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Clouds of Glory: Legends & Stories about Bible Times

By: Chaikin, Miriam

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, Clarion Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002748

ISBN: 039574654X

Condition: New in New dust jacket

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... View more info

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Does the World Need the Jews? Rethinking Chosenness and American Jewish Identity

By: Gordis, Daniel

Price: $14.72

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1997

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 003363

Condition: New in New dust jacket

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 in... View more info

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Small Worlds (Small Worlds Ser. )

By: Hoffman, Allen

Price: $9.23

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Abbeville Press, Incorporated: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000883

ISBN: 0789205823

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket

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... View more info

The Western Wall (Hakotel)

By: Ben-Dov, Meir; Naor, Mordechay; Anner, Zeev

Price: $11.04

Publisher: Israel, Ministry Of Defence - Publishing House: 1983

Seller ID: 002834

ISBN: 9650500553

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket

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, rel... View more info