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Haikus for Jews

For You a Little Wisdomby David M Bader No fins, no flippers,the gefilte fish swims withsome difficulty Inspired by ancient Zen teachings and timeless Jewish noodging, this masterful work is filled with insights that will make you exclaim, ‘ah!’ or at least ‘Oy!’. These chai-kus (so called because of their high chutzpah content) are certain […]

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Hebrew Manuscripts

A Treasured LegacyEdited by Abraham Shoshana This introduction to Hebrew manuscripts, the first ever to be published in English, initiates the reader into the intriguing world of Hebrew manuscripts, it explains how manuscripts were written in the Middle Ages and shows why they are important for Torah and Jewish scholarship today. The profuse illustrations, many […]

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I Will Wake the Dawn

Illuminated Psalmsby Debra BandIllustrated by: Debra BandTranslated by: Jewish Publication Society An extraordinary art book infused with the awe and inspiration of the biblical Psalms This breathtakingly beautiful book fuses the artist Debra Band’s stunning illuminated interpretation of selected psalms with the scholar Arnold Band’s insightful analysis of the text. In shimmering gold and brilliant […]

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Jewish Art

With essays by Ziva Amishai-Maisels, Dominique Jarrasse, Rudolf Klein, and Ronny Reichby Gabrielle Sed-RajnaTranslated by: Sara Friedman Covering nearly 4,000 years, this fascinating, copiously illustrated book traces the history of Jewish art from its origins - The Temple in Jerusalem up through the work of 10th-century artist Marc Chagall. The first truly comprehensive treatment of […]

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Jewish Art

by Grace Cohen Grossman Superbly illustrated, Jewish Art presents a sweeping panorama of three thousand years of artistic creativity accompanied by informative and thought-provoking text. More than 300 stunning full-color reproductions map an extraordinary odyssey that has traversed the globe. Jewish Art’s richly detailed text provides historical, social, and religious background that places these remarkable […]

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Jewish Fathers

A Legacy of Loveby Paula Ethel WolfsonIllustrated by: Lloyd Wolf A moving collection of heartfelt stories and stirring photographs celebrating and honoring the lives of contemporary American Jewish fathers. The image of the Jewish father is synonymous with the Yiddish word mensch, a good, kind, decent, human being. The word mensch has become part of […]

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Jewish Humor

What the Best Jewish Jokes Say About the Jewsby Rabbi Joseph Telushkin Looks at Jewish culture through jokes about the inescapable hold of the Jewish family, Jewish intelligence, Jews in business, Jewish neuroses, the Jewish sense of homelessness, Jewish attitudes towards gentiles, rabbis, G-d, and many other subjects. Accompanied by Telushkin’s perceptive and persuasive insightful […]

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Jewish Mothers

Strength, Wisdom, Compassionby Paula Ethel WolfsonIllustrated by: Lloyd Wolf In this celebration of Jewish women and motherhood, stunning black and white duotones are paired with intimate profiles that evoke the lives of fifty Jewish mothers. Each extraordinary woman featured in this collection shares her powerful insights into the meaning of family, Judaism, love, and community […]

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Jewish Museums of the World

by Grace Cohen Grossman Jewish Museums of the World celebrates more than 150 Jewish museums from every point on the globe. Treasures from unexpected collections are featured in more than 400 illustrations, whose scope spans ceremonial to fine arts to history. A directory of all the museums contained in the book, as well as other, […]

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Jewish Writer

by Jill Krementz The Jews have been called the people of the book for their love of reading and writing. This new collection, spanning three decades, brings together in photographs and text the many and varied Jewish voices-novelists, playwrights, poets, essayists, and scholars-that have enriched twentieth century literature. Publisher: Henry Holt

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Ketubbah

The Art of the Jewish Marriage Contractby Shalom Sabar The custom of Illuminating the traditional Jewish marriage contract, the ketubbah, developed over the last four centuries into a rich and varied form of Jewish folk art. This book offers a broad selection from one of the outstanding collections of ketubbot, representing Jewish communities from the […]

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Lamentations - Eichah

by Tamar MesserIllustrated by: Tamar Messer Lamentations contains 12 powerful illustrations printed in black and white (except one color illustration) on artistic paper, in Hebrew and English. Artist’s Notes: ‘I put off illustrating the Book of Lamentations for five years, deliberating over how to relate to this difficult text. The colorful, detailed style that is […]

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Lone Stars of David

The Jews of TexasEdited by Hollace Ava Weiner and Kenneth D. Roseman An essay collection of lively written, lavishly illustrated, and well-documented narratives on the history and culture of Texas Jews. Jewish life in the United States is too often told from an East Coast perspective. Lone Stars of David presents a different panorama, with […]

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Love Letters

A Celebration of Jewish Love and Marriage in Words and Imagesby David MossIllustrated by: David Moss Beginning in the late 1960s, David Moss began to revive the handwritten, illuminated ketubah, the traditional Jewish marriage contract. The illuminated ketubah, a centuries-old artistic tradition, had virtually disappeared due to the development of quick and affordable printing. Love […]

