find below a list of book titles, recommended by the Council:
A Handbook of Jewish
Thought (volumes 1 and 2) by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan, published by
Maznaim Publishing Co., 4304 12th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11219
Aryeh Kaplan was not only a prolific translator and innovative
kabbalist but a nuclear physicist as well.
Blood Brothers, by Elias Chacour,
published by Chosen Books, a division of Baker Book House Company,
PO Box 6287, Grand Rapids, MI 49516-6287 (Foreword by James A. Baker
III, former US Secretary of State)
"In Blood Brothers, Chacour blends his riveting life story with
historical research to reveal a little-known side of the
Arab-Israeli conflict and the birth of modern Israel. He
touches on controversial questions such as:
* What behind-the-scenes politics touched off the turmoil in the
* What does Bible prophecy really have to say?
* Can bitter enemies ever be reconciled?
In a world of tension and terror, this book offers hope and insight
that can help each of us learn to live at peace."
Judaism and Christianity, Essays
by Leo Baeck, published by Harper and Row, 49 East 33rd Street, NY
This book explores the difference between Judaism and Christianity,
and highlights the incorporation of Jewish thought in the New
Testament and the way it is interpreted.
Loving the Torah more
than God? Toward a Catholic Appreciation of Judaism by Frans
Jozef van Beeck, London University Press, 3441 North Ashland Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60657, (Foreword by Eugene B. Borowitz)
"[This book] reminded me of an address I gave in Chicago...to the
1966 convention of the Religious Education Association. I was
invited to speak as part of a three-faith plenary session on the
general theme of the ecumenical spirit. What I said was that
we would not truly exemplify it until we had gone beyond good will
and deeper understanding to the point where we could argue our
differences with love...It has been a long wait to see if that hope
could be fulfilled on either side. In this book it has."
(Excerpt from the Foreword by Eugene B. Borowitz, Hebrew Union
College, Jewish Institute of Religion.)
Judaism (History of Jewish Philosophy from Biblical Times to Franz
Rosenzweig) by Julius Guttmann, published by Schocken Books, NY.
This book portrays the interaction of Jewish and secular philosophy.
The Book of Our
Heritage: The Jewish Year and its Days of Significance by
Eliyahu Kitov, published by Feldheim Publishers, 200 Airport
Executive Park, Nanuet, NY10054.
This work gives a practical overview of Jewish observance in the
The Essence of
Judaism by Leo Baeck, published by Harper and Row, 49 East 33rd
Street, NY 10016
This book was written by outstanding Rabbi and Philosopher, Leo
Baeck, who was the leader of German Jews during the Holocaust years.