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New PDF release: The Winds of War (Wwii Book 1)

By Herman Wouk

Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of worldwide battle II, which starts with THE WINDS OF conflict and maintains in struggle AND REMEMBRANCE, stands because the crowning fulfillment of 1 of America's so much celebrated storytellers. Like no different books concerning the warfare, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of world occasions - the drama, the romance, the heroism and the tragedy of global battle II - because it immerses us within the lives of a unmarried American relatives drawn into the very centre of the maelstrom.

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New PDF release: Pockets: A Novel

By Stuart Ross

Brilliant experimental, surrealist fiction from the award-winning writer of Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew

A significant dream and a terrible nightmare, a fuzzy awareness of soreness and relations, Pockets is a unique of fragments — either actually and figuratively. In a chain of prose-poem chapters, the anonymous narrator, in a mostly Jewish Nineteen Sixties suburb within the northern reaches of Toronto, again and again enters the realm, as though for the 1st time. His panorama is certainly one of trilobite fossils, bicycles with banana seats, pink Skelton, and overwhelming loss. between shadows that either convenience and threaten, a brother who drifts in the course of the sky, he reveals his narrative choked with wallet of vacancy he can’t support yet try and fill.

A heartbreakingly own and profound paintings, Pockets redefines the radical, offering endless scope in anything diminutive, pocket-sized. each examining brings new revelations.

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Solomon The Accountant by Edward Krauss PDF

By Edward Krauss

Reviewed by means of The Cleveland Jewish News
Cleveland, Ohio

Edward M. Krauss

Solomon the Accountant is a young love tale set in Toledo, Ohio, within the Fifties. Solomon is a slightly nebbishy fellow who falls in love with the attractive, newly widowed Molly. he's painfully conscious of her fresh loss, but she turns into the focus of his lifestyles. He hopes that sometime - despite how lengthy he has to attend - the damaged wings of her spirit will mend and she or he will jump towards a brand new destiny with him.

whereas Solomon wrestles along with his emotions for Molly, she is facing her personal emotional matters. dealing with lifestyles after the demise of her loved husband below a 12 months once they stood less than the chupah turns out virtually incomprehensible to the younger widow.

as well as portraying a touching love tale, the writer superbly recreates a bygone period - a time while a silk tie price $1.60, a “comfortable condo in a very good local” can be bought for $12,000, and great Jewish boys nonetheless nervously requested the daddy for his daughter’s hand in marriage.

Krauss, a author mediator, probes lightly into the emotional psyche, exploring with readability the crushing lack of dying, the tenuous struggles to start anew, the thrill and issues of relationships, and the beauty of newfound love.

an incredibly poignant publication.

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Download e-book for kindle: Antijüdische Stereotype und Vorurteile in mittelalterlichen by Kira Preen

By Kira Preen

„Die Judenfrage ist ein verschlepptes Stück Mittelalter", schreibt Theodor Herzl 1895 in einem short an Fürst Otto von Bismarck. Der those einer die Jahrhunderte überdauernden Judenfeindlichkeit geht Kira Preen nach, indem sie auf einem schwierigen Terrain neue Wege beschreitet: Anhand mittelalterlicher Legenden verfolgt sie die Wurzeln antijüdischer Stereotype und Vorurteile bis ins Mittelalter zurück. Dabei sucht sie nach Gründen dafür, dass diese sich so hartnäckig bis in die Gegenwart halten und anscheinend jederzeit - beispielsweise im Zusammenhang mit der Kritik an der Nahostpolitik Israels - wieder aktivierbar sind. Preen rekonstruiert mit modernen sozialpsychologischen Methoden das Bild, das sich Menschen im deutschsprachigen Mittelalter von Juden machten, und schlägt einen Bogen zu Aspekten der Judenfeindlichkeit, die in naher und fernerer Zukunft voraussichtlich an Bedeutung gewinnen werden.

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Read e-book online Moncalvos PDF

By Enrico Castelnuovo,Gabriella Romani,Brenda Webster

Enrico Castelnuovo's The Moncalvos used to be initially released in 1908 in Italian. this can be the 1st English translation of this well-known novelist's such a lot arguable name. Set on the flip of the twentieth century, 50 years after Garibaldi's revolution and the unification of Italy, the Jewish citizens of Italy have come into their very own as landowners, lecturers, company humans, and financiers. yet one department of the Moncalvos relatives yearns for the extent of respectability that in basic terms an aristocratic identify can confer. This calls for a lot political maneuvering, however it additionally calls for conversion to Catholicism. brothers, a mathematician and a banker, and their childrens, take very assorted routes via this maze.

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Read e-book online How the Wise Men Got to Chelm: The Life and Times of a PDF

By Ruth von Bernuth

How the clever males received to Chelm is the 1st in-depth examine of Chelm literature and its dating to its literary precursors.  


When God created the realm, so it truly is stated, he despatched out an angel with a bag of silly souls with directions to distribute them both everywhere in the world—one idiot in line with city. however the angel’s bag broke and the entire souls spilled out onto a similar spot. They equipped a payment the place they landed: the city is named Chelm. 

