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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 142.85

    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...