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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...

  • 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...

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

    Halban 2011; US$ 10.19

    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...

  • 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...

  • Five Seasonsby A.B. Yehoshua; Hillel Halkin

    Halban 2012; US$ 10.19

    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...

  • A Late Divorceby A.B. Yehoshua; Hillel Halkin

    Halban 2012; US$ 10.19

    Yehuda Kaminka, a retired teacher, returns to Israel from the U.S. to divorce his estranged wife who was committed to a mental asylum after she stabbed him. This impending divorce inevitably throws into turmoil the couple?s three children and grandson. Yehuda?s nine days, leading up to Passover, are remembered by different members of the family:... more...

  • Mr Maniby A.B. Yehoshua; Hillel Halkin

    Halban 2012; US$ 10.19

    Five conversations, each centring on the fate of a different member of the Sephardi Mani family, make up this profound, far-reaching and passionate Mediterranean novel which tells of six generations of the family, but in reverse chronology. In each conversation the responses of one person are absent, thus drawing in the reader as the story reaches... more...

  • The Song of the Whalesby Uri Orlev; Hillel Halkin

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010; US$ 16.00

    Already translated into French, Italian, Dutch and Spanish, this is the latest novel from an author who has received the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. more...

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

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 14.00

    A woman in her forties is a victim of a suicide bombing at a Jerusalem market. Her body lies nameless in a hospital morgue. She had apparently worked as a cleaning woman at a bakery, but there is no record of her employment. When a Jerusalem daily accuses the bakery of "gross negligence and inhumanity toward an employee," the bakery?s owner, overwhelmed... more...