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The Schocken Book of Modern Sephardic Literature

Edited by Ilan Stavans


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: January 11, 2005
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4228-7 (0-8052-4228-7)

“If in approaching so vast and amorphous a bookshelf one should dare to venture any generalization, it is that the Sephardic cultural sensibility is in a perennial state of fluidity, continually redefining itself. Its purview spans the world. Nothing is foreign to it: as one door closes, another one opens. The... Read more >
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The Alphabet That Changed the World
How Genesis Preserves a Science of Consciousness in Geometry and Gesture
Written by Stan Tenen
Edited by Charles Stein


Format: Trade Paperback, 392 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: July 5, 2011
Price: $44.00
ISBN: 978-1-55643-723-6 (1-55643-723-4)

Rabbinic tradition asserts that every letter of every word of the Torah is a word in itself. Author Stan Tenen demonstrates that each letter is also a hand gesture, and it is at this level that Hebrew forms a natural universal language. All people, including children before they speak and people... Read more >

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Hands of My Father
A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love
Written by Myron Uhlberg


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: February 3, 2009
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-80688-5 (0-553-80688-2)

By turns heart-tugging and hilarious, Myron Uhlberg’s memoir tells the story of growing up as the hearing son of deaf parents—and his life in a world that he found unaccountably beautiful, even as he longed to escape it.

“Does sound have rhythm?” my father asked. “Does it rise and fall like the... Read more >
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Cut Me Loose
Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood
Written by Leah Vincent


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: January 21, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53809-1 (0-385-53809-X)

In the vein of Prozac Nation and Girl, Interrupted, an electrifying memoir about a young woman's promiscuous and self-destructive spiral after being cast out of her ultra-Orthodox Jewish family

Leah Vincent was born into the Yeshivish community, a fundamentalist sect of ultra-Orthodox Judaism. As the daughter of an influential rabbi, Leah and... Read more >
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I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Written by Hana Volavkova


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: March 15, 1994
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1015-6 (0-8052-1015-6)

This expanded edition of the classic collection of drawings and poems by children of the Terez'n Concentration Camp was published in conjunction with the opening of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. A total of 15,000 children under the age of 15 passed through Terez'n between the years... Read more >

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Boy 30529
A Memoir
Written by Felix Weinberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-300-2 (1-78168-300-X)

In 1939 twelve-year-old Felix Weinberg fell into the hands of the Nazis. Imprisoned for most of his teenage life, Felix survived five concentration camps, including Terezin, Auschwitz, and Birkenau, barely surviving the Death March from Blechhammer in 1945. After losing his mother and brother in the camps, he was liberated at Buchenwald and eventually reunited at... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Modern English-Yiddish Dictionary

Written by Uriel Weinreich


Format: Trade Paperback, 856 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: December 27, 1987
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-0575-6 (0-8052-0575-6)

The standard reference guide, with more than 20,000 entries ranging from colloquial to literary Yiddish, plus: a grammar guide, a pronunciation key, and instructions for usage

Dr. Uriel Weinreich’s Modern English-Yiddish Yiddish-English Dictionary has been praised by both scholars and Yiddish writers for its completeness, its remarkable insight into the meanings of... Read more >

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Yiddish
A Nation of Words
Written by Miriam Weinstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 27, 2002
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-44730-2 (0-345-44730-1)

Enjoying renewed interest with over 4 million speakers throughout the world today, Yiddish is an important language rich in history and lore. This is the first popular history of the Yiddish language—a language that transcends its function as a medium for communication and offers a window into Jewish culture and heritage... Read more >
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A Beggar in Jerusalem
A novel
Written by Elie Wiesel


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: May 27, 1997
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1052-1 (0-8052-1052-0)

This haunting novel takes place in the days following the Six-Day War. A Holocaust survivor visits the newly reunited city of Jerusalem. At the Western Wall, he encounters the beggars and madmen who congregate there every evening, and who force him to confront the ghosts of his past and his ties... Read more >
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The Fifth Son
A novel
Written by Elie Wiesel


Format: Trade Paperback, 228 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 7, 1998
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1083-5 (0-8052-1083-0)

Reuven Tamiroff, a Holocaust survivor, has never been able to speak about his past to his son, a young man who yearns to understand his father’s silence. As campuses burn amidst the unrest of the Sixties and his own generation rebels, the son is drawn to his father’s circle of wartime... Read more >
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The Forgotten

Written by Elie Wiesel


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: January 31, 1995
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1019-4 (0-8052-1019-9)

Distinguished psychotherapist and survivor Elhanan Rosenbaum is losing his memory to an incurable disease. Never having spoken of the war years before, he resolves to tell his son about his past--the heroism as well as the shame--before it is too late. Elhanan's story compels his son to go to the Romanian... Read more >
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From the Kingdom of Memory
Reminiscences
Written by Elie Wiesel


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: January 31, 1995
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1020-0 (0-8052-1020-2)

In this powerful collection of personal essays and speeches by one of the great writers of our generation, Elie Wiesel weaves together reminiscences of his life before the Holocaust, his struggle to find meaning afterward, and the actions he has taken on behalf of others that have defined him as a... Read more >
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The Gates of the Forest
A Novel
Written by Elie Wiesel


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: May 16, 1995
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1044-6 (0-8052-1044-X)

