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Concise Family Seder
Alfred J. Kolatch
0824603184
January 1987
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This best-selling condensed version of The Family Seder contains all major elements of the Passover Seder service. It has found great favor with those whose Passover celebration previously consisted of little more than a meal.

About the Author
ALFRED J. KOLATCH, a graduate of the Teachers Institute of Yeshiva University and its College of Liberal Arts, was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, which subsequently awarded him the Doctor of Divinity degree, honoris causa. From 1941 to 1948 he served as rabbi of congregations in Columbia, South Carolina, and Kew Gardens, New York, and as a chaplain in the United States Army. In 1948 he founded Jonathan David Publishers, of which he has since been president and editor-in-chief. Rabbi Kolatch has authored numerous...


Platforms and Prayer Books
Dana Evan Kaplan
0742515486
Apr 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Platforms and Prayer Books is a remarkable collection of essays that illustrates the Reform Jewish theological enterprise at work. Through lively discussions on theological and liturgical topics, noted scholars and rabbis trace the evolution of Reform Judaism, presenting innovative approaches and creative interpretations. Visit our website for sample chapters!


The Complete Artscroll Siddur (Artscroll Mesorah Series)
Nosson Scherman
089906650X
June 1989
Hardcover
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Book Description
A Prayer book for our times, it speaks to today's Jew, relating the thoughts and words of our heritage to the mind and heart of modern, sophisticated Jews. Includes: The complete Hebrew text completely reset in crisp, modern type Scriptural sources Clear, concise instructions Hebrew subheads New, highly readable English translation of the entire prayer services A clear, inspirational commentary on every prayer, and an introductory overview providing perspective and insight Attractive, clear page layouts Lightweight, easy-to-handle opaque paper Special sections explaining in detail the laws of the prayer service and all special customs and observances Prayer services that are easy for everyone to follow

Language Notes
Text: English, Hebrew


Family Haggadah: A Seder for All Generations
Elie M. Gindi (Editor)
087441685X
January 1999
Paperback
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Praying by the Book
Judith H. Newman
0788505645
Jan 1999
Hardcover
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A Family Haggadah II: All New Commentary
Shoshana Silberman
0929371968
March 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Clear, easy-to-follow text like the original Family Haggadah with all new commentary and discussion questions geared to pre-teens through adult. Includes full birkat hamazon (blessing after meals.)

Language Notes
Text: English, Hebrew

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Jewish Meditation : A Practical Guide
Aryeh Kaplan
0805210377
March 14, 1995
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Kaplan, Orthodox rabbi and author of Meditation and the Bible (Weiser, 1978) and Meditation and Kabbalah (Weiser, 1981), shows that meditation is consistent with traditional Jewish thought and practice. He then presents a guide to a variety of meditative techniques: mantra meditation (with suggested phrases and Bible verses to use as mantras); contemplation; visualization; experiencing nothingness (which he does not recommend for beginners); conversing with God; and prayer. His instructions are clear and explicit, and his advice is informed and sound, advocating that a simple 20-minute-a-day program can indeed help make the practitioner a better person and a better Jew, and develop a closer relationship to God and things spiritual. Recommended for general collections. Marcia G. Fuchs, Guilford Free Lib.,...


Paths of Faith: The New Jewish Prayer Book for Synagogue and Home : For Weekdays, Shabbat, Festivals & Other Occasions
Chaim Stern (Translator)
1561719331
November 7, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is the long-awaited new prayer book for Jewish Sabbath and religious weekday services, which has just been completed by Chaim Stern, famed author of "Gates of Prayer" and "Gates of Repentence". These books have been used for the past 30 years in most of the 800+ Reform Jewish Congregations throughout North America. This historic, gender-sensitive prayer book includes the most comprehensive transliteration of any prayerbook in the reform movement, and a special and timely section devoted to prayers and meditations for "Troubled Times." In the words of the author: "I consider "Paths of Faith" my masterwork, the prayer book I always wanted to create. It is the summation of a lifetime devoted to creating liturgy. It developed out of the wisdom that comes with advanced years, and the complicated circumstances of our...


