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By Max Apple. 1998
A grandson's recollections of his grandmother, who grew up in a Lithuanian village and preferred Yiddish to English. Gootie is…the wife of Rocky, Apple's grandfather portrayed in Roommates (DB 41562, BR 09790)
Cahill continues his study of civilizations, begun in "How the Irish Saved Civilization" (DC15036), with an extended look at the…Torah. He shows how events therein, especially the Jews' belief in one God and their ability to look at reality in a whole new way, influenced civilization. Some strong language. Bestseller. 1998.
The kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara: The Extraordinary Story of How a Jewish Child, Made a Prisoner of the Vatican in 1858, Ended the Rule of the Popes in Italy
By David I Kertzer, David I. Kertzer. 1997
An account of the 1858 abduction of a six-year-old Jewish boy in Bologna by Papal authorities. The boy had been…secretly baptized by a servant girl, and church dogma dictated that he be raised as a Catholic. The author asserts that the resulting furor hastened the collapse of the Vatican's temporal power in Italy. Strong language
By Milton Steinberg. 1975
The ideals, beliefs, and practices of the Jewish religion written for both Jews and non-Jews. Explains the significance of the…Torah, and outlines the idea of God and the concept of the good life
By Kathie Lee Gifford, Rabbi Jason Sobel. 2022
From the authors of the New York Times best seller The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi, Kathie Lee Gifford and…Rabbi Jason Sobel bring you an exciting new life-changing message that will help you read the Bible with new eyes and take you into the heart of God's people in Scripture – from Abraham to Ruth to Jesus and His early followers.In The God of the Way, Rabbi Jason shares wisdom from his Jewish heritage and helps us read Scripture in the cultural context of biblical times. Kathie Lee adds personal stories and reflections from her spiritual journey and studies, serving as a companion as you go deeper in your own relationship with God.You will experience:The God of the How and When: When you don't know the details…God does.The God of His Word: When you can't see God…trust His heart and the promises in His Word.The God Who Sees: When you feel abandoned and forgotten…God knows and cares about you.The God of the Other Side: When you feel overwhelmed and unworthy…God never passes by but crosses over and brings freedom. Journey into God's word, from the creation of the world through the desert and empty places, the Hebrew nation, and meet Jesus, the disciples, and his followers. As you do, you will see how you are part of God's epic story of redemption – a radiant testimony to the truth that belief in God's promises is never wasted.
By Leon Wieseltier. 1998
Wieseltier had not lived according to Jewish law for more than twenty years. Yet when his father died in 1996,…Wieseltier recited the mourner's kaddish and continued to do so three times a day for a year. He also began to question what he was saying and why. This spiritual journal recounts his inquiry into the origins and meanings of the kaddish and of his responsibility to his parents and to the past. Bestseller
By Nazneen Khan-Østrem. 2019
TRANSLATED BY ALISON McCULLOUGH'One of the best books on the many diverse migrations to London . . . revealing the…extent to which the diversity of immigrant origins has had transformative effects - through food, music, diverse types of knowledge and so much more. The book is difficult to put it down'Saskia Sassen, The Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, New York'The ultimate book about Great Britain's capital'Dagbladet'One of the best books of the year! . . . This is a book about what a city is and can be'AftenpostenIs there a street in London which does not contain a story from the Empire? Immigrants made London; and they keep remaking it in a thousand different ways. Nazneen Khan-Østrem has drawn a wonderful new map of a city that everyone thought they already knew. She travels around the city, meeting the very people who have created a truly unique metropolis, and shows how London's incredible development is directly attributable to the many different groups of immigrants who arrived after the Second World War, in part due to the Nationality Act of 1948. Her book reveals the historical, cultural and political changes within those communities which have fundamentally transformed the city, and which have rarely been considered alongside each other.Nazneen Khan-Østrem has a cosmopolitan background herself, being a British, Muslim, Asian woman, born in Nairobi and raised in the UK and Norway, which has helped her in unravelling the city's rich immigrant history and its constant ongoing evolution.Drawing on London's rich literature and its musical heritage, she has created an intricate portrait of a strikingly multi-faceted metropolis. Based on extensive research, particularly into aspects not generally covered in the wide array of existing books on the city, London manages to capture the city's enticing complexity and its ruthless vitality.This celebration of London's diverse immigrant communities is timely in the light of the societal fault lines exposed by the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit. It is a sensitive and insightful book that has a great deal to say to Londoners as well as to Britain as a whole.
