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The Brothers of Auschwitz: A heartbreaking and unforgettable hist...
by Malka Adler

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English

Pages

374

Publication Date

November 07, 2019

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<h2><em>My brother鈥檚 tears left a delicate, clean line on his face. I stroked his cheek, whispered, it鈥檚 really you鈥?lt;/em></h2><p>Dov and Yitzhak live in a small village in the mountains of Hungary, isolated both from the world and from the horrors of the war.</p><p>But one day in 1944, everything changes. The Nazis storm the homes of the Jewish villagers and inform them they have one hour. One hour before the train will take them to Auschwitz.</p><p>Six decades later, from the safety of their living rooms at home in Israel, the brothers finally break their silence to a friend who will never let their stories be forgotten.</p><p><strong>Malka Adler鈥檚 extraordinary biographical novel of a family separated by the Holocaust and their harrowing journey back to each other is based on interviews with the brothers she grew up with by the Sea of Galilee.</strong></p><p><strong>When they decided to tell their story, she was the only one they would talk to.</strong></p><p><strong>Told in a poetic style reminiscent of Margaret Atwood, this is a visceral yet essential read for those who have found strength, solace and above all, hope, in books like <em>The Choice</em>, <em>The Librarian of Auschwitz</em>, and <em>The Tattooist of Auschwitz</em>.</strong></p><h2>Praise for <em>The Brothers of Auschwitz</em></h2><p>鈥?lt;strong>I sat down and read this within a few hours</strong>, my wife is now reading it and it is bringing tears to her eyes鈥?Amazon reviewer</p><p>鈥楾he story is so incredible and <strong>the author writes so beautifully</strong> that it is impossible to stay indifferent. I gave the book to my mom and she called me after she finished crying and telling me how much she loved it鈥?Amazon reviewer</p><p>鈥業t is <strong>a book we all must read</strong>, read in order to know 鈥?It is harsh, enthralling, earth-shattering, rattling 鈥?but we must. And nothing less鈥?Aliza Ziegler, Editor-in-Chief at Proza Books, Yedioth Ahronoth Publishing House</p><p>鈥?lt;strong>Great courage</strong> is needed to write as Adler does 鈥?without softening, without beautifying, without leaving any room to imagination鈥櫬燳ehudith Rotem, <em>Haaretz</em> newspaper</p><p>鈥楾his is <strong>a book we are not allowed not to read</strong>鈥?Leah Roditi, <em>At聽Magazine</em></p>
Man's Search for Meaning
by Viktor E. Frankl

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English

Pages

188

Publication Date

June 01, 2006

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Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl's theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos ("meaning")-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.<br /><br />At the time of Frankl's death in 1997,聽<i>Man's Search for Meaning</i>聽had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a "book that made a difference in your life" found聽<i>Man's Search for Meaning</i>聽among the ten most influential books in America.
A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23
by W. Phillip Keller

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English

Pages

131

Publication Date

August 17, 2008

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<p><strong>A fresh new update to the beloved classic聽<em>A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23.</em></strong></p><p><em>A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23</em>聽will join聽<em>Serenity</em>聽and聽<em>The Creeds聽</em>as a beautiful new entry into the Zondervan Gift Timeless Faith Classics line. Combining sophisticated, timeless designs with the sage wisdom of Scripture will make this line a favorite with readers interested in the classic tenants of our faith.</p><p>W. Phillip Keller writes of the loving Shepherd of Psalm 23 who leads his sheep to the green pastures and cool waters.聽<em>The Lord is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want.聽</em>The truth and comfort of these familiar words spring to life in this gift edition of W. Phillip Keller's classic work,聽<em>A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23</em>. Based on his years as a keeper of sheep, Keller infuses new hope and meaning into our relationship with Christ, the Good Shepherd. As we lie down in green pastures or walk through the shadowy valley, we're assured that whatever our path, whatever our stumbling, the Shepherd will lovingly guide, carry, and protect us. We can depend on His goodness and mercy all the days of our lives.</p><p>This timeless passage of Scripture has been the topic of countless books, articles, and gift products. Keller鈥檚 classic book lends itself seamlessly to the Timeless Faith Classics line with its simple but poignant text, beautiful 4-color photographs, and an updated cover.</p>
The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 AD
by Simon Schama

