Download e-book for iPad: Trees of the Dancing Goats by Patricia Polacco

By Patricia Polacco

ISBN-10: 0689808623

ISBN-13: 9780689808623

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ISBN-13: 9780689838576

Trisha loves the 8 days of Hanukkah, whilst her mom remains domestic from paintings, her Babushka makes scrumptious potato latkes, and her Grampa carves fabulous animals out of wooden as presents for Trisha and her brother. in the midst of her family's instruction for the pageant of lighting, Trisha visits her closest acquaintances, looking forward to to discover them adorning their residence for Christmas. in its place they're all bedridden with scarlet fever. Trisha's family members is without doubt one of the few who has been spared from the epidemic. it truly is tough for them to take pleasure in their Hanukkah dinner party once they comprehend that their friends can not rejoice their vacation. Then Grampa has an thought: they are going to scale back timber, beautify them, and secretly bring them to the associates, "But what will we beautify them with?" Babushka asks. even though it is a sacrifice, Trisha realizes that Grampa's carved animals are the ideal resolution. quickly her front room is full of bushes -- yet that's purely the 1st miracle of many in the course of a tremendous vacation season.
Based on an extended loved formative years reminiscence, this tale celebrates the miracle of actual friendship.

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Download e-book for kindle: Rav Hisda's Daughter, Book I: Apprentice: A Novel of Love, by Maggie Anton

By Maggie Anton

ISBN-10: 0452298091

ISBN-13: 9780452298095

Hisdadukh, blessed to be appealing and realized, is the youngest baby of Talmudic sage Rav Hisda. the area round her is filled with clash. Rome, quick changing into Christian, battles Zoroastrian Persia for dominance whereas Rav Hisda and his colleagues fight to set up new Jewish traditions after the destruction of Jerusalem's Holy Temple. by contrast backdrop Hisdadukh embarks at the tortuous route to turn into an enchantress within the very land the place the notice 'magic' originated.

however the clash affecting Hisdadukh such a lot in detail arises while her father brings his top scholars ahead of her, a trifling baby, and asks her which one she is going to marry. Astonishingly, the lady replies, “Both of them.” quickly she marries the older pupil, even though it turns into transparent that the more youthful one has no longer misplaced curiosity in her. whilst her new-found happiness is derailed by way of a chain of tragedies, a grieving Hisdadukh needs to come to a decision if she does, certainly, desire to develop into a sorceress. according to real Talmud texts and populated with its rabbis and their families, Rav Hisda's Daughter: e-book I – Apprentice brings the realm of the Talmud to lifestyles - from a woman's perspective.

Praise for the Rashi’s Daughters trilogy:
“Anton can provide a journey de force.” —Library Journal

“A compelling blend of drama, suspense, and romance.” —Lilith magazine

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Download e-book for iPad: Dawn: A Novel (Night Trilogy Book 2) by Elie Wiesel

By Elie Wiesel

ISBN-10: 0756972264

ISBN-13: 9780756972264

ISBN-10: 0809037726

ISBN-13: 9780809037728

ISBN-10: 1419396722

ISBN-13: 9781419396724

"The author…has outfitted wisdom into inventive fiction."—The big apple instances booklet Review

Elisha is a tender Jewish guy, a Holocaust survivor, and an Israeli freedom fighter in British-controlled Palestine; John Dawson is the captured English officer he'll homicide at sunrise in retribution for the British execution of a fellow freedom fighter. The night-long stay up for morning and loss of life presents Dawn, Elie Wiesel's ever extra well timed novel, with its harrowingly taut, hour-by-hour narrative. stuck among the manifold horrors of the prior and the troubling dilemmas of the current, Elisha wrestles with guilt, ghosts, and finally God as he waits for the appointed hour and his act of assassination. Dawn is an eloquent meditation at the compromises, justifications, and sacrifices that humans make once they homicide different human beings.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Spirit of the Ghetto / Studies of the Jewish Quarter in by

