Download PDF by Louis H. Saltzman: Zefram's Journey: A Tale of New York

By Louis H. Saltzman

ISBN-10: 1457544822

ISBN-13: 9781457544828

ISBN-10: 1457545780

ISBN-13: 9781457545788

Zefram’s trip is a narrative of a guy and girl separated through age, heritage, and event who, as a result of an opportunity assembly, have their lives and people in their households eternally changed.

The tale is advised as a flashback in the course of the eyes of Erika Klein, now an aged girl who's recounting the background in their kinfolk to her granddaughter, Grace, who was once directed to go to her by way of her father; she is there for a huge cause, one who should not printed until eventually the story’s finish. whereas she waits for her granddaughter, Erika sits and listens to a recording made nearly forty years past at a Thanksgiving dinner. The final voice she hears says, “Hello, i'm Louis Diamond.”

With a huge smile Erika turns off the recording and keeps to attend for her granddaughter to reach. inside of a couple of minutes a rapid taxi arrives and beauty slowly will get out. Unbending her 6 ft, Grace takes her baggage, suffering from her rolling suitcase. it's been too lengthy considering that she has been to the home. Erika opens front door and is going to hug Grace, who she has overlooked quite a bit. they've got constantly been very shut. After assuring her that there's not anything flawed, Erika heats up water for tea and recognizes that Grace, her youngest grandchild, has constantly been her favourite and hopes she's going to be receptive to the tale of her family members and comprehend the present she desires to provide her.

After a couple of minutes Erika starts off to inform Grace her tale, such a lot of which she has no longer heard prior to. The occasions, the folk, the happiness and disappointment all mix to put the 2 girls the place they're this day.

It all starts with Erika beginning a brand new activity at a small advertisements organisation in reduce big apple, now not faraway from the location of the realm exchange middle. Erika reveals herself status in entrance of a older guy who sells pre learn newspapers at 50% off who doesn't speak or examine somebody, till he glances up at Erika with a mild smile. And with that their lives switch and the tale begins.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Tsimbalist by Sasha Margolis

By Sasha Margolis

ISBN-10: 0997060107

ISBN-13: 9780997060102

straight away an exhilarating whodunnit, a maddening romance, and a pleasing plunge into historical past, The Tsimbalist is a story of Jews and Russians, depicting their complex friendships, their risky enmities, and their illicit loves, all visible throughout the eyes of Avrom, a barber, musician, all-around mensch, and born detective.

The 12 months is 1871. The population of Balativke dwell in smooth stability – until eventually a tender Russian aristocrat is located murdered close to the house of Koppel, a bad Jew. With the police not able to resolve the secret of the aristocrat’s homicide, and blame falling upon Koppel amid a emerging tide of anti-Jewish feeling, a determined Avrom makes an attempt to avoid catastrophe for his neighborhood through seeking out the reality himself.

Learning as a lot concerning the humans he lives between as he does in regards to the slain Arkady Olegovich Efimovski, Avrom unearths that few are who they appear. yet may one in all his associates quite be a murderer?

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Download e-book for kindle: Magic Realism in Holocaust Literature: Troping the Traumatic by J. Adams

By J. Adams

ISBN-10: 0230280293

ISBN-13: 9780230280298

ISBN-10: 1349327476

ISBN-13: 9781349327478

an incredible contribution to Holocaust reviews, the publication examines the skill of supernatural components to dramatize the moral and representational problems of Holocaust fiction. Exploring texts via such writers as D.M. Thomas and Markus Zusak it is going to attract students and scholars of Holocaust literature, magic realism, and modern fiction.

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Download e-book for iPad: Music from a Speeding Train: Jewish Literature in by Harriet Murav

By Harriet Murav

ISBN-10: 0804774439

ISBN-13: 9780804774437

Music from a rushing Train explores the uniquely Jewish house created by means of Jewish authors operating in the obstacles of the Soviet cultural process. It situates Russian- and Yiddish- language authors within the related literary universe—one during which modernism, revolution, socialist realism, violence, and disaster subscribe to conventional Jewish texts to supply the framework for literary creativity. those writers represented, attacked, reformed, and mourned Jewish existence within the pre-revolutionary shtetl as they created new kinds of Jewish tradition.

