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  • Jüdin und Moderneby Godela Weiss-Sussex

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    How did female German-Jewish writers negotiate issues of femininity, Judaism, and urban experience at the beginning of the 20 th century? Godela Weiss-Sussex describes the evolution of multi-dimensional portrayals of the personal and societal place of the "German Jewish woman" in these intersecting discourses. The book also considers aesthetic issues... more...

  • Between German and Hebrewby Lina Barouch

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 98.00

    This book traces the German-Hebrew language contact-zones in which Gershom Scholem, Werner Kraft and Ludwig Strauss created in Germany and in Jerusalem in the 1920s and 30s. Set in the contexts of cultural marginality, modernist literature, and linguistic dislocation, Barouch exposes the writings of Scholem, Kraft and Strauss as unique... more...

  • Fragments of Isabellaby Isabella Leitner

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 9.99

    The deeply moving true account of a young Jewish woman?s imprisonment by the Nazis at the Auschwitz death camp.   On May 29, 1944, the day after Isabella Katz?s twenty-third birthday, she, her family, and all the Jews in the ghetto in Kisvárda, Hungary, were rounded up by Nazi storm troopers, packed into cattle cars, and deported to Auschwitz.... more...

  • Extraterritorial Dreamsby Sarah Abrevaya Stein

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 30.00

    We tend to think of citizenship as something that is either offered or denied by a state. Modern history teaches otherwise. Reimagining citizenship as a legal spectrum along which individuals can travel, Extraterritorial Dreams explores the history of Ottoman Jews who sought, acquired, were denied or stripped of citizenship in Europe in the late... more...

  • The Jews in America Trilogyby Stephen Birmingham

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 29.99

    Three New York Times bestsellers chronicle the rise of America?s most influential Jewish families as they transition from poor immigrants to household names. In his acclaimed trilogy, author Stephen Birmingham paints an engrossing portrait of Jewish American life from the colonial era through the twentieth century with fascinating narrative... more...

  • The Marriage Plotby Naomi Seidman

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    For nineteenth-century Eastern European Jews, modernization entailed the abandonment of arranged marriage in favor of the "love match." Romantic novels taught Jewish readers the rules of romance and the choreography of courtship. But because these new conceptions of romance were rooted in the Christian and chivalric traditions, the Jewish embrace... more...

  • Canada's Jewsby Gerald Tulchinsky

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 48.95

    Canada's Jews covers the 240-year period from the beginnings of the Jewish community in the 1760s to the present day, illuminating the golden chain of Jewish tradition, religion, language, economy, and history as established and renewed in the northern lands. more...

  • Jewish People, Yiddish Nationby Kalman Weiser

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2011; US$ 36.95

    Using hitherto unexplored archival sources, memoirs, interviews, and materials from the vibrant interwar Jewish and Polish presses, Kalman Weiser investigates the rise and fall of Yiddishism and of Prylucki's political party in the post-World War I era. more...

  • (Re)Visualizing National Historyby Robin Ostow

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 29.95

    (Re)Visualizing National History is a unique and interdisciplinary volume that offers insights on the dilemmas of present-day European culture, manifestations of nationalism in Europe, and the debates surrounding museums as sites for the representation of politics and history. more...

  • None is Too Manyby Irving Abella; Harold Troper

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2012; US$ 31.95

    None Is Too Many will undoubtedly continue to serve as a potent reminder of the fragility of tolerance, even in a country where it is held as one of our highest values. more...