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Studies in Jewish Education XII: The Hebrew Language in the Era of Globalization
by Nava Nevo / Varda Books

This volume of the Studies in Jewish Education examines the place of the Hebrew language today.

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Pesikta de-Rab Kahana
by William G. Braude (Gershon Zev) (Translator) / Varda Books

A winner of the National Jewish Book Award in 1976, this book is the translation of the Pesikta, a famous collection of midrashim. The Pesikta emerged in a time of deep crisis for the Jewish people, disappeared sometime in the sixteenth century, and was reborn only in the nineteenth century.

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Jews in the Hungarian Economy 1760-1945
by MICHAEL SILBER / Varda Books

In the sixteen essays in this volume, scholars from three continents explore dispassionately various facets of the Jewish presence in the Hungarian economy over a span of two centuries. (Two of the articles deal with Vienna which had quite a sizeable contingent of Hungarian Jews.) The topics range from "pure" economic history dealing with entrepreneurship and occupational structure, to related fields such as demography, urbanization and nutrition. Several studies discuss the interaction of both

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Blessed is the Match: The Story of Jewish Resistance
by Marie Syrkin / Varda Books

This book is a classic account of Jewish tragedy, faith, hope, and triumph. Published originally in 1947, it is one of the first works to deal with the horrors and the heroism of the Holocaust years.

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Collected Writings in Jewish Studies
by Ephraim E. Urbach / Varda Books

This collection of articles in Jewish Studies has been authored by, what many consider, the most important scholar of the rabbinic life and literature in the post WWII period.

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The Mystical Element in Judaism
by Abraham J. Heschel / Varda Books

An alternative to Gershom Scholem's view of Kabbalah by one of the greatest Jewish thinkers; a succinct yet much revealing introduction to Jewish mysticism.

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Talmud Yerushalmi: A Concordance of Amoraic Terms, Expressions and Phrases, in 3 vols.
by Assis Moshe / The Jewish Theological Seminary Press

A concordance of Amoraic terminology in Talmud Yerushalmi designed to assist to come much closer to the original text of the Yerushalmi and to its accurate interpretation.

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The International Critical Commentary (ICC): Judges
by George F. Moore / Varda Books

The commentary, which pays a close attention to early history of social and religious life of Israel.

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ALTJÜDISCHE DENKMÄLER AUS DER KRIM
by Albert Harkavy / Varda Books
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Tractate Berakhos & Tamid v. I: Commentary and Study Guide
by Nachman Cohen / Varda Books

Master A Mesikta Series is a perfect perfect companion for the study of Talmud. Designed for those who already know something, the series provides important background information on Talmud and clarifies its content using outlines, elucidations of its text and commentaries: it explains the sequence of Talmud's texts, overviews discussed topics, zooms in on how aggadic portions of Talmud interact with its legal discussions, and much more...

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History of the Jews: Complete Set in 6 Volumes
by Heinrich Graetz / Varda Books

A condensed reproduction of the entire eleven volumes of the Geschichte der Juden, the first comprehensive attempt to write the history of the Jews as the history of a living people and from a Jewish point of view.

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Studies in the History of the Jews in Old Poland (Scripta Hierosolymitana, XXXVIII)
by Adam Teller / Varda Books

The twenty-one studies on the Jews of Old Poland here collected explore many hitherto uncharted aspects of Jewish life and experience in the Polish-Luthuanian Commonwealth.

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Jewish Post-Biblical History through Great Personalities: From Jochanan ben Zakkai Through Moses Mendelssohn
by Adele Bildersee / Varda Books

In this book the effort has been to select from the pages of post-Biblical Jewish history the outstanding personalities, to present the life and work of each in such a way as to illustrate the spirit of Judaism in his time, and, in doing this, to analyze and systematize the complex and abstract subject matter so that it may offer the fewest difficulties to the pupil's mind.

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Selected Religious Poems of Solomon Ibn Gabirol
by Solomon Ibn Gabirol / Varda Books

Solomon Ibn Gabirol was not only a great poet, but also a great philosopher. His vision was broad and his penetration keen. This volume of translations from this rare singer of the Ghetto limits itself to such of his poems as have been incorporated in or designed for the liturgy of the Synagogue.

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JPS Torah Commentary: Numbers
by Jacob Milgrom / Varda Books

Commentary on the Torah' forth book by one of the most insteresting modern Jewish thinkers.

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Sunset Possibilities and Other Poems
by G.; Friend, R Preil / Varda Books

Continuing the high standards of the JPS Jewish Poetry Series, this volume presents poems that have become twentieth-century classics. Included are eighty poems printed in English and Hebrew on facing pages.

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Luah Hashanah 5780
by Miles B. Cohen & Leslie Rubin / Varda Books
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Renewing the Covenant: A Theology for the Postmodern Jew
by Eugene B. Borowitz / Varda Books

Renewing the Covenant presents the first systematic statement of theology since Abraham J. Heschel set forth his distinctive, comprehensive philosophy of Judaism. This unique book will long be discussed by thoughtful readers.

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Studies in Hebrew Narrative Art (Scripta Hierosolymitana XXVII)
by Joseph Heinemann / Varda Books

Each of the twelve articles in this volumes illustrates some state of the development of Hebrew narrative prose: from biblical literature though talmudic-midrashic and medieval eras till modern times.

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ADULT EDUCATION IN CRISIS SITUATIONS
by Yaron Kalman / Varda Books
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The Jews of Navarre in the Late Middle Ages. Hispania Judaica, v. 4
by Leroy Beatrice / Varda Books

Documented depiction of the economic activities of the Jews and their work at the service of the Crown in this Christian kingdom.

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Ruby of Cochin: An Indian Jewish Woman Remembers
by Ruby Daniel / Varda Books

This book is a Cochin cake, full of secret goodies and unexpected surprises and mysterious tastes, exotic and familiar. Each story told by Ruby Daniel reveals the unique way of life of the Cochin Jews and preserves it for future generations.

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R. Juspa, Shammash of Warmaisa (Worms)
by Shlomo Eidelberg / Varda Books
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Tosefta Ki-Fshutah v. 12
by Saul Lieberman / The Jewish Theological Seminary Press

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Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics (Electronic Edition in 12 v. plus index, il)
by James Hastings / Varda Books

Electronic edition of the most comprehensive work in its class; includes articles on all religions, ethical systems and movements, religious beliefs and customs, philosophical ideas, moral practices, as well as related subjects in anthropology, mythology, folklore, relevant areas of biology, psychology, economics and sociology.

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Tanna Debe Eliyyahu: The Lore of the School of Elijah
by William G. Braude (Gershon Zev) (Translator) / Varda Books

Tanna debe Eliyyahu is a midrashic work thought to have been composed between the third and the tenth centuries. Unlike all the other Midrashim, it is a unified work shaped with a character of its own. This work has never before been translated from the original Hebrew.

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History of the Jews, Vol. 1: From the Earliest Period to the Death of Simon the Maccabee (135 B.C.E.)
by Heinrich Graetz / Varda Books

A condensed reproduction of the first comprehensive attempt to write the history of the Jews as the history of a living people and from a Jewish point of view. The first volume covers the period from the entry of Israelite tribes into the land of Canaan to the settlement of the Judeans in Egypt.

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The Shema: Spirituality and Law in Judaism
by Norman Lamm / Varda Books

The Shema has been described as the "central watchword" of Jewish faith. The book represents an extensive commentary on the words of the Shema, drawing upon the wide range of traditional sources and the author's own reflections.

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Studies in Jewish Education VIII: Teaching Classical Rabbinic Texts
by Asher Shkedi / Varda Books

THIS VOLUME FOCUSES ON THE PROBLEMS OF TEACHING CLASSICAL RABBINIC TEXTS.

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The House of Nasi: The Duke of Naxos
by Cecil Roth / Varda Books

Joseph Nasi, Duke of Naxos, Lord of Tiberias, was a Marrano or converse, knighted by Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire, a jousting partner of Emperor Maximillian, and a court advisor to Suleiman the Magnificent. During his astonishing life as a statesman, financier, and philanthropist in sixteenth-century Europe, he moved across the continent from Antwerp to Paris, to Naples, to Rome, and from there to Constantinople, where he reembraced Judaism.

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Studies in Jewish Education I: Theory and Research
by Barry Chazan / Varda Books

The focus of this volume is the state of the Jewish educational research and its impact on practice.

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Succeeding at Jewish Education: How One Synagogue Made It Work
by Joseph Reimer / Varda Books

Joseph Reimer uses his experience and talent as an ethnographer to bring to life the drama of one synagogue's struggle to make Jewish education work. As a result of his classroom observations Reimer comes away with important insights into what makes Jewish education succeed.

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Notes on the New Translation of the Torah
by Harry M. Orlinsky / Varda Books

Written with admirable clarity of style and thought, this volume of Notes is capable of being read and appreciated by anyone interested in the process by which modern and classical biblical scholarship are fused together to deepen our understanding of the single most significant book in the Jewish tradition.

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Jewish Pioneers and Patriots
by Lee M. Friedman / The Jewish Publication Society

In Jewish Pioneers and Patriots, Lee M. Friedman has unearthed an amazing store of fresh information about the connections of the Jews with America from the times even before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth down to the first World War.

