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  • Jewish Subjects and Their Tribal Chieftains in Kurdistanby Mordechai Zaken

    BRILL 2007; US$ 175.00

    Based on new oral sources, carefully analyzed, this book explores the relationships between Jewish subjects and their tribal chieftains in Kurdistan, focusing on the patronage and justice provided by the chieftains and the financial support provided by the Jews to endure troubles and caprices of chieftains. New reports and vivid tales unveil the status... more...

  • Jewish Identity in the Greco-Roman Worldby Jörg Frey; Daniel R. Schwartz

    BRILL 2007; US$ 196.00

    The book addresses critical issues of the formation and development of Jewish identity in the late Second Temple period. How could Jewish identity be defined? What about the status of women and the image of ‘others’? And what about its ongoing influence in early Christianity? more...

  • La République des Lettresby Asher Salah

    BRILL 2007; US$ 363.00

    Acts as a reference book on more than a thousand Jewish writers, physicians and laymen active in 18th-century Italy. Intended for scholars interested in Jewish Italian Enlightenment, this title addresses, from a sociological and quantitative perspective, questions such as: what did Italian Jews write about?, for whom?, and, in which language? more...

  • Inscribing Devotion and Deathby Karen Stern

    BRILL 2007; US$ 188.00

    Drawing upon scholarship of cultural identity, anthropology and historical linguistics, this book offers a novel and contextual approach to the interpretation of archaeological evidence for Jewish populations in North Africa and elsewhere in the ancient Mediterranean. more...

  • Forces of Formby Luuc Kooijmans; Annet Mooij; Laurens De Rooy; Roelof-Jan Oostra

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    Forces of Form provides a beautifully illustrated overview of Amsterdam's great tradition of anatomical collecting, homes in the Vrolik Museum's long history more...

  • Länder und Regionenby De Gruyter

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    Der erste Band Länder und Regionen enthält Artikel zur Judenfeindschaft in 85 Ländern und Regionen. Die Beiträge sind von hervorragenden Kennern der Thematik in der jeweiligen Region verfasst. Alle Beiträge stellen sowohl die historische Entwicklung jüdischen Lebens wie aktuelle Ausprägungen von Judenfeindschaft dar. Behandelt werden... more...

  • The Man in the White Sharkskin Suitby Lucette Lagnado

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    Lucette Lagnado's father, Leon, is a successful Egyptian businessman and boulevardier who, dressed in his signature white sharkskin suit, makes deals and trades at Shepherd's Hotel and at the dark bar of the Nile Hilton. After the fall of King Farouk and the rise of the Nasser dictatorship, Leon loses everything and his family is forced to flee, abandoning... 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...

  • The Founding Myths of Israelby Zeev Sternhell; David Maisel

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 47.95 US$ 43.63

    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...

  • 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...