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1 Beth Hatefutsoth / Museum Of The Jewish Diaspora.
Beth Hatefutsoth / Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, Tel Aviv: 1978. s Softcover. Fair condition. 
A bilingual guide (English/Hebrew) to the museum. 
Price: 8.31 USD
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2 Problems Of The Jewish Ministry.
The New York Board of Jewish Ministers, New York: 1927. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition. Cover has slight chips and scratches. 
The Jewish Ministry has been regarded, together with the ministry among other religious denominations, as representing a sphere of service unique among human pursuits. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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3 The Odyssey Of An Optimist Meyer W. Weisgal: An Anthology By His Contemporaries
Atheneum, New York: 1967 First Edition h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Essays about the man who became president of the Weizman Institute and a leading Zionist written among others by David Ben-Gurion, Isaiah Berlin, Niels Bohr, Lyndon Johnson, Pierre Van Paassen, Levi Eshkol, Isidor I. Rabi and Adlai E. Stevenson. Includes an Index. 
Price: 35.15 USD
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4 Treasury Of Jewish Love: Poems, Quotations & Proverbs - In Yiddish, Hebrew, Ladino And English. Audio Book,
Hippocrene Books, New York: 1995. s Two audio cassettes. Like new. 
Evocative words of romance and passion have been gleaned from the Bible, rabbinical sources, medieval scholars and modern poets. Among the authors included are Bialik, Ibn-Gabirol and Halevi. Original works appear in Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino alongside their English translations. The Hebrew portion of the cassettes is read by Noya Einav, an Israeli actress and radio personality. The Yiddish portions are read by Suzanne Toren, an actress with Broadway credits and experience as a radio and television announcer and narrator. The Ladino portion is read by Saul Yousha, an actor whose mother tongue is Ladino. English translations are read by Ken Kliban, an actor with Broadway credits and extensive narrating experience. 
Price: 94.05 USD
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5 ABRAHAMS, ISRAEL (SELECTED & EDITED BY). Hebrew Ethical Wills - Part One.
Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia: 1948. Third impression. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Library discard. Good condition. 
This is the first collection of its kind brought together. Such Wills, whose beginnings are found in the Bible, have a continuous history throughout Jewish literature and were also known in Christian and Mohammedan circles. 
Price: 89.02 USD
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6 ABRAMOVITCH, ILANA & GALVIN, SEAN (EDITORS). Jews Of Brooklyn.
Brandeis University, Waltham / University Press of New England, Hanover: 2001. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
A kaleidoscopic look at the history, culture, and community of Brooklyn Jews. Flatbush Avenue, Borough Park, Coney Island and Brighton Beach, Brooklyn Bridge, Loehman's and Lundy's, Mrs. Stahl's potato knishes, the Dodgers, Barbra Streisand and Woody Allen, front stoops and back porches, Hasids and Socialists, a place, a feeling, a state of mind - Brooklyn and American Jewry grew up together in the 20th century. From the first documented settlement of Jews in Brooklyn in the 1830s to the present day, Jewish presence - always between a quarter to a third of Brooklyn's entire population - has been key to the development of the borough. Jewish families and foodways, businesses, schools, and synagogues, simchas and celebrations, have been an essential component of Brooklyn life. In Jews of Brooklyn, over forty historians, folklorists, museum curators, musicians, and ordinary Brooklyn Jews with something to say about egg creams and Brooklyn accents, present a vivid, living record of this astonishing cultural heritage. Essays in the first section, "Coming to Brooklyn" explore the creative and often bewildering foundations of immigrant life. Juxtaposed are arrival experiences of eastern European Jews, Syrian Jews, Jews from Israel, and Holocaust survivors, and the kinds of shops, factories, synagogues, and schools they established there. "Living in Brooklyn," looks at neighborhoods, culture, and institutions from the 1930s to the present. Evocative portraits of Bensonhurst, Borough Park, Brighton Beach, Brownsville, Canarsie, Crown Heights, Flatbush, and Williamsburg describe street life and local characters, offering an intimate look at Jewish family life, even as they convey a sense of evolving neighborhoods and changing times. "Leaving Brooklyn / Returning to Brooklyn" features essays on famous Brooklynites such as Barbra Streisand and Danny Kaye as well as numerous personal reminiscences and family portraits of ordinary folk, making it clear that Brooklyn, for better and for worse, maintains a lasting presence in the lives of Jews born and raised there. Ilana Abramovitch's Introduction provides general historical context. The book also features a detailed timeline of Jewish immigration to and settlement in the borough's neighborhoods, and of key events and turning points in the history of Jewish Brooklyn, as well as a Selected Bibliography. Ilana Abramovitch is Manager of Curriculum in New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and has served as consultant for numerous Jewish arts festivals. Sean Galvin is Project Director, Liberty Partnership Program, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY. They both have served as Director of Folk Arts Programs at the Brooklyn Arts Council. "Say 'Brooklyn' and whatever images first come to mind are due in part to the Jews who shaped the borough, as this large, complex collection definitively demonstrates. Offering historical examinations of populations shifts, synagogues and egg creams alongside personal experiences of community, in this encyclopedia the variations are a metaphor for the broad spectrum of experiences of a people in a place. . . Readers will be pulled in by an intoxicating nostalgia for this multifaceted locale's personality, even if they've never been there."—Publishers Weekly 
Price: 37.95 USD
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7 ADELMAN, PENINA A. Miriam's Well: Rituals For Jewish Women Around The Year.
