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  • 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...

  • Is there a Judeo-Christian Tradition?by Emmanuel Nathan; Anya Topolski

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    Discourse on the ?Judeo-Christian tradition? has been around in the United States since the middle of the 20th century. This volume returns to the original coinage of the signifier ?Judeo-Christian? by F.C. Baur in 1831. From this European perspective and context, the volume engages the historical, theological, philosophical and political... 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

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  • Bending Toward the Sunby Leslie Gilbert-Lurie

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    A beautifully written family memoir, Bending Toward the Sun explores an emotional legacy?forged in the terror of the Holocaust?that has shaped three generations of lives. Leslie Gilbert-Lurie tells the story of her mother, Rita, who like Anne Frank spent years hiding from the Nazis, and whose long-hidden pain shaped both her daughter and granddaughter?s... more...

  • The Living Fireby Edward Hirsch

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 21.00

    A rich and significant collection of more than one hundred poems, drawn from a lifetime of ?wild gratitude? in poetry. In poems chronicling insomnia (?the blue-rimmed edge / of outer dark, those crossroads / where we meet the dead?), art and culture (poems on Edward Hopper and Paul Celan, love poems in the voices of Baudelaire and Gertrude Stein,... more...

  • The Kissinger Sagaby Evi Kurz

    Orion 2009; US$ 15.99

    An unrivalled insight into the early life of Henry Kissinger 'No interviews about my private life' has always been Henry Kissinger's response to curious journalists. But journalist Evi Kurz from Furth, the Kissingers' home town in southern Germany, proposed a family portrait and eventually won the trust of both brothers. This is the story of two... more...

  • Jewish Identity in the Reconstruction Southby Anton Hieke

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.00

    How far can Jewish life in the South during Reconstruction (1863?1877) indeed be described as German in a period of American Jewry traditionally referred to as ?German Jewish? in historiography? To what extent were Jewish immigrants in the South acculturated to Southern identity and customs? Anton Hieke discusses the experience of Jewish... more...