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A Coat of Many Colours (Colors); Two Centuries of Jewish Life in Canada., Abella, Irving.
1 Abella, Irving. A Coat of Many Colours (Colors); Two Centuries of Jewish Life in Canada.
Toronto, Canada Lester & Orpen Dennys 1990 088619251X / 9780886192518 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
8vo - 24.5 x 22.5 cm.; [10] - 248 pp.Black cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine. Stated first edition. A history of the Jews in Canada illustrated with over 300 photographs. Published in conjunction with a touring exhibition from the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Abella is one of Canada's leading authorities of Jewish life in Canada. Includes extensive list of sources and 6 page index. Slight fading / sunning on the top edges of the boards and dust jacket. 10887 
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Embracing the Covenant, Converts to Judaism Talk about Why and How., Berkowitz, Rabbi Allan L. and Patti Moskovitz. (editors).
2 Berkowitz, Rabbi Allan L. and Patti Moskovitz. (editors). Embracing the Covenant, Converts to Judaism Talk about Why and How.
Woodstock, Vermont. Jewish Lights Publishing. 1996 1879045508 / 9781879045507 Softcover Fine 
8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xix - 148 pp. A companion to the Conversion Process for "Jews-by-Choice" and their families. Written for the person considering the choice of Judaism, it provides personal insights from over 50 people who have made this decision. It also speaks to their families to help them understand why the decision was made. An as-new and unused book. 3172 
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Ecology and the Jewish Spirit: Where Nature and the Sacred Meet., Bernstein, Ellen (editor).
3 Bernstein, Ellen (editor). Ecology and the Jewish Spirit: Where Nature and the Sacred Meet.
Woodstock, Vermont Jewish Lights Publishing 1998 1879045885 / 9781879045880 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 277 pp. Wine red paper over boards with gilt lettering on spine. Respect for the holiness of Creation, our duty to protect the natural world, reverence for the land - a focus on nature is part of the fabric of Jewish thought. Here is a collection of essays exploring this topic. Contributors are: Jeff Sultar, Shamu Fenyvesi, Neal Joseph Loevinger, Bradley Shavit Artson, Ellen Bernstein, Everett Gendler, Charles Fenyvesi, Eliezer Diamond, Robert Sand, Debra Robbins, Lawrence Troster, Dan Fink, Marc Sirinsky, Ellen Cohn, Eileen Abrams, Neil Gillman, David Ehrenfeld, Victor Raboy, Shira Dicker, Barry Freundel, Philip Bentley, David Gedzelman, Marc Swetlitz. The dust jacket and book show a hint of shelf wear. 7265 
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Jeremiah: Man and Prophet., Blank, Sheldon H.
4 Blank, Sheldon H. Jeremiah: Man and Prophet.
Cincinnati, Ohio. Hebrew Union College Press. 1961 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; xii - 260 pp. Aqua blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. With four 'additional notes' of some length, 8 page index of biblical passages, 6 page general index and a 1 page index and glossary of Hebrew terms. The library markings are the usual though neatly done and the one external marking is the library name stamped on the text block fore edge. Otherwise 'tis clean with a sound binding.; Ex-Library 28813 
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Religion from A to Z., Bulka, Rabbi Reuven.
5 Bulka, Rabbi Reuven. Religion from A to Z.
Renfrew, Ontario. General Store Publishing House 2005 1897113323 / 9781897113325 Softcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 152 pp. "Bulka has been answering religion-based questions for readers of the Ottawa Citizen for years. Here is a compendium of their questions and his answers." Inscribed by author on title page. A clean, tight copy.; Signed by Author 16125 
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Jewish Tales of Mystic Joy., Buxbaum, Yitzhak.
