Exodus pdf

Exodus  pdf

Title: Exodus pdf

Author: Leon Uris

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,Classics,Historical,Cultural,Israel,Literature,Jewish

Pages: 608 pages

Exodus pdf

Exodus is an international publishing phenomenon–the towering novel of the twentieth century’s most dramatic geopolitical event. Leon Uris magnificently portrays the birth of a new nation in the midst of enemies–the beginning of an earthshaking struggle for power. Here is the tale that swept the world with its fury: the story of an American nurse, an Israeli freedom fighter caught up in a glorious, heartbreaking, triumphant era.

 

My Name Is Asher Lev pdf

My Name Is Asher Lev  pdf

Title: My Name Is Asher Lev pdf

Author: Chaim Potok

Genre: ,Fiction,Classics,Historical,Historical Fiction,Literature,Jewish,Religion,Religion,Judaism

Pages: 369 pages

My Name Is Asher Lev pdf

Asher Lev is a Ladover Hasid who keeps kosher, prays three times a day and believes in the Ribbono Shel Olom, the Master of the Universe. Asher Lev is an artist who is compulsively driven to render the world he sees and feels even when it leads him to blasphemy. In this stirring and often visionary novel, Chaim Potok traces Asher’s passage between these two identities, the one consecrated to God, the other subject only to the imagination.,Asher Lev grows up in a cloistered Hasidic community in postwar Brooklyn, a world suffused by ritual and revolving around a charismatic Rebbe. But in time his gift threatens to estrange him from that world and the parents he adores. As it follows his struggle, My Name Is Asher Lev becomes a luminous portrait of the artist, by turns heartbreaking and exultant, a modern classic.

 

The Chosen pdf

The Chosen  pdf

Title: The Chosen pdf

Author: Chaim Potok

Genre: ,Fiction,Classics,Historical,Historical Fiction,Young Adult,Literature,Jewish,Religion

Pages: 304 pages

The Chosen pdf

It is the now-classic story of two fathers and two sons and the pressures on all of them to pursue the religion they share in the way that is best suited to each. And as the boys grow into young men, they discover in the other a lost spiritual brother, and a link to an unexplored world that neither had ever considered before. In effect, they exchange places, and find the peace that neither will ever retreat from again. . . .

 

Sadness Is a White Bird pdf

Sadness Is a White Bird  pdf

Title: Sadness Is a White Bird pdf

Author: Moriel Rothman-Zecher

Genre: ,Fiction,Contemporary,Cultural,Israel,Literature,Jewish

Pages: 275 pages

Sadness Is a White Bird pdf

In this lyrical and searing debut novel written by a rising literary star and MacDowell Fellow, a young man is preparing to serve in the Israeli army while also trying to reconcile his close relationship to two Palestinian siblings with his deeply ingrained loyalties to family and country.,The story begins in an Israeli military jail, where — four days after his nineteenth birthday — Jonathan stares up at the fluorescent lights of his cell, and recalls the series of events that led him there.,Two years earlier: Moving back to Israel after several years in Pennsylvania, Jonathan is ready to fight to preserve and defend the Jewish state, which his grandfather — a Salonican Jew whose community was wiped out by the Nazis — helped establish. But he is also conflicted about the possibility of having to monitor the occupied Palestinian territories, a concern that grows deeper and more urgent when he meets Nimreen and Laith — the twin daughter and son of his mother’s friend.,From that winter morning on, the three become inseparable: wandering the streets on weekends, piling onto buses toward new discoveries, laughing uncontrollably. They share joints on the beach, trading snippets of poems, intimate secrets, family histories, resentments, and dreams. But with his draft date rapidly approaching, Jonathan wrestles with the question of what it means to be proud of your heritage and loyal to your people, while also feeling love for those outside of your own tribal family. And then that fateful day arrives, the one that lands Jonathan in prison and changes his relationship with the twins forever.,Powerful, important, and timely, Sadness Is a White Bird explores one man’s attempts to find a place for himself, discovering in the process a beautiful, against-the-odds love that flickers like a candle in the darkness of a never-ending conflict.

 

The Crime and the Silence pdf

The Crime and the Silence  pdf

Title: The Crime and the Silence pdf

Author: Anna Bikont

Genre: ,History,Nonfiction,World War II,Holocaust,War,Cultural,Poland,War,World War II,Literature,Jewish

Pages: 561 pages

The Crime and the Silence pdf

On 10 July 1941 a horrifying crime was committed in the small Polish town of Jedwadbne. Early in the afternoon, the town’s Jewish population – hundreds of men, women and children – were ordered out of their homes, and marched into the town square. By the end of the day most would be dead. It was a massacre on a shocking scale, and one that was widely condemned. But only a few people were brought to justice for their part in the atrocity. The truth of what actually happened on that day was to be suppressed for more than sixty years. ,Part history, part memoir, part investigation, The Crime and the Silence is an award-winning journalist’s account of the events of that day: both the story of a massacre told through oral histories of survivors and witnesses, and a portrait of a Polish town coming to terms with its dark past. Including the perspectives of both heroes and perpetrators, Anna Bikont chronicles the sources of the hatred that exploded against Jews and asks what myths grow on hidden memories, what destruction they cause, and what happens to a society that refuses to accept a horrific truth.,Provocative, profoundly moving and ingeniously structured, The Crime and the Silence is a monumental work of non-fiction, and a vital contribution to Holocaust literature.

 

The Golem of Hollywood pdf

The Golem of Hollywood  pdf

Title: The Golem of Hollywood pdf

Author: Jonathan Kellerman,

Genre: ,Mystery,Fantasy,Paranormal,Literature,Jewish

Pages: 560 pages

The Golem of Hollywood pdf

From Jonathan Kellerman, the #1 New York Times bestselling author and master of psychological suspense, and Jesse Kellerman, the international #1 bestselling author of The Genius, comes one of the most remarkable novels of the year.,A burned-out L.A. detective . . . a woman of mystery who is far more than she seems . . . a grotesque, ancient monster bent on a mission of

 

The Enemy at His Pleasure: A Journey Through the Jewish Pale of Settlement During World War I pdf

The Enemy at His Pleasure: A Journey Through the Jewish Pale of Settlement During World War I  pdf

Title: The Enemy at His Pleasure: A Journey Through the Jewish Pale of Settlement During World War I pdf

Author: S. Ansky,

Genre: ,History,Nonfiction,Literature,Jewish,War,World War I

Pages: 352 pages

The Enemy at His Pleasure: A Journey Through the Jewish Pale of Settlement During World War I pdf

Finally available in English, the great Yiddish writer’s account of a neglected time and place,In late 1914, S. Ansky, the influential Jewish-Russian journalist, playwright, and politician, received a commission: to organize desperately needed relief for Jews on the borderlands, who were caught between the warring armies of Russia, Germany, and the Austrian Empire. Thus began an extraordinary four-year journey meticulously documented by Ansky, a peerless witness of his time.,In daily accounts, Ansky details his struggles: to raise funds; to lobby and bribe at the tsar’s court; to procure and transport food, medicine, and money to the ravaged Jewish towns, which, in the course of the war, were conquered and reconquered by Cossacks, Germans, Polish mercenaries, and Russian revolutionaries. Ansky depicts scenes of devastation-convoys of refugees, towns looted and burned to the ground, villagers taken hostage and raped, prey to all comers. Speaking to maids and ministers, farmers and recruits, doctors and profiteers, Ansky hears and sees it all, as the tsar’s army disintegrates and the winds of revolution sweep across the land.,A wide-ranging view of a world at war, The Enemy at His Pleasure is at once powerful and poignant, a rare and invaluable addition to the historical record.