ISBN-10: 024349159X

ISBN-13: 9780243491599

ISBN-10: 0267163150

ISBN-13: 9780267163151

The Jewish zone of latest York is mostly alleged to be a spot of poverty, dust, lack of knowledge and immorality—the seat of the sweat-shop, the tenement condo, the place "red-lights" sparkle at evening, the place the folk are queer and repulsive. Well-to-do individuals stopover at the "Ghetto" basically from explanations of interest or philanthropy; writers deal with of it "sociologically," as of a spot in crying desire of improvement.
That the Ghetto has a nasty point is as precise because it is trite. however the disagreeable point isn't the topic of the next sketches. i used to be ended in spend a lot time in convinced bad hotels of Yiddish big apple no longer via causes both philanthropic or sociological, yet just by advantage of the appeal I felt in males and issues there. East Canal highway and the Bowery have me greater than Broadway and 5th road. Why, the reader may perhaps examine from the current volume—which is an try out made by means of a "Gentile" to document sympathetically at the personality, lives and targets of convinced east-side Jews with whom he has been in relatives of substantial intimacy.
THE outdated MAN
No a part of big apple has a extra extreme and sundry lifestyles than the colony of Russian and Galician Jews who live to tell the tale the east facet and who shape the biggest Jewish urban on the earth. The outdated and the recent come right here into shut touch and throw one another into excessive aid. The traditions and customs of the orthodox Jew are maintained virtually of their purity, and against those are types and concepts of contemporary lifetime of the main severe sort. The Jews are immediately tenacious in their personality and vulnerable to their Gentile surroundings, while that setting is of a excessive order of civilization. therefore, in enlightened the USA they endure fast transformation tho maintaining a lot that's specific; whereas in Russia, surrounded by way of an ignorant peasantry, they continue to be by means of themselves, don't so mostly study the Gentile language, and like their very own sorts of tradition. There their existence centres approximately faith. Prayer and the research of "the legislations" represent virtually the full lifetime of the non secular Jew.
The previous and the New
The previous guy, The Boy, The "Intellectuals",
Prophets with out Honor
Submerged students: a guy of God, A sour Prophet, a relaxed Student,
The bad Rabbis: Their Grievances, The "Genuine" Article, A Down-Town Specimen, The overlooked Type,
The previous and New girl, The Orthodox Jewess: Devotion and Customs
The glossy kind: Passionate Socialists, proven Blue-Stockings, position of girl in Ghetto Literature,
Four Poets
A marriage ceremony Bard, A Champion of Race, A Singer of work, A Dreamer of Brotherhood,
The Stage
Theatres, Actors, and viewers, Realism, the Spirit of the Ghetto Theatre, The historical past of the Yiddish Stage,
The Newspapers
The Conservative Journals, The Socialist Papers,
The Anarchist Papers, a few Picturesque Contributors,
The Sketch-Writers
Some Realists, A Cultivated Literary guy, American existence via Russian Eyes, A Satirist of Tenement Society,
A Novelist
The younger paintings and its Exponents
Odd Characters
An Out-of-date Story-Writer, A Cynical Inventor, An Impassioned Critic, The Poet of Zionism, An highbrow Debauchee

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Zvi Kolitz's Yosl Rakover Talks to God (Vintage International) PDF

By Zvi Kolitz

ISBN-10: 0375404511

ISBN-13: 9780375404511

ISBN-10: 0375708405

ISBN-13: 9780375708404

A death Jew's final phrases to God -- a textual content that's considered as the best piece of writing to have emerged from the Holocaust -- the tale of ways it got here to be written, and the afterlife of either the writer and his creation.
As the German tanks smash the Warsaw Ghetto, one of many few last combatants, Yosl Rakover, writes out his final phrases to God, seals the textual content in a tumbler bottle, and thrusts it into the rubble ahead of getting ready to die. The textual content surfaces in Europe within the Fifties, is handed from hand at hand, is broadcast on Radio Berlin -- the place it's acclaimed through Thomas Mann as a spiritual masterpiece -- is anthologized and translated into many languages.
But what's hailed because the most vital testomony of the Holocaust is in truth a brief tale, written in 1946 for a Yiddish newspaper by way of a extraordinary younger Jew, Zvi Kolitz, in Buenos Aires, the place he had long past to elevate funds for the Jewish underground within the fight to set up the country of Israel. The Borgesian tale of what occurred to the textual content and to Kolitz within the fifty years because, and the detective paintings of German journalist Paul Badde that ended in their eventual rejoining, shape the second one a part of this attention-grabbing e-book. And in an afterword, the nice French thinker Emmanuel Lévinas's meditation at the textual content is responded in a remark via Leon Wieseltier.
Already an acclaimed bestseller in Europe, Yosl Rakover Talks to God restores a blazing artifact of twentieth-century writing to its precise setting.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman

By Ellen Marie Wiseman

ISBN-10: 0758278438

ISBN-13: 9780758278432

ISBN-10: 1452662924

ISBN-13: 9781452662923

A deeply relocating and masterfully written tale of human resilience and enduring love, The Plum Tree follows a tender German girl during the chaos of worldwide battle II and its aftermath."Bloom the place you are planted," is the recommendation Christine Bölz gets from her liked Oma. yet seventeen-year-old household Christine understands there's a entire global ready past her small German village. it is a international she's began to glimpse via tune, books--and via Isaac Bauerman, the classy son of the rich Jewish relatives she works for.
Yet the longer term she and Isaac dream of sharing faces larger demanding situations than their distinction in stations. within the fall of 1938, Germany is altering swiftly less than Hitler's regime. Anti-Jewish posters are in all places, dissenting speak is silenced, and a brand new legislation forbids Christine from returning to her job--and from having any courting with Isaac. within the months and years that stick with, Christine will confront the Gestapo's wrath and the horrors of Dachau, desirous to be with the fellow she loves, to survive--and eventually, to talk out.
Set opposed to the backdrop of the German homefront, this is often an unforgettable novel of braveness and unravel, of the inhumanity of battle, and the heartbreak and wish left in its wake.
Advance compliment For Ellen Marie Wiseman's
The Plum Tree

"The Plum Tree is a touching tale of heroism and loss, a testomony to the power of the human spirit and the ability of affection to go beyond the main unthinkable situations. Deft storytelling and wealthy characters make this a hugely memorable learn and a precious addition to the narratives of the Holocaust and moment international War." --Pam Jenoff, writer of The Ambassador's Daughter
"A haunting and lovely debut novel." --Anna Jean Mayhew, writer of The Dry Grass of August
"In The Plum Tree, Ellen Marie Wiseman boldly explores the complexities of the Holocaust. This novel is now and then painful, however it is additionally a delightful love tale set opposed to the backdrop of 1 of the main tricky instances in human history." --T. Greenwood, writer of Two Rivers

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Get Turning Point PDF

By Marion Kummerow

German Jewess Margarete does not are looking to die…

...but to outlive she has to turn into the only individual she hates such a lot during this world.

Destined for deportation to a exertions camp, she has nowhere to hide.

When a bomb hits her construction, she emerges from the rubble unscathed.

But there is just one method to remain alive.

She must change identities with a useless Nazi woman.

Will Margarete betray every little thing she ever believed in to survive?

Attention: this brief tale has formerly been a part of the anthology Pearl Harbor and extra. if you happen to personal the anthology, don't buy this book.

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Download e-book for kindle: Sadness Is a White Bird: A Novel by Moriel Rothman-Zecher

By Moriel Rothman-Zecher

ISBN-10: 1501176269

ISBN-13: 9781501176265

ISBN-10: 1501176277

ISBN-13: 9781501176272

ISBN-10: 1684410525

ISBN-13: 9781684410521

“Nuanced, sharp, and fantastically written, Sadness Is a White poultry manages, with seeming effortlessness, to discover anything clean and remarkable and poignant within the vintage coming-of-age, love-triangle narrative, anything starker, extra heartbreaking: whatever new.” —Michael Chabon

“Unflinching in its honesty, unyielding in its ethical complexity.” —Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Geraldine Brooks

In this lyrical and searing debut novel written by way of a emerging literary big name and MacDowell Fellow, a tender guy is getting ready to serve within the Israeli military whereas additionally attempting to reconcile his shut dating to 2 Palestinian siblings together with his deeply ingrained loyalties to relations and country.

The tale starts off in an Israeli army penitentiary, where—four days after his 19th birthday—Jonathan stares up on the fluorescent lighting of his phone, and recollects the sequence of occasions that led him there.

Two years prior: relocating again to Israel after numerous years in Pennsylvania, Jonathan is able to struggle to maintain and guard the Jewish nation, which his grandfather—a Salonican Jew whose neighborhood used to be burnt up by way of the Nazis—helped identify. yet he's additionally conflicted concerning the risk of getting to watch the occupied Palestinian territories, a priority that grows deeper and extra pressing while he meets Nimreen and Laith—the dual daughter and son of his mother’s friend.

