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Special for Purim

Posted March 6, 2014

Please note these price reductions pertaining to the joyous holiday of Purim: The Book of Esther  $7.50 paperback Reinman Rabbi Yaakov Yosef (introduction, laws and customs with supplement by Rabbi Avraham Marmorstein....

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Judaica Books for all levels; English, Hebrew,(including Seforim and language texts) American Jewish history& communal histories. 24 feet of shelf space devoted to Israel and the M.East.European Jewish history, theology, philosophy,books for children.Sections on Jewish women, OOP fiction,Jewish liturgy/Prayer Books

PERSONALIZED/PROMPT SERVICE/COMPETITIVE PRICES. 1500+ volumes online in subject catalogues, primarily Judaica but also general stock. Total collection 2500+ books plus ephemera, music & periodicals.Browseable home store by appt or chance: Sundays,some weekdays and evenings; Fridays AM-2 hours prior to sunset. In uptown Albany, 3 hours from NYC, Boston, Montreal-1 hour from Western. Mass/Berkshires. Cash or personal check. Dealer discount on in store sales, varies according to amount of purchase. Sales tax exemption certificate/number required for booksellers. Hebrew gift shops at neighborhood synagogues.

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Special for Purim - posted by Jewish Book Maven on March 6, 2014

Please note these price reductions pertaining to the joyous holiday of Purim: The Book of Esther  $7.50 paperback Reinman Rabbi Yaakov Yosef (introduction, laws and customs with supplement by Rabbi Avraham Marmorstein. Turnabout: The Malbim on Megillas Esther $10.75paperback (trans. and adapted by M. Weinbach. The Megillah:/ The Book of Esther $7.65 paperback-Artscroll.  A new translation with a commentary anthologized from Talmudic, Midrashic.... read more


Diverse Selection of Haggadot - posted by Jewish Book Maven on February 20, 2013

Please see our catalogue entitled HAGGADOT.  Enrich your family Seder by sharing one or more distinctive haggadot in addition to the haggadah used by all participants.  For suggestions, contact Joe at 518 482 5274 or nesher95@hotmail.com read more


Israel and Arab World - posted by Jewish Book Maven on November 24, 2012

With the world again focused on the Arab-Israeli conflict, it is timely to refers readers of this post to  three of our fifty subject catalogues: Israel, the Arab World and Zionism.   read more


Upcoming vendor appearance - posted by Jewish Book Maven on May 20, 2012

I plan to be at the JERUSALEM CELEBRATION -Congregation Beth Emet,h, Academy Rd, Albany,NY on May 31st, 5-9pm.  Last year 1000  persons attended the celebration.  I shall be offering for sale some recently acquired items items for the first time, including contemporary Hebrew novels, books for children and Jewish cookbooks.  Once again, there will be many books in English about Israel for both Jews and Christians, Hebrew Bible texts and commentaries, prayer books.... read more


Haggadot. Priority shipping is suggested. - posted by Jewish Book Maven on April 1, 2012

Please take a few moments to check out our large selection.  We wish everyone a ZISSEN AND MEANINGFUL PESACH. read more


Prayer and Liturgy Books for High Holidays - posted by Jewish Book Maven on September 14, 2011

All of these titles have been reduced.The sales includes commentaries/explanations of the liturgy.  Be sure to check them out! Click on "Catalogues" and scroll down to "Prayer Books and Liturgy"  A Shana Tovah U'mitukah (Good, Sweet Year) to all friends, customers and browsers! read more


Shavuot (Festival of Weeks) is coming - posted by Jewish Book Maven on May 3, 2011

We are pleased to offer the comprehensive Shavuot Anthology by Philip Goodman (JPS, 1974) at the DISCOUNTED price of 14.75  Whether you want stories, laws, recipes, music, illustrations, inspirational essays, descriptions of Shavuot in many lands, poetry or selections from the Torah, postbiblical and medieval literature, Talmud, Midrash or liturgy, this book will meet your needs.  Both copies are in Very Good condition with dust jackets.    read more


Signed Copies - posted by Jewish Book Maven on March 30, 2011

A number of Judaic scholars, Rabbis, fiction writers, Jewish communal leaders, authors of books for children are represented in this catalogue read more


HAGGADOT - posted by Jewish Book Maven on March 20, 2011

PLEASE TAKE A FEW MOMENTS TO SCROLL THRU OUR LARGE SELECTION OF HAGGADOT.  (CLICK ON MY CATALOGS AND SCROLL DOWN TO "HAGGADOT".)  ENRICH YOUR SEDER BY HAVING SEVERAL  HAGGADOT ON YOUR SEDER TABLE FOR YOUR GUESTS, INCLUDING AN ARTISTIC HAGGADAH, A HAGGADAH FROM A FARAWAY COUNTRY WHERE FEW/NO JEWS LIVE TODAY, AND A HAGGADAH TO ENGAGE YOUNGER OR OLDER CHILDREN.   read more


PURIM Is Coming!! - posted by Jewish Book Maven on February 21, 2011

I have recently added titles to enrich the observance  and celebration of this festive holiday.  To find these titles, please click on BROWSE OUR TITLES.  When the titles appear, please click on "JEWISH LIFE-CYCLE" , "YOUNGER CHILDREN" and "OLDER CHILDREN" IT'S NOT JUST A HOLIDAY FOR CHILDREN!  Have we ever TOTALLY left Persia (Iran), to say nothing of Egypt?  For those of us who have moved beyond the activities so enjoyed by.... read more


Browse Our Catalogues - posted by Jewish Book Maven on March 19, 2010

If you have a subject area, this feature is for you.  Our catalogues are still under construction, more than 50, including Judaica books and general stock.  Because the initial division of my entire list by subject area was done by the software, some books have been misdirected.  Please bear with us-it may take a few more weeks to sort everything out.  If you have a specific title and author, the fastest way is to enter that information, rather than search.... read more


Haggadot for Every Seder - posted by Jewish Book Maven on March 16, 2010

We are pleased to list several dozen Haggadot. Most are single items-many would  enrich the Seder when used in conjunction with a default Hagganah.   read more


Monitoring the Maven - posted by Jewish Book Maven on March 12, 2010

WE RECEIVED HUNDREDS OF TITLES THIS WEEK WITH A CONCENTRATION IN THE  FOLLOWING AREAS:  ENGLISH LITERATURE,  POLITICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL CLASSICS, SELF-HELP, MEDICAL AND ASSISTED LIVING FOR THE AGED, JUDAICA-PRIMARILY IN ENGLISH, WITH SEVERAL DUAL LANGUAGE CLASSICS IN COMPACT EDITION, SEVERAL SEFORIM, ANTHOLOGIES, BOOKS ON ETHICAL LIVING AND JEWISH FAMILY LIFE CYCLE, COMMMENTARIES ON INDIVIDUAL BOOKS OF THE TANAKH, CONTEMPORARY AND CLASSIC.... read more



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