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  • Richard Avedon: What Becomes A Legend Most

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    “Wise and ebullient.” – Dwight Garner, The New York Times Now in paperback, the first definitive biography of Richard Avedon, a monumental photog...

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  • We Stand Divided

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    From National Jewish Book Award Winner and author of Israel, a bold reevaluation of the tensions between American and Israeli Jews that reimagines ...

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  • Israel By Daniel Gordis

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    Winner of the Jewish Book of the Year Award Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn by Daniel Gordis Israel is a tiny state, and yet it has ca...

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  • Impossible Takes longer

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    75 Years After Its Creation, Has Israel Fulfilled its Founders’ Dreams? Has Israel lived up to its founders’ vision? Published on the country’s 75t...

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  • Jewish Heritage Trail of Philadelphia

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    If you're going to Philly, this is the guide for you. It's got everything from the new National Museum of American Jewish History to the newly-re...

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  • The Genius of Israel

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    How has a small nation of 9 million people, forced to fight for its existence and security since its founding and riven by ethnic, religious, and ...

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  • My Name Is Barbra

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    The long-awaited memoir by the superstar of stage, screen, recordings, and televisionBarbra Streisand is by any account a living legend, a woman w...

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  • Never Alone

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    In 1977, Natan Sharansky, a leading activist in the democratic dissident movement in the Soviet Union and the movement for free Jewish emigration, ...

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  • She's a Mensch!

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    She's a Mensch!  Jewish Women Who Rocked the World Meet a judo champion, a chess grandmaster, a spacewalking astronaut, a World War II spy, and mo...

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  • Bob Marshall

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    Thanks to Bob Marshall (1901-1939) there are still places in America where people can listen to the wind in the trees, scramble up a mountain, and ...

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  • Squirrel Hill

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    About Squirrel Hill A piercing portrait of the struggles and triumphs of one of America’s renowned Jewish neighborhoods in the wake of unspeakab...

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  • Rabbi Sabato Morais

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    Sabato Morais was a prominent rabbinic leader in the Philadelphia Jewish community during the late 19th century. Prior to arriving in the United St...

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  • This Is Your Song Too Phish and Contemporary Jewish Identity

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    - Live at the Weitzman - BOOK RELEASE: PHISH AND CONTEMPORARY JEWISH IDENTITY Thursday, April 11th, 2024 Celebrate the release of the highly antic...

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  • Where Is Anne Frank

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    A new graphic novel that brings to life Kitty, Anne Frank’s imaginary friend to whom she addressed her diary—from the same creative team that produ...

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  • The Cost of Free Land: Jews, Lakota, and an American Inheritance

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    Join us on Zoom, Tuesday November 14th at 2pm for a virtual book talk with the author, Rebecca Clarren. Click here for more information. Hardcover,...

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  • Family Papers: A Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century

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    336 pages For centuries, the bustling port city of Salonica was home to the sprawling Levy family. As leading publishers and editors, they helped ...

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  • Portrait of an American Rabbi: in His Own Words

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    Paperback, 614 pages In short, I believe, a little bit of religion is a good thing whether or not you fully embrace the idea of God. I believe that...

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  • And Then I Danced: Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality **Autographed**

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    Paperback, 400 pages On December 11, 1973, Mark Segal disrupted a live broadcast of the CBS Evening News when he sat on the desk directly between t...

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  • Recording History: Jews, Muslims, and Music across Twentieth-Century North Africa

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    A new history of twentieth-century North Africa, that gives voice to the musicians who defined an era and the vibrant recording industry that carr...

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  • Martin Luther King The Peaceful Warrior

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    Follow the inspiring life of Martin Luther King Jr. in a moving, vital, and informative book by an author and an illustrator with close ties to Dr...

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  • The Ivy Hero: The Brave Life of Sergeant William Shemin

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    8-12 years 120 pages The Ivy Hero is the true story of Sergeant William (Bill) Shemin, child of immigrants, an American soldier who fought in Wor...

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  • Pink Triangle Legacies

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    Pink Triangle Legacies traces the transformation of the pink triangle from a Nazi concentration camp badge and emblem of discrimination into a wid...

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  • Einstein

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    In Einstein, writer Jim Ottaviani and artist Jerel Dye take us behind the veneer of Einstein’s celebrity, painting a complex and intimate portrait ...

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  • Jerome Robbins

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    From the prizewinning Jewish Lives series, a lively and inspired biography celebrating the master choreographer, dancer, and stage director Jerome ...

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