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RA Book Store


Welcome to the Rabbinical Assembly Bookstore!

We are delighted to offer for sale all RA publications currently in print exclusively through this site; payment by credit card or check is available and shipping charges will be applied at the point of sale for all books by G & H Soho, the distributor that has provided excellent service for sales of Etz Hayim over the past several years.

The array of RA books is displayed below and may be ordered by clicking on the "view product" link. 

For questions about ordering any of the RA publications, please contact G & H Soho at books@rabbinicalassembly.org or (201) 216-9400 ext. 2. 

RA Publications for Sale

 

Becoming Jewish

Becoming Jewish: A Handbook for Conversion

Ronald Isaacs
List Price: $12.95
ISBN 9780881254853
Pages 133 pb

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Birkat Hamazon Abridged Card

Birkat Hamazon

List Price: $2.50, Sale Price: $1.25 (50% Discount)
Tri-fold card

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The Bond of Life

The Bond of Life: A Book for Mourners

Jules Harlow, editor
List Price: $12.00; Bulk Pricing: 
pb $9.00, $7.20 for 44+

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Canon Without Closure

Canon Without Closure: Torah Commentaries

Ismar Schorsch
List Price: $34.95, Sale: $6.99 (80% Discount)
ISBN 9780916219338
Pages 480 hc

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A Century of Commitment

A Century of Commitment: One Hundred Years of the Rabbinical Assembly

Robert E. Fierstien, editor
List Price: $14.00, Sale price: $1.99 (85% Discount)
ISBN 9780916219178
Pages 292 hc

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Embracing Judaism

Simcha Kling
Revised by Carl M. Perkins
List price $14.00
ISBN 9780916219154
Pages 240 pb

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Etz Hayim

Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary

David L. Lieber, senior editor
List Price: $79.00
Bulk Pricing: $59.00 for 24-103, $55.00 for 100+
ISBN 9780827607125
Pages 1559 hc

OUT OF STOCK - Restock early December

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Etz Hayim

Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary (Travel Edition)

David L. Lieber, senior editor
List Price: $33.00
Bulk pricing: $26.40 for 25-99, $24.50 for 100+
ISBN 9780827608047
Pages 1398 pb

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Etz Hayim

Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary (Leather Gift Edition)

List price: $150.00
ISBN 9780827607477
Pages 1559 hc

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Etz Hayim

Etz Hayim Study Companion

List Price: $22.00 
ISBN 9780827608221
Pages 394 pb

 

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Feast of Freedom

The Feast of Freedom Haggadah

List Price - $26.95

Resellers should contact us for pricing.

Rachel Anne Rabinowicz, editor

ISBN 9780870687822
Pages 144 pb 

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Ketubah Wedding Booklet (Aramaic)

List Price: $9.25
8-Page Booklet with Lieberman Clause

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Mahzor

Mahzor Lev Shalem: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Ed Feld, editor
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ist price: $49.00
ISBN 9780916219468
Pages 468 hc
Large Print (3 Volumes) on sale for $50.00. Pulpit Edition on sale for $50.00.

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Megillat Esther

Megillat Esther (Paperback)

Martin S. Cohen, editor
List price: $15.00
Bulk price: $10.00 for 50+
ISBN 9780916219284
Pages 184

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Megillat Hashoah

Megillat Hashoah: The Holocaust Scroll

Avigdor Shinan
List Price: $7.00, Sale price: $3.50 (50% Discount)
ISBN 9789657105139
Pages 68 pb 

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The Observant Life

The Observant Life

Martin S. Cohen, senior editor
List price: $34.95
ISBN 9780916219499
Pages: 981 hc

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Or Hadash Weekdays

Or Hadash: A Commentary on Siddur Sim Shalom for Weekdays

Reuven Hammer
List price: $40.00
Bulk price: $35.00 for 12+
ISBN 9780916219383
Pages 360 hc

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Or Hadash: A Commentary on Siddur Sim Shalom for Shabbat and Festivals

Reuven Hammer
Hardcover: $70.00 bulk prices available
Paperback: $49.00 bulk prices available
ISBN 978-0-916219-20-8

Pages 360 hc
Available for printing on demand

Turnaround time approximately 2 weeks

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Pirkei Avot Lev Shalem: The Wisdom of Our Sages NEW

Martin S. Cohen, editor and translator
List price: $39.00
ISBN 9780916219710
Pages: 352 hc

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Responsa 1980-1990

Responsa: 1980-1990

The Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Conservative Movement
David J. Fine, editor
List price: $65.00, Sale Price $18.00 (72% Discount)
ISBN 9780916219277
Pages: 900 hc

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Responsa 1991-2000

Responsa: 1991-2000

The Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Conservative Movement
Kassel Abelson and David J. Fine, editor
List price: $65.00, Sale Price $18.00 (72% Discount)
ISBN 9780916219192
Pages: 880 hc

