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Martin Buber.

By Arthur A. Cohen.

London, UK Bowes & Bowes, 1957. Hardcover First Edition (1957), so stated. First Edition (1957), so stated. Good+: Shows moderate use: the upper corner of the rear panel is mildly bumped; otherwise mild wear to the extremities; faint sunning to the backstrip (the titles thereon clearly legible); some soil spots to the panels and moderate rubbing to same; former owner's name at the front free endpaper; the boards are slighltly bowed; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. A good used copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing light wear and numerous minor flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.25 x 4.65 x 0.65 inches). 110 pages. Language: English. Weight: 6.6 ounces. Studies in Modern European Literature and Thought Series. Hardback: Lacks DJ. 110 pages Publisher: Bowes & Bowes; First Edition (US) First Printing edition (1957) Language: English ASIN: Shipping Weight: 6.7 ounces

$11.96

Martin Buber: Jewish Existentialist.

By Malcolm L. Diamond.

New York, NY Harper & Row: Torchbooks, 1968. Paperback Reprint Edition (1968). First published by Oxford in 1960. Scattered UNDERLINING AND MARGINALIA IN INK for the first 54 pages. Else, Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of moderate use: very slight spine lean; light wear to extremities; mild rubbing and faint soiling and markings to the wrapper covers; the binding is perfectly secure. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. A moderately worn copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing some wear and some minor flaws - and of course the underlining. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.35 x 0.6 inches). x, 240 pages. Language: English. Weight: 9 ounces. Cover design by Emanuel Schongut. TB840. Reprint Edition (1968). First published by Oxford in 1960. Trade Paperback.

$5.88

How to Condition One's Soul to Chassidic Realization (Hebrew Text).

By Rabbi Menachem Eckstein.

Philadelphia, PA Aleph, Alliance for Jewish Renewal / Yesod Foundation for a Jewish Future. Paperback Reprint of the 1923 Edition; Second printing thus. Fine in Wraps: binding secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 45 pages. Paperback: Staple-bound Wraps. Short introduction in English. From the early 21st century, this is a Neo-Chassidic text. These are expositions of the "inner teachings" of Torah. Neo-Hasidism has expressed a non-Orthodox Jewish interest in Jewish mysticism. The writings and teachings of Rabbi Menachem Eckstein, who along with Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi (who reprinted this text for contemporary seekers), Arthur Green, Lawrence Kushner, Herbert Weiner and others, has sought to spread Kabbalistic and Hasidic study and spirituality among more modernist Jews.

$24.50

Yishmru Daat: Chassidic Teachings of the Fourth Turning (Hebrew Text).

By Rabbi Dr. Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi.

Philadelphia, PA Ohalah Rabbinic Fellowship / Aleph, Alliance for Jewish Renewal / Yesod Foundation. Paperback Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 94pp. Paperback. Short introduction in English. From the early 21st century, this is a Neo-Chassidic text. These are expositions of the "inner teachings" of Torah, in which Schachter-Shalomi discusses his concept of "paradigm shift". Neo-Hasidism has expressed a non-Orthodox Jewish interest in Jewish mysticism. The writings and teachings of Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, along with Arthur Green, Lawrence Kushner, Herbert Weiner and others, has sought a Kabbalistic and Hasidic study and spirituality among more modernist Jews. Arthur Green's translations from the religious writings of Hillel Zeitlin have identified him as a major influence on this movement. Zeitlin, who was a Yiddish and Hebrew writer who edited the Yiddish newspaper Moment, was independent and unconventional in his beliefs. He was killed by Nazis in the Warsaw ghetto while holding a book of the Zohar and wrapped in a prayer shawl and phylacteries.

$24.50

Toward Meaningful Life: The Wisdom of the Rebbe.
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Toward Meaningful Life: The Wisdom of the Rebbe.

By Menahem Mendel Schneersohn.

New York, NY William Morrow & Company, 1995. Hardcover First Edition; First Printing indicated. First Edition; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Very Good+ DJ: The Book shows only minute indications of use; just a touch of shelving wear along the bottom edges of the boards; the binding leans ever so slightly, while remaining perfectly secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows light soil spots at the top of the front panel and the faintest soiling overall to the open weave paper; price unclipped. No longer 'As New', but remains close to it. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 294pp. Adapted by Simon Jacobson. Hardback with DJ. A book that deepens in meaning throughout each chapter. The wisdom of the Rebbe always seems to be rooted in positive reflections with hope for a better world. Even when dealing with death, The Rebbe reflects how the departed person's soul has risen to a higher plain. Other inspring moments include the birth of a child, the importance of keeping healthy, and the many joys of marriage. My mother is a Lubavitcher and she sent me this book. I was delighted to find that it is one of the most genuinely humanistic, clear-headed, non-dogmatic collections of wisdom about how to live one's life as a moral, responsible, righteous person I have ever encountered. It covers some of the toughest issues of our time. A fountain of wisdom.

$9.41

The Captive Soul of the Messiah: New Tales About Reb Nachman.

By Howard Schwartz .

