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Books Available Through the Internet:
All of these great books are available via our on-line form on the Internet. Each book is recommended reading by the Society for Humanistic Judaism.

To order these books/gifts listed on this page please note the Topic header, name of book and price:
ie., Understanding Humanistic Judaism; What is Humanistic Judaism?; $25.00


Philosophy

HUMANISTIC JUDAISM
A journal for those who seek to participate in the secular, cultural, and creative aspects of the Jewish experience.

Annual Subscription Rates
Domestic $21.00
Canadian $31.00
Overseas $43.00
Institutional $30.00 (U.S.A.)

HUMANISTIC JUDAISM
The journal of the Society for Humanistic Judaism. Each issue focuses on a critical issue in the world today. Also included are topical articles, book reviews, holiday stories, and more. Back issues are available at a cost of $10 each unless otherwisae noted. For a complete listing of back issues, follow this link.

  • JEWISH AND . . .
  • NEW PERSPECTIVES ON JEWISH GUILT
  • LIVING OUR VALUES
  • IMM IGRATION
  • THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: BUILDING, GROWING & INSPIRING HUMANISTIC COMMUNITIES
  • COLLOQUIUM '05 HIGHLIGHTS: DIGGING FOR THE TRUTH, ARCHAEOLOGY & THE BIBLE
  • JEWISH HUMOR
  • ISLAM AND THE MODERN WORLD
  • CELEBRATING 350 YEARS OF JEWISH LIFE IN NORTH AMERICA
  • ETHICS FOR HUMANISTIC JEWS
  • SHJ CONFERENCE 2004 HIGHLIGHTS
  • COLLOQUIUM '03: JEWS & NON-JEWS, A LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP
  • TRANSFORMING JUDAISM FOR OUR TIMES
  • THE RISE OF ANTISEMITISM
  • IS HUMANISTIC JUDAISM A RELIGION?
  • THE CRISIS IN ISRAEL: WHAT CAN BE DONE?
  • PATHS TO HUMANISTIC JUDAISM
  • BUILDING BRIDGES TO THE WIDER JEWISH COMMUNITY ($12.00)
  • HUMANISTIC JUDAISM IN THE 21ST CENTURY
  • EVOLUTION AND CREATION
  • THE JEWISH PEOPLE AT THE MILLENNIUM
  • CHALLENGE OF THE FUNDAMENTALIST RELIGIOUS RIGHT
  • THE CHALLENGE OF JEWISH RENEWAL
  • FREEDOM, DISCIPLINE & AUTHORITY
  • ISRAEL AT 50
  • ISRAEL: PROSPECTS & PORTENTS
  • ISRAEL: THE STRUGGLE FOR PEACE & SECURITY
  • WOMEN IN ISRAELITE & JEWISH LIFE
  • AID IN DYING
  • HOMOSEXUAL RIGHTS
  • COLLOQUIUM '97: RECLAIMING JEWISH HISTORY
  • COLLOQUIUM '99: THE STRUGGLE FOR A NEW JEWISH IDENTITY

INDEX of articles in the journal Humanistic Judaism. $3.00

Good Without GodNEW
GOOD WITHOUT GOD - What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe
by Greg M. Epstein
Epstein presents a balanced and positive alternative for those who reject the supernatural as a guide to living meaningful lives. His exploration of Humanism affirms our ability to live ethical lives of personal fulfillment without a beleif in God. An excerpt from Good Without God appeared in the Summer 2009/Winter 2010 issue of Humanistic Judaism. $25.99

NEW
JUDAISM FOR EVERYONE ... WITHOUT DOGMA
Judaism for Everyone
by Bernardo Sorj
Sorj illustrates the balance of Jewish tradition and the state of Judaism today in an informative package that concludes Humanistic Judaism to be the alternative to irrationalism and dogma. He brilliantly chronicles changing Judaism over the millennia – from biblical Judaism to modern thought and presents tradition and collective memory as raw materials that each generation must reinterpret and in whichnew meanings are found. Judaism for Everyone ... without Dogma is an effort to contribute to the advancement of Judaism that is based on freedom not on fear or blind acceptance of authority. For individuals who value their capacity to decide what is right and wrong, the question is not what Judaism is but rather how to find their own way to be a Jew. $32.50

