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The Book of Jewish Values

The Book of Jewish Values

A Day-by-Day Guide to Ethical Livingby Rabbi Joseph Telushkin In this book, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin has combed the Bible, the Talmud, and the whole spectrum of Judaism’s sacred writings to give us this manual on how to lead a decent, kind, and honest life in a morally complicated world. Publisher: Bell Tower, 2000

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The Book of Jewish Practice

The Book of Jewish Practice

by Louis Jacobs The Book of Jewish Practice is a comprehensive and practical guide to Jewish ritual and custom. From holidays to Shabbat and Kashrut, from marriage to raising children to comforting those who mourn, from unethical business practices to unethical use of words. Step-by-step instructions for living an authentic Jewish life – straight from […]

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The Everything Judaism Book

The Everything Judaism Book

A complete primerby Richard Bank Judaism has survived for four millennia-and many of its customs, laws, and traditions have remained exactly the same today as in the days of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The Everything Judaism Book explains the major precepts of this robust religion in language anyone can understand and appreciate. From High Holy […]

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The Jewish Catalog

The Jewish Catalog

1st Edition – A Do-It-Yourself KitEdited by Richard Siegel Collection of far-ranging topics that should aid any Jew to become personally involved in all aspects of Jewish ritual life, customs, cooking, crafts and creation. Intended for anyone who has ever wondered about how to make wine, crochet a kippah, locate a Jewish film, start a […]

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The Jew and His Home – Ish u’Beiso

The Jew and His Home - Ish u'Beiso

A Guide to Jewish Family Lifeby Rabbi Eliyahu KitovTranslated by: Gershon Robinson A comprehensive guide to Jewish home life. A modern classic now in a new one volume edition. New translation of ‘Ish u’Beiso’, first published in Hebrew in 1957, and in English in 1963. Contains extensive material and entire sections that were not included […]

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The Jewish Catalog 2nd Edition

The Jewish Catalog 2nd Edition

2nd Edition – Sources & ResourcesEdited by Sharon and Michael Strassfeld Extends the discussion of Jewish observances and customs and offers further suggestions on how to go about making them a part of modern life. It ranges across such topics as the Jewish life cycle, synagogue and prayer, sex and sexuality, medicine, the handicapped, education, […]

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The Rituals & Practices of a Jewish Life

The Rituals & Practices of a Jewish Life

A Handbook for Personal Spiritual Renewalby Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky and Rabbi Daniel Judson An inspiring how-to guide to help you understand and participate in a Jewish Spiritual life. This easy to use handbook explains the why, what, and how of ten specific areas of Jewish ritual and practice. Each chapter provides you with guidance […]

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To Be a Jew

To Be a Jew

A Guide to Jewish Observance in Contemporary Lifeby Rabbi Hayim H. Donin A definitive work which includes the traditional laws and customs of Judaism regarding the Sabbath, dietary laws, family life, prayer, synagogue and holidays, as well as those concerning special life-cycle occasions.(336 Pages) ‘ deservedly a best seller. Rabbi Donin offers a wealth of […]

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A Rabbi’s Northern Adventure

A Rabbi's Northern Adventure

From the Heights of Alaska to the Golan Heightsby Rabbi Yisrael Haber Rabbi Haber recounts his extraordinary experiences, from his service as Air Force Chaplain stationed in Alaska, through his current position as Chabad Rabbi on the Golan Heights. With humor and good wit Haber relates the challenges of keeping Yiddishkeit alive in the frozen […]

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A Song of Ascents

A Song of Ascents

A Jewish Woman’s Searchby Dvora Bat-Am When Dvora Bat-Am, a talented and creative woman with impressive academic credentials and a promising career ahead of her, stepped into the Rebbe’s study, little did she realize that she was beginning a spiritual journey into a new and exciting world the world of Torah. A few months after […]

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Shlomo Carlebach at the Village Gate

Shlomo Carlebach at the Village Gate

by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach Ages 1963 This reissued album launched Carlebachs fame as one of the great composers, performers, and leaders of Hassidic song. There is a joyfulness in these live recordings that would never diminish throughout his life. Label: VanguardTrack ListingTo listen to a sample, click on the title of a song that is […]

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An Orphan in History

An Orphan in History

One Mans Triumphant Search for His Rootsby Paul Cowan Originally published in 1982, an Orphan in History is Paul Cowan’s quest for his ancestral legacy. With an Afterword by the late author’s wife, Rachel Cowan, this poignant and beautifully written true story tells of the author’s search for his roots and how he found his […]

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Becoming a Congregation of Learners

Becoming a Congregation of Learners

Revitalizing congregational Lifeby Isa Aron, Ph.D. Forward by Rabbi Lawrence A Hoffman Improving spiritual connection in communities takes work! Combining expert advice and experience garnered from congregations throughout North America, this book shows how transformative change is possible. A complete resource full of ideas, information, and support, this is a guide for those involved in, […]

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Chicken Soup with Chopsticks

Chicken Soup with Chopsticks

A Jew’s Struggle for Truth in an Interfaith Relationshipby Jack Botwick What happens when a nice Jewish boy falls in love with a Chinese lady? What happens when she is completely ignorant about the Jewish people? Should he pressure her to convert? How does he handle his parents who are very upset, and hers, who […]

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Finding A Spiritual Home

Finding A Spiritual Home

How a New Generation of Jews can Transform the American Synagogueby Sidney Schwarz An illuminating look at Judaism’s future, offering a penetrating analysis of the American Jewish community, challenging American synagogues to respond to a generation of seekers and satisfy spiritual hunger. This groundbreaking book not only reveals the possibilities of this new, vital spiritual […]

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Coming Home

Coming Home

20 glimpses from the Road of Return in Modern AmericaEdited by Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Horowitz What do successful young executives, geophysicists and British peerage have in common? What about doctors, photographers and politicians? All are part of a baalei teshuvah phenomenon that is a prominent part of the rebirth and dramatic growth of the American […]

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Flipping Out?

