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The Deed Season 2

The Deed Season 2

A Guide to Mitzvot from the TV Series ‘Messages’ ‘The Deed’ is the final segment of the weekly TV show ‘Messages’ featuring the ideas and ideals of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Each ‘The Deed’ is a five minute video presentation describing the practical performance of a mitzvah. This 2 disk set compiles 26 episodes from the […]

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The Forgotten Refugees

The Forgotten Refugees

A film about the mass exodus of Jews from Arab countries and Iran in the 20th century. Buried beneath the headlines of the Middle East conflict is the nearly forgotten story of the regions indigenous Jewish communities. In 1945, up to one million Jews lived in the Middle East outside of the Palestine Mandate. Within […]

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Time of Favor – DVD

Time of Favor - DVD

Time of Love…Time of War… Winner of six Israeli Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and highly acclaimed in its U.S. theatrical release, Time of Favor weaves an intricate tale of passion, loyalty and conspiracy amidst the contemporary political powder-keg and timeless austere beauty of Israel’s West Bank. In a film the New York Times calls […]

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A Taste of Passover

A Taste of Passover

by Theodore Bikel and The Klezmer Conservatory BandPart of the ‘A Taste of Passover’ series. Recorded live at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, A Taste of Passover brings together Theodore Bikel and the Klezmer Conservatory Band present a mix of music, narrative and comedy. Humorous, entertaining and uplifting, this video is like taking your family […]

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HASC A Time for Music XXI DVD

HASC A Time for Music XXI DVD

by Various HASC – A Time For Music XXI (21) recorded live on January 13, 2008 at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City features Jewish music greats such as Avraham Fried, Cantor Yitzchok Meir Helfgot, Ohad!, Dudu Fisher, Yeshiva Boys Choir, Shlomo Katz, Eitan Katz, The Shira Choir and more with music by the […]

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Do You Believe in Miracles?

Do You Believe in Miracles?

Hanoch Teller presents… When events occur that defy all the laws of nature and reason, you know you are witnessing a miracle. In this widely acclaimed video docudrama, Hanoch Teller presents incredible – but – true miraculous events in the lives of ordinary people powerful evidence of the Almighty’s constant involvement in our daily lives. […]

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Operation Thunderbolt – Mitsva Yonatan

Operation Thunderbolt - Mitsva Yonatan

Hebrew with English Subtitles Based on the real-life incidents at Entebbe, Operation Thunderbolt takes off at lightning speed to bring the riveting story of the ultimate fight for freedom to the screen. A cinematic classic in Israel, Operation Thunderbolt was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film. This special DVD edition also includes the […]

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Ushpizin

Ushpizin

Warm and compassionate. Powerful, touching and amusing, Ushpizin (Guests) is a heartwarming and soul-stirring film. big-hearted Moshe Bellanga (Shuli Rand) is down on his lick, so he and his loving wife Malli (Michal Bat-Sheva Rand) pray passionately for a miracle. Their prayers are answered…in the form of a large sum of money that mysteriously lands […]

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Dialogues with Elie Wiesel and Richard D. Heffner

Dialogues with Elie Wiesel and Richard D. Heffner

The explosive issues of our times! Mercy killing… Genetic Engineering… Capital Punishment!Features Nobel Prize Winner and best-selling author Elie Wiesel! Moderated by Richard D. Heffner, host of the award winning Public Television program The Open Mind, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, shown on Public Television. Executive produced by Alvin Perlmutter (Joseph Campbell and the Power […]

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A History of the Jewish Experience

A History of the Jewish Experience

by Rabbi Leo Trepp Not a history of the Jews, but a history of the Jewish Experience this is a must have book for anyone wishing to understand modern Judaism. It reaches across centuries and around the world to weave together the strands of Jewish experience. This comprehensive work includes prayers and practices, values and […]

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Passover Seder Sing-A-Long

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by Paul Zim Familiar tunes of the Ashkenazic tradition presented in a program combining the singing of Paul Zim with the enthusiastic participation of the childrens chorus. Label: Paul Zim Productions

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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Revised and Expanded Original Edition

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Revised and Expanded Original Edition

Convincing Evidence of the Truths of Judaismby Rabbi Shmuel Waldman This edition is recommended for readers with a strong Torah background, seeking an informed, yet less secular, approach. It has been revised and expanded, containing 40 additional pages. Written for the Jew who seeks evidence and proofs that the principal beliefs of Judaism are indeed […]

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Basic Judaism

Basic Judaism

by Rabbi Milton Steinberg A book about Judaism its ideals, beliefs, and practices written for both Jews and non-Jews. Basic text for many Introduction to Judaism courses.(172 Pages) Publisher: H B J, 1975

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Discover

Discover

Answers for teenagers (and adults) to questions about the Jewish faith.by Rabbi Dov Moshe Lipman Would you like to know: What did Moshe Rabbeinu ask Hashem about suffering?What does Sir Fred Hoyle, Britains most eminent astronomer, have in common with Chovos HaLevovos (Duties of The Heart)?What is the Rambams natural prescription for feeling Divine love? […]

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From the Ten Commandments to Chicken Soup

From the Ten Commandments to Chicken Soup

A Celebration of Judaism and All Things Jewishby Michael Shapiro In this engaging book Michael Shapiro encourages all Jews to bask in the light of their people’s historic contributions to religion, science, politics, and the arts. The diverse topics discussed here cover every facet of Jewish life — including festivals and High Holy Days, the […]