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Selihot

List price: $6.95
Pages: 56 pb

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Lev Shalem for Shabbat and Festivals

Siddur Lev Shalem for Shabbat and Festivals

 

Ed Feld, editor
List Price: $49.00
40% Discount for RA/USCJ/Retailers
ISBN 9780916219642
Pages 466 hc

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Siddur Sim Shalom for Friday Night: With Commentary and Complete Transliteration

Laurence A. Sebert, editor 
List price: $25.00
Bulk price: $20 for 25+; $18 for 100+
ISBN 9780916219703
Pages 55 pb
Available for printing on demand

Turnaround time approximately 5-7 days

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Sim Shalom Shabbat and Festivals

Siddur Sim Shalom for Shabbat and Festivals

Leonard Cahan, chair, Editorial Committee
List price: $25.00
Bulk price: $22.50 for 25+
ISBN 9780916219130
Pages 912 hc

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Sim Shalom Weekdays

Siddur Sim Shalom for Weekdays

Avram Reisner, chair, Editorial Committee
List price: $25.00
ISBN 9780916219147
25 or more: $22.50
Pages 353 hc

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Sim Shalom Personal

Siddur Sim Shalom Personal Edition

List price: $15.00 (Paperback); $17.00 (Hardcover)
40 or more: $12:00 (Paperback); $13.60 (Hardcover)
ISBN (Paperback) 9780916219086
ISBN (Hardcover) 9780916219093

Pages 1024 pb

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Siddur Tishah B'Av

Siddur Tishah B'Av (Full Edition) 

Jeffrey Hoffman, editor
List price: $19.95
No discounts available - Print on Demand.
ISBN 9780916219215
Pages 398 pb 

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Robert E. Fierstien, editor  List price $14.00 ISBN 9780916219178 Pages 292 hc Contact books@rabbinicalassembly.org or 201-216-9400 ext. 2 for more info. This volume of essays presents the history of the Rabbinical Assembly and its influence on the development and direction of Conservative Judaism in America, Israel, and Latin America. Contributors to the volume include Professor Pamela Nadell and Rabbis Robert E. Fierstien, Herbert Rosenblum, Michael Panitz, Stanley Rabinowitz, Theodore Steinberg, Shmuel Szteinhendler, and Joel H. Meyers. Taken together, these essays present an important perspective on the shaping of Jewish religious experience in the twentieth century. “These essays are required reading for the student of contemporary Jewish life.” -Alan Silverstein, Agudath Israel Congregation, Caldwell, NJ 

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List price: $12.50 Tri-fold Certificate Contact books@rabbinicalassembly.org or 201-216-9400 ext. 2 for more info. A full color serigraph by the distinguished calligrapher and illuminator Rabbi Jonathan Kremer. Text in Hebrew, with egalitarian modifications. English poetic rendition on side panel. 16 1/2" x 22" with panels extended. 

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List price: $2.50 Tri-fold card Contact books@rabbinicalassembly.org or 201-216-9400 ext. 2 for more info.

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Martin S. Cohen, senior editor
Michael Katz, associate editor
List price: $34.95
ISBN 9780916219499
Pages 981 hc

Discounts available for RA members and retailers.

Contact books@rabbinicalassembly.org or 201-216-9400 ext. 2 for more info.

A decade in the making, The Observant Life: The Wisdom of Conservative Judaism for Contemporary Jews distills a century of thoughtful inquiry into the most profound of all Jewish questions: how to suffuse life with timeless values, how to remain loyal to the covenant that binds the Jewish people and the God of Israel, and how to embrace the law while retaining an abiding sense of fidelity to one’s own moral path in life.

Written in a multiplicity of voices inspired by a common vision, the authors of The Observant Life explain what it means in the ultimate sense to live a Jewish life, and to live it honestly, morally, and purposefully. The work is a comprehensive guide to life in the 21st Century. Chapters on Jewish rituals including prayer, holiday, life cycle events and Jewish ethics such as citizenship, slander, taxes, wills, the courts, the work place and so much more.

Also available in: Kindle Edition | Nook Edition

Resources & Curricula: Book Club | Parashat Ha-shavua

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List price: $7.00 Sale price: $3.50 (50% Discount) ISBN 9789657105139 Pages 68 pb Contact books@rabbinicalassembly.org or 201-216-9400 ext. 2 for more info. This powerful liturgical text was created to be read on Yom ha-Shoah. The text contains six chapters in memory of the Six Million; some of the chapters are designed to be chanted using the cantillation of the scroll of Eikhah. A project of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem and the Rabbinical Assembly.

