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If she’s your mother, love her!
Some books that have enriched and still enrich my path.

An idea becomes false the moment one becomes satisfied by it. Alain

History and Holocaust
Memoirs: At the Mind’s Limit by Jean Améry, Schocken 1980; Elli by Livia E. Bitton Jackson, Times Books 1980; Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi, Collier Books 1961; Night by Elie Wiesel; They Fought Back, by Yuri Suhl, Schocken Books, 1975; Everyday Remembrance Day, a chronicle of Jewish Martyrdom by Simon Wiesenthal, Henry Holt 1982
Writing and Rewriting the Holocaust, by James Young, Indiana U. Press, 1988
Who Will Write Our History?: Rediscovering a Hidden Archive from the Warsaw Ghetto by Samuel D. Kassow, 2009
Prophets without Honor by Frederic V. Grunfeld, McGraw Hill Pub. 1980
Reflections on Nazism, by Saul Friedlander, Avon Books 1984
Freud, Jews and other Germans by Peter Gay, Oxford U. Press, 1978
Beyond Innocence & Redemption by Marc H. Ellis, Harper Collins 1990
The Great Escape, Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World, by Kati Marton, Simon & Schuster, 2006
The Seventh Million, the Israelis and the Holocaust by Tom Segev, Hill and Wang 1993

In the Land of Israel by Amos Oz, Random House, 1984
Torah and Commentaries
The Beginning of Desire: Reflections on Genesis (1995), The Particulars of Rapture  – Reflections on Exodus (2011), The Murmuring Deep: Reflections on the Biblical Unconscious (2011)  by Avivah Zornberg
The Living Torah, The Five Books of Moses
, trans./notes by Aryeh Kaplan, Maznaim Pub. 1981
The Schocken Bible, a new translation by Everett Fox, Schocken 1996
Studies in Bereshit, Shemot, Vayikra… by Nehama Lebowitz, World Zion. Org. 5744/1983
Torah Shelemah – a millenial anthology [Ed.: A Unique Collection of Midrashim] edited by Menachem Kasher, American Biblical Encyclopedia Society (op)
The Wisdom of the Zohar (3 vol.). expl. By Isaiah Tishby, Littman Library/ Oxford U. Press 1991
Nine Talmudic Readings/The Levinas Reader, Emmanuel Lévinas, 1990
The Midrash Rabbah (16 vol.), The Soncino Press, London 1983
Notes and Remarks on the Weekly Parshah by Prof. Yeshayahu Leibowitz, Chemed Books 1990

Kabbalah and Mysticism
Inner Space/Intro to Kabbalah , Meditation & Prophecy) by Aryeh Kaplan, Moznaim Pub. 1990-5750
Magic of the Ordinary, Recovering the Shamanic in Judaism by Gershon Winkler, North Atlantic Books 2003
The Tree of Life, by Z’ev Ben Shimon Halevi, Weiser Pub. 1983
Sefer Yetzirah, the Book of Creation / The Bahir, Comment. By Aryeh Kaplan, Weiser Pub.
9 1/2 Mystics, the Kabbalah Today, by Robert Weiner, Collier Books 1969
Jewish Spiritual Practices, Yitzhak Buxbaum, Aronson Inc. 1990
Kabbalah by Perle Epstein, Shambahla Pub. 1988
The Wisdom of the Jewish Mystics, Alan Unterman ed., New Directions 1976 (op)
Ten Rungs: Hassidic Sayings by Martin Buber, Schocken 1962
Honey from the Rock, Ten Gates to Jewish Mysticism by Lawrence Kushner, Harper & Row 1977
Your Word is Fire, ed. by Arthur Green and Barry Holtz, Schocken 1987
The Lamp of God, a Jewish Book of Light, Freema Gottlieb, Aronson Inc. 1990
Fragments of a Future Scroll, Reb Zalman Schachter, P’nai Or Press 1982
Jewish Mysticism, annotated Bibliography on Kabbalah in English, Sheilah Spector, Garland Pub. 1984
Abraham Isaac Kook, the Classics of Western Spirituality, Paulist Press 1978

Holy Days
Seasons of our Joy; a handbook of Jewish Festivals, by Arthur Waskow Bantam Books 1982/The Jewish Holidays by Michael Strassfeld, Harper & Row Pub. 1985/The Jewish Way, Living the Jewish Holidays, R. Irving Greenberg, Summit Books 1988/ The Collected Writings, Vol.1 & 2, R. Samson Hirsch, Feldheim Pub. 1985/The Book of our Heritage (3 vol.) by Eliyahu Kitov, Feldheim Pub. 1978/The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel, Farrar Strauss & Giroux Pub. 1951/The Shalom Seders, 3 haggadahs, compiled by New Jewish Agenda, Adama Books, 1984, Keeping Passover by Ira Steingroot Harper 1995
Stories
Gates of the New City (Jewish Modern Tales), Howard Schwartz ed., Avon Books 1983
Rabbi Nachman’ Stories, trans. by Aryeh Kaplan, Breslov Research Institute 1983
The Dream Assembly, Tales of Zalman Schachter, as retold by Howard Schwartz, Amity House 1988
The Book of Legends/Sefer Ha-Aggadah: Legends from the Talmud and Midrash, Bialik/Ravnitzky ed.

Reference and General Knowledge
The Jewish Catalog, ed. by R. Siegel, M. & S. Strassfeld, Jewish Pub. Soc. (Vol.1 &2)
The Jewish Almanac, ed. by R. Siegel & Carl Rheins, Bantam Books 1980 (op)
The Sacred Books of the Jews by Harry Gersh, Stein & Day Pub. 1968
The Book of Songs & Blessings, United Jewish Appeal, NY 1980
From Generation to Generation (Jewish Genealogy) by Arthur Kurzweil, Schocken 1982
The Jewish Writings by Hannah Arendt, Schocken 2007
The Liberation of the Jew/Portrait of a Jew by Albert Memmi, Viking Press
Sander Gilman and his many books
The first step by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi & Donald Gropman, Bantam 1983 available through P’nai Or, 7318 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia PA 19119
Dynamic Judaism/essential writings of Mordechai Kaplan, Schocken and Reconstructionist P. 1985
Redemption and Utopia: Jewish Libertarian Thought in Central Europe, Michael Löwy, Stanford U.Press 1992
The tribe of Dina, Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz & Irena Klepfisz ed. republ. as a book
Four Centuries of Jewish Women’s Spirituality: a Sourcebook, Ellen Umansky/D. Ashton ed.
Complete Dictionary of English and Hebrew First Names, by A. J. Kotlach, Jonathan David Pub. 1971
Klein’s Comprehensive Etymological Dict. of the English Language, Elsevier Pub. 1971
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In French
Consult: La Bible Chouraqui, Emmanuel Levinas, Shmuel Trigano’s Le Récit de la Disparue, Alain Fienkielkraut, Marc-Alain Ouaknin, Alexandre Safran, Virya, Le Chandelier d’Or by Josy Eisenberg & Adin Steinsaltz, Albert Soued ‘s Les Symboles dans La Bible, Michael Löwy’s Rédemption et Utopie, and Bernard Lazare.