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  • The Patron: A Life of Salman Schocken, 1877-1959by Anthony David

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    The rags-to-riches story of one of Europe's great entrepreneurs and a founding father of modern Jewish secular culture The name "Schocken"--now primarily associated with the prestigious publishing house--was once emblazoned over a vast commercial empire; across Europe, it stood for quality consumer goods and uplifting culture made available for... 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...

  • Emissaries from the Holy Landby Matthias Lehmann

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    For Jews in every corner of the world, the Holy Land has always been central. But that conviction was put to the test in the eighteenth century when Jewish leaders in Palestine and their allies in Istanbul sent rabbinic emissaries on global fundraising missions. From the shores of the Mediterranean to the port cities of the Atlantic seaboard, from... more...

  • Memoirs of a Grandmotherby Pauline Wengeroff; Shulamit Magnus

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    Pauline Wengeroff's Memoirs of a Grandmother offers a unique first-person window into traditionalism, modernity, and the tensions linking the two in nineteenth-century Russia. Wengeroff (1833?1916), a perceptive, highly literate social observer, tells a gripping tale of cultural transformation, situating her narrative in the experience of women... more...

  • Fútbol, Jews, and the Making of Argentinaby Raanan Rein

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    If you attend a soccer match in Buenos Aires of the local Atlanta Athletic Club, you will likely hear the rival teams chanting anti-Semitic slogans. This is because the neighborhood of Villa Crespo has long been considered a Jewish district, and its soccer team, Club Atlético Atlanta , has served as an avenue of integration into Argentine culture.... more...

  • A Fifty-Year Silenceby Miranda Richmond Mouillot

    The Text Publishing Company 2015; US$ 32.99

    After surviving World War II by escaping the Nazi occupation, Miranda Richmond Mouillot's grandparents, Anna and Armand, bought an old stone house in a remote, picturesque village in the south of France. Five years later, Anna packed her bags and walked out on Armand, taking the typewriter and their children. The two never saw or spoke to each other... more...

  • Jewish Responses to Persecutionby Emil Kerenji

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 54.99

    With its unique combination of primary sources and historical narrative, this volume offers an important perspective on the peak years of the Nazi ?Final Solution,? when the Jewish struggle for survival became increasingly desperate. The rich set of documents captures the cultural, political, and economic diversity of European Jewry under assault.... more...

  • Jerusalemby Boaz Yakin; Nick Bertozzi

    First Second 2013; US$ 25.99

    Jerusalem is a sweeping, epic graphic novel that follows a single family?three generations and fifteen very different people?as they are swept up in chaos, war, and nation-making from 1940-1948. Faith, family, and politics are the heady mix that fuel this ambitious, cinematic graphic novel.   With Jerusalem, author-filmmaker Boaz Yakin turns... more...

  • Jüdischer Widerstand in Europa (1933-1945)by Julius H. Schoeps; Dieter Bingen; Gideon Botsch

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2015; US$ 140.00

    Mit dem Mut der Verzweiflung begannen jüdische Kämpfer im April 1943 ihren Aufstand im Warschauer Ghetto. Es war die bekannteste, aber nur eine von vielen jüdischen Widerstandsaktivitäten gegen die Vernichtungspolitik der Nationalsozialisten. Der vorliegende Band widmet sich den unterschiedlichen Formen und Facetten des jüdischen Widerstandes, wie... more...