5770 Fall Book List

Please note that students will be responsible to reimburse the instructors for the cost of duplicating any required course packet.

BIB 101 Intro to Bible Dr. Ora Horn Prouser
Frederick Greenspahn, ed., The Hebrew Bible: New Insights and Scholarship
Elliott Rabin, Understanding the Hebrew Bible: A Reader s Guide
Marc Zvi Brettler, How to Read the Bible

CAN 460 Advanced Nusah Cantor Lisa Klinger-Kantor
High Holiday Machzor: Silverman, Harlow, Machzor Chadash, Gates of Repentance

HAL 401 Introductions to Codes Rabbi Michael Pitkowsky
A good Hebrew-English (e.g. Alcalay, Oxford) or Hebrew-Hebrew (Even-Shushan) dictionary.
Adin Steinsaltz, The Talmud: The Steinsaltz Edition, A Reference Guide.

LIT 305 Shabbat Liturgy
Rabbi Jeff Hoffman
Lawrence A. Hoffman, editor, My People s Prayer Book, Volume 8: Kabbalat Shabbat.
Rabbi Nosson Scherman, Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz, The Complete Artscroll Siddur.

HEB 250 and HEB 350 Hebrew I and II Varda Hubara
II עבר×ת מן ההתחלה
Shlomit Chayat, Sara Israeli, Hilla Kobliner, Hebrew From Scratch Textbook Part II

MEC Mechina Jewish Studies Rabbi Eric Hoffman
Bamberger, Bernard J., The Story of Judaism (New York: Schocken Books, Inc., 1971)
Subscription: Forward Weekly Newspaper (Forward Association, Inc., 45 East 33rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10016), www.forward.com, (866) 523-9651
Goldman, Alex J., The Eternal Books Retold: A Rabbi Summarizes the 39 Books of the Bible (Northvale, N.J.: Jason Aronson, 1999)
Orlinsky, Harry M., Ancient Israel (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1973)
Vainstein, Yaacov, The Cycle of the Jewish Year: A Study of the Festivals and of Selections from the Liturgy (Jerusalem: World Zionist Organization, 1964)
Optional texts:
Spier, Arthur, The Comprehensive Hebrew Calendar (Jerusalem: Feldheim, 1986)
JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh (Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 1999)

PHI311 Medieval Philosophy Rabbi Len Levin
Maimonides: Guide of the Perplexed (= Guide For the Perplexed), any edition
Three Jewish Philosophers: Philo, Saadia, Halevi (Toby Press)

PHI 367 Heschel”s Heavenly Torah Rabbi Len Levin
A.J. Heschel, Heavenly Torah (Continuum Press)
A.J. Heschel, God In Search of Man (any edition)

PRO 004 Core Concepts IV Dr. Ora Horn Prouser
Course Packet

PRO215 Counseling I Arline Duker
Friedman, Rabbi Dayle, Jewish Pastoral Care ”A Practical Handbook, 2nd edition, Jewish Book Lights, 2005.
Sullivan, James E. The Good Listener. Ave Maria Press, 2000.
Kushner, Rabbi Harold. When All You ve Ever Wanted Isn t Enough. Simon & Schuster.
Remen, Rachel Naomi, MD. Kitchen Table Wisdom, Riverhead Books.

PRO 347 Honoring the Dead Rabbi Regina Sandler-Phillips
Rabbi Arnold M. Goodman, A Plain Pine Box: A Return to Simple Jewish Funerals and Eternal Traditions (Augmented Edition).  New York: KTAV Publishing House, 1981 / 2003.
Rabbi Abner Weiss, Ph.D., Death and Bereavement: A Halakhic Guide.  New York: Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, 1991.

PRO700 FWSS Arline Duker
Bloom, Rabbi Jack. Jewish Relational Care A-Z.
Viscott, David, MD. Emotional Resilience.

RAB 230 Intro Talmud Rabbi Jeff Hoffman
Required books:
Steinsaltz, Talmud, volume 1, Berakhot. This is the all-Hebrew edition of the Steinsaltz Talmud. There are two all-Hebrew editions of the Steinsaltz Talmud. One is the original edition, in which Steinsaltz re-set the entire Talmud in a different form from the traditional Vilna-Romm edition. That s the one we will use. The other is called the  œTzurat HaDaf  edition. That edition includes the Vilna-Romm edition s version of each page of Talmud facing each page of the Steinsaltz version. That is not the one we will use.
Marcus Jastrow, A Dictionary of the Targumim, Talmud Bavli, Talmud Yerushalmi and Midrashic Literature. This book is available in standard, hard-copy form. It is also available, in its entirety, available for free (!) on the web. Just search a bit and you ll find it.
Recommended books:
Adin Steinsaltz, The Talmud: A Reference Guide.
Yitzhak Frank, The Practical Talmud Dictionary.
Moses Mielziner, Introduction to the Talmud.
Aryeh Carmell, Aids to Talmud Study.

RAB 530 Advanced Talmud Rabbi Michael Pitkowsky
Tractact Sanhedrin