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A Hamsa Collection By susan arnsten-russell
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The Hamsa is an old and still popular amulet for magical protection. This volume contains original variations of Hamsa symbolism. Some say that the Jews were the first to adopt the use of the... More > Hamsa, as a protective amulet against the evil eye. Jewish lore sometimes calls the Hamsa the Hand of Miriam, referring to Miriam, the sister of Moses, or it is more generally called the Hand of God. The Hamsa hand is also a popular talisman with Muslims, who call it the Hand of Fatima, referring to the daughter of Mohammed. To the Muslims, the Hamsa sometimes refers to the five pillars of Islam. With its roots in Arab and Jewish tradition and culture, peace activists have adopted the hamsa as an unifying symbol of similarity between the two groups of people at the center of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It is seen and used as a gesture of peace and prosperity in the Middle East in general.< Less
Christians and Jews Building Bridges By Marcus Braybrooke
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Christians and Jews Building Bridges tells how Christian-Jewish relations have improved dramatically since the Council of Christians and Jews was founded in 1942. It is now widely recognised that... More > Jesus was a faithful Jew and that Jews and Christians both seek the coming of the Messianic Age or Kingdom of God. This book looks back at the issues which have been of most importance in Jewish-Christian relations in the last twenty years. The second part of the book is a reminder that dialogue does not take place between religions but between people. It tells the story of some of those active in the life of the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) The book is a sequel to 'Children of One God', which told the story of the first fifty years of CCJ. Marcus Braybrooke is a retired Anglican parish priest, interfaith activist and author of Meeting Jews. He studied in Jerusalem and was a Director of CCJ. He is President of the World Congress of Faiths and Co-Founder of the Three Faiths Forum.< Less
Getting Results - Fifty Years of Opportunities and Decisions By Robert Hiller
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Bob Hiller—A man’s man—athlete, sports enthusiast, fisherman, but an activist and champion of women’s leadership. Hiller viewed challenges as opportunities which he... More > demonstrated by aiding in the development of the first United Way, by helping to create the first “support foundation” and in the creative use of endowment funds. Hiller helped guide and insure the future of the College of Arts and Science of the Johns Hopkins University. He was deeply involved in aid and assistance to the people of Israel while he worked closely with the very top level of the government of Israel. Hiller was the professional leader of two major Jewish federations. He gave leadership in the revision of the national Jewish federation organization which he served as its executive vice-president for several years. After his first retirement he created a successful consulting business. He concluded his professional career of 50 years by leading the first “support foundation” in ground-breaking achievements.< Less
The Promised Land By Mary Antin
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The Promised Land (1912) edited here with illustrations from photographs, is the autobiography of Mary Antin, was an American author and immigration rights activist. It tells the story of her early... More > life in what is now Belarus and her immigration to the United States in 1894. The book focuses on her attempts to assimilate into the culture of the United States. It received very positive reviews and sold many copies. It allowed Antin to begin speaking publicly, a platform that she used to promote acceptance of immigration to the United States. It was criticized by anti-immigration activists, who did not see Antin as an American. It was also criticized by some Jews, who felt that she was disrespectful towards her Jewish heritage. "I WAS born, I have lived, and I have been made over. Is it not time to write my life's story? I am just as much out of the way as if I were dead, for I am absolutely other than the person whose story I have to tell. Physical continuity with my earlier self is no disadvantage."< Less
Baila the Beautiful By Baila Markus
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Baila was a Jewish Canadian, raised in Montreal and Toronto. A child of the 20's, her journey is one of feminist evolution in the days when the transition from sexpot to whole woman was uncharted... More > territory. Early on, she validates herself only through the eyes of men - the sexual object par excellence. The road to self-discovery and independence takes her through marriage and motherhood, crack-ups and divorce, a hot love affair with a well-known political activist in the struggle for Quebec independence, visits to Cuba's revolution, a career in forensic psychiatry in Montreal and in France, an adventure with a spiritual cult in New York, and a wondrous trip to India. Baila's chronological story is interspersed with letters to Leo, her psychiatrist and her one true friend up until, and after, his death. Baila passed away on February 22, 2013. She was 88 years old.< Less
Kapporos Then and Now: Toward a More Compassionate Tradition By Yonassan Gershom
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Every year, right before Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, there is a cultural war in certain Jewish neighborhoods over a ceremony called Kapporos, in which a chicken is slaughtered just before the... More > holy day. The animal rights people show up claiming, “Meat is murder!” while the Orthodox and Hasidic Jews who practice this ceremony accuse the activists of antisemitism and violating their freedom of religion. Epithets fly and confrontations occur across the barricades, but nobody is really listening to each other. Rabbi Gershom seeks to build a bridge of understanding between these two warring camps. On the one hand, he opposes using live chickens as Kapporos, and, like many other religious Jews before him, advocates giving money to charity instead. But on the other hand, he is himself a Hasid who understands and believes in the kabbalistic principle of "raising holy sparks" so central to the ceremony. In fact, he says, it is that very mysticism that has led him not to use chickens for the ritual.< Less
Atlantic Narratives: Modern Short Stories; Second Series By William Addleman Ganoe
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Mary Antin (born Maryashe Antin; June 13, 1881 – May 15,... More > 1949) was an American author and immigration rights activist. She is best known for her 1912 autobiography The Promised Land, an account of her emigration and subsequent Americanization.Maryashe Antin was the second of six children born to Israel and Esther Weltman Antin, a Jewish family living in Polotsk, Belarus, at that time part of Russia. Israel Antin emigrated to Boston in 1891, and three years later he sent for Mary and her mother and siblings. The family moved from Chelsea to Ward 8 in Boston's South End, a notorious slum, as the venue of Israel's store changed. She attended Girls' Latin School, now Boston Latin Academy, after finishing primary school. Excerpt from:< Less

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