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  • By Chance Aloneby Max Eisen

    HarperCollins Canada 2016; US$ 2.99

    In the tradition of Elie Wiesel?s Night and Primo Levi?s Survival in Auschwitz comes a new memoir by Canadian survivor More than 70 years after the Nazi camps were liberated by the Allies, a new Canadian Holocaust memoir details the rural Hungarian deportations to Auschwitz-Birkenau, back-breaking slave labour in Auschwitz I, the infamous ?death... more...

  • The Bible's Cutting Room Floorby Joel M. Hoffman

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    The Bible you usually read is not the complete story. Some holy writings were left out for political or theological reasons, others simply because of the physical restrictions of ancient bookmaking technology. At times, the compilers of the Bible skipped information that they assumed everyone knew. Some passages were even omitted by accident. In... more...

  • Origins of the Kabbalahby Gershom Gerhard Scholem; Allan Arkush

    Princeton University Press 1991; US$ 46.00 US$ 36.80

    One of the most important scholars of our century, Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) opened up a once esoteric world of Jewish mysticism, the Kabbalah, to concerned students of religion. The Kabbalah is a rich tradition of repeated attempts to achieve and portray direct experiences of God: its twelfth-and thirteenth-century beginnings in southern France... more...

  • A History of the Jews in the Modern Worldby Howard M. Sachar

    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...

  • Yiddish Civilisationby Paul Kriwaczek

    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...

  • The History of Ancient Israelby Michael Grant

    Orion 2012; US$ 6.99

    The definitve guide to the history of ancient Israel. The History of Ancient Israel covers the epic story of Jewish civilisation from its beginnings to the destruction of Jerusalem, and the Temple in AD 70. It deals with Israel's relations with the great empires which shaped its development and with the changing internal structure of the Jewish... more...

  • A History of the Jews in Americaby Howard M. Sachar

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 30.00

    Spanning 350 years of Jewish experience in this country, A History of the Jews in America is an essential chronicle by the author of The Course of Modern Jewish History. With impressive scholarship and a riveting sense of detail, Howard M. Sachar tells the stories of Spanish marranos and Russian refugees, of aristocrats and threadbare social revolutionaries,... more...

  • Refuge in Hellby Daniel B. Silver

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 19.95

    How did Berlin's Jewish Hospital, in the middle of the Nazi capital, survive as an institution where Jewish doctors and nurses cared for Jewish patients throughout World War II? How could it happen that when Soviet troops liberated the hospital in April 1945, they found some eight hundred Jews still on the premises? Daniel Silver carefully uncovers... more...

  • Antisemitism in the German Military Community and the Jewish Response, 1914?1938by Brian E. Crim

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99

    Antisemitism in the German Military Community and the Jewish Response, 1914?1938 explores how German World War I veterans from different social and political backgrounds contributed to antisemitic politics during the Weimar Republic. The book compares how the military, right-wing veterans, and Jewish veterans chose to remember their war experiences... more...

  • The Venetian Ghettoby Riccardo Calimani

    The Mondadori Group 2013; US$ 9.99

    The creation of the Venice Ghetto and the consequent confinement of the Jewish population within a restricted area of the city dates back to the beginning of the sixteenth century. It was the scene of many events closely linked to the city?s history, and it flourished between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. This book recounts the incredible... more...