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  • Short Stories by Jesus

    The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi

    The renowned biblical scholar, author of The Misunderstood Jew, and general editor for The Jewish Annotated New Testament interweaves history and spiritual analysis to explore Jesus’ most popular teaching parables, exposing their misinterpretations and making them lively and relevant for modern readers.Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Jews and Words

    Why are words so important to so many Jews? Novelist Amos Oz and historian Fania Oz-Salzberger roam the gamut of Jewish history to explain the integral relationship of Jews and words. Through a blend of storytelling and scholarship, conversation and argument, father and daughter tell the tales behind Judaism’s most enduring names, adages, disputes, texts, and quips. These words, they argue, ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Testimony from the Nazi Camps

    French Women's Voices

    series Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature
    This interdisciplinary study intergrates historiographical, literary and cultural methodologies in its focus on a little known corpus of testimonial accounts published by French women deported to Nazi camps. Comprising epistemological and literary analyses of the accounts and an examination of the construction of deportee identities, it will interest those working in the fields of modern French ... Read more


  • Anne Frank

    The Book, the Life, the Afterlife

    “Prose’s book is a stunning achievement. . . . Now Anne Frank stands before us. . . a figure who will live not only in history but also in the literature she aspired to create.” — Minneapolis Star TribuneIn June, 1942, Anne Frank received a diary for her thirteenth birthday, just weeks before she and her family went into hiding from the Nazis in an Amsterdam attic. For two years, she described ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Our Exodus: Leon Uris and the Americanization of Israel’s Founding Story

    by M.M. Silver ...
    Examines the phenomenon of Exodus and its influence on post–World War II understandings of Israel’s beginnings. ... Read more

    $44.00 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Elie Wiesel

    Jewish, Literary, and Moral Perspectives

    “Illuminating . . . 24 academic essays covering Wiesel’s interpretations of the Bible, retellings of Talmudic stories . . . his post-Holocaust theology, and more.” —Publishers WeeklyNobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel, best known for his writings on the Holocaust, is also the accomplished author of novels, essays, tales, and plays as well as portraits of seminal figures in Jewish life and ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Judeo-Arabic Literature in Tunisia, 1850-1950

    As a result of the introduction of the printing press in the mid-nineteenth century and the proximity of European culture, language, and literature after the French occupation in 1881, Judeo-Arabic literature flourished in Tunisia until the middle of the twentieth century. As the most spoken language in the country, vernacular Judeo-Arabic allowed ideas from the Jewish Enlightenment in Europe (the ... Read more

    $36.66 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Albert Memmi Reader

    by Albert Memmi ...
    series France Overseas: Studies in Empire and Decolonization
    Born in 1920 on the edge of Tunis’s Jewish quarter, the French-Jewish-Tunisian sociologist, philosopher, and novelist Albert Memmi has been a central figure in colonial and postcolonial studies. Often associated with the anticolonial struggles of the 1950s and 1960s, Memmi’s career has spanned fifty years, more than twenty book-length publications, and hundreds of articles that are distilled in ... Read more

    $93.99 AUD

  • Primo Levi

    The Matter of a Life

    series Jewish Lives
    In 1943, twenty-four-year-old Primo Levi had just begun a career in chemistry when, after joining a partisan group, he was captured by the Italian Fascist Militia and deported to Auschwitz. Of the 650 Italian Jews in his transport, he was one of fewer than 25 who survived the eleven months before the camp’s liberation. Upon returning to his native Turin, Levi resumed work as a chemist and was ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Summary and Analysis of Night

    Based on the Book by Elie Wiesel

    by Worth Books ...
    series Smart Summaries
    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Night tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Elie Wiesel’s book.Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.This short summary and analysis of Night includes:Historical contextChapter-by-chapter overviewsAnalysis of the main charactersTh. ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Impossible Exile

    Stefan Zweig at the End of the World

    An original study of exile, told through the biography of Austrian writer Stefan ZweigBy the 1930s, Stefan Zweig had become the most widely translated living author in the world. His novels, short stories, and biographies were so compelling that they became instant best sellers. Zweig was also an intellectual and a lover of all the arts, high and low. Yet after Hitler’s rise to power, this ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Feeling Jewish

    (A Book for Just About Anyone)

    by Devorah Baum ...
    In this sparkling debut, a young critic offers an original, passionate, and erudite account of what it means to feel Jewish—even when you’re not. Self-hatred. Guilt. Resentment. Paranoia. Hysteria. Overbearing Mother-Love. In this witty, insightful, and poignant book, Devorah Baum delves into fiction, film, memoir, and psychoanalysis to present a dazzlingly original exploration of a series of ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD

  • Approaches to Teaching the Works of Primo Levi

    Book 133 - Approaches to Teaching World Literature
    Primo Levi, Holocaust survivor and renowned memoirist, is one of the most widely read writers of post-World War II Italy. His works are characterized by the lean, dispassionate eloquence with which he approaches his experience of incarceration in Auschwitz. His memoirs--as well as his poetry and fiction and his many interviews--are often taught in several fields, including Jewish studies and ... Read more

