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            Come to This Court and Cry: How the Holocaust Ends

            Come to This Court and Cry: How the Holocaust Ends (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kinstler, Linda

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            To probe the past is to submit the memory of one's ancestors to a certain kind of trial. In this case, the trial came to me. Linda Kinstler was advised not to go searching for her grandfather's remains. A Latvian SS officer and KGB agent who disappeared after the Second World War..., he seemed like the kind of ancestor you would rather forget. But then, one day in 2016, he turned up in the evidence files of an ongoing criminal investigation. The files indicated that he had worked alongside Herberts Cukurs: the 'Butcher of Riga', implicated in the murder of 30,000 Jews, and the only Nazi known to have been assassinated by Mossad. In Come to This Court and Cry, Kinstler embarks on a journey across three continents, into the archives of seven nations, to uncover the fates of these two men - both members of an SS auxiliary unit in Nazi-occupied Latvia, both the subject of mysterious and unsettled ends. The result is a powerful and arresting debut about family, law, history and nation, and what it means to guard the memory of the Holocaust in this new and uncertain century.
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            ISBN 9781526612588
            Released NZ 31 May 2022
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Leonard Cohen: The Mystical Roots of Genius

            Leonard Cohen: The Mystical Roots of Genius (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Freedman, Harry

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            Harry Freedman uncovers the spiritual traditions that lie behind Leonard Cohen's profound and unmistakable lyrics The singer and poet Leonard Cohen was deeply learned in Judaism and Christianity, the spiritual traditions that underpinned his self-identity and the way he made sens...e of the world. In this book Harry Freedman, a leading author of cultural and religious history, explores the mystical and spiritual sources Cohen drew upon, discusses their original context and the stories and ideas behind them. Cohen's music is studded with allusions to Jewish and Christian tradition, to stories and ideas drawn from the Bible, Talmud and Kabbalah. From his 1967 classic 'Suzanne', through masterpieces like 'Hallelujah' and 'Who by Fire', to his final challenge to the divinity, 'You Want It Darker' he drew on spirituality for inspiration and as a tool to create understanding, clarity and beauty. Born into a prominent and scholarly Jewish family in Montreal, Canada, Cohen originally aspired to become a poet, before turning to song writing and eventually recording his own compositions. Later, he became immersed in Zen Buddhism, moving in 1990 to a Zen monastery on Mount Baldy, California where he remained for some years. He died, with immaculate timing, on the day before Donald Trump was elected in 2016, leaving behind him a legacy that will be felt for generations to come. Leonard Cohen: The Mystical Roots of Genius looks deeply into the imagination of one of the greatest singers and lyricists of our time, providing a window on the landscape of his soul. Departing from traditional biographical approaches, Freedman explores song by song how Cohen reworked myths and prayers, legends and allegories. By the end the reader will be left with a powerful understanding of Cohen's story, together with a far broader insight into the mystical origins of his inimitable work.
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            ISBN 9781472987303
            Released NZ 16 Nov 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            On Repentance And Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World
              

            On Repentance And Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World (Hardback)

            By Ruttenberg, Danya

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            A crucial new lens on repentance, atonement, forgiveness, and repair from harm-from personal transgressions to our culture's most painful and unresolved issues American culture focuses on letting go of grudges and redemption narratives instead of the perpetrator's obligations or ...recompense for harmed parties. As survivor communities have pointed out, these emphases have too often only caused more harm. But Danya Ruttenberg knew there was a better model, rooted in the work of the medieval philosopher Maimonides. For Maimonides, upon whose work Ruttenberg elaborates, forgiveness is much less important than the repair work to which the person who caused harm is obligated. The word traditionally translated as repentance really means something more like return, and in this book, returning is a restoration, as much as is possible, to the victim, and, for the perpetrator of harm, a coming back, in humility and intentionality, to behaving as the person we might like to believe we are. Maimonides laid out five steps- naming and owning harm; starting to change/transformation; restitution and accepting consequences; apology; and making different choices. Applying this lens to both our personal relationships and some of the most significant and painful issues of our day, including systemic racism and the legacy of enslavement, sexual violence and harassment in the wake of #MeToo, and Native American land rights, On Repentance and Repair helps us envision a way forward. Rooted in traditional Jewish concepts while doggedly accessible and available to people from any, or no, religious background, On Repentance and Repair is a book for anyone who cares about creating a country and culture that is more whole than the one in which we live, and for anyone who has been hurt or who is struggling to take responsibility for their mistakes.
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            ISBN 9780807010518
            Released NZ 25 Oct 2022
            Publisher Misc - Random House New Zealan
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            Naomi's Song
             

            Naomi's Song (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Silverberg, Selma Kritzer