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Tractate Berakhos II: Commentary and Study Guide
by Nachman Cohen / Varda Books

The guide to how Rabbis formulated their decrees and delt with changing conditions after the destruction of the Second Temple and the fall of Betar.

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History of the Jewish People
by Max Leopold Margolis / Varda Books

"... a single volume (containing) the multitude of details of nearly 40 centuries of Jewish history (provided) with conciseness, clarity, and completeness. . . entire work is informed by a broad philosophic grasp of the subject, a rare balance and objectivity of treatment, and a warm love for the Jewish people and its heritage."

Robert Gordis
Encyclopaedia Judaica

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Legends of the Jews
by Louis Ginzberg / Varda Books

A most remarkable and comprehensive compilation of stories connected to the Hebrew Bible drawn largely on Jewish lore and tradition. It is an indispensable reference on that body of literature known as Midrash, the imaginative retelling and elaboration on Bible stories in which mythological tales about demons and magic co-exist with moralistic stories about the piety of the patriarchs.

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The Jews of Yugoslavia: A Quest for Community
by Harrie Freidenreich / Varda Books

This work is a pioneer study of a little-known part of the modern Jewish world that is at once unique and a microcosm of European Jewry as a whole. The story of the Jews of Yugoslavia can be seen as a quest for community, to forge a unity of communal purpose and endeavor.

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Medieval Ketubot from Sefarad, Hispania Judaica v. 11
by Jose Luis Lacave / Varda Books

A careful examination of legal and historic aspects of 30 ketubots from various medieval Hispanic kingdoms; includes their comparison.

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Engendering Judaism: An Inclusive Theology and Ethics
by Rachel Adler / Varda Books

A pioneering work on what it means to "engender" Jewish tradition, that is, how women`s full inclusion can and must transform our understanding and practice of Jewish law, prayer, sexuality, and marriage. It challenges both mainstream Judaism and feminist dogma, and speaks across the movements as well as to Christian theologians and feminists.

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Jewish Life In The Middle Ages
by Israel Abrahams / Varda Books

A sweeping view of Jewish historical and cultural experience. Written in the end of the 19th century by an extremly astute historian and a storyteller, this volume will assist readers in better understanding the position of Jews in today's world as well.

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AN EMPIRE IN THE HOLY LAND
by BIGER GIDEON / Varda Books
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JPS Hebrew-English (Jewish Bible) Tanakh
by JPS / Varda Books / Varda Books

A true searchable (offline -- English only; in optional online mode -- both English and Hebrew) replica (including Biblical Hebrew vowel and cantillation marks) of the original 2nd printed edition. It is a MUST for any serious student of The Holy Scriptures and perfect a participant in Bible-study groups.

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Hebrew Ethical Wills
by JPS / Varda Books

This volume includes specimens which, either as complete texts or as extracts, are representative of the type of literature known as Ethical Wills. The testaments give an intimate insight into the personal religion of Jews and Jewish experience through many centuries.

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The Jews of Charleston: A History of an American Jewish Community
by Charles Reznikoff / Varda Books

The small group of Jewish inhabitants of Charles Town in South Carolina met in 1750 to organize themselves permanently into a religious community. This book tells that community's story down to the present day. It describes the process of adjustment both of the Jews and their religion.

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Literary Studies In The Hebrew Bible Form And Content
by TALMON SHEMARYAHU / Varda Books

This volume focuses on some major issues in biblical research. In the studies collected in this volume, the author aims at highlighting salient literary modes which can be identified the books of the Hebrew Bible.

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A Treatise on the use of the Tenses in Hebrew
by S. R. Driver / Varda Books

If you work with the Hebrew verbal system, this is a book you *must* have read.

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Tosefta Ki-Fshutah, 12 vols.
by Saul Lieberman / The Jewish Theological Seminary Press

The most important work of the 20th century giant of Talmudic scholarship.

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Dawn Over Baghdad
by Karl Zinsmeister / Varda Books

Gripping, up-to-the-minute report on America's most urgent national struggle today, as seen through the eyes of the U.S. servicemen and Iraqis who are trying to make a new country out of the most dangerous place in the world; distinct contrast to the gloomy picture of America's presence in this war zone so often painted by the mainstream media.

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The Fifty-Third Chapter of Isaiah according to the Jewish interpreters (in 2 vols.)
by S. R. Driver / Varda Books

Collection of printed texts and MSS. by Jewish commentators on the 53rd Chapter of Isaiah, brought together by AD. Nubauer and translated with assistance of S.R.Driver.

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THE BOOK OF JUDGES
by C. F. Burney / Varda Books
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Legends of the Bible
by Louis Ginzberg / Varda Books

This is storytelling with a grain of salt and a lot of wit; tales springing from the antiquity of oral tradition, told with sheer delight in the glory of a book transformed by a hundred generations whose daily thoughts and deeds were transformed by The Book.

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ANCIENT PLACE NAMES IN THE HOLY LAND
by Elitzur Yoel / Varda Books
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History of Jewish Coinage and of Money in the Old and New Testament
by Frederic W. Madden / Varda Books

Madden's work constitutes ". . . a record of many rare or unique examples of Jewish art, preserving spontaneity and directness in our contact with the Jewish past."

Michael Avi-Yonah
Professor of Archaeology at Hebrew University, Jerusalem

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History of the Jews, Vol. 5: From the Chmielnicki Persecution of the Jews in Poland (1648 C.E.) to the Present Time (1870 C.E.)
by Heinrich Graetz / Varda Books

A condensed reproduction of the first comprehensive attempt to write the history of the Jews as the history of a living people and from a Jewish point of view. The fifth volume covers the period from the Chmielnicki Persecution of the Jews in Poland to the Present Time.

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Jewish Cooking Around the World: Gourmet and Holiday Recipes
by Hannah Goodman / Varda Books

The book presents a variety of recipes from foreign countries and recipes for the Sabbath and festivals, all complying with the Jewish dietary laws. Every recipe has been tested by the author.

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JPS Bible Commentary: Esther
by Adele Berlin / Varda Books

In this latest addition to the Jewish Publication Society's commentary series, the reader will further be reworded with many productive and original insights: in this particular case on the background of the feast of Purim.

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A History of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus Christ (in 5 vols.)
by Emil Schurer, D.D., M.A. / Varda Books

"The most valuable general modern work (on the subject) . . . "

Encyclopedia Britannica

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Spain, the Jews, and Franco
by Haim Avni / Varda Books

The role played by Spain during World War II regarding the Jews has long been a matter of controversy. This volume, first published in Hebrew to wide acclaim seeks to set the record straight. It offers a full and objective account of the rescue of Jewish refugees from Nazi-occupied countries by the Franco regime.

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THE EIGHT CHAPTERS OF MAIMONIDES ON ETHICS
by Joseph Gorfinkle / Varda Books
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Nazarene Jewish Christianity
by Ray A. Pritz / Varda Books

A comprehensive study of the immediate heirs of the earliest Jerusalem church.

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Jewish Contributions to Civilization: An Estimate
by Joseph Jacobs / Varda Books

Joseph Jacobs was a thinker and writer of unusual breadth and versatility. Among the subjects to which he gave his attention was the comparative distribution of Jewish ability, as the result of researches he had undertaken in association with Sir Francis Galton. The present work was the natural outcome of these studies.

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A History of the Jews in Christian Spain. Vol. 1
by Yitzhak Baer / Varda Books

One of the century`s great classics of Jewish historiography. This first volume of the two-volume set takes the story down to the middle of the thirteen century in Castile.

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Labor, Crafts and Commerce in Ancient Israel
by Moshe Aberbach / Varda Books

Extensive collection of anecdotal evidence relating to labor, crafts, and trade as thought of and practiced by Sages of the Second Temple and early exilic period.

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Tractate Bava Basra I: Commentary and Study Guide
by Nachman Cohen / Varda Books

The third of the three Talmudic tractates of the order Neziḳin, dealing with man's responsibilities and rights as the owner of property, of a house or field. The tractate is divided into ten chapters, the contents of which may be described as follows: (1) Regulations relating to property held by more than one owner (ch. i.); (2) responsibilities of an owner of property with regard to that of his neighbor (ch. ii.); (3) established rights of ownership and rights connected with property

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Jesus
by David Flusser / Varda Books

A compelling biography of Jesus of Nazareth, written by eminent Jewish scholar of the Second Temple and Early Christianity.

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A Catalogue of Fragments of Halakhah and Midrash from the Cairo Genizah
by Neil Danzig / The Jewish Theological Seminary Press

The core of this impressive volume is its catalog of Rabbinica that is accompanied by twelve facsimile pages of representative documents.

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Judaism and Christianity
by Leo Baek / Varda Books

A signally important work for anyone seriously concerned with Judaism or Christianity. It may prove to be a seminal work, a work that is interesting to both Jews and Christians. No doubt, it has faults, but a lack of nobility is not one of them.

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JPS Torah Commentary: Exodus
by Nahum M. Sarna / Varda Books

Masterly commentary on the second book of the Bible by eminent Jewish scholar.

