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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 15.99
The Ephrussis were a grand banking family, as rich and respected as the Rothschilds, who ?burned like a comet? in nineteenth-century Paris and Vienna society. Yet by the end of World War II, almost the only thing remaining of their vast empire was a collection of 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox. The renowned ceramicist... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 23.99
Minsk, the present capital of Belarus, was a heavily Jewish city in the decades between the world wars. Recasting our understanding of Soviet Jewish history, Becoming Soviet Jews demonstrates that the often violent social changes enforced by the communist project did not destroy continuities with prerevolutionary forms of Jewish life in Minsk. Using... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 24.00
The distinguished historian of the Jewish people, Howard M. Sachar, gives us a comprehensive and enthralling chronicle of the achievements and traumas of the Jews over the last four hundred years. Tracking their fate from Western Europe?s age of mercantilism in the seventeenth century to the post-Soviet and post-imperialist Islamic upheavals of the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95
Paul Kriwaczek begins this illuminating and immensely pleasurable chronicle of Yiddish civilization during the Roman empire, when Jewish culture first spread to Europe. We see the burgeoning exile population disperse, as its notable diplomats, artists and thinkers make their mark in far-flung cities and found a self-governing Yiddish world. By its... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2002; US$ 7.99
The idea for this book came to Larry Tye as he traveled overseas as a reporter for the Boston Globe. In each city he visited he was intrigued by a reawakening of practice and spirit of the long repressed Jewish community. And the more communities he saw close-up, the clearer it became to him that the Jewish world was being reshaped and revitalized... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; Not Available
The ongoing war on terror, instability in the Middle East, and a faltering world economy are capturing headlines everywhere. But through it all runs a disturbing current of which many people are only dimly aware. Anti-Semitism, which had been on the decline worldwide since the end of World War II, has over the past few years made a perilous... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 28.99
Through the poetry of Bouena Sarfatty (1916-1997), An Ode to Salonika sketches the life and demise of the Sephardi Jewish community that once flourished in this Greek crossroads city. A resident of Salonika who survived the Holocaust as a partisan and later settled in Canada, Sarfatty preserved the traditions and memories of this diverse and thriving... more...
- Bnei Baruch, Laitman Kabbalah 2014; US$ 4.99
The Jewish people introduced the world to the maxim that epitomizes selflessness: ?Love your neighbor as yourself.? Countless sages throughout the ages spoke reverently about the power of brotherly love and mutual responsibility. But recently, it seems as though we?ve lost all trace of both. Today, the Jewish people are more polarized and fragmented... more...