Download Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals from Russia by Alice Nakhimovsky,Roberta Newman PDF

By Alice Nakhimovsky,Roberta Newman

At the flip of the 20 th century, Jewish households scattered through migration may perhaps remain involved purely via letters. Jews within the Russian Empire and the USA wrote company letters, romantic letters, and emotionally severe kin letters. yet for plenty of Jews who have been unaccustomed to speaking their private and non-private options in writing, correspondence was once a problem. How may possibly they verify their spelling used to be right and so they have been organizing their recommendations correctly? a favored resolution used to be to refer to brivnshtelers, Yiddish-language books of version letters. expensive Mendl, pricey Reyzl interprets choices from those model-letter books and comprises essays and annotations that light up their function as publications to a prior culture.

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Download Syd Arthur by Ellen Frankel PDF

By Ellen Frankel

Prince Siddhartha, raised in the back of palace partitions and showered with each extravagance, deserted his safe lifestyles to embark on a religious trip. He finally reached enlightenment and have become referred to as the Buddha, this means that "one who's awake." He then spent his existence educating that every one have the aptitude to awaken...

Meet Syd Arthur! residing within the cloistered global of suburbia, Syd is a middle-aged Jewish girl who's very likely unsleeping, yet loves to commence her day with a robust cup of espresso, simply in case. Her daughter has simply left for school and her nutrition is once more off course. whereas for many of her existence she's been confident that happiness might be attained via a magic quantity at the toilet scale — or a truly nice buying day at Bloomingdale's—she unearths herself within the supermarket with an empty cart considering if there simply will be whatever more.

When East without warning meets West, Syd embarks on a trip as a religious seeker. quickly she's in over her chakras as her seek takes her from yoga studio to meditation corridor to ashram reward shop to the pages of Zensational catalogue. Her Mah Jongg crew insists it truly is basically a midlife trouble. yet nothing's going to forestall Syd's trip towards Nirvana—not even the most popular sale at Nordstrom's. stick with Syd as she reveals her bliss and discovers a richness that opponents a Godiva truffle, making for one scrumptious enlightenment.

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Download The Château: A Novel by Paul Goldberg PDF

By Paul Goldberg

Paul Goldberg, the acclaimed writer of The Yid, takes us behind the curtain of a Florida apartment board election, supplying a wild spin on Miami seashore, petty crime, Jewish identification, and existence in Trump's America

It is January 2017 and invoice has hit all-time low. the day past, he used to be William M. Katzenelenbogen, profitable technology reporter on the Washington publish. yet issues have taken a flip. Fired from his activity, aimless, with precisely $1,219.37 in his bank account, he learns that his university roommate, a plastic health care provider recognized in all places because the “Butt God of Miami Beach,” has fallen to his loss of life less than salacious situations. With not anything to lose, invoice forums a flight for Florida’s Gold Coast, able to commence his personal investigation---a final ditch try and revive his occupation. There’s only one trap: Bill’s father, Melsor.

Melsor Yakovlevich Katzenelenbogen---poet, literary student, political dissident, small-time-crook---is angling for keep watch over of the house board on the Chateau Sedan Neuve, a crumbling high-rise in Hollywood, Florida, populated generally via Russian Jewish immigrants. the present board is full of fraudsters levying “special checks” on citizens, and Melsor will use any capacity essential to win the board election. And who larger to aid him than his estranged son?

The Chateau injects the style of the investigative journalist with magnificent idiosyncrasy, subverting the crime novel with darkish comedian farce in a environment that turns into, a microcosm of Trump’s the USA.
The Chateau guarantees that you're going to by no means examine house forums, petty crime, Jewish identification, kleptocracy, vodka, Fascism, or Florida a similar means again.

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Download Strangers in Berlin: Modern Jewish Literature between East by Rachel Elana Seelig PDF

By Rachel Elana Seelig

Berlin within the Twenties was once a sophisticated hub the place for a short, shiny second German-Jewish writers crossed paths with Hebrew and Yiddish migrant writers. operating opposed to the existing tendency to view German and East ecu Jewish cultures as separate fields of analysis, Strangers in Berlin is the 1st ebook to give Jewish literature within the Weimar Republic because the made of the dynamic stumble upon among East and West. whether or not they have been local to Germany or sojourners from in a foreign country, Jewish writers replied to their exclusion from emerging nationalist activities via cultivating their very own photographs of fatherland in verse, and so they did so in 3 languages: German, Hebrew, and Yiddish.

Author Rachel Seelig portrays Berlin in the course of the Weimar Republic as a “threshold” among exile and place of birth during which nationwide and inventive commitments have been reexamined, reclaimed, and rebuilt. within the pulsating but precarious capital of Germany’s first fledgling democracy, the collision of East and West engendered a extensive spectrum of poetic kinds and Jewish nationwide identities.

 

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Download Jewish Noir by Kenneth Wishnia PDF

By Kenneth Wishnia

Jewish Noir is a distinct number of all-new tales by way of Jewish and non-Jewish literary and style writers. The tales discover such matters because the Holocaust and its long term results on later generations, anti-Semitism within the mid- and late-20th century usa and the darkish facet of the Diaspora (the decline of innovative fervour, the passing of generations, the Golden Ghetto, etc). The tales during this assortment additionally contain many teachable moments concerning the background of prejudice and the contradictions of ethnic identification and assimilation into American society.

