In this volume published by
the OU and NCSY, Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan asks hard questions about Judaism and its
commandments, and he gives compelling answers that have broadened the horizons
of countless people.
Included in this volume:
This popular edition of the 13 Principles of Jewish Faith represents a
summarized version of the original work which appears in Maimonides in
presenting these fundamentals-to open the doors of the storehouse of Torah
living and learning and to provide a keener understanding of the basic
principles of Jewish responsibility to both the schooled and the unschooled
The Real Messiah
Missionaries are spending untold sums in an effort to convert young Jews.
What is the Jewish response? Why do Jews reject Jesus as the Messiah?
What is a "messiah"? What will he accomplish? What does the
Bible really say? What does a "savior" and "being saved"
really mean? Why do we believe that missionary claims are built on
mistranslations, misquotes, inaccuracies and Biblical passages taken out of
In this penetrating analysis, Rabbi Aryeh
Kaplan uses actual missionary materials to refute missionary claims, and offers
the traditional Jewish view of Christianity.
If You Were God
Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan had the unique ability to gaze behind the Godly curtain and
reveal Torah truths which until now were reserved for scholars and rabbis.
In this profound and moving book, he has again taken us beyond simple and
superficial concepts. Here he delves deeply into the mysteries of the
soul, the world and its purpose.
In a non-technical language, he opens our eyes,
excites our minds, engages our imagination and reaches deep into our hearts with
a message that must compel us to think, act and react.
This is an important book which takes us beyond
the world of the superficial and mundane to a new world, a world in which the
light of God will bring new meaning and purpose to our lives.
The Infinite Light
Searching for meaning is ultimately striving for God. This book was conceived as
an atlas to aid the searching Jew in mapping his personal journey in the quest
for the ultimate meaning of human existence, the knowledge of God. Rabbi
Kaplan draws from the entire spectrum of our tradition to present an
understanding of God, His Torah, and of man's duty to observe the truths
embodied in it.