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Yiddish Lost and Found: Eavesdropping on the Ancestors
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,980. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Social Science » Jewish studies
Yiddish learner and novelist Ellen Galford (author of The Dyke and the Dybbuk, The Fires of Bride and other feminist cult classics) takes a short, sharp look at the fragmentary, battered but tenacious Yiddish that survived three generations of her family’s journey from the Russian Pale of Settlement to the fleshpots of the Bronx and the wilds of New Jersey.
Jewish State, Pariah Nation: Israel and the Dilemmas of Legitimacy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,000. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East / Israel, Nonfiction » Social Science » Jewish studies
Jewish statehood was restored in 1948 amid a struggle over legitimacy that has persisted in Israel. After the United Nations declared Zionism to be “a form of racism,” Israel has confronted an escalating international assault on its legitimacy. In political, academic, media, and cultural circles it has been demonized as an “apartheid,” even “Nazi,” state that much of the world despises.
Uncivil War: The Israel Conflict in the Jewish Community
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 71,620. Language: British English. Published: February 26, 2014 by David Paul. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Jewish studies, Nonfiction » History » Middle East / Israel
Diaspora Jews are no longer unified in their support for Israel. Aggression and hostility between Jews has broken out, especially over Palestine. The author analyses the secular and religious divisions in Britain and the USA, explores conflict resolution techniques and then describes his own innovative efforts at managing differences by organising encounters between dozens of Jewish leaders.
Ich Bin Ein Jude: Travels through Europe on the Edge of Savagery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,840. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Social Science » Jewish studies
In a proud affirmation, “Ich bin ein Jude” – I am a Jew -- journalist and poet Herb Brin retraces the train routes over which boxcars transported millions of Jews to their bitter fate during the Holocaust. Boarding in Istanbul in 1978, Herb travels through Greece, Yugoslavia, and Austria, then onward to Poland, where he visits the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Majdanek.