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  • Sicily's Aeolian Islandsby Joanne Lane

    Hunter Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    These seven delightful islands lie off the north coast of Milazzo between Italy and Sicily. Each is different, featuring steaming volcanoes, luxurious mud baths to wallow in, crystal-clear waters full of fish and caves to explore, beaches to relax on, pleasant island walks and some serious trekking to reach the volcanic craters. However, they also... more...

  • Three Wishesby Deborah Ellis

    Groundwood Books 2011; US$ 9.95

    Deborah Ellis's enormously popular Breadwinner trilogy recounted the experiences of children living in Afghanistan; now Ellis turns her attention to the young people of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. After visiting the region to conduct interviews, she presents their stories here ? in their own words. Twelve-year-old Nora, eleven-year-old Mohammad,... more...

  • Judentum in Leben und Werk von Franz Werfelby Wilhelm Hemecker; Hans Wagener

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 140.00

    The articles in this volume examine the various aspects of Judaism and facets of Jewish figures in the work of Franz Werfel. The topics covered range from Jewish assimilation through to Werfel?s attempt to define the relationship between Judaism and Christianity. The compilation begins with a biographical examination of Judaism in the life of Franz... more...

  • Elias Bickerman as a Historian of the Jewsby Albert Baumgarten

    Mohr Siebeck 2010; US$ 115.52

    Hauptbeschreibung This biography of Elias Bickerman (1897-1981), one of the foremost historians of Graeco-Roman antiquity active in the twentieth century, focuses on his role as a historian of the Jews. Bickerman had an extraordinary life. He was born in Kishinev and grew up in St. Petersburg. He arrived in Berlin in 1922, where he pursued an academic... more...

  • One People, One Bloodby Don Seeman

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 26.95

    The Feres Mura, Ethiopian Jews whose families converted to Christianity during the nineteenth century and then reasserted their Jewish identity in the late twentieth century, still await acceptance by Israel. Since the 1980s, they have sought homecoming through the state's right of return law. Instead of a welcoming embrace, Israel's government... more...

  • Acreby Thomas Philipp

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    Thomas Philipp's study of Acre combines the most extensive use to date of local Arabic sources with commercial records in Europe to shed light on a region and power center many identify as the beginning of modern Palestinian history. The third largest city in eighteenth-century Syria—after Aleppo and Damascus—Acre was the capital of a politically... more...

  • Zeitgenössische jüdische Autobiographieby Christoph Miething

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 133.00

    The proceedings of the conference of the same name assemble papers concentrating largely on Franco-Jewish autobiography in the last few decades. Relevant literature in English and German is also discussed. In addition, three Italian authors of autobiographies comment on their own works. The theoretical reflection undertaken in the volume either accompanies... more...

  • Occupation Diariesby Raja Shehadeh

    Profile Books 2012; US$ 11.98

    It is often the smallest details of daily life that tell us the most. And so it is under occupation in Palestine. What most of us take for granted has to be carefully thought about and planned for: When will the post be allowed to get through? Will there be enough water for the bath tonight? How shall I get rid of the rubbish collecting outside? How... more...

  • Verdrängte Nachbarnby Yfaat Weiss; Barbara Linner

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2012; US$ 23.33

    Hauptbeschreibung In Wadi Salib, einem Stadtteil Haifas, kam es 1959 zu gewalttätigen Auseinandersetzungen zwischen den dort wohnhaften jüdisch-marokkanischen Einwanderern und den israelischen Behörden. Das Viertel wurde damals geräumt und ist bis heute als Ruinenstätte inmitten Haifas zu erkennen. Hinter diesem bekannten Teil der Geschichte verbirgt... more...

  • Young Tel Avivby Anat Helman; Haim Watzman

    Brandeis University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    Fascinating revisionist history of Jewish life in Tel Aviv in the Mandate era more...