Saying Kaddish: How to Comfort the Dying, Bury the Dead, and Mourn as a Jew

By Anita Diamant

Anita Diamant's wisdom, sensitivity, and readability have made her the most revered writers of publications to Jewish lifestyles. In Saying Kaddish, she indicates find out how to make Judaism's established rituals into own, significant assets of convenience. Diamant courses the reader via Jewish practices that attend the top of existence, from the sickroom to the funeral to the week, month, and 12 months that keep on with. There are chapters describing the normal Jewish funeral and the customs of Shiva, the 1st week after dying while mourners are comforted and cared for by way of neighborhood, associates, and relatives. She additionally explains the safe prestige of Jewish mourners, who're exempt from obligations of social, enterprise, and non secular lifestyles in the course of Shloshim, the 1st thirty days. and she or he offers targeted directions for the rituals of Yizkor and Yahrzeit, in addition to chapters approximately taking care of grieving childrens, mourning the dying of a kid, neonatal loss, suicide, and the demise of non-Jewish household.

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By Anita Diamant

Anita Diamant's wisdom, sensitivity, and readability have made her the most revered writers of publications to Jewish lifestyles. In Saying Kaddish, she indicates find out how to make Judaism's established rituals into own, significant assets of convenience. Diamant courses the reader via Jewish practices that attend the top of existence, from the sickroom to the funeral to the week, month, and 12 months that keep on with. There are chapters describing the normal Jewish funeral and the customs of Shiva, the 1st week after dying while mourners are comforted and cared for by way of neighborhood, associates, and relatives. She additionally explains the safe prestige of Jewish mourners, who're exempt from obligations of social, enterprise, and non secular lifestyles in the course of Shloshim, the 1st thirty days. and she or he offers targeted directions for the rituals of Yizkor and Yahrzeit, in addition to chapters approximately taking care of grieving childrens, mourning the dying of a kid, neonatal loss, suicide, and the demise of non-Jewish household.

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Tevye the Dairyman and The Railroad Stories (Library of Yiddish Classics)

By Sholem Aleichem, Hillel Halkin

Of all of the characters in sleek Jewish fiction, the main loved is Tevye, the compassionate, irrepressible, Bible-quoting dairyman from Anatevka, who has been immortalized within the writings of Sholem Aleichem and in acclaimed and award-winning theatrical and picture adaptations.

And no Yiddish author used to be extra loved than Tevye’s writer, Sholem Rabinovich (1859–1916), the “Jewish Mark Twain,” who wrote less than the pen identify of Sholem Aleichem. fantastically translated through Hillel Halkin, this is Sholem Aleichem’s heartwarming and poignant account of Tevye and his daughters, including the “Railroad Stories,” twenty-one stories that learn human nature and modernity as they're perceived by means of women and men using the trains from shtetl to shtetl.

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By Sholem Aleichem, Hillel Halkin

Of all of the characters in sleek Jewish fiction, the main loved is Tevye, the compassionate, irrepressible, Bible-quoting dairyman from Anatevka, who has been immortalized within the writings of Sholem Aleichem and in acclaimed and award-winning theatrical and picture adaptations.

And no Yiddish author used to be extra loved than Tevye’s writer, Sholem Rabinovich (1859–1916), the “Jewish Mark Twain,” who wrote less than the pen identify of Sholem Aleichem. fantastically translated through Hillel Halkin, this is Sholem Aleichem’s heartwarming and poignant account of Tevye and his daughters, including the “Railroad Stories,” twenty-one stories that learn human nature and modernity as they're perceived by means of women and men using the trains from shtetl to shtetl.

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The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC - 1492 AD

By Simon Schama

In this magnificently illustrated cultural history—the tie-in to the PBS and BBC sequence The tale of the Jews—Simon Schama information the tale of the Jewish adventure, tracing it throughout 3 millennia, from their beginnings as an historical tribal humans to the outlet of the hot global in 1492 to the trendy day.

It is a narrative like no different: an epic of persistence opposed to destruction, of creativity in oppression, pleasure amidst grief, the confirmation of existence opposed to the steepest of odds.

It spans the millennia and the continents—from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford. It takes you to unimagined areas: to a Jewish state within the mountains of southern Arabia; a Syrian synagogue gleaming with radiant wall work; the palm groves of the Jewish useless within the Roman catacombs. And its voices ring loud and transparent, from the severities and ecstasies of the Bible writers to the affection poems of wine bibbers in a backyard in Muslim Spain.