Family Haggadah
Shoshana Silberman
0930494660
March 1987
Paperback
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Book Description
The Haggadah of choice for children and adults to use together. Just the right blend of text and commentary with transliteration of prayers and songs.

Language Notes
Text: English, Hebrew


Passover Haggadah
Elie Wiesel
0671799967
February 1993
Paperback
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Book Review
A Passover Haggadah, retelling the Exodus of the Children of Israel from Egypt, guides families every year through their Passover Seder. A Passover Haggadah faithfully renders the entire text of story, prayer, and song, with commentary by Elie Wiesel. Expertly interwoven, Wiesel's commentary (recalling memories of his own boyhood Seders and reflecting on Israel's place in the modern world) may be read aloud, along with the traditional text, in whole or in part. Drawings by Mark Powdal add joyous, fearsome, and poignant moments to the reader's experience throughout. At the beginning, just before the recitation of the Kiddush, one illustration depicts a contemporary Seder table whose length stretches into a path crossing a huge picture of the desert of ancient Egypt. The scene in the book is the beginning of the journey, the...


Prayerbook Hebrew the Easy Way
Joseph Anderson
0939144328
February 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Understanding Hebrew is the key to experiencing the richness of Jewish prayer. Prayerbook Hebrew the Easy Way teaches the Hebrew found in all Jewish prayerbooks. Designed for students who can read Hebrew words but do not know what they mean, this text explains grammar so simply that the non-academic community can easily understand it. Twenty-one lessons include: Oral reviews
Vocabulary lists
Prayerbook selections
Handy grammar and verb charts
Exercises Prayerbook and vocabulary selections are based on several Jewish traditions. This self-paced text is suitable for beginning and intermediate students and is perfect for adult learners. A supplement to this book, Prayerbook Hebrew the Easy Way Companion Audio Tape Set, is also available.


The Family Haggadah
Nosson Scherman (Translator)
0899061788
February 1981
Paperback
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Book Description
The Family Haggadah combines economy, accuracy, and the famed ArtScroll elegance. Printed in two colors, it includes the full text and ArtScroll translation, plus instructions, notes and an introduction. Convenient and inexpensive; ideal for groups. Full color soil resistant laminated cover.

Language Notes
Text: English, Hebrew


Torah Yoga : Experiencing Jewish Wisdom Through Classic Postures (Arthur Kurzweil Books)
Diane Bloomfield
0787970573
April 8, 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Students of Torah may never have considered yoga, just as students of yoga may never have considered Torah. Yet Bloomfield, a yoga instructor and longtime student of the Torah, seamlessly connects the two as she teaches readers how to engage body and breath while meditating on Jewish wisdom. Like any good teacher, Bloomfield carefully lays out her lesson plan and instantly engages her reader. She approaches her seven topics for reflection with a thoroughness employed by the most rigorous yeshiva student. At the same time, her posture instruction is clear and easily understood. Quoting the yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar, Bloomfield reminds us that "Yoga was given for the human race, not the Hindus... [it] is for the culturing of self and that self-culture has no barrier." She universalizes the Torah references and...


The Family Seder: A Traditional Passover Haggadah for the Modern Home
Rabbi Alfred J. Kolatch
0824601327
January 1972
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The full traditional Passover service with Hebrew and English text, combined with intelligent explanations of the many ceremonies and symbols used in the course of the evening. Contains meaningful quotations, culled from the literature of the ages, that reinforce the message of freedom that is the essence of the holiday. A popular low-priced Haggadah for the modern home.

About the Author
ALFRED J. KOLATCH, a graduate of the Teachers Institute of Yeshiva University and its College of Liberal Arts, was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, which subsequently awarded him the Doctor of Divinity degree, honoris causa. From 1941 to 1948 he served as rabbi of congregations in Columbia, South Carolina, and Kew Gardens, New York, and as a chaplain in the United States...


