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  • 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

    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...

  • The Secular Poetry of El'azar ben Ya'aqov ha-Bavliby Wout van Bekkum

    BRILL 2006; US$ 138.00

    A critical edition with introduction and commentaries of the poetry of Elazar ha-Bavli (Baghdad, 13th century). more...

  • The Confessions of Noa Weberby Gail Hareven; Dalya Bilu

    Melville House 2010; US$ 16.95

    Acclaimed author Noa Weber has a successful ?feminist? life: a strong career, a wonderful daughter she raised alone, and she is a recognized and respected cultural figure. Yet her interior life is bound by her obsessive love for one man?Alek, a Russian émigré and the father of her child, who has drifted in and out of her life. Trying to understand?as... more...

  • World Cup Wishesby Eshkol Nevo; Sondra Silverston

    Random House 2010; US$ 23.98

    Four friends get together to watch the 1998 World Cup final. One of them has an idea: let's write down our wishes for the next few years, put them away, and during the next final - four years from now - we'll get them out and see how many we've achieved. This is how World Cup Wishes opens, and from here we watch what happens to their wishes and... more...

  • The Good Psychologistby Noam Shpancer

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 8.99

    "Noam Shpancer portrays the oft-hidden world of psychotherapy with unparalleled authenticity, compassion, and wit . . . An astonishing debut."?Jonathan Kellerman Noam Shpancer's stunning debut novel opens as a psychologist reluctantly takes on a new client?an exotic dancer whose severe anxiety is keeping her from the stage. The psychologist, a... more...

  • Hebrew Scholarship and the Medieval Worldby Nicholas de Lange

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 36.00

    This book surveys what has been achieved in recent research on medieval Hebrew language and texts. more...

  • Literary Passportsby Shachar Pinsker

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 60.00

    Literary Passports is the first book to explore Hebrew modernist fiction in Europe in the early decades of the twentieth century. more...

  • Infiltrationby Sean Rodman

    Orca Book Publishers 2011; US$ 7.99

    Bex breaks into locked and abandoned buildings just because he can, but when a new friend's behavior becomes increasingly risky, he has to do the right thing. more...