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The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel

Steven Fine · Harvard University Press
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

The menorah, the seven-branched candelabrum, has traversed millennia as a living symbol of Judaism and the Jewish people. Naturally, it did not pass through the ages unaltered. The Menorah explores the cultural and intellectual history of the Western world's oldest continuously used...
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The People and the Books: 18 Classics of Jewish Literature

Adam Kirsch · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

An essential exploration of a rich literary tradition from the Bible to modern times, by a "rare literary authority" (New York Times Book Review) . Jews have long embraced their identity as "the people of the book." But outside of the Bible, much of the Jewish literary...
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Aliens: The World's Leading Scientists on the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Jim Al-Khalili · Picador
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

In these lively and fascinating essays, scientists from around the world weigh in on the latest advances in the search for intelligent life in the universe and discuss just what that might look like. Since 2000, science has seen a surge in data and interest on several fronts related to E.T....
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The Tao of Abundance: Eight Ancient Principles for Abundant Living

Laurence G Boldt · Penguin/Arkana
Pages: 353
Format: Paperback

Through his intelligent, appealing integration of Eastern philosophy and practical advice, Laurence G. Boldt has helped thousands of readers find personal satisfaction in their work and personal lives. Now he applies these principles to the subject of abundance: How do we achieve material...
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Wiccan Beliefs & Practices: With Rituals for Solitaries & Covens

Gary Cantrell · Llewellyn
Pages: 312
Format: Paperback

Modern Wicca is a vibrant, uplifting nature religion practiced by hundreds of thousands of people in the United States alone. But wearing "witchy" jewelry and casting a few spells does not make one a witch, for Wicca is a lifestyle and those who walk its path have solemnly dedicated...
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Meditation Secrets for Women: Discovering Your Passion, Pleasure, and Inner Peace

Camille Maurine · HarperSanFrancisco
Pages: 292
Format: Book

Finally - an approach to meditation especially for women!The benefits of meditations are manifold - but so few practices are tailored to the special needs and interests of women. Now, with Meditation Secrets for Women, you can discover how to love your body and find a time and place to tune...
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The Genius of Judaism

Bernard-Henri Lévy · Random House
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

From world-renowned public intellectual Bernard-Henri Lévy comes an incisive and provocative look at the heart of Judaism. For more than four decades, Bernard-Henri Lévy has been a singular figure on the world stage - one of the great moral voices of our time. Now Europe's foremost...
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The Aliens Are Coming!: The Extraordinary Science Behind Our Search for Life in the Universe

Ben Miller · The Experiment
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Actor and bestselling science writer Ben Miller takes readers to the cutting edge of one of the greatest questions of all: Is there life beyond Earth? For millennia, we have looked up at the stars and wondered whether we are alone in the universe, but in the last few years - as our probes...
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Letters to a Young Muslim

Omar Saif Ghobash · Picador
Pages: 244
Format: Print book

From the Ambassador of the UAE to Russia comes Letters to a Young Muslim, a bold and intimate exploration of what it means to be a Muslim in the twenty-first century.In a series of personal letters to his son, Omar Saif Ghobash offers a short and highly readable manifesto that tackles our current...
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God's Generals: The Military Lives of Moses, the Buddha, and Muhammad

Richard A. Gabriel · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Examines how the military experience of three religious founders shaped their spiritual legacy.It is one of the more startling facts of military history that the founders of three of the four "great religions" - Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam - were also accomplished field generals...
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For This We Left Egypt?: A Passover Haggadah for Jews and Those Who Love Them

Dave Barry · Flatiron Books
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

This is no ordinary Haggadah. If you've ever suffered through a Passover Seder, you're well aware of the fact that the entire evening can last as long as the exodus from Egypt itself. There are countless stories, dozens of blessings, and far too many hand-washings while the meal turns cold....
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Books of the People: Revisiting Classic Works of Jewish Thought

Yeshiva University Straus Center · MAGGID
Pages: 372
Format: Print book

The Jews have ever been a people molded by the written word. It is no coincidence, therefore, that certain texts have come to play key roles in the continuum of Jewish discourse. Books of the People: Revisiting Classic Works of Jewish Thought presents ten foundational books written between...
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The Jewish Wedding Now

ANITA DIAMANT · SCRIBNER
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Newly revised and updated, the definitive guide to planning a Jewish wedding, written by bestselling novelist Anita Diamant - author of The Red Tent and The Boston Girl - and one of the most respected writers of guides to contemporary Jewish life.This complete, easy-to-use guide explains...
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Village Atheists: How America's Unbelievers Made Their Way in a Godly Nation

Leigh Eric Schmidt · Princeton University Press
Pages: 360
Format: Print book

A much-maligned minority throughout American history, atheists have been cast as a threat to the nation's moral fabric, barred from holding public office, and branded as irreligious misfits in a nation chosen by God. Yet, village atheists--as these godless freethinkers came to be known...
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How the Wise Men Got to Chelm: The Life and Times of a Yiddish Folk Tradition

Ruth von Bernuth · New York University Press
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

When God created the world, so it is said, he sent out an angel with a bag of foolish souls with instructions to distribute them equally all over the world - one fool per town. But the angel's bag broke and all the souls spilled out onto the same spot. They built a settlement where...
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