books about: jewish
The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery That Holds the Secret of America's Future
Frontline Pub Inc
Is it possible... That there exists an ancient mystery that holds the secret of America s future? That this mystery lies behind everything from 9/11 to the collapse of the global economy? That ancient harbingers of judgment are now manifesting in America? That God is sending America a prophetic message of what is yet to come? Before its destruction as a nation, ancient Israel received nine harbingers, prophetic omens of warning. ...
Hill and Wang, 2012
A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel’s masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie’s wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author’s original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the ...
Jerusalem: A Cookbook
Ten Speed Press
A collection of 120 recipes exploring the flavors of Jerusalem from the New York Times bestselling author of Plenty , one of the most lauded cookbooks of 2011. In Jerusalem , Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi explore the vibrant cuisine of their home city—with its diverse Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities. Both men were born in Jerusalem in the same year—Tamimi on the Arab east side and Ottolenghi in the Jewish west. This ...
17 Cents & a Dream: My Incredible Journey from the USSR to Living the American Dream
Gold Star Publishing, 2013
“Through pure determination, fortitude and attitude, Daniel pulled out of impossibly difficult situations. His story is true, his story is a personal inspiration to me and I hope it will inspire you too to maximize your potential and go for the greatest of dreams.” - Mark Victor Hansen, Bestselling Author, Chicken Soup for the Soul. “Powerful and inspiring, Daniel Milstein’s story is a testament to following your dreams and never taking ...
The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2009
Nonna Bannister carried a secret almost to her Tennessee grave: the diaries she kept as a young girl experiencing the horrors of the Holocaust while learning compassion and love for her fellow human beings. Nonna's writings tell the remarkable tale of how a Russian girl, born into a family that had known wealth and privileges, was exposed to the concentration camps and learned the value of human life and the importance of forgiveness.
The Book Thief
Alfred A. Knopf
It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . . Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t ...
An Accidental God: The Evolution of Religion, or How a Boy from the Dawn of Civilization Became the God of ...
Double Triangle Press LLC, 2013
Through a series of accidents, a person who lived at the dawn of civilization became a god, then became God, and today is the focus of the thoughts and prayers of billions: Jews, Christians and Muslims. An Accidental God is a fictionalized but historically plausible interpretation of the story of the biblical patriarch Abraham, focusing on how coincidental events and human interpretations lead him to believe a particular ancestor, named Yehhi, ...
Finding Rebecca: A Novel of Love and the Holocaust
Now Available Exclusively on Amazon Finding Rebecca: A Novel of Love and the Holocaust How far would you go for the one you love? Christopher would always be there for Rebecca no matter what it took, from the beaches of Jersey to the hell of the holocaust and Auschwitz. The prisoners in Auschwitz called it Canada, the land of unimaginable riches, where the last possessions of those who perished in the gas chambers were gathered ...
A PERENNIAL KINDLE BESTSELLER! Top 10 Best Jewish Fiction Books: Boomer Book Series “ A powerful and emotional story of a Jewish family here in America.” -Life in Review “The Friedmann comic voice is filled with so much anger, outrage, astonishment, fear, resentment, and unleashed id that we readers nearly fall out of our chairs in wonder and laughter and shock.” -Oxford American “Patty Friedmann may be the greatest New ...
The Skin of Water
Passions flare and alliances shift in this breathtaking story of survival set during the final days of World War II in Hungary. Young Zeno dreams of moving to Budapest and becoming a great filmmaker in the Hungarian film studios. But one evening he follows Catherine Steiner, a guest at the exclusive lakeside resort where he works as a bellboy, into the forest. Unknowingly he dives into her life, changing his forever. Her husband is a wealthy ...
Ringer Books, 2010
"If you believe the papers, we sprang from thin air in 1924. At the time, people started turning up dead in Detroit--which was nothing new, even back then. But when twenty Jewish men get put on the spot in three days, it gets noticed. They blamed it on us, but the truth is not one of those crimes was committed by the Purples. Technically speaking." Shunned by his community... locked up for trying to help an innocent girl... ambushed by ...
Goldberg Variations: A Novel
Imagine King Lear as a comedy . . . Elegant, amusing, and profoundly nasty tycoon Gloria Garrison, née Goldberg, has a kingdom to bequeath to one of the grandchildren she barely knows. They’re all twentysomethings who foolishly believe money isn’t everything. Just shy of eighty, Gloria doesn’t wish to watch the minutes tick by while the three dither over the issues of their generation—love, meaning, identity. She has summoned them ...
Amazon Children's Publishing, 2012
"In 1945 the war ended. The Germans surrendered, and the ghetto was liberated. Out of over a quarter of a million people, about 800 walked out of the ghetto. Of those who survived, only twelve were children. I was one of the twelve." For more than fifty years after the war, Syvia, like many Holocaust survivors, did not talk about her experiences in the Lodz ghetto in Poland. She buried her past in order to move forward. But finally she decided ...
On Heaven and Earth: Pope Francis on Faith, Family, and the Church in the Twenty-First Century
Jorge Mario Bergoglio
From the man who became Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio shares his thoughts on religion, reason, and the challenges the world faces in the 21st century with Abraham Skorka, a rabbi and biophysicist. For years Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Argentina, and Rabbi Abraham Skorka were tenacious promoters of interreligious dialogues on faith and reason. They both sought to build bridges among Catholicism, Judaism, and the world at ...
Once We Were Brothers
Berwick Court Publishing Co., 2010
From Nazi-occupied Poland to a Chicago courtroom Elliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and wealthy philanthropist, is attending a fundraiser when he is suddenly accosted and accused of being a former Nazi SS officer named Otto Piatek. Although the charges are denounced as preposterous, his accuser, Ben Solomon, is convinced he is right. Solomon urges attorney Catherine Lockhart to take his case, revealing that Otto Piatek was abandoned as ...
St. Martin's Press, 2007
Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel' d'Hiv' roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours. Paris, May 2002: On Vel' d'Hiv's 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article about this black day in France's past. Through her contemporary ...
The Golem and the Jinni
In The Golem and the Jinni, a chance meeting between mythical beings takes readers on a dazzling journey through cultures in turn-of-the-century New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life to by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic and dies at sea on the voyage from Poland. Chava is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York harbor in 1899. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire born in the ...
The Sourdough Wars (Rebecca Schwartz Mystery #2) (The Rebecca Schwartz Series)
The second book in Edgar-winning author Julie Smith’s Rebecca Schwartz series. A tasty treat of a San Francisco mystery—a crisp, tangy story you’re sure to get a rise out of. You won’t find it a bit crumb-y! "…a brisk and breezy item, which—like sourdough itself—has its own distinctive and satisfying flavor.” -San Diego Union “…an awful lot of fun, and it will make you unbearably hungry for fresh-baked bread.” -San ...
Man's Search for Meaning
Beacon Press, 2006
Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can ...
Sh*t My Dad Says
HarperCollins e-books, 2010
“This book is ridiculously hilarious, and makes my father look like a normal member of society.” —Chelsea Handler “Read this unless you’re allergic to laughing.” —Kristen Bell “If you’re wondering if there is a real man behind the quotes on Twitter, the answer is a definite and laugh-out-loud yes.” —Christian Lander, New York Times bestselling author of Stuff White People Like Tuesdays with Morrie meets F My ...
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