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  • In Those Nightmarish Days
    In Those Nightmarish Days (English, Paperback) Peretz Opoczynski, Josef Zelkowicz

    This volume sheds light on two brilliant but lesser known ghetto journalists: Josef Zelkowicz and Peretz Opoczynski. An ordained rabbi, Zelkowicz became a key member of the archive in the Lodz ghetto. Opoczynski was a journalist and mailman who contributed to the Warsaw ghetto's secret Oyneg Shabes archive. While other ghetto writers sought to create an objective record of their circumstances,...

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  • The Letters of Menakhem-Mendl and Sheyne-Sheyndl and Motl, the Cantor's Son
    The Letters of Menakhem-Mendl and Sheyne-Sheyndl and Motl, the Cantor's Son (English, Paperback) Sholem Aleichem

    This volume presents an outstanding new translation of two favorite comic novels by the preeminent Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem (1859?1916). The Letters of Menakhem-Mendl and Sheyne-Sheyndl portrays a tumultuous marriage through letters exchanged between the title character, an itinerant bumbler seeking his fortune in the cities of Russia before departing alone for the New World, and his...

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  • Everyday Jews
    Everyday Jews (English, Hardback) Yehoshue Perle

    Offers a blend of raw sexuality and romantic love, thwarted desire and spiritual longing. This book captures the complex interplay of Christians and Jews, weekdays and Sabbaths, town and country, dream and reality, against a relentless and never-ending battle of the sexes.

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  • The Cross and Other Jewish Stories
    The Cross and Other Jewish Stories (English, Hardback) Lamed Shapiro

    Lamed Shapiro (1878-1948) was the author of controversial short stories, novellas, and essays. Himself a tragic figure, Shapiro led a life marked by frequent ocean crossing, alcoholism, and failed ventures, yet his writings are models of precision, psychological insight, and daring. This book talks about Lamed Shapiro and his work.

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  • The I. L. Peretz Reader
    The I. L. Peretz Reader (English, Paperback) Isaac Leib Peretz

    Isaac Leybush Peretz (1852-1915) is an influential figure of modern Jewish culture. This volume, which presents a memoir, poem, travelogue and 26 stories by Peretz, also provides an essay about Peretz's life by Ruth R. Wisse, and Peretz's great visionary drama "A Night in the Old Marketplace".

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  • The Zelmenyaners
    The Zelmenyaners (English, Paperback) Moyshe Kulbak

    Offers an English translation of a classic of Yiddish literature, considered one of the great comic novels of the twentieth century. This title describes the travails of a Jewish family in Minsk that is torn asunder by the new Soviet reality.

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  • The Glatstein Chronicles
    The Glatstein Chronicles (English, Paperback) Jacob Glatstein

    In 1934, with World War II on the horizon, writer Jacob Glatstein (1896-1971) travelled from his home in America to his native Poland to visit his dying mother. He is one of the foremost Yiddish poets of the day. This title is based on his journey, which intertwines his childhood memories with observations of growing anti-Semitism in Europe.

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  • The End of Everything
    The End of Everything (English, Paperback) David Bergelson

    A novel that depicts the lives of upwardly mobile, self-aware nouveaux riche Jews in the waning years of the Russian Empire.

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