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The Western Wall (Hakotel)

By: Ben-Dov, Meir; Naor, Mordechay; Anner, Zeev

Price: $11.04

Publisher: Israel, Ministry Of Defence - Publishing House: 1983

Seller ID: 002834


What is the secret of the Western Wall? The simple, accepted answer is that it is the only remnant of the Temple which was destroyed by Titus and, as such, it is a memorial monument of Israel's days of religious and national glory in its own land. A more complicated answer is that the Wall is a symbol of the Jewish people which, like the wall, stands firm. This volume is intended to collect all the available information - ancient, historical and modern - on the Wall unde... View more info

Clouds of Glory: Legends & Stories about Bible Times

By: Chaikin, Miriam

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, Clarion Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002748


Where is God? Who are the angels? The Bible holds the answers to questions and puzzles raised in Bible text - if only you know how to look. The body of Jewish literature known as Midrash, which in Hebrew means "to search and explain, " consists of stories that have arisen to answer such perplexing questions. Established rabbinic Midrashim about the Book of Genesis are here retold with freshness, wit, and clarity. Chaikin recasts the Creation story, the story of C... View more info

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Does the World Need the Jews? Rethinking Chosenness and American Jewish Identity

By: Gordis, Daniel

Price: $14.72

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1997

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 003363


What would happen if the world woke up one day and there were simply no Jews left? Would the world be worse off? In this book, Rabbi Daniel Gordis suggests that one of the chief sources of malaise among contemporary Jews is that many cannot answer this critical question. Though many Jewish community leaders now speak of an American Jewish "continuity crisis, " Gordis sees a very different problem. The issue, he argues, is not continuity, but identity. American Je... View more info

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Small Worlds (Small Worlds Ser. )

By: Hoffman, Allen

Price: $9.23

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Abbeville Press, Incorporated: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000883


This is the first volume in the "Small Worlds" series. It takes place in 1903 and introduces the wondrous rebbe of Krimsk - a small Hasidic settlement in Eastern Europe. Secluded in his study for the past five years, the beloved rebbe suddenly emerges on the eve of Tisha B'Av, the holiday commemorating the destruction of the holy Temple in Jeruselum. His congregants are overjoyed to see him, but their joy is to be short-lived, for this holiday at the dawn of the ... View more info