993 Hard Cover. xii, 308 pp. Drawing on interviews with Jewish women from age 18 to 80, across the United States, as well on new demographic data, scholarship, literature and media, A Breath of Life explores contemporary options for Jewish women striving to combine community, family and individual needs. Fishman demonstrates the ways feminism has transformed both their secular and spiritual lives.Today's Jewish women, successfully availing themselves of the increased educational and occupational opportunitie... View more info

Image for The Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Containing a Full and Accurate History from His Taking upon Himself Our Nature to His Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension, together with the Lives, Transactions and Sufferings of His Holy Evangelists, Apostles, and Other Primitive Martyrs. Also, A History of the Jews; to which is added A Continuation of the History of the Jews to the Present Time.

The Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Containing a Full and Accurate History from His Taking upon Himself Our Nature to His Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension, together with the Lives, Transactions and Sufferings of His Holy Evangelists, Apostles, and Other Primitive Martyrs. Also, A History of the Jews; to which is added A Continuation of the History of the Jews to the Present Time.

By: Fleetwood, John; Patton, William

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Thayer & Eldridge: 1859

Seller ID: 2283723

Condition: Very Good


Lightly foxed throughout, lock of blonde hair laid in. 1859 Full-Leather. x, [11]-680 pp. 8vo. Red full leather, gilt titles and elaborate decorations. Includes frontispiece and engraved illustrations throughout text. A biography of Jesus Christ and his disciples and apostles, along with a history of the Jews. View more info

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The Oberammergau Passion Play: A Lance Against Civilization

By: Friedman, Saul S.; Fackenheim, Emil (Foreword)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197861

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on front endpaper ('For Rabbi Kolko - with heartfelt greetings and respect, Saul Friedman, 8-14-00'). Jacket rubbed, 1 inch jacket tear. 1984 Hard Cover. xxvii, 270 pp. People of Oberammergau have received highest praise for their fidelity through 350 years. But Friedman asks questions that must be addressed: Can the traditional text be reconciled with the Gospels? Does the play generate harmful, stereotypic images of Jews? Is the Passion truly a 'hymn of reconciliation' or is it, as Nietzsche said of Wagner's Meistersinger, a 'lance against civili... View more info

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Abraham and His Sons

By: Harpur, James

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Reader's Digest: 1997

Seller ID: 2269138

ISBN: 0895779595

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Illustrated with 150 art reproductions and photographs, a retelling of the lives, trials, and triumphs of Abraham, his wife Sarah, and his descendants emphasizes the applicability of the biblical stories to readers' daily lives. View more info

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The Jewish Library 2: The Folk

By: Jung, Leo

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Soncino Press Ltd.: 1968

Seller ID: 1990753

Condition: Very Good


Light shelf wear. 1968 Hard Cover. Essays on Jewish people and culture. View more info

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New York Jew

By: Kazin, Alfred

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275756

ISBN: 0394495675

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges lightly bumped, jacket faintly toned, small sticker on front jacket flap. 1978 Hard Cover. 307 pp. The distinguished literary critic picks up the story of his life in 1940 and chronicles the significant events, people, and places of his life thereafter and comments on the literary doings of the forties, fifties, and sixties. View more info

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A Walker in the City: The Classic Reminiscence of a Brooklyn Childhood

By: Kazin, Alfred

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MFJ Books: 1974

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2289119

ISBN: 1567312128

Condition: Near Fine


Minor tear along top edge of rear jacket panel, front jacket flap creased. 1974 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 176 pp. Kazin's memorable description of his life as a young man as he makes the journey from Brooklyn to Americanca-the larger world that begins at the other end of the subway in Manhattan. A classic portrayal of the Jewish immigrant culture of the 1930s. Drawings by Marvin Bileck. View more info

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The Essence of Kabbalah

By: Lancaster, Brian L.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Eagle Editions: 2006

Seller ID: 2279273

ISBN: 1841933856

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 2006 Trade Paperback. The Essence of Kabbalah explains the mysticism of the Torah and the other books in the Hebrew Bible, and presents an overview of the historical trends that have shaped Kabbalah as it is known today. It examines the interpretative methods that are viewed as unlocking the secrets of the Torah - those teachings that point to the inner fabric of creation. View more info

Masterpieces of Hebrew Literature: A Treasury of 2000 Years of Jewish Creativity

By: Leviant, Curt

Price: $7.00

Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.: 1969

Seller ID: 2291698

ISBN: 087068079X

Condition: Good


Edge wear. 1969 Trade Paperback. A collection of translations of Hebrew works ranging from ancient scrolls through 20th century literature. View more info

Image for The Golden Mountain: Marvellous Tales of Rabbi Israel Baal Shem and of His Great-Grandson, Rabbi Nachman, Retold from Hebrew, Yiddish and German Sources

The Golden Mountain: Marvellous Tales of Rabbi Israel Baal Shem and of His Great-Grandson, Rabbi Nachman, Retold from Hebrew, Yiddish and German Sources

By: Levin, Meyer

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Behrman House, Inc.: 1951

Seller ID: 2269970

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, bookplate on half-title page. 1951 Hard Cover. xviii, 357 pp. This is a collection of tales of the Eastern European Hassidic Jews, centering on the holy men Baal Shem Tov and Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlaw. The territory and narrative elements belong to the familiar world of folk tales. However, these magical realist stories of the Hassidic rabbis are encoded with deeper levels of meaning similar to Buddhist, Sufi, Celtic, and other spiritual traditions. Lovingly recounted by master story-teller Meyer Levin, this glimpse of a now long-gone world is a wonderful anthology which can be enjo... View more info

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Epistles of Maimonides: Crisis and Leadership

