The Binding by Brenda Barrie

By Brenda Barrie

while Dave Razkowski falls from the rock-face he’s mountaineering, he’s compelled to house not just his severe actual accidents, yet with the mental accidents and robust effect the Holocaust has had on survivors' little ones.
Just as younger Isaac of the Bible is unwittingly certain as an meant sacrifice to his father Abraham's prior reviews and his religious ideals, so are Dave, Wolff Blumen and Al Logan unwittingly and unwillingly guaranteed to one another, due to their mom and dad' studies within the Nazi focus and extermination camps. fight as they could opposed to those invisible tethers, the 3 males can't break out the dreadful old occasions that also hang-out and terrorize their mom and dad. Dave’s fall from the rock-face plunges him unwillingly into the lives of Wolff— a former actor who has develop into an Orthodox Jew — and Al— an investigative reporter who, like Dave, is going to determined measures to maintain his personal Jewish history a mystery. while the lives of those 3 males all at once intersect, they're pressured to accommodate buried soreness, relations secrets and techniques, lies, betrayal, and sacrifice.
Can those males heal the injuries that the Holocaust inflicted upon them simply because they're survivors' young ones? Can they cease hiding from their very own history, strange childhoods, and their mom and dad' terrible earlier? Can those 3 males think — and belief — in a God that turns out to have deserted their mom and dad throughout the Holocaust?
Highly gripping, faced-paced, and severe, Barrie's The Binding weaves the lives of those 3 males jointly like a fantastic tapestry, its invisible but unbreakable threads like cords that bind Holocaust survivors to one another and to their childrens; cords that bind survivors' teenagers to the offspring of different survivors, and, eventually, to us. Their historical past turns into ours as Barrie's compelling tale and wonderful writing bring about a stunning climax that may hold readers absolute to the characters lengthy after they have comprehensive the book.

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The Ugly Sister by Gila Berkowitz

By Gila Berkowitz

With 5 wonderful older sisters, what is an “ugly sister” to do? Pursue and win the handsomest guy on the town! yet pleasure is short-lived because the Nazi demise laptop roars right down to spoil every thing they worth and everybody they love.
 
The sisters flip to politics, prayer and deception, culture and dependency, even taking over hands. a stunning sister poses as a German and she turns into the genuine grotesque SISTER . The youngest sister indicates her internal good looks and energy, and, won't allow anything—neither the titanic butchers nor a raging God—keep her from her beloved.
 
THE grotesque SISTER is a unique of the Holocaust that's diverse from any you've learn ahead of. The heroes and villains of this tale are ladies simply as they have been in actual lifestyles. in response to genuine humans and occasions, it comes alive this day, simply because we are living in a global the place anti-Semitism is back at the upward thrust, and the place girls are nonetheless thus far from figuring out their human potential.

In the culture of The publication Thief and Sarah's Key, THE grotesque SISTER is best-selling writer Gila Berkowitz's epic novel of kinfolk. it's concerning the love and religion which may bind a relations tightly, and the envy and betrayal which may rip it apart.

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Heinrich Heine und die Diaspora (Europäisch-jüdische Studien by Lydia Fritzlar

By Lydia Fritzlar

How did the diasporic life impact Heinrich Heine – by way of either his paintings and his self-image as a author? In a paradigmatic demeanour his paintings displays the shift from a non secular to an earthly knowing of the Jewish diaspora that's standard of the nineteenth century. The advent of this new point of view into German literature is additionally considered end result of the Jewish self-awareness of political authors in Heine’s time.

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Famous all over Town: A Novel (Story River Books) by Bernie Schein,Janis Owens

By Bernie Schein,Janis Owens

Novelist Walker Percy as soon as acknowledged that the one final unexplored territory in southern literature was once the Jewish southerner. well-known in all places city, the 1st novel from southern storyteller Bernie Schein, stakes a declare on Percy’s unexplored terrain with a comically candid multigenerational account of 2 Jews, a lowcountry local and a northern transplant, on the epicenter of momentous occasions within the sleepy southern coastal hamlet of Somerset, a fictitious stand-in for Schein’s local Beaufort, South Carolina.