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The Jew in the Literature of England
by Montagu F. Modder / Varda Books

The Jew in the Literature of England sums up a history of the Jew as he was reflected in the literature of a civilization. Modder's sense of incident and detail, his command of a whole literature, his capacity to develop the social history that underpins literature make his study both absorbing and illuminating.

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A Grammar of Mishnaic Hebrew
by M. H. Segal / Varda Books

More than any other, this book makes the subject is accessible to scholars who are not fluent in modern Hebrew.

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Studies in Jewish Education XIII: Modes of Educational Translation
by Jonathan Cohen / Varda Books

This volume is concerned with the possibility of translating insights derived from areas of knowledge sometimes thought to be outside the purview of education to issues and problems on the agenda of educational thinkers, researchers and practitioners.

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Europe's Century of Discontent: The Legacies of Fascism, Nazism and Communism
by Shlomo Avineri / Varda Books

With the demise of the Soviet Union and the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe, a number of questions regarding the conventional understanding of totalitarianism could now be viewed in the new light. The classical studies of totalitarianism were undertaken when Nazism and Fascism had been vanquished, while the Soviet system still existed: this created an asymmetry which could now be overcome. The ideological Cold War edge which sometimes accompanied debates about totalitarianism was similar

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JPS Bible Commentary: Haftarot
by Michael Fishbane / Varda Books

The most recent addition to the JPS Bible Commentary series covers the varied selections from the Nevi'im that comprise the haftarot, chanted on Sabbaths and holy days in synagogues.

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Conversos and the Inquisition in Jaén. Hispania Judaica, v. 7
by Luis Tejada / Varda Books

Description of the fate of the Conversos in the Kingdom of Jaén at the hands of the Inquisition Tribunal which operated there for 43 years, from 1483 until 1526.

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JPS Bible Commentary: Jonah
by Uriel Simon / Varda Books

This fine commentary is based closely on the author's original Hebrew commentary (Am Oved, 1992), with some revision and expansion.

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The Commentary of R. Samuel Ben Meir Rashbam on Qoheleth
by Sara Japhet / Varda Books
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Community and Polity: The Organizational Dynamics Of American Jewry (Revised and Updated Edition)
by Daniel J. Elazar / Varda Books

Community and Polity explores in depth the developments in the American Jewish community in the post-WWII period. Like the first edition, it is designed to serve two purposes: to provide a basic survey of the structure and functions of the American Jewish community and to suggest how that community should be understood as a polity that is not a state but is no less real from a political perspective.

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Ideology and Settlement
by Zvi Shilony / Varda Books

The first deep and detailed research conducted on the subject of carrying out of the policies and enterprises of the JNF in the years prior to World War I.

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Rabad of Posquieres: A Twelfth-Century Talmudist
by Isadore Twersky / Varda Books

This biographical treatise captures the personality of Rabbad of Posquieres or Rabbi Abraham ben David one of the most creative talmudic scholars of the twelfth century, chronicles his role in the intellectual history of the Jews in southern France during the twelfth century, and outlines his influence on subsequent generations.

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La America: The Sephardic Experience in the United States
by Marc D. Angel / Varda Books

The story of the Jewish immigration to the United States of the Levantine Sephardim who entered the United States between 1899 and 1925.

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Ezra Studies
by Charles Torrey / Varda Books
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History of the Jews, Vol. 6: A Memoir of the Author by Dr. Philipp Bloch, A Chronological Table of Jewish History, An Index to the Whole Work, and Four Maps
by Heinrich Graetz / Varda Books

A condensed reproduction of the first comprehensive attempt to write the history of the Jews as the history of a living people and from a Jewish point of view. The sixth volume contains a memoir of the author by Dr. Philipp Bloch, a chronological table of Jewish history, an index to the whole work, and four maps.

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Meeting of Cultures and Clash of Cultures
by Yaron Kalman / Varda Books
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History of the Jews in Russia and Poland, Vol. 3: From the Accession of Nicholas II until 1916. Bibliography and Index.
by Simon M. Dubnow / Varda Books

A History of the Jews in Russia and Poland from the pen of S. M. Dubnow (based upon a work in Russian which was especially prepared for JPS) needs neither justification nor recommendation. The work is divided into thee volumes. The third and concluding volume deals with the reign of Nicholas II., the last of the Romanovs, and also contains the bibliographical apparatus, the maps, the index, and other supplementary material.

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A History of the Marranos
by Cecil Roth / Varda Books

The tradegy and romance of the story of the secret Jews of the Spanish Peninsula is a lesson that every one must learn and always remember.

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Louis Ginzberg: Keeper of the Law
by Louis Ginzberg / Varda Books

First published in 1966, Louis Ginzberg: Keeper of the Law is an unusual biography. It was written by a son about his father, by an interpreter of economics about an interpreter of rabbinics. It is done with obvious charm, with deep affection for the subject, and yet with surprising objectivity.

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The Return of Anti-Semitism
by Gabriel Schoenfeld / Varda Books

"An anti-Semitic contamination is now world-wide. This sad truth is brilliantly evoked in Gabriel Schoenfeld's important study. Necessary reading." --Elie Wiesel

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Studies in History (Scripta Hierosolymitana XXIII)
by David Asheri / Varda Books

This anthology contains such articles as "The Holy Congregation in Jerusalem" by S. Safrai, "Persecutions and Maryrdom in Hadrian's Days" by M. D. Herr, "The Imperial Court-Jew Wolf Werthheimer as Dimlomatic Mediator" by B. Mevorah, "To whom did Mendelssohn Reply in his Jerusalem", by Jacob Katz, "Caesar: An Economic Biography and its Political Significance" by I. Shatzman and others.

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BOOKS OF KINGS
by M. A. Burney / Varda Books
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Israel and the Nations
by Bloch, Joseph S. / Varda Books

Israel and the Nations is a handbook of Jewish apologetics. The author's primary goal was to put together all the arguments of Jew-baiting and to explain their nature and origin. This work is a source of information and reference for all those who are in quest of enlightenment.

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Tractate Ta'anis: Commentary and Study Guide
by Nachman Cohen / Varda Books

This is "hard-core" serious commentary on traditional Jewish belief that climatic conditions are entirely dependent upon the deeds of people. Taanis, one of the most interesting Talmudic Tractates, explicates this principle.

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Studies in Jewish Education IX: Understanding the Bible in Our Time
by Marla L. Frankel / Varda Books

The ninth volume of Studies in Jewish Education examines issues relating to Biblical research and instruction.

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Studies in Mishnaic Hebrew (Scripta Hierosolymitana, XXXVII)
by Moshe Bar-Asher / Varda Books

The twenty-two articles in this collection represent the latest results of the research into Mishnaic Hebrew that is conducted in Israel.

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Chapters on Jewish Literature
by Israel Abrahams / Varda Books

The twenty-five short chapters on Jewish Literature open with the fall of Jerusalem in the year 70 of the current era, and end with the death of Moses Mendelssohn in 1786. This book has been compiled with the definite aim of providing an elementary manual of Jewish literature both for home and school use.

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Christianity and Judaism: Two Covenants
by Yehezkel Kaufmann / Varda Books

A great historian of Jewish religion analyzes the conflictual relationship between Christianity and Judaism.

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History of the Jews, Vol. 3: From the Revolt against the Zendik (511 C.E.) to the Capture of St. Jean d'Acreby by the Mahometans (1291 C.E.)
by Heinrich Graetz / Varda Books

A condensed reproduction of the first comprehensive attempt to write the history of the Jews as the history of a living people and from a Jewish point of view. The third volume covers the period from the revolt against the Zendik to the capture of St. Jean d'Acreby by the Mahometans.

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Art in Ancient Palestine
by M. Avi-Yonah / Varda Books

The books deals with various aspects of art in ancient Palestine: conquest of the East by Hellenism, Leda sarcophagus, general problems of reconstruction of the past through archaelogy.

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The Jews Among the Greeks and Romans
by Max Radin / Varda Books

The book is a study of the contribution of the Jews to the modern civilization. The Romans and Greeks were originators of a great many elements of our civilization, but the Jews' impact was no less real or lasting. There was a time when Greek and Roman and Jew were in free contact. The results of this contact the author skillfully explores.

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JPS Torah Commentary: Deuteronomy
by Jeffrey H. Tigay / Varda Books

The fifth and final JPS commentary on the last book of the Torah.

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(Torah: the New Russian Translation)
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The Anti-Chomsky Reader
by David Horowitz / Varda Books

Provocative essays that analyze Noam Chomsky's intellectual and political career: coverage includes Chomsky's contribution to linguistics, his hatred of Israel, gloating reaction to the September 11 attacks, as well as his collaboration with Holocaust revisionists, apologies Pol Pot, and others.

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Topics In Hebrew and Semitic Linguistics
by BLAU JOSHUA / Varda Books
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A History of the Jews in Christian Spain. Vol. 2
by Yitzhak Baer / Varda Books

One of the century`s great classics of Jewish historiography. The second volume of Professor Baer`s monumental work tells the tragic story of the dissolution of the great Spanish Jewish community.

