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1 An Orphan in History: Retrieving a Jewish Legacy Cowan, Paul
Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket; probably reprint; 1982 Doubleday. Remainder mark at bottom page edge. Text clean; pages bright; binding tight. Light dampstain to jacket. 246 pages. Language: English. AUTHOR-INSCRIBED: To Adele Leaf / Best wishes / Paul Cowan / June 1, 1983. From publisher: 'After growing up as a fully assimilated Jew, in his mid-thirties Paul Cowan embarked upon a journey to discover and appreciate his Jewish origin. This orphan in history relates his search for these roots, detailing the path he took from his Park Avenue home to 19th-century Lithuania to a contemporary Israeli kibbutz, leading to the sublime discovery that he is the descendant of rabbis. ... [A] classically beautiful, inspiring story of how one man evolved from describing himself as an American Jew to an American and a Jew. A story that will inspire readers on their own journey to their true self.' 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Bitzaron: A Quarterly of Hebrew Letters, Winter-Spring 1981, Leaf, Hayim (editor)
2 Bitzaron: A Quarterly of Hebrew Letters, Winter-Spring 1981 Leaf, Hayim (editor)
Good. 
Paperback. Softcover periodical published 1981 by Hebrew Literary Foundation, New York. Vol. III (New Series) Nisan 5741. Age-tanning and light soiling to covers; top corner crease to cover and pages. Text clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight. Good reading / research copy. 116 pages; black-and-white photos; advertisements. Language: Hebrew; a few pages in English. Includes poetry; memoirs; literary criticism. Also, articles on: Palestinians, PLO, and the Pan-Arab Movement; clay tablets at Ebla; Ezra Zussman; much more. Contributors include Cyrus H. Gordon, Avraham F. Matalon, Chaim Grade, Israel Efros, Ada Barkai, Yosef Dana, et al. Co-sponsored by the Institute of Hebrew Culture and Education, School of Education, New York University. Keywords: Hebraic, Judaism, Judaica, Jewish, Jew, NYU, literature, anthology, anthologies. No ISBN. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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By the Skill of Their Hands: The Story of ORT, Rader, Jack
3 By the Skill of Their Hands: The Story of ORT Rader, Jack
Very Good. 
Paperback. Small, slim paperback Revised Edition 1970 World ORT Union Centre International, Geneva, Switzerland. Some minor scuffing to front cover. Text very clean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 135 pages. Language: English. The story of the first 90 years of the Organization for Rehabilitation through Training, which began in Czarist Russia with loans to Jewish artisans and became the largest privately-financed vocational training school system in the world. No ISBN. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Community of Fate: Jews in the Modern World: Essays, Speeches, and Articles, Goldmann, Nahum
4 Community of Fate: Jews in the Modern World: Essays, Speeches, and Articles Goldmann, Nahum
Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket 1977 Israel Universities Press, Jerusalem. Noticeable wear to jacket: rubbing and edge-crumpling. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Bumped corners. Blue cloth-covered boards with gilt titles on spine. 178pp, Index, Glossary, B/W photos. Language: English. No additional printings indicated. Scarce title. Introduction by A.J. Sherman. Includes 4 Portraits: Theodor Herzl, Chaim Weizmann, Albert Einstein, David Ben-Gurion. Keywords: Zionism, Zion, Jewish, state, identity, Diaspora, partition, Palestine, Germany, politics, Judaica. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 Deep In the Russian Night Chazan, Aaron
Good. 
Paperback. Softcover 1990 CIS Publ. Clean; bright; average wear; library inkstamps on 1st and last pages. Autobiography; Jewish life in Russia ca. 1929-1970. 256pp, Glossary. Language: English. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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6 FIFTY YEARS AGO: REVOLT AMID THE DARKNESS--1993 Days of Remembrance Weinberg, Gerhard L. (contributor)
Very Good. 