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Jewish Ritual

Jewish Ritual

A Brief Introduction for Christiansby Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky and Rabbi Daniel Judson A window into the meaning of Jewish rituals throughout history and today — written especially for Christians.Ritual moments and opportunities guide the daily life of practicing Jews. These spiritual practices give expression to Jewish identity and reflect Judaisms core beliefs and values. […]

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Jewish Wisdom

Jewish Wisdom

The Essential Teachings and How They Have Shaped the Jewish Religion, Its People, Culture, and Historyby Rabbi Joseph Telushkin From the author of Jewish Literacy, now comes Jewish Wisdom, which illuminates every aspect of human life with perfectly chosen passages from the great Jewish writings, both ancient and modern. What distinguishes this book from previously […]

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On Being a Jew

On Being a Jew

by James Kugel What should a Jew consider before marrying a non-Jew? What should a Jew know about Hebrew? What does it mean to keep the Sabbath? In the Medieval period, young Jews found answers to their most pressing questions about Judaism in The Book of the Kuzari. That book, written in the form of […]

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Key Jewish Facts!

Key Jewish Facts!

by Rabbi Nissan Dovid Dubov Key Jewish Facts! serves as a general introduction to Judaism, and also provides an excellent syllabus for boys and girls approaching Bar or Bat Mitzvah.(140 Pages) Publisher: Ask Moses

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One People, Two Worlds

One People, Two Worlds

An Orthodox Rabbi and a Reform Rabbi in search of Common Groundby Rabbi Yosef Reinman and Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch After being introduced by a mutual friend in the winter of 2000, Reform Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch and Orthodox Rabbi Yosef Reinman embarked on an unprecedented eighteen-month e-mail correspondence on the fundamental principles of Jewish faith and […]

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Self Beyond Self

Self Beyond Self

Judaism’s Dynamic Assent to the Infiniteby Rabbi Y. S. Hurwitz A novel and practical approach to analyzing and understanding Judaism. Based on the Talmud and the writings of the Maharal, Ramchal and Rabbi E.E. Dessler it develops a basic formula called the Threefold Key to Being Jewish. The book applies this system to very many […]

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The Rosh Hodesh Table

The Rosh Hodesh Table

Foods at the New Moon, Jewish Women’s Monthly Festivalsby Judith Y. Solomon Here are authentic and symbolic foods to make, buy and enjoy as part of the 13-month Jewish calendar. Rosh Hodesh, the beginning of the month coincides with the first appearance of the new moon. It may be observed with feasting on fruits, grains, […]

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Judaism Since Gender

Judaism Since Gender

by Miriam Peskowitz and Laura Levitt Judaism Since Gender offers a radically new concept of Jewish Studies, staking out new intellectual terrain and redefining the discipline as an intrinsically feminist practice.(241 Pages) Publisher: Routledge, 1997

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Settings of SIlver

Settings of SIlver

An Introduction to Judaismby Rabbi Stephen M. Wylen Conveniently organized for classroom use, offers a comprehensive introduction to Judaism, which considers and answers two encompassing questions: ‘What is Torah?’ and ‘What is a Jew?’ The author describes and explains the holy days of the Jewish year, the daily observances of Judaism, and the Jewish beliefs […]

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The Everything Torah Book

The Everything Torah Book

All you need to understand the basics of Jewish law and the Five Books of the Old Testamentby Rabbi Yaakov Menken From the Penteteuch and Neviim to the Ketuvim and the oral Torah, this straightforward reference walks you through Gods instructions to His people and explains how these teachings are incorporated into Jewish life. The […]

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The Jewish Book of Lists

The Jewish Book of Lists

by Joel Samberg Of all the books that have been written about Jews and Judaism over the centuries this one stands alone.

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What is a Jew

What is a Jew

A Guide to the Beliefs, Traditions, and Practices of Judaismby Rabbi Morris N. KertzerEdited by Rabbi Lawrence A Hoffman First published twenty years ago, What is a Jew? is an established classic, providing straightforward, accessible answers to all questions concerning Jewish life, history, and traditions. Now completely revised and reorganized by the author’s nephew, an […]

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What’s Your Jewish I.Q.?

What's Your Jewish I.Q.?

Test Yourself on Religion, Literature, the Arts, and the Worldby Rabbi Alex J. Goldman There is a Jewish proverb from Ecclesiastes: If you lack knowledge, what do you have? If you have knowledge, what do you lack? Heres a fun and challenging approach to increasing your knowledge of all things Jewishtest yourself, and learn a […]

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Why Be Jewish?

Why Be Jewish?

by Rabbi David J. Wolpe In this short and inspirational text, Rabbi Wolpe addresses all who seek to enlarge the spiritual side of their lives. For those considering a return to the beliefs of their forbears, for those drawn to conversion, Rabbi Wolpe’s is a graceful and learned introduction to this ancient and enduring religion. […]

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A People Divided

A People Divided

Judaism in Contemporary Americaby Jack Wertheimer This book analyzes how fundamental changes in the wider society have affected Jewish religious and communal life. It is also a fascinating snapshot of the Judaism of the nineties in all its vitality and diversity. How American is Jewish religious behavior? And how Jewish is it? How do patterns […]

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