Baci di carta: Lettere di un padre ebreo dalla prigione, by Pali Meller,Carlo Saletti

By Pali Meller,Carlo Saletti

L'architetto ebreo, di origine ungherese, Pali Meller, viene denunciato e arrestato according to aver falsificato un documento nel quale si attestava l. a. sua appartenenza alla razza ariana. Vedovo da pace (la moglie, una ballerina olandese, period morta nel 1935 in un incidente d'auto), deve lasciare i suoi due figli, Paul di eleven anni e Barbara di 7, alla governante Franziska Schmitt. In un'epoca che assisteva all'annientamento degli ebrei d'Europa da parte dei nazisti, Meller non viene deportato in un campo di concentramento, ma con sentenza di un tribunale viene condannato a sei anni di detenzione da scontare nell'istituto penale di Brandenburg-Görden, dove muore, dopo tredici mesi, il 31 marzo 1943. Aveva quarant'anni. Dalla prigione, riuscì a spedire ventiquattro lettere costruendo con i figli una nuova relazione, affidata alla carta, così come "di carta" divennero i baci che poté inviare loro. Queste lettere - tanto belle quanto amare, traboccanti d'affetto, poetiche e, al pace stesso, ricche di ammonimenti pedagogici - sono, in primo luogo, un documento dei tempi bui in cui Meller ha vissuto. Ma costituiscono, anche, una testimonianza letteraria, nella quale si esprime in tutta l. a. sua drammaticità l'impotenza dell'amore paterno. Mentre giorno dopo giorno l. a. terra gli franava sotto i piedi, Meller scriveva parole struggenti e piene di dignità che suonano come un atto estremo di resistenza alla barbarie. «Allora, testa alta - raccomandava ai figli in una delle sue lettere - cosicché io possa baciarvi da capo a piedi. Vostro padre».

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Uncle Sol's Women by Simeon Maslin

By Simeon Maslin

"Uncle Sol's ladies" opens in Vilnius round the time of the Russo-Japanese battle with the murders that encourage Sol's father to go away the previous nation together with his pregnant spouse. the 2 teenagers born to the couple in Boston are the mum and uncle of the novel's protagonist, Justin, who later turns into Jacob. the connection among Justin/Jacob and his uncle and their relationships with a chain of very diversified and engaging ladies include the most physique of the novel.
Most of the motion of the radical occurs in mid-'50s Boston, Maine and Chicago. We keep on with Jacob via his educational occupation at Harvard and the U. of Chicago and his fight to select from the examples of the 2 males he loves, his pious and realized grandfather and his filthy rich profligate uncle. All of this involves a head while Jacob enters right into a severe dating with the beautiful Freanch-Canadian, Marie. numerous different ladies play major roles in either Sol's and Jacob's lives during this saga of a moment new release American Jewish family.

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

By Curt Leviant,Irene Abigail Piccinini

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 los angeles character giusta. Ignara del legame tra i due uomini, Aviva, l. a. 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 ny 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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Scriptural Exegesis: The Shapes of Culture and the Religious by Deborah A. Green,Laura S. Lieber

By Deborah A. Green,Laura S. Lieber

Scriptural Exegesis gathers voices from a world group of students to think about the numerous points of the background of biblical interpretation and to question how exegesis shapes religious and cultural creativity. Divided into 4 generally chronological sections that chart quite a few ways from historical to trendy instances, the essays study texts and difficulties rooted within the historic international but nonetheless of outrage this present day. Eighteen chapters contain the
expertise of members from a various diversity of disciplines, together with historical faith, philosophy, mysticism, and folklore. every one embraces the problem of explicating complicated and sometimes esoteric writings in gentle of Michael Fishbane's groundbreaking paintings in exegesis.