Schein’s varied and remarkable solid comprises southern Jewish attorney Murray Gold and his foil, displaced ny psychiatrist Bert Levy; emotionally scarred USMC drill sergeant Jack McGowan and his beautiful and unconventional spouse, Mary Beth; corrupt and adulterous sheriff Hoke Cooley, his deeply conservative spouse, Regina, and their violent son, Boonie; African American madam and later urban councilwoman Lila Trulove (also Hoke’s mistress), her terrific daughter, Elizabeth, and her conflicted Harvard-bound son, driving force; fallen southern belle grew to become voice of a new release Arlanne Palmer; remorseful Vietnam veteran and flamboyant transvestite Royal Cunningham; and inspirational schoolteacher Pat Conroy. recognized in all places city additionally makes use of its internet of interconnected storylines to make its atmosphere, the eponymous city itself, a important personality with a character and an arc as entire as that of the other member of the deftly rendered cast.

Delving underneath the outside of the southern establishment, Schein’s story follows those interconnected lives throughout the inner most and public upheavals in small-town lifestyles from the turbulent Sixties to the eve of the hot millennium, confronting the ramifications of the civil rights period, Vietnam, Watergate, and—closer to home—a lethal model of the notorious Ribbon Creek incident. Somerset’s colourful electorate additionally confront their very own repressed thoughts, conflicted identities, burgeoning objectives, and romantic entanglements. whilst occasions spread to often-uproarious impact, Schein’s novel holds precise to a deeply learned feel of intimacy and authenticity within the interactions of its myriad characters as revelations disclose how those disparate lives are conjoined in impressive methods. transferring issues of view position readers squarely within the mindsets of a lot of Somerset’s key voters as Schein lovingly and laughingly invitations us to reassess what it potential within the smooth south to be white, black, Jewish, Christian, army, civilian, sane, insane, previous, younger, male, girl, homosexual, and straight—and to be of a spot instead of in basic terms in it.

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Mitzvah Stories: Seeds for Inspiration and Learning by Peninnah Schram,Cherie Karo Schwartz,Goldie Milgram,Ellen

By Peninnah Schram,Cherie Karo Schwartz,Goldie Milgram,Ellen Frankel,Arthur Strimling

Winner, nationwide Jewish e-book Award

"Exceptional, bright anthology"
--Jewish e-book World.

Sixty inspiring and provocative adult-level mitzvah tales crafted via best Jewish storytellers, rabbis and authors from around the complete spectrum of Jewish lifestyles. those juried, newly-minted stories exhibit how each one mitzvah, while conducted with figuring out and creativity, turns into a wealthy resource of spirituality and that means. For examining and retelling around the generations.

Contributing authors: Yossi Alfi, Noa Baum, Joel Ben Izzy, Yisroel Bernath, Renee Brachfeld, Rosyln Bresnick-Perry, Barry Bub, Phil Cohen, Anita Diamant, Helen Engelhardt, Ed Feinstein, Ellen Frankel, Mark S. Golub, James Stone Goodman, Dan Gordon, Janie Grackin, Eva Grayzel, Bonnie Greenberg, Tina Grimberg, Dan Grossman, Miriam Grossman, Fred Guttman, Sharona Halickman, Jill Hammer, Richard Joel, Amichai Lau-Lavie, Benji Levene, Herb Levine, Syd Lieberman, Doug Lipman, Cindy Rivka Marshall, Melvin Metelits, Goldie Milgram, Lynnie Mirvis, Nadia Grosser Nagarajan, Steve Nathan, Caren Neile, Leon Olenick, Yoel Perez, Peter Pitzele, Jack Riemer, Carol and Neal Rose, Gail Rosen, Barbara Rush, Sandy Sasso, Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Peninnah Schram, Rebecca Schram-Zafrany, Howard Schwartz, Cherie Karo Schwartz, Rami Shapiro, Danny Siegel, Laura Simms,Corinne Stavish, Naomi Steinberg, Arthur Strimling, Carla Vogel, Shohama Harris Wiener, Diane Wolkstein, Debra Gordon Zaslow, Steve Zeitlin, Jennifer Rudick Zunikoff

