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  • The Grandeesby Stephen Birmingham

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    The true story of the first Jewish immigrants to the New World, their private society and stunning success, and their lasting impact on contemporary America In 1654, twenty-three Jewish families arrived in New Amsterdam (now New York) aboard a French privateer. They were the Sephardim, members of a proud orthodox sect that had served as royal... more...

  • The Great Roman-Jewish Warby Flavius Josephus

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    An eyewitness account of a historical turning point in Judaism, Christianity, and all of Western civilization, The Great Roman-Jewish War chronicles the Jewish revolt against the Roman Empire from A.D. 66?70. Its author was a leader among the Jewish resistance in Roman occupied Judea during the first century ? until he switched sides and collaborated... 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 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...

  • 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...

  • A History of Israelby Howard M. Sachar

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 39.95

    Born in St. Louis, Missouri, and reared in Champaign, Illinois, HOWARD MORLEY SACHAR received his undergraduate education at Swarthmore and took his graduate degrees at Harvard. He has taught extensively in the field of modern European history, and lived in the Middle East for six years, two of them on fellowship, the rest as founder-director of Brandeis... more...

  • A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophyby Isaac Husik

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 18.95

    A noted scholar elucidates the distinguishing characteristics of the works of several Jewish thinkers of the Middle Ages. In addition to summaries of the main arguments and teachings of Moses Maimonides, Isaac Israeli, Judah Halevi, Abraham Ibn Daud, Hillel ben Samuel, Levi ben Gerson, and others, the author offers insightful analyses. more...

  • A Home for All Jewsby Orit Rozin

    Brandeis University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Sheds new light on the inner workings of the early Israeli state and the sensibilities of its population more...

  • How the Other Half Livesby Jacob Riis

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Jacob Riis was one of the very few men who photographed the slums of New York at the turn of the century, when as many as 300,000 people per square mile were crowded into the tenements of New York's Lower East Side. The filth and degradation made the area a hell for the immigrants forced to live there. Riis was one of those immigrants, and, after... more...

  • Israelby Daniel Gordis

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 21.99

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