6 Buxbaum, Yitzhak. Jewish Tales of Mystic Joy.
San Francisco, California Jossey-Bass 2002 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
12mo - 19.5 x 13.5 cm.; xvi - 267 pp. Green blue paper over boards with silver gilt lettering on spine. A selection of Jewish tales chosen so as to demonstrate that the soul's natural state is one of bliss and can be realized by 'succumbing" to the mystical tendencies that are our nature. Buxbaum is a 'maggid' living in New York City which can be a mystical experience in and of itself - or so I am told. The glossary at the back of the book allows you to sound mystical at least. 11436 
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Self, Struggle and Change, Family Conflict Stories in Genesis and Their Healing Insights for Our Lives., Cohen, Norman J.
7 Cohen, Norman J. Self, Struggle and Change, Family Conflict Stories in Genesis and Their Healing Insights for Our Lives.
Woodstock, Vermont. Jewish Lights Publishing. 1995 1879045192 / 9781879045194 Hard Cover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; 209 pp. "By bringing the people in Genesis to life . . . . (this book) shows us how to find wholeness in our lives." Cohen looks at the lives of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Ishmael and Isaac, Jacob and Esau, Leah and Rachel, and Joseph and his brothers. Extensive end notes and a list of suggested further readings. Cohen is Dean of the New York School of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and Professor of Midrash. An as-new and unused book. 3170 
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Voices from Genesis: Guiding Us through the Stages of Life., Cohen, Norman J.
8 Cohen, Norman J. Voices from Genesis: Guiding Us through the Stages of Life.
Woodstock, Vermont. Jewish Lights Publishing. 1998 1879045753 / 9781879045750 Hard Cover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 179 pp. Combining midrash (finding modern meaning from ancient biblical texts) with the developmental psychology insights of Erik Erikson, Cohen explores the great characters of Genesis, letting the wisdom of the ancient text resonate with our modern lives. An as-new and unused book. 3249 
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American Modernity & Jewish Identity., Cohen, Steven M.
9 Cohen, Steven M. American Modernity & Jewish Identity.
New York. Tavistock Publications. 1983 0422777501 / 9780422777506 Softcover Near Fine 
8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; xvi - 210 pp. Foreword by Charles E. Silberman. Well footnoted, two indices and a twelve page bibliography. The covers show a trace of shelf wear, otherwise the book appears to have never been used. 22628 
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Meditation from the Heart of Judaism: Today's Teachers Share Their Practices, Techniques, and Faith., Davis, Avram. (editor).
10 Davis, Avram. (editor). Meditation from the Heart of Judaism: Today's Teachers Share Their Practices, Techniques, and Faith.
Woodstock, Vermont. Jewish Lights Publishing. 1997 187904577X / 9781879045774 First Edition Hard Cover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 237 pp. A "how to" guide for both beginning and experienced meditators. Essays by Sylvia Boorstein, Alan Brill, Andrea Cohen-Keiner, David Cooper, Avram Davis, Nan Fink, Steve Fisdel, Shefa Gold, Lynn Gottleib, Edward Hoffman, Lawrence Kushner, Alan Lew, Shaul Magid, Daniel C. Matt, Jonathan Omer-Man, Mindy Ribner, Susie Schneider, Rami Shapiro, Shohama Wiener, Shelia Peltz Weinberg, Laibl Wolf, and David Zeller. An as-new and unused book. 3246 
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The Spirit of Renewal: Finding Faith after the Holocaust., Feld, Edward.
11 Feld, Edward. The Spirit of Renewal: Finding Faith after the Holocaust.
Woodstock, Vermont. Jewish Lights Publishing. 1994 1879045400 / 9781879045408 Softcover Near Fine 
8vo - 23 x 15.5 cm.; xvi - 189 pp. In a voice that is engaging, often poetic, Feld helps the modern reader understand events that span almost 4, 000 years of the history of Judaism. He explores four key events: the Babylonian exile, the Bar Kochba revolutions, the Holocaust, and the establishment of the State of Israel and shows how, even under the most traumatic of circumstances, Judaism survives, renewing itself and flourishing again. Feld is rabbi at the Society for the Advancement of Judaism in NYC. An as-new and unused book. 3253 
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Biblical Text and Texture: A Literary Reading of Selected Texts., Fishbane, Michael.
