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2nd Ave Deli Cookbook, The : Recipes and Memories from Abe Lebewohl's Legendary Kitchen

Sharon Lebewohl, Rena Bulkin

1999    256 pages    (Villard)

Call #: 641 Leb   

ISBN 13: 9780375502675    ISBN 10: 037550267X

The Second Avenue Deli has been an internationally renowned Gotham landmark for nearly half a century. Over the years, its founder, Abe Lebewohl, provided the best Jewish fare in town, transforming his tiny ten-seat Village eatery into a New York institution.        The Second Avenue Deli Cookbook contains more than 160 of Abe Lebewohl's recipes, including all of the Deli's peerless renditions of traditional Jewish dishes: chicken soup with matzo balls, chopped liver, gefilte fish, kasha [...]

The Second Avenue Deli has been an internationally renowned Gotham landmark for nearly half a century. Over the years, its founder, Abe Lebewohl, provided the best Jewish fare in town, transforming his tiny ten-seat Village eatery into a New York institution.        The Second Avenue Deli Cookbook contains more than 160 of Abe Lebewohl's recipes, including all of the Deli's peerless renditions of traditional Jewish dishes: chicken soup with matzo balls, chopped liver, gefilte fish, kasha varnishkes, mushroom barley soup, noodle kugel, potato latkes, blintzes, and many more. These versatile dishes are perfect for any occasion--from holiday dinners to Sunday brunches with friends and family.         The late Abe Lebewohl was a great restaurateur in the showman tradition and a well-known and much-loved New York personality. His famous Deli attracted hundreds of celebrity patrons, many of whom have graciously contributed to this cookbook not only personal reminiscences but also recipes, running the gamut from Morley Safer's family brisket to Paul Reiser's formula for the perfect egg cream. A wonderful blend of New York and Jewish history and mouthwatering recipes, The Second Avenue Deli Cookbook provides a delicious taste of nostalgia. [less]

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5 Minutes to Midnight

Sabi H. Shabtai

1980    (Delacorte Press)

Call #: Lit Shabtai   

ISBN 13: 9780440025696    ISBN 10: 0440025699

Originally published in 1980, FIVE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT remains of great interest as a prophetic and frightening predictive vision of the threat of nuclear terrorism.

Originally published in 1980, FIVE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT remains of great interest as a prophetic and frightening predictive vision of the threat of nuclear terrorism. [less]

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9 1/2 Mystics : The Kabbala today

Herbert Weiner

1969    (Holt McDougal)

Call #: 283 Wei   

ISBN 13: 9780030726156    ISBN 10: 0030726158

This is a search for contemporary insights from the Kabbala, Judaism's hidden wisdom, and its present-day mystics.

This is a search for contemporary insights from the Kabbala, Judaism's hidden wisdom, and its present-day mystics. [less]

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10 Great Jewish Children's Stories

Chaya Burstein, Miriam Shapira, Amy Shapira

1994    48 pages    (Simcha Media Group (NJ))

Call #: J 240 Bur   

ISBN 13: 9789654830058    ISBN 10: 9654830051

Double-spread Shabbat and Holiday stories with simple "Do You Know That..." facts at the end of each story. The illustrations have hidden holiday items scattered throughout the pictures.

Double-spread Shabbat and Holiday stories with simple "Do You Know That..." facts at the end of each story. The illustrations have hidden holiday items scattered throughout the pictures. [less]

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20 Minute Kabbalah: The Daily Personal Spiritual Practice That Brings You To God, Your Soul-Knowing, and Your Heart's Desires

Wayne Dosick, Ellen Kaufman Dosick

2008    181 pages    (Waterside Publishing)

Call #: 283 Dos   

ISBN 13: 9781933754505    ISBN 10: 1933754508

20 MINUTE KABBALAH The Daily Personal Practice That Brings You to God, Your Soul-Knowing, and Your Heart's Desires Rabbi Wayne Dosick, Ph.D. & Ellen Kaufman Dosick, MSW Included Audio-CD, sung by Cantor Kathy Robbins Other books teach about Kabbalah. This book teaches "How-to-Do" Kabbalah. 20 Minute Kabbalah is a daily, personal spiritual practice, rooted in authentic Tree of Life Jewish mysticism, that invites you to connect and communicate with God, in deep, intimate relationship. Using [...]

20 MINUTE KABBALAH The Daily Personal Practice That Brings You to God, Your Soul-Knowing, and Your Heart's Desires Rabbi Wayne Dosick, Ph.D. & Ellen Kaufman Dosick, MSW Included Audio-CD, sung by Cantor Kathy Robbins Other books teach about Kabbalah. This book teaches "How-to-Do" Kabbalah. 20 Minute Kabbalah is a daily, personal spiritual practice, rooted in authentic Tree of Life Jewish mysticism, that invites you to connect and communicate with God, in deep, intimate relationship. Using sweet melodies and meditative prayer, you will discover: the basic principles and purposes of the Jewish mystical tradition; the newly-envisioned Spiral Tree of Life; how to "zoom" right into God's holy presence; how to talk to God and how to listen as God talks to you; how to ask about the secrets of the universe and the mysteries of existence; and how to fulfill the yearnings of your soul and the desires of your heart. Anytime. Anywhere. All in just 20 minutes a day! The accompanying audio-CD, sung by Cantor Kathy Robbins, teaches all 14 chants, and then sings through the daily practice. [less]

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30 Minute Kosher Cook: More Than 130 Quick & Easy Gourmet Recipes, The

Judy Zeidler

1999    288 pages    (William Morrow Cookbooks)

Call #: 641 Zei   

ISBN 13: 9780688155339    ISBN 10: 0688155332

The 30-Minute Kosher Cook delivers what no other kosher cookbook has before -- 130 delicious recipes, all prepared in half an hour or less. Judy gives great tips on the quick-fix pantry, how to stock your freezer and what should be in your refrigerator to make cooking quicker and more enjoyable. There are chapters on Appetizers, Soups and Stocks, Salads and Vegetables, Pastas and Grains, Poultry, Meat, Fish, Dessert, and of course, a special section on traditional Jewish holiday favorites.The [...]

