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July 2015 Books

Posted by David Kasher on 30 June 2015 | Comments

Bewilderments: Reflections on the Book of Numbers, by Aviva Gottleib Zornberg
The latest volume of Torah Commentary by one of the true masters of our time.

The Sages, Vols. 1-3, by Binyamin Lau
Excellent biographies of the rabbis of the Talmud by one of today's finest rabbis.

Not in God's Name, by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
Rabbi Sacks continues his ongoing mission of increasing religious tolerance through intellectual engagement.

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June Books

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American Judaism: A History
Jonathan Sarna

Widely regarded as a masterpiece, this is the first comprehensive history of American Judaism in over fifty years.

The Way of Man: According to the Teachings of Hasidism
Martin Buber

In this short volume, Buber attempts to distill the essential teachings of the mystical Hassidic movement of the 18th and 19th centuries.

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May Book

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Standing Again at Sinai
Judith Plaskow

One of the classic critiques of patriarchy in Judaism as well as an attempt to construct a new, feminist Jewish theology.

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March Books

Posted by Kim Mark on 28 March 2015 | Comments

  1. Exodus and Revolution, Michael Waltzer
  2. Inheriting Abraham, Jon D. Levenson
  3. A Philosophy of Hevruta, Elie Holzer with Orit Kent 
  4. With Perfect Faith: The Foundations of Jewish Belief, J. David Bleich
  5. Abraham Joshua Heschel: The Call of Transcendence, Shai Held

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February Books

Posted by Kim Mark on 16 February 2015 | Comments

  1. Reconstructing the Talmud: An Introduction to the Academic Study of Rabbinic Literature - Joshua Kulp and Jason Rogoff 
  2. Empowered Judaism - Rabbi Elie Kaunfer
  3. The Genius -  Eliyahu Stern
  4. And God Said... - Barbara Leff
  5. The Quest for Authenticity - Michael Rosen

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January Books

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  1. The Dignity of Difference, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
  2. Radical Judaism, Arthur Green
  3. Surprised By God: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religion, Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg
  4. The Body of Faith, Michael Wyschogrod
  5. Liberal Judaism, Eugene Borowitz

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December Books

Posted by Kim Mark on 10 December 2014 | Comments

  1. Zakhor: Jewish History and Jewish Memory, Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi
  2. Understanding Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism, Lawrence H. Schiffman
  3. To Pray as a Jew, Hayim Halevy Donin
  4. Rav Kook: A Mystic in a Time of Revolution, Yehuda Mirsky
  5. A Bride for One Night:Talmud Tales, Ruth Calderon

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November Books

Posted by Kim Mark on 11 November 2014 | Comments

  1. Not in Heaven: The Nature and Function of Jewish Law, Eliezer Berkovits
  2. The Book of Genesis, Illustrated by R. Crumb
  3. Conscious Community: A Guide to Inner Work, Kalonymus Kalman Shapira, translation by Andrea Cohen-Kiener
  4. Passages: Text and Transformation in the Parsha, Michael Hattin
  5. The Personhood of God: Biblical Theology, Human Faith and the Divine Image, Dr. Yochanan Muffs

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October Books

Posted by Kim Mark on 23 October 2014 | Comments

  1. Voices of Wisdom, Francine Klagsbrun
  2. The Jewish Religion: A Companion, Louis Jacobs
  3. Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia, Paula Hyman
  4. Lonely Man of FaithJoseph B. Soloveitchik
  5. The Thirteen-Petalled RoseAdin Steinsaltz

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September Books

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New to Jewish text study? Eager to learn more about something specific? Just adding to your library? Whatever your Jewish book collection looks like, Kevah has a book for you! Here are our top picks for September:

  1. This is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared, Rabbi Alan Lew
  2. Genesis: Translation and Commentary, Robert Alter
  3. Maimonides: Life and Thought, Moshe Halbertal
  4. Poems of Jerusalem; and Love Poems, Yehuda Amichai
  5. Kosher Nation: Why More and More of America's Food Answers to a Higher Authority, Sue Fishkoff

Are we missing one of your favorites? Let us know! Email info@kevah.org with your suggestions.

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