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Saying Kaddish: How to Comfort the Dying, Bury the Dead, and Mourn As a Jew
Saying Kaddish
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.
Interpreting Maimonides: Studies in Methodology, Metaphysics, and Moral Philosophy
Interpreting Maimonides
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.
Judaism for Beginners
Judaism for Beginners
Paperback      ISBN: 0863161014
Traces the history of the Jews and the development of their beliefs and traditions
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.
The Power of Kabbalah: Technology for the Soul
The Power of Kabbalah
Technology for the Soul
Hardcover      ISBN: 1571892508
Describes how the secret wisdom tradition known as the cabala can provide guidelines for reaching the universe of light that practitioners believe exists beyond the everyday world.
The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels
The Gifts of the Jews
How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0385482485
Presents a survey of the Jewish contributions to Western civilization, in a work exploring a pivotal period in human history
The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels
The Gifts of the Jews
How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels
Paperback      ISBN: 0385482493
Presents a survey of the Jewish contributions to Western civilization, in a work exploring a pivotal period in human history
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures : The New Jps Translation According to the Traditional Hebrew Text
Tanakh
The Holy Scriptures : The New Jps Translation According to the Traditional Hebrew Text
Hardcover      ISBN: 0827602529
An original translation of the Holy Scriptures into contemporary English is based on the traditional Masoretic text and reflects three decades of collaborative work by a broad-based committee of academic scholars and rabbis who tapped the entire range of biblical interpretation for maximum accuracy and clarity.
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 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.