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Man's Search for Meaning
by Viktor E. Frankl

Language

English

Pages

188

Publication Date

June 01, 2006

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Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl's theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos ("meaning")-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.<br /><br />At the time of Frankl's death in 1997,聽<i>Man's Search for Meaning</i>聽had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a "book that made a difference in your life" found聽<i>Man's Search for Meaning</i>聽among the ten most influential books in America.
The Invisible Wall
by Harry Bernstein

Language

English

Pages

340

Publication Date

March 20, 2007

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<b>This wonderfully charming memoir, written when the author was 93, vibrantly brings to life an all-but-forgotten time and place. It is a moving tale of working-class life, and of the boundaries that can be overcome by love.</b><br /><br />鈥淭here are places that I have never forgotten. A little cobbled street in a smoky mill town in the North of England has haunted me for the greater part of my life. It was inevitable that I should write about it and the people who lived on both sides of its 鈥業nvisible Wall.鈥?鈥?lt;br /><br /> The narrow street where Harry Bernstein grew up, in a small English mill town, was seemingly unremarkable. It was identical to countless other streets in countless other working-class neighborhoods of the early 1900s, except for the 鈥渋nvisible wall鈥?that ran down its center, dividing Jewish families on one side from Christian families on the other. Only a few feet of cobblestones separated Jews from Gentiles, but socially, it they were miles apart.<br /><br /> On the eve of World War I, Harry鈥檚 family struggles to make ends meet. His father earns little money at the Jewish tailoring shop and brings home even less, preferring to spend his wages drinking and gambling. Harry鈥檚 mother, devoted to her children and fiercely resilient, survives on her dreams: new shoes that might secure Harry鈥檚 admission to a fancy school; that her daughter might marry the local rabbi; that the entire family might one day be whisked off to the paradise of America.<br /><br /> Then Harry鈥檚 older sister, Lily, does the unthinkable: She falls in love with Arthur, a Christian boy from across the street. <br /><br /> When Harry unwittingly discovers their secret affair, he must choose between the morals he鈥檚 been taught all his life, his loyalty to his selfless mother, and what he knows to be true in his own heart.
The Maccabee Rebellion: A Historical Novel (Lions of Judea Book 2...
by Amit Arad

Language

English

Pages

390

Publication Date

October 06, 2019

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<h3><b>No one believed they could survive, but they refused to forsake their faith</b></h3><p>Judah Maccabee is no longer a youth, but a great warrior and the unchallenged leader of the Jewish People.</p><p>He leads his people to victory after victory on the fields of battle and diplomacy, shocking the leaders of the mighty Seleucid Empire.</p><p>Relentlessly, the armies of the empire are sent to crush the rebellion in Judea. They will do anything to eliminate the Maccabee army and suppress the Jewish faith.</p><p>But although the Maccabees are massively outnumbered, they have no choice but to overcome their foes. They know that their defeat would be the end of the Jewish People.</p><p>This is the incredible story of the Maccabees, who transformed a nation of rustic farmers and priests into a steel hard army which won eternal renown.</p>
Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Conne...
by Sarah Hurwitz

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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<b>A renowned political speechwriter rediscovers Judaism, finding timeless wisdom and spiritual connection in its age-old practices and traditions.<br /><br /><b>鈥淪arah Hurwitz was Michelle Obama鈥檚 head speechwriter, and with this book she becomes Judaism鈥檚 speechwriter.鈥濃€擜dam Grant,聽<i>New York Times聽</i>bestselling author of聽<i>Give and Take,聽Originals, </i>and co-author of <i>Option B</i></b></b><br /><br /> After a decade as a political speechwriter鈥攕erving as head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama, a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama, and chief speechwriter for Hillary Clinton on her 2008 presidential campaign鈥擲arah Hurwitz decided to apply her skills as a communicator to writing a book . . . about Judaism. And no one is more surprised than she is.<br /><br /> Hurwitz was the quintessential lapsed Jew鈥攗ntil, at age thirty-six, after a tough breakup, she happened upon an advertisement for an introductory class on Judaism. She attended on a whim, but was blown away by what she found: beautiful rituals, helpful guidance on living an ethical life, conceptions of God beyond the judgy bearded man in the sky鈥攏one of which she had learned in Hebrew school or during the two synagogue services she grudgingly attended each year. That class led to a years-long journey during which Hurwitz visited the offices of rabbis, attended Jewish meditation retreats, sat at the Shabbat tables of Orthodox families, and read hundreds of books about Judaism鈥攁ll in dogged pursuit of answers to her biggest questions. What she found transformed her life, and she wondered: How could there be such a gap between the richness of what Judaism offers and the way so many Jews like her understand and experience it?<br /><br />Sarah Hurwitz is on a mission to close this gap by sharing the profound insights she discovered on everything from Jewish holidays, ethics, and prayer to Jewish conceptions of God, death, and social justice. In this entertaining and accessible book, she shows us why Judaism matters and how its message is more relevant than ever, and she inspires Jews to do the learning, questioning, and debating required to make this religion their own.<br /><br /> <b>鈥淪earching for meaning in the ancient scripture and traditions of Judaism, Sarah Hurwitz takes us along on聽an enriching journey of discovery. In聽<i>Here All Along,</i> she explores her birthright as a Jew and finds聽timeless and valuable life lessons.鈥濃€擠avid Axelrod, director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and former senior advisor to President Barack Obama</b>
History of the Jews
by Paul Johnson