In The tale of the Jews, the Talmud burns within the streets of Paris, massed gibbets cling over the streets of medieval London, a Majorcan illuminator redraws the realm; candles are lit, chants are sung, mules are packed, ships loaded with spice and gemstones founder at sea.

And an outstanding tale unfolds. Not—as frequently imagined—of a tradition aside, yet of a Jewish international immersed in and imprinted by way of the peoples between whom they've got dwelled, from the Egyptians to the Greeks, from the Arabs to the Christians.

Which makes the tale of the Jews everyone's tale, too.

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By Simon Schama

In this magnificently illustrated cultural history—the tie-in to the PBS and BBC sequence The tale of the Jews—Simon Schama information the tale of the Jewish adventure, tracing it throughout 3 millennia, from their beginnings as an historical tribal humans to the outlet of the hot global in 1492 to the trendy day.

It is a narrative like no different: an epic of persistence opposed to destruction, of creativity in oppression, pleasure amidst grief, the confirmation of existence opposed to the steepest of odds.

It spans the millennia and the continents—from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford. It takes you to unimagined areas: to a Jewish state within the mountains of southern Arabia; a Syrian synagogue gleaming with radiant wall work; the palm groves of the Jewish useless within the Roman catacombs. And its voices ring loud and transparent, from the severities and ecstasies of the Bible writers to the affection poems of wine bibbers in a backyard in Muslim Spain.

In The tale of the Jews, the Talmud burns within the streets of Paris, massed gibbets cling over the streets of medieval London, a Majorcan illuminator redraws the realm; candles are lit, chants are sung, mules are packed, ships loaded with spice and gemstones founder at sea.

And an outstanding tale unfolds. Not—as frequently imagined—of a tradition aside, yet of a Jewish international immersed in and imprinted by way of the peoples between whom they've got dwelled, from the Egyptians to the Greeks, from the Arabs to the Christians.

Which makes the tale of the Jews everyone's tale, too.

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The Jerusalem Syndrome: My Life as a Reluctant Messiah

By Marc Maron

Through the writer of Attempting basic and host of the podcast WTF with Marc Maron, The Jerusalem Syndrome is The Gospel based on Maron: a non secular memoir of your general hyperintelligent, ultraneurotic, superhip Jewish standup comic and seeker. 

The Jerusalem Syndrome is a real mental phenomenon that frequently moves viewers to the Holy Land_the fable that they're unexpectedly direct vessels for the voice of God. Marc Maron turns out to have a highly American model of the Jerusalem Syndrome, which has led him on a lifelong quest for spiritual value and revelation within the such a lot not likely of areas.

Maron riffs on Beat phenomena with its sacred texts, proven rituals, and prescribed pilgrimages. He spends your time exploring the darkish aspect of items, as his obsessions with cocaine (known to Maron as “magic powder”), conspiracy theories, and well-known self-destructive comedians persuade him that the gates of hell open underneath l. a.. As his quest matures, he finds the spiritual facets of company the United States, pontificating at the undying great thing about the Coca-Cola brand or even taking a visit to the Philip Morris cigarette manufacturing facility, the place the employees puff their very own items with a zealot-like fervor. The end result of Maron’s Jerusalem Syndrome comes in the course of his personal journey of the Holy Land, the place, with Sony camcorder glued to his eye socket, he comes face-to-face together with his personal ambiguous dating to Judaism and reaches the edge of non secular revelation_or is it worried breakdown?

Marc Maron has significantly tailored and elevated his praised one-man convey to craft a real literary memoir. no matter if he’s a real prophet or a neurotic mess, he’ll make you giggle as you query the that means of life.

“Marc Maron is blazingly clever, rapid-fire, and extremely humorous . . . a super and incessant screed.” –David Rakoff, writer of Fraud

“Marc Maron is the 1st loopy individual I’ve ever envied. In his brainiac-memoir-meets-hilarious-travelogue, he demonstrates the facility to inform a narrative with a unprecedented provocative intelligence that's unfortunately shared by means of few.” _ Janeane Garofolo, comedian

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By Marc Maron

Through the writer of Attempting basic and host of the podcast WTF with Marc Maron, The Jerusalem Syndrome is The Gospel based on Maron: a non secular memoir of your general hyperintelligent, ultraneurotic, superhip Jewish standup comic and seeker. 