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A Commentary on the Book of Genesis (Part I): from Adam to Noah
by Umberto Moshe David Cassuto; tr. Israel Abrahams / Varda Books

One of the greatest masterpieces of Jewish Biblical scholarship directed against the Documentary Hypothesis or so-called Higher Critisism.

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Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash
by Hermann L. Strack / Varda Books

The classic work on the field. Not for beginners; for those interested in a more historical and critical study of Talmud and Midrash.

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The International Critical Commentary (ICC): GENESIS
by John Skinner / Varda Books

An electronic edition of Skinner's main work.

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By Design: science search for God
by Larry Witham / Varda Books

The book introduces and summarizes two contemporary movements "science and religion dialogue" and "intelligent design". After reading By Design we understand how what was once a battleground between God and science can now become a meeting ground.

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Does God Belong in the Bedroom?
by Michael Gold / Varda Books

In Does God Belong in the Bedroom? Rabbi Michael Gold turns to the Torah, the wisdom of the rabbis of the Talmud, the Midrash, and other classic Jewish sources. More than a study of texts, the book presents readers with a frank and honest approach to sexual ethics.

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Smoke Over Birkenau
by Liana Millu / Varda Books

The astonishing stories in Smoke Over Birkenau tell of the women who lived and suffered alongside Liana Millu during her months in the concentration camp.

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Dona Gracia of the House of Nasi
by Cecil Roth / Varda Books

The noted historian Cecil Roth presents the first full-length biography of Dona Gracia in the English language. Banker, diplomat, philanthropist, defender of her people and promoter of its culture, she was revered by her sixteenth-century contemporaries and earned the highest esteem among Jewish historians in succeeding generations.

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A Commentary on the Book of Genesis (Part II): from Noah to Abraham
by Umberto Moshe David Cassuto; tr. Israel Abrahams / Varda Books

By extending his method of exegesis in this volume to another section of the Torah, Cassuto indirectly buttressed his theories with new evidence of the inherent rightness of his approach.

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The Devil and the Jews: The Medieval Conception of the Jew and Its Relation to Modern Anti-Semitism
by Joshua Trachtenberg / Varda Books

The medieval conception of the Jew as devil literally and figuratively is the subject of this classic work, first issued in 1943. The full dimension of the diabolization of the Jew is presented through document, analysis, and illustration. It is a chilling study but an exceedingly important one.

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Two Portuguese Exiles in Castile: Dom David Negro and Dom Isaac Abravanel. Hispania Judaica, v. 10
by Elias Lipiner / Varda Books

The book contains more than 30 documents related to Portuguese Jewry in general and David Negro and Isaac Abravanel in particular.

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THE CONCILIATOR
by Manasseh Ben Israel / Varda Books
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The International Critical Commentary (ICC): Isaiah I-XXVII
by GEORGE BUCHANAN Gray / Varda Books

In religion, as elsewhere, great personalities count first, and it is the privilege of a student of the Book of Isaiah to come face to face with one, if not two, such personalities...

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The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges: The Book of Exodus
by S. R. Driver / Varda Books

The Book of Exodus sets before us, as the Hebrews of later ages told it, and in the vivid, picturesque style which the best Jewish historians could always command, the story of the deliverance from Egypt.

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Lost Love: The Untold Story of Henrietta Szold
by Baila R. Shargel / Varda Books

The book tells the story of Henrietta Szold`s lost love through her correspondence with Louis Ginzberg and a previously unpublished private journal.

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Tractate Pesachim: Commentary and Study Guide
by Nachman Cohen / Varda Books

"Master a Mesikta Series" is probably the most advanced commentary and study guide to Talmud available in English.

By providing background material, outlining the contents of the Talmud and its commentaries, explaining the sequence of the Talmud,offering overviews of the topics discussed and clarifying the aggadic literature and its interaction with the legal discussions, this series enables the student to focus on the unity of the tractate, and serves as an aid in helping him in its master

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Studies in Bible I (Scripta Hierosolymitana VIII)
by Chaim Rabin / Varda Books

Publication of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem

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The International Critical Commentary (ICC): ESTHER
by Lewis Bayles Paton / Varda Books

Extraodinary book which retained its freshness and technical insight after almost a century of existance.

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Ethics of Responsibility: Pluralistic Approaches to Conventional Ethics
by Walter S Wurzburger / Varda Books

Ethics of Responsibility bridges the gap between liberal Jewish philosophy and modern Orthodoxy. It is thoughtful reading for both the Jewish and non-Jewish scholar, teacher, and for all readers interested in the study of ethics and morality.

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Introduction to the Literature of the Old Testament
by S. R. Driver / Varda Books

Long the standard English work on the subject, now is prepared to work interactively with Hebrew-English Tanakh: the Jewish Bible.

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The Third Pillar
by Soma Morgenstern / Varda Books

Through slow and difficult years of impassioned creative effort, the author has summed up, distilled, symbolized the incomparable tragedy of Jewish people into an essentially poetic form that is clear with a great intellectual clarity, as well as majestic with the grandeur of the theme he treats.

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Between East and West: A History of the Jews of North Africa
by Andre Chouraqui / Varda Books

This book is a valuable contribution to our understanding of the forgotten million that once comprised the great Jewish communities of North Africa. It covers a period of more than two thousand years in the history of those communities.

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Notes on the Hebrew Text and the Topography of the Book of Samuel
by S. R. Driver / Varda Books

Electronic edition of one of the most influential books ever written about the Bible; S.R. Driver's meticulously detailed reconstruction and analysis of Samuel has remained vital for over a century.

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Talmud: Mesekhet B'rakhot, in 4 volumes
by Louis Ginzberg / The Jewish Theological Seminary Press

A Study in the development of the Halakha and Haggadah in the Land of Israel and Babylonia.

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Religion and Zionism First Encounters
by Yosef Salmon / Varda Books
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The International Critical Commentary (ICC): SAMUEL I & II
by Henry Preserved Smith / Varda Books

Although there have been other contributions on this subject, this volume still is worth having as it contains most of arguments still serving as a basis for modern Christian mainline (and thus also Jewish Reform) liberalism.

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History of the Jews in Aragon. Hispania Judaica, v. 1
by Assis Yom / Varda Books

More than 3,500 regesta in French, and original documents mostly from the Archivo General de la Corona de Aragon, in Barcelona.

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The Book of Pogroms (in Russian)
by Lidia Miliakova / Varda Books

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The International Critical Commentary (ICC): HAGGAI, ZECHARIAH, MALACHI AND JONAH
by Hinckley G. Mitchell, JOHN MERLIN POWIS SMITH, JULIUS A. BEWER, / Varda Books

For all the talk about Bible being a source of Western ethics, Mitchell's is one of the very few books extant that pays more then a lip service to this concept.

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The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges: The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah
by Herbert E. Ryle (Editor) / Varda Books

Few books oner such a variety of interest or embrace material of such deep significance as Ezra and Nehemiah do. The teaching of these books is of especial value in reference to the faithfulness of the divine promise, the discipline of disappointment, the hallowing of common life, and the preparation for the messianic age.

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Aspects of the Jewish Economic History
by Marcus Arkin / Varda Books

A survey of the far-ranging Jewish contribution to economic progress of the Western world.

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The Birobidzhan Affair: A Yiddish Writer in Siberia
by Israel Emiot / Varda Books

The Birobidzhan Affair is the autobiography, a chronicle of heart-rending events recounting Emiot's eight years at hard labor in various work camps in Siberia. Poignant, remarkably understated in tone, it provides evidence of his travails as a Jewish victim of the bitter bureaucracy that was Stalinist Russia.

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From Diplomacy to Resistance: A History of Jewish Palestine, 1939-1945
by Yehuda Bauer / Varda Books

The Second World War was a crucial period in the history of Jewish Palestine. Between 1939 and 1945, the Zionist movement and Jewish Palestine underwent considerable transformation. This carefully documented work recounts the events of that period of time.

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Studies in Israel Legislative Problems (Scripta Hierosolymitana, XXII)
by G. Tedeschi / Varda Books

An impressive collection of thoughts on major legal problems facing Israel, a country where the law is at a transitional stage and in the process of continous growth.

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The International Critical Commentary (ICC): Micah, Zephaniah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Obadiah, Joel
by Bewer, J. A.; Smith, J. M. P. ; W. H. Ward / Varda Books

Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the following Biblical books: Micah, Zephaniah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Obadiah and Joel by John M. P. Smith, William H. Ward, and Julius A. Bewer.

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A Guide to Jewish Religious Practice
by Isaak Klein / Varda Books

This is the most detailed and comprehensive guide to Jewish practice for home and synagogue, written in the spirit of Modern Orthodox and Conservative movements.

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The Other War: Israelis, Palestinians and the Struggle for Media Supremacy
by Stephanie Guttman / Varda Books

"Stephanie Gutmann, who covered the second intifada, documents in her book, 'The Other War,' how Israel, in spite of or maybe because of its strength as a democracy nearly always loses the battle for soft and sympathetic minds." The Washington Times

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The Goddess Anath
by Umberto Moshe David Cassuto; tr. Israel Abrahams / Varda Books

A major contribution to Ugaritic scholarship, The Goddess Anath--Cassuto's work on Canaanite Epics of the Patriarchal Age--is a classic authored by one of the greatest Bible scholars.

