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The following books are Philadelphia related in some way, shape or form.

Chaim M. Weiser is a partime resident.

Frumspeak : The First Dictionary of Yeshivish
by Chaim M. Weiser

Author Rabbi Mordechai Becher's wife is from Philadelphia

After the Return : Maintaining Good Family Relations and Adjusting to
Your New Lifestyle-A Practical Halachic Guide for the Newly Observant

by Mordechai Becher, Moshe Newman

This book isn't Jewish, but I love the pictures

Historic Houses of Philadelphia : A Tour of the Region's Museum Homes
by Roger W. Moss, Tom Crane (Photographer)


Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil
by Ron Rosenbaum

Where Light and Shadow Meet : A Memoir
by Emilie Schindler, Erika Rosenberg, Dolores M. Koch (Translator), rosengerg, Eruka Rosenberg

Larger than life : the life and times of the Lubavitcher Rebbe Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson
by Shaul Shimon Deutsch


101 Classic Jewish Jokes : Jewish Humor from Groucho Marx to Jerry Seinfeld
by Robert Menchin, Joe Kohl (Illustrator)

Asimov Laughs Again : More Than 700 Favorite Jokes, Limericks, and Anecdotes
by Isaac Asimov

Big Book of Jewish Humor
by William Novak, Moshe Waldoks

But - He Was Good to His Mother : The Lives and Crimes of Jewish Gangsters
by Robert A. Rockaway

Classic Jewish Humor in America
by Henry D. Spalding (Compiler)

Encyclopedia of Jewish Humor : From Biblical Times to the Modern Age
by Henry D. Spalding (Editor)

Every Goy's Guide to Common Jewish Expressions
by Arthur Naiman

Great Jewish Quotes : Five Thousand Years of Truth and Humor from the Bible to George Burns
by Noah Ben Shea

Hanukcats : And Other Traditional Jewish Songs for Cats
by Laurie Loughlin, Mary Ross (Illustrator)

How to Be an Extremely Reform Jew
by David M. Bader, Jeff Moores (Illustrator)

How to Survive a Jewish Mother
by R. Steven Arnold, Cliff Carle, Bob Nelson

How to Talk Jewish
by Jackie Mason, Ira Berkow

Jewish As a Second Language
by Molly Katz, Jeff Moores (Illustrator)

Jewish Humor : What the Best Jewish Jokes Say About the Jews
by Joseph Telushkin

The Joys of Yiddish
by Leo Calvin Rosten

The Optimist Sees the Bagel: The Pessimist Sees the Hole; Life' Little Jewish Instruction Book
by Leonard Sorcher

Oy Vey! : The Things They Say! : A Book of Jewish Wit

Start Worrying : Details to Follow : An Insider's Irreverent (But Loving View of American Jewish Life)
by Albert Vorspan

Tales of the Chutzper Rebbe : A Selection from the Acidic Anthology
by Walter Rothschild, Paul Palnik, Rabbi Walter Rothschild

A Treasury of American-Jewish Folklore
by Steve Koppman, Lion Koppman, Lionel Koppman

A Treasury of Jewish Folklore : Stories, Traditions, Legends, Humor, Wisdom and Folk Songs of the Jewish People
by Nathan Ausubel (Editor)

The Wise Men of Helm and Their Merry Tales
by Solomon Simon, Lillian Fischel (Illustrator)

World's Best Jewish Humor
by A. Stanley Kramer

The Yiddish Are Coming!
by Robyn M. Cohen, Robyn B. Rollsso (Illustrator), Robyn B. Rousso


Harry Kemelman| Faye Kellerman| Rochelle Majer Krich


Sunday the Rabbi Stayed Home
by Harry Kemelman

Monday the Rabbi Took Off
by Harry Kemelman

Tuesday, the Rabbi Saw Red
by Harry Kemelman

Wednesday the Rabbi Got Wet
by Harry Kemelman

Thursday the Rabbi Walked Out
by Harry Kemelman

Friday the Rabbi Slept Late
by Harry Kemelman

Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry
by Harry Kemelman

Conversations With Rabbi Small
by Harry Kemelman

The Day the Rabbi Resigned
by Harry Kemelman

One Fine Day the Rabbi Bought a Cross
by Harry Kemelman

Someday the Rabbi Will Leave
by Harry Kemelman

That Day the Rabbi Left Town
by Harry Kemelman


Day of Atonement
by Faye Kellerman

False Prophet : A Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus Mystery
by Faye Kellerman

