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The Émigré Aesthetic

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The newest chapters in the Russian-American-Jewish story.

Sandee Brawarsky

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Though relatively fleeting in rock history, the “RJC moment” forged a new vision of Jewish identity in the contemporary world, one that sought to restore the bond between past and present, to interrogate the limits of racial and gender categories, and to display the tensions between secularism and observance, traditional values and contemporary concerns.

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JUDAISM IN TRANSITION

How Economic Choices Shape Religious Tradition CARMEL U. CHISWICK $22.95 paper $75.00 cloth THE JEWS AND THE BIBLE JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ATTIAS Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture

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A Russian-American writer meditates on family, immigration and ‘material’ for his novel. Boris Fishman

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Grandmother, Grandfather And Me

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Natan Sharansky, The Novel

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Set in Israel and the Crimea, David Bezmozgisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; new novel looks at some of the choices (moral and otherwise) faced by Soviet Jews. Sandee Brawarsky

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Herzlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vision

Theodor Herzl and the Foundation of the Jewish State SHLOMO AVINERI

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In 1896, Theodor Herzl published The Jewish State. The following year he convened a Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland. In this concise, illuminating biography, the renowned Israeli political scientist Shlomo Avineri tells the story of how Herzl, combining a visionary idea with practical action, fashioned the policies and institutions that paved the way for the Jewish state. â&#x20AC;&#x153;...[an] immensely readable biography...this is the most chewily cogent account yet of Herzl the political thinker and doer.â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Financial Times â&#x20AC;&#x153;. . .What Avineri gives us is a fine-grained and tender portrait of the Hungarian-born Herzl as feverish romantic, dodgy dramatist, prolific writer and political organizer, a vibrant man whose energy and devotion to finding a national solution for a Jewish state were palpable and exhausting.â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;The Times Literary Supplement 9781933346984 304 pages Hardcover $22.95

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“ Both prequel and sequel to Ottolenghi and Tamimi’s Jerusalem.” — ROZANNE GOLD, author of the 1-2-3 Cookbook series

More than 100 recipes updated for today’s kitchen SCHOCKEN BOOKS

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“It is so refreshingly different and smart.”

—Rabbi Judith Hauptman, Professor of Talmud, Jewish Theological Seminary

“Arnow and Ohana have put the Hebrew Bible back in business. Through their insightful and creative readings, they distill a ‘spiritual business model’ for the 21st Century. Leadership in the Bible recasts the classic stories now as quick studies for anyone trying to earn a living while remaining religiously alive. This is a very wise text.”

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—Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, the Emanu-El Scholar at Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco. He is the author of a score of books on spirituality, Judaism and Kabbalah

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A cookbook devoted to the culinary masterpieces of Jewish grandmothers from Minsk to Marrakesh.

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New Land, New Anxiety

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A troika of émigré tales in a variety of genres.

Diane Cole

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…This refreshing and authoritative new translation makes it possible for us to take up the Scripture as if we had never seen it before, as if we were listening to its being read aloud for the first time.”

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PROVOCATIVE READING

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“Looks at Diasporic Jewry not as an endangered species . . . but as a vital and creative force that is also good for Israel.” —MICHAEL S. ROTH, The New York Times

New Land, New Anxiety

“An important, thought-provoking book for Jews and Christians, and interfaith families.” —JUDY BOLTON-FASMAN, The Jewish Advocate

“Lyrical yet magisterial . . . heartfelt, poignant, redemptive, and brave, it offers proof that Poles and Jews can lead a constructive dialogue.” —PIOTR FLORCZYK, The Los Angeles Review of Books

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“An enduring work of survival literature.” NEW IN PAPERBACK!

–The New York Times

“Gerard R. Wolfe, joined by the photographers Jo Renee Fine and Norman Borden, has completely overhauled The Synagogues of New York’s Lower East Side originally published in 1978. This volume, which is illustrated with black and white photographs and has a foreword by The Times’s Joseph Berger, uses historic houses of worship as a prism to explore immigrant life and culture.”

