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  • Violins of Hopeby James A. Grymes

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and the Israeli violin maker dedicated to bringing these inspirational instruments back to life. The violin has formed an important aspect of Jewish culture for... more...

  • Violins of Hopeby James A. Grymes

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and the Israeli violin maker dedicated to bringing these inspirational instruments back to life. The violin has formed an important aspect of Jewish culture for... 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...

  • The Reckoningby Patrick Bishop

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    One of Britain's most renowned military historians revisits a controversial murder: that of Zionist leader Avraham Stern, head of Israel's notorious Stern Gang, in Tel Aviv during WWII. Militant Zionist Avraham Stern believed he was destined to be the Jewish liberator of British Palestine. As the ringleader of the infamous Stern Gang, also known... more...

  • The Reckoningby Patrick Bishop

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 14.99

    One of Britain's most renowned military historians revisits a controversial murder: that of Zionist leader Avraham Stern, head of Israel's notorious Stern Gang, in Tel Aviv during WWII. Militant Zionist Avraham Stern believed he was destined to be the Jewish liberator of British Palestine. As the ringleader of the infamous Stern Gang, also known... more...

  • Paper Loveby Sarah Wildman

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.95

    Paper Love , which probes her family's 'myth of a spotless escape' from Europe in 1938?and recaptures the voice of a young woman doctor caught in a tightening web, and the textures and emotions of her vanished world."? Vogue "Wildman meticulously pieces together the brave and tragic life of the woman her grandfather left behind when he fled Austria... more...

  • Jüdische Klagen gegen Reichsadeligeby André Griemert

    De Gruyter 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... more...

  • Three Minutes in Polandby Glenn Kurtz

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 30.99

    When Glenn Kurtz stumbles upon an old family film in his parents' closet in Florida, he has no inkling of its historical significance or of the impact it will have on his life. The film, shot long ago by his grandfather on a sightseeing trip to Europe, includes shaky footage of Paris and the Swiss Alps, with someone inevitably waving at the camera.... 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...