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The Girl from Human Street
Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family
Written by Roger Cohen


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 13, 2015
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-59466-2 (0-307-59466-1)

An intimate and profoundly moving Jewish family history—a story of displacement, prejudice, hope, despair, and love.

In this luminous memoir, award-winning New York Times columnist Roger Cohen turns a compassionate yet discerning eye on the legacy of his own forebears. As he follows them across continents and decades, mapping individual lives that diverge and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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J
A Novel
Written by Howard Jacobson


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Hogarth
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-41955-9 (0-553-41955-2)

Shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize

"Longlisted for 2014’s Man Booker Prize, J is a snarling, effervescent, and ambitious philosophical work of fiction that poses unsettling questions about our sense of history, and our self-satisfied orthodoxies. Jacobson’s triumph is to craft a novel that is poignant as well as troubling... Read more >
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Arik
The Life of Ariel Sharon
Written by David Landau


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 11, 2014
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7698-7 (1-4000-7698-6)

From the former editor in chief of Haaretz, the first in-depth, comprehensive biography of Ariel Sharon, the most dramatic and imposing Israeli political and military leader of the last forty years.

The life of Ariel Sharon spans much of modern Israel’s history. A commander in the Israeli Army from its inception in 1948, Sharon... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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A Child of Christian Blood
Murder and Conspiracy in Tsarist Russia: The Beilis Blood Libel
Written by Edmund Levin


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4299-7 (0-8052-4299-6)

A Jewish factory worker is falsely accused of ritually murdering a Christian boy in Russia in 1911, and his trial becomes an international cause célèbre.
 
On March 20, 1911, thirteen-year-old Andrei Yushchinsky was found stabbed to death in a cave on the outskirts of Kiev. Four months later, Russian police arrested Mendel... Read more >
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The Great Partnership
Science, Religion, and the Search for Meaning
Written by Jonathan Sacks


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1250-1 (0-8052-1250-7)

National Jewish Book Awards 2012, Finalist
Dorot Foundation Award for
Modern Jewish Thought and Experience

Impassioned, erudite, thoroughly researched, and beautifully reasoned, The Great Partnership argues not only that science and religion are compatible, but that they complement each other—and that the world needs both.

“Atheism deserves better than the new atheists,” states... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Eichmann Before Jerusalem
The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer
Written by Bettina Stangneth
Translated by Ruth Martin


Format: Hardcover, 608 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95967-6 (0-307-95967-8)

A total and groundbreaking reassessment of the life of Adolf Eichmann—a superb work of scholarship that reveals his activities and notoriety among a global network of National Socialists following the collapse of the Third Reich and that permanently challenges Hannah Arendt’s notion of the “banality of evil.”

Smuggled out of Europe after... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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My Battle Against Hitler
Faith, Truth, and Defiance in the Shadow of the Third Reich
Written by Dietrich von Hildebrand and John Henry Crosby


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34751-8 (0-385-34751-0)

Dietrich von Hildebrand was a German Catholic thinker and teacher who devoted the full force of his intellect to breaking the deadly spell of Nazism that ensnared so many of his beloved countrymen. Now, published for the first time in English, My Battle Against Hitler--von Hildebrand's gripping memoir of courage in...

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At Home in Exile
Why Diaspora Is Good for the Jews
Written by Alan Wolfe


Format: Hardcover, 296 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3313-5 (0-8070-3313-8)

Since the beginnings of Zionism in the twentieth century, many Jewish thinkers have considered it close to heresy to validate life in the Diaspora. Jews in Europe and America faced “a life of pointless struggle and futile suffering, of ambivalence, confusion, and eternal impotence,” as one early Zionist philosopher wrote, echoing... Read more >
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