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  • Yehuda Haleviby Hillel Halkin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.00

    Part of the Jewish Encounter series A masterly biography of Yehuda Halevi, one of the greatest of Hebrew poets and a shining example of the synthesis of religion and culture that defined the golden age of medieval Spanish Jewry.   Like Maimonides, with whom he contrasts sharply, Yehuda Halevi spanned multiple worlds. Poet, philosopher, and physician,... more...

  • Melisande!by Hillel Halkin

    Granta Publications 2012; US$ 10.65

    An inspiring novel; a philosophical love story; a moving ode to a woman, as joyful and celebratory as it is elegiac. The narrator of Melisande! What Are Dreams? is a man in his forties, a scholar of ancient Greek philosophy known as Hoo. He has been given the nickname by Mellie, the woman he addresses in this book while exploring his memories of their... more...

  • Grand Things to Write a Poem Onby Hillel Halkin

    Gefen Publishing House 1999; US$ 9.99

    Shmuel Hanagid, poet, rabbi, Talmudic scholar, statesman, general and bon vivant was born in Cordoba, Spain, in 993 C.E. Settling in the city-state of Granada, he rose through its court life to become Grand Vizier and chief military commander. For years he led Granada's army into the field against its foes. Hanagid was the first major medieval Hebrew... more...

  • Letters to an American Jewish Friendby Hillel Halkin

    Gefen Publishing House 2013; US$ 9.99

    This passionate polemic addresses itself to the ultimate questions of Jewish destiny and proclaims the primacy of Israel as the locus of the Jewish future. Hillel Halkin is an American-born Jew who has cast his personal and historical lot with Israel. Corresponding with an imaginary American Jewish friend who upholds the possibility of a viable Jewish... more...

  • Luck and Chutzpahby Hillel Halkin

    Gefen Publishing House 1997; US$ 9.99

    Hans Kahn spent his life looking towards the sea. And it was no easy task as he escaped from the Nazis through the least-used route from Amsterdam through Belgium, France and across the Pyrenees to Spain, Portugal and England. There he volunteered and spent the rest of the war with the Navy of the Dutch Government-in-exile. The story takes us up to... more...

  • After One-Hundred-and-Twentyby Hillel Halkin

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    After One-Hundred-and-Twenty provides a richly nuanced and deeply personal look at Jewish attitudes and practices regarding death, mourning, and the afterlife as they have existed and evolved from biblical times to today. Taking its title from the Hebrew and Yiddish blessing to live to a ripe old age?Moses is said to have been 120 years old when... more...

  • The Dove Flyerby Eli Amir; Hillel Halkin

    Halban 2011; US$ 11.65

    When his Uncle Hizkel is arrested, Kabi and his family face an uncertain future as do all Jews living in 1950s' Baghdad. Each member of Kabi's circle has a different dream: his mother wants to return to the Moslem quarter where she felt safer; his father wants to emigrate to Israel and grow rice there while Salim, his headmaster, wants Arabs and Jews... more...

  • The Liberated Brideby A.B. Yehoshua; Hillel Halkin

    Halban 2012; US$ 10.19

    Yochanan Rivlin, a professor of Near Eastern Studies at Haifa University, is determined to understand two conflicts that have become central to his life:the Algerian civil war of the 1990s, which he feels will help him better understand the Arab mind and, more personally, his son's divorce. His is a double search for truth, each involving a different... more...

  • A Woman in Jerusalemby A.B. Yehoshua; Hillel Halkin

    Halban 2011; US$ 9.99

    Now an award-winning feature film The Human Resources Manager A suicide bomb explodes in a Jerusalem market. One of the victims is a migrant worker without any papers, only a salary slip from the bakery where she worked as a night cleaner. As her body lies unclaimed in the morgue, her employers are labelled unfeeling and inhuman by a local journalist.... more...

  • Five Seasonsby A.B. Yehoshua; Hillel Halkin

    Halban 2012; US$ 7.28

    In the autumn, Molkho's wife dies. His years of loving care have ended and his newfound freedom proves unlike the one he had imagined. It is an uneasy freedom, filled with the erotic fantasies of a man who must fall in love, but whose longing for meaningful relationships is held hostage by the spirit of his wife. Five Seasons is a subtle and often... more...