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Violence and Defense in the Jewish Experience
by Solo Baron, (editor) / Varda Books

Violence has always existed, and the Jews have been its victims for thousands of years in all parts of the world and in all periods of history. The book presents the fruits of the colloquium on Violence and Defense in Jewish History held in Tel-Aviv in 1974.

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Kiddush Ha-Shem: An Epic of 1648
by Sholom Ash / Varda Books

One of the earliest historical novels in modern Yiddish literature, Kiddush ha-Shem is a story of Jewish martyrdom during the Chmelnitsky uprising in mid-17th century Ukraine and Poland.

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THE EVOLUTION OF EXODUS TRADITION
by SAMUEL E. LOEWENSTAMM / Varda Books

A comprehensive literary inquiry into a history of the Exodus tradition as it has evolved through time. The book examines the narrative of Exodus, compares it to biblical sources as well as to information provided in Apocryphic, Pseudepigrahic, Hellenistic and Midrashic documents.

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Selected Poems of Jehudah Halevi
by Nina Salaman (translator) / Varda Books

The gift of song, cherished and tended as it was by the Spanish Jews of the Middle Ages, reached its highest development in the poems of Jehudah Halevi. His love poems are made of dew and fire. But in his poems to Zion there is no such combination of a poet's ordinary artifices. It is his soul that is the instrumentand on his heartstrings is played the song of Israel's hope.

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Folk-lore in the Old Testament: Studies in Comparative Religion Legend and Law. Vol. I
by James G. Frazer / Varda Books

Many traces of the old modes of life and thought survive in the form of folklore. A few such relics of ruder times, as they are preserved like fossils in the Old Testament, are illustrated and explained by the author in this book. The first volume covers the folklore ranging from the creation of man to the heirship of Jacob.

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STUDIES IN JEWISH EDUCATION III: Teacher, Teaching, and Community
by Janet Aviad / Varda Books

Deals with concrete issues of the teaching process in schools.

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A Separate Republic
by David Joshua Malkiel / Varda Books

Based on the Libro Grande, which is included in this volume, this authoritative analysis of the Venetian Jewish community of the 17th century gives a snapshot of the political and social structure of the Jews of Venice as they related to the general population of the Venetian Republic of that period and to the ethnic,economic, and religious diversity within their own community.

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The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon (Complete and Unabridged Electronic Edition)
by Brown, F.; Driver S.; Briggs C. / Varda Books

This is the complete and unabridged electronic edition of the twentieth century finest and most comprehensive Hebrew lexicon available to the English-speaking student of the Hebrew Scriptures.

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To Dwell in Unity: The Jewish Federation Movement in America Since 1960
by Philip Bernstein / Varda Books

The 1960s and 1970s were years of turbulent events and historic changes for the Jewish federations of North America. The book▓s title was chosen because unity is the hallmark of the federations. It is this unity that has pervaded the many federation developments in the historic and dramatic years of the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s.

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Types of Jewish-Palestinian Piety
by Adolph Buchler / Varda Books

Original and interesting study of the meaning of piety amoung observant Jews of the late Second Temple period.

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The Jews of Moslem Spain, Vol. 1
by Eliyahu Ashtor / Varda Books

This is the first volume of a monumental survey of the Jewish community in Spain under Moslem rule. (See second and third volumes here). It offers the reader access to a difficult subject. The period is recreated in a narrative that flows with life and vitality...unmatched for scholarship and readability.

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Hebrew-English Tanakh: the Jewish Bible
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Multi-platform, electronic edition of masoretic text of the Holy Scriptures placed next to classic Jewish translation.

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Hebrew: The Eternal Language
by William Chomsky / Varda Books

The extraordinary story of the Hebrew language is the subject of this book.

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Biblical and Oriental Studies (2 volumes)
by Umberto Moshe David Cassuto; tr. Israel Abrahams / Varda Books

Two-volume set of U. Cassuto's Biblical and Ancient Oriental Texts essays.

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A History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages, in 3 Volumes
by Henry Charles Lea / Varda Books

Henry Charles Lea`s three-volume The History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages (sold as a set only) is widely regarded by scholars in the field as one of the outstanding works of scholarship on the subject.

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Amulets and Magic Bowls: Aramaic Incantations of the Late Antiquity
by Joseph Naveh / Varda Books

The book contains the texts of all the legible amulets in Aramaic known today as well as 13 unpublished till now bowls. Their study allows us to peak into the religious feelings and practices of common people in the Talmudic period. The book contains a wealth of new material for the history of magic in the Middle East.

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Don Isaac Abravanel: Statesman and Philosopher
by Benzion Netanyahu / Varda Books

The story of an extraordinary personality in the history of the Jewish people. Abravanel symbolizes a life of a true son of G-d`s chosen people.

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Hanukkah: The Feast of Lights
by Emily Solis-Cohen / Varda Books

There is a glamour and mystery about the Feast of Lights. Miss Solis-Cohen takes up the challenge of Hanukkah to the modern Jew and tries to explain it. The book will appeal to adults and to children, to those who seek knowledge on the holiday's origin and history.

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Studies in Bible II (Scripta Hierosolymitana, XXXI)
by Sara Japhet / Varda Books

The seventeen articles in this collection, present a true sense of the "Jerusalem School" of Biblical scholarship with its commitment to united the unique heritage of Jewish learning with the methodology and accomplishments of modern biblical research.

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Studies in Hebrew and Ugaritic Psalms
by Avishur Yitzhak / Varda Books

The volume offers a fresh analysis of a central problem of comparative Ugaritic Biblical scholarship: the relationship between biblical psalms and Canaanite literature.

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Maimonides: Torah and Philosophic Quest
by David Hartman / Varda Books

In this original study, noted scholar and theologian David Hartman discusses the relation between Maimonides' halakhic writings and The Guide of the Perplexed. This pioneering work earned Dr. Hartman a National Jewish Book Award for a book on Jewish thought.

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The International Critical Commentary (ICC): Daniel
by James A. Montgomery / Varda Books

The very detailed handling of the original languages of Daniel (Hebrew and Aramaic) and frequent references to scholarly works in Latin, French, and German make this the commentary for scholars.

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Mishnayoth
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Jewish History: An Essay in the Philosophy of History
by Simon M. Dubnow / Varda Books

This essay exhibits in a remarkably striking way the author's art of making all things seem fresh and new, important and attractive. The author attempts, for the first time, a psychologic characterization of Jewish history. He endeavors to demonstrate the inner connection between events, and develop the ideas that underlie them.

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Aspects of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Scripta Hierosolymitana IV)
by Chaim Rabin / Varda Books

Ten contributions from various perspectives on this unique find: from the departments of Bible, Archaeology, Hebrew Philology, Linguistics, and Comparative Religion, by E.Y. Kutscher, Yigael Yudin, N. Avigad, Jacob Light, M. H. Segal, Chaim Rabin, Shemaryahu Talmon, Z. Ben-Hayyim, and David Flusser.

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Tractate Sanhedrin: Commentary and Study Guide
by Nachman Cohen / Varda Books

SANHEDRIN ( Court): Name of a treatise of the Mishnah, Tosefta, and both Talmudim. It stands fourth in the order Nezikin in most editions, and is divided into eleven chapters containing seventy-one paragraphs in all. It treats chiefly of courts and their powers, of qualifications for the office of judge, and of legal procedure and criminal law.

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The Emergence of Conservative Judaism: The Historical School in 19th Century America
by Moshe Davis / Varda Books

The book begins with description of the early decades of the past century, when American Judaism was still the expression of a religiously united community, and then probes the tensions and new forms of Jewish institutional and personal practice as they resulted from the needs of Jewish experience and from contact with American tradition, ideas and events.

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Jews, Arabs, Turks
by Jacob M. Landau / Varda Books

Select essays on Middle Eastern history dealing with Israel, Egypt and Turkey with a focus on politics and cultural relations of Jews, Arabs, and Turks.

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Matters of Life and Death
by Elliot N. Dorff / Varda Books

Incredible medical breakthroughs of today, like genetic engineering, in-vitro fertilization, and cloning, as well as the ability and choice to prolong life force us as Jews and human beings to struggle with the dilemmas posed by modern medicine. How does one decide which treatments to accept as appropriate and which not? Jewish law and ethics, as Dr. Elliot Dorff points out, which stem from the ancient teachings of the Talmud, do not directly address these modern issues, but the Jewish tradition

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Ah, Assyria... (Scripta Hierosolymitana XXXIII)
by Mordechai Cogan / Varda Books

Thirty outstanding papers on Assyrian history and its connection and impact on Biblical Israel.

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The Jewish Community: Its History and Structure to the American Revolution. Vol. III.
by Salo W. Baron / Varda Books

This is the third and final volume of the work that is centered on the European Jewish community of the Middle Ages and early modern times. The author offers a comprehensive historical and sociological analysis of the Jewish communal evolution during the Emancipation era.

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The Sages -- Their Concepts and Beliefs
by Ephraim E. Urbach / Varda Books

"...an indespensable book for all those who are curious to know how the rabbis of the Talmud handled philosophical and theological issues. It has few peers."

