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The Stream of Jewish Life [revised ed.]

By: Alofsin, Dorothy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Union of American Hebrew Congregations: 1947

Edition: 4th printing

Seller ID: 6833


(decorated cloth; no dust jacket) [nice solid copy, very clean, minimal shelfwear]. (B&W photographs) Published by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations; publication "made possible by the establishment of a fund for the publication of Jewish religious school literature by the National Federation of Temple Sisterhood." Very nice copy of the revised edition of this picaresque look at modern-day American Jewish life and institutions, as high-school sophomore Je... View more info

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You Never Call! You Never Write!: A History of the Jewish Mother

By: Antler, Joyce

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford/New York, Oxford University Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16209


[nice clean book with no discernible wear; jacket shows only light surface scratching]. (B&W photographs) In this book, the author "provides an illuminating and often amusing history of one of the best-known figures in popular culture -- the Jewish Mother. Whether drawn as self-sacrificing or manipulative, in countless films, novels, radio and television programs, stand-up comedy, and psychological and historical studies, she appears as a colossal figure, intensely... View more info

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The Rise of the Goldbergs

By: Berg, Gertrude; introduction by Eddie Cantor

Price: $500.00

Publisher: New York/Newark, Barse & Co.: (c.1931)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14896


(price-clipped) [a lightly-worn book, with a minor bump to the top rear corner and some slight dust-soiling to the top edge; jacket is bright and colorful, with some very minor paper loss at spine ends (no loss of text), some internal dampstaining to the rear panel with only negligible effect to the exterior]. (frontispiece photo of Gertrude Berg) "The Rise of the Goldbergs" (the title was eventually shortened to simply "The Goldbergs") debuted as a 15-m... View more info

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A History and Guide to Judaic Bibliography (Jewish Research Literature, Volume One)

By: Brisman, Shimeon

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Cincinnati/New York, Hebrew Union College Press/Ktav Publishing House Inc.: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10054


[nice tight clean copy, very light wear at spine ends; jacket has a tiny of bit of edgewear, small light stain on rear panel, and is folded off-center on the book]. (Bibliographica Judaica, 7) Series "This work describes in detail the major Judaic bibliographies from the time of Johannes Buxtorf to 1975. Each of the chapters deals with a specific type of bibliography -- general, catalogs, bio-bibliographies, subject bibliographies,Judaica, bibliographic periodicals... View more info

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Geonica: Part II: Genizah Studies [Volume 2 (of 2) only]

By: Ginzberg, Louis

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Hermon Press: [1968]

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 10268


[nice tight copy, small stain and mild soiling on top edge, light browning to fore-edge; jacket browned at spine and edges, small snag at front hinge, a couple of tears at edges of rear panel]. (Texts and Studies of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Vol. II) Series NOTE that this is the second volume (of two): Volume II only. The first volume was a survey of the literary activity of the Geonim in the field of Halakah. "The second volume consists of 47 hal... View more info

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Rabbi and Priest: A Story

By: Goldsmith, Milton

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America: 1936 (c.1891)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 13837


(brown cloth, no dust jacket) [moderately worn copy, light bumping at a couple of corners, a few very slightly scrunched lower page corners, gilt spine lettering rubbed but still readable; attractive custom vintage bookplate on front pastedown, previous owner's name/address on ffep]. Reprint of a novel first published in 1891, and, according to the author's original introduction, based on the story told to him by a Russian refugee named Joseph Kierson of "the terribl... View more info

Image for The Bostoner Rebbetzin Remembers: Rebbetzin Raichel Horowitz of Boston/Har Nof recalls Jewish Life in Poland, America and Israel

The Bostoner Rebbetzin Remembers: Rebbetzin Raichel Horowitz of Boston/Har Nof recalls Jewish Life in Poland, America and Israel

By: Horowitz, Raichel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Brooklyn NY, Mesorah Publications Inc.: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6981


[minor shelfwear, library name stamp on ffep but NO other library marks of any sort, also a previous owner's last name in ink on ffep; jacket shows just a trace of surface wear]. (B&W photographs) (In the "ArtScroll History Series"). "The word 'Boston' conjures many images in the minds of Americans. To Jews, it has its own flavor. It means chassidic fervor, unbounded love for fellow Jews, and an inability to say no to a Jew in pain or need. The Bostoner Rebbe... View more info

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Memories of the Kirschner Family

By: Kirschner, Isadore L.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: (n.p.), (Privately Published): [1984]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12748


(no dust jacket, as issued) [moderate soiling and external wear]. (B&W photographs) Nicely-done, well-illustrated history of the author's immediate family -- primarily his father and mother and his four brothers. His father emigrated from Russia to the United States in 1906, settling first in Philadelphia; later the family lived in Wildwood, New Jersey. (There was also a Chicago branch of the family, that of his father's brother.) Although inescapably anecdotal, the bo... View more info

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Only One Life: A Story of Missionary Resilience: Biography of Lena Rosenberg