The Jerusalem Syndrome is a real mental phenomenon that frequently moves viewers to the Holy Land_the fable that they're unexpectedly direct vessels for the voice of God. Marc Maron turns out to have a highly American model of the Jerusalem Syndrome, which has led him on a lifelong quest for spiritual value and revelation within the such a lot not likely of areas.

Maron riffs on Beat phenomena with its sacred texts, proven rituals, and prescribed pilgrimages. He spends your time exploring the darkish aspect of items, as his obsessions with cocaine (known to Maron as “magic powder”), conspiracy theories, and well-known self-destructive comedians persuade him that the gates of hell open underneath l. a.. As his quest matures, he finds the spiritual facets of company the United States, pontificating at the undying great thing about the Coca-Cola brand or even taking a visit to the Philip Morris cigarette manufacturing facility, the place the employees puff their very own items with a zealot-like fervor. The end result of Maron’s Jerusalem Syndrome comes in the course of his personal journey of the Holy Land, the place, with Sony camcorder glued to his eye socket, he comes face-to-face together with his personal ambiguous dating to Judaism and reaches the edge of non secular revelation_or is it worried breakdown?

Marc Maron has significantly tailored and elevated his praised one-man convey to craft a real literary memoir. no matter if he’s a real prophet or a neurotic mess, he’ll make you giggle as you query the that means of life.

“Marc Maron is blazingly clever, rapid-fire, and extremely humorous . . . a super and incessant screed.” –David Rakoff, writer of Fraud

“Marc Maron is the 1st loopy individual I’ve ever envied. In his brainiac-memoir-meets-hilarious-travelogue, he demonstrates the facility to inform a narrative with a unprecedented provocative intelligence that's unfortunately shared by means of few.” _ Janeane Garofolo, comedian

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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Heidegger and "the Jews"

Nice reproduction within the unique color-printed, stiff-card wrappers. really and unusually well-preserved; tight, brilliant, fresh and particularly sharp-cornered.; eightvo eight - nine tall; 106 pages; Description: xxix, 106 p. ; 24 cm. topics: Heidegger, Martin (1889-1976) --Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) --Deconstruction -- Marginality, Social.

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Nice reproduction within the unique color-printed, stiff-card wrappers. really and unusually well-preserved; tight, brilliant, fresh and particularly sharp-cornered.; eightvo eight - nine tall; 106 pages; Description: xxix, 106 p. ; 24 cm. topics: Heidegger, Martin (1889-1976) --Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) --Deconstruction -- Marginality, Social.

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The Innocents

By Francesca Segal

*** Winner of the 2012 Costa First Novel Award *** "It is irresistible this novel's wit, grace, and charm."
--Lauren Groff, writer of The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia

A clever and slyly humorous story of affection, temptation, confusion, and dedication; a victorious and fantastically achieved recasting of Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence.

Newly engaged and unthinkingly self-satisfied, twenty-eight-year-old Adam Newman is the prize trap of Temple Fortune, a small, tight-knit Jewish suburb of London. He has been relationship Rachel Gilbert on the grounds that they have been either 16 and now, to the comfort and happiness of the full Gilbert relatives, they're ultimately to marry. To Adam, Rachel embodies the top values of Temple Fortune; she is blameless, traditional, and completely safe in her community--a position during which all people nonetheless is familiar with the whereabouts in their nursery college classmates. Marrying Rachel will cement Adam's position in a hot, inclusive kinfolk he loves.

But because the sizeable equipment of the marriage gathers momentum, Adam feels the 1st faint touches of claustrophobia, and while Rachel's more youthful cousin Ellie Schneider strikes domestic from ny, she unsettles Adam greater than he'd care to confess. Ellie--beautiful, susceptible, and fiercely independent--offers a liberation that he hadn't identified existed: a freedom from the loving interference and problematic parochialism of North West London. Adam reveals himself wondering every thing, unexpectedly torn among defense and excitement, culture and independence. What may perhaps he be lacking by way of staying as regards to home?

Francesca Segal was once born in London and studied at Oxford and Harvard collage prior to turning into a journalist and critic. Her paintings has seemed in Granta, The Guardian, and The Observer, between different courses. for 3 years she wrote the Debut Fiction Column in The Observer and has been a good points author at Tatler. She divides her time among London and New York.

