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  • Women Writers of Yiddish Literatureby Rosemary Horowitz

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Taking stock of Yiddish literature in 1939, critic Shmuel Niger highlighted the increasing number and importance of women writers. However, awareness of women Yiddish writers diminished over the years. Today, a modest body of novels, short stories, poems and essays by Yiddish women may be found in English translation online and in print, and little... more...

  • World Cup Wishesby Eshkol Nevo; Sondra Silverston

    Random House 2010; US$ 23.98

    Four friends get together to watch the 1998 World Cup final. One of them has an idea: let's write down our wishes for the next few years, put them away, and during the next final - four years from now - we'll get them out and see how many we've achieved. This is how World Cup Wishes opens, and from here we watch what happens to their wishes and... more...

  • Yehuda Haleviby Hillel Halkin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.00

    Part of the Jewish Encounter series A masterly biography of Yehuda Halevi, one of the greatest of Hebrew poets and a shining example of the synthesis of religion and culture that defined the golden age of medieval Spanish Jewry.   Like Maimonides, with whom he contrasts sharply, Yehuda Halevi spanned multiple worlds. Poet, philosopher, and physician,... more...

  • Yiddish: Turning to Lifeby Joshua A. Fishman

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 224.00

    Worldwide interest in Yiddish has often concentrated on its secular forms of expression: its literature, its theater, its journalism and its political-party associations. This all-encompassing study, covers these phenomena as well as investigating the demographic and political mushrooming of Yiddish-speaking Ultra-Orthodoxy, both in America and in... more...

  • Yosef Haim Brennerby Anita Shapira; Anthony Berris

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    Based on previously unexploited primary sources, this is the first comprehensive biography of Yosef Haim Brenner, one of the pioneers of Modern Hebrew literature. Born in 1881 to a poor Jewish family in Russia, Brenner published his first story, "A Loaf of Bread," in 1900. After being drafted into the Russian army, he deserted to England and later... more...

  • The Zionist Paradoxby Yigal Schwartz; Michal Sapir

    Brandeis University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    A comprehensive reinterpretation of the development of Hebrew and Israeli literature against the backdrop of the Zionist ideal more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Zac Efronby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 3.49

    Are you the world’s biggest Zac Efron fan? Or do you want to know everything there is to know about one of Hollywood’s hottest properties?If so, then this is the book for you! Contained within are 101 amazing facts about the heartthrob, from how he got started in the movie business to his love life, awards he has won plus much more. The book... more...

  • Adventures in Yiddishlandby Jeffrey Shandler

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 31.95

    Adventures in Yiddishland examines the transformation of Yiddish in the six decades since the Holocaust, tracing its shift from the language of daily life for millions of Jews to what the author terms a postvernacular language of diverse and expanding symbolic value. With a thorough command of modern Yiddish culture as well as its centuries-old history,... more...

  • Between Hebrew and Arabic Poetryby Yosef Tobi

    BRILL 2010; US$ 230.00

    The basic concept of this book is that in spite of the borrowed Arabic poetical values, medieval Hebrew poetry stubbornly distanced itself from Arabic poetry. The conclusive result of an in-depth comparative examination is that Hebrew poetry combined selective Arabic poetical values with ethical Jewish values to create a distinctive poetical school. more...

  • Christian Hebraism in the Reformation Era (1500-1660)by Stephen G. Burnett

    BRILL 2012; US$ 143.00

    The Reformation transformed Christian Hebraism from the pursuit of a few into an academic discipline. This book explains that transformation by focusing on how authors, printers, booksellers, and censors created a public discussion of Hebrew and Jewish texts. more...