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  1. Book ImageJewish Comedy: A Serious History

    Jeremy Dauber

    A rich account of Jewish humor: its nature, its development, and its vital role throughout Jewish history.More

  2. Book ImageThe People and the Books: 18 Classics of Jewish Literature

    Adam Kirsch

    An accessible introduction to the classics of Jewish literature, from the Bible to modern times, by “one of America’s finest literary critics” (Wall Street Journal).More

  3. Book ImageWhy?: Explaining the Holocaust

    Peter Hayes

    A bold new exploration that answers the most commonly asked questions about the Holocaust.More

  4. Book ImageHave I Got a Story for You: More Than a Century of Fiction from the Forward

    Ezra Glinter, Dara Horn

    A Finalist for the 2016 National Jewish Book Award

    Forty-two stories from America’s greatest Yiddish newspaper, in English for the first time.More

  5. Book ImageStrong As Death Is Love: The Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Jonah, and Daniel, A Translation with Commentary

    Robert Alter

    “A pleasure to read. . . . Alter has given fresh life to some of the most beloved . . . books in our heritage.”—Philadelphia InquirerMore

  6. Book ImageAnti-Judaism: The Western Tradition

    David Nirenberg

    “Exhilarating . . . a scholarly tour de force. The story Nirenberg has to tell is not over.”—Adam Kirsch, TabletMore

  7. Book ImageThe English Bible, King James Version: The Old Testament and The New Testament and The Apocrypha: A Norton Critical Edition

    Herbert Marks, Gerald Hammond, Austin Busch

    “Making [the King James Version] vividly readable again.” —Robert Alter, New RepublicMore

  8. Book ImageThe English Bible, King James Version: The Old Testament

    Herbert Marks

    Volume(s): 1

    A stunning work of scholarship, the Norton Critical Edition of The English Bible, King James Version, is the most accessible edition available.More

  9. Book ImageThe Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes: A Translation with Commentary

    Robert Alter

    First time in paperback: “One of the most ambitious literary projects of this or any age.”—Adam Kirsch, New RepublicMore

  10. Book ImageThe Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary

    Robert Alter

    One of Newsweek’s Best Books of the Year and winner of the Robert Kirsch Award for Lifetime Achievement.More

  11. Book ImageThe Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary

    Robert Alter

    "A modern classic....Thrilling and constantly illuminating."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book WorldMore

  12. Book ImageA Living Lens: Photographs of Jewish Life from the Pages of the Forward

    Alana Newhouse, Pete Hamill

    "A feast for the eyes...bringing alive a long vanished world that's still eerily present."--Daniel Czitrom, New York PostMore

  13. Book ImageHow to Read the Bible

    Richard Holloway, Simon Critchley

    “Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?”—The Book of JobMore

  14. Book ImageThe Butcher's Tale: Murder and Anti-Semitism in a German Town

    Helmut Walser Smith

    One of the most dramatic explorations of a German town in the grip of anti-Semitic passion ever written.More

  15. Book ImageThe Book of Splendor: A Novel

    Frances Sherwood

    A historical novel about the most unlikely of lovers, interwoven with the mysticism of the Jewish occult.More

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