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  • The Grandeesby Stephen Birmingham

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    The true story of the first Jewish immigrants to the New World, their private society and stunning success, and their lasting impact on contemporary America In 1654, twenty-three Jewish families arrived in New Amsterdam (now New York) aboard a French privateer. They were the Sephardim, members of a proud orthodox sect that had served as royal... more...

  • Our Crowdby Stephen Birmingham

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    The New York Times ?bestselling history of the rise of the most powerful and privileged Jewish families in America They immigrated to America from Germany in the nineteenth century with names like Loeb, Sachs, Seligman, Lehman, Guggenheim, and Goldman. From tenements on the Lower East Side to Park Avenue mansions, this handful of Jewish families... more...

  • The Rest of Usby Stephen Birmingham

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    A remarkable history of the Jewish immigrants from Russia and Poland who altered the American landscape from New York to Hollywood The wave of Eastern European Jewish immigrants who swept into New York in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by way of Ellis Island were not welcomed by the Jews who had arrived decades before. These... more...

  • Living with Loss, Healing with Hopeby Earl A. Grollman

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 16.00

    Earl Grollman's Living When a Loved One Has Died has brought comfort to more than 250,000 readers. In Living with Loss, Healing with Hope, Grollman speaks directly to mourners of the Jewish faith. By weaving quotations from Jewish writers and philosophers into his comforting and expert prose, Grollman guides readers through the journey of mourning,... more...

  • German Jewry and the Allure of the Sephardicby John M. Efron

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as German Jews struggled for legal emancipation and social acceptance, they also embarked on a program of cultural renewal, two key dimensions of which were distancing themselves from their fellow Ashkenazim in Poland and giving a special place to the Sephardim of medieval Spain. Where they saw Ashkenazic... more...

  • Exile in the Maghrebby Paul B. Fenton; David G. Littman

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    This book reviews a thousand years of Jewish history in North Africa under Islam, culled from literary sources such as Islamic legal and theological texts, European travel accounts, and diplomatic dispatches, as well as unpublished archival material. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Jewish Musicby Joshua S. Walden

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    A global history of Jewish music from the biblical era to the present day, with chapters by leading international scholars. more...

  • The Cambridge History of Jewish American Literatureby Hana Wirth-Nesher

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 144.00

    This History presents a comprehensive history of Jewish American literature from its origins to the present day. more...

  • Yearnings of the Soulby Jonathan Garb

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    In Yearnings of the Soul , Jonathan Garb uncovers a crucial thread in the story of modern Kabbalah and modern mysticism more generally: psychology. Returning psychology to its roots as an attempt to understand the soul, he traces the manifold interactions between psychology and spirituality that have arisen over five centuries of Kabbalistic writing,... more...

  • The Pauline Church and the Corinthian Ekkl?sia: Volume 164by Richard Last

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    This innovative volume is the first English-language monograph to compare Paul's Corinthian church with contemporary cult groups from Mediterranean antiquity. more...