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  • 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...

  • 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$ 24.51

    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...

  • Being Jewish in 21st-Century Germanyby Olaf Glöckner; Haim Fireberg

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    European-Jewish Studies reflect the interdisciplinary network and competence of the new “ Centre for Jewish Studies Berlin and Brandenburg ”. The Centre gathers together the most important institutions working on Jewish studies in the region – including the relevant universities and establishments in Berlin and Potsdam. The interdisciplinary... more...

  • The Reckoningby Patrick Bishop

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99

    One of Britain's most renowned military historians revisits a controversial murder: that of Zionist leader Avraham Stern, head of Israel's notorious Stern Gang, in Tel Aviv during WWII. Militant Zionist Avraham Stern believed he was destined to be the Jewish liberator of British Palestine. As the ringleader of the infamous Stern Gang, also known... more...

  • Jüdische Klagen gegen Reichsadeligeby André Griemert

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Der Reichshofrat bestand bis zum Ende des Heiligen Römischen Reichs deutscher Nation. Er war kaiserliche Regierungsbehörde sowie Beratungsorgan des Kaisers. Er stellt mit dem Reichskammergericht eines der wichtigsten Höchstgerichte im Alten Reich dar. Die genauen Tätigkeitsbereiche und seine Wirkung innerhalb des Reiches sind allerdings... more...

  • A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodkaby Lev Golinkin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.95

    "[A] hilarious and heartbreaking story of a Jewish family’s escape from oppression." -- The New York Times A compelling story of two intertwined journeys: a Jewish refugee family fleeing persecution and a young man seeking to reclaim a shattered past. In the twilight of the Cold War (the late 1980s), nine-year old Lev Golinkin and his family cross... more...

  • Voyage of the Damnedby Gordon Thomas; Max Morgan-Witts

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 7.99

    The “extraordinary” true story of the St. Louis , a German ship that, in 1939, carried Jews away from Hamburg—and into an unimaginable ordeal ( The New York Times ). On May 13, 1939, the luxury liner  St. Louis  sailed from Hamburg, one of the last ships to leave Nazi Germany before World War II erupted. Aboard were 937 Jews—some had already... more...

  • Were We Our Brothers' Keepers?by Haskel Lookstein

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    In this major work exploring the American Jewish response to the Holocaust as it occurred, by examining contemporary Jewish press accounts of such events as Kristallnacht, the refusal to allow the refugee ship St. Louis to land in America, the uprising in the Warsaw ghetto, and the deportation of the Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz, Haskel Lookstein... more...

  • The Patron: A Life of Salman Schocken, 1877-1959by Anthony David

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 6.79

    The rags-to-riches story of one of Europe's great entrepreneurs and a founding father of modern Jewish secular culture The name "Schocken"--now primarily associated with the prestigious publishing house--was once emblazoned over a vast commercial empire; across Europe, it stood for quality consumer goods and uplifting culture made available for... more...