Download E-books 1929: Mapping the Jewish World (Goldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History) PDF

Winner of the 2014 nationwide Jewish publication Award, Anthologies and Collections
The yr 1929 represents a massive turning aspect in interwar Jewish society, proving to be a 12 months while Jews, despite the place they lived, observed themselves tormented by advancements that came about round the global, because the crises persevered by means of different Jews grew to become a part of the transnational Jewish cognizance. within the usa, the inventory marketplace crash introduced lasting monetary, social, and ideological adjustments to the Jewish neighborhood and constrained its skill to aid humanitarian and nationalist initiatives in different nations. In Palestine, the anti-Jewish riots in Hebron and different cities underscored the vulnerability of the Zionist company and ignited heated discussions between quite a few Jewish political teams in regards to the knowledge of building a Jewish nation on its historic web site. while, within the Soviet Union, the consolidation of strength within the palms of Stalin created a miles extra dogmatic weather within the overseas Communist circulate, together with its Jewish branches.
Featuring a gleaming array of students of Jewish background, 1929 surveys the Jewish international in a single 12 months supplying transparent examples of the transnational connections which associated Jews to every other—from politics, international relations, and philanthropy to literature, tradition, and the destiny of Yiddish—regardless of the place they lived. Taken jointly, the essays in 1929 argue that, no matter if American, Soviet, German, Polish, or Palestinian, Jews through the global lived in an international context.

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Download E-books The Talmud: A Selection (Penguin Classics) PDF

The most vital textual content in Judaism after the outdated Testament—available for the 1st time in Penguin Classics

One of the main major non secular texts within the world, The Talmud is a compilation of the lessons of significant Jewish students from the vintage interval of rabbinic Judaism. In various kinds, together with remark, parables, proverbs, and anecdotes, it presents counsel on all points of daily life. this option of its such a lot illuminating passages makes available to fashionable readers the centuries of Jewish inspiration contained inside of. Norman Solomon's lucid translation from the Bavli (Babylonian) is observed through an creation on The Talmud's association, social and old heritage, reception, and authors.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior through introductions and notes by means of exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books One Night, Markovitch PDF

By Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Unique textual content 2012 Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
Published through association with the Institute for the interpretation of Hebrew Literature
English translation 2015 Sondra Silverston
One evening, Markovitch used to be first released in Israel as Layla Echad, Markovitch
This variation first released via Pushkin Press in 2015

Two males are crossing the ocean to marry ladies they've got by no means met, with a purpose to aid them get away war-torn Europe for the Jewish fatherland. Zeev Feinberg – lover of many girls and proud proprietor of a lustrous moustache yearns to come back domestic, to a woman whose pores and skin is nice with the scent of oranges. For Yaacov Markovitch, although, who no lady has ever checked out two times, his pretend marriage is the start of a lifelong obsession. As he vows to make his attractive bride, Bella, love him – and she or he determines to damage unfastened – their altering fortunes take them via battle, upheaval, poor secrets and techniques, tragedy, pleasure and loss. important, humorous and delicate, One evening, Markovitch brilliantly fuses own lives and epic historical past in an unforgettable tale of never-ending, hopeless longing and the determined look for love.

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Download E-books Pedro de Valencia and the Catholic Apologists of the Expulsion of the Moriscos: Visions of Christianity and Kingship (Medieval and Early Modern Iberian World) PDF

Drawing on arguments for and opposed to the expulsion of the Moriscos, and utilizing formerly unpublished resource fabric, this booklet compares the case opposed to banishment made through the Christian humanist Pedro de Valencia.

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Download E-books The Jewish State PDF

By Theodor Herzl

Theodor Herzl's passionate advocacy of the founding of a Jewish nation grew out of his conviction that Jews could by no means be assimilated into preexisting populations. His influential 1896 polemic discusses the political and old rationales for a Jewish place of origin. this wonderful translation contains an advent by means of Louis Lipsky and a biography of the author.