Biblio Press, New York: 1996. 0930395115 / 9780930395117 10th Anniversary Edition. Second edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A year-long guide for women's group celebrations of Rosh Hodesh - the ancient Jewish holiday marking the new moon. New rituals have been added for Bat Mitzvah, adoption, child weaning, alternative weddings, pregnancy loss, ecological holidays, and an Essay by Beth Haber - "Images of Women in Biblical Art - with illustrations. 
Price: 12.54 USD
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8 ADLER, CYRUS. Lectures Selected Papers Addresses.
Privately Printed, Philadelphia: 1933. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good reading copy. 
Collected and published by his colleagues and friends on his seventieth birthday, September 13, 1933. Includes a Bibliography. 
Price: 712.03 USD
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9 ADLER, ELKAN NATHAN. London.
The Jewish Publication Society of America, Philadelphia: 1930. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. 
Traces the Jewish Community from before the Norman Conquest through modern times as based in London. It discusses social, educational, associations, the Palestine situation. Includes an Index. 
Price: 94.05 USD
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10 ADLER, SELIG; CONNOLLY, THOMAS E. From Ararat To Suburbia: The History Of The Jewish Community Of Buffalo.
Jewish Publication Society of America, New York: 1960. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Fair condition. Some water damage to cover and dustjacket. Library discard. 
Traces the development of the Buffalo, New York Jewish community from the attempt by the colorful Mordecai M. Noah to found his Jewish asylum in Western New York. Includes Index. 
Price: 11.64 USD
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11 AGNON, SHMUEL YOSEF WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JUDAH GOLDEN. Days Of Awe - A Treasury Of Traditions, Legends, And Learned Commentaries Concerning Rosh Ha-shanah, Yom Kippur And The Days Between.
Schocken Books, New York: 1975. 0805201009 / 9780805201000 Second Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
The great Hebrew writer drew on 300 texts and added transitional pieces to compose this anthology of Jewish wisdom. Includes 15 page bibliography. 
Price: 9.74 USD
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12 AGUILAR, GRACE: ROBINSON, T. H. (ILLUSTRATIONS). The Vale Of Cedars And Other Tales.
The Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia: 1902. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. On inside cover webbing is partially exposed and first inside page has separated that has label of former owner posted on it. 

Price: 53.20 USD
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13 ALEICHEM, SHOLOM. Collected Stories Of Sholom Aleichem: The Old Country.
Crown Publishers, NY: 1946. Delux Illustrated Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition but some discoloration on the front cover. 
A collection of memorable folk stories from Kasrileka, a shtetl. Translated into English from the Yiddish by Julius and Frances Butwin. Contains illustrations by Ben Shahn 
Price: 4.99 USD
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14 ALEICHEM, SHOLOM. Collected Stories Of Sholom Aleichem: The Old Country.
Crown Publishers, NY: 1946. Delux Illustrated Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
A collection of memorable folk stories from Kasrileka, a shtetl. Translated from the Yiddish by Julius and Frances Butwin. Contains illustrations by Ben Shahn 
Price: 5.46 USD
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15 ALEICHEM, SHOLOM. Collected Stories Of Sholom Aleichem: The Old Country.
