By Hana Wirth-Nesher
By Hana Wirth-Nesher
By Betsy Carter
at the eve of worldwide struggle II Egon Schneider--a gallant and winning Jewish health professional, son of 2 world-famous naturalists--escapes Germany to an doubtful destiny around the sea. Settling into the surprising rhythms of higher new york, he unearths solace between a tight-knit workforce of fellow immigrants, tenacious women and men drawn jointly as a lot by way of their modifications as via their thoughts of the realm they left behind.
They each one endure degradations and triumphs huge and small: Egon's terminally acerbic lifelong buddy, bestselling writer Meyer Leavitt, now wears a sandwich board on a brand new York highway nook; Catrina Harty, the headstrong daughter of a dirt-poor Irish trolley driving force, survives heartbreak and loss to forge an not going alliance; and Egon himself is pressured to desert his thriving clinical perform to develop into the "Cheese guy" at a Washington Heights grocery. yet their spirits stay unbroken, and whilst their little neighborhood is confronted with an existential risk, those strangers get up jointly in hopes of constructing an everlasting domestic. along with her uncanny skill to create indelible characters in unforgettable situations, Betsy Carter has crafted a stunning novel that would resonate with a person who has ever felt adrift and longed for home.
By Moriel Rothman-Zecher
By Lawrence Durrell
By Gaelle Lehrer Kennedy
David Bennett is invited to Jerusalem in 1967 via his cousin who, to the alarm of his aristocratic British kinfolk, has embraced Judaism. He introduces David to his mentor, Reb Eli, a respected sage within the orthodox neighborhood. regardless of his resistance to spiritual instructing, David turns into enthralled by way of the rabbi’s knowledge and compassionate presence. whilst David discloses a sexual challenge, Reb Eli unwittingly units off a sequence of occasions that transforms his existence and the lifetime of the mysterious prostitute, Tamar, who, in a reprise of an historical biblical tale, leads either males to an remarkable awareness. As passions upward push, the Six Day conflict erupts, reshaping the lives of each person stuck up in it.
David Bennett is invited to Jerusalem in 1966 by means of his cousin who, to the alarm of his aristocratic British relations, has made up our minds to embody Judaism. He introduces David to Reb Eli, a Jewish sage who's as liberal-minded as he's devoutly orthodox. regardless of his resistance to any spiritual educating, David turns into enthralled by means of the rabbi’s knowledge and compassionate presence. while David discloses a sexual challenge, Reb Eli unwittingly units off a series of occasions that transforms his lifestyles and the lifetime of the mysterious prostitute, Tamar, who, in a reprise of an old biblical tale, leads either males to an astounding cognizance.
As passions upward thrust, the Six Day warfare erupts, reshaping the lives of everybody stuck up in it.
By Hugo N. Gerstl
Billy turned one of many world’s earliest superstars. He overjoyed hundreds of thousands among the 2 global Wars, equipped a palatial mansion at the hill in Berlin, entire with a dude ranch in his yard. In 1932, after becoming a member of the Nazi social gathering, he grew to become their favourite, and shortly reached the head of his luck – this, even though he was once half-Jewish! As his megastar waned, now not simply because he was once Jewish yet simply because his identify sounded too American as Germany entered global battle II, Billy rediscovered his Jewish roots, and… yet that’s for the reader to discover out.
By Cathy Schlund-Vials
Navigating deftly between ancient and literary readings, Cathy Schlund-Vials examines the analogous but divergent reviews of Asian american citizens and Jewish americans in Modeling Citizenship. She investigates how those version minority teams are formed via the moving terrain of naturalization legislation and immigration coverage, utilizing the lens of naturalization, now not assimilation, to underscore questions of geographical region association and feel of belonging.
Modeling Citizenship examines fiction, memoir, and drama to mirror on how the good judgment of naturalization has operated at discrete moments within the 20th century. every one bankruptcy specializes in exemplary literary works. for instance, Schlund-Vials exhibits how Mary Antin's Jewish-themed play The Promised Land is transformed right into a extra modern chinese language American context in Gish Jen's Mona within the Promised Land.
In her compelling research, Schlund-Vials amplifies the structural, cultural, and old importance of those works and the subjects they address.
By Itzik Manger,David G. Roskies,Leonard Wolf
By Maxim D. Shrayer
By Lisa Lampert
Although representations of medieval Christians and Christianity are hardly ever topic to an identical scholarly scrutiny as these of Jews and Judaism, "the Christian" is as built a time period, type, and id as "the Jew." Medieval Christian authors created advanced notions of Christian id via strategic use of representations of Others: idealized Jewish patriarchs or demonized modern Jews; lady represented as both virgin or whore. In Western inspiration, the Christian used to be figured as religious and masculine, outlined towards the carnal, female, and Jewish.
Women and Jews aren't easily the opposite for the Christian exegetical culture, besides the fact that; in addition they symbolize assets of foundation, as one can't conceive of fellows with out girls or of Christianity with out Judaism. The bifurcated representations of girl and Jew present in the literature of the center a while and past mirror the uneasy figurations of ladies and Jews as either insiders and outsiders to Christian society.
Gender and Jewish distinction from Paul to Shakespeare offers the 1st prolonged exam of the linkages of gender and Jewish distinction in past due medieval and early smooth English literature. concentrating on representations of Jews and girls in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, decisions from medieval drama, and Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, Lampert explores the ways that medieval and early sleek authors used thoughts of competition to—and id with—figures of Jews and ladies to create person and collective Christian identities. This e-book indicates not just how those questions are interrelated within the texts of medieval and early glossy England yet how they show the exact but equally paradoxical areas held by way of girl and Jew inside an extended culture of Western proposal that extends to the current day.