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  • The Founding Myths of Israelby Zeev Sternhell; David Maisel

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 46.00 US$ 36.80

    The well-known historian and political scientist Zeev Sternhell here advances a radically new interpretation of the founding of modern Israel. The founders claimed that they intended to create both a landed state for the Jewish people and a socialist society. However, according to Sternhell, socialism served the leaders of the influential labor movement... more...

  • Israeli Exceptionalismby M.Shahid Alam

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 90.00

    This book discusses the small band of European Zionists, who entered the world stage in late 19th century, determined to create a Jewish state and considers how, at that time in Europe, Jewish-Gentile frictions were local problems, whilst today in Israel they have come to form the pivot of global conflict. more...

  • I Have Lived a Thousand Yearsby Livia Bitton-Jackson

    Simon Pulse 2011; US$ 7.99

    What is death all about? What is life all about? So wonders thirteen-year-old Elli Friedmann as she fights for her life in a Nazi concentration camp. A remarkable memoir, I Have Lived a Thousand Years is a story of cruelty and suffering, but at the same time a story of hope, faith, perseverance, and love. It wasn?t long ago that Elli led... more...

  • Letters from the Lostby Helen Waldstein Wilkes

    Athabasca University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    On March 15, 1939, Helen Waldstein?s father snatched his stamped exit visa from a distracted clerk to escape from Prague with his wife and child. As the Nazis closed in on a war-torn Czechoslovakia, only letters from their extended family could reach Canada through the barriers of conflict. The Waldstein family received these letters as they made their... more...

  • Zionism and the Foundations of Israeli Diplomacyby Sasson Sofer

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 48.00 US$ 39.36

    Historical reconstruction of the origins of Zionist ideology demonstrating its influence on Israeli politics. more...

  • Jews and Revolution in Nineteenth-Century Russiaby Erich Haberer

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    A caregully researched study of 100 years of the Russian-Jewish revolutionary history. more...

  • Modern Ladino Cultureby Olga Borovaya

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 33.99

    Olga Borovaya explores the emergence and expansion of print culture in Ladino (Judeo-Spanish), the mother tongue of the Sephardic Jews of the Ottoman Empire, in the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries. She provides the first comprehensive study of the three major forms of Ladino literary production?the press, belles lettres, and theater?as... more...

  • 163256by Michael Englishman

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2007; US$ 12.95

    163256: A Memoir of Resistance is Michael Englishman's astonishing story of courage, resourcefulness, and moral fibre as a Dutch Jew during World War II and its aftermath, from the Nazi occupation of Holland in 1940, through his incarceration in numerous death and labour camps, to his eventual liberation by Allied soldiers in 1945 and his emigration... more...

  • Becoming My Mother's Daughterby Erika Gottlieb

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2008; US$ 14.95

    Becoming My Mother's Daughter: A Story of Survival and Renewal tells the story of three generations of a Jewish Hungarian family whose fate has been inextricably bound up with the turbulent history of Europe, from the First World War through the Holocaust and the communist takeover after World War II, to the family's dramatic escape and emmigration... more...

  • And Peace Never Cameby Elisabeth M. Raab

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 16.95

    "It is Easter Sunday, April 1945, early in the morning, maybe just dawn. We stand still, like frozen grey statues. Us. Seven hundred and thirty women, wrapped in wet, grey, threadbare blankets, standing in the rain. Our blankets hang over our heads, drape down to the soil. We hold them closed with our hands from the inside, leaving only a small opening... more...