Grievous Sin
by Faye Kellerman

Justice : A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Mystery
by Faye Kellerman

Milk and Honey: A PeterDecker and Rina Lazarus Mystery
by Faye Kellerman

Moon Music
by Faye Kellerman

Prayers for the Dead: A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Mystery
by Faye Kellerman

Quality of Mercy
by Faye Kellerman

The Ritual Bath
by Faye Kellerman

Sacred and Profane
by Faye Kellerman

by Faye Kellerman

Serpent's Tooth: A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Mystery
by Faye Kellerman


Angel of Death
by Rochelle Majer Krich

Fertile Ground : A Mystery NO DISCOUNT ON THIS BOOK
by Rochelle Majer Krich

Speak No Evil
by Rochelle Majer Krich


Beni's Family Cookbook for the Jewish Holidays
by Jane Breskin Zalben, Joan Nathan

The Book of Jewish Food : An Odyssey from Samarkand to New York
by Claudia Roden

California Kosher : Contemporary and Traditional Jewish Cuisine
by Women's League of Adat, Ari El Synagogue, Pearl Roseman (Editor), Editorial Staff Women's League

Celebration : The Book of Jewish Festivals
by Naomi Black (Editor)

The Children's Jewish Holiday Kitchen : Seventy Ways to Have Fun
With Your Kids and Make Your Family's Celebrations Special

by Joan Nathan, Brooke Scudder (Illustrator), B. Fetterman (Editor)

Chinese Kosher Cooking
by Betty S. Goldberg

The Complete Passover Cookbook
by Frances R. Avrutick

The Cookbook of the Jews of Greece
by Nicholas Stavroulakis

Cooking Kosher the New Way : Fast, Lite and Natural
by Jane Kinderlehrer

Cucina Ebraica : Flavors of the Italian Jewish Kitchen
by Joyce Esersky Goldstein, Ellen Silverman (Photographer)

Easy Kosher Cooking
by Rosalyn F. Manesse

Eat! Eat!; Wonderful Recipes from the Old Country Like My Mother Used to Make
by Ruth Kanin

Everyday Cooking for the Jewish Home : More Than 350 Delectable Recipes
by Ethel G. Hofman, John Boswell

Fast & Festive Meals for the Jewish Holidays : Complete Menus, Rituals,
and Party-Planning Ideas for Every Holiday of the Year

by Marlene Sorosky, Joanne Neuman, Debbie Shahvar

Faye Levy's International Jewish Cookbook : Over 250 New and Traditional Recipes
for Holidays and Every Day

by Faye Levy

Francine Prince's New Jewish Cuisine :
More Than 175 Recipes for Holidays and Every Day

by Francine Prince

The Gourmet Jewish Cook
by Judy Zeidler, Peter Shire (Illustrator)

Grandma Doralee Patinkin's Jewish Family Cookbook
by Doralee Patinkin Rubin, Mandy Patinkin (Introduction)

Harriet Roth's Deliciously Healthy Jewish Cooking
by Harriet Roth

Helen Nash's Low-Fat Kosher Kitchen
by Helen Nash

Italian Jewish Cooking
by Mira Sacerdoti

Jewish Cookery
by Leah W. Leonard, Leah H. Leonard

Jewish Cooking in America
by Joan Nathan

Jewish Cooking Secrets : From Here & Far
by Lorraine Gerstl (Compiler)

The Jewish Festival Cookbook
by Fannie Engle, Gertrude Blair (Contributor)

The Jewish Holiday Baker
by Joan Nathan, Emma Celia Gardner (Illustrator)

