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  • Lies, First Personby Gail Hareven; Dalya Bilu

    Open Letter 2015; US$ 9.99

    From the Best Translated Book Award–winning author, a novel of revenge, insanity, lies, and Hitler. more...

  • Underground to Palestineby I. F. Stone; D. D. Guttenplan; Mark Crispin Miller

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    A moving and unforgettable eyewitness account of the courageous exodus of Holocaust survivors from post?World War II Europe to the Promised Land, now expanded with Stone?s frontline reporting on the Arab-Israeli crises of 1948?49 and the Suez War of 1956, and with a new foreword by D. D. Guttenplan In the spring of 1946, American journalist I.... more...

  • The Guide for the Perplexedby Moses Maimonides

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Great classic of medieval Judaism, major attempt to reconcile revealed religion ? Pentateuch, commentaries ? and Aristotelian philosophy. Enormously important in all Western thought. Includes Life of Maimonides, analysis of The Guide, indexes of quotations from Scripture, Talmud. Unabridged Friedlander translation. 50-page introduction. "...a... more...

  • Ethical Writings of Maimonidesby Maimonides

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    Here are the most significant ethical writings of the 12th-century philosopher, physician, and master of rabbinical literature ? translated from the original sources by noted Maimonides scholars. Includes the first English versions of "Eight Chapters," plus "Laws Concerning Character Traits," "Treatise on the Art of Logic," and gleanings from Maimonides'... more...

  • How the Other Half Livesby Jacob Riis

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Jacob Riis was one of the very few men who photographed the slums of New York at the turn of the century, when as many as 300,000 people per square mile were crowded into the tenements of New York's Lower East Side. The filth and degradation made the area a hell for the immigrants forced to live there. Riis was one of those immigrants, and, after... more...

  • Yekl and the Imported Bridegroom and Other Stories of the New York Ghettoby Abraham Cahan

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    Yekl (1896), the first novel upon which the much acclaimed film Hester Street was based, was probably the first novel in English that had a New York East Side immigrant as its hero. Reviewing it, William Dean Howells hailed Cahan as "a new star of realism." more...

  • A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophyby Isaac Husik

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 18.95

    A noted scholar elucidates the distinguishing characteristics of the works of several Jewish thinkers of the Middle Ages. In addition to summaries of the main arguments and teachings of Moses Maimonides, Isaac Israeli, Judah Halevi, Abraham Ibn Daud, Hillel ben Samuel, Levi ben Gerson, and others, the author offers insightful analyses. more...

  • The Great Roman-Jewish Warby Flavius Josephus

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    An eyewitness account of a historical turning point in Judaism, Christianity, and all of Western civilization, The Great Roman-Jewish War chronicles the Jewish revolt against the Roman Empire from A.D. 66?70. Its author was a leader among the Jewish resistance in Roman occupied Judea during the first century ? until he switched sides and collaborated... more...

  • The Rise of David Levinskyby Abraham Cahan

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 8.95

    Acclaimed by literary critic Carl Van Doren as "the most important of all immigrant novels," The Rise of David Levinsky takes place amid America's biggest and most diverse Yiddish-speaking community during the early 20th century. David Levinsky, a young Hasidic Jew struggling to master the Talmud, seeks his fortune amid the teeming streets of New... more...

  • Jewish Life in the Middle Agesby Israel Abrahams

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.00

    Highly readable social history comprehensively examines life of European Jews, from approximately the late 10th-century to the early 1500s. Topics include social functions of the synagogue, communal organizations, love, courtship and marriage, monogamy and home life, trades and occupations, medieval pastimes and personal relations between Christians... more...