This book argues that the way to ensure that American Jewish life flourishes is to create vibrant local communities and…that the ability to thrive will be won or lost in the trenches of each locality. For every generalization about the Jews of America, one can say, “maybe, but it depends where.” In the United States, Jewish life is up close and personal where local variations on national themes make a huge difference. The author presents case studies using in-depth analysis of data from nine Jewish community studies to illuminate eleven critical American Jewish policy issues. The analysis is used to formulate a range of policy options for different types of communities. This book is for anyone who cares about the future of American Jewry. It should be of particular interest to the lay leaders and professionals who play a role in Jewish nonprofits. It is also of great interest to researchers and students of Jewish studies and Jewish communal service.
By J. J Goldberg, J. J. Goldberg, Henning Gutmann. 1996
Journalist Goldberg discusses the myths and realities surrounding Jewish leadership and influence in America. He examines the extent of Jewish…involvement in the media, politics, and U.S. foreign policy. He also looks at the complexities of the Jewish community and at organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
Rabbi offers suggestions on how to regain one's faith after a crisis. Uses examples from her congregation to illustrate how…prayers and meditation can sustain one through trouble. Explains the importance of rituals and means of getting started on a new life
By Jonathan Boyarin. 2011
This lively ethnography traces a fraught three months in the life of a Jewish congregation stubbornly persisting on the Lower…East Side, and affords a candid, lucid and intimate introduction to contemporary synagogue practice. In these pages Jonathan Boyarin invites us to share the intimate life of the Stanton Street Shul, one of the last remaining Jewish congregations on New York's historic Lower East Side. This narrow building, wedged into a lot designed for an old-law tenement, is full of clamorous voices the generations of the dead, who somehow contrive to make their presence known, and the newer generation, keeping the building and its memories alive and making themselves Jews in the process. Through the eyes of Boyarin, at once a member of the congregation and a bemused anthropologist, the book follows this congregation of "year-round Jews" through the course of a summer during which its future must once again be decided. The Lower East Side, famous as the jumping off point for millions of Jewish and other immigrants to America, has recently become the hip playground of twenty-something immigrants to the city from elsewhere in America and from abroad. Few imagine that Jewish life there has stubbornly continued through this history of decline and regeneration. Coming inside with Boyarin, we see the congregation's life as a combination of quiet heroism, ironic humor, disputes for the sake of Heaven and perhaps otherwise, and above all the ongoing search for ways to connect with Jewish ancestors while remaining true to oneself in the present. Mornings at the Stanton Street Shul illustrates in poignant and humorous ways the changes in a historic neighborhood facing the challenges of gentrification. It offers readers with no prior knowledge of Judaism and synagogue life a portrait that is at once intimate and intelligible. Most important, perhaps, it shows the congregation's members to be anything but a monochromatic set of uniform "believers" but rather a gathering of vibrant, imperfect, indisputably down-to-earth individuals coming together to make a community.
