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Welcome to Congregation Beth Sholom's online bookshop

We have assembled some books that might be of interest.

We are featuring The Torah: A Women's Commentary. We certainly hope you will help us in reaching our goal but want all these links to be available for you to purchase for your own use.

Buy a Book. Give a Gift.

CBS has a goal to receive 25 copies of The Torah: A Women's Commentary. Your generous gift adds modern and unique perspectives to the study of Torah at CBS. As an inclusive-inspired Congregation, CBS strives to provide literary content accessible to all.

Won't you participate in this great opportunity?

Books can be purchased through the CCAR by clicking the link below.

Mailing address for the book order:
Congregation Beth Sholom
7525 East Northern Lights Blvd
Ancorage, AK 99504

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Mishkan T'filah: A Reform Siddur, transliterated
(Shabbat, Weekdays + Festivals)
ISBN: 978-0-88123-103-8

This is the Siddur (prayerbook) the Congregation uses.

Includes services for Shabbat, weekdays, and festivals, as well as other occasions of public worship and texts for more than a hundred songs. Mishkan T'filah reflects the full diversity of our Movement.
Also comes in large print, kindle, and travel sizes.

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The Torah: A Modern Commentary, Revised Edition
ISBN: 978-0-88123-249-3

Edited by Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut

This new edition, revised in 2005, brings contemporary values and a fresh vibrancy to the 1981 Plaut edition, North America's longtime most popular Torah commentary.

Now divided by parashiyot
Aliyot markers included in each parashah
Haftarah follows each parashah
Side-by-side English and Hebrew translation
Clearer type, vowels, and cantillation marks

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Pirkei Avot: A Social Justice Commentary
ISBN: 978-0-88123-322-3

By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

Pirkei Avot is the urtext of Jewish practical wisdom. In many ways, Pirkei Avot was the first recorded manifesto of social justice in Western civilization. This commentary explores the text through a lens of contemporary social justice and moral philosophy, engaging both classical commentators and modern thinkers.

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Jewish Literacy Revised Ed: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People and Its History

By Joseph Telushkin
ISBN: 0061374989

"What does it mean to be a Jew? How does one begin to answer so extensive a question?"

 Rabbi Telushkin's expert knowledge of Judaism makes the updated and revised edition of Jewish Literacy an invaluable reference. A comprehensive yet thoroughly accessible resource for anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of Judaism, Jewish Literacy is a must for every Jewish home

The Jewish Study Bible, 2nd Ed.

By Jewish Publication Society
ISBN-13: 978-0199978465

The Jewish Study Bible, which comes in a protective slipcase,combines the entire Hebrew Bible--in the celebrated Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation--with explanatory notes, introductory materials, and essays by leading biblical scholars on virtually every aspect of the text, the world in which it was written, its interpretation, and its role in Jewish life. The quality of scholarship, easy-to-navigate format, and vibrant supplementary features bring the ancient text to life.

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The Koren Tanakh

By Jonathan Sacks
ISBN-13: 9657766400

The One-Volume Edition of The Classic Koren Hebrew text and font with a new English translation. A decade in development, the new KOREN TANAKH offers an eloquent, faithful, and masterful translation of the Torah, Prophets, and Writings with the renowned Koren Hebrew text. Translations by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks zt"l, Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb shlita, and others, are modern, readable, and accurate. Thumb tab index to help find your reference quickly.

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Relational Judaism

By Dr. Ron Wolfson
ISBN-13: 978-1683362555

How to transform the model of twentieth-century Jewish institutions into twenty-first-century relational communities offering meaning and purpose, belonging and blessing.

"What really matters is that we care about the people we seek to engage. When we genuinely care about people, we will not only welcome them; we will listen to their stories, we will share ours, and we will join together to build a Jewish community that enriches our lives."

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The  Path of Blessing

By Rabbi Marcia Prager
ISBN-13: 978-1580231480

A Hebrew blessing is a powerful thing―a short, deeply meditative exercise exploring the nature of God and the dynamic relationship between God, human consciousness and the unfolding universe.

Written in clear, illuminating prose, this book will guide you through the opening words of a Hebrew blessing―six words which embody the depth of Jewish spirituality―revealing how the letters and words combine to promote joy and appreciation, wonder and thankfulness, amazement and praise. Each word becomes an invitation to discover the Presence of God flowing through even the smallest actions of our lives.

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Judaism's 10 Best Ideas

By Arthur Green

In an age of fluid identity, many people are honestly asking the question "Why be Jewish?" What in this religious and ethnic legacy is worth preserving? Does Judaism have something unique to offer a contemporary seeker free to choose a way of life and a system of values?

Here is the answer of a leading spiritual teacher who has faced these questions in conversation with generations of students. With warmth, humor, personal and rabbinic stories and down-to-earth explanations, Arthur Green presents the ideas in Judaism that kept him loyal to the tradition passed on to him. The result is an enticing look into timeless Jewish wisdom that will encourage you to explore further and search out the riches of Judaism for yourself.

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