Books tagged: jewish culture

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How They Lived: The Everyday Lives of Hungarian Jews, 1867-1940
Price: $45.00 USD. Words: 61,310. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2016 by ceupress. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Jewish
This book documents the physical aspects of the lives of Hungarian Jews in the late 19th and early 20th centuries: the way they looked, the kind of neighborhoods and apartments they lived in, and the places where they worked. Regardless of whether they lived integrated within the majority society or in separate communities, they were an important and integral part of the nation.
Finding Land: Stories of Japan
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 61,300. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A Jewish girl from Cleveland meets a pregnant Texas belle over dried squid in a Tokyo grocery store. Their common ground? Both newlyweds, married to Japanese men. Despite being unable to decipher the maps in Tokyo's train stations well enough to know where they're going, they set off on a quest to find land. Will they find space for themselves, in a place where there's none?
Toward Utopia
Price: $19.95 USD. Words: 70,030. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2015 by Femspec Journal. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Feminism & Feminist Theory, Essay » Literature
First, the imagined societies described in the texts that Naomi Mercer examines here exhibit characteristics of kyriarchy, which she defines as “the interlocking axes of domination and privilege that determine the nature of relationships and the power differentials that affect them.”
Footnote to a Dream
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 185,620. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: December 23, 2013 by ShalvaPub. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This autobiography by Benny Michel chronicles his triumph of becoming one of South Africa's most popular musicians, despite his crippling polio affliction and abuse by his domineering father. It provides unique insights into the music world in South Africa during the "Big Band" era, and records the history of Jewish society in the early days of Johannesburg's history.
Lew Feldman 1930s Jewish Boxer From Brooklyn
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Jewish, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Lew Feldman was a very active boxer in both the lightweight and featherweight divisions of boxing, from 1927-1940. He fought Kid Chocolate for the featherweight championship of the world in 1932. Lew was a native of Scotland but came to Brooklyn early in his life. He was raised on the rough streets of Brownsville. I have used contemporary newspaper accounts to chronicle many of Feldman's bouts.
Anna A Story of Redemption
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 133,400. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance
Come and take a walk through time and experience all the wonder and struggles, the love and fears of Anna, a young woman of 15 given in marriage to a stranger. She is shocked when her father announces that she will be married in four months. Her father and this man planned her future and now she must obey. In Israel at this time in history, women are not much more than property.
New York City Boxing Directory (1885-1960)
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Reference » Directories
My eBook is an alphabetical directory of boxing-related persons and organizations in New York City. The time span is from the late 19th Century until after the mid 20th Century. The directory lists occupational titles, business and residential addresses, and phone numbers (for 1950s-1960). The text is pertinent for boxing enthusiasts as well as persons interested in researching family ancestries.
Harvey Shmidlap Seeks the Perfect Cheesecake
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,780. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Distilled from Polish peasant stock Harvey Shmidlap is only destined for greatness in terms of his belt size. But he has a half baked plan to achieve fame. When the Eponymous Food Association, the international body for naming foods, tastes his mother's cheesecake, the name Shmidlap will live forever on people's lips! Harvey's hilarious quest to get the recipe from his mother is a delicious tale.
Из Еврейской Поэзии XX Века
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 13,140. Language: Russian. Published: May 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Russian & Former Soviet Union, Fiction » Poetry » Middle Eastern poetry
Сборник «Из Еврейской Поэзии ХХ Века» - опыт целостного обзора наиболее ярких поэтических явлений на языке идиш и иврит в русских переводах. В книге представлены шесть поэтов: Ошер Шварцман, Давид Гофштейн, Перец Маркиш, Самуил Галкин, Хаим Ленский, Ури-Цви Гринберг. Их творчество автор переводов, Валерий Слуцкий, стремился показать во взаимосвязи, традиции и своеобразии.
Jacob's Return
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 161,650. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Religious
Jacob Goldman is on vacation with his family in Hawaii when tragedy strikes and devastates them all. Reeling, Jacob can no longer hide from who he has become and is forced to confront his worst fears. The search for answers takes Jacob from his native San Francisco to his wife's Salt Grass Reservation home and then back to Hawaii once more.