Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Jewish Book World
16 followers -
News From the World of Jewish Books
News From the World of Jewish Books

16 followers
About
Jewish Book World's posts

Post has attachment
Israel’s Forgotten Civil Rights Struggle 1948-1966 During the postwar period of 1948-56, over 400,000 Jews from the Middle East and Asia immigrated to the newly established state of Israel. By the end of the 1950s, Mizrahim, also known as Oriental Jewry,…

Post has attachment
Oy vey! When elderly mystery writer Agatha Krinsky falls for the fifth time, her nephew Sheldon insists she move into an assisted living facility. True to form, on her first day in her new home Agatha discovers a body in the library. But the staff won’t…

Post has attachment
Edited by Ira Robinson, Naftali S. Cohn and Lorenzo DiTommaso This volume takes a fresh view of the role representations of the past play in the construction of Jewish identity. Its central theme is that the study of how Jews construct the past can help…

Post has attachment
The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, is pleased to announce a new digital resource. Fifty of our Hebrew manuscripts have been digitized, with indices and metadata. This project is a work-in-progress, eventually all 225 Hebrew…

Post has attachment
This powerful historical novel tells the story of a young girl who is smuggled out of the Warsaw ghetto and struggles to both hide and hold onto her Jewish identity. In 1940, nine-year-old Anna Bauman and her parents are among 300,000 Polish Jews…

Post has attachment
In most windows I saw people working and children playing. When the soldiers came, people began covering their windows, so I couldn’t see inside anymore. But the tiny attic window of the narrow brick house behind Otto Frank’s business offices had no…

Post has attachment
Edward Levin (Translator) The postmodernist experience is associated with a strong interest in the concepts of saints and religious genius. In this volume, Dov Schwartz considers the questions related to these ideas through his close analysis of Rabbi…

Post has attachment
Rachel Rosenstein is determined to celebrate Christmas this year—and the fact that her family is Jewish is not going to stop her. In a series of hilarious and heartwarming mishaps, Rachel writes a letter to Santa explaining her cause, pays him a visit at…

Post has attachment
Renowned litigator Roberta Kaplan knew from the beginning that it was the perfect case to bring down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer had been together as a couple, in sickness and in health, for more than forty…

Post has attachment
Primo Levi, who died prematurely in Turin in 1987, was a gentle and exceptionally self-effacing man, who by all accounts never sought the spotlight. Yet these volumes—whether through gossamer style, astonishing psychological perception, storytelling…
Wait while more posts are being loaded