Paperback. Sunday, April 18 through Sunday, April 25. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Planning Guide for Commemorative Programs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office no. 335-625/80125. Oversize softcover, 8.5 x 11in., 412pp. Language: English. Very Good condition: Very clean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. Provides background historical information about the Holocaust during 1943, as well as examples and materials useful to planners of commemorative programs. Essay, The Final Solution and the War in 1943, by Gerhard L. Weinberg. Chronology of events for 1943 outlines major occurrences of the Holocaust and World War II. Eyewitness narratives and testimonies, in prose and poetry. Documents, B/W photographs, and newspaper articles. Planning Aids: sample ceremonies, checklists, and other resources for Days of Remembrance observances. Special material for U.S. Military Forces Program Project Officers. Reference section: bibliography, selected films list, glossary. No ISBN. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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From Ezra to the Last of the Maccabees: Foundations of Postbiblical Judaism, Bickerman, Elias
7 From Ezra to the Last of the Maccabees: Foundations of Postbiblical Judaism Bickerman, Elias
Schocken Books 1968 Paperback Acceptable 
Softcover 3rd printing, published 1968 by Schocken Books. Heavy wear: scuffs, scratches, small creases, and age-tanning to covers. Previous owner's bookplate glued to half-title page. 4-digit number penciled inside front cover. Spine is creased. Text is otherwise clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight. Good reading/research copy. 186 pages; Chronology; Map. Language: English. 'In this basic introduction to post-biblical Jewish history, the author examines the elements that shaped the Jewish people after their return from the Babylonian Exile in 538 B.C., and transformed them from an insignificant nation into a religious community and major historical force.'--from back cover. Cover design by Roy Kuhlman. Keywords: antiquity, Mosaic religion, Hellenic culture, Jew, Judaism, Greek. No ISBN. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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Hasidic Williamsburg: A Contemporary American Hasidic Community, Kranzler, George
8 Hasidic Williamsburg: A Contemporary American Hasidic Community Kranzler, George
Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1995 Jason Aronson. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 331 pages; Index; References; Glossary. Language: English. 'In this thorough and well-documented study, Kranzler builds on his 1961 book, Williamsburg: A Jewish Community in Transition. In his earlier report, he concluded, somewhat pessimistically, that this old Brooklyn Jewish neighborhood might not survive. Now, Kranzler reports that in the three decades since his first study the Hasidic community has stabilized. The author attributes this reversal of fortune to the central role of both observant religious values and the Hasidic ideology. He covers such topics as Jewish residential patterns, efforts at economic revitalization, the role of education, the family structure, and women in the Hasidic community. Kranzler also describes the principal institutions of Satmar Hasidic life.'--Mark Weber, Library Journal, 1994. Keywords: Judaism, Judaica, Orthodox, Hasid, Hasidim, social history, New York. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Heritage: Civilization and the Jews [VHS], Marner, Eugene (director); Rosenthal, Alan (director); et al.
9 Heritage: Civilization and the Jews [VHS] Marner, Eugene (director); Rosenthal, Alan (director); et al.
0780024435 / 9780780024434 Like New. 
VHS Tapes. Boxed set of VHS video tapes issued 2001 by Home Vision Entertainment (HVE). Like New condition; only light shelfwear; appears unused. NOTE: Large format-- cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope; requires additional international postage. 5 videotapes in glossy sleeves, together in slipcase box. 9 episodes, each 60 minutes long. Format: Color, NTSC. Contents: Vol. 1 - A People Is Born / The Power of the Word. Vol. 2 - The Shaping of Traditions / The Crucible of Europe. Vol. 3 - The Search for Deliverance / Roads from the Ghetto. Vol. 4 - The Golden Land / Out of the Ashes. Vol. 5 - Into the Future. Directors: Peter Rosen, Julian Krainin, Eugene Marner, Alan Rosenthal, Michael Joseloff, Patricia Sides, Howard Enders, Marc Siegel, Morton Silverstein. Originally broadcast on PBS in 1984. 'Winner of the coveted Peabody Award, Heritage: Civilization and the Jews is the monumental nine-part series spanning five millennia of Jewish history and culture. The series is hosted by former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Abba Eban, who describes it as a celebration of our common humanistic and moral heritage, explored through the mysteries of preservation, renewal, and resonance of the Jewish people. From the stony heights of Sinai to the shores of the Dead Sea, from a Greek amphitheater in Delphi to the Forum of ancient Rome, out of the ashes of concentration camps to the rebuilt cities and villages of Israel, Heritage brings to life the long and complex history of the Jews and their centuries-old interaction with the rest of Western civilization.--from box. Keywords: religion, Judaism, Judaica, documentary, video, TV, television, program. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash, Strack, H. L.; Stemberger, Gunter
10 Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash Strack, H. L.; Stemberger, Gunter
Good. 