By: Maimonides

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society: 2009

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2208037

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Faintly rubbed. 2009 Trade Paperback. These letters represent Maimonide’s response to three issues critical to Jews in his day and ours; religious persecution, the claims of Christianity and Islam and rational philosophy’s challenge to faith. View more info

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The Origin of Satan

By: Pagels, Elaine

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1996

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2286279

ISBN: 0679731180

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Spine creased. 1996 Trade Paperback. xxiii, 214 pp. From the religious historian whose The Gnostic Gospels won both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award comes a dramatic interpretation of Satan and his role on the Christian tradition. With magisterial learning and the elan of a born storyteller, Pagels turns Satan's story into an audacious exploration of Christianity's shadow side, in which the gospel of love gives way to irrational hatreds that continue to haunt Christians and non-Christians alike. View more info

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The Life of David

By: Pinsky, Robert

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Schocken: 2008

Edition: Advance Reading Copy

Seller ID: 2290940

ISBN: 0805211535

Condition: Very Good


Advance reader's edition. Faint edge wear. 2008 Trade Paperback. Poet, warrior, and king, David has loomed large in myth and legend through the centuries, and he continues to haunt our collective imagination, his flaws and inconsistencies making him the most approachable of biblical heroes. Robert Pinsky, former poet laureate of the United States, plumbs the depths of David’s life: his triumphs and his failures, his charm and his cruelty, his divine destiny and his human humiliations. Drawing on the biblical chronicle of David’s life as well as on the later commentaries and the Psalms—tr... View more info

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The Jews in America

By: Potok, Chaim; Cohen, David

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Collins Publishers: 1989

Seller ID: 2203786

ISBN: 0002153238

Condition: Near Fine


Boards lightly bowed.Jacket bumped. 1989 Large Hardcover. 223 pp. A glossy, predictable paean to American Jewry by the producers of the Day in the Life series, this oversize collection of photographs traverses the country, capturing cowboys and Soviet Jewry activists, magicians and roving rabbis. The belabored point here is that Jews have special customs--circumcision, bar mitzvah, Passover seder--that set them apart, but Jews are also as American as apple pie. Hence, many of the 197 pictures, most of them color, reiterate that Jews are just regular folk: there are cozy multigenerational shots... View more info

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Ketubbah: Jewish Marriage Contracts of Hebrew Union College, Skirball Museum, and Klau Library

By: Sabar, Shalom

Price: $20.00

Publisher: JPS: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2064680

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine faded.Near Fine. 1990 Large Hardcover. The illustrated Ketubbah is a unique artifact of Judaica. It is, first of all, a legal document virtually unchanged since talmudic times, but it is also an artistic expression of aesthetic tastes and social mores from centuries of Jewish wandering and just as much a part of today's Jewish wedding ceremonies as it was hundreds of years ago. This gorgeous collection of kettubim includes 48 color plates and 124 black and white photographs. View more info

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Understanding Genesis (The Heritage of Biblical Israel)

By: Sarna, Nahum M.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Shocken Books: 1970

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2195813

ISBN: 0805202536

Condition: Very Good


Sticker remains on front cover. 1970 Trade Paperback. xxx, 267 pp. This book...is designed to make the Bible of Israel intelligible, relevant, and hopefully, inspiring to a sophisticated generation, possessed of intellectual curiosity and ethical sensitivity...It is based on the belief that the study of the Book of Books must constitute a mature intellectual challenge, an exposure to the expanding universe of scientific biblical scholarship...Far from presenting a threat to faith, a challenge to the intellect may reinforce faith and purify it.--from the Introduction View more info

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Geschichte der Juden in Berlin und des Gebaudes Fasanenstrafse 79/80 (German Text)

By: Sellenthin, H.G.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Judische Gemeinde zu Berlin: 1959

Seller ID: 2280980

Condition: Very Good


Jacket edges rubbed with a few minor chips, quarter-inch chip to jacket spine head, half-inch chip to jacket spine base, small chip to jacket. 1959 Hard Cover. German text. History of the Jews in Berlin and the building Fasanenstrafse 79/80. View more info

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High Holiday Prayer Book

By: Silverman, Morris

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Prayer Book Press: 1941

Seller ID: 1539856

Condition: Good


Binding repaired, ink name and address on front endpapers. 1941 Hard Cover. 350 pp. Dual language English-Hebrew prayer book for the major holidays. View more info

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Ancient Judaism

By: Weber, Max; Gerth, Hans H.; Martindale, Don

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The Free Press: 1967

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2289281

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Wrappers lightly rubbed, ink stamp on half-title page. 1967 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xxvii, 484 pp. Ancient Judaism (German: Das antike Judentum), is an essay written by the German economist and sociologist Max Weber in the early 20th century. The original edition appeared in the 1917–1919 issues of the Archiv für Sozialwissenschaft und Sozialpolitik. Marianne Weber, his wife, published the essays as Part Three of his Gesammelte Aufsatze zur Religionssoziologie in 1920–1921. An English translation was made in 1952 and several editions... View more info

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The American Synagogue: A Sanctuary Transformed

By: Wertheimer, Jack (Editor)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Brandeis University Press: 1995

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2202011

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. Single page dog-eared. 1995 Trade Paperback. xix, 433 pp. Leading historians of modern Jewry offer the first comprehensive account of American synagogue history. View more info

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Simple Kabbalah (Simple Wisdom Book)

By: Zetter, Kim

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Conari Press: 2000

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2286529

ISBN: 1573241709

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. Light edge wear. 2000 Hard Cover. An accessible guide to this most inaccessible subject outlines the history of the Kabbalah, its traditions and symbolism, and several ways to bring the text into daily spiritual practice without years of intensive study. View more info