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  • A Perfect Stormby Milton Shain

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2015; US$ 19.99

    The interwar years were a tumultuous time in South Africa. The effects of the worldwide economic slump gave rise to a huge number of ?poor whites? and fed the growth of a militant and aggressive Afrikaner nationalism that often took its lead from Nazi Germany. For a great number of whites, both English- and Afrikaans-speakers, the Jew was an unwelcome... more...

  • Israel and the Western Powers, 1952-1960by Zach Levey

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    In this study, Zach Levey provides a comprehensive analysis of the development of Israel's foreign policy during the critical years of the 1950s, focusing particularly on relations between the Jewish state and the three Western powers involved in the Middle East arms race--the United States, Great Britain, and France. Drawing extensively on recently... more...

  • Socialism of Foolsby Michele Battini

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 64.99

    Michele Battini targets the critical moment in which anti-Jewish stereotypes morphed into a sophisticated, modern social anti-Semitism. Carefully analyzing obscure texts, Battini recovers the potent, anti-Jewish anticapitalist propaganda that cemented the idea of a Jewish conspiracy in the European mind, despite ample evidence to challenge it. The... more...

  • Clepsydraby Sylvie Anne Goldberg; Benjamin Ivry

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    The clepsydra is an ancient water clock and serves as the primary metaphor for this examination of Jewish conceptions of time from antiquity to the present. Just as the flow of water is subject to a number of variables such as temperature and pressure, water clocks mark a time that is shifting and relative. Time is not a uniform phenomenon. It is... more...

  • The Rise of David Levinskyby Abraham Cahan

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    A young Hasidic Jew struggling to master the Talmud seeks his fortune amid the teeming streets of New York's Lower East Side. The energy formerly focused on his religious studies now turns in the direction of rising to the top of the business world, where he discovers the high price of assimilation. more...

  • Sephardim in the Americasby Martin Cohen; Abraham J. Peck

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 49.95

    Multidisciplinary essays examinig the historical and cultural history of the Sephardic experience in the Americas, from pre-expulsion Spain to the modern era, as recounted by some of the most outstanding interpreters of the field. more...

  • Against Apionby Flavius Josephus

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 1.99

    I suppose that by my books of the Antiquity of the Jews, most excellent Epaphroditus, have made it evident to those who peruse them, that our Jewish nation is of very great antiquity, and had a distinct subsistence of its own originally; as also, I have therein declared how we came to inhabit this country wherein we now live. Those Antiquities contain... more...

  • The Jews in Christian Europeby Marc Saperstein; Jacob Rader Marcus

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    First published in 1938, Jacob Rader Marcus?s The Jews in The Medieval World has remained an indispensable resource for its comprehensive view of Jewish historical experience from late antiquity through the early modern period, viewed through primary source documents in English translation. In this new work based on Marcus?s classic source book,... more...

  • The King of Chicagoby Daniel Friedman

    Carrel Books 2017; US$ 29.99

    The King of Chicago is the story of a father-son relationship as real and hugely loving as that in Philip Roth?s Patrimony . At its heart is a young son who tries furiously to heal his father from a violent childhood inside a Chicago orphanage. The orphanage, the Marks Nathan Home, still stands today on the West Side of Chicago, marked by a tarnished,... more...

  • The Holocaust, Israel and the "Jew"by Remco Ensel; Evelien Gans

    Amsterdam University Press 2016; US$ 124.00

    This book is the first comprehensive study of postwar antisemitism in the Netherlands. It focuses on the way stereotypes are passed on from one decade to the next, as reflected in public debates, the mass media, protests and commemorations, and everyday interactions. The Holocaust, Israel  and ?the Jew? explores the ways in... more...