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  1. The American Jewish Story through Cinema
    Like the haggadah, the traditional “telling” of the story of the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt that is read at the Passover seder, cinema offers a valuable text from which to gain an understanding of the social, political,... Learn More
    Published: 15th April 2013
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  2. Israeli Cinema
    With top billing at many film forums around the world, as well as a string of prestigious prizes, including consecutive nominations for the Best Foreign Film Oscar, Israeli films have become one of the most visible and promising... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2012
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  3. Violent Acts and Urban Space in Contemporary Tel Aviv
    Violent acts over the past fifteen years have profoundly altered civil rituals, cultural identity, and the meaning of place in Tel Aviv. Three events in particular have shed light on the global rule of urban space in the struggle... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2011
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  4. Exiled in the Homeland
    Offering a new perspective on Zionism, Exiled in the Homeland draws on memoirs, newspaper accounts, and archival material to examine closely the lives of the men and women who immigrated to Palestine in the early twentieth century.... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2010
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  5. The Invention of the Jewish Gaucho
    By the mid-twentieth century, Eastern European Jews had become one of Argentina's largest minorities. Some represented a wave of immigration begun two generations before; many settled in the province of Entre Ríos and founded... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2010
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  6. Leon Uris
    As the best-selling author of Exodus, Mila 18, QB VII, and Trinity, Leon Uris blazed a path to celebrity with books that readers could not put down. Uris's thirteen novels sold millions of copies, spent months on the best-seller... Learn More
    Published: 15th October 2010
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  7. Red, Black, and Jew
    Between 1890 and 1924, more than two million Jewish immigrants landed on America's shores. The story of their integration into American society, as they traversed the difficult path between assimilation and retention of a unique... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2010
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  8. The Chosen Folks
    Texas has one of the largest Jewish populations in the South and West, comprising an often-overlooked vestige of the Diaspora. The Chosen Folks brings this rich aspect of the past to light, going beyond single biographies and... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2010
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  9. Jewish Women in Fin de Siècle Vienna
    Despite much study of Viennese culture and Judaism between 1890 and 1914, little research has been done to examine the role of Jewish women in this milieu. Rescuing a lost legacy, Jewish Women in Fin de Siècle Vienna explores... Learn More
    Published: 4th January 2010
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  10. Various Positions
    Known as the "Prince of Bummers," Leonard Cohen is a multi-talented poet, singer-songwriter, novelist, and Zen Buddhist whose career has spanned more than forty years and inspired countless other artists. In this critically acclaimed... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2007
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  11. The Man Who Swam into History
    The story begins with a grandfather who heroically escaped from Russia by swimming the Pruth River to Romania—or did he? Then there are stories of another grandfather who kept a lifelong mistress; grandmothers who were ignored... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2005
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  12. Torah Today
    The central element of Jewish worship is the yearly cycle of reading the first five books of the Bible, the Five Books of Moses, called the Torah in Hebrew. Torah Today, a compilation of fifty-four essays that grew out of Pinchas... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2004
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