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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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Putting Out the Fire

Your Unique Role in Bringing Jews Closer to Torahby Aharon Ungar Decades ago, the Chafetz Chaim gave us a mission: to bring our brothers and sisters back to Torah. Today, with the fires of assimilation and intermarriage burning out of control, every Jew must heed his call. We must all put out the fire. This […]

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Shanda

The making and breaking of a self-loathing Jewby Neal Karlen Early in his memoir, Neal Karlen tells a rabbi, ‘I love Judaism. It’s Jews I can’t stand.’What he means is that he hates the parochialism and material trappings of the young Jews he knows: their new temples are gilded and the parking lots spill over […]

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Teshuvah

A Guide for the Newly Observant Jewby Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz Written for those who are already considering teshuvah, already resolved to undertake it, or have already begun. Advice and guidance for the ba’al teshuvah in dealing with some of the difficulties likely to be encountered along the way. Those of a practical nature like how […]

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Tevye’s Grandchildren

Rediscovering a Jewish Identityby Eleanor Mallet In Tevye’s Grandchildren, Eleanor Mallet describes the unusual journey she took to understand her Jewish past. Like many American Jews, she was secular, assimilated and part of the successful mainstream. When her sons came of age, they reached for a richer, more open way of being Jewish. Their interest […]

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The Bamboo Cradle

A Jewish Father’s Storyby Avraham Schwartzbaum A visiting American professor in Taiwan finds a newborn abandoned in a railway station. He and his wife, who are childless, adopt the baby. This act of human kindness sparks a providential chain of events that transforms their lives.(248 Pages) Publisher: Feldheim, 1997

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That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist

On Being a Faithful Jew and a Passionate Buddhistby Sylvia Boorstein In this landmark book, esteemed Buddhist teacher Sylvia Boorstein addresses this incisive question in a warm, delightful, and personal way. With the same down-to-earth charm and wit that have endeared her to her many students and readers, Boorstein shows how one can be both […]

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Metsudah Tanach The Book of Samuel 1

Metsudah Tanach Seriesby Rabbi Avrohom Yosef DavisPart of the ‘Metsudah Tanach Nev’im Series’ series. Hebrew and English in a regular Hebrew font with vowels. Hebrew and English lines are side by side on the same page.Begins with Samuel’s birth and tutelage under Eli the high priest, detailing the major events of the next half century, […]

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The Eye of the Needle - Revised and Expanded

Aish haTorah’s Kiruv PrimerEdited by Yitzchak Coopersmith An eye-opening look at the foundations of Judaism-designed for the observant Jew who wishes to venture into the world of kiruv. This comprehensive, well-organized primer lays a solid foundation for one’s own hashkafah, as well as providing useful techniques and answers which will be useful when involved with […]

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The Holy Thief

A Con Man’s Journey from Darkness to Lightby Rabbi Mark Borovitz and Alan Eisenstock Rabbi Mark Borovitz was a mobster, gangster, con man, gambler, thief, and drunk. He has seen it all. Now, in this inspiring memoir, he takes you on a journey from the streets to discovering his soul in a ten-by-twelve-foot prison cell.Mark […]

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The Self-Renewing Congregation

Organizational Strategies for Revitalizing Congregational Lifeby Isa Aron, Ph.D. Revitalizing and re-imagining the organization of synagogues takes work! combing expert advice and experience garnered from congregations throughout North America, The Self-Renewing Congregation 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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The Kiruv Files

The stories, the drama, the humor…an inside look.by Dovid Kaplan and Elimelech Meisels He’s an insider, and he’s got some very important inside information to pass on to you. In The Kiruv Files, Rabbi Dovid Kaplan, rabbi and lecturer in Yeshivas Ohr Somayach in Jerusalem and regular columnist for Hamodia, together with renowned educator Rabbi […]

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The Year Mom Got Religion

One Woman’s Midlife Journey Into Judaismby Lee Meyerhoff Hendler An inspiring, frank, and engaging ‘spiritual autobiography’ that will touch anyone seeking deeper meaning in their religious life. It offers sensitive and intelligent wisdom from a woman who learned how awakening to religion can transform and disrupt a life. Lee Meyerhoff Hendler relates her awakening to […]

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What Do You Mean, You Can’t Eat in My Home?

A guide to how newly observant Jews and their less-observant relatives can still get along.by Azriela Jaffe Here is a book of workable, sensible solutions to the everyday problems faced by newly observant Jews as they try to explain the parameters of their new lives to the people who love thembut think theyve gone around […]

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Inside Judaism

The concepts, Customs, & Celebrations of the Jewish Peopleby Rabbi Alfred J. Kolatch In Judaism, practice and ideology are inextricably linked. While it is often difficult to draw strict lines between custom and law, taken together they unite individual Jews within a community as well as Jewish communities around the world. They also serve to […]

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I Didn’t Know That!

Torah News U Can Useby Joe Bobker Join Joe Bobker in his humorous adventure through Torah and Talmud, history and halacha, law and lore, and much more. This enjoyable volume on Jewish practice and law serves, in the authors words, as an envelope to be opened from time to time in order to learn something […]

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Artscroll Tanach Yonah (Jonah)

ArtScroll Tanach Seriesby Rabbi Meir ZlotowitzPart of the ‘ArtScroll Tanach Series Prophets & Writings’ series. The Book of Jonah has become indelibly identified with Yom Kippur — it is a textbook of repentance and mercy. The ArtScroll Series presents the comments of the classic giants of ancient and contemporary times in a logical, comprehensible manner, […]

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Goodnight Moon - Hebrew Version

Laylah Tov Yareyahby Margaret Wise BrownIllustrated by: Clement Hurd Ages 0-3, 4-7 ‘In the great green room…’ The first few words of this beloved 1947 classic are enough to start many adults reciting the rest. Now you can share this childhood classic in Hebrew.The story is simple: A rabbit is going to bed, and after […]

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Chumash The Jaffa Edition Hebrew-Only

The Torah with Onkelos, Rashi, Baal HaTurim, and Ikkar Sifsei Chachamim; The Haftaros and Five Megillos This new all-Hebrew edition of the Chumash is specifically designed and constructed for synagogue use! Large, clear type on 8 5/8′ x 10′ pages makes it easy to read and follow the Torah reading; and the ultra-reinforced side-sewn binding […]

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Soncino Chronicles I and II

The Soncino Books of the BibleEdited by Rev. Dr. Abraham CohenPart of the ‘The Soncino Books of the Bible’ series. Used in English-speaking countries for more than 35 years. Contains a verse-by-verse English translation of the Chumash, as well as a commentary based on the works of classical biblical scholars. This vast work, painstakingly prepared […]

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