By Danya Ruttenberg. 2022
A crucial new lens on repentance, atonement, forgiveness, and repair from harm—from personal transgressions to our culture&’s most painful and…unresolved issuesAmerican culture focuses on letting go of grudges and redemption narratives instead of the perpetrator&’s obligations or recompense for harmed parties. As survivor communities have pointed out, these emphases have too often only caused more harm. But Danya Ruttenberg knew there was a better model, rooted in the work of the medieval philosopher Maimonides. For Maimonides, upon whose work Ruttenberg elaborates, forgiveness is much less important than the repair work to which the person who caused harm is obligated. The word traditionally translated as repentance really means something more like return, and in this book, returning is a restoration, as much as is possible, to the victim, and, for the perpetrator of harm, a coming back, in humility and intentionality, to behaving as the person we might like to believe we are. Maimonides laid out five steps: naming and owning harm; starting to change/transformation; restitution and accepting consequences; apology; and making different choices. Applying this lens to both our personal relationships and some of the most significant and painful issues of our day, including systemic racism and the legacy of enslavement, sexual violence and harassment in the wake of #MeToo, and Native American land rights, On Repentance and Repair helps us envision a way forward. Rooted in traditional Jewish concepts while doggedly accessible and available to people from any, or no, religious background, On Repentance and Repair is a book for anyone who cares about creating a country and culture that is more whole than the one in which we live, and for anyone who has been hurt or who is struggling to take responsibility for their mistakes.
By Joyce Sweeney, Joyce Sweeny. 2000
Naive Corey, captain of his high school basketball team, readily accepts newcomer Noah as a member of the squad. But…as bad and illegal events start happening, Corey recognizes that Noah is evil and manipulates everyone. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2000
By George Robinson. 2000
A syndicated columnist and committed Reform Jew offers his viewpoints on the various Jewish movements--Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist--and provides…information on issues such as prayer and ritual, festivals, life cycle events, and Jewish mysticism. He also includes the 613 commandments found in the Torah and discusses several philosophers. 2000.
By Stephen G Bloom, Stephen G. Bloom. 2000
A study of misunderstandings and turmoil that followed the 1987 establishment of a kosher slaughterhouse in rural Iowa by a…group of Hasidic Jews. Bloom, a secular Jew from San Francisco, sees human foibles on both sides as he explores the gradual accommodation between local farmers and newcomers. 2000
Religion and the Global Money Markets: Exploring the Influence of Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Hinduism
By James Simon Watkins. 2022
This book focuses on how religion—particularly Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and, to a lesser extent, Hinduism—is shaping the ethos and daily…actions of market participants within the global money markets. The concepts inherent within Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Hinduism are making themselves felt within the global money markets. As Islamic finance led to the introduction of sharia compliant derivatives, for example, Christian investment funds are leading ethical initiatives on Wall Street, the City of London, and elsewhere such as divesting from fossil fuels in response to the climate change emergency. Jewish faith led funds are making significant strides with the further development of impact investments. The concept of Hindu economics is also beginning to shape the actions of some market participants which are tied to the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi.
By David J Wolpe, David J. Wolpe. 1999
Explores how to use inevitable losses--death of a loved one, loss of the first home or youthful dreams--to enrich one's…emotional life. The author draws lessons from research, from the Bible and literature, and from his personal experiences as teacher, father, husband, and rabbi. Bestseller. 1999
By Michael I Karpin, Michael Karpin, Ina Friedman, Ina R. Friedman. 1998
Examines the events that culminated in the assassination of Israel's prime minister in 1995. Includes an interview with Yigal Amir,…the Jewish zealot who shot Rabin. Studies the factions in Israeli society that foment political dissension and the foreign support for these movements. 1998
By Joel Siegel, Lawrence W. Raphael, Toni Brill, Howard Engel, Richard Fliegel, Michael Kahn, Stuart M. Kaminsky, Faye Kellerman, Ronald Levitsky, Ellen Rawlings, Shelley Singer, Bob Sloan, Janice Steinberg, James Yaffe, Batya Swift Yasgur. 1999
Fourteen Yiddish tales told in colloquial language depict Jewish life in Eastern Europe and in New York. In each case…the author speaks through a man or woman who relates a story of personal woe, often involving humor and satire. 1998