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Luminous Art

Hanukkah Menorahs of The Jewish Museumby Susan Braunstein A magnificent array of Hanukkah menorahs and lamps that shed light on the Jewish traditions that produced them. As their diversity and beauty attest, Hanukkah lamps are singularly important as a form of ceremonial art and are among Judaisms best-loved traditional objects. This superbly illustrated book showcases […]

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Masterworks of The Jewish Museum

Edited by Maurice Berger and Joan Rosenbaum This beautifully illustrated book explores the culture, history, and beliefs of the Jewish people by presenting an extraordinary selection of works from the collection of The Jewish Museum, New York. Ranging from antiquity to the present day, these artworks and ritual objects include a fourth-century glass vessel and […]

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Matan Arts Torah

Exquisitely Illuminated Hebrew & EnglishEdited by David ArnonIllustrated by: Raymond Cintas This Torah is dedicated to the revival of Hebrew manuscript illumination, the ancient cultural tradition, which has been active for more than a thousand years. It features the complete text of the Hebrew Bible (including diacritical punctuation) accompanied by illustrations, paintings, and works of […]

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Never Again

A History of the Holocaustby Martin Gilbert Never Again, A History of the Holocaust is the almost unbelievable story of the Holocaust, told by the authoritative Martin Gilbert, one of the world’s most eminent historians of the Holocaust. It is augmented by firsthand accounts and poignant illustrations. Owing much to ‘those who have assembled the […]

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Painting in Nineteenth-Century Europe

The Emergence of Jewish Artistsby Susan T. Goodman The emancipation of Jews in Europe during the nineteenth century meant that for the first time they could participate in areas of secular life - including established art academies - that had previously been closed to them by legal restrictions. Jewish artists took many complex routes to […]

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Passover Splendor

Cherished Objects for the Seder Tableby Barbara Rush ‘Why is this night different from all other nights?’ The festival of Passover, which commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, is the most widely observed home holiday in the Jewish calendar. The central event of this week-long celebration is the seder feast, held […]

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Perek Shirah - The Song of the Universe

With Translation & Insights & Embossed CoverEdited by Rabbi Nosson Scherman Attributed to King David, Perek Shirah is recited every day by more and more people - but never has it been presented as beautifully and clearly as in this magnificent book.In Perek Shirah, all components of Creation - natural phenomena, animals, birds, fish - […]

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Perek Shirah - The Song of the Universe

With Translation & InsightsEdited by Rabbi Nosson Scherman Attributed to King David, Perek Shirah is recited every day by more and more people - but never has it been presented as beautifully and clearly as in this magnificent book.In Perek Shirah, all components of Creation - natural phenomena, animals, birds, fish - sing their own […]

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Perek Shirah - The Song of the Universe

With Translation & InsightsEdited by Rabbi Nosson Scherman Attributed to King David, Perek Shirah is recited every day by more and more people - but never has it been presented as beautifully and clearly as in this magnificent book.In Perek Shirah, all components of Creation - natural phenomena, animals, birds, fish - sing their own […]

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Reel Jewish

A Century of Jewish Moviesby Joel Samberg Movies about the Jewish experience or featuring a Jewish character in a central role contain some of the most memorable images in motion picture history. For this volume, film aficionado Joel Samberg has selected the best Jewish movies of all time and organized them into intriguing groupings such […]

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Remnant of Israel

A Portrait of America’s First Jewish Congregation Shearith Israelby Rabbi Marc D. Angel In September 1654, twenty-three Jewish refugees from Recife, Brazil arrived in the Dutch colonial town of New Amsterdam aboard the St. Charles, a French warship. The Portuguese had just retaken Brazil from the Dutch, and these Jews feared living under the same […]

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Shir HaShirim - The Song of Songs

by Tamar MesserIllustrated by: Tamar Messer This beautifully illustrated collector’s edition of Shir HaShirm has the complete Hebrew text and English translation on the same page facing a full page illustration for each paragraph of text. Artist’s Notes: ‘The Song of Songs has been interpreted in numerous ways. The traditional commentary sees the text as […]

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The 2000 - Year - Old Man In the Year 2000

by Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner The 2000 - Year - Old Man was created out of the primal urge of all comedians to entertain and test the limits of their talent. In this classic comedy routine, Brooks never knew what Reiner was going to ask, and Reiner only knew that he would never get […]

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The Big Book of Jewish Baseball

Illustrated Encyclopedia & Anecdotal Historyby Peter S. Horvitz and Joachim Horvitz From the beginning, Jews have played a prominent role in our national pastime, the game of baseball, but have often been ignored. This is the first baseball encyclopedia dedicated to naming and honoring every Jewish contributor. These often remarkable stories ensure they will no […]

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The Big Book of Jewish Humor

25th anniversary editionEdited by William Novak and Moshe Waldoks So you want a good laugh? You want to e-mail your friends with a quick joke?This twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Jewish jokes, illustrations and stories will cheer you up no matter how much Bernie Madoff made off with. You’ll be amazed to discover how many famous […]

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The Book of Esther

Beautifully Illustratedby Tamar MesserIllustrated by: Tamar Messer The complete Book of Esther with twenty magnificent illustrations that tell the story of Purim. The illustrations are stretched in order to hint at and demonstrate the structure of a scroll. This elegant edition is printed on artistic paper in Hebrew and English. Artist’s Notes: ‘Illustrating the tale […]

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