The Jewish Holiday Cookbook:
An International Collection of Recipes and Customs

by Gloria Kaufer Greene

Jewish Holiday Feasts (The Artful Kitchen Collection)
by Louise Fiszer, Jeannette Ferrary (Contributor)

Jewish Holiday Kitchen:
250 Recipes from Around the World to Make Your Celebrations Special

by Joan Nathan

Jewish Kitchen
by Judy Jackson

Jewish Vegetarian Cooking
by Rose Friedman

A Kid's Kosher Cooking Cruise
by Mildred L. Covert, Sylvia P. Gerson (Contributor), Alan Gerson (Illustrator)

The Kosher Cajun Cookbook
by Sylvia Gibson, Sylvia Gerson, Mildred L. Covert

The Kosher Companion: A Guide to Food, Cooking, Shopping, and Services
by Trudy Garfunkel

The Kosher Gourmet
by Batia Plotch (Editor), Patricia Cobe (Editor)

Kosher Gourmet Cookbook
by Mildred B. Miller, Bascha G. Snyder

Kosher Kettle : International Adventures in Jewish Cooking
by Sybil Ruth Kaplan (Editor), Lynlie Hermann (Illustrator)

Kosher Light : Your Traditional Jewish Favorites Cooked Healthy
by Zillah Bahar, Maria Mayr (Illustrator), Joel Landau, Staff Fly Productions

Kosher Southern-Style Cookbook
by Mildred L. Covert, Sylvia P. Gerson, Alan Covert (Illustrator)

Let My People Eat! : Passover Seders Made Simple
by Zell J. Schulman, Herbert Bronstein

Love and Knishes : An Irrepressible Guide to Jewish Cooking
by Sara Kasdan, Kathryn Hall (Editor), Louis Slobodkin (Illustrator)

The Low-Fat Jewish Cookbook : 225 Traditional and Contemporary
Gourmet Kosher Recipes for Holidays and Every Day

by Faye Levy

The Lowfat Jewish Vegetarian Cookbook:
Healthy Traditions from Around the World

by Debra Wasserman

Mazel Tov Y'All : The Ultimate Southern-Jewish Bake Book
by Sara Kasdan

Memories from a Russian Kitchen; From Shtetl to Golden Land
by Rosalie Sogolow, Bonnie Stone

New Kosher Cuisine for All Seasons
by Ivy Feuerstadt, Melinda Strauss (Editor), Mollie Katzen

Passover Lite Kosher Cookbook
by Gail Ashkanazi-Hankin

The Passover Table:
New and Traditional Recipes for Your Seders and the Entire Passover Week

by Susan R. Friedland, Penina (Photographer)

Secrets of a Jewish Baker: Authentic Jewish Rye and Other Breads
by George Greenstein

Secrets of Fat-Free Kosher Cooking : Over 150 Low-Fat and Fat-Free
Traditional and Contemporary Recipes--From Matzoh Balls to Kugel

by Deborah Bernstein, John Wincek (Illustrator)

Sephardic Cooking:
600 Recipes Created in Exotic Sephardic Kitchens from Morocco to India

by Copeland Marks

The Sephardic Kitchen:
The Healthy Food and Rich Culture of the Mediterranean Jews

by Robert J. Sternberg

The Sephardic Table : The Vibrant Cooking of the Mediterranean Jews-
A Personal Collection of Recipes from the Middle East, North Africa and India

by Pamela Grau Twena

Simply Kosher : Exotic Food from Around the World
by Ramona Bachmann, Susanna Hartmann (Illustrator), Bent Melchior (Illustrator)

That Hungarian's in My Kitchen : 125 Hungarian/American Recipes
by Linda F. Radke, Mary E. Hawkins (Editor)

Traditional Jewish Cooking
by Betty S. Goldberg

A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking
by Marcy Goldman

The World of Jewish Cooking
by Gil Marks

The World of Jewish Entertaining : Menus, Recipes and Helpful Hints
for Celebrating Holidays and Life-Cycle Events

by Gil Marks

You Made My Day : Four Generations of Kosher Cooking
by Evelyn Gold