By Patricia Polacco
Based on an extended loved formative years reminiscence, this tale celebrates the miracle of actual friendship.
By Patricia Polacco
By Maggie Anton
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
By Elie Wiesel
"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.
By Zvi Kolitz
By Ellen Marie Wiseman
By Marion Kummerow
...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.
By Moriel Rothman-Zecher
“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.
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.
“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.