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  • The House of Rajaniby Alon Hilu; Evan Fallenberg

    Random House 2010; US$ 11.27

    The year is 1895, Jaffa. Salah Rajani, a troubled Muslim boy living in a dilapidated mansion surrounded by orange groves, suffers from peculiar visions about a disaster which is set to befall his people. His life is changed by the arrival of a handsome young man, a dynamic Jewish settler, new to the city, by the name of Isaac Luminsky. Luminsky covets... more...

  • Suddenly In the Depths of the Forestby Amos Oz; Sondra Silverston

    Random House 2010; US$ 18.32

    In a village far away, deep in a valley, all the animals and birds disappeared some years ago. Only the rebellious young teacher and an old man talk about animals to the children, who have never seen such (mythical) creatures. Otherwise there's a strange silence round the whole subject. One wretched, little boy has dreams of animals, begins to whoop... more...

  • Twilight of a Golden Ageby Abraham Ibn Ezra; Leon J. Weinberger; Leon J. Weinberger; Leon J. Weinberger

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 44.95

      Other titles by Leon J. Weinberger: Anthology of Hebrew Poetry in Greece, Anatolia, and the Balkans Early Synagogue Poets in the Balkans Jewish Poets in Crete Jewish Prince in Moslem Spain: Selected Poems of Samuel ibn Nagrela Rabbanite and Karaite Liturgical Poetry in Southeastern Europe Romaniote Penitential Poetry    ... more...

  • Life in Translationby Talit Reisenberger

    Modjaji Books 2008; US$ 18.05

    Azila Talit Reisenberger is a Bible scholar, a rabbi, a mother, a wife, and a poet. In all these selves she grapples with translating her life from Hebrew to English and back again. Life in Translation is full of wry humour, longing, bitterness, sweetness, playfulness, and subversions of traditional meanings and texts - a delightful book that charms... more...

  • Mourning a Father Lostby Avraham Balaban

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 33.99

    Returning to the kibbutz of his childhood to attend his father's funeral, Avraham Balaban confronts his still intensely painful childhood memories. With a poet's keen voice, the author weaves together two interrelated stories: a sensitive artist growing up in the intensely pragmatic world of Kibbutz Huldah and the rise and fall of a grand yet failed... more...

  • The Parable and Its Lessonby S. Agnon; James Diamond; Alan Mintz

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    S.Y. Agnon was the greatest Hebrew writer of the twentieth century, and the only Hebrew writer to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. He devoted the last years of his life to writing a massive cycle of stories about Buczacz, the Galician town (now in Ukraine) in which he grew up. Yet when these stories were collected and published three years... more...

  • In the Illuminated Darkby Tuvia Ruebner; Rachel Tzvia Back

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Loss defines the crossbeams and chronicles of Tuvia Ruebner?s life. Born in 1924 into a semi-secular Jewish family in Slovakia, Ruebner was also born into the catastrophe that would follow?the extermination of European Jewry and of his own family in the Holocaust. Hitler became chancellor of Germany on Ruebner?s ninth birthday. Six years later, the... more...

  • The Full Severity of Compassionby Chana Kronfeld

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 55.00

    Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000) was the foremost Israeli poet of the twentieth century and an internationally influential literary figure whose poetry has been translated into some 40 languages. Hitherto, no comprehensive literary study of Amichai's poetry has appeared in English. This long-awaited book seeks to fill the gap. Widely considered one of... more...

  • 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...

  • The Dream of the Poemby Peter Cole

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 30.95 US$ 24.76

    Hebrew culture experienced a renewal in medieval Spain that produced what is arguably the most powerful body of Jewish poetry written since the Bible. Fusing elements of East and West, Arabic and Hebrew, and the particular and the universal, this verse embodies an extraordinary sensuality and intense faith that transcend the limits of language, place,... more...