Books

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Why Rain Comes From Above

Dr. Devora Steinmetz
In six poetic and scholarly essays, Dr. Devora Steinmetz invites the reader into the imaginative space created by deep engagement with biblical and rabbinic texts.

Why Rain Comes From Above

Dr. Devora Steinmetz
In six poetic and scholarly essays, Dr. Devora Steinmetz invites the reader into the imaginative space created by deep engagement with biblical and rabbinic texts.

The Triumph of Life

Rabbi Irving (Yitz) Greenberg’s magnum opus—a narrative of the relationship between God and humanity as expressed in the Jewish journey through modernity, the Holocaust, the creation of Israel, and the birth of Judaism’s next era.

Judaism Is About Love

Rabbi Shai Held recovers the heart of the Jewish tradition, offering the radical and moving argument that love belongs as much to Judaism as it does to Christianity. Blending intellectual rigor, respect for tradition and Jewish practice, and a commitment to equality, Held seeks to reclaim Judaism as it authentically is.

The Torah of Music

A comprehensive collection of 180 curated texts from the Jewish musical-spiritual imagination, with reflections on these ancient texts, stories from Joey Weisenberg's life as a musician, and a bilingual “open library” of traditional texts on the subject of music and song.

Building Singing Communities

Building Singing Communities is an easy-to-read, how-to guide to making music a lasting and joy-filled force in shul and Jewish life. In this short book, author, musician, and educator Joey Weisenberg presents us with a veritable treasure house of musical opportunities.

Niggunim: The Songbook

In these compositions and on the accompanying recordings, you can hear older styles of Jewish music - nigunim (wordless melodies), zemirot (Sabbath-table melodies), choral music, and traditional nusah (prayer chant) - organically melding with the spontaneous improvisation, liberated harmonies and indie soul music of the Brooklyn soundscape.