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Strangers in the Land: Blacks, Jews, Post-Holocaust America by Eric J Sundquist

By Eric J Sundquist

the significance of blacks for Jews and Jews for blacks in conceiving of themselves as americans, whilst either remained outsiders to the privileges of complete citizenship, is an issue of voluminous yet puzzling checklist. A enormous paintings of literary feedback and cultural background, Strangers within the Land attracts upon politics, sociology, legislations, faith, and pop culture to light up a necessary, hugely conflicted interethnic partnership over the process a century.

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De fikser (Dutch Edition) by Bernard Malamud,M. Coutinho,L. Coutinho

By Bernard Malamud,M. Coutinho,L. Coutinho

Een nieuw deel in de Meulenhoff Schatkamer, gekozen door Arjan Peters

De fikser werd bekroond met de nationwide ebook Award en de Pulitzer Prize

De Joodse Jakov Bok verlaat zijn geboortedorp om in Kiev werk te zoeken. Hij is de ‘fikser’ van kleine ­karweitjes, met weinig kans om verder te komen in de wereld. Na zijn aankomst wordt in Kiev een Russisch jongetje om het leven gebracht, en through pamfletten beschuldigt de geheimzinnige organisatie ‘Zwarte Honderd’ de Joden van de rituele moord. Jakow Bok wordt gearresteerd en brengt in afwachting van zijn proces twee jaar in de ­gevangenis door, waar hij wordt vernederd en mishandeld . Maar hij geeft niet toe en houdt zijn onschuld hardnekkig vol. Zijn triomf over de haast ongelooflijke wreedheid maakt hem tot moraalridder.

In deze immer actuele roman toont de literaire gigant Malamud de vastbeslotenheid en de wil om te overleven, ondanks de bedreiging met vernietiging.

De pers over De fikser

‘Bernard Malamud is van de belangrijkste Amerikaanse romanciers de meest geacheveerde. Zijn zinnen en alinea’s zijn gaaf en kunstig als geblazen glas.’ Vrij Nederland

‘Na het lezen van zijn verzamelde verhalen of De fikser moet je wel concluderen dat Malamud niets ondermaats heeft gepubliceerd.’ Pieter Steinz, Lezen etcetera. Gids voor de wereldliteratuur

‘Wat kun je nog meer van een schrijver verwachten dan een aantal schitterende boeken, een aantal verhalen die waarschijnlijk gelezen zullen worden zolang er nog lezers bestaan?’ Henk Romijn Meijer

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Mixed Feelings: Tropes of Love in German Jewish Culture by Katja Garloff

By Katja Garloff

Since the overdue eighteenth century, writers and thinkers have used the assumption of love—often unrequited or most unlikely love—to touch upon the altering cultural, social, and political place of Jews within the German-speaking international locations. In Mixed Feelings, Katja Garloff asks what it capability for literature (and philosophy) to exploit love among contributors as a metaphor for team family members. this question is of renewed curiosity this present day, whilst theorists of multiculturalism flip towards love of their look for new versions of particularity and universality.

Mixed Feelings is established round transformative moments in German Jewish tradition and background that produced really wealthy clusters of interfaith love tales. round 1800, literature promoted the increase of the Romantic love perfect and the shift from prearranged to love-based marriages. within the German-speaking nations, this variation within the thought and perform of affection coincided with the beginnings of Jewish emancipation, and either its supporters and competitors associated their arguments to tropes of affection. Garloff explores the generative powers of such tropes in Moses Mendelssohn, G. E. Lessing, Friedrich Schlegel, Dorothea Veit, and Achim von Arnim.

Around 1900, the increase of racial antisemitism had known as into query the guarantees of emancipation and resulted in a obstacle of German Jewish identification. while, Jewish-Christian intermarriage caused public debates that have been tied up with racial discourses and issues approximately procreation, heredity, and the mutability and immutability of the Jewish physique. Garloff indicates how glossy German Jewish writers resembling Arthur Schnitzler, Else Lasker-Schüler, and Franz Rosenzweig wrest the belief of affection clear of biologist inspiration and reinstate it as a version of sociopolitical kin. She concludes by means of tracing the relevance of this version in post-Holocaust works by way of Gershom Scholem, Hannah Arendt, and Barbara Honigmann.

