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  • Useful enemiesUseful enemies : America's open-door policy for Nazi war criminals

    Rashke, RIchard.

    How American politicians and the U.S. military recruited "useful" Nazi war criminals to work for the United States in Europe as spies, and slipped them into America through loopholes in U.S. immigration policy--the same policy that was used to prevent countless Jewish refugees from reaching American shores. Includes index and endnotes.

  • Genius & anxietyGenius & anxiety : how Jews changed the world, 1847-1947

    Lebrecht, Norman.

    From mid 19th to mid 20th centuries, a handful of Jewish men and women changed the way we see the world. Some are well-known--Marx, Freud, Einstein, Proust, Kafka. Others have vanished from memory, but without them there would be no blood transfusions, chemotherapy, and more. These visionaries also shared a certain angst about their place in the world; they not only influenced their world, the world influenced them. Includes endnotes, bibliography, and index.

  • The tremble of loveThe tremble of love : a novel of the Baal Shem Tov

    guzman, Ani.

    A reimagining of the 18th century revered and revolutionary mystic, Rabbi Yisroel ben Eliezar, known as the Baal Shem Tov. His "irreverent" practices threatened the established authorities, earning their enmity, as his community of followers grew.

  • America's Jewish womenAmerica's Jewish women : a history from colonial times to today

    Nadell, Pamela S.

    How Jewish women have been at the forefront, fighting for causes such as trade unions, suffrage, civil rights, feminism, and Jewish rights around the world. Some of the women discussed are labor organizer Bessie Hillman, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Grace Nathan and her great-granddaughter Emma Lazarus, and scores of other activists, workers, wives and mothers. Winner of the Book of the Year, American Jewish Book Award, 2019. Includes index and endnotes.

  • Who is Ruth Bader Ginsburg?Who is Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

    Demote, Patricia Brennan.

    The life of the baton-twirling teenager who performed at school football games, who became a tireless fighter for gender equality and civil rights, and the second woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court and then the "cultural icon" known as "Notorious RBG." Includes timelines.

  • The Passover HaggadahThe Passover Haggadah : an ancient story for modern families

    Tablet Magazine.

    A Haggadah for today's American Jewish family that wants a seder guide that is both traditional and of the moment, true to the text first codified in the tenth century, while providing sharp commentary from contemporary sages such as Howard Jacobson and Liel Leibovitz.

  • The Art of Cantillation, Volume 2The Art of Cantillation, Volume 2 : A step-by-step guide to chanting Haftarah and M'gillot

    Portnoy, Marshall.

    Includes 2 Compact Discs.

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  • Joseph and the way of forgivenessJoseph and the way of forgiveness : a Biblical tale retold

    Mitchell, Stephen.

    Mitchell's novelistic version of the biblical story of Joseph.

  • A guide to the complexA guide to the complex : contemporary halakhic debates

    Brody, Shlomo M.

    Scholars across an ideological spectrum are cited in over a hundred halachic discussions, on matters such as: abortion of a Tay-Sachs fetus, stem cell research, organ donation, fertility treatment, vaccinations, DNA testing, internet on Shabbat, hunting, gambling, women rabbis, land for peace, conversion, and many more. Winner 2014 National Jewish Book Awards: Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice.

  • Resurrecting HebrewResurrecting Hebrew

    Stavans, Ilan.

    Tells the story of Eliezer Ben Yehuda, creator of the modern Hebrew language.

  • Eliezer Ben Yehuda, the father of modern HebrewEliezer Ben Yehuda, the father of modern Hebrew

    Drucker, Malka.

    A biography of the man who resurrected Hebrew, lost for 2000 years except for reading and writing, as an everyday language, thus uniting Jews of the modern world by providing a common tongue.

  • A gallery of Zionist profilesA gallery of Zionist profiles

    Lipsky, Louis, 1876-1963.

    Includes biographies of Theodor Herzl, Max Nordau, David Wolffsohn, Chaim Weizmann, Nahum Sokolow, Menahem Ussishkin, Shmarya Levin, leo Motzkin, Victor Jacobson, Zev Jabotinsky, Chaim Nachman Bialik, Ahad ha-am, Robert Stricker, Eliezer Kaplan, Pinchas Rutenberg, Eliezer Ben Yehuda, Naphtali Herz Imber, Henriette Szold, Stephen S. Wise, Louis D. Brandeis, Jacob De Haas, Judah L. Magnes, Solomon Schechter, Hirsch Masliansky, Abraham Goldberg, Joseph Seff, and Cyrus Adler.

  • Tongue of the prophetsTongue of the prophets : the life story of Eliezer Ben Yehuda

    St. John, Robert, 1902-2003.

    (Check Stacks).

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