"With understated wit, empathy and a cinematic eye of element, Segal brings alive a number of characters so powerful for you to simply think them onscreen... A successful debut novel."
--People

"Inspired through The Age of Innocence, Segal's booklet is hotter, funnier, and paints a extra dynamic and human portrait of a practical group that could be a outstanding juxtaposition to Wharton's chilly social strata."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A artful homage... [Segal] writes with enticing warmth."
--Entertainment Weekly, Grade: B+

"Readers who take pleasure in fast moving, lightly satirical literary novels, fanatics of Allegra Goodman, and publication crew contributors will discover a Shabbat dinner's worthy of noshing during this comprehensive debut novel."
--Library Journal

"An emotionally and intellectually astute debut."
--Kirkus

"[A] pleasant first novel... clever, witty and observant."
--The London Times

"Segal writes with an understated elegance."
--The Observer (UK)

"The Innocents is written with knowledge and deliciously sophisticated wit... it is a splendidly readable novel: based, comprehensive, and romantic."
--Andre Aciman, writer of Out of Egypt, Call Me by means of Your Name, and Alibis

"A relocating, humorous, richly drawn story... jam-packed with genuine pleasures and unforeseen knowledge, this booklet sweeps you along."
--Esther Freud, writer of Love Falls and Lucky Break

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By Francesca Segal

*** Winner of the 2012 Costa First Novel Award *** "It is irresistible this novel's wit, grace, and charm."
--Lauren Groff, writer of The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia

A clever and slyly humorous story of affection, temptation, confusion, and dedication; a victorious and fantastically achieved recasting of Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence.

Newly engaged and unthinkingly self-satisfied, twenty-eight-year-old Adam Newman is the prize trap of Temple Fortune, a small, tight-knit Jewish suburb of London. He has been relationship Rachel Gilbert on the grounds that they have been either 16 and now, to the comfort and happiness of the full Gilbert relatives, they're ultimately to marry. To Adam, Rachel embodies the top values of Temple Fortune; she is blameless, traditional, and completely safe in her community--a position during which all people nonetheless is familiar with the whereabouts in their nursery college classmates. Marrying Rachel will cement Adam's position in a hot, inclusive kinfolk he loves.

But because the sizeable equipment of the marriage gathers momentum, Adam feels the 1st faint touches of claustrophobia, and while Rachel's more youthful cousin Ellie Schneider strikes domestic from ny, she unsettles Adam greater than he'd care to confess. Ellie--beautiful, susceptible, and fiercely independent--offers a liberation that he hadn't identified existed: a freedom from the loving interference and problematic parochialism of North West London. Adam reveals himself wondering every thing, unexpectedly torn among defense and excitement, culture and independence. What may perhaps he be lacking by way of staying as regards to home?

Francesca Segal was once born in London and studied at Oxford and Harvard collage prior to turning into a journalist and critic. Her paintings has seemed in Granta, The Guardian, and The Observer, between different courses. for 3 years she wrote the Debut Fiction Column in The Observer and has been a good points author at Tatler. She divides her time among London and New York.

"With understated wit, empathy and a cinematic eye of element, Segal brings alive a number of characters so powerful for you to simply think them onscreen... A successful debut novel."
--People

"Inspired through The Age of Innocence, Segal's booklet is hotter, funnier, and paints a extra dynamic and human portrait of a practical group that could be a outstanding juxtaposition to Wharton's chilly social strata."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A artful homage... [Segal] writes with enticing warmth."
--Entertainment Weekly, Grade: B+

"Readers who take pleasure in fast moving, lightly satirical literary novels, fanatics of Allegra Goodman, and publication crew contributors will discover a Shabbat dinner's worthy of noshing during this comprehensive debut novel."
--Library Journal

"An emotionally and intellectually astute debut."
--Kirkus

"[A] pleasant first novel... clever, witty and observant."
--The London Times

"Segal writes with an understated elegance."
--The Observer (UK)

"The Innocents is written with knowledge and deliciously sophisticated wit... it is a splendidly readable novel: based, comprehensive, and romantic."
--Andre Aciman, writer of Out of Egypt, Call Me by means of Your Name, and Alibis

"A relocating, humorous, richly drawn story... jam-packed with genuine pleasures and unforeseen knowledge, this booklet sweeps you along."
--Esther Freud, writer of Love Falls and Lucky Break

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A Hen for Izzy Pippik

By Aubrey Davis

Whilst Shaina reveals a powerful chicken, she is aware that Izzy Pippik, the hen's proprietor, is bound to come back for her. meanwhile, Shaina comes to a decision she is going to deal with the animal. but if dozens of eggs hatch and rowdy chickens scatter during the village, Shaina needs to struggle the full city if she has any wish of defending the birds. encouraged by means of Jewish and Islamic conventional texts, it is a attractive story approximately doing the fitting factor, even within the face of adversity.

