Download E-books The Yiddish Policemen's Union: A Novel (P.S.) PDF

By Michael Chabon

For sixty years Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered within the Federal District of Sitka, a "temporary" refuge created within the wake of the Holocaust and the stunning 1948 cave in of the fledgling country of Israel. The Jews of the Sitka District have created their very own little global within the Alaskan panhandle, a colourful and complicated frontier urban that strikes to the tune of Yiddish. yet now the District is decided to revert to Alaskan keep an eye on, and their dream is coming to an finish.

Homicide detective Meyer Landsman of the District Police has sufficient difficulties with no caring in regards to the upcoming Reversion. His existence is a shambles, his marriage a damage, his profession a catastrophe. And within the affordable resort the place Landsman has washed up, anyone has simply devoted a murder—right lower than his nostril. whilst he starts off to enquire the killing of his neighbor, a former chess prodigy, observe comes down from on excessive that the case is to be dropped instantly, and Landsman reveals himself contending with all of the robust forces of religion, obsession, evil, and salvation which are his heritage.

At as soon as a gripping whodunit, a love tale, and an exploration of the mysteries of exile and redemption, The Yiddish Policemen's Union is a singular merely Michael Chabon may have written.

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Download E-books Time and Life Cycle in Talmud and Midrash: Socio-Anthropological Perspectives (Judaism and Jewish Life) PDF

By Nissan Rubin

Targeting the strategies of time and the existence cycle, this choice of articles examines Jewish existence within the Talmudic interval in the course of the lens of Jewish legislations and customized of the time. The essays are the paintings of Nissan Rubin (one of them written in collaboration with Admiel Kosman) and are available jointly to offer the cultural viewpoint of the sages and students who produced the stepping-stones of Jewish existence and customized. by utilizing a structural method, Rubin is ready to determine strategies of long term swap in a society that continues to be principally conventional and reliable. Symbolic research offers an extra measurement to those stories, allowing the reader to event the cultural subtexts.

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Download E-books Holocaust City: The Making of a Jewish Ghetto PDF

By Tim Cole

Drawing from the guidelines of serious geography and according to vast archival learn, Cole brilliantly reconstructs the formation of the Jewish ghetto in the course of the Holocaust, focusing totally on the ghetto in Budapest, Hungary--one of the biggest created through the struggle, yet infrequently tested. Cole maps town illustrating how spaces--cafes, theaters, bars, bathhouses--became divided in . during the e-book, Cole discusses how the production of this Jewish ghetto, like the others being outfitted throughout occupied Europe, tells us very much concerning the nature of Nazism, what existence was once like lower than Nazi-occupation, and the position the ghetto really performed within the ultimate resolution.

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Download E-books Two Scholars Who Were in our Town and other Novellas PDF

New and Revised Translations from the Hebrew together with the Novellas students Who have been in Our city · within the middle of the Seas · within the best of Her lifestyles · Tehilla. The volume's identify tale students Who have been in Our city tells of the epic conflict among Torah students who in accordance with the Talmudic word can't abide one another in concerns of halakhah . First released in Hebrew 1956, the tale is decided over a interval of approximately thirty years through the mid-nineteenth century in an unnamed Our city, sincerely intended to be Agnon's local Buczacz (in trendy western Ukraine). Narrating from some extent 3 or 4 generations after the motion, the narrator waxes nostalgic even elegiac for a time while Torah was once loved by means of Israel and the complete glory of a guy used to be Torah, [when] our city was once privileged to matter one of the such a lot remarkable cities within the land because of its students. And but, because the plot unwinds and insults are traded within the examine residence, the traditional Talmudic curse starts to paintings its darkish strength, resulting in the tragic denouement. And right here we see Agnon's energy as a tragedian on a nearly Greek scale. along with his average irony at paintings, the narrator pines for an prior, extra perfect time which seems to were rife with flaws and tragic personalities of its personal. This attracts the reader to question used to be it usually ever therefore? this can be Agnon at his most sensible distilling the classical texts of Jewish examine right into a smooth midrashic matrix on which he composed his Nobel-winning literature. comprises new Foreword by way of Jeffery Saks and a bibliographic essay reviewing the literary feedback.

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Download E-books The Spinoza Problem: A Novel PDF

By Irvin D. Yalom

In The Spinoza Problem, Irvin Yalom spins truth and fiction into an unforgettable psycho-philosophical novel. A psychiatrist with a deep curiosity in philosophical matters, Yalom together tells the tale of the seventeenth-century philosopher Baruch Spinoza, his philosophy and next excommunication from the Jewish neighborhood, and his obvious effect at the Nazi ideologue Alfred Rosenberg, whose einsatzgruppe used to be dispatched in the course of the moment international battle to enquire a mysterious “Spinoza Problem.” Seamlessly alternating among Golden Age Amsterdam and Nazi Germany, Yalom investigates the internal lives of those enigmatic males in a story of impression and nervousness, the origins of excellent and evil, and the philosophy of freedom and the tyranny of terror.