The 30-Minute Kosher Cook delivers what no other kosher cookbook has before -- 130 delicious recipes, all prepared in half an hour or less. Judy gives great tips on the quick-fix pantry, how to stock your freezer and what should be in your refrigerator to make cooking quicker and more enjoyable. There are chapters on Appetizers, Soups and Stocks, Salads and Vegetables, Pastas and Grains, Poultry, Meat, Fish, Dessert, and of course, a special section on traditional Jewish holiday favorites.The focus here is on light cooking using fresh and healthy ingredients, all prepared in no time at all. Learn to make Quick Basic Pizza Dough so you can then prepare Tomato, Onion, and Rosemary Focaccia or Grissini (Italian breadsticks). Prepare Warm Mushroom Salad with Wild Greens, Turkey Kebabs with Honey Glaze, or Cinnamon-Buttermilk Coffee Cake -- each within half an hour! The 30-Minute Kosher Cook is your one-stop shop for speedy, delectable kosher fare for the Jewish holidays or any day of the week. [less]

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30 Minute Seder: The Haggadah That Blends Brevity With Tradition (set of 10)

Robert Kopman

2007    31 pages    (30 Minute Seder)

Call #: 262.5 Kop   

ISBN 13: 9780979125607    ISBN 10: 097912560X

Set of 10 available for home Seders. Refreshingly brief and fun, yet reverent Rabbinically approved Written in modern gender-neutral English Hebrew prayers provided with transliteration Beautiful illustrations keep children engaged [...]

Set of 10 available for home Seders. Refreshingly brief and fun, yet reverent
Rabbinically approved
Written in modern gender-neutral English
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36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

2010    416 pages    (Pantheon)

Call #: Lit Goldstein 36   

ISBN 13: 9780307378187    ISBN 10: 0307378187

After Cass Seltzer’s book becomes a surprise best seller, he’s dubbed “the atheist with a soul” and becomes a celebrity. He wins over the stunning Lucinda Mandelbaum, “the goddess of game theory,” and loses himself in a spiritually expansive infatuation. A former girlfriend appears: an anthropologist who invites him to join in her quest for immortality through biochemistry. And he is haunted by reminders of the two people who ignited his passion to understand religion: his mentor and [...]

After Cass Seltzer’s book becomes a surprise best seller, he’s dubbed “the atheist with a soul” and becomes a celebrity. He wins over the stunning Lucinda Mandelbaum, “the goddess of game theory,” and loses himself in a spiritually expansive infatuation. A former girlfriend appears: an anthropologist who invites him to join in her quest for immortality through biochemistry. And he is haunted by reminders of the two people who ignited his passion to understand religion: his mentor and professor—a renowned literary scholar with a suspicious obsession with messianism—and an angelic six-year-old mathematical genius who is heir to the leadership of a Hasidic sect. Each encounter reinforces Cass’s theory that the religious impulse spills over into life at large. 36 Arguments for the Existence of God plunges into the great debate of our day: the clash between faith and reason. World events are being shaped by fervent believers at home and abroad, while a new atheism is asserting itself in the public sphere. On purely intellectual grounds the skeptics would seem to have everything on their side. Yet people refuse to accept their seemingly irrefutable arguments and continue to embrace faith in God as their source of meaning, purpose, and comfort.  Through the enchantment of fiction, award-winning novelist and MacArthur Fellow Rebecca Newberger Goldstein shows that the tension between religion and doubt cannot be understood through rational argument alone. It also must be explored from the point of view of individual people caught in the raptures and torments of religious experience in all their variety. Using her gifts in fiction and philosophy, Goldstein has produced a true crossover novel, complete with a nail-biting debate (“Resolved: God Exists”) and a stand-alone appendix with the thirty-six arguments (and responses) that propelled Seltzer to stardom. [less]

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49 Gates of Light: Kabbalistic Meditations for Counting the Omer

Yonasson Gershom

1993    (Gershom Enterprises)

Call #: 243.25 Ger   

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50 Stories From Israel

Chaya Galai, Zisi Stavi

2010    752 pages    (Yediot Ahronoth and Chemed Books)

Call #: 879 Gal   

ISBN 13: 9789654486941    ISBN 10: 9654486946

It is widely accepted that the short story is the most difficult genre in fiction because it is so condensed. This anthology includes 50 short stories from modern Hebrew literature covering the first half-century as Israel`s existence as a modern state. They are the product of three literary periods: the Palmach Generation, the State Generation, and the Generation of the 90s, which includes some postmodernist writers.Israel has a rich tradition of storytelling and storytellers. The works [...]

