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The Western Wall (Hakotel)
Ben-Dov, Meir; Naor, Mordechay; Anner, Zeev
11.04 USD
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Clouds of Glory: Legends & Stories about Bible Times
Chaikin, Miriam
9.20 USD
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Small Worlds (Small Worlds Ser. )
Hoffman, Allen
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1 Ben-Dov, Meir; Naor, Mordechay; Anner, Zeev The Western Wall (Hakotel)
9650500553 / 9789650500559; What is the secret of the Western Wall? The simple, accepted answer is that it is the only remnant of the Temple which was destroyed by Titus and, as such, it is a memorial monument of Israel's days of religious and national glory in its own land. A more complicated answer is that the Wall is a symbol of the Jewish people which, like the wall, stands firm. This volume is intended to collect all the available information - ancient, historical and modern - on the Wall under one roof with an eye to the future. There has never appeared a volume which embraces history, archeology, architecture, religion, tradition, law and custom, travellers' accounts from ancient times until today, folk-tales, the struggle for the Wall from the end of the nineteenth century, the liberation of the Wall, the design of the new piazza, flora and fauna, literature and art, and a wide-ranging bibliography. This is all included, and the book is well-illustrated in black & white and color photographs, illustrations, and drawings. 245 pages including a select bibliography. The corners are lightly worn, and on the jacket there are a few small tears, a 3/4" tear at the top front, and a 1/2" tear at the bottom. The tears are repaired and the jacket is in a protective cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
Ministry Of Defence - Publishing House
Israel, 1983, 
Hardcover
Very Good in Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs and Drawings; 
002834; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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2 Chaikin, Miriam Clouds of Glory: Legends & Stories about Bible Times
039574654X / 9780395746547; Where is God? Who are the angels? The Bible holds the answers to questions and puzzles raised in Bible text - if only you know how to look. The body of Jewish literature known as Midrash, which in Hebrew means "to search and explain, " consists of stories that have arisen to answer such perplexing questions. Established rabbinic Midrashim about the Book of Genesis are here retold with freshness, wit, and clarity. Chaikin recasts the Creation story, the story of Cain and Abel, the legend of Satan's fall from grace, the Emerald Book of Secrets, and many other Midrashim in a new narrative light. David Frampton's masterful woodcut illustrations in full color illuminate Miriam Chaikin's charming retellings. The world she creates lives on. Includes notes and references, and books for further reading. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Clarion Books
New York, 1998, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Frampton, David; 
002748; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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Does the World Need the Jews? Rethinking Chosenness and American Jewish Identity, Gordis, Daniel
3 Gordis, Daniel Does the World Need the Jews? Rethinking Chosenness and American Jewish Identity
What would happen if the world woke up one day and there were simply no Jews left? Would the world be worse off? In this book, Rabbi Daniel Gordis suggests that one of the chief sources of malaise among contemporary Jews is that many cannot answer this critical question. Though many Jewish community leaders now speak of an American Jewish "continuity crisis, " Gordis sees a very different problem. The issue, he argues, is not continuity, but identity. American Jews simply have no conception of why they matter or what their tradition stands for. Includes glossary, further reading and index. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Simon & Schuster
New York, 1997, First Printing
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


003363; 
Price: 14.72 USD
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4 Hoffman, Allen Small Worlds (Small Worlds Ser. )
0789205823 / 9780789205827; This is the first volume in the "Small Worlds" series. It takes place in 1903 and introduces the wondrous rebbe of Krimsk - a small Hasidic settlement in Eastern Europe. Secluded in his study for the past five years, the beloved rebbe suddenly emerges on the eve of Tisha B'Av, the holiday commemorating the destruction of the holy Temple in Jeruselum. His congregants are overjoyed to see him, but their joy is to be short-lived, for this holiday at the dawn of the twentieth century will be marked by strange and momentous events that will change their lives forever. There is a spot on the front where a sticky label was attached. Remainder. 279 pages, no marks or tears. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Abbeville Press, Incorporated
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1999, First Edition
Trade Paperback
Fine with no dust jacket


000883; 
Price: 9.23 USD
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