Language

English

Pages

656

Publication Date

March 17, 2009

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<p>A national bestseller, this brilliant 4000 year survey covers not only Jewish history but he impact of Jewish genius and imagination on the world. By the author of <em>Modern Times: The World From the Twenties to the Eighties.</em></p>
Mishkan HaNefesh: Yom Kippur: Machzor for the Days of Awe
by CCAR Press

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English

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Publication Date

August 30, 2016

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*** Yom Kippur Only ***<br /><br />Mishkan HaNefesh: Machzor for the Days of Awe offers meaningful liturgy for both regular service attendees and those new to Jewish spirituality and practice. Providing an accessible guide through the journey of t'shuvah (repentance) and cheshbon hanefesh (self-reflection), it bridges the personal and the communal, as well as the ritual and the ethical dimensions of Yamim HaNoraim. From feelings of awe to moments of solace, from the solitude of contemplation to the solidarity of song and worship, Mishkan HaNefesh inspires a multifaceted experience through the High Holy Days while embracing both the rich liturgical voices of the Jewish past and the aspirations of our people today. <br /><br />Special Features<br />- Fully transliterated liturgy<br />- Expanded options for Torah readings<br />- Study texts that provide background and context<br />- Contemporary poetry and alternative readings<br />- Rich commentary drawing from Jewish tradition<br />- A range of theological possibilities<br />- New translations that capture the beauty of the Hebrew<br />- Original woodblock art by acclaimed artist Joel Shapiro<br />- Includes essays by the leading Reform Movement thinkers<br /><br />This ebook is the Yom Kippur volume only. The Rosh HaShanah volume is also available via Kindle.
My Dear Ones: One Family and the Final Solution
by Jonathan Wittenberg

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English

Pages

369

Publication Date

May 19, 2016

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<h2>鈥楳oving 鈥?at times almost unbearably so 鈥?and fascinating鈥?Antonia Fraser</h2><p><strong>A family鈥檚 story of human tenacity, faith and a race for survival in the face of unspeakable horror and cruelty perpetrated by the Nazi regime against the Jewish people.</strong></p><p>Growing up in the safety of Britain, Jonathan Wittenberg was deeply aware of his legacy as the child of refugees from Nazi Germany. Yet, like so many others there is much he failed to ask while those who could have answered his questions were still alive.</p><p>After burying their aunt Steffi in the ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives, Jonathan, now a rabbi, accompanies his cousin Michal as she begins to clear the flat in Jerusalem where the family have lived since fleeing Germany in the 1930s. Inside an old suitcase abandoned on the balcony they discover a linen bag containing a bundle of letters left untouched for decades. Jonathan鈥檚 attention is immediately captivated as he tries to decipher the faded writing on the long-forgotten letters. They eventually draw him into a profound and challenging quest to uncover the painful details of his father鈥檚 family鈥檚 history.</p><p>Through the wartime correspondence of his great-grandmother Regina and his grandmother, aunts and uncles, Jonathan weaves together the strands of an ancient rabbinical family with the history of Europe during the Second World War and the unfolding policies of the Nazis, telling the moving story of a family whose lives are as fragile as the paper on which they write, but whose faith in God remains steadfast.</p>
Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews -- A History
by James Carroll