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            Set in the fortified city of Bethlehem and the mountainous towns of Moab, this novel imagines the life of the biblical Naomi and her deep friendship with her daughter-in-law Ruth. It traces Naomi's suffering at the hands of warring tribes; her struggles as a woman of low rank in ...the ancient world; and, Ruth's and Naomi's perseverance.
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            ISBN 9780827608863
            Released NZ 30 Mar 2009
            Publisher Jewish Publication Society
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Books of Enoch Collection
              

            Books of Enoch Collection (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Scriptural Research Institute

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            The five books of Enoch are a collection of books written in Semitic languages, and often grouped together as the 'Book of Enoch, ' or '1st Enoch.' The books were likely written at different points in time and different Semitic languages. The first book was the Book of the Watche...rs, which is generally considered to be the oldest book in the collection, however, the age of the book is debated. The book is now known to have originated long before Christianity since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, however, was lost for well over a thousand years to Europeans, and assumed to be a Christian-era work when the Europeans rediscovered it in Ethiopia. The five books of Enoch only survive in Ge'ez, the classical language of Ethiopia, however, do not survive intact, and some sections of text do not survive.The Ge'ez texts are believed to be translations from a Greek source, which was itself a translation of an Aramaic source. Many fragments of the Aramaic texts were discovered among the Dead Sea scrolls, as well as Hebrew and Greek fragments. The Aramaic texts are mostly the same as the Ge'ez texts, however, scroll 4Q209 also includes a section of text from 3rd Book of Enoch, the Astronomical Book, which is lost from the Ge'ez copies. A few fragments of Greek translations have been found in Egypt in the past two centuries, which generally match the Ge'ez translation. A small fragment of a Latin translation was also preserved by the Vatican through the centuries, which also matches the Ge'ez copies for a small fragment of 4th Book of Enoch, Dream Visions
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            ISBN 9781989852248
            Publisher Digital Ink Productions
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            Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life
              

            Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kula, Rabbi Irwin; Loewenthal, Linda

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            Rabbi Kula acknowledges that the yearning for spiritual answers now is no different than in ancient times. Merging ancient wisdom with contemporary insights, he shows how traditional and nontraditional practices can enrich the search for meaning.

            ISBN 9781401309138
            Publisher Hyperion
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            A Queen to the Rescue: The Story of Henrietta Szold, Founder of Hadassah
             

            A Queen to the Rescue: The Story of Henrietta Szold, Founder of Hadassah (Hardback)

            By Churnin, Nancy; Illustrated by Nayberg, Yevgenia

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            Henrietta Szold took Queen Esther as a model and worked hard to save the Jewish people. In 1912, she founded the Jewish women's social justice organization, Hadassah. Henrietta started Hadassah determined to offer emergency medical care to mothers and children in Palestine. When ...WWII broke out, she rescued Jewish children from the Holocaust, and broadened Hadassah's mission to include education, youth development, and women's rights. Hadassah offers free help to all who need it and continues its mission to this day.
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            ISBN 9781939547958
            Released NZ 5 Oct 2021
            Publisher Creston Books
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            Abomination

            Abomination (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Goldberg, Ashley

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            'He who turns his ear away from hearing the Torah - even his prayer is an abomination.' Proverbs 28-9 Melbourne 1999- Ezra and Yonatan are best friends whose lives are forever changed when their school, the ultra-Orthodox Jewish Yahel Academy, is rocked by a scandal and they are ...thrown onto divergent paths. Twenty years later, the lives of the two men are very different- Ezra identifies as secular and atheist, while Yonatan has been ordained as a rabbi and teaches at the academy. By chance they are reunited, and the events of their past and present collide with devastating consequences. Abomination lays bare the clash between religious and secular worlds in contemporary Australia and provides a revealing glimpse into a closed community. With great tenderness and insight debut author Ashley Goldberg tells the story of an enduring and evolving friendship as Yonatan and Ezra struggle to come to terms with the choices they have made, search for meaning, and forge their own identities. This is a beautifully observed, moving story from an exciting young writer.
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            ISBN 9781761041778
            Published NZ 3 May 2022
            Publisher Random House
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            Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Faith

            Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Faith (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Spangler, Ann; Tverberg, Lois

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            Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus takes readers on a fascinating journey, helping them discover how learning about the Jewish world of Jesus can enrich their own faith. By exploring the land, culture, customs, prayers, and feasts, Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg help readers to p...erceive Jesus through the eyes and ears of first-century Jews.
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            ISBN 9780310330691
            Released NZ 27 Aug 2018
            Publisher Zondervan
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            The Rabbi's Daughter: A True Story of Sex, Drugs and Orthodoxy

            The Rabbi's Daughter: A True Story of Sex, Drugs and Orthodoxy (Paperback)

            By Mann, Reva

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            'Hard to put down - it's so personal and raw.' Sunday Times Magazine

            ISBN 9780340943670
            Released NZ 1 May 2008
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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