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"The energy of mitzvah as a chief lens for significant Jewish residing is published during this such a lot stimulating quantity the place each department of Judaism is represented with creativity, integrity and ethical imagination."
--Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, writer, Jewish Literacy and Hillel: If no longer Now, When?

"The imaginative and prescient, voices, perspectives and values of the entire spectrum of the Jewish individuals are respectfully mirrored in those lively, hard, re-tellable modern mitzvah tales. an extraordinary, valuable and encouraging chance for plenty of methods into studying and dwelling a significant Jewish existence. definitely the right present for each Jewish occasion."
--Arthur Kurzweil, writer, From new release to Generation

"These tales, so assorted fashionable and Jewish orientation be capable to evoke wonder."
--Blu Greenberg, writer of On ladies and Judaism and the way to Run a standard Household

"The simplicity and tool of [some] tales take one via surprise...a sturdy purchase."
--Jewish Library Association

Free downloadable 44-page dialogue consultant & spouse deck of fifty two professionally illustrated Mitzvah playing cards additionally to be had at (http://reclaimingjudaism.org/node/243)

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Essential Figures in Jewish Scholarship by Ronald L. Eisenberg

By Ronald L. Eisenberg

Despite the truth that students of the post-Talmudic period were of serious significance to the ongoing interpretation of non secular texts for greater than a millennium, they're quite often now not given as a lot awareness as their Talmudic-era predecessors. Essential Figures in Jewish Scholarship compiles thorough yet possible entries at the figures most crucial to an figuring out the scholarship of the post-Talmudic period.

In this beneficial reference, Dr. Ronald L. Eisenberg catalogs and explains the significance of greater than 2 hundred figures who're most important to an realizing of the lessons of the post-Talmudic rabbis. For those figures, who fall into the kinds of Geonim (rabbis writing from 600–1100), Rishonim (1100—1500), and Acharonim (1500–present day), Eisenberg presents summaries of significant teachings and scholarly contributions, in addition to biographical details and illustrative quotations from proper writings.

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Twilight of a Golden Age: Selected Poems of Abraham Ibn Ezra by Abraham Ibn Ezra,Leon J. Weinberger

By Abraham Ibn Ezra,Leon J. Weinberger

 

Other titles via Leon J. Weinberger:

Anthology of Hebrew Poetry in Greece, Anatolia, and the Balkans Early Synagogue Poets within the Balkans Jewish Poets in Crete Jewish Prince in Moslem Spain: chosen Poems of Samuel ibn Nagrela Rabbanite and Karaite Liturgical Poetry in Southeastern Europe Romaniote Penitential Poetry        

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The Conflagration of Community: Fiction before and after by J. Hillis Miller

By J. Hillis Miller

“After Auschwitz to put in writing even a unmarried poem is barbaric.” The Conflagration of Community demanding situations Theodor Adorno’s well-known assertion approximately aesthetic creation after the Holocaust, arguing for the opportunity of literature to undergo witness to severe collective and private stories. J. Hillis Miller masterfully considers how novels concerning the Holocaust relate to fictions written sooner than and after it, and makes use of theories of group from Jean-Luc Nancy and Derrida to discover the dissolution of group bonds in its wake.