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Download E-books Modern Jews and Their Musical Agendas (Studies in Contemporary Jewry, Volume 9) PDF

By Ezra Mendelsohn

This quantity examines music's position within the means of Jewish assimilation into the fashionable eu bourgeoisie and the function assigned to song in forging a brand new Jewish Israeli nationwide id, in holding a separate Sephardic id, and in holding a standard Jewish lifestyles. Contributions contain "On the Jewish Presence in 19th Century ecu Musical Life," by means of Ezra Mendelsohn, "Musical existence within the critical eu Jewish Village," through Philip V. Bohlman, "Jews and Hungarians in glossy Hungarian Musical Culture," by means of Judit Frigyesi, "New instructions within the tune of the Sephardic Jews," through Edwin Seroussi, "The Eretz Israeli music and the Jewish nationwide Fund," through Natan Shahar, "Alexander U. Boskovitch and the hunt for an Israeli Musical Style," via Jehoash Hirshberg, and "Music of Holy Argument," through Lionel Wolberger. the amount additionally comprises essays, e-book stories, and an inventory of modern dissertations within the box.

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Download E-books The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee PDF

By Sarah Silverman

From the outrageously filthy and oddly blameless comedienne and big name of the robust 2015 movie I Smile Back Sarah Silverman comes a memoir—her first book—that is instantaneously shockingly own, strangely poignant, and nonetheless pee-in-your-pants humorous. if you happen to like Sarah’s tv exhibit The Sarah Silverman Program, or memoirs resembling Chelsea Handler’s Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea and Artie Lange’s Too fats to Fish, you’ll love The Bedwetter.

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Download E-books The Innocents PDF

By Francesca Segal

*** Winner of the 2012 Costa First Novel Award *** "It is irresistible this novel's wit, grace, and charm."
--Lauren Groff, writer of The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia

A clever and slyly humorous story of affection, temptation, confusion, and dedication; a effective and fantastically performed recasting of Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence.

Newly engaged and unthinkingly self-satisfied, twenty-eight-year-old Adam Newman is the prize capture of Temple Fortune, a small, tight-knit Jewish suburb of London. He has been courting Rachel Gilbert due to the fact they have been either 16 and now, to the relaxation and happiness of the full Gilbert relations, they're ultimately to marry. To Adam, Rachel embodies the top values of Temple Fortune; she is blameless, traditional, and fully safe in her community--a position within which every person nonetheless is aware the whereabouts in their nursery tuition classmates. Marrying Rachel will cement Adam's position in a hot, inclusive relatives he loves.

But because the immense equipment of the marriage gathers momentum, Adam feels the 1st faint touches of claustrophobia, and whilst Rachel's more youthful cousin Ellie Schneider strikes domestic from manhattan, she unsettles Adam greater than he'd care to confess. Ellie--beautiful, susceptible, and fiercely independent--offers a liberation that he hadn't identified existed: a freedom from the loving interference and complicated parochialism of North West London. Adam unearths himself wondering every thing, all of sudden torn among protection and pleasure, culture and independence. What may possibly he be lacking by means of staying on the subject of home?

Francesca Segal used to be born in London and studied at Oxford and Harvard collage sooner than turning into a journalist and critic. Her paintings has seemed in Granta, The Guardian, and The Observer, between different courses. for 3 years she wrote the Debut Fiction Column in The Observer and has been a good points author at Tatler. She divides her time among London and New York.

"With understated wit, empathy and a cinematic eye of aspect, Segal brings alive a number of characters so powerful so that you can simply think them onscreen... A successful debut novel."

"Inspired by means of The Age of Innocence, Segal's publication is hotter, funnier, and paints a extra dynamic and human portrait of a practical group that could be a outstanding juxtaposition to Wharton's chilly social strata."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A artful homage... [Segal] writes with attractive warmth."
--Entertainment Weekly, Grade: B+

"Readers who get pleasure from fast moving, lightly satirical literary novels, enthusiasts of Allegra Goodman, and publication staff individuals will discover a Shabbat dinner's worthy of noshing during this finished debut novel."
--Library Journal

"An emotionally and intellectually astute debut."

"[A] pleasant first novel... clever, witty and observant."
--The London Times

"Segal writes with an understated elegance."
--The Observer (UK)

"The Innocents is written with knowledge and deliciously sophisticated wit... it is a splendidly readable novel: dependent, complete, and romantic."
--Andre Aciman, writer of Out of Egypt, Call Me by way of Your Name, and Alibis

"A relocating, humorous, richly drawn story... packed with genuine pleasures and unforeseen knowledge, this e-book sweeps you along."
--Esther Freud, writer of Love Falls and Lucky Break

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Download E-books The Literature of the Sages : Second Part: Midrash and Targum Liturgy, Poetry, Mysticism Contracts, Inscriptions, Ancient Science and the Languages of Rabbinic Literature (Compendia Rerum Iudaicarum Ad Novum Testamentum,Section 2,Volume 3) PDF

By Peter J. Tomson, Shmuel Safrai, Zeev Safrai, Joshua Schwartz

This long-awaited spouse quantity to The Literature of the Sages, First half (Fortress Press, 1987) brings to of completion part II of the popular Compendia sequence, released cooperatively with Van Gorcum of Amsterdam.

The Literature of the Sages, moment half, explores the literary construction of millions of old Jewish lecturers, the usually- nameless Sages of overdue antiquity and the center a while. Essays by way of most appropriate students offer a cautious and succinct research of the content material and personality of varied records, their textual and literary kinds, with specific cognizance to the continued discovery and booklet of latest textual material.

Incorporating groundbreaking advancements in learn, those essays provide a finished presentation released the following for the 1st time. This quantity will end up a big reference paintings for all scholars of historical Judaism, the origins of Jewish culture, and the Jewish heritage of Christianity.

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