New York, NY Schocken Books, 1988. Hardback with DJ. First Ed; First Printing indicated. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Very Good+ in Very Good+ DJ: Both book and DJ show indications of very light use. Book shows moderate shelfwear; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows similar minor wear to extremities; mild rubbing; price unclipped, but has a pencil line through it; mylar-protected. Overall, remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 246pp. Illustrated by Mark Podwal. Hardback with DJ. One of the ways in which followers of Hasidism communicate their teachings is through the telling of stories. This tradition started with the eighteenth-century Hasidic master, Reb Nachman of Bratslav, who was the great grandson of the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Hasidism. Reb Nachman was the first rebbe to teach primarily through stories, and his tales remain among the most haunting and imaginative Hasidic tales that have come down to us. The personality and tales of Reb Nachman have long fascinated the contemporary poet Howard Schwartz. The Captive Soul of the Messiah represents a unique effort by Schwartz to create new Hasidic tales about the famous storyteller himself. These tales present a portrait of this charismatic rebbe and capture the beauty and intensity of authentic Hassidic tales. Schwartz interweaves mystical and kabbalistic themes with events from Nachman's life, and with his teachings, dreams, and visions. The tales in this collection are magical and allegorical; many take the form of fairy tales in which we follow legendary characters through fantastic adventures, imaginary lands, and mystical encounters. In one tale, we learn of the existence of a secret book of wisdom and how it comes into Reb Nachman's possession. Another tale tells about a golden dove that takes on life when touched by a human being - and needs human help in order to repair the rainbow. Some of Schwartz's stories are parables attributed pseudepigraphically to Nachman; others narrate the adventures of his faithful disciple, Reb Shimon, and his devoted scribe, Reb Nussan. But Nachman himself emerges as the protagonist in the three novellas that represent the stages of his spiritual questing.

$11.96

The Holy Name: Mysticism in Judaism.

By Miriam Bokser Caravella.

Amritsar, Punjab, India Radha Soami Satsang Beas, 1989. Hardcover First Ed, so stated. First Ed, so stated. Very Good+ in Good+ DJ: Book shows indications of very careful use; just a touch of wear to the extremities; slight spine lean; former owner's address label affixed to the front pastedown endpaper; binding secure; text clean. DJ shows moderate wear to the extremities, with scant loss due to rubbing; some bubbling to the clear plastic sheathing; mild rubbing and very faint soiling; unclipped. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 300pp. Colorful sewn in thread bookmarker. Hardback with DJ.

$24.50

Dakota Diaspora: Memoirs of a Jewish Homesteader.
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Dakota Diaspora: Memoirs of a Jewish Homesteader.

By Sophie Trupin.

Berkeley, CA Alternative Press, 1984. Paperback First Ed thus, later printing. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; a very faint hairline crease near the upper rear corner. Binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 160pp. First Ed thus, Second printing. Inscribed and Signed by Bob Trupin, the author's son. Introduction, Photograph, Glossary of Hebrew and Yiddish terms. Paperback. Dakota Diaspora is a lovely book which tells of the author's experiences as a child growing up Jewish on the prairie. From Russia to "Nordakota" Ms. Trupin attempts to understand her parents and their motivations for leaving the "known" for such a great "unknown." She draws mostly upon her own childhood memories, rather than gathering first-hand accounts from her parents. I found the ending somewhat disappointing because we don't find out if the author was able to maintain her Yiddishkeit, which her mother was so concerned that the children would lose without a strong Jewish community. I appreciated reading about a turn-of-the-century Jewish family who departed from the well trodden paths to New York and Chicago in order to live on the land AND maintain a Torah lifestyle.

$9.41

Shtetl Life: The Nathan and Faye Hurvitz Collection.

By Florence B. Helzel.

Berkeley, CA Judah L. Magnes Museum, 1993. Paperback Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 155pp. Profusely Illustrated in Black & White. Essay by Stephen J. Zipperstein. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps. A wide range [of shtetl] activity, both secular and spiritual, is illustrated in the seventy-five works [illustrated here]. Tradtion, religion, family, and community are recurring theme4s. Scenes of Shabbat, ritual, occupations, personal hardships, and vivid character studies of scholars and rabbis afford a fascinating glimpse into a world that had existed for centuries...Most of the fifty-two artists were born in a shtetl or born to shtel parents...." Artist include Budko, Chagall, Sigmund Forst, Todros Geller, Gropper, Peter Krasnow, Ephraim Moshe Lilien, Louis Lozowick, Abel Pann, Lionel Reiss, Ryback, Ilya Schor, Toulouse Lautrec, Max Weber and Solomon Yudovkin. Royal octavo, paper covers, 156 pp., b/w illustrations

$39.20

Der Shem Ham'forash Mensch [Human, God's Ineffable Name]: Yiddish Poems.
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Der Shem Ham'forash Mensch [Human, God's Ineffable Name]: Yiddish Poems.

By Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Ohalah, Rabbinic Fellowhip et al, 1973. Pamphlet Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 86pp. A "Nachdichtung" Freelyn Rendered by Rabbi Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi. Published by Ohalah, Rabbinic Fellowhip/Aleph, Alliance for Jewish Renewal/Yesod, Foundation for a Jewish Future. Originally published in Warsaw by Indsel Verlag in 1933. Paperback: Staple-bound Wraps. Abraham Joshua Heschel (January 11, 1907 – December 23, 1972) was a Polish-born American rabbi and one of the leading Jewish theologians and Jewish philosophers of the 20th century. Heschel, a professor of Jewish mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, authored a number of widely read books on Jewish philosophy and was active in the American Civil Rights movement. Heschel explicated many facets of Jewish thought, including studies on medieval Jewish philosophy, Kabbalah, and Hasidism. According to some scholars, he was more interested in spirituality than in critical text study; the latter was a specialty of many scholars at JTS. He was not given a graduate assistant for many years and was relegated to teach mainly in the education school or Rabbinical school, not in the academic graduate program. Heschel became quite friendly with his colleague Mordecai Kaplan. Though they differed in their approach to Judaism, they had a very cordial relationship and visited each other's homes from time to time. Heschel believed the teachings of the Hebrew prophets were a clarion call for social action in the United States and worked for African Americans' civil rights and against the Vietnam War. He also specifically criticized what he called "pan-halakhism", or an exclusive focus upon religiously compatible behavior to the neglect of the non-legalistic dimension of rabbinic tradition.

$49.00