By Theodor Herzl
By Michael Chabon
For sixty years Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered within the Federal District of Sitka, a "temporary" shelter created within the wake of the Holocaust and the surprising 1948 cave in of the fledgling nation of Israel. The Jews of the Sitka District have created their very own little international within the Alaskan panhandle, a colourful and complicated frontier urban that strikes to the song of Yiddish. yet now the District is determined to revert to Alaskan regulate, and their dream is coming to an finish.
Homicide detective Meyer Landsman of the District Police has adequate difficulties with out caring in regards to the upcoming Reversion. His existence is a shambles, his marriage a break, his profession a catastrophe. And within the affordable resort the place Landsman has washed up, somebody has simply dedicated a murder—right below his nostril. whilst he starts off to enquire the killing of his neighbor, a former chess prodigy, be aware comes down from on excessive that the case is to be dropped instantly, and Landsman unearths himself contending with the entire strong 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 basically Michael Chabon can have written.
By Grand Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum Satmar Rebbe
The advent to the recognized polemic opposed to Zionism by means of Grand Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum, the Satmar Rebbe, zy"a (1887-1979), translated into English.
By Charles Lewinsky
By Stephen G. Wilson
The interval because the shut of global conflict II has been agonizingly introspective—not least a result of discomfort of reassessing Christianity’s perspective to Judaism. The early Christian fabrics have usually been tested to evaluate their function within the long-standing unfavorable angle of Christians to Jews. the inducement for the early church’s occasionally harsh perspective was once partially theological—it had to outline itself over opposed to its parent—and in part sociological—it had to clarify the road that divided the fledgling staff of Christian believers fromt he crew with which it used to be probably to be harassed. This number of reports emphasizes the context and heritage of early Christianity in reconsidering some of the vintage passages that experience contributed to the advance of anti-Judaism in Christianity. the second one quantity during this two-volume paintings learning the preliminary advancements of anti-Judaism in the church examines the evolution of the Christian religion in its social context as printed via facts equivalent to early patristic and rabbinic writings and archaeological findings.
By Adin Steinsaltz
By Mark Kurlansky
A robust, DEEPLY relocating NARRATIVE OF wish REBORN
IN THE SHADOW OF DESPAIR
Fifty years after it was once bombed to rubble, Berlin is once more a urban within which Jews assemble for the Passover seder. Paris and Antwerp have lately emerged as very important new facilities of Jewish tradition. Small yet proud Jewish groups are revitalizing the traditional facilities of Budapest, Prague, and Amsterdam. those courageous, made up our minds Jewish women and men have selected to settle–or remain–in Europe after the devastation of the Holocaust, yet they've got paid a cost. one of the unforeseen risks, they've got needed to take care of an alarming resurgence of Nazism in Europe, the unfold of Arab terrorism, and the effect of the Jewish country on ecu life.
Delving into the intimate tales of ecu Jews from all walks of existence, Kurlansky weaves jointly a bright tapestry of people maintaining their traditions, and flourishing, within the shadow of heritage. An inspiring tale of a tenacious those who have rebuilt their lives within the face of incomprehensible horror, A selected Few is a testomony to cultural survival and a party of the deep bonds that suffer among Jews and ecu civilization.
“Consistently soaking up . . . A selected Few investigates the really uncharted territory of an encouraging phenomenon.”
–Los Angeles instances
“I can consider no ebook that portrays with such intelligence, old figuring out, and journalistic aptitude what existence has been like for Jews made up our minds to construct lives in Europe.”
This learn is a second look of the influence of Christian paintings and structure on synagogues in past due old Palestine, focussing on good points universal to either church buildings and synagogues. Why did radical alterations seem in Jewish paintings and structure in the course of a interval of pageant with Christians?
By Sholem Aleichem, Hillel Halkin
Of all of the characters in glossy Jewish fiction, the main loved is Tevye, the compassionate, irrepressible, Bible-quoting dairyman from Anatevka, who has been immortalized within the writings of Sholem Aleichem and in acclaimed and award-winning theatrical and picture adaptations.
And no Yiddish author was once extra liked than Tevye’s author, Sholem Rabinovich (1859–1916), the “Jewish Mark Twain,” who wrote less than the pen identify of Sholem Aleichem. fantastically translated via Hillel Halkin, here's Sholem Aleichem’s heartwarming and poignant account of Tevye and his daughters, including the “Railroad Stories,” twenty-one stories that research human nature and modernity as they're perceived by means of women and men using the trains from shtetl to shtetl.