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Author: Goodman, Martin, 1953-.
Title: A history of Judaism / by Martin Goodman.
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2019.
ISBN: 9780141038216 (pbk.) :
Pages: 623 p. : pbk : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm.
Subject: Judaism -- History.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary: A panoramic history of Judaism from its origins to the present Judaism is by some distance the oldest of the three Abrahamic religions. A History of Judaism ranges from Judaism's inception amidst polytheistic societies in the second and first millennia, through the Jerusalem Temple cult in the centuries preceding its destruction, to the rabbis, mystics and messiahs of medieval and early modern times and, finally, the many expressions of the modern and contemporary Jewish worlds. Throughout, Martin Goodman shows how Judaism has been made and remade over the millennia by individuals as well as communities, and shaped by the cultures and philosophies in which Jews have been immersed.
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Author: Shapiro, Dani.
Title: Inheritance : a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love / by Dani Shapiro.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
ISBN: 9781524732714 (hardcover) :
Pages: 247 pages ; hardcover ; 22 cm.
Subject: Shapiro, Dani.
Subject: Women novelists, American -- Biography.
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Jewish women -- United States -- Biography.
Summary: "The acclaimed and beloved author of Hourglass now gives us a new memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets--a real-time exploration of the staggering discovery she made last year about her father, and her struggle to piece together the hidden the story of her own life"--
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Author: Lindahl, Julie Catterson.
Title: The pendulum : a granddaughter's search for her family's forbidden Nazi past / by Julie Lindahl.
Publisher: Lanham Boulder New York London : Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.
ISBN: 9781538111932 (cloth : alk. paper) :
Pages: xii, 243 pages ; hardcover ; 24 cm.
Subject: Grandchildren of war criminals -- Germany -- Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Atrocities.
Grandchildren of war criminals.
National socialism - Moral and ethical aspects.
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary: "This powerful memoir traces Brazilian-born American Julie Lindahl's journey to uncover her grandparents' role in WWII as she is driven to understand why they became members of Hitler's elite, the SS. Out of the unbearable heart of the story--the unclaimed guilt that devours a family through generations--emerges an unflinching will to learn the truth"--
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Author: Maxwell, Nancy Kalikow.
Title: Typically Jewish / by Nancy Kalikow Maxwell.
Publisher: Philadelphia : The Jewish Publication Society, 2019.
ISBN: 9780827613027 :
Pages: xxiii, 315 pages ; pbk ; 23 cm.
Subject: Jews -- United States -- Identity.
Judaism -- United States.
Summary: "In eight "trait" chapters --Worrying, Kvelling, Dying, Noshing, Laughing, Detecting, Dwelling, and Joining-- "more deli than deity" writer Nancy Kalikow Maxwell offers ancient and contemporary insight into what it means to be "typically Jewish" today in America. The following "Typically Jewish, Atypically Fun" Discussion Guide gets participants schmoozing on how they live, love, work, eat, and even plan to die as Jews." --
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Author: Morgan, MaSovaida.
Title: Pocket Jerusalem & Tel Aviv : top sights, local experiences / by MaSovaida Morgan, Michael Grosberg, Anita Isalska.
Publisher: Carlton, Victoria : Lonely Planet, 2019.
ISBN: 9781788683364 (pbk.) :
Pages: 192 pages : pbk : illustrations (colour), maps (colour) ; 16 cm + 1 map (folded).
Subject: Jerusalem -- Guidebooks.
Tel Aviv (Israel) -- Guidebooks.
Israel - Guidebooks.
Add. Entries: Grosberg, Michael.
Isalska, Anita.
Note: "With pull-out map"--Cover.
Includes fold-out map attached to inside back cover by perforated strip.
Map: Inner Jerusalem map at scale 1:6,200 -- inset map of Mount of Olives ; on verso: German colony map -- Greater Jerusalem map -- need to know -- top sights -- index.
Note: Includes index.
Summary: Get straight to the heart of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Perfect for a short break or a weekend away, this concise, practical and easy-to-use guide is packed with Jerusalem and Tel Aviv's best sights, itineraries and local secrets to help you create a memorable trip.
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Author: Dorling Kindersley Travel Staff.
Title: Jerusalem, Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
Publisher: London, UK : DK, 2019.
ISBN: 9780241360057 :
Pages: 288 p. : pbk : col. ill. photo. map.
Subject: Jerusalem - Guidebooks.
Israel - Guidebooks.
Middle East - Jerusalem.
