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  • Deborah, Golda, and meDeborah, Golda, and me : being female and Jewish in America

    Pogrebin, Letty Cottin.

  • Not bad for Delancey StreetNot bad for Delancey Street : the rise of Billy Rose

    Cohen, Mark, 1956-, author.

    "Not Bad for Delancey Street: The Rise of Billy Rose is the first biography in fifty years of the producer, World's Fair impresario, songwriter, nightclub and theater owner, syndicated columnist, art collector, tough guy, and philanthropist, and the first to tell the whole story of Rose's life. He combined a love for his thrilling and lucrative American moment with sometimes grandiose plans to aid his fellow Jews. He was an exaggerated exemplar of the American Jewish experience that predominated after World War II: secular, intermarried, bent on financial success, in love with Israel, and wedded to America"--Dust jacket.

  • In another timeIn another time : a novel

    Cantor, Jillian, author.

    "Germany, 1931: Bookshop owner Max Beissinger meets Hanna Ginsberg, a budding concert violinist, and immediately feels a powerful chemistry. Soon they fall in love and plan for the future. But Hanna is Jewish and Max is not, and as their love affair unfolds over the next five years, their love is tested when Hitler rises to power. Unbeknownst to Hanna, however, Max has a secret--a secret that Max is convinced will help him save Hanna if Germany becomes too dangerous for her. Germany, 1946: Hanna Ginsberg awakens in a field outside Berlin. Disoriented and afraid, she has no memory of the past ten years. With no information as to Max's whereabouts--or if he is even still alive--she moves to London to live with her sister where she throws herself into her music, chasing her lifelong dream of becoming a concert violinist. But as the days, months, and years pass, taking her from London to Paris to Vienna to America, she continues to be haunted by her forgotten past, and the fate of the only man she has ever loved and cannot forget"--Dust jacket flap.

  • The novel of FerraraThe novel of Ferrara

    Bassani, Giorgio, 1916-2000, author.

    "Giorgio Bassani's six classic books, collected for the first time in English as the epic masterwork they were intended to be. Among the masters of twentieth-century literature, Giorgio Bassani and his Northern Italian hometown of Ferrara "are as inseparable as James Joyce and Dublin or Italo Svevo and Trieste" (from the Introduction). Now published in English for the first time as the unified masterwork Bassani intended, The Novel of Ferrara brings together Bassani's six classics, fully revised by the author at the end of his life: Within the Walls, The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, Behind the Door, The Heron, and The Smell of Hay. Set in the northern Italian town of Ferrara before, during, and after the Second World War, these interlocking stories present a fully rounded world of unforgettable characters: the respected doctor whose homosexuality is tolerated until he is humiliatingly exposed by an exploitative youth; a survivor of the Nazi death camps whose neighbors' celebration of his return gradually turns to ostracism; a young man discovering the ugly, treacherous price that people will pay for a sense of belonging; the Jewish aristocrat whose social position has been erased; the indomitable schoolteacher, Clelia Trotti, whose Communist idealism disturbs and challenges a postwar generation. The Novel of Ferrara memorializes not only the Ferrarese people, but the city itself, which assumes a character and a voice deeply inflected by the Jewish community to which the narrator belongs. Suffused with new life by acclaimed translator and poet Jamie McKendrick, this seminal work seals Bassani's reputation as 'a quietly insistent chronicler of our age's various menaces to liberty' (Jonathan Keates)"--

  • Gittel's journeyGittel's journey : an Ellis Island story

    Newman, Leslea, author.

    "Brings to life a not too distant history of immigration to Ellis Island. When it's time for nine-year-old Gittel and her mother to leave their homeland behind and go to America for the promise of a new life, a health inspection stops any chance of Gittel's mother joining her daughter on the voyage. Knowing she may never see her mother again, Gittel must find the courage within herself to leave her family behind"--

  • Typically JewishTypically Jewish

    Maxwell, Nancy Kalikow, author.

    "In eight "trait" chapters --Worrying, Kvelling, Dying, Noshing, Laughing, Detecting, Dwelling, and Joining-- "more deli than deity" writer Nancy Kalikow Maxwell offers ancient and contemporary insight into what it means to be "typically Jewish" today inAmerica. The following "Typically Jewish, Atypically Fun" Discussion Guide gets participants schmoozing on how they live, love, work, eat, and even plan to die as Jews." --

  • Spies of no countrySpies of no country : secret lives at the birth of Israel

    Friedman, Matti, author.

    "The story of a ragtag unit known as the Arab Section, which was conceived in Palestine during World War II by British spies and Jewish militia leaders, and which eventually became the nucleus of the Mossad, Israel's vaunted intelligence agency"--

  • The illustrated worldwide who's who of Jews in photographyThe illustrated worldwide who's who of Jews in photography

    Gilbert, George.

  • Mama, are we there yet?Mama, are we there yet?

    Saposnek, Rose.