The accumulated stories of those fools, or “wise men,” of Chelm represent the best-known folktale culture of the Jews of jap Europe. this practice incorporates a sprawling repertoire of reports concerning the alleged highbrow obstacles of the contributors of this outdated and critical Jewish group. Chelm didn't make its debut within the position of the silly shtetl par excellence until eventually past due within the 19th century. because then, even though, the city has led a double life—as a true urban in japanese Poland and as an imaginary position onto which questions of Jewish id, neighborhood, and heritage were projected. 

By putting literary Chelm and its “foolish” antecedents in a broader old context, it indicates how they've got functioned for over 300 years as versions of society, someplace among utopia and dystopia. those imaginary silly cities have enabled writers either to entertain and spotlight various societal difficulties, a functionality that literary Chelm maintains to satisfy in Jewish literature to this day.

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Freedom and Confinement in Modernity: Kafka's Cages (Studies by A. Kordela,D. Vardoulakis PDF

By A. Kordela,D. Vardoulakis

Kafka's literary universe is prepared round constellations of imprisonment. Freedom and Confinement in Modernity proposes that imprisonment doesn't represent a tortured kingdom of the person in modernity. relatively, it offers a brand new studying of imprisonment suggesting it permits Kafka to accomplish a critique of a modernity instead.

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Get Mocking the Age: The Later Novels of Philip Roth (SUNY PDF

By Elaine B. Safer

Explores the comedian units Roth makes use of to satirize his occasions, the Jewish neighborhood, and himself.

The first finished overview of Philip Roth’s later novels, Mocking the Age bargains wealthy and insightful readings that discover how those outstanding works satirize our modern tradition. From The Ghost author to The Plot opposed to the United States, Roth makes use of humor to handle lethal severe issues, together with social and political concerns, mental difficulties, postmodern matters, and the absurd. In her transparent and large analyses of those works, Elaine B. more secure appears at how Roth’s method of the comedian contains the self-deprecating humor of Jewish comedians, in addition to the humor of nineteenth-century japanese eu Jewish storytellers and such twentieth-century writers as Bernard Malamud and Saul Bellow. Filling the void on serious examinations of Roth’s later paintings, Safer’s e-book offers an intensive appraisal of Roth’s lifetime accomplishment and a necessary assessment of his comedian genius.

Elaine B. more secure is Professor of English on the collage of Delaware and the writer of The modern American comedian Epic: The Novels of Barth, Pynchon, Gaddis, and Kesey.

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Download e-book for iPad: Die Synagoge: Roman (German Edition) by Chaim Noll

By Chaim Noll

Ein kleiner Ort mitten in der israelischen Wüste während der zweiten Intifada - hier befinden sich das seize eines berühmten Politikers, mehrere wissenschaftliche Institute für Solarenergie und Wüstenforschung, eine high school sowie eine Militärbasis. Die Menschen, die hier leben, sind überwiegend Akademiker oder Verwaltungsangestellte - Juden und Christen aus aller Welt, die ihre Häuser mit Hilfe von Arbeitskräften aus den Palästinensergebieten bauen oder die Traditionen der Beduinenstämme erforschen. faith spielt in dem Leben der meisten von ihnen nur eine nachgeordnete Rolle.
Im Zentrum des Romans steht die prachtvolle, doch meist leere Synagoge des Ortes. Nur einige wenige, wie die Deutschen Abi und Livia oder Paul, dessen Mutter vor Kurzem gestorben ist, suchen hier Halt und Trost. Anderen aus der Nachbarschaft ist die Synagoge eher ein Dorn im Auge, so auch Holly, einem radikalen Veganer und Wehrdienstverweigerer …

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Read e-book online Jewish Summer Camp Mafia PDF

By Malina Saval

17-year-old Mushky Mendelssohn has sizeable plans for the summer season sooner than her senior yr of highschool: learning for the SATs, padding her university résumé with an additional English literature classification, and a visit to determine her BGF (Best man pal) buddy Matthew Berkowitz out in sunny California. but if Barrie, Mushky’s boy-crazy ABFF (Almost ally without end) from domestic, talks her into spending the summer season along with her as a counselor at Camp Kippewanscot, a reform Jewish sleep-away summer time camp within the Poconos with an not obligatory kosher meal plan and paper cups of watered-down Manischewitz – “We’re essentially certain to meet a sizzling Jewish guy,” Barrie tells her – Mushky reluctantly consents. while on the final moment Barrie comes to a decision to bail and spend the summer time together with her newly divorced dad at a seashore lodge in Thailand, Mushky reveals herself going to camp on my own. caught in the midst of mosquito-infested rural Pennsylvania, at a camp the place she is familiar with completely understand one, Mushky searches fruitlessly for the recent Jewish man that Barrie promised. that's while she meets Devin McGillicudy, aka “Dev,” a fellow counselor who’s sizzling, blonde, and 20-years-old. and positively now not Jewish.

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