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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.
Healthy Cooking for the Jewish Home: 200 Recipes for Eating Well ...
by Faye Levy

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

October 13, 2009

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<p>Thanks to the ever-increasing number of kosher products available to home cooks, it's never been easier or more satisfying to prepare delicious, wholesome, and healthful kosher meals. In this new collection of exciting recipes, acclaimed journalist, cooking teacher, and cookbook author Faye Levy presents a progressive, upbeat approach to nutritious kosher cuisine that highlights the pleasure of preparing and eating mouthwatering dishes that promote well-being.</p><p>Kosher foods are being used in more and more American homes, and their abundance and diversity is increasing at an impressive rate. From the traditional to the exotic, from extra-virgin olive oil to tasty cheeses, from spicy condiments to Asian-style sauces, from Latin flavors to Indian, Levy introduces both novice and seasoned cooks to a grand array of international ingredients. By showcasing them in such dishes as Poached Turkey with Mushrooms, Wheat Berries, and Dill; Diced Vegetable Salad with Pepitas and Papaya; Marseilles-Style Fish with Saffron and Fennel; and Turkish Autumn Vegetable Casserole with Chicken, she shows how they will add zest to any menu while maintaining solid nutritional value.</p><p>With a focus on foods with substantial health benefits, such as nuts, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, Levy revamps old favorites, turning them into updated wholesome creations, including Springtime Chicken Soup with Asparagus, Fava Beans, and Whole Wheat Matzo Balls; Passover Haroset with Pistachios and Pomegranate Juice; Rosh Hashanah Chicken with Dates and Almonds; and Apple Apricot Whole Wheat Noodle Kugel. She introduces new classics to the festive Jewish kitchen, such as Cucumber, Jicama, and Orange Salad with Black Olives; Buckwheat Blintzes with Goat Cheese and Ratatouille; Spicy White Bean Soup with Kale; Purim Baked Turkey Schnitzel with Sweet-Sour Onion Compote; and Macadamia Orange Cake with Red Berry Sauce. Whether you're cooking for yourself and your family any day of the week or preparing a holiday feast for friends and relatives, <em>Healthy Cooking for the Jewish Home</em> is bound to satisfy all your culinary needs.</p><p>Variety is not only the spice of life; it's also the spice of nourishing menus. The two hundred healthful, tasty, innovative kosher recipes in this book are sure to add inspiration to your menus and variety to your daily eating, as well as zest to the lives of those who share your table.</p>
The Prodigal Prophet: Jonah and the Mystery of God's Mercy
by Timothy Keller

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English

Pages

270

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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<b>An angry prophet. A feared and loathsome enemy. A devastating storm. And the surprising message of a merciful God to his people.</b><br /><br />The story of Jonah is one of the most well-known parables in the Bible. It is also the most misunderstood. Many people, even those who are nonreligious, are familiar with Jonah: A rebellious prophet who defies God and is swallowed by a whale. But there's much more to Jonah's story than most of us realize.<br /><br />In <i>The Prodigal Prophet</i>, pastor and <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Timothy Keller reveals the hidden depths within the book of Jonah. Keller makes the case that Jonah was one of the worst prophets in the entire Bible. And yet there are unmistakably clear connections between Jonah, the prodigal son, and Jesus. Jesus in fact saw himself in Jonah. How could one of the most defiant and disobedient prophets in the Bible be compared to Jesus?<br /><br />Jonah's journey also doesn't end when he is freed from the belly of the fish. There is an entire second half to his story--but it is left unresolved within the text of the Bible. Why does the book of Jonah end on what is essentially a cliffhanger? In these pages, Timothy Keller provides an answer to the extraordinary conclusion of this biblical parable--and shares the powerful Christian message at the heart of Jonah's story.
The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived The Holoca...
by , Susan Dworkin

