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  • Am Scheidewegeby Achad Ha?am; Christian Wiese

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 224.00

    The new edition of Achad Ha?am?s Am Scheidewege [At the Crossroads] makes essays published by the founder of Cultural Zionism in 1923 accessible again for the first time. In these works the author sets out his view of Jewish identity and, in debate with the political Zionism of Theodor Herzl, advocates a Jewish nationalism that focuses above all on... more...

  • Jewish Identities in East and Southeast Asiaby Jonathan Goldstein

    De Gruyter 2014; 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...

  • A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodkaby Lev Golinkin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95

    A compelling story of two intertwined journeys: a Jewish refugee family fleeing persecution and a young man seeking to reclaim a shattered past. In the twilight of the Cold War (the late 1980s), nine-year old Lev Golinkin and his family cross the Soviet border with only ten suitcases, $600, and the vague promise of help awaiting in Vienna. Years later,... more...

  • Paper Loveby Sarah Wildman

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    One woman?s journey to find the lost love her grandfather left behind when he fled pre-World War II Europe, and an exploration into family identity, myth, and memory. Years after her grandfather?s death, journalist Sarah Wildman stumbled upon a cache of his letters in a file labeled ?Correspondence: Patients A?G.? What she found inside weren?t... more...

  • 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 á 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...

  • Judaismby Israel Abrahams

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 4.99

    Israel Abrahams (1858 - 1925) was an eminent Anglo-Jewish scholar of Judaism. He was a well-educated man who lectured on secular as well as Jewish topics. A passionate scholar, community man and lay preacher, he wrote on Literature, Jewish life and prayer. He became reader of Talmudics at Cambridge in 1902. more...

  • The Cross and Other Jewish Storiesby Leah Garrett; Lamed Shapiro

    Yale University Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    Lamed Shapiro (1878?1948) was the author of groundbreaking and controversial short stories, novellas, and essays. Himself a tragic figure, Shapiro led a life marked by frequent ocean crossings, alcoholism, and failed ventures, yet his writings are models of precision, psychological insight, and daring. Shapiro focuses intently on the nature of violence:... more...

  • The Dybbuk and Other Writingsby David G. Roskies; S. Ansky; Golda Werman

    Yale University Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    This volume presents The Dybbuk, S. Ansky?s well-known drama of mystical passion and demonic possession, along with little-known works of his autobiographical and fantastical prose fiction and an excerpt from his four-volume chronicle of the Eastern Front in the First World War, The Destruction of Galacia. more...

  • The Liberated Brideby A. B. Yehoshua; Hillel Halkin

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 14.99

    Yochanan Rivlin, a professor at Haifa University, is a man of boundless and often na´ve curiosity. His wife, Hagit, a district judge, is tolerant of almost everything but her husband's faults and prevarications. Frequent arguments aside, they are a well-adjusted couple with two grown sons. When one of Rivlin's students-a young Arab bride from a village... more...

  • Someday You Will Understandby Nina Wolff Feld

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    Walter Wolff was the son of a Jewish merchant family that fled their German home when the Nazis came to power and took refuge in Brussels, Belgium. On the eve of the German invasion, in May 1940, the family began its second escape. Their sixteen-month odyssey took them through the chaos of battle in France and the dangers of living clandestinely as... more...