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  • 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...

  • Melisande!by Hillel Halkin

    Granta Publications 2012; US$ 10.65

    An inspiring novel; a philosophical love story; a moving ode to a woman, as joyful and celebratory as it is elegiac. The narrator of Melisande! What Are Dreams? is a man in his forties, a scholar of ancient Greek philosophy known as Hoo. He has been given the nickname by Mellie, the woman he addresses in this book while exploring his memories of their... more...

  • After One-Hundred-and-Twentyby Hillel Halkin

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 25.43

    After One-Hundred-and-Twenty provides a richly nuanced and deeply personal look at Jewish attitudes and practices regarding death, mourning, and the afterlife as they have existed and evolved from biblical times to today. Taking its title from the Hebrew and Yiddish blessing to live to a ripe old age—Moses is said to have been 120 years old when... more...

  • The Letters of Menakhem-Mendl and Sheyne-Sheyndl and Motl, the Cantor's Sonby Sholem Aleichem; Hillel Halkin

    The New Yiddish Library 2013; US$ 17.99

    This volume presents an outstanding new translation of two favorite comic novels by the preeminent Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem (1859–1916). The Letters of Menakhem Mendl and Sheyne Sheyndl portrays a tumultuous marriage through letters exchanged between the title character, an itinerant bumbler seeking his fortune in the cities of Russia before... more...

  • A Woman in Jerusalemby A. B. Yehoshua; Hillel Halkin

    Mariner Books 2007; US$ 13.99

    This novel about the struggle to identify a nameless victim in the wake of a terrorist bombing in Israel is “a masterpiece” (Claire Messud, The New York Times Book Review ).   A woman in her forties is a victim of a suicide bombing at a Jerusalem market. Her body lies unidentified in a hospital morgue. She had apparently worked as a cleaning... more...

  • Mr. Maniby A. B. Yehoshua; Hillel Halkin

    Mariner Books 1993; US$ 17.99

    New York Times Notable Book: A story of six generations of a Jewish family, by an author Saul Bellow called “one of Israel’s world-class writers.”   In this novel, a winner of both the National Jewish Book Award and the first Israeli Literature Prize, A. B. Yehoshua weaves a deeply affecting family saga and an portrait of Jewish life over... more...

  • Five Seasonsby A. B. Yehoshua; Hillel Halkin

    Mariner Books 2012; US$ 13.99

    This tale of an awkward Israeli widower and his misadventures with women is an “extraordinary novel . . . a masterpiece” ( Los Angeles Times ). After seven long years of illness, Molkho’s wife passes, leaving him in mourning, but also with an unexpected sense of freedom. No longer is he bound to being a caretaker for a woman too sick to even bear... more...

  • The Liberated Brideby A. B. Yehoshua; Hillel Halkin

    Mariner Books 2004; US$ 14.99

    An Israeli professor and an Arab student join forces in a witty novel that “tells a simple story about a region that complicates all it touches” ( The New Yorker ). Yochanan Rivlin, a professor at Haifa University, is a man of boundless and often naïve curiosity. His wife, Hagit, a district judge, is tolerant of almost everything but her husband's... more...

  • The Zelmenyanersby Moyshe Kulbak; Hillel Halkin; Sasha Senderovich

    The New Yiddish Library 2013; US$ 17.99

    This is the first complete English-language translation of a classic of Yiddish literature, one of the great comic novels of the twentieth century. The Zelmenyaners describes the travails of a Jewish family in Minsk that is torn asunder by the new Soviet reality. Four generations are depicted in riveting and often uproarious detail as they face... more...

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