By Benjamin Stein
Benjamin Stein verknüpft geschickt die einzelnen Stränge der Geschichte und führt in die Welt des Erzählens und der Buchstaben, auf denen die Welt beruht, ein - bis Wirklichkeit und Erzählung nicht mehr zu unterscheiden sind. Mit »Das Alphabet des Rabbi Löw« liegt jetzt eine Komplettüberarbeitung des Debütromans von Benjamin Stein vor. Ein großartiges Leseerlebnis!
By Maryanne Becker
Fini, Annas Mutter, hält die Familie mit Flickarbeiten über Wasser. Sie ist die Erste im Dorf, die eine Nähmaschine erwirbt und damit ein neues Zeitalter in der Frauenheimarbeit einläutet. Anna, die von klein auf ihrer Mutter zur Hand geht, träumt davon, eine richtige Schneiderin zu werden. Sie kommt als Flickschneiderin in einen jüdischen Haushalt in der deutschen Eifel, wo sie 1934 auf ihre große Liebe, einen jungen Berliner Juden aus reichem Hause trifft. Die Liebe steht unter keinem guten Stern. Anna begreift, dass sie Angst und Ungewissheit überwinden und die Wahrheit um jeden Preis für sich behalten muss.
Eine dramatische Liebesgeschichte vor dem Hintergrund des wechselvollen Schicksals Ostbelgiens und der nationalsozialistischen Gewaltherrschaft.
By Josh Lambert
Winner of the 2014 Jordan Schnitzer booklet Award offered by way of the organization for Jewish Studies
By Stephen J. Gordon
By Stuart F. Tower
those indefatigable emigrants will come upon alongside the best way each achievable barrier and intervention: the army forces of Romania, the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the recent Germany; small-town magistrates, xenophobic police and roving outlaw gangs of the main unsavory style. upload to this bold combine, Carpathian snow storms, impassable passes, episodes of compelled hard work, imprisonment and get away, unexpected impacts from their very own humans, then attending to ports at the North Sea is much from a romantic excitement trek. Their braveness, one-mindedness, resourcefulness, and the management of younger Mordecai Anieloff and his selected cadre, are all that they could rely on to get them via.
These have been the "Wayfarers of Birlad", the fusgeyers, those that glided by foot, and their tale is your tale. It rightfully belongs to we all whose plucky ancestors from all elements of the realm skilled the great fight to get to a greater position, whereas ever-reluctant to speak about it. We and the generations forward are the lucky beneficiaries
By Gabriella Safran,Andreas Kilcher
Focusing on japanese and valuable Europe ahead of WWII, this assortment explores a variety of genres of "ethnoliterature" throughout temporal, geographical, and ideological borders as websites of Jewish identification formation and dissemination. not easy the belief of cultural uniformity between Ashkenazi Jews, the participants give some thought to how ethnographic literature defines Jews and Jewishness, the political context of Jewish ethnography, and the query of viewers, readers, and listeners. With contributions from best students and an appendix of translated historic ethnographies, this quantity provides vibrant case reviews throughout linguistic and disciplinary divides, revealing a wealthy textual historical past that throws the complexity and variety of a humans into sharp relief.
By Steven T. Katz,Alan Rosen
Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel, most sensible recognized for his writings at the Holocaust, is usually the finished writer of novels, essays, stories, and performs in addition to pics of seminal figures in Jewish existence and event. during this quantity, best students within the fields of Biblical, Rabbinic, Hasidic, Holocaust, and literary experiences provide interesting and leading edge analyses of Wiesel's texts in addition to illuminating commentaries on his significant effect as a instructor and as an ethical voice for human rights. via exploring the numerous facets of Wiesel's multifaceted career—his texts at the Bible, the Talmud, and Hasidism in addition to his literary works, his instructing, and his testimony—this thought-provoking quantity provides intensity to our realizing of the effect of this significant guy of letters and towering overseas figure.
By Matilda Koén-Sarano,Yoel Shalom Perez,Reginetta Haboucha
King Solomon and the Golden Fish is a variety of fifty-four folktales taken from Matilda Koén-Sarano’s number of tales recorded in Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) and translated through Reginetta Haboucha into fluent and idiomatic English that preserves the flavour and oral nuances of every textual content. Haboucha offers remark and annotations to the folktales that enlighten either the educational and the lay reader, making this publication immediately attractive to students and stress-free for most people. King Solomon and the Golden Fish is split into six major thematic sections: Supernatural stories, stories of destiny, stories of the Prophet Elijah, Romantic stories, stories of Cleverness and knowledge, and Jokes and Anecdotes. those folktales stay a robust hyperlink among modern day Spanish Jews and the Hispano-Jewish legacy—this assortment passes alongside that legacy and offers a resource of the customs and values of Sephardic Jews.
By Libi Astaire
It is the summer time of 1810. The Lyon kinfolk of London is eagerly getting ready for the marriage in their eldest daughter Hannah. yet because the girls bustle from the fashion designer to the haberdasher, Mr. Samuel Lyon, a well-respected clockmaker and member of London's Jewish elite, suffers a crushing blow.
In the blink of an eye fixed Mr. Lyon's whole fortune is misplaced. not just has his financial institution long past bankrupt, yet somebody has stolen the final of his money...
By Samuel Zervitz
Meanwhile, Harris perspectives his task as a pulpit of varieties and refuses to just accept his publisher's reduced editorial place on spirituality. A conflict for area is on.
Harris, suffering to view the area during the eyes of a Jewish journalist, in the meantime faces a messy divorce from an imported Scottish decorator, enterprise within the trust that her fortune depends upon her lawyer's skill to nail her discarded wife in divorce court.
Harris, at the recommendation of a rabbi good friend, 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 cash. purely he wishes the way to get it via airport safeguard and in a foreign country. in the meantime, Harris' lawyer convinces his customer the I.R.A. fundraising ex-wife’s cousin trains Palestinians, is a probability to Israel and, he, Harris, needs to support cease him.
Back at Haskala, writer Bernie expense, approximately to fireside his long-time printers and exchange 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 past due Sid fee, father of Bernie. They dwell in a basement residence adjoining to the Haskala print shop.
Len Harris, on studying the printers should be fired and evicted from their residence, vows to save lots of them. in basic terms they've got plans to avoid wasting themselves by means of 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 while 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 money overseas, needs to care for the wrath of Bernie cost whereas being pursued unknowingly by means of the IRA agent. not anything is because it turns out. Pursued by means of a freelance killer and an Irish progressive, how Len Harris survives is on the center of this "dark" comedian thriller.