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Tracing Your Jewish Genealogy

Tracing your Jewish genealogy can be a complicated task but it always feels good to know where you came from and to learn about your family’s history. Because of many years of Jewish migration, most Jews nowadays do not know where to begin their search. Start your search within your family. Talk to your parents [...]

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“Who Do You Think You Are?” — When Genealogy Meets Reality TV

"Who Do You Think You Are?" -- When Genealogy Meets Reality TV

After hearing various archivists, historians, and librarians rave or moan about the genealogy TV show “Who Do You Think You Are?” I finally got a chance to see it for myself. This show is run by the genealogy database Ancestory.com and takes various celebrities on journeys to discover their roots in an odd blend of [...]

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The Sequence of Events in the Old Testament

Back in Print!by Eliezer Shulman In this book, Eliezer Shulman’s graphic chronology and genealogy of the Pentateuch is presented. This monumental work details the major characters and events mentioned in the Bible graphically. Based entirely on reliable sources, it cites the greatest traditional commentators. Originally published in Hebrew in 1987. Prof. Haim Gevaryahu, Chairman of [...]

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The New Name Dictionary

Modern English and Hebrew Namesby Alfred J. Kolatch Revised and expanded version of The Name Dictionary. Contains more than 10,000 entries of popular Hebrew names that correspond in meaning to English names. It begins with a fascinating introduction that briefly explains the origins of names and the Jewish naming process. Seperate lists of English masculine [...]

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From Generation to Generation

How to Trace Your Jewish Genealogy and Family Historyby Arthur Kurzweil Since it was first published in 1980, From Generation to Generation has inspired thousands to pursue the unique challenges and rewards of Jewish genealogy. Far more engaging than a mere how-to reference guide, this landmark book is also part detective story and part spiritual [...]

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Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy

by Gary Mokotoff and Warren Blatt Written by two experts in Jewish genealogy, this book exposes the reader to many of the techniques and resources for doing Jewish genealogical research and points to more advanced areas to continue research. It can be valuable to intermediate researchers to confirm they covered all of the basic resources [...]

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The Unbroken Chain

Biographical Sketches & Genealogy of Illustrious Jewish Families from the 15th to the 20th Century 2 vol Setby Neil Rosentein One of the best-known published Jewish genealogies. It traces the descendants of Rabbi Meir Katzenelnbogen of Padua through 16 generations to the present. More than 25,000 people are identified as descendants. ‘This is truly a [...]

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DoroTree

Developed with an emphasis on user-friendliness, DoroTree is the revolutionary new program for Jewish genealogists. DoroTree lets you: Print in both English and Hebrew Enter text in Hebrew, even without a Hebrew operating system Type in English, French, German, Spanish or Portuguese Print Yahrzeit tables for any year Navigate easily between generations Transfer information easily [...]

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Abraham’s Children: Race, Identity, and the DNA of the Chosen People

Jon Entine Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Could our sense of who we are really turn on a sliver of DNA? In our multiethnic world, questions of individual identity are becoming increasingly unclear. Now in ABRAHAM’S CHILDREN bestselling author Jon Entine vividly brings to life the profound human implications of the Age of Genetics while illuminating [...]

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Dying for God: Martyrdom and the Making of Christianity and Judaism

Daniel Boyarin Publisher: Stanford University Press Not long ago, everyone knew that Judaism came before Christianity. More recently, scholars have begun to recognize that the historical picture is quite a bit more complicated than that. In the Jewish world of the first century, many sects competed for the name of the true Israel and the [...]

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