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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.

Paperback
Published: October 1994
ISBN: 9780814325414

American Consuls in the Holy Land, 1832-1914

Ruth Kark

This volume provides new insights into the role of U.S. consuls in the Ottoman Middle East in the special context of the Holy Land.

Hardback
Published: September 1994
ISBN: 9780814325230

On the Edge of Destruction

Jews of Poland between the Two World Wars

Celia S. Heller
Foreword by Nathan Glazer

On the Edge of Destruction, focusing on the Jews of Poland between the two World Wars, illuminates a critical time in the recent Jewish past that has received surprisingly little attention.

Paperback
Published: January 1994
ISBN: 9780814324943

The Jews of Kurdistan

By Erich Brauer
Completed and Edited by Raphael Patai

The Jews of Kurdistan is a unique historical document in that it presents a picture of Kurdish Jewish life and culture prior to World War II.

Hardback
Published: August 1993
ISBN: 9780814323922

Hatshepsut, Speak to Me

Ruth Whitman

An innovative and adventurous book, this collection of poems is in the form of a conversation with Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman pharaoh in ancient Egypt.

Paperback
Published: June 1992
ISBN: 9780814323809
Hardback
Published: June 1992
ISBN: 9780814323793

Jewish Wry

Essays on Jewish Humor

Edited with an Introduction by Sarah Blacher Cohen

Jewish Wry examines the development of Jewish humor in a series of essays on topics that range from Sholom Aleichem's humor to Jewish comediennes through to the humor of Philip Roth.

Paperback
Published: December 1990
ISBN: 9780814323663

Frankfurt on the Hudson

The German Jewish Community of Washington Heights, 1933-1983, Its Structure and Culture

Steven M. Lowenstein

Using organizational bulletins, surveys, interviews, and personal observations and anecdotes, Lowenstein paints a picture of a unique lifestyle now in the process of merging into American Jewry and disappearing.

Paperback
Published: March 1989
ISBN: 9780814323854
eBOOK
Published: March 1989
ISBN: 9780814337516

The Messiah Texts

Jewish Legends of Three Thousand Years

by Raphael Patai

The Messiah Texts traces the progress of the messianic legend from its biblical beginnings to contemporary expressions.

Paperback
Published: December 1988
ISBN: 9780814318508
eBOOK
Published: December 1988
ISBN: 9780814341919

Ideas of Jewish History

Michael A. Meyer

Acquaints the reader with both the universal and the particular challenges inherent in the writing of Jewish history.

Paperback
Published: January 1988
ISBN: 9780814319512

A Shtetl and Other Yiddish Novellas

Edited by Ruth Wisse

All share a common setting—the Eastern European Jewish town or shtetl, and all deal in different ways with a single topic—the Jewish confrontation with modernity.

Paperback
Published: October 1986
ISBN: 9780814318492

The Origins of the Modern Jew

Jewish Identity and European Culture in Germany, 1749-1824

By Michael A. Meyer

An excellent overview of the intellectual history of important figures in German Jewry.

Paperback
Published: April 1972
ISBN: 9780814314708
eBOOK
Published: April 1972
ISBN: 9780814337547

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