It is widely accepted that the short story is the most difficult genre in fiction because it is so condensed. This anthology includes 50 short stories from modern Hebrew literature covering the first half-century as Israel`s existence as a modern state. They are the product of three literary periods: the Palmach Generation, the State Generation, and the Generation of the 90s, which includes some postmodernist writers.Israel has a rich tradition of storytelling and storytellers. The works included here reflect a broad spectrum of styles and subjects in order to acquaint the reader with Israel`s best short-story writers [less]

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72 Names of God: Technology for the Soul, The

Yehuda Berg

2004    215 pages    (Kabbalah Publishing)

Call #: 283 Ber   

ISBN 13: 9781571891358    ISBN 10: 1571891358

The power of The 72 Names of God operates strictly on a soul level, not a physical one. It's about spirituality, not religiosity. Instead of being limited by the differences that divide people, the wisdom of the Names transcends humanity's age-old quarrels and belief systems to deal with one common bond that unifies all people and nations as one — the human soul.

The power of The 72 Names of God operates strictly on a soul level, not a physical one. It's about spirituality, not religiosity. Instead of being limited by the differences that divide people, the wisdom of the Names transcends humanity's age-old quarrels and belief systems to deal with one common bond that unifies all people and nations as one — the human soul. [less]

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97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement

Jane Ziegelman

2010    272 pages    (HarperCollins)

Call #: 974.71 Zie   

ISBN 13: 9780061288500    ISBN 10: 0061288500

“Social history is, most elementally, food history. Jane Ziegelman had the great idea to zero in on one Lower East Side tenement building, and through it she has crafted a unique and aromatic narrative of New York’s immigrant culture: with bread in the oven, steam rising from pots, and the family gathering round.” — Russell Shorto, author of The Island at the Center of the World 97 Orchard is a richly detailed investigation of the lives and culinary habits—shopping, cooking, and eating [...]

“Social history is, most elementally, food history. Jane Ziegelman had the great idea to zero in on one Lower East Side tenement building, and through it she has crafted a unique and aromatic narrative of New York’s immigrant culture: with bread in the oven, steam rising from pots, and the family gathering round.” — Russell Shorto, author of The Island at the Center of the World 97 Orchard is a richly detailed investigation of the lives and culinary habits—shopping, cooking, and eating—of five families of various ethnicities living at the turn of the twentieth century in one tenement on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. With 40 recipes included, 97 Orchard is perfect for fans of Rachel Ray’s Hometown Eats; anyone interested in the history of how immigrant food became American food; and “foodies” of every stripe. [less]

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501 Hebrew Verbs : Fully Conjugated in All the Tenses in a New Easy-To-Follow Format alphabetically Arranged by Root

Shmuel Bolozky

1996    900 pages    (Barron's Educational Series)

Call #: 475 Bol   

ISBN 13: 9780812094688    ISBN 10: 0812094689

This brand new book presents each verb on a full page, completely conjugated in all tenses. Selected on the basis of conjugation type and scientifically established frequency of use, every verb is illustrated with sentences or short paragraphs that suggest its optimal use.

This brand new book presents each verb on a full page, completely conjugated in all tenses. Selected on the basis of conjugation type and scientifically established frequency of use, every verb is illustrated with sentences or short paragraphs that suggest its optimal use. [less]

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920 O'Farrell Street: A Jewish Girlhood in Old San Francisco (California Legacy Book)

Harriet Lane Levy

1996    104 pages    (Heyday)

Call #: Bio Levy   

ISBN 13: 9780930588915    ISBN 10: 0930588916

Originally published in 1937 in the later years of her extraordinary life, Harriet Lane Levy's memoirs of her childhood in San Francisco during the late 1800s give us a rare view into the traditional life and manners of an upper-middle-class Jewish family of the era. With sly wit and a writing style critics compared to Jane Austen's, Levy vividly portrays an often stifling world of parlors and sitting rooms, maids and cooks, family intrigue and neighborhood pretensions, eased by the warmth of [...]

Originally published in 1937 in the later years of her extraordinary life, Harriet Lane Levy's memoirs of her childhood in San Francisco during the late 1800s give us a rare view into the traditional life and manners of an upper-middle-class Jewish family of the era. With sly wit and a writing style critics compared to Jane Austen's, Levy vividly portrays an often stifling world of parlors and sitting rooms, maids and cooks, family intrigue and neighborhood pretensions, eased by the warmth of family affections and Levy's own independent spirit. It was her unique sense of self that enabled Levy to break away from this quiet, comfortable, almost ritualistically bourgeois existence and go on from 920 O'Farrell to lead a rather unconventional life. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley at a time when very few women went to college, and wrote for The Wave, along with Frank Norris and Jack London. She then moved to Paris with Alice B. Toklas and became an intimate of Picasso, Gertrude Stein, Matisse, and other leaders of the modern art movement. Written long after the familiar city of her youth had disappeared with the 1906 earthquake, these rich and thoughtful reminiscences reveal a Victorian world of surface formalities and underlying urgency. [less]

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1,000 Jewish Recipes

Faye Levy

2011    656 pages    (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company)

Call #: ebook   

ISBN 13: 9780544189126    ISBN 10: 0544189124

SCPL ebook: www.hoopladigital.com/title... – A celebration of Jewish kosher cooking and tradition This expert cookbook offers all the recipes and information any cook needs to celebrate Passover, Rosh Hashanah, and many other Jewish holidays. 1,000 Jewish Recipes includes instructions for maintaining a kosher kitchen, information on the delicious culinary heritage of Jewish cultures, and tempting and easy-to-follow recipes such as Three-Cheese Knishes and Old-Fashioned Roast [...]