Crown Publishers, NY: 1946. Delux Illustrated Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
A collection of memorable folk stories from Kasrileka, a shtetl. Translated from the Yiddish by Julius and Frances Butwin. Contains illustrations by Ben Shahn 
Price: 5.46 USD
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16 ALEICHEM, SHOLOM. Collected Stories Of Sholom Aleichem: The Old Country.
Crown Publishers, NY: 1946. Delux Illustrated Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition but some discoloration on the front cover. 
A collection of memorable folk stories from Kasrileka, a shtetl. Translated into English from the Yiddish by Julius and Frances Butwin. Contains illustrations by Ben Shahn 
Price: 5.94 USD
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17 ALEICHEM, SHOLOM; KAZIN, ALFRED (INTRODUCTION BY). Selected Stories Of Sholom Aleichem
The Modern Library, New York: 1956. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition. Scorched spine and slight chips on the cover. 
Long described as the Jewish Mark Twain, Sholom Aleichem (as Alfred Kazin says in his introduction to this book) "perhaps more than any other Jewish writer who has ever lived, writes about Jewishness as if it were a gift, a marvel, an unending theme of wonder and delight." 
Price: 10.45 USD
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18 ALEICHEM, SHOLOM; KAZIN, ALFRED (INTRODUCTION BY). Selected Stories Of Sholom Aleichem
The Modern Library, New York: 1956. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Long described as the Jewish Mark Twain, Sholom Aleichem (as Alfred Kazin says in his introduction to this book) "perhaps more than any other Jewish writer who has ever lived, writes about Jewishness as if it were a gift, a marvel, an unending theme of wonder and delight." 
Price: 10.45 USD
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19 ALEXANDER, MICHAEL. Jazz Age Jews.
Princeton University Press, Princeton: 2001. 0691086796 / 9780691086798 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Like New. 
By the 1920s, Jews were--by all economic, political, and cultural measures of the day--making it in America. But as these children of immigrants took their places in American society, many deliberately identified with groups that remained excluded. Despite their success, Jews embraced resistance more than acculturation, preferring marginal status to assimilation. The stories of Al Jolson, Felix Frankfurter, and Arnold Rothstein are told together to explore this paradox in the psychology of American Jewry. All three Jews were born in the 1880s, grew up around American Jewish ghettos, married gentile women, entered the middle class, and rose to national fame. All three also became heroes to the American Jewish community for their association with events that galvanized the country and defined the Jazz Age. Rothstein allegedly fixed the 1919 World Series--an accusation this book disputes. Frankfurter defended the Italian anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti. Jolson brought jazz music to Hollywood for the first talking film, The Jazz Singer, and regularly impersonated African Americans in blackface. Each of these men represented a version of the American outsider, and American Jews celebrated them for it. Michael Alexander's gracefully written account profoundly complicates the history of immigrants in America. It challenges charges that anti-Semitism exclusively or even mostly explains Jews' feelings of marginality, while it calls for a general rethinking of positions that have assumed an immigrant quest for inclusion into the white American mainstream. Rather, Alexander argues that Jewish outsider status stemmed from the group identity Jews brought with them to this country in the form of the theology of exile. Jazz Age Jews shows that most Jews felt culturally obliged to mark themselves as different--and believed that doing so made them both better Jews and better Americans. Winner of the Jewish Book Award in Jewish Christian Relations, Jewish Book Council National Paperback, 2003, 264 pages, 6 x 9, 22 halftones. Includes an Index. "A fascinating study. . . . Jazz Age Jews covers its subject without padding or pedantry. . . . A book that takes strong, interesting positions on how the Jews made their way into mainstream America."--Sanford Pinsker, Philadelphia Inquirer "[A] deft and provocative book. . . . [Alexander] paints a vivid portrait of popular anti-Semitism of the time. . . . His arguments in the first two sections are dazzling. . . . Alexander's commentary is elucidating and insightful, an important contribution to both Jewish and cultural studies."--Publishers Weekly "As [Alexander] points out, of all America's ethnic minorities, only the Jazz Age Jews seemed to care for the downtrodden in other groups. . . . If this is revisionist history, I like it."--Michael Freedland, Jewish Chronicle "Alexander's genial and generally jargon-free book offers a provocative portrait of how Jazz Age Jews understood their Jewishness."--Lev Raphael, The Jerusalem Report "Jazz Age Jews is an accessible and informative contribution to the ongoing dialogue about American Jewish acculturation in the early part of the twentieth century."--Andrea Most, American Jewish History "Michael Alexander's Jazz Age Jews is an imaginative interpretation of American Jewish history. Beautifully and forcefully written, this account focuses on how Jews in the United States have perceived of themselves as outsiders. Alexander's arguments will raise eyebrows, infuriate some, and stimulate widespread discussion. Nonetheless, his approach may be a forerunner of a new way to examine American Jewish history."--Leonard Dinnerstein, author of Anti-Semitism in America, America and the Survivors of the Holocaust, and The Leo Frank Case 
Price: 28.45 USD
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20 ALEXANDER, MICHAEL. Jazz Age Jews.
