From the recipient of the National Jewish Book Award for Lifetime Achievement, a hugely entertaining and irreverent (Adam Gopnik, New Yorker) account of the art of translating the Hebrew Bible into English
Gain a better understanding of the Kabbalah path to spiritual transformation and a deeper connection with the Jewish faith
How the rabbis of the Talmud transformed Jewish law into a way of thinking and talking about everything
One of the most prominent phenomena in contemporary history is the endurance of the Jewish people and the existence of the State of Israel. Fewer peoples have been persecuted as the Jewish people have.
In the second of two volumes of this magnificently illustrated cultural history--the tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews--Simon Schama details the story of the Jewish people, spanning from their expulsion from Spain in the Inquisition across six hundred years to the present day.
It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, o
The editors of The Jewish Annotated New Testament show how and why Jews and Christians read many of the same Biblical texts – including passages from the Pentateuch, the Prophets, and the Psalms – differently. Exploring and explaining these diverse perspectives, they reveal more clearly Scripture’s beauty and power.
With a foreword by Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel Israel Meir Lau, one of the youngest survivors of Buchenwald, was just eight years old when the camp was liberated in 1945. Descended from a 1,000-year unbroken chain of rabbis, he grew up to become Chief Rabbi of Israel--and like many of the great rabbis, Lau is a master storyteller.
Who—or what—is God? Is God like a person? Does God have a gender? Does God have a special relationship with the Jewish people? Does God intervene in our lives? Is God good—and, if yes, why does evil persist in the world? In investigating how Jewish thinkers have approached these and other questions, Rabbi Kari H.
A distinguished religious leader's stirring case for reconstructing a shared framework of virtues and values.
With liberal democracy embattled, public discourse grown toxic, family life breaking down, and drug abuse and depression on the rise, many fear what the future holds.
The life and times of an enduring work of Jewish spirituality
'Whoever listens to a witness, becomes a witness.' – Elie Wiesel