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  • Iberian Jewish Literatureby Jonathan P. Decter

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    This stimulating and graceful book explores Iberian Jewish attitudes toward cultural transition during the 12th and 13th centuries, when growing intolerance toward Jews in Islamic al-Andalus and the southward expansion of the Christian Reconquista led to the relocation of Jews from Islamic to Christian ... more...

  • EYDES (Evidence of Yiddish Documented in European Societies)by Ulrike Kiefer; Robert Neumann; Wolfgang Putschke; Marvin Herzog; Andrew Sunshine; Frédéric Hartweg

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 147.00

    At eydes.de, the vast archive of The Language and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry, with its 5000 hours of recorded testimony in Yiddish about Ashkenazic society in Europe, can now be accessed and researched via the Internet. In 18 contributions scholars comment on the collection?s research potentials, discuss data and methodology and throw new light... more...

  • Early Yiddish Texts 1100-1750by Jerold C. Frakes

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 54.99

    This is the first comprehensive anthology of early Yiddish literature for more than a century. It includes the broad range of genres that define the corpus: from heroic epic and devotional literature to oaths, legends, fables, and riddles. The 130 texts in the original Hebrew alphabet have all been freshly edited from the earliest extant sources; introductory... more...

  • Czernowitz at 100by Joshua A. Fogel; Keith Weiser; Zachary Baker; David Birnbaum; Marc Caplan; Matthew Hoffman; Philip Hollander; Leye Lipsky; Rebecca Margolis; Ezra Mendelsohn; Jess Olson; Rakhmiel Peltz; Mordkhe Schaechter; Marie Schumacher-Brunhes; Kalman Weiser

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 79.99

    Czernowitz at 100 represents a collection that assesses the achievements and fate of those who participated in the 1908 Yiddish Language Conference that was held in Czernowitz, now known as Chernivtsi in Ukraine. Featuring contributions from a new generation of scholars re-examining eastern European Jewish life, each contributor examines the successes... more...

  • In Spite of Partitionby Gil Z. Hochberg

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 49.95

    Partition--the idea of separating Jews and Arabs along ethnic or national lines--is a legacy at least as old as the Zionist-Palestinian conflict. Challenging the widespread "separatist imagination" behind partition, Gil Hochberg demonstrates the ways in which works of contemporary Jewish and Arab literature reject simple notions of separatism and... more...

  • My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleanerby Meir Shalev; Evan Fallenberg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 25.95

    From the author of the acclaimed novel A Pigeon and a Boy comes a charming tale of family ties, over-the-top housekeeping, and the sport of storytelling in Nahalal, the village of Meir Shalev?s birth. Here we meet Shalev?s amazing Grandma Tonia, who arrived in Palestine by boat from Russia in 1923 and lived in a constant state of battle with what... more...

  • How Strange the Changeby Marc Caplan

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 60.00

    In this book, Marc Caplan argues that the literatures of ostensibly marginal modern cultures are key to understanding modernism. Caplan undertakes an unprecedented comparison of nineteenth-century Yiddish literature and twentieth-century Anglophone and Francophone African literature and reveals unexpected similarities between them. These literatures... more...

  • Hebräischby Martin Krause; Michael Pietsch; Martin Rösel

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 839.00

    The Grammar is intended as a textbook to support Hebrew classes which gives the teachers the maximum latitude for the selection and application of different teaching methods and for the students simplifies the tasks of learning, looking up and repetition with its clear and transparent ordering of the teaching material. In its design, the work dispenses... more...

  • Sanctuary in the Wildernessby Alan Mintz

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 65.00

    The effort to create a serious Hebrew literature in the United States in the years around World War I is one of the best kept secrets of American Jewish history. Hebrew had been revived as a modern literary language in nineteenth-century Russia and then taken to Palestine as part of the Zionist revolution. But the overwhelming majority of Jewish emigrants... more...

  • In the Beginningby Joel Hoffman

    NYU Press 2004; US$ 65.00

    Hebrew as a language is just over 3,000 years old, and the story of its alphabet is unique among the languages of the world. Hebrew set the stage for almost every modern alphabet, and was arguably the first written language simple enough for everyone, not just scribes, to learn, making it possible to make a written record available to the masses for... more...