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Jewish

  • The Bible's Cutting Room Floorby Joel M. Hoffman

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    The Bible you usually read is not the complete story. Some holy writings were left out for political or theological reasons, others simply because of the physical restrictions of ancient bookmaking technology. At times, the compilers of the Bible skipped information that they assumed everyone knew. Some passages were even omitted by accident. In... more...

  • From Holocaust to Harvardby John Stoessinger

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 22.95

    A true and touching human tale of survival and achievement. When John Stoessinger was ten years old, Adolf Hitler annexed his homeland of Austria, ripping the boy from his home and his friends in Vienna. His grandparents encouraged his mother and stepfather to take young John somewhere safe. “You must have a future,? his grandfather told him before... more...

  • Sephardi Livesby Julia Cohen; Sarah Stein

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    This ground-breaking documentary history contains over 150 primary sources originally written in 15 languages by or about Sephardi Jews— descendants of Jews who fled medieval Spain and Portugal settling in the western portions of the Ottoman Empire, including the Balkans, Anatolia, and Palestine. Reflecting Sephardi history in all... more...

  • Does Your Rabbi Know You're Here?by Anthony Clavane

    Quercus 2014; US$ 14.99

    Ever since the children of penniless immigrants caught the train from Whitechapel to White Hart Lane--to be greeted with the refrain: 'Does Your Rabbi Know You're Here?'--this forgotten tribe have helped to shape the Beautiful Game. In telling the fascinating lives of these largely unsung trailblazers, Clavane uncovers a hidden history of Jewish... more...

  • Modiglianiby Jeffrey Meyers

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 27.00

    In 1920, at the age of thirty-five, Amedeo Modigliani died in poverty and neglect in Paris, much like a figure out of La Bohéme. His life had been as dramatic as his death. An Italian Jew from a bourgeois family, "Modi" had a weakness for drink, hashish, and the many women-including the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova-who were drawn to his good looks.... more...

  • Violins of Hopeby James A. Grymes

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    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...

  • Violins of Hopeby James A. Grymes

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...

  • When Paris Went Darkby Ronald C. Rosbottom

    Little, Brown and Company 2014; US$ 13.49

    The spellbinding and revealing chronicle of Nazi-occupied Paris On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered a silent and nearly deserted Paris. Eight days later, France accepted a humiliating defeat and foreign occupation. Subsequently, an eerie sense of normalcy settled over the City of Light. Many Parisians keenly adapted themselves to the situation-even... more...

  • Someday You Will Understandby Nina Wolff Feld

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    Walter Wolff was the son of a Jewish merchant family that fled their German home when the Nazis came to power and took refuge in Brussels, Belgium. On the eve of the German invasion, in May 1940, the family began its second escape. Their sixteen-month odyssey took them through the chaos of battle in France and the dangers of living clandestinely as... more...