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By Yamin Levy

ISBN-10: 1944376054

ISBN-13: 9781944376055

ISBN-10: 1944376070

ISBN-13: 9781944376079

Hamas militants have kidnapped Lior Samet, the grandson of Israeli nationwide struggle hero Brigadier common Avigdor Cohen, however the Israeli govt doesn't negotiate with terrorists. Cohen’s internal global is grew to become the other way up as he does what he needs to to deliver Lior home.

Less than 40 miles away, yet greater than millennia previous, Alexander the good descends upon Jerusalem, able to assault, yet after a hugely charged war of words with Simon the excessive Priest, he spares the city. because the debatable tale unfolds, the Maccabees, priestly militant warriors, are raised to struggle off the Greek imperialists.

Yamin Levy’s bold debut novel explores the inner-world of warriors, reluctant infantrymen, zealots, and freedom warring parties. The parallel storylines describe either the early origins and sleek models of Israeli nationalism and army zeal and the way the Kohen extended family has left its mark at the non secular panorama of the Jewish psyche and at the battlefield. Levy supplies voice to a variety of views linked to the Israeli-Palestinian clash and with Israeli society’s evolving attitudes concerning their actual, non secular and existential survival.

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By Nathan Englander

ISBN-10: 1474607950

ISBN-13: 9781474607957

ISBN-10: 1474607977

ISBN-13: 9781474607971

From the best-selling writer of Pulitzer finalist What We discuss after we speak about Anne Frank, Dinner on the Centre of the Earth is a spellbinding mystery, a secret agent novel and a love tale, showcasing Englander's presents as by no means before.

Prisoner Z, held at a black website within the Negev barren region for a dozen years has in simple terms his defend for corporation. How does a pleasant American Jewish boy from big apple finish up an Israeli secret agent operating for Mossad, and later, a traitor to his followed kingdom? What does it suggest to be unswerving, what does it suggest to be a traitor, while the beliefs you cherish are betrayed by means of the rustic you love?

From Israel and Gaza to Paris, Italy, and the USA, the tale shifts again in time, offering a kaleidoscopic glimpse of Prisoner Z's unbelievable trip to his desolate tract cell.

Englander's impossible to resist hero brings wit and heartbreak to his trouble and the plight of a broken and riven nation.

Taut, provocative, and most unlikely to place down, a singular of filled with moving surfaces, the place not anything and not anyone is what it sort of feels, Dinner on the Centre of the Earth is the main electrifying paintings of Nathan Englander's impressive career.

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Download PDF by Curt Leviant,Irene Abigail Piccinini: Diario di un'adultera (Italian Edition)

By Curt Leviant,Irene Abigail Piccinini

ISBN-10: 8860884756

ISBN-13: 9788860884756

Compagni alla scuola ebraica di Brooklyn, Charlie e Guido si ritrovano, quarantenni, a una rimpatriata di classe. Guido, brillante fotografo, è un seduttore impenitente, mentre Charlie, psicologo schivo e timido, sogna di incontrare un giorno l. a. personality giusta. Ignara del legame tra i due uomini, Aviva, los angeles fascinosa violoncellista con cui Guido ha intrapreso una relazione clandestina, diventa paziente di Charlie: comincia così un complesso gioco d’amore e seduzione a tre voci che si dipana tra manhattan e lengthy Island.

Tra le pieghe della sua scrittura raffinata, Curt Leviant si diverte a intrecciare rimandi e citazioni che coinvolgono il lettore nella sfida di ricostruire e interpretare le vicende. Magistrale nel dar conto dell’ossessione amorosa in tutte le sue sfaccettature, Diario di un’adultera segnala al pubblico italiano uno scrittore dalla fisionomia inconfondibile.

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By Samuel Zervitz

ISBN-10: 1480231266

ISBN-13: 9781480231269

Len Harris, the recent editor of a Baltimore-based ethnic booklet, Haskala, the genesis of that's pre-WW II, struggles with an identification quandary as does his magazine. The writer, Bernie cost, son of the overdue founder, Sidney expense, is decided to brush off Haskala’s ethnic slant and switch mostly secular, a circulate to extend the advert base and readership.

Meanwhile, Harris perspectives his task as a pulpit of varieties and refuses to just accept his publisher's reduced editorial place on spirituality. A battle for house is on.

Harris, suffering to view the area in the course of the eyes of a Jewish journalist, in the meantime faces a messy divorce from an imported Scottish decorator, company within the trust that her fortune is dependent upon her lawyer's skill to nail her discarded wife in divorce court.

Harris, at the recommendation of a rabbi pal, hires his personal lawyer, a daunting personality with duel American/Israeli citizenship who moonlights for Mossad. He crushes his opponent in court docket, as his offended ex-wife vows revenge by way of recruiting her soccer-playing Irish cousin, within the united states, fund-raising for his reason, the Irish Republican Army.

No slouch, the cousin has to date gathered 4 million funds. simply he wishes the way to get it via airport safety and in another country. in the meantime, Harris' legal professional convinces his shopper the I.R.A. fundraising ex-wife’s cousin trains Palestinians, is a possibility to Israel and, he, Harris, needs to support cease him.