SCPL ebook: www.hoopladigital.com/title... – A celebration of Jewish kosher cooking and tradition This expert cookbook offers all the recipes and information any cook needs to celebrate Passover, Rosh Hashanah, and many other Jewish holidays. 1,000 Jewish Recipes includes instructions for maintaining a kosher kitchen, information on the delicious culinary heritage of Jewish cultures, and tempting and easy-to-follow recipes such as Three-Cheese Knishes and Old-Fashioned Roast Chicken. [less]

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1001 Yiddish Proverbs

Fred Kogos

1990    158 pages    (Citadel)

Call #: 398.9 Kog   

ISBN 13: 9780806504551    ISBN 10: 0806504552

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1929: Mapping the Jewish World (Goldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History)

Hasia R Diner, G Ėstraĭkh

2013    255 pages    (NYU Press)

Call #: 312 Din   

ISBN 13: 9780814720219    ISBN 10: 0814720218

Winner of the 2014 National Jewish Book Award, Anthologies and Collections The year 1929 represents a major turning point in interwar Jewish society, proving to be a year when Jews, regardless of where they lived, saw themselves affected by developments that took place around the world, as the crises endured by other Jews became part of the transnational Jewish consciousness. In the United States, the stock market crash brought lasting economic, social, and ideological changes to the Jewish [...]

Winner of the 2014 National Jewish Book Award, Anthologies and Collections The year 1929 represents a major turning point in interwar Jewish society, proving to be a year when Jews, regardless of where they lived, saw themselves affected by developments that took place around the world, as the crises endured by other Jews became part of the transnational Jewish consciousness. In the United States, the stock market crash brought lasting economic, social, and ideological changes to the Jewish community and limited its ability to support humanitarian and nationalist projects in other countries. In Palestine, the anti-Jewish riots in Hebron and other towns underscored the vulnerability of the Zionist enterprise and ignited heated discussions among various Jewish political groups about the wisdom of establishing a Jewish state on its historical site. At the same time, in the Soviet Union, the consolidation of power in the hands of Stalin created a much more dogmatic climate in the international Communist movement, including its Jewish branches. Featuring a sparkling array of scholars of Jewish history, 1929 surveys the Jewish world in one year offering clear examples of the transnational connections which linked Jews to each other from politics, diplomacy, and philanthropy to literature, culture, and the fate of Yiddish regardless of where they lived. Taken together, the essays in 1929 argue that, whether American, Soviet, German, Polish, or Palestinian, Jews throughout the world lived in a global context. [less]

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1929: Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (The Schusterman Series in Israel Studies)

Hillel Cohen

2015    312 pages    (Brandeis)

Call #: 950.1 Coh   

ISBN 13: 9781611688115    ISBN 10: 1611688116

In late summer 1929, a countrywide outbreak of Arab-Jewish-British violence transformed the political landscape of Palestine forever. In contrast with those who point to the wars of 1948 and 1967, historian Hillel Cohen marks these bloody events as year zero of the Arab-Israeli conflict that persists today. The murderous violence inflicted on Jews caused a fractious—and now traumatized—community of Zionists, non-Zionists, Ashkenazim, and Mizrachim to coalesce around a unified national [...]

In late summer 1929, a countrywide outbreak of Arab-Jewish-British violence transformed the political landscape of Palestine forever. In contrast with those who point to the wars of 1948 and 1967, historian Hillel Cohen marks these bloody events as year zero of the Arab-Israeli conflict that persists today. The murderous violence inflicted on Jews caused a fractious—and now traumatized—community of Zionists, non-Zionists, Ashkenazim, and Mizrachim to coalesce around a unified national consciousness arrayed against an implacable Arab enemy. While the Jews unified, Arabs came to grasp the national essence of the conflict, realizing that Jews of all stripes viewed the land as belonging to the Jewish people. Through memory and historiography, in a manner both associative and highly calculated, Cohen traces the horrific events of August 23 to September 1 in painstaking detail. He extends his geographic and chronological reach and uses a non-linear reconstruction of events to call for a thorough reconsideration of cause and effect. Sifting through Arab and Hebrew sources—many rarely, if ever, examined before—Cohen reflects on the attitudes and perceptions of Jews and Arabs who experienced the events and, most significantly, on the memories they bequeathed to later generations. The result is a multifaceted and revealing examination of a formative series of episodes that will intrigue historians, political scientists, and others interested in understanding the essence—and the very beginning—of what has been an intractable conflict. [less]

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1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War

Benny Morris

2008    544 pages    (Yale University Press)

Call #: 950.21 Mor   

ISBN 13: 9780300126969    ISBN 10: 0300126964

This history of the foundational war in the Arab-Israeli conflict is groundbreaking, objective, and deeply revisionist. A riveting account of the military engagements, it also focuses on the war's political dimensions. Benny Morris probes the motives and aims of the protagonists on the basis of newly opened Israeli and Western documentation. The Arab side—where the archives are still closed—is illuminated with the help of intelligence and diplomatic materials. Morris stresses the jihadi [...]