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English

Pages

346

Publication Date

January 31, 2012

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<p><strong>#1 <em>New York Times</em> Bestseller</strong></p><p>Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her into a ghetto and then into a slave labor camp. When she returned home months later, she knew she would become a hunted woman and went underground. With the help of a Christian friend, she emerged in Munich as Grete Denner. There she met Werner Vetter, a Nazi Party member who fell in love with her. Despite Edith's protests and even her eventual confession that she was Jewish, he married her and kept her identity a secret.</p><p>In wrenching detail, Edith recalls a life of constant, almost paralyzing fear. She tells how German officials casually questioned the lineage of her parents; how during childbirth she refused all painkillers, afraid that in an altered state of mind she might reveal something of her past; and how, after her husband was captured by the Soviets, she was bombed out of her house and had to hide while drunken Russian soldiers raped women on the street.</p><p>Despite the risk it posed to her life, Edith created a remarkable record of survival. She saved every document, as well as photographs she took inside labor camps. Now part of the permanent collection at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., these hundreds of documents, several of which are included in this volume, form the fabric of a gripping new chapter in the history of the Holocaust—complex, troubling, and ultimately triumphant.</p>
Hiding in the Spotlight: A Musical Prodigy's Story of Survival, 1...
by Greg Dawson

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English

Pages

289

Publication Date

June 27, 2009

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Zhanna, a young Jewish girl from Ukraine, also happens to be a gifted piano prodigy and is giving concerts by the age of six. When disaster strikes her hometown and her family is condemned to exile and execution, Zhanna manages to escape the famed Nazi death march to Dorbitsky Yar and uses her rare musical gift to help her survive. Performing and giving concerts for the occupying German troops as they move throughout Europe, Zhanna keeps her true identity a secret until a young American soldier with ties to Julliard adopts her. Upon her emigration to America, Zhanna’s gift flourishes and she becomes one of the first Jewish refugees to enter Juilliard. <br />
A History of New Testament Times in Palestine, 175 B.C.-70 A.D.
by Shailer Mathews

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English

Pages

158

Publication Date

November 25, 2018

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<b><h2>What was Jerusalem like when Jesus walked the earth?</h2></b><br /><br />How was Judea governed?<br /><br />And how did the average Jewish person live two thousand years ago?<br /><br />These questions, along with many other fascinating ones, are fully examined by Shailer Mathews through the course of this fascinating work.<br /><br />Beginning in the period prior to the Roman conquest Mathews explores what life was like in Palestine under the Seleucid Empire which had controlled the area since Alexander the Great.<br /><br />Mathews examines the emergence of the Jewish state in the aftermath of the revolt led by Judas Maccabaeus and how this period contrasted with that which had preceded it and the Roman rule that would shortly follow it.<br /><br />Mathews’ work is a fascinating history of the early Jewish state and the rulers that emerged there in the years before and after the birth of Christ.<br /><br />Particularly interesting is the thirteenth chapter which examines the historical world that existed which Jesus was alive. It is a captivating book that demonstrates how Jesus was not born into a vacuum but that he interacted with the world that he saw around him.<br /><br />“the present work is to be most heartily commended to all that wish to know the course of Jewish history during the eventful period with which it deals; and that means to all students of the New Testament, for the work of Christ and his apostles can be understood only when viewed in its setting in the life of the people from whose bosom they came.” <em>The Journal of Religion</em> <br /><br />Shailer Mathews was a liberal Christian theologian, involved with the Social Gospel movement. Mathews was a prolific author, served as president of the Chicago Society of Biblical Research twice and also served as dean of the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. His book <em> A History of New Testament Times in Palestine</em> was first published in 1899.<br />
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.
How to Spell Chanukah...And Other Holiday Dilemmas: 18 Writers Ce...
by Emily Franklin