—the new york times 232 Pages, 100 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-6385-1 Paper, $22.00 Empire State Editions

A New Edition of the Timeless Classic

“. . . An extraordinarily original addition to the contemporary literature of Holocaust memory studies. In her focus on previously under-examined sites of memory and under-studied dimensions of the Holocaust, Knittel’s work not only expands the field but exemplifies the best, most profound new work in Holocaust memory studies . . . absolutely essential reading.”

—james e. young, author of the texture of memory and at memory’s edge 364 Pages, 16 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-6278-6 Cloth, $55.00 eBook available Modern Language Initiative

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“One of the great books of our time.” —HAROLD S. KUSHNER, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People Includes an 8-page photo insert and previously unpublished letters, speeches, and essays.

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Sharansky

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Book Marketers Mark Your 2015 Calendars The Jewish Week Media Group will Publish the Following Arts and Literature Sections The new season in theater, film, music, the visual arts and books.

Spring Arts Publishing on February 13 and Closing for Reservations on February 4

‘Bullets Over Broadway’ Hits Broadway: Staging Woody Allen’s film at precarious time.

Ted Mer win

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Cross-Dressers In The Catskills: Harvey Fierstein’s ‘Casa Valentina.’

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Summer Reading Publishing on June 26 and Closing for Reservations on June 17

From pre-intifada Jerusalem to ‘Srugim’ turf to Holon, getting a read on the modern Jewish state. Diane Cole

A SU P P LEM ENT TO TH E J EWISH WEEK SEPTEM B ER 5, 2014

Fall Arts Publishing on August 28 and Closing for Reservations on August 19

Fall Literary Guide Publishing on November 21 and Closing for Reservations on November 12

Forced Journey: The Saga of Werner Berlinger by ROSEMARY ZIBART The poignant story of a boy fleeing Nazi Germany and struggles to create a new life in New York City. Winner of a Silver Nautilus Award for books inspiring readers. Ages 11 and up. “Your book was not just good but excellent!!” Mussi Levertov, Chabad Administrator

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A Short, Short Story By Marina Rubin

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The Jewish Week

NYU PRESS

In the Shadow of Zion

Promised Lands Before Israel ADAM L. ROVNER “A colorful and offbeat contribution to our understanding of modern Jewish history and of the fevered milieu out of which the state of Israel was born.” –Matti Friedman, author of The Aleppo Codex

The Rag Race

How Jews Sewed Their Way to Success in America and the British Empire ADAM D. MENDELSOHN “A book studded with insight, and written with wit and style.” – Jerry Z. Muller, author of Capitalism and the Jews

Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust MICHAEL J. BAZYLER AND FRANK M. TUERKHEIMER “An important contribution to the history of the judicial aftermath of the Holocaust.” –Christopher R. Browning. author of Remembering Survival

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Gender in Judaism and Islam

Common Lives, Uncommon Heritage EDITED BY

FIROOZEH KASHANI-SABET AND BETH S. WENGER “Path breaking in its range and scope...this work puts Islamic and Jewish Studies into a rich dialogue.” – Beth Baron, author of The Orphan Scandal $30.00 • PAPER

That Pride of Race and Character

The Roots of Jewish Benevolence in the Jim Crow South CAROLINE E. LIGHT “A groundbreaking, eloquent, and meticulously researched book about Southern Jewish culture.” –Laura Levitt, Temple University $45.00 • CLOTH

Jews and Booze

Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition MARNI DAVIS “A comprehensive look at a little-discussed historical subject that can’t help but have a spring in its step.” – Jenny Hendrix, Forward $23.00 • PAPER

The Signifying Creator Nontextual Sources of Meaning in Ancient Judaism MICHAEL D. SWARTZ “With gestures to the music of John Cage and the meaning of fashion, Michael Swartz explores the manifold ways that ancient Jews believed God could speak through worldly things.”

–David Frankfurter, Boston University

WINNER OF THE 2013 NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD, WOMEN’S STUDIES

Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace

American Jewish Women’s Activism, 1890–1940 MELISSA R. KLAPPER “A wonderful and inspiring read.” – Alice Kessler-Harris, author of A Difficult Woman $24.00 • PAPER

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