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  • 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...

  • The Hebrew Republicby Bernard Avishai

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 26.00

    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...

  • Jewish Identities in East and Southeast Asiaby Jonathan Goldstein

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2015; US$ 140.00

    The Jewish communities of East and Southeast Asia display an impressive diversity. Jonathan Goldstein focuses on transnational Jewish identity in seven of this area?s largest cities: Singapore, Manila, Taipei, Harbin, Shanghai, Rangoon, and Surabaya. He emphasizes five factors which influenced the formation of Jewish transnational identity in these... more...

  • Jüdische Klagen gegen Reichsadeligeby André Griemert

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2015; US$ 112.00

    During the early modern period, Jews were not just objects of authoritarian abuse and victims of repression by the general society. This is illustrated by the strategies of action and argumentation in legal proceedings initiated by Jews at the Imperial Chamber Court against members of the nobility, the elite of the Holy Roman Empire, which are examined... more...

  • Paper Loveby Sarah Wildman

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    One woman?s journey to find the lost love her grandfather left behind when he fled pre-World War II Europe, and an exploration into family identity, myth, and memory. Years after her grandfather?s death, journalist Sarah Wildman stumbled upon a cache of his letters in a file labeled ?Correspondence: Patients A?G.? What she found inside weren?t... more...

  • How I Stopped Being a Jewby Shlomo Sand; David Fernbach

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    Shlomo Sand was born in 1946, in a displaced person?s camp in Austria, to Jewish parents; the family later migrated to Palestine. As a young man, Sand came to question his Jewish identity, even that of a ?secular Jew.? With this meditative and thoughtful mixture of essay and personal recollection, he articulates the problems at the center of modern... more...

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

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 12.99

    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 the Soviet border with only ten suitcases, $600, and the vague promise of help awaiting in Vienna. Years later,... more...

  • The Heavens Are Emptyby Avrom Bendavid-Val; Jonathan Safran Foer

    Pegasus Books 2011; US$ 14.99

    A magical place, a lost history: Trochenbrod, the setting for Everything Is Illuminated , is now rediscovered for a new generation   Trochenbrod was the only freestanding, fully realized Jewish town in history. It began with a few Jewish settlers searching for freedom from the Russian Czars? oppressive policies, which included the forced conscriptions... more...

  • The War Against the Jewsby Lucy S. Dawidowicz

    Open Road Media 2010; US$ 14.99

    The authoritative history of one of the world?s worst atrocities Lucy Dawidowicz?s groundbreaking The War Against the Jews inspired waves of both acclaim and controversy upon its release in 1975. Dawidowicz argues that genocide was, to the Nazis, as central a war goal as conquering Europe, and was made possible by a combination of political,... more...

  • The Hidden Popeby Darcy O'Brien

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 4.99

    In  The Hidden Pope , author Darcy O?Brien offers the account of the extraordinary relationship of Karol Wojtyla and Jerzy Kluger?their boyhood in the small Polish town of Wadowice, their separation at the beginning of World War II, their individual experiences under Nazi and Soviet tyranny, and their reunion almost thirty years later that deepened... more...