12 Fishbane, Michael. Biblical Text and Texture: A Literary Reading of Selected Texts.
Oxford, UK. Oneworld Publications. 1998 1851681515 / 9781851681518 Softcover Very Good 
8vo - 20.5 x 13.5 cm.; xiv - 154 pp. First published in 1979, this is a later reprint. From the back cover: ". . . Fishbane considers the overall framework of the Hebrew Bible and explores how textures and structures are used to create literary and spiritual unity. His study offers a unique perspective on the inner meanings of the biblical text." Eleven pages of notes and a 3 page index. Mild wear to the cover edges and a remainder dot on the tail edge of the text block. Otherwise clean and tight. 27249 
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Interwoven Destinies: Jews and Christians Through the Ages., Fisher, Eugene J. (editor).
13 Fisher, Eugene J. (editor). Interwoven Destinies: Jews and Christians Through the Ages.
New York. Paulist Press. 1993 0809133636 / 9780809133635 Softcover Very Good 
8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; viii - 154 pp. Contents: 1 - "The Teaching of Jesus in His Context" by Daniel J. Harrington, 2 - "Turning the Corner in Dialogue: A Jewish Approach to Early Christian Writings" by Michael J. Cook, 3 - "The Parting of the Ways Reconsidered: Diversity in Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations in the Roman Empire, A Jewish Perspective" by Martha Himmelfarb, 4 - "The Parting of the Ways: A View from the Perspective of Early Christianity, A Christian Perspective" by John G. Gager, 5 - "Medieval Jews on Christianity: Polemical Strategies and Theological Defense" by Jeremy Cohen, 6 - "Persons and Their Institutions: Medieval Popes and Jews" by Edward A. Synan, 7 - "The Reformation and the Jews" by Alice L. Eckardt, 8 - "The Enlightenment and Western Religion" by Arthur Hertzberg, 9 - "Epilogue" by Eugene J. Fisher. Library markings, of which none are external, are a stamp on the first page and a stamp and unused pocket on the verso of the last page. Small sticker scar on the back cover, otherwise very clean and tight.; Ex-Library 22567 
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Judaism From Cyrus to Hadrian; Vol. I: The Persian and Greek Periods, Vol. II: The Roman Period, Grabbe, Lester L.
14 Grabbe, Lester L. Judaism From Cyrus to Hadrian; Vol. I: The Persian and Greek Periods, Vol. II: The Roman Period
Minneapolis, MN Fortress Press. 1991 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; Vol. I: lx - 311 pp.; Vol. II: xx, pp. 313-722. From flyleaf: "Grabbe offers an accessible and reliable account of the sources, history, and interpretation of the age that gave form to Judaism and consituted the cradle of Christianity. For each historical segment the reader will find an assessment of the primary extant sources, a survey of the major interpretive issues, a synthesis of the history, a bibliography of modern works." Lester Grabbe was Senior Lecturer in Old Testament and Early Judaism at the University of Hull, England at the time of this publication. Chronology, Bibliography, Indices. Light wear on volumes, volume II has a bit of inked marginalia on two pages otherwise both texts are clean and bindings sturdy. Dust jackets only have bit of minor edgewear. 21646 
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The Year Mom Got Religion: One Woman's Midlife Journey Into Judaism, Hendler, Lee Meyerhoff
15 Hendler, Lee Meyerhoff The Year Mom Got Religion: One Woman's Midlife Journey Into Judaism
Woodstock, Vermont Jewish Lights Publishing 1998 1580230008 / 9781580230001 First Edition Hard Cover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xiv - 179 pp. A spiritual autobiography. Lee Hendler is a popular and inspiring lecturer on leadership, Jewish identity, and intergenerational philanthropy. An as-new and unused book. 3248 
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The Historical Bible: The Makers and Teachers of Judaism: From the Fall of Jerusalem to the Death of Herod the Great. (Volume IV in the series)., Kent, Charles Foster.
