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  • Open Heartby A. B. Yehoshua

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 13.80

    ?Seductively heady . . . Ingeniously explores the unfathomable mysteries of the heart.? ? Philadelphia Inquirer A young Israeli intern vying for the position of surgeon learns that his internship has been terminated and he has been chosen to accompany the hospital administrator and his wife on a trip to India. There, the couple intend to retrieve... more...

  • History of the Jewsby Paul Johnson

    Orion 2013; US$ 18.99

    A classic study of the Jews by a best selling author. In this critically acclaimed book, Paul Johnson delves deep into the 4,000-year history of the Jews: a race of awe-inspiring endurance, steadfast homogeneity and loyalty and, above all, the belief that history has a purpose and humanity a destiny. With exacting precision and enthusiasm, Paul... more...

  • The Liberated Brideby A. B. Yehoshua; Hillel Halkin

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 13.80

    In this comedy of manners, at once deeply serious and highly entertaining, Yehoshua brilliantly portrays characters from disparate sectors of Israeli life, united above all by a very human desire for, and fear of, the truth in politics and life. more...

  • Die Erfahrung des Exilsby Andreas Heusler; Andrea Sinn

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 26.51

    The involuntary loss of homeland caused by the Nazi persecution of the Jews had a profound impact on the life histories of those affected. The highly personal testimonies collected by the Munich municipal archive document not only the traumatic experience of deracination, but also testify to the impressive courage and determination that... more...

  • 50 Childrenby Steven Pressman

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99

    Based on the acclaimed HBO documentary, the astonishing true story of how one American couple transported fifty Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Austria to America in 1939?the single largest group of unaccompanied refugee children allowed into the United States?for readers of In the Garden of Beasts and A Train in Winter. In early 1939, America's... more...

  • Why the Germans? Why the Jews?by Götz Aly

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 12.60

    A provocative and insightful analysis that sheds new light on one of the most puzzling and historically unsettling conundrums Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Countless historians have grappled with these questions, but few have come up with answers as original and insightful as those of maverick German historian Götz Aly. Tracing the prehistory... more...

  • The Course of Modern Jewish Historyby Howard M. Sachar

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.00

    When this encyclopedic history of the Jews was first published in 1958, it was hailed as one of the great works of its kind, a study that not only chronicled an assailed and enduring people, but assessed its astonishing impact on the modern world. Now this scholarly and comprehensive book has been massively revised and updated by its author, a professor... more...

  • Blood Libel in Late Imperial Russiaby Robert Weinberg

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 20.99

    On Sunday, March 20, 1911, children playing in a cave near Kiev made a gruesome discovery: the blood-soaked body of a partially clad boy. After right-wing groups asserted that the killing was a ritual murder, the police, with no direct evidence, arrested Menachem Mendel Beilis, a 39-year-old Jewish manager at a factory near the site of the crime.... more...

  • Violins of Hopeby James A. Grymes

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.79

    A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and the Israeli violin maker dedicated to bringing these inspirational instruments back to life. The violin has formed an important aspect of Jewish culture for... more...

  • The Hebrew Republicby Bernard Avishai

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 23.90

    Political economist Bernard Avishai has been writing and thinking about Israel since moving there to volunteer during the 1967 War. now he synthesizes his years of study and searching into a short, urgent polemic that posits that the country must become a more complete democracy if it has any chance for a peaceful future. He explores the connection... more...