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Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 114 times as judaism)
avg rating 4.28 — 836,862 ratings — published 1958
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The Chosen The Chosen (Paperback)
by (shelved 109 times as judaism)
avg rating 4.02 — 90,878 ratings — published 1967
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People of the Book People of the Book (Hardcover)
by (shelved 95 times as judaism)
avg rating 3.99 — 134,854 ratings — published 2008
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The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of a Young Girl (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 75 times as judaism)
avg rating 4.09 — 2,401,172 ratings — published 1942
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My Name Is Asher Lev My Name Is Asher Lev (Paperback)
by (shelved 72 times as judaism)
avg rating 4.17 — 42,212 ratings — published 1972
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The Red Tent The Red Tent (Hardcover)
by (shelved 70 times as judaism)
avg rating 4.16 — 541,982 ratings — published 1997
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Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots (Paperback)
by (shelved 57 times as judaism)
avg rating 3.66 — 15,368 ratings — published 2012
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The Yiddish Policemen's Union The Yiddish Policemen's Union (Hardcover)
by (shelved 48 times as judaism)
avg rating 3.69 — 73,127 ratings — published 2007
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I and Thou I and Thou (Paperback)
by (shelved 44 times as judaism)
avg rating 4.12 — 13,315 ratings — published 1923
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The Dovekeepers The Dovekeepers (Hardcover)
by (shelved 42 times as judaism)
avg rating 4.01 — 96,416 ratings — published 2011
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The Book Thief The Book Thief (Hardcover)
by (shelved 38 times as judaism)
avg rating 4.35 — 1,743,443 ratings — published 2005
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Everything Is Illuminated Everything Is Illuminated (Paperback)
by (shelved 38 times as judaism)
avg rating 3.90 — 230,452 ratings — published 2001
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The Jewish Study Bible The Jewish Study Bible (Hardcover)
by (shelved 38 times as judaism)
avg rating 4.37 — 1,870 ratings — published 2003
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Number the Stars Number the Stars (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 36 times as judaism)
avg rating 4.09 — 415,061 ratings — published 1989
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The Jewish Book of Why The Jewish Book of Why (Hardcover)
by (shelved 35 times as judaism)
avg rating 3.98 — 889 ratings — published 1981
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The Promise The Promise (Paperback)
by (shelved 34 times as judaism)
avg rating 4.12 — 14,115 ratings — published 1969
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Back to the Sources Back to the Sources (Paperback)
by (shelved 33 times as judaism)
avg rating 4.01 — 514 ratings — published 1984
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Maus II : And Here My Troubles Began (Maus, #2) Maus II : And Here My Troubles Began (Maus, #2)
by (shelved 32 times as judaism)
avg rating 4.42 — 97,387 ratings — published 1991
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Jewish Meditation: A Practical Guide Jewish Meditation: A Practical Guide (Paperback)
by (shelved 31 times as judaism)
avg rating 4.17 — 1,014 ratings — published 1985
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The Guide for the Perplexed The Guide for the Perplexed (Paperback)
by (shelved 30 times as judaism)
avg rating 4.14 — 2,438 ratings — published 1190
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The Lonely Man of Faith The Lonely Man of Faith (Paperback)
by (shelved 29 times as judaism)
avg rating 4.21 — 1,019 ratings — published 1992
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The History of Love The History of Love (Paperback)
by (shelved 27 times as judaism)
avg rating 3.91 — 169,530 ratings — published 2005
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Joheved (Rashi’s Daughters #1) Joheved (Rashi’s Daughters #1)
by (shelved 26 times as judaism)
avg rating 3.97 — 6,365 ratings — published 2005
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Living a Jewish Life Living a Jewish Life (Paperback)
by (shelved 26 times as judaism)
avg rating 4.00 — 783 ratings — published 1991
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How Mirka Got Her Sword (Hereville #1) How Mirka Got Her Sword (Hereville #1)
by (shelved 25 times as judaism)
avg rating 3.74 — 9,737 ratings — published 2010
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The Jew in the Lotus The Jew in the Lotus (Paperback)
by (shelved 25 times as judaism)
avg rating 3.95 — 1,635 ratings — published 1994
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The Source The Source (Paperback)
by (shelved 25 times as judaism)
avg rating 4.29 — 43,032 ratings — published 1965
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As a Driven Leaf As a Driven Leaf (Paperback)
by (shelved 25 times as judaism)
avg rating 4.09 — 3,997 ratings — published 1939
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Basic Judaism Basic Judaism (Paperback)
by (shelved 24 times as judaism)
avg rating 3.78 — 397 ratings — published 1947
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John  Adams
“...The Presidential election has given me less anxiety than I myself could have imagined. The next administration will be a troublesome one, to whomsoever it falls, and our John has been too much worn to contend much longer with conflicting factions. I call him our John, because, when you were at the Cul de sac at Paris, he appeared to me to be almost as much your boy as mine.

...As to the decision of your author, though I wish to see the book {Flourens’s Experiments on the functions of the nervous system in vertebrated animals}, I look upon it as a mere game at push-pin. Incision-knives will never discover the distinction between matter and spirit, or whether there is any or not. That there is an active principle of power in the universe, is apparent; but in what substance that active principle resides, is past our investigation. The faculties of our understanding are not adequate to penetrate the universe. Let us do our duty, which is to do as we would be done by; and that, one would think, could not be difficult, if we honestly aim at it.

Your university is a noble employment in your old age, and your ardor for its success does you honor; but I do not approve of your sending to Europe for tutors and professors. I do believe there are sufficient scholars in America, to fill your professorships and tutorships with more active ingenuity and independent minds than you can bring from Europe. The Europeans are all deeply tainted with prejudices, both ecclesiastical and temporal, which they can never get rid of. They are all infected with episcopal and presbyterian creeds, and confessions of faith. They all believe that great Principle which has produced this boundless universe, Newton’s universe and Herschel’s universe, came down to this little ball, to be spit upon by Jews. And until this awful blasphemy is got rid of, there never will be any liberal science in the world.

I salute your fireside with best wishes and best affections for their health, wealth and prosperity.

{Letter to Thomas Jefferson, 22 January, 1825}”
John Adams, Adams-Jefferson Letters

Christopher Hitchens
“One of the questions asked by al-Balkhi, and often repeated to this day, is this: Why do the children of Israel continue to suffer? My grandmother Dodo thought it was because the goyim were jealous. The seder for Passover (which is a shame-faced simulacrum of a Hellenic question-and-answer session, even including the wine) tells the children that it's one of those things that happens to every Jewish generation. After the Shoah or Endlösung or Holocaust, many rabbis tried to tell the survivors that the immolation had been a punishment for 'exile,' or for insufficient attention to the Covenant. This explanation was something of a flop with those whose parents or children had been the raw material for the 'proof,' so for a time the professional interpreters of god's will went decently quiet. This interval of ambivalence lasted until the war of 1967, when it was announced that the divine purpose could be discerned after all. How wrong, how foolish, to have announced its discovery prematurely! The exile and the Shoah could now both be understood, as part of a heavenly if somewhat roundabout scheme to recover the Western Wall in Jerusalem and other pieces of biblically mandated real estate.

I regard it as a matter of self-respect to spit in public on rationalizations of this kind. (They are almost as repellent, in their combination of arrogance, masochism, and affected false modesty, as Edith Stein's 'offer' of her life to expiate the regrettable unbelief in Jesus of her former fellow Jews.) The sage Jews are those who have put religion behind them and become in so many societies the leaven of the secular and the atheist.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir

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