Princeton University Press, Princeton: 2003. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
By the 1920s, Jews were--by all economic, political, and cultural measures of the day--making it in America. But as these children of immigrants took their places in American society, many deliberately identified with groups that remained excluded. Despite their success, Jews embraced resistance more than acculturation, preferring marginal status to assimilation. The stories of Al Jolson, Felix Frankfurter, and Arnold Rothstein are told together to explore this paradox in the psychology of American Jewry. All three Jews were born in the 1880s, grew up around American Jewish ghettos, married gentile women, entered the middle class, and rose to national fame. All three also became heroes to the American Jewish community for their association with events that galvanized the country and defined the Jazz Age. Rothstein allegedly fixed the 1919 World Series--an accusation this book disputes. Frankfurter defended the Italian anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti. Jolson brought jazz music to Hollywood for the first talking film, The Jazz Singer, and regularly impersonated African Americans in blackface. Each of these men represented a version of the American outsider, and American Jews celebrated them for it. Michael Alexander's gracefully written account profoundly complicates the history of immigrants in America. It challenges charges that anti-Semitism exclusively or even mostly explains Jews' feelings of marginality, while it calls for a general rethinking of positions that have assumed an immigrant quest for inclusion into the white American mainstream. Rather, Alexander argues that Jewish outsider status stemmed from the group identity Jews brought with them to this country in the form of the theology of exile. Jazz Age Jews shows that most Jews felt culturally obliged to mark themselves as different--and believed that doing so made them both better Jews and better Americans. Winner of the Jewish Book Award in Jewish Christian Relations, Jewish Book Council National Paperback, 2003, 264 pages, 6 x 9, 22 halftones. "A fascinating study. . . . Jazz Age Jews covers its subject without padding or pedantry. . . . A book that takes strong, interesting positions on how the Jews made their way into mainstream America."--Sanford Pinsker, Philadelphia Inquirer "[A] deft and provocative book. . . . [Alexander] paints a vivid portrait of popular anti-Semitism of the time. . . . His arguments in the first two sections are dazzling. . . . Alexander's commentary is elucidating and insightful, an important contribution to both Jewish and cultural studies."--Publishers Weekly "As [Alexander] points out, of all America's ethnic minorities, only the Jazz Age Jews seemed to care for the downtrodden in other groups. . . . If this is revisionist history, I like it."--Michael Freedland, Jewish Chronicle "Alexander's genial and generally jargon-free book offers a provocative portrait of how Jazz Age Jews understood their Jewishness."--Lev Raphael, The Jerusalem Report "Jazz Age Jews is an accessible and informative contribution to the ongoing dialogue about American Jewish acculturation in the early part of the twentieth century."--Andrea Most, American Jewish History "Michael Alexander's Jazz Age Jews is an imaginative interpretation of American Jewish history. Beautifully and forcefully written, this account focuses on how Jews in the United States have perceived of themselves as outsiders. Alexander's arguments will raise eyebrows, infuriate some, and stimulate widespread discussion. Nonetheless, his approach may be a forerunner of a new way to examine American Jewish history."--Leonard Dinnerstein, author of Anti-Semitism in America, America and the Survivors of the Holocaust, and The Leo Frank Case 
Price: 37.00 USD
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