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English

Pages

512

Publication Date

March 18, 2014

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<p>In this magnificently illustrated cultural history鈥攖he tie-in to the pbs and bbc series <em>The Story of the Jews</em>鈥攕imon schama details the story of the jewish people, tracing their experience across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the new world in 1492</p><p>It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance in the face of destruction, of creativity in the face of oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life despite the steepest of odds.</p><p>It spans the millennia and the continents鈥攆rom India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford. It takes you to unimagined places: to a Jewish kingdom in the mountains of southern Arabia; a Syrian synagogue glowing with radiant wall paintings; the palm groves of the Jewish dead in the Roman catacombs. And its voices ring loud and clear, from the severities and ecstasies of the Bible writers to the love poems of wine bibbers in a garden in Muslim Spain.</p><p>In <em>The Story of the Jews</em>, the Talmud burns in the streets of Paris, massed gibbets hang over the streets of medieval London, a Majorcan illuminator redraws the world; candles are lit, chants are sung, mules are packed, ships loaded with gems and spices founder at sea.</p><p>And a great story unfolds. Not鈥攁s often imagined鈥攐f a culture apart, but of a Jewish world immersed in and imprinted by the peoples among whom they have dwelled, from the Egyptians to the Greeks, from the Arabs to the Christians.</p><p>Which makes the story of the Jews everyone's story, too.</p>
Violins of Hope: Violins of the Holocaust-Instruments of Hope and...
by James A. Grymes

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English

Pages

339

Publication Date

August 12, 2014

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<p>A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, <em>Violins of Hope</em> tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and the Israeli violin maker dedicated to bringing these inspirational instruments back to life.</p><p>The violin has formed an important aspect of Jewish culture for centuries, both as a popular instrument with classical Jewish musicians鈥擩ascha Heifetz, Yehudi Menuhin, Itzhak Perlman鈥攁nd also a central factor of social life as part of the enduring Klezmer tradition. But during the Holocaust, the violin assumed extraordinary new roles within the Jewish community. For some musicians, the instrument was a liberator; for others, it was a savior that spared their lives. For many, the violin provided comfort in mankind鈥檚 darkest hour, and, in at least one case, helped avenge murdered family members. Above all, the violins of the Holocaust represented strength and optimism for the future.</p><p>In <em>Violins of Hope</em>, music historian James A. Grymes tells the amazing, horrifying, and inspiring story of the violins of the Holocaust, and of Amnon Weinstein, the renowned Israeli violinmaker who has devoted the past twenty years to restoring these instruments in tribute to those who were lost, including 400 members of his own family. Juxtaposing tales of individual violins with one man鈥檚 harrowing struggle to reconcile his own family鈥檚 history and the history of his people, it is a poignant, affecting, and ultimately uplifting look at the Holocaust and its enduring impact.</p>
The Story of the Jews Volume Two: Belonging: 1492-1900
by Simon Schama

