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Experience and Expression: Women, the Nazis, and the Holocaust
Experience and Expression
Women, the Nazis, and the Holocaust
Paperback      ISBN: 0814330630
An innovative contribution to the field of Holocaust studies, this set of interdisciplinary essays undertakes a gendered analysis of both Jewish and non-Jewish women as perpetrators, victims, rescuers, survivors, and postwar artists.
Angels in America: Millennium Approaches
Angels in America
Millennium Approaches
Paperback      ISBN: 1559360615
Dramatizes the effects of AIDS on the United States through the experiences of lawyer Roy Cohn, a Morman couple, and a young man called Prior Walter
The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teaching to Raise Self-Reliant Children
The Blessing of a Skinned Knee
Using Jewish Teaching to Raise Self-Reliant Children
Paperback      ISBN: 0142196002
A clinical psychologist and Jewish educator use the Torah and other Jewish texts to offer psychological and practical insights into parenting and sharing practical advice on how to develop realistic expectations for each child, teach respect for adults, deal with frustration, enhance independence, and more. Reprint.
Jews and Christians: A Troubled Family
Jews and Christians
A Troubled Family
Paperback      ISBN: 0687203325
This eye-opening dialogue between a rabbi and a Christian scholar challenges Jews and Christians to examine their misconceptions and prejudices about each other's faith. Here, a Christian and a Jew stand on common ground. Rather than simply interpreting their own respective heritages, each seeks to present his own insights into the other's religious community. Topics discussed include Scripture, God, Jesus, the Holocaust, election, covenant, and mission. Jews and Christians is a living dialogue of faith designed to foster mutual understanding and respect between the two religions.
Understanding Genesis
Understanding Genesis
Paperback      ISBN: 0805202536
"This book...is designed to make the Bible of Israel intelligible, relevant, and hopefully, inspiring to a sophisticated generation, possessed of intellectual curiosity and ethical sensitivity...It is based on the belief that the study of the Book of Books must constitute a mature intellectual challenge, an exposure to the expanding universe of scientific biblical scholarship...Far from presenting a threat to faith, a challenge to the intellect may reinforce faith and purify it."--from the Introduction
Essential Judaism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs, and Rituals
Essential Judaism
A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs, and Rituals
Paperback      ISBN: 0671034812
A practical guide to Jewish practice and ritual offers advice on beliefs, customs, synagogue services, prayers, holidays, weddings, circumcisions, dietary laws, and midrashim.
Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust
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.
The Essential Kabbalah: The Heart of Jewish Mysticism
The Essential Kabbalah
The Heart of Jewish Mysticism
Hardcover      ISBN: 0785808701
The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life: Before and During the Holocaust
The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life
Before and During the Holocaust
Hardcover      ISBN: 0814793568
More information and sample text and photos available on the companion web site http://www.nyupress.org/jewishlife Winner of the 2001-2002 National Jewish Book Award, Reference Winner, Best Reference Resource, 2001, Library Journal Winner, Editor's Choice Award, Reference, 2001, Booklist Winner, Best Reference Book, 2001, Association of Jewish Libraries New York University Press announces with pride the publication of a remarkable project, The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life before and during the Holocaust. Edited by Dr. Shmuel Spector and the late Dr. Geoffrey Wigoder and published in conjunction with Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Remembrance Authority of Israel, the Encyclopedia represents the fruit of more than three decades of labor and stands as one of the most important and ambitious projects the Press has published. Nobel Peace Prize-winner Elie Wiesel contributed the foreword. Today throughout much of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, only fragmentary remnants of once thriving Jewish communities can be found as evidence of more than two thousand years of vibrant Jewish presence among the nations of the world. These communities, many of them ancient, were systematically destroyed by Hitler's forces during the Holocaust. Yet each of their stories-from small village enclaves to large urban centers-is unique in its details and represents one of the countless intertwined threads that comprise the rich tapestry of Jewish history. The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life before and during the Holocaust captures these lost images. In three volumes, it chronicles the people, habits and customs of more than 6,500 Jewish communities that thrived during the early part of the twentieth century only to be changed irrevocably by the war. It clarifies precise locations of settlements based on documents and maps found in recently opened archives; it traces their development through history; it shares small details of everyday life-the culture, the politics, and the faith that inspired the people; and its photographs put faces on the immeasurable loss. Based on decades of research at Yad Vashem, The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life before and during the Holocaust tells the story of thousands of Jewish communities in concise prose, illustrated with maps and poignant images of a world that can no longer be visited. The Encyclopedia is a rich source of information for students, teachers, genealogists and anyone interested in the pageant of Jewish life through the ages. From the Foreword "But the enemy did not only annihilate individuals; his aim was also to destroy our social structures, our economic foundations, religious and secular, our schools, our institutions, our libraries, our workshops, our synagogues, our cultural centers-in a word: our communities. . . . In the Jewish world one knew a town by its Jewish life. Belz and Munkacs, Bialystok and Amsterdam, Kiev and Lille and Zablotow-offering families and individuals a sense of security and countless opportunities for fulfillment, each community had its own particular characteristics and problems, its roots, its challenges, and its ambitions. . . . To understand the extent of the unprecedented crimes committed against the Jewish people in Europe is not enough; one must also seek to understand the life of this people before the catastrophe." Elie Wiesel Features -Three volumes -1,824 pages -81/2 x 11 -More than 6,500 communities profiled -600 b&w photographs and illustrations -17 pages of maps -21-page glossary -Complete bibliography -Index of communities including alternate spellings and pronunciations -Index of personalities [Go to companion web site](http://www.nyupress.org/jewishlife)

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Jewish History and Culture
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Jewish History and Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 0028627113
An easy-to-follow chronicle of more than five thousand years of Jewish history features profiles of key Jewish figures and an assessment of the Jewish influence on American and world culture, from language to TV. Original. 20,000 first printing.