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  • Ritual Wordsby Volker Olles

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 64.35

    The Qing dynasty scholar Liu Yuan (1768?1856) developed a unique system of thought, merging Confucian learning with ideas and practices from Daoism and Buddhism, and was eventually venerated as the founding patriarch of an influential movement combining the characteristics of a scholarly circle and a religious society. Liu Yuan, a native of Sichuan,... more...

  • Poetic Trespassby Lital Levy

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    A Palestinian-Israeli poet declares a new state whose language, ?Homelandic,? is a combination of Arabic and Hebrew. A Jewish-Israeli author imagines a ?language plague? that infects young Hebrew speakers with old world accents, and sends the narrator in search of his Arabic heritage. In Poetic Trespass , Lital Levy brings together such startling... more...

  • Text-Beziehungenby Stefan Seiler; Ruth Scoralick

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2013; US$ 38.79

    Die aus der Literaturwissenschaft stammende intertextuelle Auslegung spielt neuerdings in der exegetischen Forschung eine immer wichtigere Rolle. Dabei werden die vielfältigen Bezüge und Verknüpfungen biblischer Texte untersucht, außerdem wird gefragt, inwieweit sich durch deren "Dialog" neue Sinnhorizonte erschließen. Nach einem forschungsgeschichtlichen... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Rise of Modern Yiddish Cultureby David E. Fishman

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2005; US$ 25.95

    Acting as an important historical archive for the Jews of eastern Europe, The Rise of Modern Yiddish Culture examines the progress of Yiddish culture from its origins in Tsarist and inter-war Poland to its apex with the founding of the Yiddish Scientific Institute in 1925. more...

  • The Seven Good Yearsby Etgar Keret

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2015; US$ 19.99

    A brilliant, hilarious memoir from a master storyteller Over the last seven years, Etgar Keret has had plenty of reasons to worry. His son, Lev, was born during a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv. His father became sick. And he has been constantly tormented by nightmarish visions of former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, anti-Semitic remarks... more...

  • Modern Hebrew: An Essential Grammarby Lewis Glinert

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    This third edition of Modern Hebrew: An Essential Grammar is an up-to-date and practical reference guide to the most important aspects of modern Hebrew, as used by contemporary native speakers of the language. Presenting an accessible description of the language, this user-friendly text focuses on the real patterns of use today. A reference source... 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...

  • A Guide to Biblical Hebrew Syntaxby Bill T. Arnold; John H. Choi

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 23.00

    Defines the syntactical features of the Hebrew Bible, providing examples from the Bible. more...