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  • The Grandeesby Stephen Birmingham

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    The true story of the first Jewish immigrants to the New World, their private society and stunning success, and their lasting impact on contemporary America In 1654, twenty-three Jewish families arrived in New Amsterdam (now New York) aboard a French privateer. They were the Sephardim, members of a proud orthodox sect that had served as royal... more...

  • Our Crowdby Stephen Birmingham

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    The New York Times ?bestselling history of the rise of the most powerful and privileged Jewish families in America They immigrated to America from Germany in the nineteenth century with names like Loeb, Sachs, Seligman, Lehman, Guggenheim, and Goldman. From tenements on the Lower East Side to Park Avenue mansions, this handful of Jewish families... more...

  • 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...

  • German Jewry and the Allure of the Sephardicby John M. Efron

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as German Jews struggled for legal emancipation and social acceptance, they also embarked on a program of cultural renewal, two key dimensions of which were distancing themselves from their fellow Ashkenazim in Poland and giving a special place to the Sephardim of medieval Spain. Where they saw Ashkenazic... more...

  • God Mocksby Terry Lindvall

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 28.00

    In God Mocks , Terry Lindvall ventures into the muddy and dangerous realm of religious satire, chronicling its evolution from the biblical wit and humor of the Hebrew prophets through the Roman Era and the Middle Ages all the way up to the present.  He takes the reader on a journey through the work of Chaucer and his Canterbury Tales, Cervantes,... 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...

  • Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1929by Hillel Cohen; Haim Watzman

    Brandeis University Press 2015; US$ 22.99

    A new and provocative reassessment of the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict more...

  • Jüdisch-christliche Liebesbeziehungen im Werk Leopold Kompertsby Ingrid Steiger-Schumann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    Kompert?s narratives offer rich depictions of Jewish life in the ghettos of Bohemia. A hallmark is their portrayal of the complexities of intercultural love relationships. The novel Zwischen Ruinen (1875) depicts a successful inter-religious marital relationship made possible by the recent introduction of civil marriage. It illustrates... more...

  • Book Analysis: The Diary of Anne Frankby Bright Summaries

    Primento Digital 2015; US$ 4.99

    In this clear and detailed reading guide, we?ve done all the hard work for you! The Diary of Anne Frank is the personal diary of the young Anne Frank, in which she wrote her innermost thoughts, dreams and fears during her life in the Annex. It offers an authentic insight into the difficulties of life in hiding for Jews during the Second World... more...

  • The Holocaust Memorial Museumby Avril Alba

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    The Holocaust Memorial Museum reveals and traces the transformation of ancient Jewish symbols, rituals, archetypes and narratives deployed in these sites. Demonstrating how cloaking the 'secular' history of the Holocaust in sacred garb, memorial museums generate redemptive yet conflicting visions of the meaning and utility of Holocaust memory. more...