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Download Islamic Culture Through Jewish Eyes: Al-Andalus from the by Esperanza Alfonso PDF

By Esperanza Alfonso

Islamic tradition via Jewish Eyes analyzes the angle in the direction of Muslims, Islam, and Islamic tradition as awarded in resources written through Jewish authors within the Iberian Peninsula among the tenth and the twelfth centuries. by means of bringing the Jewish perspective in the direction of the "other" into sharper concentration, this booklet units out to discover a principally missed and overlooked query – the transferring ways that Jewish authors developed communal id of Muslims and Islamic tradition, and the way those perspectives replaced overtime.



The book’s methodological sophistication and wide variety of assets make it a necessary source for students and researchers of comparative literature and cultural studies.

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Download An Undisturbed Peace: A Novel by Mary Glickman PDF

By Mary Glickman

Hailed as “the best depiction of the notorious path of Tears,” this unflinching novel sheds gentle on a sad historical past (Pat Conroy).

because the tribes of the South make the grueling trip around the Mississippi River, a trio of disparate characters is united by way of a “far-reaching tale of affection, braveness, and honor” (Booklist).

Greensborough, North Carolina, 1828. Abrahan Bento Sassaporta Naggar has traveled to the US from the filthy streets of East London looking for a greater existence. yet Abe’s visions of a privileged apprenticeship within the Sassaporta Brothers’ empire are quickly changed with the bleak fact of indentured servitude.

a few fifty miles west, darkish Water of the Mountains, the daughter of a strong Cherokee leader, leads a lifetime of irreverent solitude. 20 years in the past, she renounced her family’s plans for her to marry a prosperous white man—a choice that quickly proves fateful.

And in Georgia, a black slave named Jacob has resigned himself to a lifetime of loss and injustice in a Cherokee urban of safe haven for criminals.

From the writer of Marching to Zion and One extra River comes a sweeping novel of yankee historical past. As their tales converge within the shameful machinations of historical past, 3 outsiders will undergo witness to the horrors often called Andrew Jackson’s Indian elimination Act—just as additionally they become aware of the chance for wish. See why Library Journal raves, “This soaking up and bright portrait of 19th-century the United States will allure severe old fiction fans.”
 

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Download Goethe und die Juden – die Juden und Goethe: Beiträge zu by Anna-Dorothea Ludewig,Steffen Höhne PDF

By Anna-Dorothea Ludewig,Steffen Höhne

Ausgehend von Goethes ambivalentem Verhältnis zu Juden und Judentum widmet sich dieser Band der wechselvollen Rezeption seiner individual und seines Werkes vor dem Hintergrund der deutsch-jüdischen Kulturgeschichte. Diesen Goethe-‚Konjunkturen‘ gilt es nachzuspüren, weisen sie doch eine seismographische Funktion bezüglich übergeordneter gesellschaftlicher Entwicklungen wie der „bürgerlichen Verbesserung" bzw. der Emanzipation der deutschen Juden auf; und auch nationalstaatliche und zionistische Ambitionen werden mit Goethe verknüpft und hinterlegt. Damit werden erstmals persönliche Bezüge Goethes zu jüdischen Zeitgenossen und vice versa mit der Rezeption und Deutung seines Werkes durch (deutsch-) jüdische Wissenschaftler und Leser sowie der völkisch-antisemitischen Vereinnahmung Goethes zusammengebracht. Auf diese Weise wird eine ebenso komplexe wie wirkmächtige Wechselbeziehung neu verortet

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Download Judith: A Novel by Lawrence Durrell PDF

By Lawrence Durrell

A breathtaking novel of ardour and politics, set within the hotbed of Palestine within the Nineteen Forties, through a grasp of twentieth-century fiction


It is the eve of Britain’s withdrawal from Palestine in 1948, a second that may mark the start of a brand new Israel. however the process heritage is doubtful, and Israel’s territorial enemies plan to smother the hot nation at its start. Judith Roth has escaped the focus camps in Germany purely to be plunged into the recent clash, one with stakes simply as excessive for her as they're for her people.

 

Initially conceived as a screenplay for the 1966 movie starring Sophia Loren, Lawrence Durrell’s formerly unpublished novel deals an exciting portrayal of a spot and time while old heritage crashed opposed to the delicate bulwarks of the modernizing world.

 

This booklet gains an advent by means of editor Richard Pine, which places Judith in context with Durrell’s physique of labor and strains the interesting improvement of the unconventional. additionally incorporated is an illustrated biography of Lawrence Durrell containing infrequent pictures and never-before-seen files from the author’s property and the British Library’s sleek manuscripts collection.

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Download Broken Twig: The Poetry of Dalia Ravikovich and Modern by Yair Mazor PDF

By Yair Mazor

unquestionably, the poetry through Dalia Ravikovich has marked a brand new period in modern/contemporary Israeli poetry. The language in her early poetry (notably in her first volumes of poetry entitled “The Love of the Orange,” “Hard Winter,” and “The 3rd Book”) echoes archaic Hebrew, which was once prompted via the traditional Aramaic language and practiced within the sessions of the Mishna and the Talmud (from approximately two hundred BCE via 500 CE). The tone and rhetoric in Ravokovich’s poetry are remarkably lyrical and smooth, her issues submissive, the rhythm singularly cozy and pacified, whereas expressing the will to be led, to be taken care of lightly, to be fervently enjoyed, and to arrive far-off, misty, coaxing horizons. Her poetry is of craving and pining, and screens a lot suffering, ache and chagrin; however, her imploring criticism is smooth and mild. In 1998, she received the remarkably prestigious Israel Prize for poetry. In 2008, in spite of the fact that, Dalia Ravikovich met her tragic dying on the age of 69.

This anthology includes a hundred and fifteen poems by means of Dalia Ravikovich, translated from the Hebrew by way of the author.

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