Paperback. Softcover published 1992 by Fortress Press, Minneapolis. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT the latest edition, which is the 1996 revision. Light-to-average wear: minor cover scratches; light age-tanning to paper. Text clean and unmarked; binding tight; spine uncreased. 472 pages; Indexes. Language: English (translated from the German by Markus Bockmuehl). '[This] classic introduction to Rabbinic literature ... will be invaluable as textbook and reference guide for students and scholars of Jewish history and literature alike.' -- from back cover. Keywords: Judaism, Judaica. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Judaism and Global Survival, Schwartz, Richard H.
11 Judaism and Global Survival Schwartz, Richard H.
Good. 
Paperback. Softcover reprint 1987 Atara Publishing Co., NY. Noticeable average wear to cover; library booksale inkstamp on 1st page. Text clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight; spine uncreased. Great reading / research copy. 178 pages; Indexes; Notes; Bibliography. Language: English. 'This book is designed to show that we don't need to discover new values and approaches; what is needed is a rediscovery of basic Jewish teachings and mandates, such as to seek and pursue peace, to pursue justice, to love our neighbors as ourselves, and to act as co-workers with God in protecting and preserving the world. We will consider how the application of Jewish values can help reduce global crises such as the nuclear arms race, ecological crisis, hunger, poverty, energy shortages, and rapid population growth.'--from Preface. Keywords: religion, religious, Judaica, Jew, faith, moral, social, activism, Israel. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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L'Chaim: The Story of a Russian Emigre Boy, Brown, Tricia; Kobre, Kenneth (photographer)
12 L'Chaim: The Story of a Russian Emigre Boy Brown, Tricia; Kobre, Kenneth (photographer)
Very Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1994 Henry Holt. Very clean; no marks; never read. Only light wear. 65pp; great photos; Glossary. Language: English. For children ages 9-12. 'This book is not so much the story of a young boy adapting to a new culture as it is a description of Orthodox Judaism. Zev Tsukerman, 11, and his family left Odessa in the Ukraine in large part because they were not allowed to practice their religion freely. In clear and interesting prose, Brown shows Zev's daily routine in his new home in San Francisco--learning about his faith at a Jewish day school, after-school activities, and home life--with an emphasis on the religious rituals. The finely written text is accompanied by well-composed, full-color photographs in a variety of attractive layouts.'--Diane S. Marton, School Library Journal. Keywords: juvenile. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Let There Be Lights!, Kress, Camille
13 Let There Be Lights! Kress, Camille
Like New. 
Hardcover. Hardcover--board book ca. 7x7 inches. Union of American Hebrew Congregations 1998. Superclean. Gift-giving condition. Language: English. Reading level: Baby to preschool. Keywords: Hanukkah, holidays, holy days, festival, celebration, menorah, candles, Judaism, customs, practices, children's, juvenile, Jewish. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Lodz Ghetto: A Community History Told in Diaries, Journals, and Documents, Adelson, Alan; (editor) Lapides, Robert (editor)
14 Lodz Ghetto: A Community History Told in Diaries, Journals, and Documents Adelson, Alan; (editor) Lapides, Robert (editor)
Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1991 Penguin. Clean and unmarked except light STAIN to bottom page corners. Binding tight. 522pp. Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only. Documentation of diary fragments, letters, notebook entries, poems, photos, and other papers that survived in the Polish neighborhood sealed off by Nazis. Important contribution to Holocaust literature; source for a PBS documentary produced and codirected by Adelson. Translated from the Polish. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Out of the Whirlwind: A Reader of Holocaust Literature, Friedlander, Albert H. (editor); Landau, Jacob (illustrator)
15 Out of the Whirlwind: A Reader of Holocaust Literature Friedlander, Albert H. (editor); Landau, Jacob (illustrator)
0805209255 / 9780805209259 Very Good. 