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English

Pages

800

Publication Date

October 24, 2017

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<p>In the second of two volumes of this magnificently illustrated cultural history鈥攖he tie-in to the PBS and BBC series <em>The Story of the Jews</em>鈥擲imon Schama details the story of the Jewish people, spanning from their expulsion from Spain during the Inquisition across six hundred years to the present day.</p><p>It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in the face of oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds.</p><p>It spans the centuries and the continents鈥攆rom the Iberian Peninsula and the collapse of 鈥渢he golden age鈥?to the shtetls of Russia to the dusty streets of infant Hollywood. Its voices ring loud and clear, from the philosophical musings of Spinoza to the poetry written on slips of paper in concentration camps. Within these pages, the Enlightenment unfolds, a great diaspora transforms a country, a Viennese psychiatrist forever changes the conception of the human mind.</p><p>And a great story unfolds. Not鈥攁s often imagined鈥攐f a people apart, but of a Jewish culture immersed in and imprinted by the peoples among whom they have dwelled. Which, as Simon Schama so brilliantly demonstrates, makes the story of the Jews everyone鈥檚 story, too.</p><p><em>The Story of the Jews Volume 2</em> features 24 pages of color photos, numerous maps, and printed endpapers.</p>
Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender...
by Abby Stein

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<b>The powerful coming-of-age story of an ultra-Orthodox child who was born to become a rabbinic leader and instead became a woman</b><b><br /></b>Abby Stein was raised in a Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, isolated in a culture that lives according to the laws and practices of eighteenth-century Eastern Europe, speaking only Yiddish and Hebrew and shunning modern life. Stein was born as the first son in a dynastic rabbinical family, poised to become a leader of the next generation of Hasidic Jews. <br /><br />But Abby felt certain at a young age that she was a girl. She suppressed her desire for a new body while looking for answers wherever she could find them, from forbidden religious texts to smuggled secular examinations of faith. Finally, she orchestrated a personal exodus from ultra-Orthodox manhood to mainstream femininity-a radical choice that forced her to leave her home, her family, her way of life. <br /><br />Powerful in the truths it reveals about biology, culture, faith, and identity, <i>Becoming Eve</i> poses the enduring question: How far will you go to become the person you were meant to be?
The Rational Bible: Genesis
by Dennis Prager

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English

Pages

520

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<b><i>USA Today</i>聽bestseller</b><br /> <br /><b><i>Publishers Weekly聽</i>bestseller</b><br /> <br /><b><i>Wall Street Journal</i>聽bestseller</b><br /> <br /> Many people today think the Bible, the most influential book in world history, is not only outdated but irrelevant, irrational, and even immoral.<br /> <br /> This explanation of the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, demonstrates clearly and powerfully that the opposite is true. The Bible remains profoundly relevant鈥攂oth to the great issues of our day and to each individual life. It is the greatest moral guide and source of wisdom ever written.<br /> <br /> Do you doubt the existence of God because you think believing in God is irrational? This book will give you many reasons to rethink your doubts. Do you think faith and science are in conflict? You won鈥檛 after reading this commentary on Genesis. Do you come from a dysfunctional family? It may comfort you to know that every family discussed in Genesis was highly dysfunctional!<br /> <br /> The title of this commentary is 鈥淭he Rational Bible鈥?because its approach is entirely reason-based. The reader is never asked to accept anything on faith alone. In Dennis Prager鈥檚 words, 鈥淚f something I write is not rational, I have not done my job.鈥?lt;br /> <br /> <i>The Rational Bible</i>聽is the fruit of Dennis Prager鈥檚 forty years of teaching the Bible鈥攚hose Hebrew grammar and vocabulary he has mastered鈥攖o people of every faith and no faith at all. On virtually every page, you will discover how the text relates to the contemporary world in general and to you personally. His goal: to change your mind鈥攁nd, as a result, to change your life.
Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Conne...
by Sarah Hurwitz