The e-book emphasizes the Soviet Jewish reaction to global warfare II and the Nazi destruction of the Jews, disputing the declare that Jews in Soviet Russia didn't and will now not react to the killings of Jews. It finds a mostly unknown physique of Jewish literature starting as early as 1942 that responds to the mass killings. through exploring works in the course of the early twenty-first century, the ebook finds a posh, emotionally wealthy, and very vivid Soviet Jewish tradition that persevered past Stalinist oppression.

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Download e-book for iPad: Jewish Anxiety and the Novels of Philip Roth by Brett Ashley Kaplan

By Brett Ashley Kaplan

ISBN-10: 150132473X

ISBN-13: 9781501324734

ISBN-10: 1623562945

ISBN-13: 9781623562946

Jewish nervousness and the Novels of Philip Roth argues that Roth's novels educate us that Jewish nervousness stems not just from worry of victimization but additionally from worry of perpetration. it's most unlikely to contemplate Jewish victimization with no wondering the Holocaust; and it truly is most unlikely to contemplate the taboo query of Jewish perpetration with out wondering Israel. Roth's texts discover the Israel-Palestine query and the Holocaust with various levels of depth yet all his novels scrutinize perpetration and victimization via analyzing racism and sexism in the United States. Brett Ashley Kaplan makes use of Roth's novels as springboards to light up higher difficulties of victimization and perpetration; masculinity, femininity, and gender; racism and anti-Semitism.

For if, as Kaplan argues, Jewish nervousness is not just in regards to the worry of oppression, and we will start to see how those anxieties functionality by way of fears of perpetration, then probably we will be able to start to unpack the complex dynamics round the line among the Holocaust and Israel-Palestine.

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Download e-book for kindle: Golem: Modern Wars and Their Monsters by Maya Barzilai

By Maya Barzilai

ISBN-10: 1479889652

ISBN-13: 9781479889655

Honorable point out, 2016 Baron e-book Prize provided by means of AAJR

A monster travel of the Golem narrative across
various cultural and historic landscapes 

In the 1910s and Twenties, a “golem cult” swept throughout Europe and the united states, later surfacing in Israel. Why did this tale of a strong clay monster molded and lively via a rabbi to guard his group develop into so well known and pervasive? The golem has seemed in a impressive diversity of well known media: from the Yiddish theater to American comedian books, from German silent movie to Quentin Tarantino videos. This ebook showcases how the golem was once remolded, through the war-torn 20th century, as a muscular protector, injured combatant, or even murderous avenger. This evolution of the golem narrative is made understandable via, and in addition is helping us to raised comprehend, one of many defining facets of the final 100 years: mass struggle and its ancillary technologies.

In the 20 th century the golem turned a determine of battle. It represented the chaos of battle, the automation of warfare applied sciences, and the devastation wrought upon infantrymen’ our bodies and psyches. Golem: glossy Wars and Their Monsters draws on essentially the most well known and demanding renditions of this tale to be able to get to the bottom of the paradoxical twist of fate of wartime destruction and the myth of synthetic construction. because of its competitive and rebellious aspects, the golem grew to become a method for mirrored image approximately how technological development has altered human lives, in addition to an street for experimentation with the media and artwork types able to expressing the monstrosity of war.

New Books Network interview with Maya Barzilai on Golem

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Claudia Erdheim's Betty, Ida und die Gräfin: Die Geschichte einer Freundschaft PDF

By Claudia Erdheim

ISBN-10: 3707604640

ISBN-13: 9783707604641

Wien, Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts: Zwei Schriftstellerinnen und eine Dame aus jüdischem Großbürgertum stehen im Zentrum dieses im besten Sinn historischen Romans. Claudia Erdheim lässt die porträtierten prominenten Persönlichkeiten wie die damalige kulturelle und politische Welt höchst eindrücklich lebendig werden.

