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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

  • 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

    $30.02 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

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  • 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

    $44.91 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Anne Frank

    The Book, The Life, The Afterlife

    “A deeply felt reappraisal of the work and its global impact.... [Prose] makes a persuasive argument for Anne Frank’s literary genius.” —New York Times Book ReviewIn 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 life in hiding in vivid, unforgettable ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Leon Uris

    Life of a Best Seller

    by Ira B. Nadel ...
    As the best-selling author of Exodus, Mila 18, QB VII, and Trinity, Leon Uris blazed a path to celebrity with books that readers could not put down. Uris's thirteen novels sold millions of copies, spent months on the best-seller lists, appeared in fifty languages, and have been adapted into equally popular movies and TV miniseries. Few other writers equaled Uris's fame in the mid-twentieth century ... Read more

    $33.43 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

    $30.02 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

    $5.93 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

    $37.43 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

    $26.39 AUD $21.55 AUD

  • Jewish Rhetorics

    History, Theory, Practice

    This volume, the first of its kind, establishes and clarifies the significance of Jewish rhetorics as its own field and as a field within rhetoric studies. Diverse essays illuminate and complicate the editors’ definition of a Jewish rhetorical stance as allowing speakers to maintain a “resolute sense of engagement” with their fellows and their community, while also remaining aware of the ... Read more

    $47.95 AUD

  • Death of a Holy Land

    Reflections in Contemporary Israeli Fiction

    Death of a Holy Land: Reflections in Contemporary Israeli Fiction, by Rose Levinson, uses the work of four contemporary Israeli authors as a lens into present-day Israel. Discussing the novels of Orly Castel-Bloom, Michal Govrin, Zeruya Shalev, and Yoram Kaniuk, the book argues for a new understanding of today’s Israel. Crucial to renewed awareness is a view of the country that jettisons the ... Read more

    $57.41 AUD

  • The Jew's Daughter

    A Cultural History of a Conversion Narrative

    A new approach to thinking about the representation of the Other in Western society, The Jew’s Daughter: A Cultural History of a Conversion Narrative offers an insight into the gendered difference of the Jew. Focusing on a popular narrative of “The Jew’s Daughter,” which has been overlooked in conventional studies of European anti-Semitism, this innovative study looks at canonical and neglected ... Read more

    $59.39 AUD

  • Hideous Characters and Beautiful Pagans

    Performing Jewish Identity on the Antebellum American Stage

    While battling negative stereotypes, American Jews carved out new roles for themselves within the first theatrical entertainments in America. Jewish citizens were active as performers, playwrights, critics, managers, and theatrical shareholders, and often tied their involvement in these endeavors to the patriotic rhetoric of the young republic as they struggled to establish themselves in the new ... Read more

    $65.88 AUD

  • The Midrashic Impulse and the Contemporary Literary Response to Trauma

    series Lexington Studies in Jewish Literature
    Since the end of World War II we have witnessed countless artistic responses to the Holocaust, yet we remain unable to adequately address the atrocities. While Theodor Adorno later rescinded his comments on the barbaric nature of writing poetry after Auschwitz, The Midrashic Impulse and the Contemporary Literary Response to Trauma begins with the possibility that he was right—that his admonition ... Read more

    $124.73 AUD

  • Yves Thériault ou l'ouverture à l'Autre

    Entretien

    by Victor Teboul ...
    Quels types de rapports les Juifs et les Québécois entretenaient-ils dans les années 1950, époque où les frontières linguistiques et confessionnelles étaient clairement tranchées ? Yves Thériault sera un des premiers écrivains québécois à surmonter les barrières ethniques en s’intéressant aux Juifs du Québec. Il publie Aaron, en 1954, dont l’histoire se déroule dan... ... Read more

    $3.24 AUD

  • Bernard Kops

    Fantasist, London Jew, Apocalyptic Humorist

    This is the first book-length study of the work of contemporary writer Bernard Kops. Born on November 28, 1926 to Dutch-Jewish immigrants, Bernard Kops became famous after the production of his play The Hamlet of Stepney Green: A Sad Comedy with Some Songs in 1958. This play, like much of his work, focuses on the conflicts between young and old. Identified as an “angry young man,” Kops, like his ... Read more

    $112.85 AUD

  • Motherhood, Fatherland, and Primo Levi

    The Hidden Groundwork of Agency in His Auschwitz Writings

    by Robert Pirro ...
    series The Fairleigh Dickinson University Press Series in Italian Studies
    Motherhood, Fatherland and Primo Levi: The Hidden Groundwork of Agency in his Auschwitz Writings offers major new insights into the political dimensions of Levi’s thought by using those texts conventionally thought to be marginal to his oeuvre (i.e., his short works of science fiction and fantasy and his World War Two partisan novel) to deepen our understanding of the lessons he offered in his ... Read more

    $51.47 AUD

  • The Image of Bar Kokhba in Traditional Jewish Literature

    False Messiah and National Hero

    series Hermeneutics: Studies in the History of Religions
    Bar Kokhba led the Jewish rebellion against Rome in 132–135 A.D., which resulted in massive destruction and dislocation of the Jewish populace of Judea. In early rabbinic literature, Bar Kokhba was remembered in two ways: as an imposter claiming to be the Messiah and as a glorious military leader whose successes led Rabbi Akiba, one of the great rabbinic authorities of Jewish tradition, to acclaim ... Read more

    $36.07 AUD

  • From Sarah to Sydney

    The Woman Behind All-of-a-Kind Family

    The untold life story of All-of-a-Kind Family author Sydney Taylor, highlighting her dramatic influence on American children’s literatureThis is the first and only biography of Sydney Taylor (1904–1978), author of the award-winning All-of-a-Kind Family series of books, the first juvenile novels published by a mainstream publisher to feature Jewish children characters. The family—based on Taylor’s ... Read more

    $42.01 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

    $31.23 AUD

  • Prince of the Press

    How One Collector Built History's Most Enduring and Remarkable Jewish Library

    The story of one of the largest collections of Jewish books, and the man who used his collection to cultivate power, prestige, and political influenceDavid Oppenheim (1664–1736), chief rabbi of Prague in the early eighteenth century, built an unparalleled collection of Jewish books, all of which have survived and are housed in the Bodleian Library of Oxford. His remarkable collection testifies to ... Read more

    $44.65 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

    $118.79 AUD

  • The Conflagration of Community

    Fiction before and after Auschwitz

    “After Auschwitz to write even a single poem is barbaric.” The Conflagration of Community challenges Theodor Adorno’s famous statement about aesthetic production after the Holocaust, arguing for the possibility of literature to bear witness to extreme collective and personal experiences. J. Hillis Miller masterfully considers how novels about the Holocaust relate to fictions written before and ... Read more

    $45.53 AUD