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THE BIBLICAL ACCOUNT OF THE CONQUEST OF CANAAN
by Yehezkel Kaufmann / Varda Books
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Candles in the Night: Jewish Tales by Gentile Authors
by Joseph Baron / Varda Books

To keep aglow the candles of human sympathy, the editor has compiled nearly a thousand items of significant non-Jewish literary and historical expression about the Jews. This volume includes twenty-three short stories and episodes from fourteen different national literatures.

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Hebrew-English Torah: The Five Books of Moses
by Varda Books / Varda Books

This is a Study Edition of the traditional Masoretic text placed next to the classic "word-for-word" Jewish translation by JPS; it features the most authoritative Hebrew text - based on the Leningrad Codex - complete with cantillation marks, vocalization and verse numbers.

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Hasidism and the Jewish Enlightenment: Their Confrontation in Galicia and Poland in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
by Raphael Mahler / Varda Books

Mahler's masterful sociological study is drawn from a variety of sources, including some Polish archival material that was later destroyed by the Nazis. This classic work, originally published in both Yiddish and Hebrew, is a prime example of movements that shaped the spiritual and cultural life of modern Jewry.

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JPS Torah Commentary: Leviticus
by Baruch A. Levine / Varda Books

Levine ably brings modern scholarship as well as rabbinic commentary to bear when discussing the text in this third book in JPS Torah Commentary series.

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Studies in Jewish Education X: In Search of Jewish Paideia : Directions in the Philosophy of the Jewish Education
by Jonathan Cohen / Varda Books

The 10th volume of Studies in Jewish Education reflects the commitment of the Hebrew University in general, and of the Melton Centre in particular, to reflection and research on issues pertaining to Jewish education. The essays and articles appearing in this volume represent the summary of a conference held in honor of Prof. Michael Rosenak on the occasion of his retirement after 33 years of research and teaching at the Melton Centre.

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Folk-lore in the Old Testament: Studies in Comparative Religion and Law. Vol. III
by James G. Frazer / Varda Books

Many traces of the old modes of life and thought survive in the form of folklore. A few such relics of ruder times, as they are preserved like fossils in the Old Testament, are illustrated and explained by the author in this book. In the third volume The Keepers of the Threshold, the Bird-Sanctuary, The Silent Widow, and other stories are discussed.

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The Battle for Jerusalem: June 5-7,1967
by Abraham Rabinovich / Varda Books

Enhanced by fascinating photographs and an epilogue tracing the subsequent lives and military careers of the key participants, Rabinovich's gripping narrative brings the reader to the scene of this brilliant military victory and emotional reunion of a people with their sacred city.

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Judaism and the Origins of Christianity
by David Flusser / Varda Books

A massive collection of scholarship of the author who has pioneered new understanding of the Jewish background of early Christianity.

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Tales of Sendebar
by Morris Epstein / Varda Books

Translated from original Hebrew version of the SEVEN SAGES, this collection of fascinating stories--based on unpublished manuscripts--makes available the complete English translation of Mishle Sendebar, the Hebrew version of an enormously popular medieval romance which originated in the East and was subsequently transmitted westward.

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JEWS, JUDAISM AND THE CLASSICAL WORLD
by Gedalyahu Alon / Varda Books

English edition of the work for which G. Alon received prestigious Israel Prize. Anyone interested in the origin of the modern Jewish law and the history of the Second Temple must read this book.

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The International Critical Commentary (ICC): Jobs (in 2 volumes)
by GEORGE BUCHANAN Gray / Varda Books

Electronic edition of the massive commentary on the Book of Job.

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Jewish Influence on Christian Reform Movements
by Newman, Louis I. / Varda Books

This work is a study of a few typical Reform Movements or heresies in the history of Catholicism during the Middle Ages and of Protestantism during the Reformation era. It has been undertaken with a view to describing and analyzing the contributions by Jews and Judaism to the rise and development of these movements.

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Encounter with Emancipation: The German Jews in the United States, 1830-1914
by Naomi W. Cohen / Varda Books

This superbly documented study, enriched by anecdotes and illustrations, portrays the first genuine encounter of Jewish society with emancipation.

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The Responsa Literature
by Solomon Freehof / Varda Books

An interesting presentation of an extraordinary type of correspondence between communities and foremost Jewish authorities during the past fifteen hundred years by which social, economic and religious problems were discussed and solved.

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The International Critical Commentary (ICC): DEUTERONOMY
by S. R. Driver / Varda Books

Electronic edition of one of the author's finest achievements.

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Jews, Pagans and Christians In Conflict
by David Rokeah / Varda Books

A fresh look at the propaganda wars between Jews and Pagans as well as Christians and Pagans during the first centuries of the common era.

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Jew or Juif?: Jews, French Canadians, and Anglo-Canadians, 1759-1914
by Michael Brown / Varda Books

Michael Brown`s landmark study offers an unusual perspective on the origins of Canadian-Jewish assimilation in Anglo-Canada and the fear and insecurity that Canadian Jews experienced under the French Canadians.

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Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar, 2nd English Edition
by E. Kautzsch / Varda Books

Interactive edition of one of the most important Biblical Hebrew grammar ever published in English.

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The Conversos of Majorca. Hispania Judaica, v. 5
by Angela Selke / Varda Books

Life and death in a crypto-Jewish community of Conversos of XVII century Majorca.

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Sacred Fragments: Recovering Theology for the Modern Jew
by Neil Gillman / Varda Books

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award, this book will be a stimulating and rewarding step to exploring and restoring Jewish theology and faith at a time when belief is continually challenged and yet so very needed.

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The Jewish Community: Its History and Structure to the American Revolution. Vol. I.
by Salo W. Baron / Varda Books

This is the first volume of the work that is centered on the European Jewish community of the Middle Ages and early modern times. The author offers a comprehensive historical and sociological analysis of the Jewish communal evolution during the Emancipation era.

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JPS Torah Commentary: Genesis
by Nahum M. Sarna / Varda Books

The JPS Torah Commentary series guides readers through the words and ideas of the Torah. Each volume is the work of a scholar who stands at the pinnacle of his field.

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The Jews of Moslem Spain, Vol. 2/3
by Eliyahu Ashtor / Varda Books

The second and third volume of a monumental survey of the Jewish community in Spain under Moslem rule. (See first volume here) It offers the reader access to a difficult subject. The period is recreated in a narrative that flows with life and vitality...unmatched for scholarship and readability.

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The International Critical Commentary (ICC): Ezra and Nehemiah
by Loring W. Batten / Varda Books

A commentary on one of the most interesting for the modern reader books of the Bible.

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The Documentary Hypothesis and the Composition of the Pentateuch: Eight Lectures
by Umberto Moshe David Cassuto; tr. Israel Abrahams / Varda Books

Although originally published more then 50 years ago, this little Cassuto's book is still probably the best, most focused attack on Wellhausen's Documentary Hypothesis and a powerful defense of the integrity of the biblical text.

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Treatise Ta`anit of the Babylonian Talmud: Critically Edited and Provided With A Translation and Notes
by Henry Malter / Varda Books

This book presents the first critical edition of the Talmudic text based on a minute collation of all the existing manuscripts and early editions of the Talmud itself, as well as of the Mishnah, Tosefta, the numerous halakic and haggadic Midrashim, the Yerushalmi, and the so-called Minor Tractates. The text is translated and elucidated for the benefit of a wider circle of readers, who are not in a position to study the original.

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Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue Music
by Edwin Seroussi / Varda Books
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The Jews of Egypt: From Ramses II to Emperor Hadrian
by Joseph Modrzejewski / Varda Books

This is the story of the adventures and misadventures of the Jewish people in the land of Egypt shrouded in the mists of biblical history under the Pharaohs; the strange intermezzo of the Jewish mercenary detachment on the island of Elephantine on the upper Nile; the apogee of Jewish culture under the Ptolemies; and, finally, the Jewish community's rapid decline and catastrophic disappearance under Roman rule.

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The Pharisees: The Sociological Background of Their Faith (2 volume-set)
by Louis Finkelstein / Varda Books

The Pharisees constituted a religious Order of singular influence in the history of civilization. Judaism, Christianity, and Mohammedanism all derive from this ancient Palestinian Society. This book uncovers the origins and fundamental aspects of Pharisees' faith from sociological point of view.

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Zionism at the UN: A Diary of the First Days
by Eliahu Elath / Varda Books

This book records in diary form the events the author was involved in as an emissary of the Political Department of the Jewish Agency for Palestine to the United Nations Conference, meeting in San Francisco in the late spring and early summer of 1945. The demand for a Jewish state on the official level was first made clear at this conference.

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The International Critical Commentary (ICC): Psalms (in 2 volumes)
by Charles A. Briggs, / Varda Books

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Origins of the Kabbalah
by Gershom Scholem / Varda Books

Gershom Scholem opened up a once esoteric world of Jewish mysticism, the Kabbalah, to concerned students of religion: a tradition of repeated attempts to achieve and portray direct experiences of God. A history of the Kabbalah before the Zohar, this book analyzes the leading ideas of Jewish mysticism up to the period of its classical formulation.