Paperback. 2nd printing softcover 1989 Schocken Books. Only light wear; tiny blue dot on top page edge. Otherwise very clean; no marks in text; no creases; pages bright; binding tight. Note: This is NOT the later revised, enlarged edition. 536 pages; black-and-white illustrations. Language: English. 'An indispensable single volume for an understanding of the Holocaust, this anthology brings together excerpts from the major works of Primo Levi, Elie Wiesel, Andre Schwarz-Bart, Bruno Bettelheim, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Emil L. Fackenheim, and many other novelists, historians, and theologians.'--from back cover. Keywords: history, 20th century, Judaism, Jewish, Judaica, Nazi, World War II, concentration camps. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Searching for My Brothers: Jewish Men in a Gentile World, Salkin, Rabbi Jeffrey K.
16 Searching for My Brothers: Jewish Men in a Gentile World Salkin, Rabbi Jeffrey K.
Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1999 Putnam. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 244pp, Index, Notes, Bibliography. Language: English. From jacket flap: This commentary on Jewish male life, an 'Iron John' for Jewish men, is a road map for the 21st century. In his powerful new book, Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin links his memories of growing up Jewish in an all-American suburb to relevant stories from early Judaism, successfully defining a foundation of ethics and spirituality for consideration in everyday life. He goes on to apply these thoughts to controversial topics such as anti-Semitism, lust and sexuality, and circumcision. In the end, Rabbi Salkin delivers a thought-provoking, emotional, and spiritual resource. Written for today's Jewish man and those who love him, Searching for My Brothers is appropriate for anyone contemplating the meaning of being a man. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Strangers to the Tribe : Portraits of Interfaith Marriage Glaser, Gabrielle
Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket 1997. 1 library inkstamp on last blank page. Otherwise very clean and bright; binding tight. 265pp, Glossary, Notes. Language: English. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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The God I Believe In: Conversations about Judaism, Haberman, Joshua O.
18 The God I Believe In: Conversations about Judaism Haberman, Joshua O.
Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1994 Free Press. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 264pp, Indexes. Language: English. 'Rabbi Haberman invited 14 leading figures in Jewish life, including novelists Cynthia Ozick and Chaim Potok, philosophers Emil Fackenheim and Yeshayhu Leibowitz, editor Norman Podhoreyz, scientists Arno Penzias and Philip Leder, rabbis Rachel Cowan and Louis Jacobs, and others equally well known, to engage in wide-ranging discussions about God.'--Ingram. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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The Mask Jews Wear: The Self-Deceptions of American Jewry, Borowitz, Eugene
19 The Mask Jews Wear: The Self-Deceptions of American Jewry Borowitz, Eugene
Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st printing hardcover with dustjacket 1973 Simon and Schuster. Very clean. 'Running man' remainder mark at bottom edge. HEAVY EDGEWEAR to jacket; closed rips. 222pp. Language: English. Keywords: Jewish, social sciences, sociology, religious, United States, assimilation. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Redemption of the Unwanted: From the Liberation of the Death Camps to the Founding of Israel, Sachar, Abram Leon
20 The Redemption of the Unwanted: From the Liberation of the Death Camps to the Founding of Israel Sachar, Abram Leon
Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1983 St. Martin's. Book is clean, with average wear; library inkstamp on last page. Jacket has edgewear. 334pp, Index, maps, References, Bibliography. Language: English. NOTE: Large size; cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope. Keywords: Jews, Jewish, Judaica, history, refugees, Holoccaust, survivors. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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