Summary: Tour the fascinating sites of Jerusalem's Old City, sample eclectic Israeli cuisine in vibrant Tel Aviv, or soak in the salty waters of the Dead Sea: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within color-coded chapters. Discover the best of the Holy Land with this indispensable travel guide.
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Author: Ross, Arthur.
Title: Communal solidarity : immigration, settlement, and social welfare in Winnipeg's Jewish community, 1882-1930 / by Arthur Ross.
Publisher: Winnipeg, MB : University of Manitoba Press, 2019.
ISBN: 9780887558375 :
Pages: 326 p. : pbk : photo.
Subject: Jews - Manitoba - Winnipeg - History.
Jews - Services for - Manitoba - Winnipeg - History.
Community life - Manitoba - Winnipeg - History.
Immigrants - Manitoba - Winnipeg - History.
Jews - Social conditions.
Summary: Between 1882 and 1930 approximately 9,800 Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe settled in Winnipeg. Newly arrived Jewish immigrants began to establish secular mutual aid societies, organizations based on egalitarian principles of communal solidarity that dealt with the pervasive problem of economic insecurity by providing financial relief to their members. The organization of mutual aid societies accelerated the development of a vibrant secular public sphere in Winnipeg's Jewish community in which decisions about the provision of social welfare were decided democratically based on the authority and participation of the people. "Communal Solidarity: Immigration, Settlement, and Social Welfare in Winnipeg's Jewish Community, 1882-1930" looks at the development of Winnipeg's Jewish community and the network of institutions and organizations they established to provide income assistance, health care, institutional care for children and the elderly, and immigrant aid to reunite families.
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Author: Horowitz, Roger.
Title: Kosher USA : how coke became kosher and other tales of modern food / by Roger Horowitz.
Publisher: Chichester, N.Y : Columbia University Press, c2016.
ISBN: 9780231158336 :
Pages: 303 p. :pbk ; 23 cm.
Series: Arts and traditions of the table: perspectives in culinary history
Subject: Jews -- Dietary laws.
Kosher food -- United States.
Jewish cooking.
Kosher food industry.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary: "The history of how a set of ancient laws and regulations adapted to modern practices of American food production and foodways"--
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Author: Eisen, Max.
Title: By chance alone : a remarkable true story of courage and survival at Auschwitz / by Max Eisen.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : HarperCollins, 2016.
ISBN: 9781443448536 :
Pages: xii, 276 pages : pbk : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm.
Subject: Eisen, Max.
Subject: Auschwitz (Concentration camp) -- Biography.
Subject: Jews, Czech -- Canada -- Biography.
Jews -- Czechoslovakia -- Biography.
Holocaust survivors -- Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Czechoslovakia.
Concentration camp inmates -- Poland -- Oswiecim -- Biography.
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary: This autobiography of Canadian Max Eisen details the rural Hungarian deportations to Auschwitz-Birkenau, back-breaking slave labour in Auschwitz I, the infamous 'death march' of January 1945, the painful aftermath of liberation, and a journey of physical and psychological healing.
Awards: Canada Reads winner, 2019
RBC Taylor Prize Finalist, 2017
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Author: Shaffier, Miiko.
Title: Learn to read Hebrew in 6 weeks! / by Miiko Shaffier.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Shefer Publishing, 2016.
ISBN: 9780997867503
Pages: 116 p. :pbk : col. ill ; 25.5 cm.
Subject: Hebrew language - Alphabet - Study and teaching - English speakers.
Hebrew language - Reading - Study and teaching - English speakers.
Hebrew language - Self-instruction.
Hebrew language.
Summary: The Hebrew alphabet can look intimidating, but this book will have you reading it in 6 weeks. Even people who have tried other books without success have learned to read Hebrew using this book. Fun memory tricks make it super simple to remember the sounds of the letters. The cheerful style of the book is great for adults and children alike, and the charming illustrations make learning Hebrew a pleasure.
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Author: Hantman, Shoshana.
Title: Passover parodies : short plays for the seder table / by Shoshana Hantman.
Publisher: Katonah, N.Y : Sidney Books, 2014.
ISBN: 9780991351220 :
Pages: 215 p. :pbk ; 23 cm.
Subject: Passover - Drama.
Fasts and feasts - Judaism - Drama.
Summary: These plays are inspired by the traditional Purim parody, or shpiel, which has been a Jewish satirical outlet for centuries. If shpiels are fun on Purim, they'll be fun on Passover, but more importantly, they will stimulate new discussions, new ideas, and new creativity.
Awards: Independent Publisher Book Award, 2014
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