Meditation and Kabbalah
Aryeh Kaplan
1568213816
November 28, 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
Meditative methods of Kabbalah. A lucid presentation of the meditative methods, mantras, mandalas and other devices used, as well as a penetrating interpretation of their significance in the light of contemporary meditative research.

Language Notes
Text: English, Hebrew (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Art-Scroll Youth Haggadah: Fully Illustrated, with the Complete Text, Simplified Translation and Comments.
Nosson Scherman (Editor)
0899062334
March 1987
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, Hebrew --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Minding the Temple of the Soul: Balancing Body, Mind, and Spirit Through Traditional Jewish Prayer, Movement, and Meditation
Tamar Frankiel, Judy Greenfeld
1879045648
January 1997
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Frankiel (Claremont Sch. of Theology) and Greenfeld, a dancer/choreographer and the founder of a personal fitness training company, have collaborated on this handbook of prayer and meditation based firmly on Jewish tradition and belief. Each chapter explores the meaning of a traditional Hebrew prayer, accompanied by a visualization practice and movement exercises. Diagrams and step-by-step photographs illustrate the exercises and concepts, many of them based on the "Sefirot," a Kabbalistic view of the body's energy centers as patterns of divine manifestation. A practical, well-written book of inspiration for Jewish seekers.Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Caroline M. Myss, Ph.D., author, Anatomy of the Spirit; co-author, The Creation of Health
"A brilliant...


Passover Seder: Pathways Thru the Haggadah
Arthur Gilbert
087068504X
December 1995
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, Hebrew


My People's Prayer Book: Welcoming the Night: Minchah And Ma'ariv (Afternoon And Evening Prayer) (Traditional Prayers, Modern Commentaries)
Marc Brettler (Contributor), et al
1580232620
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Opens up the traditional Jewish prayer book as a spiritual resource....This groundbreaking new series involves us in a personal dialogue with God, history and tradition, through the heritage of prayer. "The prayer book is our Jewish diary of the centuries, a collection of prayers composed by generations of those who came before us, as they endeavored to express the meaning of their lives and their relationship to God. The prayer book is the essence of the Jewish soul." This stunning work, an empowering entryway to the spiritual revival of our times, enables all of us to claim our connection to the heritage of the traditional Jewish prayer book. It helps rejuvenate Jewish worship in today’s world, and makes its power accessible to all. Vol. 9—Welcoming the Night: Minchah and Ma’ariv (Afternoon and...


Carlebach Haggadah: Seder Night with Reb Shlomo [In English and Hebrew languages]
Chaim Stefansky (Editor)
9657108314
March 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Carlebach Haggadah comprises the teachings and stories of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, of blessed memory, relating to the Haggadah and Seder night. Renowned as a singer and composer of inspirational music, Reb Shlomo was, first and foremost, a great teacher of Judaism. The teachings were drawn from his concerts, lectures, and his holiday celebrations over the course of many years. Affording profound lessons about the meaning of true freedom, this Passover Haggadah shares with its readers the living Torah of a great and unique personality. Written in the distinct voice of Reb Shlomo, The Carlebach Haggadah is sure to ignite discussion and dramatically enhance the Seder night experience for both young and old. The Haggadah appears in Hebrew with English translation. The teachings and thoughts of Reb Shlomo Carlebach are...


Be Still and Get Going: A Jewish Meditation Practice for Real Life
Alan Lew
0316739103
August 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Once again Rabbi Lew (One God Clapping; This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared) beautifully marries the ancient traditions, history and lore of the Torah and Talmud with the serene meditative practices of Zen Buddhism. His singular distinction of founding and leading a meditation center, Makor Or (in San Francisco), the first of its kind connected to a Conservative synagogue, gives him a unique perspective. He says that Jews have had the written treasures, rich discussions and the sacred Sabbath right in front of them for 3,000 years, but have often overlooked them. Using selected Torah passages, Talmudic musings and contemporary stories of friends and congregants, Lew illustrates the intrinsic spiritual path within Judaism and suggests ways to incorporate that path into an everyday spiritual practice....

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