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

September 11, 2012

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<DIV>Ring in the holiday with eighteen writers who extol, excoriate, and expand our understanding of this most merry of Jewish festivals as they offer up funny, irreverent, and, yes, even nostalgic takes on a holiday that holds a special place in Jewish hearts . . . and stomachs.<BR /><BR />Pieces by Jonathan Tropper, Jennifer Gilmore, Steve Almond, Joanna Smith Rakoff, Adam Langer, and others address pressing issues: what is the weight gain associated with eating 432 latkes in eight nights? Offer joyous gratitude: “What a holiday! No pestilence, no slavery, no locusts, no cattle disease, or atonement. Thank God.” And afford tender truths: “You are reminded of your real gifts: a family you get to come home to.”<BR /><BR />Whether your family tradition included a Christmas tree or a Chanukah bush, whether the fights among your siblings rivaled the battles of the Maccabees, or even if you haven’t a clue who the Maccabees were, this little book illustrates the joys, frustrations, and small miracles of the season.</DIV>
Ottolenghi: The Cookbook
by , Sami Tamimi

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

September 03, 2013

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<b>Available for the first time in an American edition, this debut cookbook, from bestselling authors Yotam Ottolenghi  and Sami Tamimi of <i>Plenty </i>and <i>Jerusalem</i>, features 140 recipes culled from the popular Ottolenghi restaurants and inspired by the diverse culinary traditions of the Mediterranean.<br /><br /></b>Yotam Ottolenghi’s four eponymous restaurants—each a patisserie, deli, restaurant, and bakery rolled into one—are among London’s most popular culinary destinations. Now available for the first time in an American edition and updated with US measurements throughout, this debut cookbook from the celebrated, bestselling authors of Jerusalem  and Plenty features 140 recipes culled from the popular Ottolenghi restaurants and inspired by the diverse culinary traditions of the Mediterranean. <br /><br />The recipes reflect the authors’ upbringings in Jerusalem yet also incorporate culinary traditions from California, Italy, and North Africa, among others. Featuring abundant produce and numerous fish and meat dishes, as well as Ottolenghi’s famed cakes and breads, Ottolenghi invites you into a world of inventive flavors and fresh, vibrant cooking.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Bible History: Old Testament
by Alfred Edersheim

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English

Pages

1024

Publication Date

December 03, 2017

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<b><h2>The Old Testament is one of the most fascinating texts that the world has ever seen.</h2><br /><br />Drawn from the Hebrew Bible it forms the basis of all Christian denominations, whether Protestant, Catholic or Orthodox, they all refer to the Old Testament in some form.</b><br /><br />Alfred Edersheim, in this fascinating study, uncovers the Old Testament, removing layers of mystery, allowing readers to more fully engage with the text.<br /><br />He analyzes the books, chapter-by-chapter, thus providing a chronological history of the Jewish people.<br /><br />This work is split into seven volumes to make it manageable for the reader to understand each major period that is covered in the Old Testament. Volume One covers The World Before the Flood, and The History of the Patriarchs, Volume Two: The Exodus and The Wanderings in the Wilderness, Volume Three: Israel In Canaan Under Joshua And The Judges, Volume Four: The History of Israel under Samuel, Saul, and David, Volume Five: Birth of Solomon to Reign of Ahab, Volume Six: The Reign of Ahab to the Decline of the Two Kingdoms, and Volume Seven: From the Decline of the Two Kingdoms to the Assyrian and Babylonian Captivity.<br /><br />Edersheim, at the outset of the book, stated his objective: “I have endeavored to write in a a form so popular and easily intelligible as to be of use to the Sunday-school teacher, the advanced scholar, and the Bible-class; progressing gradually, in the course of this and the next volume, from the more simple to the more detailed.” He certainly achieves this aim in this magnificent study that is worthy of being read by all.<br /><br /><b>Alfred Edersheim</b> (1825-89) was a Vienna-born biblical scholar who converted from Judaism to Christianity. A veteran minister and missionary to the Jews of Romania, Edersheim left an enduring and priceless legacy to followers of Christ. Among his most widely read works are <em>The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, The Temple: Its Ministry and Services,</em> and <em>Bible History Old Testament.</em><br /><br />

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