MORNING MEDITATIONS
by Barbara Kopitz
An inspirational book for Humanistic Jews and humanists alike. As part of the literature of a growing worldwide movement, these daily meditations affirm the power and responsibility of individuals to shape their own lives. Grounded in a rational spirituality, this book offers all people a way to live a life of moral and ethical ideals. $18.00

THE REAL HISTORY OF THE JEWS
by Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine
A history of the Jewish people from early times to the Maccabees that looks behind the myths and legends to the actual events. $18.00

THE SECULAR JEWISH ALTERNATIVE
edited by Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine
In this publication of the Leadership Conference of Secular and Humanistic Jews, leaders of the Secular Humanistic Jewish Movement answer questions about the nature of Jewish identity, Jewish history and tradition, ethics and morality, Israel, and other issues of importance to Secular Humanistic Jews. $9.00

UNDERSTANDING OUR TRADITION
From the very beginning, Humanistic Jews have been concerned with our relationship to our rich and varied tradition. In the journal Humanistic Judaism, we have explored various aspects of our heritage as we seek to define and strengthen our Jewish identity. Back issues: $4.00 each

  • HUMANISTIC JUDAISM AND TORAH
  • HUMANISTIC JUDAISM AND TRADITION: HOW DO THEY MIX?

FREE JUDAISM & RELIGION IN ISRAEL
by Yaakov Malkin
A collection of essays from the pages of Free Judaism, the voice of the Secular Humanistic movement in Israel, which offers an exploration and defense of religious and cultural freedom in the Jewish state. $15.00

WHAT DO SECULAR JEWS BELIEVE?
by Yaakov Malkin
An exploration of the philosophy and practice of Secular Humanistic Judaism in Israel, focusing on Judaism as culture and the role of education in developing and maintaining a pluralistic Judaism. Available in either English or Hebrew. $10.00

THE TORAH AND ITS GOD
by Jordan Jay Hillman
Viewing both the Torah and its God as purely human creations, Jay Hillman draws on a broad scholarly consensus regarding the "Documentary Theory," as it bears on the identities and periods of the Torah's sources. He reinterprets the Torah as a still vital text that used theistic means appropriate to its time to inspire a people toward their worthiest human purposes. ... From his humanist perspective and his background as a lawyer and professor of law at Northwestern University (now emeritus), Hillman offers many insights into the narrative and wide-ranging legal code of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy-including their many contradictions and anomalies. $40.00 SHJ Members: $30.00

HUMANISTIC JUDAISM MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Presenting highlights of the Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Society for Humanistic Judaism, this issue of the journal Humanistic Judaism examines Humanistic Judaism's unique approach to Jewish identity and explores positive ways to articulate the philosophy. Included are sections on leading Humanistic Jewish communities and teaching Humanistic Jewish children. $5.00

TRAILBLAZERS OF HUMANISTIC JUDAISM
Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine introduces the viewer to the philosophers whose ideas form the foundation of Humanistic Judaism. Available on one VHS videotape. A collection of readings accompanies the videotape. $25.00

REASON AND EMOTION FOR HUMANISTIC JEWS
The Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Humanistic Judaism explored the place of reason and emotion in Humanistic Judaism. This issue of Humanistic Judaism presents edited excerpts from that conference. $4.00

THE RATIONAL LIFE
The journal Humanistic Judaism examines the place of reason in Humanistic Judaism. Does an emphasis on reason belie the role of passion and emotion? Can reason be an effective guide in all areas of our lives? $5.00

JEWISH HISTORY - THE HUMANIST PERSPECTIVE
The journal Humanistic Judaism offers a framework for discovering the real meaning of Jewish history. $4.00

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
by Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine
One of a series of monographs published by the Center for New Thinking. Rabbi Wine explores the nature of happiness and how to achieve it. $5.00

JUDAISM: MYTH, LEGEND, HISTORY AND CUSTOM
by Abraham Arnold
An exploration of the origins and meaning of Jewish ceremonies, holidays, and customs from a secular humanistic perspective. $18.00 SHJ Members: $15.00

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