Hitler's Willing Executioners
Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust
Paperback ISBN: 0679772685
A revisionist study of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust reveals why ordinary Germans from all walks of life participated willingly in the extermination of the Jews. Reprint. 125,000 first printing. Tour. NYT.
How to Comfort the Dying, Bury the Dead, and Mourn As a Jew
Paperback ISBN: 0805210881
Anita Diamant's knowledge, sensitivity, and clarity have made her one of the most respected writers of guides to Jewish life. In Saying Kaddish, she shows how to make Judaism's time-honored rituals into personal, meaningful sources of comfort. Diamant guides the reader through Jewish practices that attend the end of life, from the sickroom to the funeral to the week, month, and year that follow. There are chapters describing the traditional Jewish funeral and the customs of Shiva, the first week after death when mourners are comforted and cared for by community, friends, and family. She also explains the protected status of Jewish mourners, who are exempt from responsibilities of social, business, and religious life during Shloshim, the first thirty days. And she provides detailed instructions for the rituals of Yizkor and Yahrzeit, as well as chapters about caring for grieving children, mourning the death of a child, neonatal loss, suicide, and the death of non-Jewish loved ones.
Guide for the Perplexed
Paperback ISBN: 0486203514
Complete text of crucial medieval work of philosophy: reconciliation of Aristotle and Scripture. Includes Life of Maimonides, analysis of The Guide, indexes of quotations from Scripture, Talmud. Maimonides, brilliant forerunner of Aquinas.
Talking to the Other
Jewish Interfaith Dialogue With Christians and Muslims
Hardcover ISBN: 186064905x
Rabbi Jonathan Magonet has long been engaged in a dialogue between Jews and Muslims. For over 30 years he has organized the annual Jewish-Christian-Muslim student conference in Basle, and has lectured on these themes, and participated himself in interfaith conferences all over the world. In this book he explores the issues that arise in such an encounter, the traps that so easily hinder relationships, and the historical and theological problems to be confronted once a basis of trust has been established. As well as examining specific areas that need to be addressed in the Jewish encounter with Christians and Muslims, he challenges the Jewish community to broaden its commitment to interfaith dialogue in a complex and rapidly changing world.
Fear No Evil
The Classic Memoir of One Man's Triumph over a Police State
Paperback ISBN: 1891620029
The noted Soviet dissident recounts his trial by Soviet authorities, his nine-year term in the Soviet gulag, his release and reunion with his wife and their new life in Israel
God of Vengeance
Paperback ISBN: 1559362332
Diabolical ingenuity and rueful tenderness a playwright with a particularly pungent and intelligent vision.” Ben Brantley, New York Times A vivid panorama of a Lower East Side street scene crammed with grimy tenements, riotous store fronts and packed pushcarts epic theatre a fascinating new adaptation of Sholom Asch’s 1906 drama.” Malcolm Johnson, Hartford Courant Jack Chapman runs a brothel on the first floor of his tenement and while he is prosperous, he is not virtuous. For his daughter Rivkele, however, Jack aspires for something morerespectability through her marriage to a religious scholar. But Rivkele’s tender love affair with Manke, one of Jack’s prostitutes, threatens to destroy the upcoming marriage, and with it, Jack’s dream of redemption. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donald Margulies transforms Sholom Asch’s classic mortality tale into a work of spellbinding power. Donald Margulies received the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Dinner with Friends. The play received numerous awards, including the American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, the Dramatists Guild/Hull-Warriner Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award and a Drama Desk nomination, and has been produced all over the United States and around the world. In addition to his adaptation of God of Vengeance, his many plays include Collected Stories, The Country House, Sight Unseen, The Model Apartment, The Loman Family Picnic, What’s Wrong with This Picture? and Time Stands Still. Mr. Margulies currently lives with his wife and their son in New Haven, Connecticut, where he teaches playwriting at Yale University.
Studies in Methodology, Metaphysics, and Moral Philosophy
Paperback ISBN: 0226259420
In this comprehensive study, Marvin Fox offers an approach to Maimonides that illuminates the intersections of his philosophical, religious, and Jewish visions and addresses the dialectical tension in his work between the claims of reason and revelation.