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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<b>A renowned political speechwriter rediscovers Judaism, finding timeless wisdom and spiritual connection in its age-old practices and traditions.<br /><br /><b>鈥淪arah Hurwitz was Michelle Obama鈥檚 head speechwriter, and with this book she becomes Judaism鈥檚 speechwriter.鈥濃€擜dam Grant,聽<i>New York Times聽</i>bestselling author of聽<i>Give and Take,聽Originals, </i>and co-author of <i>Option B</i></b></b><br /><br /> After a decade as a political speechwriter鈥攕erving as head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama, a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama, and chief speechwriter for Hillary Clinton on her 2008 presidential campaign鈥擲arah Hurwitz decided to apply her skills as a communicator to writing a book . . . about Judaism. And no one is more surprised than she is.<br /><br /> Hurwitz was the quintessential lapsed Jew鈥攗ntil, at age thirty-six, after a tough breakup, she happened upon an advertisement for an introductory class on Judaism. She attended on a whim, but was blown away by what she found: beautiful rituals, helpful guidance on living an ethical life, conceptions of God beyond the judgy bearded man in the sky鈥攏one of which she had learned in Hebrew school or during the two synagogue services she grudgingly attended each year. That class led to a years-long journey during which Hurwitz visited the offices of rabbis, attended Jewish meditation retreats, sat at the Shabbat tables of Orthodox families, and read hundreds of books about Judaism鈥攁ll in dogged pursuit of answers to her biggest questions. What she found transformed her life, and she wondered: How could there be such a gap between the richness of what Judaism offers and the way so many Jews like her understand and experience it?<br /><br />Sarah Hurwitz is on a mission to close this gap by sharing the profound insights she discovered on everything from Jewish holidays, ethics, and prayer to Jewish conceptions of God, death, and social justice. In this entertaining and accessible book, she shows us why Judaism matters and how its message is more relevant than ever, and she inspires Jews to do the learning, questioning, and debating required to make this religion their own.<br /><br /> <b>鈥淪earching for meaning in the ancient scripture and traditions of Judaism, Sarah Hurwitz takes us along on聽an enriching journey of discovery. In聽<i>Here All Along,</i> she explores her birthright as a Jew and finds聽timeless and valuable life lessons.鈥濃€擠avid Axelrod, director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and former senior advisor to President Barack Obama</b>
Reversing Hermon: Enoch, the Watchers, and the Forgotten Mission ...
by Michael S. Heiser

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English

Pages

330

Publication Date

January 27, 2019

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<i>Reversing Hermon</i> is a groundbreaking work. It unveils what most in the modern Church have never heard regarding how the story of the sin of the Watchers in 1 Enoch 6-16 helped frame the mission of Jesus, the messiah. Jews of the first century expected the messiah to reverse the impact of the Watchers鈥?transgression. For Jews of Jesus鈥?day, the Watchers were part of the explanation for why the world was so profoundly depraved. The messiah would not just revoke the claim of Satan on human souls and estrangement from God, solving the predicament of the Fall. He would also bring the nations back into relationship with the true God by defeating the principalities and powers that governed them. Jews also believed that the messiah would rescue humanity from self-destruction, the catalyst for which was the sin of the Watchers and the influence of what they had taught humankind. The role of Enoch鈥檚 retelling of Genesis 6:1-4 in how New Testament writers wrote of Jesus and the cross has been largely lost to a modern audience. <i>Reversing Hermon</i> rectifies that situation.<br /><br />Topics include:<br /><ul><li>Understanding Genesis 6:1-4 and the sin of the Watchers in their original context: how the ancient Mesopotamian story of the apkallu aligns with Genesis 6:1-4 was preserved in 1 Enoch and sets the stage for the theme of reversing the evil of the Watchers</li><li>How the theme of reversing the transgression of the Watchers colors the gospel accounts of the birth of Jesus, his genealogy, and his ministry</li><li>How the writings of Peter and Paul allude to the sin of the Watchers and present Jesus as overturning the disastrous effects of their sins against humanity</li>How the descriptions of the antichrist, the end-times Day of the Lord, and the final judgment connect to Genesis 6 and the nephilim</li></ul><br /><br />Though every topic addressed in <i>Reversing Hermon</i> can be found in scholarly academic literature, <i>Reversing Hermon</i> is the first book to gather this information and make it accessible to Bible students everywhere. The book also includes lengthy appendices on the ancient debate on the inspiration of the book of 1 Enoch, New Testament allusions to the book, and academic resources for studying 1 Enoch and the Book of Giants from the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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