This history of the foundational war in the Arab-Israeli conflict is groundbreaking, objective, and deeply revisionist. A riveting account of the military engagements, it also focuses on the war's political dimensions. Benny Morris probes the motives and aims of the protagonists on the basis of newly opened Israeli and Western documentation. The Arab side—where the archives are still closed—is illuminated with the help of intelligence and diplomatic materials. Morris stresses the jihadi character of the two-stage Arab assault on the Jewish community in Palestine. Throughout, he examines the dialectic between the war's military and political developments and highlights the military impetus in the creation of the refugee problem, which was a by-product of the disintegration of Palestinian Arab society. The book thoroughly investigates the role of the Great Powers—Britain, the United States, and the Soviet Union—in shaping the conflict and its tentative termination in 1949. Morris looks both at high politics and general staff decision-making processes and at the nitty-gritty of combat in the successive battles that resulted in the emergence of the State of Israel and the humiliation of the Arab world, a humiliation that underlies the continued Arab antagonism toward Israel.  [less]

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1949: The First Israelis

Tom Segev

1998    400 pages    (Owl Books by Henry Holt and Company)

Call #: 950.22 Seg   

ISBN 13: 9780805058963    ISBN 10: 0805058966

The founding of Israel in 1948--one of the seminal events of the century--offers a heroic narrative with few parallels in modern history. In 1949, a controversial best-seller in Israel, Tom Segev draws on thousands of declassified documents along with personal diaries and correspondence to reconstruct the unvarnished story of Israel's first year.Segev reveals the lofty aspirations that guided the state's leaders as well as the darker side of the Zionist utopia: the friction between the early [...]

The founding of Israel in 1948--one of the seminal events of the century--offers a heroic narrative with few parallels in modern history. In 1949, a controversial best-seller in Israel, Tom Segev draws on thousands of declassified documents along with personal diaries and correspondence to reconstruct the unvarnished story of Israel's first year.Segev reveals the lofty aspirations that guided the state's leaders as well as the darker side of the Zionist utopia: the friction between the early settlers and the immigrants, the lack of good-faith negotiations with the Arabs; the clash between religious and secular factions; the daily collision of the Zionist myth with the severe realities of life in the new state. Unflinching in its observations, this bold chronicle is indispensible for understanding the dilemmas that continue to confront--and divide--Israeli society. [less]

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1967: Israel, the War, and the Year that Transformed the Middle East

Tom Segev

2007    688 pages    (Metropolitan Books)

Call #: 950.23 Seg   

ISBN 13: 9780805070576    ISBN 10: 0805070575

From Israel's leading historian, a sweeping history of 1967--the war, what led up to it, what came after, and how it changed everything Tom Segev's acclaimed works One Palestine, Complete and The Seventh Million overturned accepted views of the history of Israel. Now, in 1967--a number-one bestseller in Hebrew--he brings his masterful skills to the watershed year when six days of war reshaped the country and the entire region.Going far beyond a military account, Segev re-creates the crisis in [...]

From Israel's leading historian, a sweeping history of 1967--the war, what led up to it, what came after, and how it changed everything Tom Segev's acclaimed works One Palestine, Complete and The Seventh Million overturned accepted views of the history of Israel. Now, in 1967--a number-one bestseller in Hebrew--he brings his masterful skills to the watershed year when six days of war reshaped the country and the entire region.Going far beyond a military account, Segev re-creates the crisis in Israel before 1967, showing how economic recession, a full grasp of the Holocaust's horrors, and the dire threats made by neigh bor states combined to produce a climate of apocalypse. He depicts the country's bravado after its victory, the mood revealed in a popular joke in which one soldier says to his friend, "Let's take over Cairo"; the friend replies, "Then what shall we do in the afternoon?" Drawing on unpublished letters and diaries, as well as government memos and military records, Segev reconstructs an era of new possibilities and tragic missteps. He introduces the legendary figures--Moshe Dayan, Golda Meir, Gamal Abdul Nasser, and Lyndon Johnson--and an epic cast of soldiers, lobbyists, refugees, and settlers. He reveals as never before Israel's intimacy with the White House as well as the political rivalries that sabotaged any chance of peace. Above all, he challenges the view that the war was inevitable, showing that a series of disastrous miscalculations lie behind the bloodshed.A vibrant and original history, 1967 is sure to stand as the definitive account of that pivotal year.   [less]

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3,000 Years of Hebrew Literature : From the Earliest Time Through the 20th Century

Nathaniel Kravitz

1971    586 pages    (Swallow Press)

Call #: 808 Kra   

ISBN 13: 9780804005050    ISBN 10: 0804005052

Among the many authors covered are Moses Maimonides, Baruch Spinoza, Moses Mendelssohn, Sholem Aleichem, Samuel Joseph Agnon, and Martin Buber.

Among the many authors covered are Moses Maimonides, Baruch Spinoza, Moses Mendelssohn, Sholem Aleichem, Samuel Joseph Agnon, and Martin Buber. [less]

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"A" is for Abraham: A Jewish Family Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Alphabets: Cultures)

Richard Michelson

2008    40 pages    (Sleeping Bear Press)

Call #: J Pic Michelson   

ISBN 13: 9781585363223    ISBN 10: 1585363227

From Abraham to Zaydee, and from ancient times to modern day, A is for Abraham: A Jewish Family Alphabet encompasses the history of Jewish traditions and customs and how they are practiced today. Following the alphabet, a poem identifies the letter topic while sidebar text provides background information. C could be the challah that my bubbe used to braid, or C could be the chicken soup, when I was sick she made, or chocolate coins on Chanukah we added to our coffers. But I say C should be for [...]

