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  • A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophyby Isaac Husik

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 18.95

    Enlightening study by noted scholar elucidates distinguishing characteristics of works of Moses Maimonides, Isaac Israeli, Judah Halevi, Abraham Ibn Daud, Hillel ben Samuel, Levi ben Gerson, many others. more...

  • Jewish Life in the Middle Agesby Israel Abrahams

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.00

    Topics include social functions of the synagogue, communal organizations, love, courtship and marriage, monogamy and home life, trades and occupations, medieval pastimes and personal relations between Christians and Jews. 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 Rise of David Levinskyby Abraham Cahan

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 8.95

    Acclaimed by literary critic Carl Van Doren as "the most important of all immigrant novels," The Rise of David Levinsky takes place amid America's biggest and most diverse Yiddish-speaking community during the early 20th century. David Levinsky, a young Hasidic Jew struggling to master the Talmud, seeks his fortune amid the teeming streets of New... more...

  • Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1929by Hillel Cohen; Haim Watzman

    Brandeis University Press 2015; US$ 22.99

    A new and provocative reassessment of the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict more...

  • Matters of Testimonyby Nicholas Chare; Dominic Williams

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    In 1944, members of the Sonderkommando -the "special squads," composed almost exclusively of Jewish prisoners, who ensured the smooth operation of the gas chambers and had firsthand knowledge of the extermination process-buried on the grounds of Auschwitz-Birkenau a series of remarkable eyewitness accounts of Nazi genocide. This careful and penetrating... more...

  • Jack and Rochelleby Lawrence Sutin; Jack Sutin; Rochelle Sutin

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    The memoir of a man and woman who escaped into the forest, joined the Jewish partisans—and fell in love—as Hitler laid waste to their Polish hometowns.   Jack and Rochelle first met at a youth dance in Poland before the war. They shared one dance, and Jack stepped on Rochelle’s shoes. She was unimpressed. When the Nazis invaded eastern Poland... more...

  • Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peaceby Melissa R. Klapper

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    Winner of the 2013 National Jewish Book Award, Women's Studies    Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace  explores the social andpolitical activism of American Jewish women from approximately1890 to the beginnings of World War II.   Written in an engaging style, the book demonstrates that no historyof the birth control, suffrage, or peace... more...

  • Architects of Annihilationby Gotz Aly; Susanne Heim

    Orion 2015; US$ 12.99

    Architects of Annihilation follows the activities of the demographers, economists, geographers and planners in the period between the disorderly excesses of the November 1938 pogrom and the fully-effective operation of the gas chambers at Auschwitz in summer 1942. The authors, both journalists and historians, argue that this group of intellectuals,... more...

  • Operation Paperclipby Annie Jacobsen

    Little, Brown and Company 2014; US$ 20.00

    The explosive story of America's secret post-WWII science programs, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Area 51 In the chaos following World War II, the U.S. government faced many difficult decisions, including what to do with the Third Reich's scientific minds. These were the brains behind the Nazis' once-indomitable war machine.... more...