  • The Apostolic See and the JewsThe Apostolic See and the Jews / History; Addenda, Corrigenda, Bibliography and Indexes

    This is the final volume of an eight-part work (1988-1991). Pp. 1-16 contain an additional 17 documents from the period 1262-1516. Pp. 17-19 contain a list of corrections. Pp. 20-60 contain a bibliography of books and articles. Pp. 61-176 contain indexes of persons, places, and subjects.

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  • Savage feastSavage feast : three generations, two continents, and a dinner table : (a memoir with recipes)

    Fishman, Boris, 1979-, author.

  • Spies of no countrySpies of no country : secret lives at the birth of Israel

    Friedman, Matti, author.

    "The story of a ragtag unit known as the Arab Section, which was conceived in Palestine during World War II by British spies and Jewish militia leaders, and which eventually became the nucleus of the Mossad, Israel's vaunted intelligence agency"--

  • Gittel's journeyGittel's journey : an Ellis Island story

    Newman, Leslea, author.

    "Brings to life a not too distant history of immigration to Ellis Island. When it's time for nine-year-old Gittel and her mother to leave their homeland behind and go to America for the promise of a new life, a health inspection stops any chance of Gittel's mother joining her daughter on the voyage. Knowing she may never see her mother again, Gittel must find the courage within herself to leave her family behind"--

  • 21 lessons for the 21st century21 lessons for the 21st century

    Harari, Yuval N., author.

  • My mother's sonMy mother's son : a novel

    Hirshberg, David, author.

    "Hirshberg's debut novel packs both emotional punch and a vivid portrait of Jewish American life in post-WWII Boston. . . . Readers will find connections here to Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (2000) and to Saul Bellow's classic The Adventures of Augie March (1953)." Booklist (American Library Association), starred review "This amazing mosaic of fact and fiction will hold readers in its grip from the first to last page." Library Journal, starred review Gold Medal Winner, 2018 Independent Press Awards, Best Regional Fiction My Mother's Son, the meticulously-crafted debut novel from David Hirshberg, is a story told by a radio raconteur revisiting his past in post-World War II Boston, the playground and battleground for two brothers whose lives are transformed by discoveries they never could have imagined. From the opening line of the book, "When you're a kid, they don't always tell you the truth," the stage is set for this riveting coming-of-age story that plays out against the backdrop of the Korean War, the aftermath of the Holocaust, the polio epidemic, the relocation of a baseball team, and the shenanigans of politicians and businessmen. Hirshberg deftly weaves together events, characters, and clues and creates a rich tapestry of betrayal, persecution, death, loyalty, and unconditional love that resonates with today's America.

  • Typically JewishTypically Jewish

    Maxwell, Nancy Kalikow, author.

    "In eight "trait" chapters --Worrying, Kvelling, Dying, Noshing, Laughing, Detecting, Dwelling, and Joining-- "more deli than deity" writer Nancy Kalikow Maxwell offers ancient and contemporary insight into what it means to be "typically Jewish" today inAmerica. The following "Typically Jewish, Atypically Fun" Discussion Guide gets participants schmoozing on how they live, love, work, eat, and even plan to die as Jews." --

  • When christians were jewsWhen christians were jews : the first generation

    Fredriksen, Paula.

  • BraidedBraided : a physician's journey of a thousand challahs

    Ricanati, Elizabeth.

  • Holy ceremonyHoly ceremony

    Nykanen, Harri.

    A woman's body scrawled with religious texts is found in a Helsinki apartment. Jewish homicide inspector Ariel Kafka investigates. What begins as an investigation of Christian religious lunatics shifts into a hunt for a perpetrator who is more damaged than dangerous, the victim of institutionally countenanced pedophilia at a boarding school. Ariel Kafka finds himself investigating a series of crimes leading to the enigmatic Brotherhood of the Holy Vault, founded at the school. The brotherhood's former members have gone on to become Oxford professors and important CEOs, all reluctant to recall their school days. But before Kafka can solve the puzzle, more than one person must pay for past sins with his life.

  • The collector's apprenticeThe collector's apprentice : a novel

    Shapiro, Barbara A., 1951-, author.

    "It's the summer of 1922, and nineteen-year-old Paulien Mertens finds herself in Paris--broke, disowned, and completely alone. Everyone in Belgium, including her own family, believes she stole millions in a sophisticated con game perpetrated by her then-fiancé, George Everard. To protect herself from the law and the wrath of those who lost everything, she creates a new identity, a Frenchwoman named Vivienne Gregsby, and sets out to recover her father's art collection, prove her innocence--and exact revenge on George. When the eccentric and wealthy American art collector Edwin Bradley offers Vivienne the perfect job, she is soon caught up in the Parisian world of post-Impressionists and expatriates--including Gertrude Stein and Henri Matisse, with whom Vivienne becomes romantically entwined. As she travels between Paris and Philadelphia, where Bradley is building an art museum, her life becomes even more complicated: George returns with unclear motives . . . and then Vivienne is arrested for Bradley's murder"--

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