Back at Haskala, writer Bernie expense, approximately to fireside his long-time printers and substitute them with a automatic publishing set-up, underestimates them badly. Injured African American WW II vets, they're employed in 1945 through Haskala founder and publishing icon, the overdue Sid cost, father of Bernie. They dwell in a basement condominium adjoining to the Haskala print shop.

Len Harris, on studying the printers may be fired and evicted from their condo, vows to save lots of them. basically they've got plans to save lots of themselves through bringing down Haskala. Their goal is to submit their very own weekly model, an all-bigot factor, which they do and distribute.

Price convinces himself Harris did it and places out a freelance on him whilst the printers' factor hits the streets and Haskala crashes.

Harris, at the run with the 4 million in I.R.A. cash, stolen from the I.R.A. fund-raiser in a rip-off utilizing him to get the cash overseas, needs to care for the wrath of Bernie cost whereas being pursued unknowingly via the IRA agent. not anything is because it turns out. Pursued via a freelance killer and an Irish innovative, how Len Harris survives is on the center of this "dark" comedian thriller.

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Download PDF by Naomi Brenner: Lingering Bilingualism: Modern Hebrew and Yiddish

By Naomi Brenner

ISBN-10: 0815634099

ISBN-13: 9780815634096

ISBN-10: 0815634234

ISBN-13: 9780815634232

At the start of the 20 th century, bold younger writers flocked from
Jewish cities and villages to cultural facilities like Warsaw, Odessa, and Vilna
to search their fortunes. those writers, normally trained in either Hebrew and
Yiddish, amassed in literary salons and cafés to learn, declaim, talk about, and
ponder the current and way forward for Jewish tradition. even if, within the years before
and after global struggle I, writers and readers more and more immigrated to Western
Europe, the Americas, and Palestine, remodeling the multilingualism that had
defined Jewish literary tradition in jap Europe. through 1950, Hebrew was once ensconced
as the language and literature of the younger kingdom of Israel, and Yiddish
was scattered all through postwar Jewish groups in Europe and North and
South America.
Lingering Bilingualism examines those early twentieth-century transformations
of Jewish existence and tradition in the course of the lens of recent Hebrew–Yiddish
bilingualism. Exploring a chain of encounters among Hebrew and Yiddish
writers and texts, Brenner demonstrates how glossy Hebrew and Yiddish
literatures shifted from a longtime bilingualism to a dynamic translingualism
in reaction to radical alterations in Jewish ideology, geography, and culture.
She analyzes how those literatures and their writers, translators, and critics
intersected in areas like Warsaw, Berlin, Tel Aviv, and New York—and
imagined new paradigms for cultural creation in Jewish languages. Her
aim is neither to idealize the Hebrew–Yiddish bilingualism that after defined
East ecu Jewish tradition nor to recount the "language battle" that challenged
it. fairly, Lingering Bilingualism argues that persevered Hebrew–
Yiddish literary touch has been serious to the advance of every literature,
cultivating linguistic and literary experimentation and innovation.

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Download e-book for iPad: Fall of the "Fortress" by Jed Kurzban

By Jed Kurzban

ISBN-10: 145387657X

ISBN-13: 9781453876572

the best legion of the Roman Empire, the X Fretensis, is at the march. criteria raised and toes marching in the direction of a besieged urban and a conquered humans. No free-thinking earthly strength could dare reckon with the Roman military on the Empire’s zenith. nobody that's, however the Jews, forced by means of an instantaneous descendant of Judah Maccabee, who attracts jointly and leads a splintered band of guerillas in a possible hopeless fight.

After the autumn of Jerusalem, the remainder partisans struggle their method out of the shattered urban of Jerusalem and make their solution to Masada, deep within the Judean wasteland. A small hardened workforce watches the massing troops of Rome from the wasteland mountain castle. The Jewish everyone is an old immovable authority yet at the verge of collapse. It’s an international of rising loyalties, faiths and allegiances and inside it, we take a trip throughout the eyes of the 2 leader warring parties. the autumn of the “Fortress” takes us on a gritty lurid trip as guy as opposed to guy, empire as opposed to empire and God as opposed to Gods unravels.

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Download e-book for iPad: Zwischen Wissenschaft und autobiographischem Projekt: Saul by Karolin Machtans,Alon Confino

By Karolin Machtans,Alon Confino

ISBN-10: 3484651733

ISBN-13: 9783484651739

the quantity examines the autobiographical texts by means of Saul Friedländer and Ruth Klüger within the context in their educational paintings. either their scholarly and their autobiographical paintings are subjected to the stress among the opposing poles at the one hand of wishing to procedure a fact outdoors the textual content and at the different of being acutely aware that each interpretation regularly is determined by the modern context and private heritage of the interpreter. hence Friedländer and Klüger strategy one another from the 2 poles of disciplines normally against one another? the research of background, directed in the direction of ‘objective’ verifiable evidence, and the examine of literature, with its specialise in engagement with fiction.