Die zu ihrer Zeit berühmte Lyrikerin Betty Paoli, die Schriftstellerin Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach und die gebildete Ida Fleischl, die einen literarischen Salon unterhielt, verband eine enge Freundschaft. Die Dichterinnen lasen einander ihre entstehenden Werke vor, besprachen Inhalt und Stil - und rauchten dabei leidenschaftlich Zigarren.
Emanzipierte, hochintelligente Frauen, prominente Gäste wie Freud und das Ehepaar Laube, Sommerfrischen und die wichtige Rolle der Dienstboten: Diese Lebenswelt bildet den Hintergrund für Claudia Erdheims Roman, in dem sie den gemeinsamen Alltag der Protagonistinnen und die sozialen Spielregeln der Zeit in einer bestechenden Schärfe nachzeichnet.

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Liebe und Judentum im Werk Albert Cohens: Facetten eines - download pdf or read online

By Melanie Fröhlich

ISBN-10: 3110523582

ISBN-13: 9783110523584

Im Werk des jüdischen Schriftstellers Albert Cohen (1895–1981) tritt der Liebesbegriff in all seiner schillernden Ambivalenz und Komplexität in einen kontinuierlichen conversation mit dem ethischen Diskurs des Judentums. Die Studie macht dieses Beziehungsgeflecht zur Grundlage ihrer Reflexion und entwirft vor dem geistigen Hintergrund des Judentums eine Gesamtschau auf die bei Albert Cohen allgegenwärtigen Erscheinungsformen der Liebe. Aus diesem Blickwinkel gedeutet ergeben die im Schreiben des Autors vielschichtig entfalteten zwischenmenschlichen Beziehungsmuster eine ethische Matrix, die den (alt)jüdischen Wissens- und Erfahrungsschatz mit den Herausforderungen der Gegenwart konfrontiert und beides zueinander in Beziehung treten lässt. Jenseits dichotomischer Zuschreibungen stellt die vorliegende Monographie Albert Cohen als einen Literaten vor, dessen Leben und Wirken entlang der Kontaktzonen zwischen Orient und Okzident, zwischen Judentum und Christentum, zwischen Jüdisch-Partikularem und Kulturübergreifend-Universalem ausgerichtet conflict.

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Download e-book for iPad: Fall of the "Fortress" by Jed Kurzban

By Jed Kurzban

ISBN-10: 145387657X

ISBN-13: 9781453876572

the best legion of the Roman Empire, the X Fretensis, is at the march. criteria raised and toes marching in the direction of a besieged urban and a conquered humans. No free-thinking earthly energy might dare reckon with the Roman military on the Empire’s zenith. not anyone that's, however the Jews, pressured through a right away descendant of Judah Maccabee, who attracts jointly and leads a splintered band of guerillas in a possible hopeless fight.

After the autumn of Jerusalem, the rest partisans struggle their approach out of the shattered urban of Jerusalem and make their method to Masada, deep within the Judean desolate tract. A small hardened staff watches the massing troops of Rome from the barren region mountain citadel. The Jewish everyone is an old immovable authority yet at the breaking point. It’s an international of rising loyalties, faiths and allegiances and inside of it, we take a trip in the course of the eyes of the 2 leader fighters. the autumn of the “Fortress” takes us on a gritty lurid trip as guy as opposed to guy, empire as opposed to empire and God as opposed to Gods unravels.

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Get The German-Jewish Experience Revisited (Perspectives on PDF

By Steven E. Aschheim,Vivian Liska,Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem

ISBN-10: 3110372932

ISBN-13: 9783110372939

ISBN-10: 3110578611

ISBN-13: 9783110578614

In the earlier a long time the “German-Jewish phenomenon” (Derrida) has more and more attracted the eye of students from a variety of fields: Jewish reports, highbrow historical past, philosophy, literary and cultural reviews, severe conception. In all its complicated dimensions, the post-enlightenment German-Jewish event is overwhelmingly considered as the main fundamental and charged assembly of Jews with the undertaking of modernity. might be therefore, from the eighteenth century via to our personal time it's been the item of extreme mirrored image, of clashing interpretations and appropriations. In either micro and macro case-studies, this quantity engages the a number of views as recommended by means of manifold actors, and analyzes their makes use of, biases and ideological capabilities over the years in several cultural, disciplinary and nationwide contexts. This quantity comprises either historic remedies of differing German-Jewish understandings in their adventure – their family to their Judaism, normal tradition and to different Jews – and modern reflections and competing interpretations as to the right way to comprehend the final event of German Jewry.

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