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Download E-books The Book of J PDF

By Harold Bloom, David Rosenberg

J is the name that students ascribe to the anonymous author they suspect is answerable for the textual content, written among 950 and 900 BCE, on which Genesis, Exodus and Numbers is predicated. within the e-book of J, Bloom and Rosenberg draw the J textual content out of the encompassing fabric and current it because the seminal vintage that it is.
In addition to Rosenberg's unique translations, Bloom argues in numerous essays that "J" was once now not a non secular author yet a fierce ironist and a girl residing within the courtroom of King Solomon. He additionally argues that J is a author on par with Homer, Shakespeare and Tolstoy.
Bloom additionally deals ancient context, a dialogue of the idea of the way the various texts got here jointly to create the Bible, and translation notes. Rosenberg's translations from the Hebrew convey J's tales to existence and exhibit her towering originality and clutch of humanity.

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Download E-books The History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ: Volume 3.ii and Index PDF

Emil Schürer's Geschichte des judischen Volkes im Zeitalter Jesu Christi, initially released in German among 1874 and 1909 and in English among 1885 and 1891, is a severe presentation of Jewish heritage, associations, and literature from one hundred seventy five B.C. to A.D. a hundred thirty five. It has rendered worthwhile providers to students for almost a century.

The current paintings bargains a clean translation and a revision of the total subject-matter. The bibliographies were rejuvenated and supplemented; the resources are provided based on the newest scholarly variants; and the entire new archaeological, epigraphical, numismatic and literary facts, together with the lifeless Sea Scrolls and the Bar Kokhba records, has been brought into the survey. Account has additionally been taken of the development in historic study, either within the classical and Jewish fields. This paintings reminds scholars of the profound debt owed to nineteenth-century studying, environment it inside of a much broader framework of up to date wisdom, and gives a origin on which destiny historians of Judaism within the age of Jesus might build.

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Download E-books A Nation on Trial: The Goldhagen Thesis and Historical Truth PDF

By Norman G. Finkelstein

No fresh paintings of background has generated as a lot curiosity as Daniel Jonah Goldhagen's Hitler's prepared Executioners. Purporting to unravel the secret of the Nazi holocaust, Goldhagen continues that normal Germans have been pushed by way of fanatical anti-Semitism to homicide the Jews. an instantaneous nationwide best-seller, the e-book went directly to create a global sensation.

Now, in A country on Trial, major critics problem Goldhagen's findings and convey that his paintings isn't really scholarship in any respect. With compelling cumulative influence, Norman G. Finkelstein meticulously records Goldhagen's distortions of secondary literature and the interior contradictions of his argument. In a complementary essay, Ruth Bettina Birn juxtaposes Goldhagen's textual content opposed to the German files he consulted. the main overseas authority on those records, Birn conclusively demonstrates that Goldhagen systematically misrepresented their contents.

The definitive assertion at the Goldhagen phenomenon, this quantity can also be a cautionary story at the corruption of scholarship via ideological zealotry.

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Download E-books Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli PDF

By Ted Merwin

Winner, 2015 nationwide Jewish publication Award provided via the Jewish ebook Council

For a lot of the 20th century, the recent York Jewish deli was once an iconic establishment in either Jewish and American existence. As a social house it rivaled—and in many ways surpassed—the synagogue because the basic collecting position for the Jewish group. In pop culture it's been the environment for classics like When Harry Met Sally

. And this present day, after a protracted interval languishing within the trenches of the hopelessly outdated, it truly is experiencing a nostalgic resurgence.

Pastrami on Rye is the 1st full-length historical past of the recent York Jewish deli. The deli, argues Ted Merwin, reached its complete flowering now not within the immigrant interval, as a few may possibly think, yet within the interwar period, whilst the kids of Jewish immigrants celebrated the 1st flush in their luck in the US through downing sandwiches and cheesecake in theater district delis. however it used to be the kosher deli that Jews as they settled within the outer boroughs of the town, and that grew to become the main tangible image in their carrying on with wish to retain a connection to their background. finally, upwardly cellular American Jews discarded the deli as they transitioned from outsider to insider prestige in the course of the century. Now modern Jews are returning the deli to cult prestige as they search to reclaim their cultural identities. 
Richly researched and compellingly informed, Pastrami on Rye gives us the impressive tale of a integral long island institution.

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Download E-books The Radetzky March (Works of Joseph Roth) PDF

By Joseph Roth, Joachim Neugroschel

The Radetzky March , Joseph Roth's vintage saga of the privileged von Trotta kin, encompasses the full social textile of the Austro-Hungarian Empire prior to international warfare I.

The author's maximum fulfillment, The Radetzky March is an extraordinary portrait of a civilization in decline, and as such, a common tale for our occasions.

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