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  • 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$ 82.99

    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$ 57.50 US$ 52.33

    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...

  • 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...

  • From Kabbalah to Class Struggleby Mikhail Krutikov

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 60.00 US$ 54.50

    From Kabbalah to Class Struggle is an intellectual biography of Meir Wiener (1893-1941), a Austrian Jewish intellectual and a student of Jewish mysticism, who emigrated to the Soviet Union in 1926 and reinvented himself as a Marxist scholar and Yiddish writer. more...

  • Mongrels or Marvelsby Deborah Starr; Sasson Somekh

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 30.00 US$ 27.50

    The writings of Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff (1917?1979) offer a refreshing reassessment of Arab-Jewish relations in the Middle East. A member of the bourgeois Jewish community in Cairo, Kahanoff grew up in a time of coexistence. She spent the years of World War II in New York City, where she launched her writing career with publications in prominent... more...

  • Stitching Things Togetherby Leah Kaminsky; David Philip Reiter

    IP (Interactive Publications) 2010; US$ 12.99

    Highly Commended, IP Picks Best Poetry, 2010 The author's engagement with science as a medical practitioner helps her appreciation and penetration of social issues facing contemporary Jews and migrants to Australia. more...

  • How Strange the Changeby Marc Caplan

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 60.00 US$ 54.50

    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$ 32.25

    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,... more...

  • Spelling Morphologyby Dorit Ravid

    Springer US 2011; US$ 129.20

    Modern Hebrew, a highly synthetic Semitic language, is rich in morphemes. This volume supplies the first in-depth psycholinguistic analysis of the interaction between morphological knowledge and spelling in Hebrew as anchored in current general models of learning and literacy. more...