Torah and Tradition; edited by Klaas Spronk and Hans Barstad

Torah and Tradition; edited by Klaas Spronk and Hans Barstad

Papers Read at the Sixteenth Joint Meeting of the Society for Old Testament Study and the Oudtestamentisch Werkgezelschap, Edinburgh, 2015 The proceedings of the sixteenth joint meeting presented in this volume will show the fruits of the ongoing cooperation between the members of the British Society for the Study of the Old Testament and the Dutch Oudtestamentische Werkgezelschap. The theme of the conference was ‘Torah and Tradition’. The volume brings…

The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff

The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff

Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep… When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that…

The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman

The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman

A true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw―and the city’s zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen “guests” hid inside the Zabinskis’ villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano…

Hebrews and the Temple by Philip Church

Hebrews and the Temple by Philip Church

Attitudes to the Temple in Second Temple Judaism and in Hebrews In Hebrews and the Temple Philip Church argues that the silence of Hebrews concerning the temple does not mean that the author is not interested in the temple. He writes to encourage his readers to abandon their preoccupation with it and to follow Jesus to their eschatological goal. Following extensive discussions of attitudes to the temple in the literature…

JPS B’nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary by Jeffrey K. Salkin

JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary by Jeffrey K. Salkin

For too many Jewish young people, bar/bat mitzvah has been the beginning of the end of their Jewish journeys. When students perceive the Torah as incomprehensible or irrelevant, many form the false impression that Judaism has nothing to say to them. Enter the game-changer: the JPS B’nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in their own language how Torah addresses the issues in their world. The conversational tone is inviting and…

Two She-Bears by Meir Shalev

Two She-Bears by Meir Shalev

One of Israel’s most celebrated novelists—the acclaimed author of A Pigeon and a Boy—gives us a story of village love and vengeance in the early days of British Palestine that is still being played out two generations later. “In the year 1930 three farmers committed suicide here . . . but contrary to the chronicles of our committee and the conclusions of the British policeman, the people of the moshava…

Kasper Mützenmacher’s Cursed Hat by Keith R. Fentonmiller

Kasper Mützenmacher’s Cursed Hat by Keith R. Fentonmiller

The Mützenmacher family has been cursed to sell hats ever since their Greek ancestor stole Hermes’ teleportation hat in the fourth century. Kasper, however, doesn’t mind making hats, and he loves Berlin’s whiskey-fueled cabaret scene even more. But his carefree life of jazz and booze comes to a screeching halt when he must use the wishing hat to rescue his flapper girlfriend from the shadowy Klaus, a veil-wearing Nazi who…

The Manasseh Hill Country Survey Volume 4 by Adam Zertal and Shay Bar

The Manasseh Hill Country Survey Volume 4 by Adam Zertal and Shay Bar

From Nahal Bezeq to the Sartaba This book presents the results of a complete detailed survey of the north-eastern region of Samaria, mainly the northern area of the Jordan Valley, in the territory of Israel/Palestine. It is Volume 4 of the Manasseh Hill Country Survey publications. This project, in progress since 1978 and covering 2500 sq. km, is a thorough, metre-by-metre mapping of the archaeological-historical area between the River Jordan…

Moses: A Human Life by Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg

Moses: A Human Life by Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg

An unprecedented portrait of Moses’s inner world and perplexing character, by a distinguished biblical scholar No figure looms larger in Jewish culture than Moses, and few have stories more enigmatic. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg, acclaimed for her many books on Jewish thought, turns her attention to Moses in this remarkably rich, evocative book. Drawing on a broad range of sources—literary as well as psychoanalytic, a wealth of classical Jewish texts alongside…

Serendipity’s Footsteps by Suzanne Nelson

Serendipity's Footsteps by Suzanne Nelson

From Nazi Germany to a modern-day orphanage in the American South, three girls separated by decades and thousands of miles are about to give up when a single pair of shoes binds them all together. Dalya is the daughter of a cobbler in 1930s Berlin, and though she is only fifteen, she knows she will follow in her father’s footsteps. When she is forced into a concentration camp one violent…