Miller juxtaposes readings of books concerning the Holocaust—Keneally’s Schindler’s List, McEwan’s Black Dogs, Spiegelman’s Maus, and Kertész’s Fatelessness—with Kafka’s novels and Morrison’s Beloved, asking what it capability to think about texts as acts of testimony. all through, Miller questions the resonance among the trouble of imagining, figuring out, or remembering Auschwitz—a hassle so usually a topic in documents of the Holocaust—and the exasperating resistance to transparent, conclusive interpretation of those novels. The Conflagration of Community is an eloquent learn of literature’s price to fathoming the unfathomable.

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Birgitte's War by Elsebeth Schoenberger

By Elsebeth Schoenberger

Birgitte’s warfare is the tale of a tender, blameless Danish woman who watches Hitler’s troops hurricane into her city within the spring of 1940. inside of hours, Birgitte’s secure, safe international is became a nightmare panorama of brutality, homicide and betrayal. Birgitte is outraged through the Nazi career of her city, yet what can she do? She’s merely 15! Then one in every of her favourite academics is arrested and tortured. after which Birgitte will get much more ominous information: the Nazis are coming to arrest and deport the family members of Nathan Meyer, the good-looking, awesome Jewish boy who's Birgitte’s closest friend. fed on through anger and worry for Nathan and his relatives, Birgitte makes the choice that may remodel her existence and loves: she joins the Danish Resistance.

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The Sôd Hypothesis: Phenomenological, Semiotic, Cognitive, by Alex Shalom Kohav

By Alex Shalom Kohav

the unique Israelite civilization provided no facts of getting had a magical initiatory culture of any style. certainly, well known Kabbalah students similar to Gershom Scholem have famously insisted that there has been no mysticism in any respect in biblical Israel.
It is that this unaccounted-for peculiarity that introduced a painstaking research, the result of that are acknowledged during this booklet. The learn sought to foreground what has been dubbed the "second channel" in the Pentateuch and the publication of Joshua, a story stratum hypothesized to include ideational and a few concrete information about the conjectured lacking initiatory procedure of the clergymen of the 1st Temple.
The Sôd speculation substantiates that the authors of the Pentateuch and the publication of Joshua meant to speak to destiny generations the very fact of the lifestyles in their another way hid esoteric method. The temple monks in Jerusalem (Kingdom of Judea, or Judah, the "Southern Kingdom") who created this verbal exchange sought after it to outlive any unexpected calamity, probably when they had witnessed the destruction of the dominion of Israel (the "Northern Kingdom") by way of the Assyrians in 720 BCE. With that during brain, they encrypted their conversation in and during the categorical shape that the Pentateuch and the publication of Joshua took. Their pondering most likely used to be that the differently complicated, imprecise esoteric fabric captivatingly awarded in semihistorical settings and in extraordinary, spellbinding literary-narrative types might make sure the work's long term survival.
The priestly conversation was once no longer coded in a manner that might have required a unique key or "code" (since then the duty of restoration through destiny readers may end up to be unfeasible and hence now not serve the last word goals of the authors). particularly, it used to be embedded in terms of literary-allegorical and symbolic-esoteric potential. to guarantee a concise and particular info move, an tricky method of linguistic-semiotic-esoteric correspondences used to be built; therefore, if the meant recipient(s) controlled to understand a minimum of one important component to the approach, the remainder could spread, developed out of logical inferences keen on the rising method of intentionally shaped correspondences.
As to who could have been the meant particular recipients (here, paraphrasing Derrida): "the mystery" was once made public but with out revealing it. The Hexateuch endeavors to create either coded esoteric directions to person initiates, partly through parabolic projection onto Exodus and different narratives, and in addition, at the same time, a countrywide exoteric application of transformation of a whole humans into what will be known as "a kingdom of clergymen and a holy people," in impact, a kingdom of initiates and non secular aspirants--a feat fairly unprecedented in history.
The hid inner-core esoteric wisdom matters a paranormal transformation of attention of a would-be Israelite priestly start up who thereby profits entry to the nationwide deity, with the latter's extraordinary powers. Even the actual fact of the life of the priestly mystical-initiatory approach, not to mention its contents, was once a secret.
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