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  • The Rest of Usby Stephen Birmingham

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    A remarkable history of the Jewish immigrants from Russia and Poland who altered the American landscape from New York to Hollywood The wave of Eastern European Jewish immigrants who swept into New York in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by way of Ellis Island were not welcomed by the Jews who had arrived decades before. These... 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...

  • The Rise of David Levinskyby Abraham Cahan

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 8.95

    Acclaimed by literary critic Carl Van Doren as "the most important of all immigrant novels," The Rise of David Levinsky takes place amid America's biggest and most diverse Yiddish-speaking community during the early 20th century. David Levinsky, a young Hasidic Jew struggling to master the Talmud, seeks his fortune amid the teeming streets of New... more...

  • Say It in Hebrew (Modern)by Dover

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 4.95

    Contains over 1,000 useful sentences and phrases for travel or everyday living abroad: food, shopping, medical aid, courtesy, hotels, travel, and other situations. Gives the English phrase, the foreign equivalent, and a transliteration that can be read right off. Also includes many supplementary lists, signs, and aids. All words are indexed. more...

  • Simone Weilby Thomas R. Nevin

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Over fifty years after her death, Simone Weil (1909-1943) remains one of the most searching religious inquirers and political thinkers of the twentieth century. Albert Camus said she had a "madness for truth." She rejected her Jewishness and developed a strong interest in Catholicism, although she never joined the Catholic church. Both an activist... more...

  • Souls on Fireby Elie Wiesel

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 17.99

    In Souls on Fire: Portraits and Legends of Hasidic Masters , Elie Wiesel re-enters, like an impassioned pilgrim, the universe of Hasidism. Souls on Fire is not a simple chronological history of Hasidism, nor is it a comprehensive book on its subject. Rather, Elie Wiesel has captured the essence of Hasidism through tales, legends, parables, sayings,... more...

  • Troubled Memoryby Lawrence N. Powell

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 29.99

    Troubled Memory is also a dramatic testament to how the experiences of survivors as new Americans spurred their willingness to bear witness. Perhaps the only family to survive the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto as a group, the Skoreckis evaded deportation to Treblinka, by posing as Aryans and ultimately made their way to New Orleans, where they... more...

  • Underground to Palestineby I. F. Stone; D. D. Guttenplan; Mark Crispin Miller

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    A moving and unforgettable eyewitness account of the courageous exodus of Holocaust survivors from post?World War II Europe to the Promised Land, now expanded with Stone?s frontline reporting on the Arab-Israeli crises of 1948?49 and the Suez War of 1956, and with a new foreword by D. D. Guttenplan In the spring of 1946, American journalist I.... more...

  • The Vanguard Messiahby Sami Sj÷berg

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.00

    The book is the first systematic and elaborate study of the role of the Jewish tradition in the avant-garde movement of lettrism. It rewrites the history of lettrism from the viewpoint of Judaism, and shows that the intellectual legacy of the Jewish tradition in the twentieth century is not confined to philosophy, literature, and literary... more...

  • Violins of Hopeby James A. Grymes

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.99

    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...