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- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 7.99
On May 13, 1939, the luxury liner St. Louis sailed from Hamburg, one of the last ships to leave Nazi Germany before World War II erupted. Aboard were 937 Jews?some had already been in concentration camps?who believed they had bought visas to enter Cuba. The voyage of the damned had begun. Before the St. Louis was halfway across the Atlantic,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...