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A Question of Heritage: An Adoption Story
By Judith Jo Pachino
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 59,810. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Jo finds herself pregnant in the early 1960’s with limited options. Derailed by betrayal, she must make an impossible decision. Ellen lives with the challenges of being an adoptee. She is compelled to unearth her past in order to definitively prove her Jewish heritage. A Question of Heritage resonates with the angst of those in the adoption triad, leaving the reader with insight and hope.
מהומה אחרי מלחמה
By Mordechai Landsberg
Price: Free! Words: 62,460. Language: Hebrew. Published: December 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Classics
מהומה אחרי מלחמה' הוא רומאן עם עלילה כמעט מקאברית, המתרחשת בתקופת סיומה של מלחמת יום כיפור. הגיבורים הם ידידים משכּבר, כבני 30 ומשהו: צייר אוהב חיי ם; מדריך חקלאי, ﬠיתונאי-לﬠת-מצוא, בﬠל דיﬠות מוּקצנות "מתוך יאוש מהמצב"; ומשורר- מרצה לדתות ﬠתיקות באוניברסיטה. השלושה, ששנים מהם השתתפו במלחמה, יוצאים ﬠם כול הלוחמים להפגנות כנגד "ממשלת המחדל", ובמהרה פונים איש לﬠברו : חייהם הופכים לתזזית מתמדת.
Finding a Soul Mate
By Richard Alan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,970. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
What is life without a soul mate? As Meyer tells us, “… no one’s life is just a single strand of thread. On the contrary, each of our lives is a tapestry, woven intricately with the lives of those with whom we cross paths and with whom we share history and destiny. In these pages you will find the strands that make up my tapestry, my history, my life—and the journey that led me to my soul mate.”
Herod, Statesman, Builder and Commander
By Roger Penney
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 65,430. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
He was not the monster of popular imagination but rather a brilliant man of his time. Energetic, fearless and with some surprisingly loyal friends, servants and relations, he was also a good friend of the supreme earthly power, the Roman Emperor, Augustus and his right hand man Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa.
A Candle For a Marine
By Heather Long
Series: Always a Marine. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,930. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013 by Decadent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Zehava only has eight days to prove her love and win Isaac’s trust again, but Hanukkah is a time for healing, reconciliation, and miracles.
8 Surefire Signs of a Jewish Mother
By Morgan St. James
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,280. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A comical look at what it takes to be an official Jewish Mother and how to deal with one. A Jewish Mother doesn't have to be Jewish, a mother or even a woman!
A Quick Guide to "All But My Life"
By Students' Academy
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 18 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 146. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“All But My Life” by Gerda Weissmann Kllein was first published in 1957. It happens to be the memoir of her experiences during the Second World War. The time period described in the memoir is from September 3 1939 to September 1945.
Orchid
By Victor Smith
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,810. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013 by Itoh Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
The adventures of two little boys in pre-war Germany, one a German and the other one a Jew. One child is longing for his mother and the love of his father and the other child is solidly secure in his mothers and fathers abounded love. This story awakens the sleeping giant of friendship and confirms the power of prayer. On one hand this story is full of human tragedies and despair but on the other
The King's Messenger: A Parable About Judaism
By Michael L. Kagan
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013 by Albion-Andalus Books. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism
In The King's Messenger, Michael Kagan draws us into the world of the imagination and gives us an original parable about Judaism's long journey through the centuries that might have sprung from one of Judaism's classic storytellers of old. Although the parable itself is short, its message is profound and far-reaching. It is a teaching that will be read and read again, and passed on to others.
Wapsha and the Rabbi
By Howard Selden
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,200. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013 by A-Argus Better Book Publishers. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
This contemporary story, Wapasha and the Rabbi, mirrors the lives of a small group, while reflecting on the universal power of the past to influence human lives. This is poignantly revealed not only in the stories told by the two protagonists, but also in the stories told by some of the young people, who share their lives with Rabbi Itsak Cohen on an isolated farm in the back country of Texas.
Love Thy Roommate
By H. S. Volfson
Price: Free! Words: 61,010. Language: American English. Published: June 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Set in and around Denton, Texas, Love Thy Roommate is a tale of five unlikely friends (Miriam, Jake, Fink, Damian, and Libby) coming together to create an unconventional family unit over time. What does the post-graduate future hold for these individuals? Read Love Thy Roommate to find out.
Alterations
By Rita Plush
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,720. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
SHORT STORY COLLECTION. These pieces feel so immediate and alive – the voices, every detail – like memoir. Intimate, funny, and full of surprises, they’re big – about love, death, sex, loss, longing. I especially enjoyed “Love, Mona.” The intimate, beautiful portrayal of grief and hope ends with a wordless gesture so tender and expressive, I will never forget it. –Mary Azrael, Editor, Passager
לאמריקה ובחזרה
By Mordechai Landsberg
Price: Free! Words: 74,640. Language: Hebrew. Published: January 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Classics
נחומיק בן העשר, המתגורר עם אמו האלמנה, עובר את חוויות מלחמת תש"ח במושבה, שבה משפחות רבות מאבדות את יקיריהן בקרָבות. לפני המלחמה התחבר הילד עם צעיר מקסים, נמרץ ומלא תשוקה, שלימד אותו לרכב על סוס. פעם הוא מביאוֹ לביתו- ואמו מנהלת עם הבחור פרשת אהבים קצרה, טרם יציאתו לקרב לטרון, שממנו הוא אינו חוזר... עדוּת השכול נספגת בנשמתו של הילד. התקרבות אמו אל אביו האלמן של המאהב הגבור- נתקלת בהתנגדות הילד
The Virtual Kibbutz
By Ellis Shuman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,060. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In this debut collection of stories, you will be introduced to the kibbutz—Israel's unique, egalitarian, social, democratic experience—as it struggles to adapt to new realities. Is the modern kibbutz still guided by its founders' dreams and beliefs or is it an idea that has lost its way? These stories tell of the changes and dilemmas facing the kibbutz and of those who call the kibbutz their home.
The Banished Heart
By Libi Astaire
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,990. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012 by Aster Press. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Paul Hoffmann, a young German Jew, dreams of a literary career. But since the year is 1933, his life takes a very different turn — back to Elizabethan England, where William Shakespeare is writing The Merchant of Venice. As Shakespeare vacillates between loyalty to a Jewish friend and pleasing his public to further his career, both he and Hoffmann are forced to confront some unpleasant truths.
The Yellow Chair
By Michael Feldman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,140. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
A Gypsie, a bear and the Rabbis daughter
The White Egg
By Michael Feldman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,980. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
"Ever since I was one year old,I have always looked for my mother"
The Rabbi Who Tricked Stalin
By Mordechai Landsberg
Price: Free! Words: 107,310. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
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A character driven- macabre novel about Stalin’s dark period. It is a ruthless regime, persecuting Jews and Christian God believers,‘white' Russians, Trotskists and other communists. The arrest & killing machine of the Secret Police and Bolshevik Party did not stop at their own circles. Rabbi symbolizes a troubled citizen, having family problems, struggling and succeeding to get out.
Vengeance
By Steven Starklight
Price: Free! Words: 16,920. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Life for the Jews of 1983 Lodz is difficult and dangerous, but when Katrina finds a book hidden deep within an ancient temple, she discovers the words of magic that bring forth the Golem to protect her.
Sol and Esther
By Lucy Beam Hoffman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
From the horror of the Holocaust, a discovery is made. A discovery that will come years too late.