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Judaic Scholar Digital Reference Library I

Published:   2003
Books:   100
Contributors: Lea, Baer, Roth, Chouraqui, Baron, Abrahams, Alter, Netanyahu, Bentwich, Frazer, Bauer, Chomsky, Dubnow, Graetz, Jacobs, Baek, Dorff, Ash, Ginzberg, Yellin, Hartman, Scholem, Twersky, Borowitz, Gillman, Ibn Gabirol, Maimonides, Baron, Radin, Modrzejewski, Ashtor, Luzzatto, Finkelstein, Freehof, Lamm, Strack and many others.

This CD includes the world"s largest library of English-language digital Judaica; an unprecedented collection of 100, many award winning, titles:

  • Books are in easy-to-read, attractive Scholar PDF format

  • All made to match their original printed edition page for page

  • Every one possesses sophisticated navigation system

  • TOCs are linked to relevant Chapter openings

  • Endnote references are hyper-linked to endnotes and back

  • Each Subject Index entry is linked to its corresponding text

  • Searchable individually or collectively in different ways

  • Printing and copying are unrestricted (for personal use only)

  • Infinitively expandable

Placed one on top of another, printed versions of these books would create a stack more then 12 feet high.

Among them are such classics as:

  • History of the Jews (Graetz, 6 vols.)

  • The Pharisees (Finkelstein, 2 vols.)

  • The Jewish Community (Baron, 3 vols.)

  • Legends of the Bible (Ginzberg)

  • Torah: The Five Books of Moses (JPS)

  • And over 100 additional titles . . .

In this release, they fit all on one CD-ROM to provide you with maximum portability. If purchased separately, the price of these books in Scholar PDF format is $1,776--this format allows not only cross-file searching but also unrestricted printing and copying (for personal use only); today, however, you can purchase this collection for only $345, or less than $3.50 per book.

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

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

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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   A History of the Jews in Christian Spain. Vol. 2
by Yitzhak Baer /Varda Books/ eBookShuk

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 History of the Marranos
by Cecil Roth /Varda Books/ eBookShuk

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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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   Candles in the Night: Jewish Tales by Gentile Authors
by Joseph Baron /Varda Books/ eBookShuk

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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   Chapters on Jewish Literature
by Israel Abrahams /Varda Books/ eBookShuk

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

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

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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   Community and Polity: The Organizational Dynamics Of American Jewry (Revised and Updated Edition)
by Daniel J. Elazar /Varda Books/ eBookShuk

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

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

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

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

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

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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   Education in Israel
by Joseph Bentwich /Varda Books/ eBookShuk

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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