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Man's Search for Meaning
by Viktor E. Frankl

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English

Pages

188

Publication Date

June 01, 2006

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Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl's theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos ("meaning")-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.<br /><br />At the time of Frankl's death in 1997, <i>Man's Search for Meaning</i> had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a "book that made a difference in your life" found <i>Man's Search for Meaning</i> among the ten most influential books in America.
Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Mo...
by Bruce Feiler

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English

Pages

469

Publication Date

November 25, 2014

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<p>Both a heart-racing adventure and an uplifting quest, <em>Walking the Bible</em> describes one man's epic odyssey—by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel—through the greatest stories ever told. From crossing the Red Sea to climbing Mount Sinai to touching the burning bush, Bruce Feiler's inspiring journey will forever change your view of some of history's most storied events.</p>
Who You Were Meant to Be: Discover Your Purpose & Dare To Follow ...
by Moshe Sharon

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English

Pages

265

Publication Date

April 14, 2019

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<h3><b>A guide to finding your purpose in life</b></h3><p>A life-changing book that offers a unique and easy-to-use system, enabling each and every person the ability to discover their personal purpose in life and the true meaning of existence.</p><p>This book offers the following insights, derived from psychology, life-coaching, Jewish wisdom and philosophy, which can, when combined, allow for courage, inspiration and the ability to dare and to realize:</p><p> Your mission is always directed towards the good of others</p><p>No one will perform your mission for you</p><p>Your talents hint at your mission</p><p>Even failure connects to your mission</p> <p>Your mission implies that there is a higher source</p><p>The insights in this book were formulated by the author after many years of working with people in search of meaning who found their personal purpose and thereby, turned their entire life into one with meaningful essence!</p><br /><br />
Schindler's List
by Thomas Keneally

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English

Pages

402

Publication Date

August 06, 2013

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<b>The acclaimed bestselling classic of Holocaust literature, winner of the Booker Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Fiction, and the inspiration for the classic film—“a masterful account of the growth of the human soul” (<i>Los Angeles Times Book Review</i>).</b><BR><BR>A stunning novel based on the true story of how German war profiteer and factory director Oskar Schindler came to save more Jews from the gas chambers than any other single person during World War II. In this milestone of Holocaust literature, Thomas Keneally, author of <I>Daughter of Mars</I>, uses the actual testimony of the <I>Schindlerjuden</I>—Schindler’s Jews—to brilliantly portray the courage and cunning of a good man in the midst of unspeakable evil.
The Rational Bible: Exodus
by Dennis Prager

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English

Pages

559

Publication Date

April 02, 2018

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<B>A national bestseller!</B><BR> <BR>Why do so many people think the Bible, the most influential book in world history, is outdated? Why do our friends and neighbors – and sometimes we ourselves – dismiss the Bible as irrelevant, irrational, immoral, or all of these things? This explanation of the Book of Exodus, the second book of the Bible, will demonstrate that the Bible is not only powerfully relevant to today’s issues, but completely consistent with rational thought.<BR> <BR>Do you think the Bible permitted the trans-Atlantic slave trade? You won’t after reading this book.<BR> <BR>Do you struggle to love your parents? If you do, you need this book.<BR> <BR>Do you doubt the existence of God because belief in God is “irrational?” This book will give you reason after reason to rethink your doubts.<BR> <BR>The title of this commentary is, “The Rational Bible” because its approach is entirely reason-based. The reader is never asked to accept anything on faith alone. As Prager says, “If something I write does not make rational sense, I have not done my job.”<BR> <BR>The Rational Bible is the fruit of Dennis Prager’s forty years of teaching the Bible to people of every faith, and no faith. On virtually every page, you will discover how the text relates to the contemporary world and to your life.<BR> <BR>His goal: to change your mind – and then change your life.
The Grandees: America's Sephardic Elite
by Stephen Birmingham

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English

Pages

394

Publication Date

December 01, 2015

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<DIV><B>The New World’s earliest Jewish immigrants and their unique, little-known history: A <I>New York Times</I> bestseller from the author of <I>Life at the Dakota</I>.</B><BR /><BR /> In 1654, twenty-three Jewish families arrived in New Amsterdam (now New York) aboard a French privateer. They were the Sephardim, members of a proud orthodox sect that had served as royal advisors and honored professionals under Moorish rule in Spain and Portugal but were then exiled from their homeland by intolerant monarchs. A small, closed, and intensely private community, the Sephardim soon established themselves as businessmen and financiers, earning great wealth. They became powerful forces in society, with some, like banker Haym Salomon, even providing financial support to George Washington’s army during the American Revolution.<BR />  <BR /> Yet despite its major role in the birth and growth of America, this extraordinary group has remained virtually impenetrable and unknowable to outsiders. From author of <I>“Our Crowd”</I> Stephen Birmingham, <I>The Grandees</I> delves into the lives of the Sephardim and their historic accomplishments, illuminating the insulated world of these early Americans. Birmingham reveals how these families, with descendants including poet Emma Lazarus, Barnard College founder Annie Nathan Meyer, and Supreme Court Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo, influenced—and continue to influence—American society.</DIV>
How the Bible Actually Works: In Which I Explain How An Ancient, ...
by Peter Enns