Flipping Out?

Myth or Fact: The Impact of the ‘Year in Israel’by Shalom Z. Berger and Daniel Jacobson and Chaim I Waxman Flipping Out?: Myth or Fact? The Impact of the Year in Israel takes a hard look at a phenomenon that has become a major source of both inspiration and consternation in the Jewish community. The […]

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First Steps in Kiruv

First Steps in Kiruv

A few kiruv basics for the complete novice.by Rabbi Dovid Abenson and Henye Meyer This concise, compact-size book offers tips and advice on successful outreach. Eminently practical, the book covers such topics as organizing a Sunday school lesson, fielding thorny questions, and establishing rapport with non-observant Jews.(72 Pages) Publisher: Targum, 2003

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Getting Our Groove Back

Getting Our Groove Back

How To Energize American Jewryby Scott A. Shay Is it possible to create affordable Jewish Day Schools that everyone can send their children to?Is it possible to find common ground to realign Jewish commitment to Israel?Why are Jews giving less to Jewish causes and what can we do about it? In this provocative book, Scott […]

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Holy Unexpected

Holy Unexpected

My New Life as a Jewby Robin Chotzinoff Raised a ‘born-again’ atheist, Robin Chotzinoff had no interest in religion–and practically no experience in it–until she turned forty. When she suddenly discovered a belief in G-d, she had no idea what to do next. In Holy Unexpected she describes her journey from a New York childhood […]

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Hope, Not Fear

Hope, Not Fear

A Path to Jewish Renaissanceby Edgar M. Bronfman A distinguished Jewish leader and philanthropist argues for openness and joy to reinvigorate Judaism in America. After a lifetime of fighting the persecution of Jews, Edgar M. Bronfman has concluded that what North American Jews need now is hope, not fear. Bronfman urges North American Jewry to […]

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From Bogota to Madrid to Jerusalem

From Bogota to Madrid to Jerusalem

A family’s fascinating journeyby Chaya Diane Hager An incredible story by an incredible person! Follow the author on a spiritual and physical odyssey from her youth in beautiful Bogota, Colombia, thru marriage and child-rearing in Madrid, Spain, to her ultimate destination of Jerusalem the Holy City. A refreshing and uplifting read for everyone.(223 Pages) Publisher: […]

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The 8th Note

The 8th Note

by Yossi Green Five years in the making, this CD is finally here. 14 new songs composed by Yossi Green featuring Avraham Fried, MBD, Yossi Green, Ohad, Shloime Gertner, Lipa Schmeltzer, Cantor Helfgot, Haim Israel, Lev Tahor, A.K.A. Pella, Mo Kiss and more. Includes a beautifully printed 40-page 4-color booklet with lyrics, photos, detailed song […]

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Letters to a Buddhist Jew

Letters to a Buddhist Jew

by Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz and David Gottlieb When a Buddhist-practicing Jew begins searching for his Jewish roots, he develops an ongoing correspondence with esteemed educator, Rabbi Akiva Tatz. This book is the collection of their fascinating, immensely informative correspondence, beginning from the first, tentative, opening letter, through some lofty, soul-searching conclusions. Topics explored include: […]

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Mosaic

Mosaic

A Chronicle of Five Generationsby Diane Armstrong This story begins when Daniel Baldinger divorces the wife he loves because she cannot bear children. Believing that ‘a man must have sons to say Kaddish for him when he dies,’ he marries a much younger woman, and by 1913, Daniel and his second wife Lieba have eleven […]

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Miriam’s Kitchen

Miriam's Kitchen

A Memoirby Elizabeth Ehrlich From an assimilated family (where ‘Jewish meant holidays, books, civil rights and corned beef. God and shul had nothing to do with it.’), Ehrlich makes the pilgrimage to her mother-in-law Miriam’s kitchen to learn how to cook traditional Eastern European fare. But Miriam becomes the impetus for the author’s journey from […]

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Loyal Soldier

Loyal Soldier

While fighting in Vietnam, Captain Hank (Zvi) Webb began serving his true Commander-in-Chiefby Shaindy Perl Fascinating, true story of one soldier’s (Captain Hank (Zvi) Webb) journey through life, from youth, to boot camp, to Vietnam, his return to a hostile United States, and ultimately to Judaism.(213 Pages) Publisher: Israel Book Shop, 2006

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Off the Derech

Off the Derech

Why Observant Jews Leave Judaism; How to Respond to the Challengeby Faranak Margolese Off the Derech, translated as ‘Off the Path,’ is the term used within the Orthodox Jewish community to describe those who have left Jewish observance. This groundbreaking new book by Faranak Margolese examines why Orthodox Jews stop practicing Judaism, confronting one of […]

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Moving Home

Moving Home

My path to Jewish observance.by Ramona R. Freedman In this intimate true story, a young Australian author describes her journey towards observant Judaism, detailing every arduous step, from Kashrut and Shabbat, to relationships and work. Told from the refreshing perspective of a young person, using the analogy of building a home, Freedman describes much more […]

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One God Clapping

One God Clapping

The Spirtual Path of a Zen Rabbiby Rabbi Alan Lew and Sherril Jaffe Rabbi Alan Lew is known as the Zen Rabbi, a leader in the Jewish meditation movement who works to bring two religious traditions into our everyday lives. This book is the story of his roundabout yet continuously provoking spiritual odyssey. It is […]

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