Gregor--a teenage boy, the lone survivor of his family--is hiding from the Germans in the forest. He hides in a cave, where he meets a mysterious stranger who saves his life. He hides in the village, posing as a deaf-mute peasant boy. He hides among the partisans of the Jewish resistance... Read more >

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Hostage

Written by Elie Wiesel
Translated by Catherine Temerson


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-59958-2 (0-307-59958-2)

From Elie Wiesel, Nobel laureate and author of Night, a charged, deeply moving novel about the legacy of the Holocaust in today’s troubled world and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

It’s 1975, and Shaltiel Feigenberg—professional storyteller, writer and beloved husband—has been taken hostage: abducted from his home in Brooklyn, blindfolded and tied to... Read more >
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The Judges
A Novel
Written by Elie Wiesel


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: October 12, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1121-4 (0-8052-1121-7)

From Elie Wiesel, a gripping novel of guilt, innocence, and the perilousness of judging both.

A plane en route from New York to Tel Aviv is forced down by bad weather. A nearby house provides refuge for five of its passengers: Claudia, who has left her husband and found new love; Razziel... Read more >
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A Mad Desire to Dance
A Novel
Written by Elie Wiesel
Translated by Catherine Temerson


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 13, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1212-9 (0-8052-1212-4)

Now in paperback, Wiesel’s newest novel “reminds us, with force, that his writing is alive and strong. The master has once again found a startling freshness.”—Le Monde des Livres

A European expatriate living in New York, Doriel suffers from a profound sense of desperation and loss. His mother, a member of... Read more >
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A Mad Desire to Dance

Written by Elie Wiesel
Translated by Catherine Temerson


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 17, 2009
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26650-7 (0-307-26650-8)

From Elie Wiesel, a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and one of our fiercest moral voices, a provocative and deeply thoughtful new novel about a life shaped by the worst horrors of the twentieth century and one man’s attempt to reclaim happiness.

Doriel, a European expatriate living in New York, suffers... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Oath
A Novel
Written by Elie Wiesel


Format: Trade Paperback, 296 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: May 12, 1986
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-0808-5 (0-8052-0808-9)

When a Christian boy disappears in a fictional Eastern European town in the 1920s, the local Jews are quickly accused of ritual murder. There is tension in the air and a pogrom threatens to erupt. Suddenly, an extraordinary man—Moshe the dreamer, a madman and mystic—steps forward and confesses to a crime... Read more >
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One Generation After

Written by Elie Wiesel


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: September 13, 1987
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-0713-2 (0-8052-0713-9)

Twenty years after he and his family were deported from Sighet to Auschwitz, Elie Wiesel returned to his town in search of the watch—a bar mitzvah gift—he had buried in his backyard before they left.

“In an incredibly moving collection of essays, tales, and autobiographical sketches, Wiesel describes the agonizing plight of... Read more >
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Open Heart

Written by Elie Wiesel
Translated by Marion Wiesel


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: December 4, 2012
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-96184-6 (0-307-96184-2)

A profoundly and unexpectedly intimate, deeply affecting summing up of his life so far, from one of the most cherished moral voices of our time.

Eighty-two years old, facing emergency heart surgery and his own mortality, Elie Wiesel reflects back on his life. Emotions, images, faces and questions flash through his mind... Read more >

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The Sonderberg Case

Written by Elie Wiesel
Translated by Catherine Temerson


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27220-1 (0-307-27220-6)

From the Nobel laureate and author of the masterly Night: a deeply felt, beautifully written novel of morality, guilt, and innocence.

Despite personal success, Yedidyah—a theater critic in New York City, husband to a stage actress, father to two sons—finds himself increasingly drawn to the past; as he reflects on his life... Read more >
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The Testament
A novel
Written by Elie Wiesel


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 27, 1999
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1115-3 (0-8052-1115-2)

On August 12, 1952, Russia's greatest Jewish writers were secretly executed by Stalin. In this remarkable blend of history and imagination, Paltiel Kossover meets the same fate but, unlike his real-life counterparts, he is permitted to leave a written testament. From a Jewish boyhood in pre-revolutionary Russia, Paltiel traveled down a... Read more >
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The Time of the Uprooted
A Novel
Written by Elie Wiesel


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: February 6, 2007
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1177-1 (0-8052-1177-2)

Gamaliel Friedman is only a child when his family flees Czechoslovakia in 1939 for the relative safety of Hungary. For him, it will be the beginning of a life of rootlessness, disguise, and longing. Five years later, in desperation, Gamaliel's parents entrust him to a young Christian cabaret singer named Ilonka... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Time of the Uprooted

Written by Elie Wiesel


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 9, 2005
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4172-5 (1-4000-4172-4)

From Elie Wiesel, a profoundly moving novel about the healing power of compassion.

Gamaliel Friedman is only a child when his family flees Czechoslovakia in 1939 for the relative safety of Hungary. For him, it will be the beginning of a life of rootlessness, disguise, and longing. Five years later, in desperation... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Town Beyond the Wall
A Novel
Written by Elie Wiesel


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: May 16, 1995
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1045-3 (0-8052-1045-8)

Michael, a young man in his thirties and a concentration camp survivor, makes the difficult trip behind the Iron Curtain to Hungary and the town of his birth. He wishes to confront "the face in the window"--the real and symbolic faces of all those who stood by and never interfered when... Read more >
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