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  • The Heavens Are Emptyby Avrom Bendavid-Val; Jonathan Safran Foer

    Pegasus Books 2011; US$ 14.99

    A magical place, a lost history: Trochenbrod, the setting for Everything Is Illuminated , is now rediscovered for a new generation   Trochenbrod was the only freestanding, fully realized Jewish town in history. It began with a few Jewish settlers searching for freedom from the Russian Czars? oppressive policies, which included the forced conscriptions... more...

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

    The New Yiddish Library 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 S. Ansky; David G. Roskies; 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 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...

  • A Fifty-Year Silenceby Miranda Richmond Mouillot

    Crown/Archetype 2015; US$ 26.00

    A Fifty-Year Silence . I have never before read a book like this one? The story is full of worldly drama?the Nuremberg war trials, a short but beautiful existence in the South of France?but it?s the minute family-history details that make the book truly delicious.? ? Glamour.com, ?Best New Books Coming Out in January? ?What makes the book so lively... more...

  • Five Seasonsby A. B. Yehoshua; Hillel Halkin

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 13.99

    MOLKHO'S WIFE DIED at 4 A.M., and Molkho did his best to mark the moment forever, ... 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...

  • 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...