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  • A Fifty-Year Silenceby Miranda Richmond Mouillot

    Crown Publishing Group 2015; US$ 26.00

    A young woman moves across an ocean to uncover the truth about her grandparents' mysterious estrangement and pieces together the extraordinary story of their wartime experiences   In 1948, after surviving World War II by escaping Nazi-occupied France for refugee camps in Switzerland, the author's grandparents, Anna and Armand, bought an old stone... more...

  • Does Your Rabbi Know You're Here?by Anthony Clavane

    Quercus 2014; US$ 14.99

    Ever since the children of penniless immigrants caught the train from Whitechapel to White Hart Lane--to be greeted with the refrain: 'Does Your Rabbi Know You're Here?'--this forgotten tribe have helped to shape the Beautiful Game. In telling the fascinating lives of these largely unsung trailblazers, Clavane uncovers a hidden history of Jewish... more...

  • Five Seasonsby A. B. Yehoshua; Hillel Halkin

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 13.99

    In the autumn, Molkho's wife dies and his years of loving attention are ended. But his newfound freedom is filled with the erotic fantasies of a man who must fall in love. Winter sees him away to the operas of Berlin and a comic tryst with a legal advisor who has a sprained ankle. Spring takes him to Galilee and an underage Indian girl. Jerusalem... more...

  • Lincoln and the Jewsby Jonathan D. Sarna; Benjamin Shapell

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 40.99

    One hundred and fifty years after Abraham Lincoln?s death, the full story of his extraordinary relationship with Jews is told here for the first time. Lincoln and the Jews: A History provides readers both with a captivating narrative of his interactions with Jews, and with the opportunity to immerse themselves in rare manuscripts and images, many... more...

  • The Devil and the Jewsby Joshua Trachtenberg; Marc Saperstein

    JPS 2014; US$ 26.00

    A JPS bestseller, this is the definitive work of scholarship on the medieval conception of the Jew as devil?literally and figuratively. Through documents, analysis, and illustrations, the book exposes the full spectrum of the Jew?s demonization as devil, sorcerer, and ritual murderer. The author reveals how these myths, many with origins traced to... 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...

  • Was war deutsches Judentum?by Christina von Braun

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2015; US$ 168.00

    German Judaism experienced an extraordinary phase of development and diversification between 1870 and 1933. Berlin became a hub for emigration and immigration, and important trends, such as Reform Judaism, were disseminated from there throughout the world. This volume assembles essays about this phenomenon by prominent authors, among them Atina Grossman,... 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...

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

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2015; US$ 168.00

    The unexpected immigration wave from the former Soviet Union has stabilized and enlarged Jewish life in Germany up from the 1990ies. No doubt: Jews will continue to live in Germany. But what does it mean to live a Jewish life in present Germany? How is it reflected in culture? Who are the new Jewish elites, and how successful is the fight against old... more...

  • Jüdische Klagen gegen Reichsadeligeby André Griemert

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; 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...