    $35.21 AUD

  • Made of Shores

    Judeo-Argentinean Fiction Revisited

    by Amalia Ran ...
    Made of Shores places Jewish Argentinean fiction within the context of Latin American literature and Judaic Studies. It offers the reader to participate actively in the scholarly debates on issues of memory and identity, and the different representations of Jewishness in Latin America. By reviewing the new material conditions within Argentina and its diasporas, this book imposes a new reflection ... Read more

    $124.99 AUD

  • The Space of Words

    Exile and Diaspora in the Works of Nelly Sachs

    Nelly Sachs (1891-1970) has long been regarded as one of the most significant Holocaust poets. Her conception of language and words as a landscape has been understood by scholars and critics as an exilic ersatz Heimat for the lost German homeland of a displaced poet. This reading, however, is based entirely on her postwar poems. Such an isolated approach to her complex body of work is increasingly ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Trauma and Resilience in Holocaust Memoir

    Strategies of Self-Preservation and Inter-Generational Encounter with Narrative

    Through narrative analysis of the memoirs of six holocaust survivors from a single extended family, Trauma and Resilience in Holocaust Memoir: Strategies of Self-Preservation and Inter-Generational Encounter with Narrative examines strategies of self-preservation of young people exposed to violence and persecution at different ages and life stages. Through the lens of studying resilience in child ... Read more

    $52.99 AUD

  • Jewish Imaginaries of the Spanish Civil War

    In Search of Poetic Justice

    Edited by Dr. Cynthia Gabbay ...
    series Comparative Jewish Literatures
    Jewish Imaginaries of the Spanish Civil War inaugurates a new field of research in literary and Jewish studies at the intersection of Jewish history and the internationalist cultural phenomenon emerging from the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939), the Republican exile, and the Shoah. With the Spanish Civil War as a point of departure, this volume proposes a definition of Jewish textualities based on ... Read more

    $145.99 AUD

  • How the Wise Men Got to Chelm

    The Life and Times of a Yiddish Folk Tradition

    How the Wise Men Got to Chelm is the first in-depth study of Chelm literature and its relationship to its literary precursors.When God created the world, so it is said, he sent out an angel with a bag of foolish souls with instructions to distribute them equally all over the world—one fool per town. But the angel’s bag broke and all the souls spilled out onto the same spot. They built a settlement ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD

  • Yiddish

    Les Grands Articles d'Universalis

    Partez à la découverte du yiddish avec ce Grand Article Universalis !Le yiddish est la principale langue utilisée au cours du dernier millénaire par les Juifs ashkénazes, c'est-à-dire les groupes juifs établis en Allemagne et en France depuis le temps de Charlemagne, en Bohême, en Pologne, en Lituanie, en Ukraine, et dans d'autres contrées de l'Europe orientale ...Un ouvrage spécialement conçu ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Mediating Modernity

    Challenges and Trends in the Jewish Encounter with the Modern World

    In Mediating Modernity, contemporary Jewish scholars pay tribute to Michael A. Meyer, scholar of German-Jewish history and the history of Reform Judaism, with a collection of essays that highlight growing diversity within the discipline of Jewish studies. The occasion of Meyer’s seventieth birthday has served as motivation for his colleagues Lauren B. Strauss and Michael Brenner to compile this ... Read more

    $58.67 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Andalusi Literary and Intellectual Tradition

    The Role of Arabic in Judah ibn Tibbon's Ethical Will

    series Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies
    Beginning in 1172, Judah ibn Tibbon, who was called the father of Hebrew translators, wrote a letter to his son that was full of personal and professional guidance. The detailed letter, described as an ethical will, was revised through the years and offered a vivid picture of intellectual life among Andalusi elites exiled in the south of France after 1148. S. J. Pearce sets this letter into ... Read more

    $87.99 AUD

  • Narratives of Dissent

    War in Contemporary Israeli Arts and Culture

    The year 1978 marked Israel's entry into Lebanon, which led to the long-term military occupation of non-sovereign territory and the long, costly war in Lebanon. In the years that followed, many Israelis found themselves alienated from the idea that their country used force only when there was no alternative, and Israeli society eventually underwent a dramatic change in attitude toward ... Read more

    $36.66 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Jewish Literature

    In a well-known passage of the Romanzero, rebuking Jewish women for their ignorance of the magnificent golden age of their nation's poetry, Heine used unmeasured terms of condemnation. He was too severe, for the sources from which he drew his own information were of a purely scientific character, necessarily unintelligible to the ordinary reader. The first truly popular presentation of the whole ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Chaim Potok

    Confronting Modernity Through the Lens of Tradition

    Edited by Daniel Walden ...
    Chaim Potok was a world-class writer and scholar, a Conservative Jew who wrote from and about his tradition and the conflicts between observance and acculturation. With a plain, straightforward style, his novels were set against the moral, spiritual, and intellectual currents of the twentieth century. This collection aims to widen the lens through which we read Chaim Potok and to establish him as ... Read more

    $38.99 AUD