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$65.00
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The Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Conservative Movement David J. Fine, editor List price: $65.00 ISBN 9780916219277 Pages 900 hc Contact books@rabbinicalassembly.org or 201-216-9400 ext. 2 for more info. Combines in a single volume all the Law Committee responsa from the 1980s, reorganized and fully indexed. Key responsa of the 1980s include: inclusion of the matriarchs in the Amidah, conversion of children, abortion, cremation, among others.

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$65.00
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The Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Conservative Movement Kassel Abelson and David J. Fine, editors List price: $65.00 ISBN 9780916219192 Pages 880 hc Contact books@rabbinicalassembly.org or 201-216-9400 ext. 2 for more info. Ten years of responsa addressing the many issues facing the contemporary Conservative rabbinate including synagogue practice, kashrut, circumcision, conversion, organ donation, rituals following miscarriages and stillbirths, burial and mourning, new fertility technologies, the laws of marriage and forbidden relations, and more.

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$34.95
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Ismar Schorsch
List Price: $34.95
ISBN: 978-0-916219-33-8
Pages: 480

Contact books@rabbinicalassembly.org or 201-216-9400 ext. 2 for more info.

"The word of God, unlike the language of humans, was deemed to bear an infinity of meanings," writes Dr. Ismar Schorsch. Throughout the ages, rabbis and scholars have embraced this open-ended approach to Torah, participating in an ongoing dialogue with the text. While serving as Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, Dr. Schorsch composed these commentaries, reaching an international readership. Organized by the weekly Torah portion, with special readings for the holidays, this landmark collection demonstrates how reverence for tradition and modern Jewish scholarship can combine to deepen the religious meaning of Torah.

Kindle / Nook ($6.99)

"A treasury of rabbinic wisdom. This is midrash at its best, connecting the insights of ages past to the concerns of today."

- Rabbi Harold Kushner, author and derash editor, Etz Hayim Commentary

"Professor Schorsch's weekly commentaries make an inspiring contribution to the contemporary Jewish library. These commentaries combine the quest for holiness with critical scholarship, as well as faith with spiritual vision."

- Avraham Shapira, Professor of Jewish History, Tel Aviv University

"A deep and eloquent commentary, Canon Without Closureembodies the expansive, authentic dialogue between Jews and God."

- Jacob Milgrom, Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies, University of California at Berkeley

"One of the finest collections of comments on the Torah readings I have come across; they add immeasurably to one's pleasure in reviewing the Sidrah."

- Rabbi David Lieber, President Emeritus, University of Judaism

"This remarkable volume richly illustrates the author's insistence that 'in the ever-fertile imagination of the Rabbis there are no arid texts.' Building upon traditional rabbinic exegesis, it presents the reader with persuasive examples of the continuing fruitfulness of Torah commentary even in our own time."

- Michael A. Meyer, Adolph S. Ochs Professor of Jewish History, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

"Chancellor Schorsch's Torah commentaries provide learned and insightful thought for scholarly and lay readers alike. Combining textual analysis, rabbinic teaching, traditional exegesis, modern scholarship, and personal experience, he demonstrates both the Torah’s wisdom and its contemporary relevance. Dr. Schorsch has indeed created a 'modern midrash', one which will inspire both his long-term students and first-time readers for decades to come."

- Steven Bayme, National Director, Contemporary Jewish Life Department, American Jewish Committee

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List price: $135.00 Leather Pages 1559 hc Discounts available for RA members, USCJ congregations, and retailers.  Contact books@rabbinicalassembly.org or 201-216-9400 ext. 2 for more info. David L. Lieber, senior editor Chaim Potok, p’shat commentary editor  Harold Kushner, d’rash commentary editor Michael Fishbane, haftarah commentary Jules Harlow, literary editor Elliot Dorff and Susan Grossman, halakhah l’ma'aseh editors

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List Price: $22.00 ISBN 9780827608221 Pages 394 pb Why is the Bible a special, sacred text? From where/whom does it come? How does the Bible help define who we are as modern Jews? We engage in Bible study in our search for answers to such questions, but few of us can attempt this study alone.Etz Hayim, the landmark Torah commentary publication of the Conservative movement, contains 41 challenging essays that examine various issues relating to the understanding and interpretation of the Bible. Prepared by eminent rabbis and scholars, these essays explore diverse, sometimes controversial, topics relating to Bible study, such as biblical archeology, marriage and family, revelation, and justice.The Etz Hayim Study Companion has been prepared specifically to help readers understand and appreciate these exceptional essays.Each original Etz Hayim essay appears in its entirety in the study companion, accompanied by an insightful summary and thought-provoking questions designed for individual or group study. The study material not only leads to a deeper understanding of the biblical text itself, but also presents discussion topics to enhance the learning experience. Included in the volume is a foreword by David Wolpe and a helpful guide to making the best use of the book by Jacob Blumenthal.