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Appel Is Forever

A Child’s Memoir

Suzanne Mehler Whiteley

A courageous memoir describing the life of a young girl and her experiences living in Holland during World War II.

Published: July 1999
ISBN: 9780814328224
Published: July 1999
ISBN: 9780814338841

Paper Bridges

Selected Poems of Kadya Molodowsky

Translated, introduced, and edited by Kathryn Hellerstein

A collection of poems by an accomplished modern Yiddish poet.

Published: June 1999
ISBN: 9780814327180
Published: June 1999
ISBN: 9780814328460
Published: June 1999
ISBN: 9780814338292

Profiles of a Lost World

Memoirs of East European Jewish Life before World War II

Hirsz Abramowicz
Translated by Eva Zeitlin Dobkin
Edited by Dina Abramowicz and Jeffrey Shandler
Introductions by David E. Fishman and Dina Abramowicz

Profiles of a Lost World is a source of information about Eastern Europe before World War II.

Published: April 1999
ISBN: 9780814327845

Jewish Women in Historical Perspective

Edited by Judith R. Baskin

A collection of fully-revised and new essays that explore the richness of Jewish women's history.

Published: December 1998
ISBN: 9780814327135

Woman at the Window

Biblical Tales of Oppression and Escape

Nehama Aschkenasy

In this book, Aschkenasy analyzes the Woman at the Window image, allowing for new interpretation of the classic myths surrounding it.

Published: October 1998
ISBN: 9780814326275
Published: October 1998
ISBN: 9780814340882

Children of the Ghetto

A Study of a Peculiar People

Israel Zangwill
Edited with an Introduction by Meri-Jane Rochelson

This volume brings back to print the 1895 edition of Children of the Ghetto, the latest American version known to have been corrected by the author.

Published: May 1998
ISBN: 9780814325933
Published: May 1998
ISBN: 9780814340028

Arab Folktales from Palestine and Israel

Introduction, Translation, and Annotation by Raphael Patai

Arab Folktales from Palestine and Israel is a collection of twenty-eight tales with insight into the Arab culture by Raphael Patai.

Published: May 1998
ISBN: 9780814327104

Jadid al-Islam

The Jewish "New Muslims" of Meshhed

by Raphael Patai

This study documents the history, traditions, tales, customs, and institutions of the Jadid al-Islam—"New Muslims."

Published: December 1997
ISBN: 9780814340752
Published: December 1997
ISBN: 9780814326527
Published: December 1997
ISBN: 9780814341858

Does David Still Play Before You?

Israeli Poetry and the Bible

David C. Jacobson

Does David Still Play Before You? explores the ways that contemporary Israeli poets have made use of images from the Bible in their poetry.

Published: June 1997
ISBN: 9780814326237

Envisioning Israel

The Changing Ideals and Images of North American Jews

Edited by Allon Gal

Envisioning Israel examines the deeply entwined yet often problematic historical relationship between American Jewry and the Jewish community in Israel and its predecessor, the yishuv, the Jewish settlement in Palestine from the 1880s until 1948

Published: November 1996
ISBN: 9780814326305

Odyssey of Exile

Jewish Women Flee the Nazis for Brazil

Edited with Introductions by Katherine Morris

Odyssey of Exile paints a sensitive a compelling portrait of German-Jewish women who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 1940s.

Published: June 1996
ISBN: 9780814325636

The Jew in the American World

A Source Book

Edited by Jacob Rader Marcus

This important volume provides the first complete single-volume reference source for American Jewish history.

Published: May 1996
ISBN: 9780814325483

The Jews of Hungary

History, Culture, Psychology

Raphael Patai

The Jews of Hungary is the first comprehensive history in any language of the unique Jewish community that has lived in the Carpathian Basin for eighteen centuries, from Roman times to the present.

Published: May 1996
ISBN: 9780814325612
Published: May 1996
ISBN: 9780814341926

Isaac Leeser and the Making of American Judaism

Lance J. Sussman

This illuminating biography of Isaac Leeser reconstructs his personal struggles, pioneer efforts on behalf of American Judaism, and visions of a viable American-Jewish synthesis.

Published: October 1995
ISBN: 9780814319963

An Anthology of Modern Yiddish Poetry

Bilingual Edition

Selected and Translated by Ruth Whitman

Originally published in 1966, An Anthology of Modern Yiddish Poetry was the first bilingual anthology to feature the rich, spirited, and passionate Yiddish poetry of the twentieth century

Published: May 1995
ISBN: 9780814325339

Jewish Musical Traditions

Amnon Shiloah

This is the first English-language volume to consider oral music of Jewish communities in a sociocultural context.

Published: May 1995
ISBN: 9780814322352

Response to Modernity

A History of the Reform Movement in Judaism

Michael A. Meyer

Comprehensive and balanced history of the Reform Movement.

Published: April 1995
ISBN: 9780814325551
Published: April 1995
ISBN: 9780814337554

The Meaning of God in Modern Jewish Religion

Mordecai M. Kaplan
Introduction by Mel Scult

Kaplan takes the major formulation of his theological approach, "God as the power that makes for salvation," and demonstrates how it can be used to invigorate the Jewish religion in a changing world.

Published: January 1995
ISBN: 9780814325520
Published: January 1995
ISBN: 9780814339923

Judaism Faces the Twentieth Century

A Biography of Mordecai M. Kaplan

Mel Scult

Judaism Faces the Twentieth Century is the first critical examination of the early life of Mordecai Caplet—the sources of his inspiration, the evolution of his thought as a religious ideologue, and his inner struggles.

Published: December 1994
ISBN: 9780814322802

I Want to Fall Like This

Selected Poems of Rukhl Fishman, A Bilingual Edition

Selected Poems of Rukhl Fishman
Translated from the Yiddish by Seymour Levitan
With an Introduction by David G. Roskies

Selected poems from Rukhl Fishman.

Published: October 1994
ISBN: 9780814325414