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English

Pages

285

Publication Date

February 19, 2019

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<p>Controversial evangelical Bible scholar, popular blogger and podcast host of The Bible for Normal People, and author of <em>The Bible Tells Me So</em> and <em>The Sin of Certainty</em> explains that the Bible is not an instruction manual or rule book but a powerful learning tool that nurtures our spiritual growth by refusing to provide us with easy answers but instead forces us to acquire wisdom. <br /><br />For many Christians, the Bible is a how-to manual filled with literal truths about belief that must be strictly followed. But the Bible is not static, Peter Enns argues. It does not hold easy answers to the perplexing questions and issues that confront us in our daily lives. Rather, the Bible is a dynamic instrument for study that not only offers an abundance of insights but provokes us to find our own answers to spiritual questions, cultivating God’s wisdom within us. </p><p>“The Bible becomes a confusing mess when we expect it to function as a rulebook for faith. But when we allow the Bible to determine our expectations, we see that Wisdom, not answers, is the Bible’s true subject matter,” writes Enns. This distinction, he points out, is important because when we come to the Bible expecting it to be a textbook intended by God to give us unwavering certainty about our faith, we are actually creating problems for ourselves. The Bible, in other words, really isn’t the problem; having the wrong expectation is what interferes with our reading.</p><p>Rather than considering the Bible as an ancient book weighed down with problems, flaws, and contradictions that must be defended by modern readers, Enns offers a vision of the holy scriptures as an inspired and empowering resource to help us better understand how to live as a person of faith today. </p><p><em>How the Bible Actually Works</em> makes clear that there is no one right way to read the Bible. Moving us beyond the damaging idea that “being right” is the most important measure of faith, Enns’s freeing approach to Bible study helps us to instead focus on pursuing enlightenment and building our relationship with God—which is exactly what the Bible was designed to do.</p>
When Christians Were Jews: The First Generation
by Paula Fredriksen

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

October 23, 2018

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<DIV><B>A compelling account of Christianity’s Jewish beginnings, from one of the world’s leading scholars of ancient religion</B><BR /><BR /> How did a group of charismatic, apocalyptic Jewish missionaries, working to prepare their world for the impending realization of God's promises to Israel, end up inaugurating a movement that would grow into the gentile church? Committed to Jesus’s prophecy—“The Kingdom of God is at hand!”—they were, in their own eyes, history's last generation. But in history's eyes, they became the first Christians.<BR />  <BR /> In this electrifying social and intellectual history, Paula Fredriksen answers this question by reconstructing the life of the earliest Jerusalem community. As her account arcs from this group’s hopeful celebration of Passover with Jesus, through their bitter controversies that fragmented the movement’s midcentury missions, to the city’s fiery end in the Roman destruction of Jerusalem, she brings this vibrant apostolic community to life. Fredriksen offers a vivid portrait both of this temple-centered messianic movement and of the bedrock convictions that animated and sustained it.</DIV>
My Family's Survival: The true story of how the Shwartz family es...
by Aviva Gat

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English

Pages

377

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<b>For the Shwartz family, survival was the only option. Their will to live, and a bit a luck, kept the family safe during the Holocaust, bringing them across Eastern Europe all the way to Israel.</b><br /><br />In 1937, the Shwartz family lived a calm life in their small village in Poland. Fifteen-year-old Rachel liked to sing and go out dancing at a local night club, while her older brother David was busy running a farm and raising a family with his wife Hinda. But all that changed when the war reached Butla.<br /><br />First, the Russians came and kicked them out of their house. Then, the Nazis came to cart them off. But the Shwartz family resisted. David decided that no matter what, his family would not be taken captive. Instead, he snuck his family out of their village, through a large forest, and into Hungary, a place that was supposed to be safe. But that didn’t last long. Again the Shwartz family found themselves on the run, escaping prison, Nazis, and bombings.<br /><br /><i>My Family’s Survival</i> is the incredible true story of how the Shwartz family survived the Holocaust. It is a powerful tale of one family’s triumph during history’s darkest moments.<br /><br />Fans of <i>The Tattooist of Auschwitz</i> and <i>We Were the Lucky Ones</i> will enjoy this riveting saga where hope prevails.
The 100 Most Jewish Foods: A Highly Debatable List
by Alana Newhouse

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<DIV><B>With contributions from Ruth Reichl, Éric Ripert, Joan Nathan, Michael Solomonov, Dan Barber, Yotam Ottolenghi, Tom Colicchio, Maira Kalman, Melissa Clark, and many more!</B><BR /><BR /><I>Tablet</I>’s list of the 100 most Jewish foods is not about the most popular Jewish foods, or the tastiest, or even the most enduring. It’s a list of the most <I>significant</I> foods culturally and historically to the Jewish people, explored deeply with essays, recipes, stories, and context. Some of the dishes are no longer cooked at home, and some are not even dishes in the traditional sense (store-bought cereal and Stella D’oro cookies, for example). The entire list is up for debate, which is what makes this book so much fun. Many of the foods are delicious (such as babka and shakshuka). Others make us wonder how they’ve survived as long as they have (such as unhatched chicken eggs and jellied calves’ feet). As expected, many Jewish (and now universal) favorites like matzo balls, pickles, cheesecake, blintzes, and chopped liver make the list. The recipes are global and represent all contingencies of the Jewish experience. Contributors include Ruth Reichl, Éric Ripert, Joan Nathan, Michael Solomonov, Dan Barber, Gail Simmons, Yotam Ottolenghi, Tom Colicchio, Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, Maira Kalman, Action Bronson, Daphne Merkin, Shalom Auslander, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, and Phil Rosenthal, among many others. Presented in a gifty package, <I>The 100 Most Jewish Foods</I> is the perfect book to dip into, quote from, cook from, and launch a spirited debate.</DIV>

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