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  • Open Heartby A. B. Yehoshua

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 14.95

    ?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...

  • 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...

  • Jewish Responses to Persecutionby Emil Kerenji

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 54.99

    With its unique combination of primary sources and historical narrative, this volume offers an important perspective on the peak years of the Nazi ?Final Solution,? when the Jewish struggle for survival became increasingly desperate. The rich set of documents captures the cultural, political, and economic diversity of European Jewry under assault.... more...

  • Bending Toward the Sunby Leslie Gilbert-Lurie

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    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...

  • Emissaries from the Holy Landby Matthias Lehmann

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    For Jews in every corner of the world, the Holy Land has always been central. But that conviction was put to the test in the eighteenth century when Jewish leaders in Palestine and their allies in Istanbul sent rabbinic emissaries on global fundraising missions. From the shores of the Mediterranean to the port cities of the Atlantic seaboard, from... more...

  • Memoirs of a Grandmotherby Pauline Wengeroff; Shulamit Magnus

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    Pauline Wengeroff's Memoirs of a Grandmother offers a unique first-person window into traditionalism, modernity, and the tensions linking the two in nineteenth-century Russia. Wengeroff (1833?1916), a perceptive, highly literate social observer, tells a gripping tale of cultural transformation, situating her narrative in the experience of women... more...

  • Jüdischer Widerstand in Europa (1933-1945)by Gideon Botsch; Julius H. Schoeps; Dieter Bingen

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2015; US$ 140.00

    Mit dem Mut der Verzweiflung begannen jüdische Kämpfer im April 1943 ihren Aufstand im Warschauer Ghetto. Es war die bekannteste, aber nur eine von vielen jüdischen Widerstandsaktivitäten gegen die Vernichtungspolitik der Nationalsozialisten. Der vorliegende Band widmet sich den unterschiedlichen Formen und Facetten des jüdischen Widerstandes, wie... 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...

  • Jewish Identity in the Reconstruction Southby Anton Hieke

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    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 immigrants... more...

  • Exilerfahrung und Konstruktionen von Identität 1933 bis 1945by Hanni Mittelmann; Hans Otto Horch

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    The Jewish experience of expulsion from a familiar cultural, linguistic, and social milieu during the period of the Third Reich and Jewish attempts to deal with the circumstances of exile can be regarded as paradigmatic in many ways for the experiences of refugees and migrants during our times. This volume is based on a conference presented by the... more...