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American Jewish women have long been respected for the meaningful contributions they have made to progressive causes, and now history scholar Melissa Klapper tells the colorful story of their social and political activism spanning the decades from 1890 to 1940.

Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Womens Activism, Check the availability of this new book by clicking on the image, or searching in our catalog.

For centuries, Jews have turned to the Mourner’s Kaddish prayer upon experiencing a loss.

Death and Mourning list - the Jewish Book Council

Few books about Israel have received the praise that reviewers have given Ari Shavit’s My Promised Land.

Encore -- My promised land : the triumph and tragedy of Israel / Ari Shavit.

The illustrated three-volume Geographical Encyclopedia of the Holocaust in Hungary is a magisterial resource, thorough and exhaustive, chronicling the wartime fate of the Jewish communities in that country where virulent antisemitism is anything but dead, even today.

The Geographical Encyclopedia of the Holocaust in Hungary / University Library / Reference / DS 135 2013

This powerful novel tells how a hard-driving mother toughens her son up to fight his way out of poverty in South Africa. A third-generation South African Jew, the author has produced an absorbing first novel.

This round of the Riot Recommendation is sponsored by The Lion Seeker by Kenneth Bonert. In the tradition of the great immigrant sagas, The Lion Seeker bri

For years, Yossi Klein Halevi has distin­guished himself as one of the most eloquent and insightful journalists writing from Israel; his new book, Like Dreamers, is, in many respects, the brilliant culmination of his life’s work thus far.

The winner of the 2014 Sophie Brody Medal is “Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation” by Yossi Klein Halevi, published by HarperCollins.

The year 1929 represents a major turning point in interwar Jewish society, proving to be a year when Jews, regardless of where they lived, saw themselves affected by developments that took place around the world, as the crises endured by other Jews became part of the transnational Jewish consciousness.

A National Jewish Book Award-winning collection of essays establishes 1929 as a watershed in modern Jewish history.

Minsk, the present capital of Belarus, was a heavily Jewish city in the decades between the world wars.

Becoming Soviet Jews: The Bolshevik Experiment in Minsk (The Modern Jewish Experience) Used Book in Good Condition

In 1961, Phyllis Chesler arrived in Kabul with her Afghan bridegroom and authorities took away her American passport, making her the property of her husband's family, with no rights of citizenship.

Fishpond Australia, An American Bride in Kabul: A Memoir by Phyllis Chesler. Buy Books online: An American Bride in Kabul: A Memoir, ISBN Phyllis Chesler

Misha, almost a teenager, lives with his close-knit family in Warsaw and has taken for granted the joys of swimming in a public pool, the freedom of shopping in any store or the pleasure of meeting up with his friends.

The War within These Walls by Aline Sax,Misha and his family do their best to survive in the appalling conditions of the Warsaw ghetto during World War II, and ultimately make a final, desperate stand against the Nazis.

In Between Friends, Amos Oz returns to the kibbutz of the late 1950s, the time and place where his writing began.

In Between Friends, Amos Oz returns to the kibbutz of the late the time and place where his writing began.

A bear wakes to a wonderful smells that leads him to the house of Bubba Brayna.

Hanukkah Bear by: Eric Kimmel On the first night of Hanukkah, Old Bear wanders into Bubba Brayna's house and receives a delicious helping of potato latkes when she mistakes him for the rabbi. Includes a recipe for latkes.

Celebrate the Festival of Freedom with the new Koren Sacks Pesach Machzor.

The Koren Sacks Pesah Mahzor by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

True to its title, Peter Waldor's Who Touches Everything is a book of connections.

True to its title, Peter Waldor's Who Touches Everything is a book of connections.

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