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  • The Japanese and the Ten Lost Tribes of Israelby Joseph Eidelberg

    Gefen Publishing House 2014; US$ 9.99

    Twenty-seven centuries ago, ten Hebrew tribes were exiled by the Assyrians and vanished somewhere beyond the mist-shrouded mountains of the East. To this day, no one knows what became of them. Seven or eight centuries after that exile, unknown tribes of obscure origin left their abode on the Asian continent and traveled to the islands of Japan. Those... more...

  • We Were Europeansby Werner Loval

    Gefen Publishing House 2014; US$ 9.99

    From pre-Hitler Germany to Kristallnacht, a lastminute escape from the Holocaust, and on to a life on three continents, this book catalogs the experiences of one Jewish family as the events of the twentieth century overturned its settled existence and scattered the family across the globe. Enhanced by excerpts from several historical diaries, and... more...

  • By Chance Aloneby Max Eisen

    HarperCollins Canada 2016; US$ 13.99

    In the tradition of Elie Wiesel?s Night and Primo Levi?s Survival in Auschwitz comes a new memoir by Canadian survivor More than 70 years after the Nazi camps were liberated by the Allies, a new Canadian Holocaust memoir details the rural Hungarian deportations to Auschwitz-Birkenau, back-breaking slave labour in Auschwitz I, the infamous ?death... more...

  • Return to Zionby Eric Gartman

    The Jewish Publication Society 2015; US$ 32.95

    The history of modern Israel is a story of ambition, violence, and survival. Return to Zion traces how a scattered and stateless people reconstituted themselves in their traditional homeland, only to face threats by those who, during the many years of the dispersion, had come to regard the land as their home. This is a story of the ?ingathering... more...

  • A Home for All Jewsby Orit Rozin

    Brandeis University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Sheds new light on the inner workings of the early Israeli state and the sensibilities of its population more...

  • The Grandeesby Stephen Birmingham

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    The true story of the first Jewish immigrants to the New World, their private society and stunning success, and their lasting impact on contemporary America In 1654, twenty-three Jewish families arrived in New Amsterdam (now New York) aboard a French privateer. They were the Sephardim, members of a proud orthodox sect that had served as royal... more...

  • Zionismby Milton Viorst

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 28.99

    From serving as the Middle East correspondent for The New Yorker to penning articles for the New York Times, Milton Viorst has dedicated his career to studying the Middle East. Now, in this new book, Viorst examines the evolution of Zionism, from its roots by serving as a cultural refuge for Europe's Jews, to the cover it provides today for Israel's... more...

  • From Prejudice to Persecutionby Bruce F. Pauley

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    According to Simon Wiesenthal, nearly half of the crimes associated with the Holocaust were committed by Austrians, who comprised just 8.5 percent of the population of Hitler's Greater German Reich. Bruce Pauley's book explains this phenomenon by providing a history of Austrian anti-Semitism and Jewish responses to it from the Middle Ages to the present,... more...

  • Down Homeby Leonard Rogoff

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    A sweeping chronicle of Jewish life in the Tar Heel State from colonial times to the present, this beautifully illustrated volume incorporates oral histories, original historical documents, and profiles of fascinating individuals. The first comprehensive social history of its kind, Down Home demonstrates that the story of North Carolina Jews is attuned... more...

  • The Provincialsby Eli N. Evans

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 22.99

    In this classic portrait of Jews in the South, Eli N. Evans takes readers inside the nexus of southern and Jewish histories, from the earliest immigrants to the present day. Evoking the rhythms and heartbeat of Jewish life in the Bible belt, Evans weaves together chapters of recollections from his youth and early years in North Carolina with chapters... more...