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Messiah of Brooklyn

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"The Messiah of Brooklyn: Understanding Lubavitch Hasidism Past and Present is the fascinating story of the incredible expansion of the Habad--Lubavitch school of "hasidic Judaism under the leadership of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Schneerson was the last in a dynasty of "hasidic leaders who came to New York after the Holocaust. From a small band of refugees, he built a large, powerful international community of rabbis, emissaries and fervent disciples who committed their lives to his teachings and armed with his instructions lay the foundations of Habad's messianic agenda. Primarily focused on outreach amongst Jews as the necessary condition for the "redemption," Habad earned a reputation as the closest movement that Judaism has to evangelical Christianity. It succeeded in becoming the most influential religious group in the last fifty years of modern Judaism, affecting many layers of the Jewish experience ranging from the personal and spiritual influence of its philosophy on secular Jews, to the effect Habad rabbis have on thousands of communities they established around the world, to the movement's impact on Israeli politics. The author discusses the personality of Rabbi Schneerson, how he rose to eminence and how the messianic expectation around his personality developed. Many Lubavitch Hasidim viewed Rabbi Schneerson as the messiah and because of this, his death brought about a crisis of faith and leadership within the movement which the author analyzes. The change in the movement, the factions and splinter groups developing variant theologies to explain the death of their messiah are subjects explored by Ehrlich together with the socio-religious undercurrents composing themovement's identity.

Modern Folk Judaism

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This volume looks at the unique phenomenon of what the author calls Modern Folk Judaism, the way that many Jews have chosen to express their Judaism in the context of Modern society. The author explores some of the strange, contradictory, and often funny results that have derived from this choice, and how these results have impacted on Jewish continuity. The central thesis of this book is that a little bit of Judaism, far from fending off the prosect of intermarriage, may actually encourage it. The author contends that in some way, we all make choices about what we think is more and less important, and that therefore to some extent we are all folk Jews. The book concludes with some suggestions for how we can build upon the strengths of Modern Folk Judaism to chart a more promising course for our collective future.

NEFESH HACHAIM- Rubin

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ORCHOS TZADDIKIM: TREASURE FOR LIFE- 1 VOL

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RAV KOOK'S PHILOSOPHY - RUSSIAN

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REVEL IN EMUNAH

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Sabbath of the Land

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Rav Kook's philosophical introduction to shemitta and selections from his halakhic writings on shemitta, with English introduction and summary essay by Yedidya J. Sinclair. Shabbat HaAretz, first published in 1909, was written by Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, the towering spiritual leader of pre-state Israel. It is undoubtedly the most influential book on shemitta, the biblical sabbatical year, to have appeared in the modern era. The work includes a soaring, lyrical introduction in which Rav Kook sets out his vision of the social and spiritual renewal embodied in shemitta. The Sabbath of the Land makes this essential book accessible to English-speaking readers. It presents an original, annotated translation of the entire introduction and includes selections from Rav Kook's halakhic work, rendered in fluent, readable English. These are illuminated by contextualizing essays on Rav Kook's life and thought, the historical background to Shabbat HaAretz, and the book's enduring power.

SHAAR HABITACHON CHOVOS HALEV- Pkt

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SHIUREI HARAV- TZITZIT/TFILLIN/KRIAS HATORAH

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Steinsaltz Tanya V3: Sha’ar HaYihud VeHa’emuna and Iggeret HaTeshuva

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STRIVE FOR TRUTH COMPACT ED 2 VOLUME

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Strive For Truth-2 Vol Large

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TASHUV TICHAYEINU

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Teachings of The Abir Yaakov Vol 3

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The Core Of Emunah

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THE FUTURE: Guide To The Jewish Messiah, Isreal, and The End of Days

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THINKING ALOUD: THE RAV

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TORAH, CHAZAL, SCIENCE

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Tradition in an Untraditional Age: Essays on Modern Jewish Thought

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Tradition in an Untraditional Age, first published in 1990, explores the challenges of secularisation, assimilation and antisemitism, through analyses of thinkers including R. Samson Raphael Hirsch, R. Moses Sofer, R. Abraham Isaac Kook, R. Joseph Soloveitchik, Franz Rosenzweig and Martin Buber, as well as studies of topics including the Holocaust, Jewish-Christian dialogue, Jewish economic ethics and religious alienation and return. It also sets out an agenda for future Jewish thought.

Walking Humbly With God: The Life and Writings of Rabbi Hershel Jonah Matt

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