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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Yiddish-English Dictionary

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The League for Yiddish is pleased to announce that we are now selling the newly published Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary. Editors-in chief – Solon Beinfeld and Harry Bochner; associate editors – Barry Goldstein and Yankl...

“From Kabul to Queens: the Jews of Afghanistan”

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‘From Kabul to Queens: the Jews of Afghanistan and Their Move to the United States,’ a new book, on a topic which has not widely been explored, was presented and discussed by the author...

The Jews of Wales: A History, by Cai Parry-Jones

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This study of Jews in Wales, by Cai Parry-Jones and published by University of Wales Press, is the first nationwide historical survey of Judaism in Wales since the first Jewish community was established in 1768. Minority...

Rabbi- historian examines the destiny of the Jews

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Rabbi Ken Spiro’s new book, Destiny, successfully guides the reader through the central themes of Judaism: the impact of Jewish values on civilization, Jewish determination, the disproportionate impact of the Jewish people, anti-Semitism and...

Scholars Detail Growth of American Jewish History

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Conversations with Colleagues, On Becoming An American Jewish Historian, edited by Jeffrey S. Gurock (Brighton, MA: Academic Studies Press, 2018) 270 pages. Conversations Between Colleagues has a personal, useful and informative festschrift flavor that honors the profession of American...

Vegetarian and Kosher- from Vilna with love

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What do Jewish foodies talk about when they talk about food? “Meatless mains” to judge by several recent kosher cookbooks. So when one reads in another new kosher cookbook that “It has long been...

Jews against themselves by Edward Alexander

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Every Anglophone reader, Jew and non-Jew, owes it to him or herself to read Jews against Themselves. And every non-Anglophone country that aspires either to establish or maintain democracy owes itself a good translation. Rarely...

Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief, by Asaf Romirowsky & Alexander...

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Although this book came out several years ago, it remains pertinent. This is a meticulously researched book that concentrates on a very small bit of history: the time period from 1948-50 when the American...

A graphic novel of Jews hunting Nazis

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his graphic novel is set shortly before the Six-Day War of 1967 with the action alternating between B’nei Barak, Israel, and Sao Paulo, Brazil.  A Haredi Jew in B’nei Barak has nightmares remembering how...

While Wall Street Journal highlights the success of Harry Potter in Yiddish, two new...

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  Dos Hoyz in Pu-vinkl (Winnie the Pooh) and Gayve un Forurtl  (Orgullo y Prejuicio) by Jane Austen, which add to the Yiddish bibliography available to young readers and their parents. The first time in Yiddish! Pride...