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  • The Lostby Daniel Mendelsohn

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In this rich and riveting narrative, a writer's search for the truth behind his family's tragic past in World War II becomes a remarkably original epic?part memoir, part reportage, part mystery, and part scholarly detective work?that brilliantly explores the nature of time and memory, family and history. 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...

  • Lies, First Personby Gail Hareven; Dalya Bilu

    Open Letter 2015; US$ 9.99

    From the Best Translated Book Award–winning author, a novel of revenge, insanity, lies, and Hitler. more...

  • How the Other Half Livesby Jacob Riis

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Jacob Riis was one of the very few men who photographed the slums of New York at the turn of the century, when as many as 300,000 people per square mile were crowded into the tenements of New York's Lower East Side. The filth and degradation made the area a hell for the immigrants forced to live there. Riis was one of those immigrants, and, after... more...

  • The Guide for the Perplexedby Moses Maimonides

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Great classic of medieval Judaism, major attempt to reconcile revealed religion ? Pentateuch, commentaries ? and Aristotelian philosophy. Enormously important in all Western thought. Includes Life of Maimonides, analysis of The Guide, indexes of quotations from Scripture, Talmud. Unabridged Friedlander translation. 50-page introduction. "...a... more...

  • Ethical Writings of Maimonidesby Maimonides

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    Here are the most significant ethical writings of the 12th-century philosopher, physician, and master of rabbinical literature ? translated from the original sources by noted Maimonides scholars. Includes the first English versions of "Eight Chapters," plus "Laws Concerning Character Traits," "Treatise on the Art of Logic," and gleanings from Maimonides'... more...

  • Yekl and the Imported Bridegroom and Other Stories of the New York Ghettoby Abraham Cahan

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    Yekl (1896), the first novel upon which the much acclaimed film Hester Street was based, was probably the first novel in English that had a New York East Side immigrant as its hero. Reviewing it, William Dean Howells hailed Cahan as "a new star of realism." more...

  • The Lower East Sideby Ronald Sanders; Edmund V. Gillon

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.00

    A collection of evocative photographs chronicles the evolution of an immigrant neighborhood from the 1870s to 1920 as wave after wave of Jewish immigrants arrived from Eastern Europe. 99 black-and-white photographs. Introduction. Bibliography. more...

  • Three Minutes in Polandby Glenn Kurtz

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 30.99

    When Glenn Kurtz stumbles upon an old family film in his parents' closet in Florida, he has no inkling of its historical significance or of the impact it will have on his life. The film, shot long ago by his grandfather on a sightseeing trip to Europe, includes shaky footage of Paris and the Swiss Alps, with someone inevitably waving at the camera.... more...

  • Why the Germans? Why the Jews?by Götz Aly

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 30.99

    A provocative and insightful analysis that sheds new light on one of the most puzzling and historically unsettling conundrums Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Countless historians have grappled with these questions, but few have come up with answers as original and insightful as those of maverick German historian Götz Aly. Tracing the prehistory... more...