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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • Jewish Life in the Middle Agesby Israel Abrahams

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.00

    Highly readable social history comprehensively examines life of European Jews, from approximately the late 10th-century to the early 1500s. Topics include social functions of the synagogue, communal organizations, love, courtship and marriage, monogamy and home life, trades and occupations, medieval pastimes and personal relations between Christians... 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 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...