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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 F... 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 ... View more info

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Way of the Jewish Mystics (Shambala Pocket Classics)

By: Besserman, Perle (Editor)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Shambala: 1994

Seller ID: 2278079

ISBN: 0877739838

Condition: Good


Ink underlining. 1994 Small Softcover. The varied and colorful mystic traditions of Europe and the Middle East, from ancient times to the present, suggest a universal practice of the heart. Such rich sources as the Zohar, the Baal Shem Tov, Martin Buber, Abraham Abulafia, and others cover a variety of topics, including Creation and Good and Evil. CONTENTS: Introduction; Editor's Note; Nature; Prayer; Vision and Prophecy; Ecstasy; Female Divinity; Seeker; Meditation; Holi... View more info

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The History of the Jews: Five Volume Set (The Son of the Star; The Three Rings; Behind the Wall; The Chains Are Broken; And It Was Morning)

By: Borchsenius, Poul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2198636

Condition: Good


First edition. Includes slipcase. Slipcase shows wear, book spines lightly rubbed. 1965 Hard Cover. Volume One: The Son of a Star A history of the Jews from the destruction of Jerusalem in AD70 to HAdrian's suppression of Simeon's insurrection in AD135. Volume Two: The Three Rings A history of the golden age of Jewish culture in Spain Volume Three: Behind the Wall The story of the ghetto. Volume Four: The Chains are Broken The story of Jewish emancipation. Volume... View more info

Jewish Roots Issue 5, January 1970: Semi-Annual Periodical of Jewish Literature and Thought

By: Bronstein, Rabbi Herbert; Rosenbaum, Cantor Samuel; Hoffman, Manuel; Ruderman, Irving; Lederman, Dr. Milton; Schuster, Bernard; Todes, Dr. David U.; Cohen, Philip J.; Louis, Elmer; Emiot, Israel; Postal, Bernard; Karp, Deborah; Sarachan, Judge Goodman A.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Knight Printing Corp.: 1970

Seller ID: 1500993

Condition: Very Good


Minor cover edge wear, light page toning. 1970 Soft Cover. Stapled binding. CONTENTS: The Rabbinate (Essay) by Rabbi Abraham J. Karp; Poem by Israel Emiot; The Zelmenyaner (Story) by M. Kulbak; James Joyce's Jewish Ulysses by H. Greenstone. View more info

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My First Passover

By: Depaola, Tomie

Price: $5.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261936

ISBN: 0399217843

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink name on front board. 1990 Board Book. Unpaginated. Board book. Describes with illustrations and simple text the special parts of a Seder meal which celebrates the Jewish feast of Passover. View more info

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Jews, God and History

By: Dimont, Max I.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Signet / New American Library: 1962

Seller ID: 1520059

Condition: Good


Edge wear, a few creases, minimal ink marks. 1962 Mass Market Paperback. 472 pp. Born to a Jewish family in Helsinki, Finland, Dimont came to the United States in August 1929 with his mother and siblings; they were briefly detained at Ellis Island while family name and father's name were reconciled. He taught himself the English language by reading Shakespeare, the Bible, and American plays. After serving with U.S. Army intelligence in World War II, he worked in public r... 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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Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots

By: Feldman, Deborah

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks: 2012

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2201247

ISBN: 1439187010

Condition: Near Fine


Very light shelf wear. 2012 Trade Paperback. 254 pp. As a member of the strictly religious Satmar sect of Hasidic Judaism, Deborah Feldman grew up under a code of relentlessly enforced customs governing everything from what she could wear and to whom she could speak to what she was allowed to read. It was stolen moments spent with the empowered literary characters of Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott that helped her to imagine an alternative way of life. Trapped as a tee... 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 spir... 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? I... 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 Jerusalem Bible: Reader's Edition

By: Jones, Alexander; et al

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1968

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2207838

Condition: Very Good


Owner bookplate inside front wrapper, corners faintly creased, ink marks on two pages that we found. 1968 Trade Paperback. xi, 1340, 358 pp. 8 maps follow text. A Roman Catholic translation of the Bible which includes the deuterocanonical books, the sixty-six others included in Protestant Bibles, with extensive footnotes and introductions. Maps and family record section follow text. 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

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 r... 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 Idea of Israel: A History of Power and Knowledge

By: Pappe, Ilan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Verso Books: 2016

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2271336

ISBN: 1784782017

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. An exceptional copy. 2016 Trade Paperback. Since its foundation in 1948, Israel has drawn on Zionism, the movement behind its creation, to provide a sense of self and political direction. In this groundbreaking new work, Ilan Pappe looks at the continued role of Zionist ideology. The Idea of Israel considers the way Zionism operates outside of the government and military in areas such as the country’s education system, media, and cinema, and the uses that... 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, ma... 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 ... View more info

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Prince of the Ghetto

By: Samuel, Maurice

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Meridian Books: 1959

Seller ID: 1504019

Condition: Good


1959 Trade Paperback. 294 pp. The author renders his own versions of Hasidic stories by Isaac Loeb Peretz. 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 threa... View more info

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The Holocaust, the Church, and the Law of Unintended Consequences: How Christian Anti-Judaism Spawned Nazi Anti-Semitism

By: Sciolino, Anthony J.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.: 2012

Seller ID: 2264683

ISBN: 147596286X

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2012 Trade Paperback. xxiv, 245 pp. The image of Jews as God-killers and their refusal to convert to Christianity has fueled a long tradition of Christian intolerance, hatred, and violence. It is no surprise, then, that when Adolf Hitler advocated the elimination of Jews, he found willing allies within the Catholic Church and Christianity itself. In this study, author Anthony J. Sciolino, himself a Catholic, cuts into the heart of why the Catholic Churc... 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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Imagining the Jewish Future: Essays and Responses

By: Teutsch, David A. (Editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: State University of New York: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1529615

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lightly rubbed. 1992 Hard Cover. 290 pp. A collection of essays examining the role of Judaism in society. CONTENTS: Introduction; Section I. Religion and Theology - 1. God, Prayer and Religious Language; 2. Tradition and Religious Practice; Section II. Culture and Education - 3. Jewish Education: Crisis and Vision; 4. Creativity and Community: the Jewish Artist's Experience; 5. Jewish Literacy: Will More and More Be Known; Section III. Israel and World Jew... 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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The Nursing Father: Moses as a Political Leader

By: Wildavsky, Aaron

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The University of Alabama Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1529532

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. 1984 Hard Cover. 262 pp. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4. CONTENTS: Acknowledgments; Introduction: Why Me? Why Moses? Why Leadership?; I. Slavery: Passive People, Passive Leader; II. From Slavery to Anarchy: Learning from Pharaoh What Not To Do; III. From Anarchy to Equity: Leadership in the Golden Calf, the Spies, and the Akedah; IV. From Equity to Hierarchy: The Institutionalization of Leadership; V. The Leader Disappears into the Book: Why Moses Does Not Get t... View more info