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The Bunker
by Charles Goldstein / Varda Books

The book tells a story of seven Jews who succeeded in escaping the massacre of Jews that followed the Warsaw uprising in 1944. From about September 1944 until January 1945 the author lived with six others in a bunker under inconceivable conditions. Yet they survived. How they managed this is told in The Bunker.

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History of the Jews in Russia and Poland, Vol. 2: From the Death of Alexander I until the Death of Alexander III. (18251894)
by Simon M. Dubnow / Varda Books

A History of the Jews in Russia and Poland from the pen of S. M. Dubnow (based upon a work in Russian which was especially prepared for JPS) needs neither justification nor recommendation. The work is divided into thee volumes. The second volume treats of the history of Russian Jewry from the death of Alexander I (1825) until the death of Alexander III (1894).

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The International Critical Commentary (ICC): Chronicles
by Curtis, E. L.; Madsen, A. A. / Varda Books

The author of this interesting work, has little sympathy with that subjective criticism which prescribes beforehand an author's scheme of composition and then regards all contrary to this scheme as interpolations or supplements.

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Mekhilta de-Rabbi Ishmael (3 vols.)
by Jacob Lauterbach (tr.) / Varda Books

An electronic edition of JPS's original 3-volume set, based on manuscript and early editions.

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Divine Law in Human Hands
by Jacob Katz / Varda Books

A revealing look at the reciprocal relationship between the Halakha as an abstract system and the realities of the Jewish life.

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A Grammar of Samaritan Hebrew
by Zeev Ben-Hayyim / Varda Books

The importance of the Samaritan pronunciation of Hebrew has gained wide acceptance as essential for reaching a correct understanding of the processes that affected the development of the Hebrew language in the late second temple period.

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Tanakh: Interactive Hebrew Bible
by Varda Books / Varda Books

Cross-platform, interactive, new electronic edition of the Leningrad Codex, the oldest complete manuscript of the Hebrew Bible.

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Hellenism
by Joseph Bentwich / Varda Books

This book is intended for those interested in the conflict of Judaism with the culture of the ancient world and its impact on the Jewish life of today.

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History of the Jews, Vol. 4: From the Rise of the Kabbala (1270 C.E.) to the Permanent Settlement of the Marranos in Holland (1618 C.E.)
by Heinrich Graetz / Varda Books

A condensed reproduction of the first comprehensive attempt to write the history of the Jews as the history of a living people and from a Jewish point of view. The fourth volume covers the period from the rise of the Kabbala to the permanent settlement of the Marranos in Holland.

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Esther's Plea
by Nachman Cohen / Varda Books

A facinated exploration of the tie-in between hallachic decision making process and politics through the analysis of the disputes of R. Yehoshua and R. Elazar haModi'in in Tractate Megillah.

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Like a Reed: the Message of the Mezuza
by Yehuda Cahn / Varda Books

A thoughtful reminder of what is really important in life.

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The International Critical Commentary (ICC): Amos and Hosea
by W. R. Harper / Varda Books

The author has taken up in connection with the first two of the immortal Twelve, many questions that concern just as closely the prophetic books. It is especially felt in the Introduction; in fact Harper's introduction to Amos and Hosea is really an introduction to Prophecy as such.

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Maimonides
by David Yellin / Varda Books

The first of a series of books dealing with Jewish Worthies, this volume presents the biography of, perhaps, the most famous Jewish thinker of the Middle Ages with special regard to the general history of the period at which he lived.

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The Jews of Arab Lands in Modern Times
by Normal A. Stillman / Varda Books

Norman A. Stillman continues the saga he so eloquently began in his first volume, The Jews of Arab Lands, up through the dramatic events of the twentieth century. This book focuses on the forces, events, and personalities that over the past 150 years have shaped the Jewish communities of the Arab world.

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THE ECONOMIC CONDITIONS OF JUDAEA
by Adolph Buchler / Varda Books

A broad survey of economic and political conditions in Judaea after Destruction of the Second Temple.

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Jesus of Nazareth
by Joseph Klausner / Varda Books

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New Heart, New Spirit: Biblical Humanism for Modern Israel
by Arie Lova Eliav / Varda Books

New Heart, New Spirit confronts the ethical and moral values of the Bible in the context of the critical situation that Israel and Zionism are facing. It is an outcry and a challenge to the xenophobic movements focused on holy wars, power, land, and blood.

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The Jews of Santa Coloma de Queralt. Hispania Judaica, v. 6
by Assis Yom / Varda Books

A reconstruction of the Jewish life in a small community, on the basis of notary acts found in local archives.

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Jerusalem Curiosities
by Abraham E. Millgram / Varda Books

This volume not only seeks to provide pleasurable reading but also enables the reader to grasp Jerusalem's unique role in the history of mankind. Those who read this book will encounter Jerusalem with eyes that see and hearts that understand.

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Historisch-kritisches Lehrgebäude der hebräischen Sprache (in drei Bänden)
by F. Ε. König / Varda Books

This is the largest compilation of grammatical material for Hebrew Bible.

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The Guide for the Perplexed
by Moses Maimonides / Varda Books

This is the full, unabridged text of one of the greatest philosophic works of all time. Written by a 12th-century thinker who was equally active as an original philosopher and as a Biblical and Talmudic scholar, it is both a classic of great historical importance and a work of living signicance today.

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Folk-lore in the Old Testament: Studies in Comparative Religion Legend and Law. Vol. II
by James G. Frazer / Varda Books

Many traces of the old modes of life and thought survive in the form of folklore. A few such relics of ruder times, as they are preserved like fossils in the Old Testament, are illustrated and explained by the author in this book. The second volume covers Jacob and the kidskins, the passage through the Red Sea, the judgment of Solomon, and other stories.

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The Torah: The Five Books of Moses
by JPS / Varda Books

This acclaimed new translation of the Torah--the Holy Scriptures of the Jewish people,--was prepared according to the Masoretic Text by the Jewish Publication Society (Philadelphia), world`s oldest Jewish book publisher. Electronic version of it, which is a searchable replica of the printed version was prepared by Varda Books in 2002, with all the latest corrections and revisions having been incorporated.

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The Life of the People in Biblical Times
by Max Radin / Varda Books

When books survive as long as our biblical collection has survived, a certain discrepancy between intention and comprehension is inevitable. But if we wish to read attentively, we must make the effort to reconstruct the concrete shell of the past as well as its essential spiritual factors. This is exactly what this book gives us.

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The International Critical Commentary (ICC): PROVERBS
by Crawford H. Toy / Varda Books

"... the crown belongs to Crawford H. Toy's voluminous interpretation of the book of Proverbs"--Rudolf Smend, from " Wisdom in Ancient Israel", Cambridge, 1997.

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To Do the Right and the Good
by Elliot N. Dorff / Varda Books

A thought-provoking examination of Jewish social ethics in relation to the mores of contemporary society. In this book, Rabbi Dorff focuses on the social aspects of the Jewish tradition, while tackling such timely topics as war and peace, poverty, intrafaith and interfaith relations, and forgiveness.

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Coat of Many Cultures: The Story of Joseph in Spanish Literature. 1200-1492
by Michael D. McGaha / Varda Books

The book presents seven works based on the biblical story. All of these works are unmistakably Spanish, though many of them are also undeniably Jewish or Muslim.

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Studies in Jewish Education II: Jewish Educational Research in Diaspora
by Michael Rosenak / Varda Books

History, trends and problems with the Jewish education in America.

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Studies in Jewish Education XI: Languages and Literatures in Jewish Education
by Jonathan Cohen / Varda Books

Languages and Literatures in Jewish Education is dedicated to Prof. Michael Rosenak, the founder of the discipline of the Philosophy of Jewish Education.

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The Book of Delight and Other Papers
by Israel Abrahams / Varda Books

The book contains eight chapters of an absorbing text, including The Book of Delight, A Visit to Hebron, Medieval Mayfaring, and Marriages Are Made in Heaven.

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Ahad Ha-Am Asher Ginzberg: A Biography
by Leon Simon / Varda Books

Ahad Ha-Am's spiritual Zionism is still as capable, as it was fifty years ago, of giving inspiration and guidance to a large segment of the Jewry.

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Studies in Jewish Education V: Teaching Classical Jewish Texts
by Howard Deitcher / Varda Books

This volume is dedicated to issues arising in the process of teaching classical Jewish texts.

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Studies in Jewish Education VI: Teaching Jewish Values
by Asher Shkedi / Varda Books

The emphasis of this volume is on teaching of Jewish values and the development of the curriculum.

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The Ambivalent American Jew: Politics, Religion, and Family in American Jewish Life
by Charles Liebman / Varda Books

This book depicts the evolution of American Judaism from its European roots illustrating this theme by focusing on special segments of the community and on Jewish political liberalism, the great effort of American Jews to reshape their political environment to minimize the survival-integration tension.

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Come Under the Wings: A Midrash on Ruth
by Grace Goldin / Varda Books

Grace Goldin makes the character of Ruth more vivid in her poetry. Two classical idioms, that of the Jewish imagination, and that of English verse, are strikingly joined in the book.