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Download PDF by Mark Glickman: Stolen Words: The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Books

By Mark Glickman

ISBN-10: 0827612087

ISBN-13: 9780827612082

Stolen Words is an epic tale concerning the greatest choice of Jewish books within the world—tens of thousands of books that the Nazis looted from ecu Jewish households and associations. Nazi infantrymen and civilians emptied Jewish communal libraries, confiscated volumes from executive collections, and stole from Jewish contributors, faculties, and synagogues. Early of their regime the Nazis burned a few books in extraordinary bonfires, yet so much they stored, stashing the literary loot in castles, deserted mine shafts, and warehouses all through Europe. It was once the biggest and so much huge book-looting crusade in history.
 
After the battle, Allied forces stumbled on those troves of stolen books yet fast came across themselves dealing with a barrage of questions. How may well the books be pointed out? the place should still they move? Who had the authority to make such judgements? ultimately the army grew to become the books over to a company of prime Jewish students referred to as Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc.—whose chairman was once the acclaimed historian Salo Baron and whose on-the-ground director was once the thinker Hannah Arendt—with the cost of establishing restitution protocols.
 
Stolen Words is the tale of ways a loose civilization makes a decision what to do with the cloth is still of a global torn asunder, and the way these is still attach survivors with their prior. it's the tale of Jews suffering to appreciate the recent realities in their post-Holocaust international and of Western society’s sluggish attention of the value of devastation wrought via international struggle II. such a lot of all, it's the tale of individuals —of Nazi leaders, ideologues, and Judaica specialists; of Allied squaddies, students, and scoundrels; and of Jewish groups, librarians, and readers round the world.

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Read e-book online The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem: A Novel PDF

By Sarit Yishai-Levi,Anthony Berris

ISBN-10: 1250078164

ISBN-13: 9781250078162

Finalist for the publication membership type of the 2016 nationwide Jewish publication Awards.

The no 1 overseas top Seller, The good looks Queen of Jerusalem is a stunning novel of moms and daughters, tales advised and untold, and the binds that bind 4 generations of women.

Gabriela's mom Luna is the main appealing girl in all of Jerusalem, even though her famed good looks and beauty appear to be reserved for everybody yet her daughter. Ever because Gabriela can have in mind, she and Luna have struggled to attach. but if tragedy moves, Gabriela senses there is extra to her mom than painted nails and lips.

Desperate to appreciate their courting, Gabriela items jointly the tales of her family's prior generations—from Great-Grandmother Mercada the popular healer, to Grandma Rosa who wiped clean homes for the English, to Luna who had the nicest legs in Jerusalem. yet as she uncovers stunning secrets and techniques, forbidden romances, and the family members curse that hyperlinks the ladies jointly, Gabriela needs to face a prior and current way more complicated than she ever imagined.

Set opposed to the Golden Age of Hollywood, the darkish days of worldwide conflict II, and the swinging '70s, The good looks Queen of Jerusalem follows generations of unforgettable ladies as they forge their very own paths via occasions of dramatic switch. With nice humor and middle, Sarit Yishai-Levi has given us a strong tale of affection and forgiveness—and the unforeseen and mesmerizing areas we discover each.

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Download PDF by Ellen Umansky: The Fortunate Ones: A Novel

By Ellen Umansky

ISBN-10: 0062382489

ISBN-13: 9780062382481

ISBN-10: 0062382497

ISBN-13: 9780062382498

ISBN-10: 1470854880

ISBN-13: 9781470854881

One very targeted paintings of art—a Chaim Soutine painting—will attach the lives and fates of 2 varied girls, generations aside, during this enchanting and transporting debut novel that strikes from global battle II Vienna to modern Los Angeles.

It is 1939 in Vienna, and because the specter of battle darkens Europe, Rose Zimmer’s mom and dad are determined. not able to get out of Austria, they have the capacity to safe passage for his or her younger daughter on a kindertransport, and ship her to stay with strangers in England.

Six years later, the struggle eventually over, a grief-stricken Rose makes an attempt to construct a existence for herself. by myself in London, devastated, she can't aid yet try and hunt down one piece of her youth: the Chaim Soutine portray her mom had cherished.

Many years later, the portray unearths its approach to the USA. In modern day la, Lizzie Goldstein has lower back domestic for her father’s funeral. Newly unmarried and uncertain of her course, she additionally contains a burden of guilt that can't be displaced. Years in the past, as undefined, Lizzie threw a celebration at her father’s residence with unforeseen yet far-reaching results. The Soutine portray that she enjoyed and had supplied lasting convenience to her after her personal mom had died was once stolen, and hasn't ever been recovered.

This portray will deliver Lizzie and Rose jointly and ignite an unforeseen friendship, ultimately revealing long-held secrets and techniques that carry painful truths. Spanning a long time and unfolding in crystalline, atmospheric prose, The lucky Ones is a haunting tale of longing, devastation, and forgiveness, and a deep exam of the bonds and needs that map our deepest histories.

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