From that iciness morning on, the 3 develop into inseparable: wandering the streets on weekends, piling onto buses towards new discoveries, guffawing uncontrollably. They proportion joints at the seashore, buying and selling snippets of poems, intimate secrets and techniques, relations histories, resentments, and goals. yet along with his draft date swiftly forthcoming, Jonathan wrestles with the query of what it ability to be pleased with your history and dependable in your humans, whereas additionally feeling love for these open air of your personal tribal relatives. after which that fateful day arrives, the person who lands Jonathan in criminal and alterations his courting with the twins forever.

Powerful, very important, and well timed, Sadness Is a White chicken explores one man’s makes an attempt to discover a spot for himself, getting to know within the procedure a gorgeous, against-the-odds love that glints like a candle within the darkness of a unending conflict.

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Download e-book for kindle: Holocaust Averted – Bulgarian Jews in World War II by

in the course of international struggle II, many of the ecu Jews perished via bullets, hunger and in focus camps. The Jews in Bulgaria refrained from that destiny, regardless of Hitler’s repeated makes an attempt to impose his “final resolution” at the state. until eventually lately, no longer adequate was once identified approximately these occasions and because the wisdom extended, so did the arguments approximately what precisely occurred, because it is the case with virtually each old occasion within the Balkans. a lot of people and teams contributed to the survival of the 50,000 Bulgarian Jews and it really is tough to pinpoint who performed the the most important function. was once it King Boris III, the Parliament, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, the Jewish Consistory, the Communist celebration or the normal humans? in contrast to Germany, the place humans normally have been detached to the destiny of the Jews, many Bulgarians, with varied social prestige and political convictions, resisted the looming disaster.

The booklet “Holocaust prevented – Bulgarian Jews in global struggle II” is the results of years of study, in keeping with over 1000 books, articles, memoirs, letters and different archival fabrics. Reflecting the truth that Bulgaria is little identified through the international, the ebook presents a concise advent to the Bulgarian historical past, with unique emphasis at the lengthy and unstable cohabitation of Bulgarians and Jews, in which they typically confronted an analogous demanding situations. the most chapters of the publication learn the criteria that avoided the Holocaust in Bulgaria and particularly the categorical roles performed through nations, agencies and contributors in these hugely dramatic occasions. to put the area struggle II occasions in Bulgaria in a much broader ancient context, they're in comparison with the reviews of alternative ecu nations, the place issues constructed otherwise. The publication additionally covers the debatable factor concerning the deportation of over 11,000 Jews from the territories occupied by way of German and Bulgarian troops in Macedonia and Aegean Thrace. the belief is that background is advanced, the mechanical program of simplistic ethical judgments to the struggle time in Bulgaria fails to provide an explanation for the complexity of the habit of all contributors all for the events.

Illustrated with images and maps.

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Download PDF by : "The Whole Wide World, Without Limits"

usually perceived as being faraway from the rough-and-tumble international of male politics, girls fascinated about reduction in the course of global warfare I and the Nineteen Twenties came upon themselves grappling day-by-day with questions of ideology, nationalism, and political statehood. Participation in large-scale reduction paintings supplied Jewish girls with an organization experience in their personal functions and contributed to their heightened experience of gender attention. Their event offers robust proof that girls activists within the post-suffrage interval sustained a extraordinary measure of separation from males at the same time they propounded gender equality, thereby facilitating American Jewish women’s front into the general public realm with no their having to sacrifice dedication to both Jewish or women’s concerns. Gendered and separatist techniques enabled girls to deliver their issues into the general public sphere, have an effect on the process American Jewish background, and form sleek American Jewish identity.

“The complete huge international, with out Limits” explores the overseas aid actions of 3 American Jewish enterprises in this interval: the nationwide Council of Jewish ladies, Hadassah (the Women’s Zionist association of America), and the Workmen’s Circle. girls in all 3 companies vigorously raised cash for Jews within the warfare zones and persisted to assist them after the armistice. writer Mary McCune demonstrates the importance of the paintings of every workforce whereas interpreting the interactions among type, ethnicity, faith, and gender attention, either contained in the Jewish neighborhood and within the broader American context. McCune seems to be at a large choice of Jewish women—Zionists and anti-Zionists, non secular and secular, capitalists and socialists, prosperous and working-class—and sheds gentle at the myriad ways in which own id shapes public activism. extra importantly, this e-book unearths how women’s charity paintings and their use of gendered recommendations exerted impact over possible unrelated political events.

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