From Abraham to Zaydee, and from ancient times to modern day, A is for Abraham: A Jewish Family Alphabet encompasses the history of Jewish traditions and customs and how they are practiced today. Following the alphabet, a poem identifies the letter topic while sidebar text provides background information. C could be the challah that my bubbe used to braid, or C could be the chicken soup, when I was sick she made, or chocolate coins on Chanukah we added to our coffers. But I say C should be for Chai "To Life" and all it offers. This joyful celebration of family and heritage includes the meaning behind celebrations such as the Festival of Lights, Passover, and Sukkot; important names and stories from the Old Testament; and how modern-day families continue to celebrate their heritage. Richard Michelson's children's books have received distinctive awards such as a New Yorker Best Book Award and a Jewish Book Council Book of the Month. His titles include Too Young for Yiddish; Across the Alley; and Tuttle's Red Barn (a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2007). He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. Ron Mazellan's work has been featured in film and advertising, as well as books and magazines. His work for young readers includes The Harmonica (an IRA Children's Choice Award winner) and The Longest Season (a New York Times top ten bestseller). Ron teaches at Indiana Wesleyan University and lives in Marion, Indiana. [less]

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A. M. Klein - Complete Poems

A. M. Klein, Zailig Pollock (Editor)

1990    1563 pages    (University of Toronto Press)

Call #: Lit Klein v1-2   

ISBN 13: 9780802058027    ISBN 10: 0802058027

It is for his poetry that A.M. Klein is best known and most warmly remembered. This collection includes all Klein's poetry, both original works and translations from Hebrew, Yiddish, Aramaic, and Latin. Many of them, coming from all periods of his careers, have never been published. The poems are arranged chronologically according to date of composition. This makes possible, for the first time, an appreciation of Klein's poetic development. The editor's introduction places this development in [...]

It is for his poetry that A.M. Klein is best known and most warmly remembered. This collection includes all Klein's poetry, both original works and translations from Hebrew, Yiddish, Aramaic, and Latin. Many of them, coming from all periods of his careers, have never been published. The poems are arranged chronologically according to date of composition. This makes possible, for the first time, an appreciation of Klein's poetic development. The editor's introduction places this development in the perspective of Klein's life and time, and in particular explores Klein's lifelong struggle to reconcile his dual vocations as both a Jewish and a modernist writer. The textual apparatus identifies all authoritative versions for each poem and lists all emendations and all substative variants in both published and mauscript versions. The explanatory notes gloss obscure terms and references. They also provide a rich context for appreciation and interpretation by drawing connections with Klein's life, his wide reading, and his work as a whole. Wherever possible, Klein's own numerous, but scattered, comments on his poems have been cited. [less]

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Abandonment of the Jews

David Wyman

1984    444 pages    (Pantheon)

Call #: 940.44 Wym   

ISBN 13: 9780394428130    ISBN 10: 0394428137

A handsome new paperback edition of the bestselling classic on America's response to the Nazi assault on European Jews.The Abandonment of the Jews received enormous critical and commercial attention when it was first released in 1984, appearing on the New York Times bestseller list for five weeks as well as on its Best Books of the Year list. A selection of the History Book Club and the Jewish Book Club, it has sold over 100,000 copies in its various editions.In this landmark work, David S. [...]

A handsome new paperback edition of the bestselling classic on America's response to the Nazi assault on European Jews.The Abandonment of the Jews received enormous critical and commercial attention when it was first released in 1984, appearing on the New York Times bestseller list for five weeks as well as on its Best Books of the Year list. A selection of the History Book Club and the Jewish Book Club, it has sold over 100,000 copies in its various editions.In this landmark work, David S. Wyman argues that a substantial commitment to rescue European Jews on the part of the United States almost certainly could have saved several hundred thousand of the Nazis' victims. Widely considered to be the definitive book on the subject, The Abandonment of the Jews won the National Jewish Book Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Award, the Present Tense Literary Award, the Stuart Bernath Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and the Theodore Saloutos Award of the Immigration History Society, and was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.This new paperback edition includes a new preface by the author discussing the ongoing controversy aroused by the book since its original publication. [less]

Holocaust – Refugees – United States
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Abba Eban: An Autobiography

Abba Solomon Eban

1977    628 pages    (Random House)

Call #: Bio Eban   

ISBN 13: 9780394493022    ISBN 10: 0394493028

Autobiography of Abba Eban

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BiographyIsrael – biography
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About Belonging (Hear, O Israel; The Sh'ma Storybooks)

Molly Cone, Susan Perl

1978    64 pages    (URJPress)

Call #: J 250 Con v3   

ISBN 13: 9780807402344    ISBN 10: 0807402346

"This is Book III of the Sh'ma Primary Series"

"This is Book III of the Sh'ma Primary Series" [less]

IdentityJudaism – IntroductionJuvenile literature
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About Learning (Hear, O Israel; The Sh'ma Storybooks)

Molly Cone

1971    (Union of American Hebrew Congregations)

Call #: J 250 Con v2   

"This is Book II of the Sh'ma Primary series"

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Bible storiesJudaismJuvenile literature
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About the B'Nai Bagels (Aladdin Book)

E. L. Konigsburg

1973    (MacMillan Publishing Company.)

Call #: J Lit Konigsburg   

ISBN 13: 9780689703485    ISBN 10: 0689703481

Mark Setzer has a lot on his mind. He's worried about his upcoming bar mitzvah, and he misses his best friend, who's moved to the rich side of town and started hanging out with the obnoxious kid they used to make fun of. Mark doesn't need the aggravation of his mother signing on to manage his Little League team. But if "Mother Bagel" complicates Mark's life, she's great for the team. Suddenly, they're winning games and headed toward the championship. The problem is, Mark has some information [...]