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By Aubrey Davis

Whilst Shaina reveals a powerful chicken, she is aware that Izzy Pippik, the hen's proprietor, is bound to come back for her. meanwhile, Shaina comes to a decision she is going to deal with the animal. but if dozens of eggs hatch and rowdy chickens scatter during the village, Shaina needs to struggle the full city if she has any wish of defending the birds. encouraged by means of Jewish and Islamic conventional texts, it is a attractive story approximately doing the fitting factor, even within the face of adversity.

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God in Search of Man : A Philosophy of Judaism

By Abraham Joshua Heschel

Abraham Joshua Heschel used to be some of the most respected non secular leaders of the twentieth century, and God looking for guy and its better half volume, guy isn't Alone, of his most vital books, are classics of recent Jewish theology. God looking for Man combines scholarship with lucidity, reverence, and compassion as Dr. Heschel discusses now not man's look for God yet God's for man--the inspiration of a selected humans, an idea which, he writes, "signifies now not a caliber inherent within the humans yet a dating among the folks and God." it's a unprecedented description of the character of Biblical suggestion, and the way that suggestion turns into faith.

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By Abraham Joshua Heschel

Abraham Joshua Heschel used to be some of the most respected non secular leaders of the twentieth century, and God looking for guy and its better half volume, guy isn't Alone, of his most vital books, are classics of recent Jewish theology. God looking for Man combines scholarship with lucidity, reverence, and compassion as Dr. Heschel discusses now not man's look for God yet God's for man--the inspiration of a selected humans, an idea which, he writes, "signifies now not a caliber inherent within the humans yet a dating among the folks and God." it's a unprecedented description of the character of Biblical suggestion, and the way that suggestion turns into faith.

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Who Will Lament Her?: The Feminine and the Fantastic in the Book of Nahum (Library Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies)

By Laurel Lanner

It is no surprise that non-academic bible readers mostly forget about Nahum. Comprising just a couple of pages, it truly is simply neglected in the course of the twelve Minor Prophets. while a reader does cease in passing, the booklet seems to be short, brutish, and uncomfortably violent. having a look extra heavily, although, readers could detect echoes of alternative a lot better prophets, equivalent to Isaiah and Ezekiel, even perhaps of the Psalms, and finish that the publication is a slightly second-rate pastiche of different writings, even if a few really incredible poetry is woven into it. Who Will Lament Her? takes a clean examine Nahum. It explores extra the presence of the female within the ebook of Nahum, the level to which it really is found in the textual content, how the constitution of the textual content makes the female either current and absent, and the potential the reason why this is often so. Lanner takes methodological ways. the 1st units out to teach that it's attainable female deity is found in the textual content of Nahum. the second one procedure engages 3 theories of the literary excellent with the textual content, taking into account the findings of the historic and exegetical paintings. utilizing those ways hand in hand leads to a clean interpreting of Nahum. >

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By Laurel Lanner

It is no surprise that non-academic bible readers mostly forget about Nahum. Comprising just a couple of pages, it truly is simply neglected in the course of the twelve Minor Prophets. while a reader does cease in passing, the booklet seems to be short, brutish, and uncomfortably violent. having a look extra heavily, although, readers could detect echoes of alternative a lot better prophets, equivalent to Isaiah and Ezekiel, even perhaps of the Psalms, and finish that the publication is a slightly second-rate pastiche of different writings, even if a few really incredible poetry is woven into it. Who Will Lament Her? takes a clean examine Nahum. It explores extra the presence of the female within the ebook of Nahum, the level to which it really is found in the textual content, how the constitution of the textual content makes the female either current and absent, and the potential the reason why this is often so. Lanner takes methodological ways. the 1st units out to teach that it's attainable female deity is found in the textual content of Nahum. the second one procedure engages 3 theories of the literary excellent with the textual content, taking into account the findings of the historic and exegetical paintings. utilizing those ways hand in hand leads to a clean interpreting of Nahum. >

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