Rabbi David Baum's Library Stater Kit

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The list author says: "Shalom! My name is Rabbi David Baum, Rabbi of Congregation Shaarei Kodesh (Gates of Holiness), a synagogue located in Boca Raton, Florida. Our mission is in our name: we believe that there are many gates to holiness and we want you to enter it with us as a holy community (a kehillah kedoshah). Have you ever thought to yourself: I want to learn more about Judaism but I just don't have the time? Well, I cannot produce time for you, but I can help you learn more about your faith and people on your on time. Take a look at this list of books. Some are must have's, but all are great books to start a Jewish library, something that every Jew should have."
JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh: Pocket Edition
1.  JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh: Pocket Edition by Inc. Jewish Publication Society
The list author says:
  "It all starts with the Tanach, Torah (the Bible), Neveim (the book of Prophets), and Ketuvim (the Writings).  *MUST HAVE"
$14.48   Used & New from: $8.26
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary
2.  Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary by David L. Lieber
The list author says:
  "The Humash of the Conservative movement.  A nice mix of commentaries."
Used & New from: $40.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Around the Shabbat Table: A Guide to Fulfilling and Meaningful Shabbat Table Conversations
3.  Around the Shabbat Table: A Guide to Fulfilling and Meaningful Shabbat Table Conversations by Aryeh Ben David
The list author says:
  "This is great for your room.  Enrich your Shabbat meals with stories and discussions.  Its all their for you, all you have to do is read out loud, talk, and listen to your family's opinions.  Very accessible, all in English."
Used & New from: $1.25
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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A Guide to Jewish Religious Practice (The Moreshet series)
4.  A Guide to Jewish Religious Practice (The Moreshet series) by Isaac Klein
The list author says:
  "On oldy but a goody.  This book is a great go to resource for questions of Jewish practice.  It is a book that every Jew should have.  *MUST HAVE"
$26.98   Used & New from: $0.61
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

As a Driven Leaf
5.  As a Driven Leaf by Chaim Potok
The list author says:
  "This is a great historical fiction novel about the Rabbis.  In fact, many Rabbinical students will tell you that they wanted to become Rabbis because of this book."
$14.19   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

Why Faith Matters
6.  Why Faith Matters by David J. Wolpe
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  "A defense against atheism, the title says it:  Faith in God does matter, and he will tell you why."
$10.23   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

Entering Jewish Prayer: A Guide to Personal Devotion and the Worship Service
7.  Entering Jewish Prayer: A Guide to Personal Devotion and the Worship Service by Reuven Hammer
$12.68   Used & New from: $1.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Back To The Sources: Reading the Classic Jewish Texts
8.  Back To The Sources: Reading the Classic Jewish Texts by Barry W. Holtz
$11.56   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Exodus
9.  Exodus by Leon Uris
Used & New from: $0.93
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (460 customer reviews)

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Sacred Fragments: Recovering Theology for the Modern Jew
10.  Sacred Fragments: Recovering Theology for the Modern Jew by Neil Gillman
The list author says:
  "Great book about the range of Jewish theology."
$27.00   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

The Sabbath
11.  The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel
The list author says:
  "Abraham Joshua Heschel's famous book about the Cathedral in time, Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest.  Its short, but deep."
$10.70   Used & New from: $2.46
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)

Or Hadash: A Commentary on Siddur Sim Shalom for Shabbat and Festivals
12.  Or Hadash: A Commentary on Siddur Sim Shalom for Shabbat and Festivals by Reuven Hammer
The list author says:
  "Great siddur with commentary.  Its a bit big to bring to shul with you, but its a great home resource for Jewish prayer."
$17.86   Used & New from: $4.94
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Or Hadash: A Commentary on Siddur Sim Shalom for Weekdays
13.  Or Hadash: A Commentary on Siddur Sim Shalom for Weekdays by Reuven Hammer
$30.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

The Jewish Way: Living the Holidays
14.  The Jewish Way: Living the Holidays by Irving Greenberg
The list author says:
  "There is a much cheaper paperback version of this book, so please buy that one.  This is a great book taking you through all the Jewish Holidays."
$48.30   Used & New from: $28.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Shabbat, 2nd Edition: The Family Guide to Preparing for and Welcoming the Sabbath (The Art of Jewish Living Series)
15.  Shabbat, 2nd Edition: The Family Guide to Preparing for and Welcoming the Sabbath (The Art of Jewish Living Series) by Ron Wolfson
The list author says:
  "This is a great book about how to have Shabbat in your home.  Every person no matter how little or much you know should own this book."
$19.81   Used & New from: $4.31
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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