By: Kuschnir, Vera

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Broken Arrow OK, Slavic Christian Publishing USA: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12116


[nice clean copy, minor edgewear, a couple of lines of information on copyright page lined through (but still readable)]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) "A compilation from archives and memory," by one of her granddaughters, telling the life story of the founder and director of the American-European Bethel Mission. View more info

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The Royal Reach: Discourses on the Jewish Tradition and the World Today

By: Lamm, Norman

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Philipp Feldheim Inc.: (c.1970)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9927


[nice copy, very light spotting on top edge but no significant wear; jacket shows a bit of soiling here and there]. "Rabbi Lamm, one of the most eloquent expositors of modern Orthodox Judaism, offers insights from the Jewish tradition on a wide array of subjects from the Quest for the Supernatural to the Ethics of Protest, the conquest of the moon to the problems of the Six Day War, Jewish Mothers to the Pursuit of Fun." View more info

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Playing with Fire: One Woman's Remarkable Odyssey

By: Mordechai, Tova; edited by Fayge Silverman

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Brooklyn NY, Bp: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10065


[nice tight copy, bottom corners bumped but otherwise no significant wear, previous owner's bookplate on ffep; jacket shows just mild handling wear]. (B&W photographs) The author "was born Tonica Marlow to a British evangelist father and an Egyptian Jewish mother. At the time of her birth, her father was already a full-fledged Protestant minister with an established congregation, and their household revolved exclusively around the church. At the age of sixteen, Tov... View more info

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A Vase for a Flower: Tales of an Antique Dealer [*SIGNED*]

By: Pinkus, Denny

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1989)

Edition: 1st U.S. edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12029


[nice clean copy, very light bumping at a couple of corners; jacket shows a bit of soiling, a few tiny edge-tears, nothing significant]. INSCRIBED ("To _______ / My very best wishes / and a big Shalom / from Israel") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep, dated Oct. 1992. "In the tradition of Sholom Aleichem and Isaac Bashevis Singer, [this book] makes a fresh and engaging contribution to the rich treasury of modern Jewish writing. Set in modern Israel, the... View more info

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The Code of Maimonides, Book Thirteen: The Book of Civil Laws

By: Rabinowitz, Jacob J., translator

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10412


[solid clean copy, light browning to page edges but otherwise virtually unworn; jacket very browned at spine and along edges, minor paper loss at top of spine, otherwise clean and intact]. (Yale Judaica Series, Vol. II) Series "This volume offers the first translation ever made of Book Thirteen of The Code of Maimonides. Compiled in the latter part of the twelfh century, this monumental work of Maimonides is the most authoritative and complete restatement of Jewis... View more info

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The Kashrus Manual: A Compendium of Laws and Customs

By: Rubenstein, Shmuel

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press Incorporated: 2000

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 20576


[book is clean and flawless; jacket shows only light surface rubbing]. (pen and ink drawings) This book "takes you on a journey of discovery into the fascinating world of the Jewish dietary laws and their implementation in modern times. It explains in every detail everything you have ever wanted to know about kashrus and it opens your eyes to many issues and kashrus practices that most people are unaware of." (Most of the text is in English, with selected passa... View more info

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Awake & Singing: 7 Classic Plays from the American Jewish Repertoire

By: Schiff, Ellen, ed.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Mentor Books: (c.1995)

Edition: Book Club Edition?

Seller ID: 21057


[nice square clean copy, appears unread, no discernible wear to book; jacket just a tiny bit crinkled at spine ends, very slight wear to bottom corners of spine panel]. Collects the following plays: "Welcome Stranger" (1920) by Aaron Hoffman; "Counsellor-at-Law" (1931) by Elmer Rice; "Awake and Sing!" (1935) by Clifford Odets; "Morning Star" (1940) by Sylvia Regan; "Home of the Brave" (1945) by Arthur Laurents; "The Cold Wind ... View more info

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Rabbi Jonah ben Abraham of Gerona: His Life and Ethical Works

By: Shrock, (Rabbi Dr.) A.T.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Edward Goldston: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10177


(price-clipped) [nice copy, mild soiling to top edge, bottom corners bumped, private library stamp on ffep; jacket moderately soiled, worn at edges, minor paper loss here and there (notably at top of spine), discoloration to spine]. "Jonah ben Abraham of Gerona was a famous Spanish Rabbi of the Middle Ages. Thanks to his ethical works, which were reprinted again and again, his name has for centuries been a household word in pious Jewish circles. This book is an att... View more info

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Adjustment of Law to Life in Rabbinic Literature

By: Zucrow, Solomon

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, The Stratford Company: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18388


[nice-looking book, gilt lettering on spine and front cover bright as new, slight bumping to bottom corners, shallow dent at edge of rear cover, light soiling to fore-edge; jacket a bit tattered, tears/chips at all corners, about one inch paper loss to base of spine]. The author undertakes in this book to address the "most serious maladjustment between life and religion" that he feels to be manifest in American Judaism. As the jacket blurb states: "Even th... View more info