16 Kent, Charles Foster. The Historical Bible: The Makers and Teachers of Judaism: From the Fall of Jerusalem to the Death of Herod the Great. (Volume IV in the series).
New York. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1911 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
12mo - 18.5 x 12.5 cm.; xii - 323 pp. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering on the spine and blind stamped border rules on the front and back boards. Illustrated with maps (4, one of which is a 3 panel folded map) and charts (2, both of which are folding). Two appendices - "A Practical Reference Library" and "General Questions and Subjects for Special Research" at the back. Previous owner's name on the front free end paper and the externals show mild wear with bumped bottom fore corners and wear to the spine tips. Otherwise clean with a tight binding. 26785 
Price: 12.00 CDN
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Divine Things: Seeking the Sacred in a Secular Age., Kirschner, Robert.
17 Kirschner, Robert. Divine Things: Seeking the Sacred in a Secular Age.
New York. Crossroad. 2001 0824518977 / 9780824518974 Advance Review Copy Softcover Fine 
8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 143 pp. This is an uncorrected proof copy for review distribution and so stated on the first page. From the author's introductory pages: "The ancient rabbis teach that the Torah is from heaven, not in heaven. By this they mean that the divine truth is here with us. We have only to watch for it and listen for it. The Torah is the first word of God, not the last." 27961 
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Mixed Marriage and the Jewish Future., Kirshenbaum, David.
18 Kirshenbaum, David. Mixed Marriage and the Jewish Future.
New York. Bloch Publishing. 1958 Hardcover Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; ix - 144 pp. Light blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Kirshenbaum was the Rabbi of the B'nai Moses Ben Yehuda Congregation in London, Ontario at the time of writing. From the dust jacket: "This book is not a dry, scientific or sociological study, but a cry from one whose house is on fire and desparately calls for help . . . It is an appeal to the Jewish community at large and to its leaders to counteract the upsurge of inter-marriage." The interior is very clean and the binding is solid. the boards have some spotting / fading on the lower or tail edges and the spine. The dust jacket shows minor edge wear though the white sections are solied as is the spine. 21108 
Price: 6.00 CDN
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The Lights of Penitence, Lights of Holiness, The Moral Principles, Essays, Letters and Poems., Kook, (Rabbi) Abraham Isaac.
19 Kook, (Rabbi) Abraham Isaac. The Lights of Penitence, Lights of Holiness, The Moral Principles, Essays, Letters and Poems.
New York. Paulist Press. 1978 080912159X / 9780809121595 Softcover Very Good- 
8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xxviii - 415 pp. One of the "Classics of Western Spirituality: A Library of Great Spiritual Masters" from Paulist Press. From the back cover: "Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook was the Chief Rabbi of Palestine prior to the establishment of the State of Israel. Rabbi Kook represents the most significant renewal of the Jewish mystical tradition in modern times. This volume presents to the English reader the major expressions of his thought, and a biographical sketch sums up his basic teachings". Translation and introduction by Ben Zion Bokser with a preface by Jacob Agus and Rivka Schatz. Library markings of which none are external are a library stamp and previous owner's name on the first page and a library pocket on the inside of the back cover. The book shows mild shelf wear and the back cover has a crease on the top fore edge corner. Otherwise clean with a tight binding.; Ex-Library 23254 
Price: 12.00 CDN
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The Three Pillars: Thought, Worship and Practice for the Jewish Woman., Melamed, Deborah M.
20 Melamed, Deborah M. The Three Pillars: Thought, Worship and Practice for the Jewish Woman.
New York. The Women's League of the United Synagogue of America. 1927 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
12mo - 18.5 x 13 cm.; 155 pp. Dark blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine and front with added gilt decorations on the front board. This is the second printing. The fore and tail edges of the text block are untrimmed while the head edge is trimmed as issued. Previous owner's name and gift inscription, dated May 30/'31, on the front free end paper. The externals show quite mild shelf wear and that to the board corners and spine tips. The interior is very clean and the binding is sound and tight. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. A quite handsome volume. 23281 
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