Mark Setzer has a lot on his mind. He's worried about his upcoming bar mitzvah, and he misses his best friend, who's moved to the rich side of town and started hanging out with the obnoxious kid they used to make fun of. Mark doesn't need the aggravation of his mother signing on to manage his Little League team. But if "Mother Bagel" complicates Mark's life, she's great for the team. Suddenly, they're winning games and headed toward the championship. The problem is, Mark has some information that could change everything, and he doesn't know what to do with it. He's a friend, a teammate, and the manager's son -- can he be all these and still be true to himself? [less]

Baseball – FictionFamily life – FictionJuvenile fiction
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Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths

Bruce Feiler

2002    240 pages    (William Morrow)

Call #: 220.9 Fei   

ISBN 13: 9780380977765    ISBN 10: 0380977761

In this timely, provocative, and uplifting journey, the bestselling author of Walking the Bible searches for the man at the heart of the world's three monotheistic religions -- and today's deadliest conflicts. At a moment when the world is asking, “Can the religions get along?” one figure stands out as the shared ancestor of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. One man holds the key to our deepest fears -- and our possible reconciliation. Abraham. Bruce Feiler set out on a personal quest to better [...]

In this timely, provocative, and uplifting journey, the bestselling author of Walking the Bible searches for the man at the heart of the world's three monotheistic religions -- and today's deadliest conflicts. At a moment when the world is asking, “Can the religions get along?” one figure stands out as the shared ancestor of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. One man holds the key to our deepest fears -- and our possible reconciliation. Abraham. Bruce Feiler set out on a personal quest to better understand our common patriarch. Traveling in war zones, climbing through caves and ancient shrines, and sitting down with the world's leading religious minds, Feiler uncovers fascinating, little-known details of the man who defines faith for half the world. Both immediate and timeless, Abraham is a powerful, universal story, the first-ever interfaith portrait of the man God chose to be his partner. Thoughtful and inspiring, it offers a rare vision of hope that will redefine what we think about our neighbors, our future, and ourselves. [less]

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Abraham Joshua Heschel: The Call of Transcendence

Shai Held

2013    (Indiana University Press)

Call #: ebook   

SCPL ebook: www.hoopladigital.com/title... Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was a prolific scholar, impassioned theologian, and prominent activist who participated in the black civil rights movement and the campaign against the Vietnam War. He has been hailed as a hero, honored as a visionary, and endlessly quoted as a devotional writer. In this sympathetic, yet critical, examination, Shai Held elicits the overarching themes and unity of Heschel's incisive and insightful thought [...]

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Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was a prolific scholar, impassioned theologian, and prominent activist who participated in the black civil rights movement and the campaign against the Vietnam War. He has been hailed as a hero, honored as a visionary, and endlessly quoted as a devotional writer. In this sympathetic, yet critical, examination, Shai Held elicits the overarching themes and unity of Heschel's incisive and insightful thought. Focusing on the idea of transcendence-or the movement from self-centeredness to God-centeredness-Held puts Heschel into dialogue with contemporary Jewish thinkers, Christian theologians, devotional writers, and philosophers of religion. [less]

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Abraham's Children: Israel's Young Generation

Peter Sichrovsky, Jean Steinberg

1991    197 pages    (Pantheon)

Call #: 953.5 Sic   

ISBN 13: 9780679404194    ISBN 10: 0679404198

Israel is a crumbling mosaic, not a melting pot, to judge from these interviews with 26 young Israeli Jews (the oldest are in their 40s), conducted by Viennese journalist Sichrovsky ( Born Guilty ). ``They call us black,'' says Yakov, a Jew of Libyan descent who hates being in the army reserve and ``having to go against Arabs.'' Robert, of Polish descent, lost his left arm on patrol in the occupied territories; he supports a hard-line position and says that if a Palestinian state is ever created [...]

Israel is a crumbling mosaic, not a melting pot, to judge from these interviews with 26 young Israeli Jews (the oldest are in their 40s), conducted by Viennese journalist Sichrovsky ( Born Guilty ). ``They call us black,'' says Yakov, a Jew of Libyan descent who hates being in the army reserve and ``having to go against Arabs.'' Robert, of Polish descent, lost his left arm on patrol in the occupied territories; he supports a hard-line position and says that if a Palestinian state is ever created it will be in Jordan, ``not here.'' We also meet Ilona, who escaped from Soviet anti-Semitism; Ruth, a mother of two, ambivalent about life on a religious kibbutz; and David who rejects his family's Orthodox faith and seeks accommodation with the Palestinians. The narratives, earnest, impassioned and all different, comprise a many-fachere... eted portrait of Israel's ``young generation.'' [less]

Israel – Arab-Jewish relationsIsrael – National character
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Absent Friends

S.J. Rozan

2005    365 pages    (Delta)

Call #: Mystery Rozan   

ISBN 13: 9780385339230    ISBN 10: 0385339232

The secrets of a group of childhood friends unravel in this haunting thriller by Edgar Award winner S. J. Rozan. Set in New York in the unforgettable aftermath of September 11, Absent Friends brilliantly captures a time and place unlike any other, as it winds through the wounded streets of New York and Staten Island...and into a maze of old crimes, damaged lives, and heartbreaking revelations. The result is not only an electrifying mystery and a riveting piece of storytelling but an elegiac [...]