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Chess in Jewish History and Hebrew Literature
by Victor A. Keats / Varda Books

This book deals with the origins of chess from before 500 A.D. and its appearance in Jewish sources and literature until the middle of the 19th century.

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The Jews of the Kingdom of Valencia. Hispania Judaica, v. 9
by Jose Hinojosa Montalvo / Varda Books

A comprehensive study of the Jews in this kingdom from the massacres of 1391 to the Expulsion.

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and Hannah wept: Infertility, Adoption, and the Jewish Couple
by Michael Gold / Varda Books

The definitive work on Judaism`s approach to infertility, pregnancy loss, and adoption.

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The International Critical Commentary (ICC): NUMBERS
by GEORGE BUCHANAN Gray / Varda Books

A major work of interpretation, which served--according to Baruch Levin's own words--as anchor and compass for his Anchor Bible commentary on Numbers.

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The End of Time
by David Horowitz / Varda Books

A stunning departure from the polemics and social criticism that have made Horowitz one of our most controversial public intellectuals, The End of Time is a wide ranging, unflinching and lyrical meditation on subjects ranging from what parents inadvertently teach us in their deaths, to the forbidding reality of the cancer ward and the way in which figures like Mohammed Atta use death to become gods of their own mad creation.

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Education in Israel
by Joseph Bentwich / Varda Books

Education in Israel gives a full account of the present school system in Israel and should be of interest to educationists of the modern world. For Israel is a microcosm of the modern world.

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Tractate Rosh Hashana
by Nachman Cohen / Varda Books

For those who wish to go beyond superficial, Master A Mesikta Series is a perfect companion for the study of Talmud. The series provides important background information on Talmud and clarifies its content by focusing on controversies that give it such a power. Using outlines, elucidations, pointed comments, explanations of the sequence, topic overviews, and highlighting the interaction between aggadic portions and legal discussions, the author enables a student to rapidly master material

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Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer
by Gerald Friedlander (Translator and editor) / Varda Books

Kabbalistic midrashic work on Genesis, part of Exodus, and a few sentences of Numbers ascribed to R. Eliezer b. Hyrcanus.

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ARAMAIC OSTRACA OF THE FOURTH CENTURY BC FROM IDUMAEA
by Joseph Naveh / Varda Books

The 201 of containing in the book Aramaic ostraca dating 361-311 BC are almost exclusive source for the study of the ethnic structure and the economic life for end of the Persian rule in the Land of Israel and the beginning of the Hellenistic period.

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The Jewish Encyclopedia
by Isidore Singer / Varda Books

The monumental 12-volume work which laid the foundation of Jewish scholarship in America, written by more than 400 contributors from all over the world--many considered "the founding fathers" of their respective disciplines,--The Jewish Encyclopedia remains a standard requirement for any collection of Judaica.

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Three Jewish Communities in Medieval Valencia. Hispania Judaica, v. 8
by DONATE Sebastia / Varda Books

The history of three Jewish Communities in Medieval Valencia: Castellón de la Plana, Burriana, Villarreal.

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Magic Spells and Formulae: Aramaic Incantations of Late Antiquity
by Shaul Shaked / Varda Books

Following the publication of "Amulets and Magic Bowls", several new magic texts were made available to the authors. Presented in the same scholarly manner,this is a valuable insight into the religious life and practices of common people in the Talmudic period.

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Life, Liberty and the Defense of Dignity: The Challenge for Bioethics
by Leon R. Kass / Varda Books

Thoughful, often profound writting about the limits of science and the limits of life, about what makes us human and gives us human dignity.

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The Sephardi Legacy II
by Beinart Haim / Varda Books
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Studies in Jewish Education VII: The Beginnings of Jewish Educational Institutions
by Walter Ackerman / Varda Books

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History of the Jews in Russia and Poland, Vol. 1: From the Beginning until the Death of Alexander I (1825)
by Simon M. Dubnow / Varda Books

A History of the Jews in Russia and Poland from the pen of S. M. Dubnow (based upon a work in Russian which was especially prepared for JPS) needs neither justification nor recommendation. The work is divided into thee volumes. The first volume contains the history of the Jews of Russia and Poland from its beginnings until 1825.

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Consolation for the Tribulations of Israel
by Martin A. Cohen / Varda Books

Many centuries ago a thoughtful and scholarly Jew asked the question: Why do the righteous suffer? Anxious to help us reach out for an answer, a brilliant young scholar, Martin A. Cohen, has prepared a translation of Consolaam as tribulaoens de Israel, a history of the Jews written by a Portuguese Marrano who had witnessed the tragic events that befell his people in Portugal in the first half of the sixteenth century.

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Studies in Aggadah and Folk-Literature (Scripta Hierosolymitana, XXII)
by Joseph Heinemann / Varda Books

With the acception of one article, "Tales of the Sage" by Uffenheimer, which concerns with Biblical exegesis, all other contributions approach their material from literary perspective or as a part of investigation into their history.

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Thesaurus of the Medieaval Hebrew Poetry, in 4 volumes
by Israel Davidson / Varda Books

Lists 35,000 poems and prayers culled from printed and manuscript sources (many from Cairo Genizah) and their variations, i.e. almost every Hebrew poem and its variations composed after canonization of the Hebrew Bible until 18th c.e.... with listings of sacred poetry reaching into the 20th century.

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Defenses of the Imagination: Jewish Writers and Historical Crisis
by Robert Alter / Varda Books

A carefully selected set of critical and biographical essays that offer analyses of a spectrum of poems, stories, historical and critical works by selected Jewish writers, who witnessed the presence of humanistic values in the most ghastly historical circumstances of the twentieth century.

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Studies in Jewish Education IV: Curriculum and the teaching of Hebrew
by Janet Aviad / Varda Books

The present volume, the fourth in the series Studies in Jewish Education, is dedicated to the subject of curriculum and the teaching of Hebrew.

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Early History of the Alphabet
by Joseph Naveh / Varda Books

A most enjoyable and informative book. . . an excellent introduction to epigraphy and paleography of ancient Semitic languages . . . contains a wealth of information compiled into a simple to understand format.

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Studia Biblica et Ecclesiastica, in 5 volumes
by S. R. Driver / Varda Books

This five-volume set represents the finest work of the late nineteenth century Biblical scholarship.

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Encyclopedia Biblica: A Critical Dictionary of the Literary, Political, and Religious History, the Archæology, Geography, and Natural History of the Bible (in 4 volumes)
by Thomas Kelly Cheyne / Varda Books

New electronic edition of classic four-volume Bible-focused encyclopedia supplied with sophisticated navigation, single-click lookup of original Hebrew text, and copy/paste functionality that comes with automatically generated bibliography.

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Palestine in the 18th Century
by Amnon Cohen / Varda Books
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MEDICINE AND MEDICAL ETHICS IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN SPAIN
by Samuel Kottek / Varda Books
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Mystic Tales from the Zohar
by Aryeh Wineman / Varda Books

A translation of eight of the most interesting narratives found in the Zohar. In addition, the book contains a comprehensive introduction, a glossary, notes, and a bibliography.

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Trujillo: A Jewish Community in Extremadura on the Eve of the Expulsion from Spain. Hispania Judaica, v. 2
by Beinart Haim / Varda Books

Based on documents published for the first time, this book reveals the life and surroundings of a community lulled into a false sense of security and endeavouring to build its life in peace while the war against Granada continues.

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A Commentary on the Book of Exodus
by Umberto Moshe David Cassuto; tr. Israel Abrahams / Varda Books

The last of the commentaries rendered into English, this Cassuto's work ranks among the finest modern contributions to the treasury of Biblical learning.

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Conversos on Trial. Hispania Judaica, v. 3
by Beinart Haim / Varda Books

This story is eloquently related on the basis of Inquisition files which depict the Conversos' deep yearning to their Jewish past and the ultimate sacrifice they were prepared to offer for their continued adherence to their ancestral faith.

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History of the Jews, Vol. 2: From the Reign of Hyrcanus (135 B.C.E.) to the Completion of the Babylonian Talmud (500 C.E.)
by Heinrich Graetz / Varda Books

A condensed reproduction of the first comprehensive attempt to write the history of the Jews as the history of a living people and from a Jewish point of view. The second volume covers the period from the reign of Hyrcanus to the completion of the Babylonian Talmud.

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The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges: The Book of Deuteronomy
by A. F. Kirkpatrick / Varda Books

The force and individuality of this Book; its consistency and distinctiveness from the other documents of the Pentateuch as well as its differences from much of the custom and practice both in early and later Israel, make it stand out.

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The International Critical Commentary (ICC): Ecclesiastes
by George Aaron Barton / Varda Books

A straightforward, engaging commentary on the Book of Kohelet.

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My Brother`s Keeper: A History of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 1929-1939.
by Yehuda Bauer / Varda Books

This book deals with the efforts of American Jews - through their overseas aid organization, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee - to come the aid of European Jewry in the crucial prewar decade, 1929-1939.

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The Jewish Community: Its History and Structure to the American Revolution. Vol.II.
by Salo W. Baron / Varda Books

The second volume of the work that is centered on the European Jewish community of the Middle Ages and early modern times. The author offers a comprehensive historical and sociological analysis of the Jewish communal evolution during the Emancipation era.

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