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English

Pages

780

Publication Date

April 01, 2002

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In a bold and moving book that is sure to spark heated debate, the novelist and cultural critic James Carroll maps the profoundly troubling two-thousand-year course of the Church鈥檚 battle against Judaism and faces the crisis of faith it has provoked in his own life as a Catholic. More than a chronicle of religion, this dark history is the central tragedy of Western civilization, its fault lines reaching deep into our culture.<br /> The Church鈥檚 failure to protest the Holocaust 鈥?the infamous 鈥渟ilence鈥?of Pius XII 鈥?is only part of the story: the death camps, Carroll shows, are the culmination of a long, entrenched tradition of anti-Judaism. From Gospel accounts of the death of Jesus on the cross, to Constantine鈥檚 transformation of the cross into a sword, to the rise of blood libels, scapegoating, and modern anti-Semitism, Carroll reconstructs the dramatic story of the Church鈥檚 conflict not only with Jews but with itself. Yet in tracing the arc of this narrative, he implicitly affirms that it did not necessarily have to be so. There were roads not taken, heroes forgotten; new roads can be taken yet. Demanding that the Church finally face this past in full, Carroll calls for a fundamental rethinking of the deepest questions of Christian faith. Only then can Christians, Jews, and all who carry the burden of this history begin to forge a new future.<br /> Drawing on his well-known talents as a storyteller and memoirist, and weaving historical research through an intensely personal examination of conscience, Carroll has created a work of singular power and urgency. CONSTANTINE'S SWORD is a brave and affecting reckoning with difficult truths that will touch every reader.
The Rational Bible: Genesis
by Dennis Prager

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English

Pages

520

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<b><i>USA Today</i>聽bestseller</b><br /> <br /><b><i>Publishers Weekly聽</i>bestseller</b><br /> <br /><b><i>Wall Street Journal</i>聽bestseller</b><br /> <br /> Many people today think the Bible, the most influential book in world history, is not only outdated but irrelevant, irrational, and even immoral.<br /> <br /> This explanation of the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, demonstrates clearly and powerfully that the opposite is true. The Bible remains profoundly relevant鈥攂oth to the great issues of our day and to each individual life. It is the greatest moral guide and source of wisdom ever written.<br /> <br /> Do you doubt the existence of God because you think believing in God is irrational? This book will give you many reasons to rethink your doubts. Do you think faith and science are in conflict? You won鈥檛 after reading this commentary on Genesis. Do you come from a dysfunctional family? It may comfort you to know that every family discussed in Genesis was highly dysfunctional!<br /> <br /> The title of this commentary is 鈥淭he Rational Bible鈥?because its approach is entirely reason-based. The reader is never asked to accept anything on faith alone. In Dennis Prager鈥檚 words, 鈥淚f something I write is not rational, I have not done my job.鈥?lt;br /> <br /> <i>The Rational Bible</i>聽is the fruit of Dennis Prager鈥檚 forty years of teaching the Bible鈥攚hose Hebrew grammar and vocabulary he has mastered鈥攖o people of every faith and no faith at all. On virtually every page, you will discover how the text relates to the contemporary world in general and to you personally. His goal: to change your mind鈥攁nd, as a result, to change your life.
A Field Guide to the Jewish People: Who They Are, Where They Come...
by , Alan Zweibel

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English

Pages

237

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<p><b>From three award-winning and bestselling humor writers comes a hilarious guide to everything you need to know about Jewish history, holidays, and traditions. </b></p><p>Why do random Jewish holidays keep springing up unexpectedly? Why are yarmulkes round? Who was the first Jewish comedian? What's "Christian humor" and have you ever even heard of that phrase? Who is "the Golem" and whom do you want it to beat up?</p><p>These baffling questions and many more are answered by comedy legends Dave Barry, Adam Mansbach, and Alan Zweibel, two-thirds of whom are Jewish. In <i>A Field Guide to the Jewish People</i> the authors dissect every holiday, rite of passage, and tradition, unravel a long and complicated history, and tackle the tough questions that have plagued Jews and non-Jews alike for centuries.</p><p>Combining the sweetness of an apricot rugelach with the wisdom of a matzoh ball, this is the last book on Judaism that you will ever need. So gather up your chosen ones, open a bottle of Manischewitz, and get ready to laugh as you finally begin to understand the inner-workings of Judaism.</p>

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