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Writing as Freedom, Writing as Testimony: Four Italian by Sergio Parussa

By Sergio Parussa

In Writing as Freedom, Writing as Testimony, Sergio Parussa explores the connection among Judaism and writing within the works of 4 twentieth-century Italian writers: Umberto Saba, Natlia Ginzburg, Giorgio Bassani, and Primo Levi. Parussa examines the several ways that each one authors' paintings responds to Judaism and the concept of Jewish id.
With nice aspect, he exhibits how their writings replicate the switch in angle in the direction of Judaism that happens in Italian society among the mid-nineteenth century and the mid-twentieth centuries: from a conception of Jewish identification as a constraint to one's freedom, to an figuring out of it as a device of highbrow freedom that could give a contribution to one's feel of id. For those authors, the restoration of Judaism does not include simply telling tales with Jewish subject material. It additionally exists within the very gesture of reminiscence, within the repetition of an act of remembering during which the earlier is salvaged by way of its go back to the current. via reminiscence, one turns into loose to verify distinction and to make Jewish traditions fundamental components of Italian culture.

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Passages of Belonging: Interpreting Jewish Literatures by Natasha Gordinsky,Carola Hilfrich,Susanne Zepp

By Natasha Gordinsky,Carola Hilfrich,Susanne Zepp

In the wake of the spatial and affective turns in Literary stories often, and the examine of Jewish literatures specifically, this quantity shifts concentration from the extensity of exile and go back to the intensities of experience of position and belonging throughout a relocating panorama of twentieth and 20st century literatures, Jewish and different. It brings jointly modern writers and literary students who jointly map those intensities onto a physically observe global in transit and textures of liveable, readable house as passage.
Works by means of Hélène Cixous, Cécile Wajsbrot, Alex Epstein, Almog Behar, and Svetlana Boym discover websites made of layers of passages, taking configurations of sayability and clarity as types, poetic and political, of inhabiting the fabric international. The contributions by way of literary students discover the theoretical capability of a mapping of such websites in reviews of modalities of belonging and unbelonging in sleek and modern works of literature.
The quantity collects a collaborative research of the exigencies and possibilities of feel of position and belonging via literature, Jewish and different. It deals a literary viewpoint on present debates in numerous fields, together with literary feedback, human geography, architectural idea, and translation stories.

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Never Forget: The Long Road Home by Greg Johnson

By Greg Johnson

"I will bless those that bless you and the person who curses you i'm going to curse..." (Gen 12:3).

We reside in fascinating but frightening instances! because the headlines within the information start to more and more mirror the prophetic pages of scriptures, and the inescapable fact that we're really nearing the top occasions, this key promise which G-d made to Avraham hundreds of thousands of years in the past is still as precise at the present time because it did then.

In today’s global our society is regretfully turning into increasingly more anti-Semitic and anti-Israel in its outlook. Jews and Christians alike needs to ask the questions: What does it suggest at the present time to bless Israel and the Jewish humans? What does it suggest to face with Israel, and never except them? who's Yeshua (Jesus), and the way does He slot in to the Jewish global, and glossy Israel?

Messiah Yeshua prophesied that once the time of the Gentiles used to be over, while Jerusalem used to be not trampled underfoot via foreigners, that the “fig tree” might once more leaf out and this is able to be the signal that His go back was once coming near near. this can be taking place - NOW!

Set opposed to the backdrop of the 1967 six-day warfare, which observed the reunification of Jerusalem less than Jewish keep watch over for the 1st time in over 1800 years, this poignant tale lines the account of 1 Jewish Yeshua believing relatives around the centuries as they try to take care of their identification as either Jews and believers within the Risen Messiah Yeshua - a place traditionally adverse by way of either mainstream Christians and Jews.

Though the tale is fictional, the heritage that it covers isn't, nor are the underlying truths which are explored. Come alongside and either weep and have a good time because the characters percentage their tales with you. could your religion within the Lord be elevated and strengthened!

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