Book List in Order:19 titles

  • Why Photographers Commit Suicide explores, in small narratives and lyrical poems, the American idea of Manifest Destiny, particularly as it relates to the next frontier—space exploration. Mary McCray examines the scientific, psychological and spiri...


  • A grandfather lovingly teaches his grandchild a lesson about the centuries-old concept of "tikkun olam." Gently told and gorgeously illustrated, this intergenerational picture book offers a soothing and universal message for our troubled times. ...


  • For this anthology, the renowned folklorist and master storyteller Howard Schwartz, a three-time-winner of the National Jewish Book Award, selects the most interesting and significant tales from each of his four OUP collections: Elijah's Violin and...


  • Once, long ago, the angel Lailah, who knows all the mysteries of heaven, shared her secrets with you. The moment you were born, you forgot everything. But don't worry, in this book, you will lean about all those wonderful secrets again. And you will ...


  • Noted folklorist Howard Schwartz retells 12 Jewish tales from around the world. Each tale combines elements of magic with a link to a Jewish holiday, giving new perspectives on Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, Purim, and Passover—plus Shabbat, ...


  • Collects some of the finest timeless tales of Jerusalem from a wide variety of sources, ranging from the Talmud and midrash to Jewish folklore and mysticism. These retellings are beautiful and meaningful, fantastical and true, inviting us to honor th...




  • Culled from various cultures and master storytellers around the world, this collection of twenty-two frightening tales gives substance to reader's deepest fears and includes appropriately creepy black-and-white drawings....







  • With this collection, Howard Schwartz retells 36 Jewish fairy tales that are at once otherworldly and earthy, pious and playful. Drawn from sources as diverse as Morocco and India, Spain and Eastern Europe, Babylon and Egypt, the stories are characte...


  • A vast bounty of tales recounting mystical experiences among the rabbis can be found in the Talmud, the Zohar, Jewish folktales, and Hasidic lore. Now, in Gabriel's Palace, scholar Howard Schwartz has collected the greatest of these stories, sacred a...




  • Drawing upon their rich religious and cultural heritage--a heritage that stretches back to Biblical times and passes through many varied epochs and environments--Jewish sages, artists, writers, and storytellers have continually created imaginative an...