The secrets of a group of childhood friends unravel in this haunting thriller by Edgar Award winner S. J. Rozan. Set in New York in the unforgettable aftermath of September 11, Absent Friends brilliantly captures a time and place unlike any other, as it winds through the wounded streets of New York and Staten Island...and into a maze of old crimes, damaged lives, and heartbreaking revelations. The result is not only an electrifying mystery and a riveting piece of storytelling but an elegiac novel that powerfully explores a world changed forever on a clear September morning.In a novel that will catch you off guard at every turn, and one that is guaranteed to become a classic, S. J. Rozan masterfully ratchets up the tension one revelation at a time as she dares you to ponder the bonds of friendship, the meaning of truth, and the stuff of heroism. [less]

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Absurdistan: A Novel

Gary Shteyngart

2007    352 pages    (Random House Trade Paperbacks)

Call #: Lit Shteyngart   

ISBN 13: 9780812971675    ISBN 10: 0812971671

“Absurdistan is not just a hilarious novel, but a record of a particular peak in the history of human folly. No one is more capable of dealing with the transition from the hell of socialism to the hell of capitalism in Eastern Europe than Shteyngart, the great-great grandson of one Nikolai Gogol and the funniest foreigner alive.”–Aleksandar HemonFrom the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of The Russian Debutante’s Handbook comes the uproarious and poignant story of one very fat [...]

“Absurdistan is not just a hilarious novel, but a record of a particular peak in the history of human folly. No one is more capable of dealing with the transition from the hell of socialism to the hell of capitalism in Eastern Europe than Shteyngart, the great-great grandson of one Nikolai Gogol and the funniest foreigner alive.”–Aleksandar HemonFrom the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of The Russian Debutante’s Handbook comes the uproarious and poignant story of one very fat man and one very small countryMeet Misha Vainberg, aka Snack Daddy, a 325-pound disaster of a human being, son of the 1,238th-richest man in Russia, proud holder of a degree in multicultural studies from Accidental College, USA (don’t even ask), and patriot of no country save the great City of New York. Poor Misha just wants to live in the South Bronx with his hot Latina girlfriend, but after his gangster father murders an Oklahoma businessman in Russia, all hopes of a U.S. visa are lost.Salvation lies in the tiny, oil-rich nation of Absurdistan, where a crooked consular officer will sell Misha a Belgian passport. But after a civil war breaks out between two competing ethnic groups and a local warlord installs hapless Misha as minister of multicultural affairs, our hero soon finds himself covered in oil, fighting for his life, falling in love, and trying to figure out if a normal life is still possible in the twenty-first century. With the enormous success of The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Gary Shteyngart established himself as a central figure in today’s literary world—“one of the most talented and entertaining writers of his generation,” according to The New York Observer. In Absurdistan, he delivers an even funnier and wiser literary performance. Misha Vainberg is a hero for the new century, a glimmer of humanity in a world of dashed hopes.From the Hardcover edition. [less]

Fiction – U.S.
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Abyss of Despair (Yeven Metzulah): The Famous 17th Century Chronicle Depicting Jewish Life in Russia and Poland during the Chmielnicki Massacres of 1648-1649, The

Nathan Hanover

1950    140 pages    (Transaction Publishers)

Call #: 947.11 Han   

ISBN 13: 9780878559275    ISBN 10: 0878559272

Providing a gripping, first-hand account of the Chmielnicki massacres in 1648-58, in which tens of thousands of Jews perished in Poland and the Ukraine, Rabbi Nathan Hanover describes the events themselves and their effect on European Jewry. Hanover's description of the atrocities commited* by Chmielnicki and his hordes makes it clear that they set the precedent for Hitler's torture chambers. Hanover's account of the events understood in their historical context 'shows how humans can transcend [...]

Providing a gripping, first-hand account of the Chmielnicki massacres in 1648-58, in which tens of thousands of Jews perished in Poland and the Ukraine, Rabbi Nathan Hanover describes the events themselves and their effect on European Jewry. Hanover's description of the atrocities commited* by Chmielnicki and his hordes makes it clear that they set the precedent for Hitler's torture chambers. Hanover's account of the events understood in their historical context 'shows how humans can transcend tragedy and rebuild their lives, developing new ways to express their heritage and culture. Professor Helmreich, in his new introduction, describes the- period of relative peace and prosperity for the Jews immediately preceding the massacres. He traces some of the important effects the massacre had on later Jewish history, such as the rise of Messianic and Hasidic movements in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and the migration of Jews back toward the west, where they were situated when the Enlightenment swept through Europe. [less]

AntisemitismAntisemitism – RussiaChmielnicki Massacres 1648-1649PogromsRussia – History – to 1917
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Accessible Judaism: A Concise Guide

Jacques Cukierkorn

2004    208 pages    (European Association Of Judaic Studies)

Call #: 250 Cuk   

ISBN 13: 9780972290012    ISBN 10: 097229001X

As the title points out, this is a user-friendly, accessible guide to Jewish religion, culture and practices. The uniqueness of this book lies in the way the information is presented. Each page has a side bar that highlights the most important information contained in that page. Each chapter is followed by an "At-A-Glance" section that summarizes the information contained in that chapter. The appendix contains, among other topics, the differences and similarities between Judaism and Ê [...]

As the title points out, this is a user-friendly, accessible guide to Jewish religion, culture and practices. The uniqueness of this book lies in the way the information is presented. Each page has a side bar that highlights the most important information contained in that page. Each chapter is followed by an "At-A-Glance" section that summarizes the information contained in that chapter. The appendix contains, among other topics, the differences and similarities between Judaism and ÊChristianity presented in a positive way, as well an overview of Jewish objects present in the Synagogue and the Jewish home. It is my hope that the reader finds in Accessible Judaism: A Concise Guide, a useful tool for understanding Judaism in a comprehensive and inclusive way. [less]

Judaism – Introduction
 
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