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Product Description: Published in 1998 as Havalim, The Pure Element of Time is a rich and evocative autobiographical novel about a writer’s development. With his keen eye and opulent writing style, Haim Be’er turns the story of his childhood and maturity into a complex and gripping work of art...read more
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9781611684315 | Brandeis Univ, November 13, 2012, cover price $24.95 | also contains The Pure Element of Time | About this edition: Published in 1998 as Havalim, The Pure Element of Time is a rich and evocative autobiographical novel about a writer’s development.

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Zayde Rabinovitch relates the story of his mother, Judith, the three men who loved her, and the mystery surrounding his paternity
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9780880016353 | Ecco Pr, April 1, 1999, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Zayde Rabinovitch relates the story of his mother, Judith, the three men who loved her, and the mystery surrounding his paternity

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9780805242867 | Reprint edition (Schocken Books, August 28, 2012), cover price $15.95

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The contemporary Israeli author shares his insights on S. Y. Agnon's groundbreaking novel Only Yesterday, dissecting the obvious and subtle movements of the book, parsing its ideological bent for lessons about the current Jewish experience in Palestine.
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9780691036922 | Princeton Univ Dept of Art &, April 10, 2000, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: The contemporary Israeli author shares his insights on S.

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Product Description: In The Angel of History, Mosès looks at three Jewish philosophers—Franz Rosenzweig, Walter Benjamin, and Gershom Scholem—who formulated a new vision of history in 1920s Germany by moving away from the spirit of assimilation and the Enlightenment belief in humanity's inevitable progress...read more
By Barbara Harshav (trans)
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9780804741163 | Stanford Univ Pr, December 11, 2008, cover price $65.00

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9780804741170 | Stanford Univ Pr, December 11, 2008, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: In The Angel of History, Mosès looks at three Jewish philosophers—Franz Rosenzweig, Walter Benjamin, and Gershom Scholem—who formulated a new vision of history in 1920s Germany by moving away from the spirit of assimilation and the Enlightenment belief in humanity's inevitable progress.

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Beyond the Market launches a sociological investigation into economic efficiency. Prevailing economic theory, which explains efficiency using formalized rational choice models, often simplifies human behavior to the point of distortion. Jens Beckert finds such theory to be particularly weak in explaining such crucial forms of economic behavior as cooperation, innovation, and action under conditions of uncertainty--phenomena he identifies as the proper starting point for a sociology of economic action. Beckert levels an enlightened critique at neoclassical economics, arguing that understanding efficiency requires looking well beyond the market to the social, cultural, political, and cognitive factors that influence the coordination of economic action. Beckert searches social theory for the components of an alternative theory of action, one that accounts for the social embedding of economic behavior. In Durkheim and Parsons he finds especially useful approaches to cooperation; in Luhmann, a way to understand how people act under highly contingent conditions; and in Giddens, an understanding of creative action and innovation. Together, these provide building blocks for a research program that will yield a theoretically sophisticated understanding of how economic processes are coordinated and the ways that markets are embedded in social, cultural, and cognitive structures. Containing one of the most fully informed critiques of the neoclassical analysis of economic efficiency--as well as one of the most thoughtful blueprints for economic sociology--this book reclaims for sociology the study of one of the most important arenas of human action.
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9780691049076 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 3, 2002, cover price $78.50 | About this edition: Beyond the Market launches a sociological investigation into economic efficiency.

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9781400825448 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 2, 2008, cover price $64.00

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Product Description: Since it was first published in Hebrew in 2000, this provocative book has been garnering acclaim and stirring controversy for its bold reinterpretation of the relationship between Judaism and Christianity in the Middle Ages, especially in medieval Europe...read more
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9780520217669 | Univ of California Pr, July 1, 2006, cover price $63.00 | About this edition: Offers a provocative look at the relationship between Judaism and Christianity, arguing that the inter-religous polemic between the two religions served as a substantial component in the formation of each and that the impact of Christianity on Talmudic and medieval Judaism was much stronger than previously assumed.

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9780520258181 | Univ of California Pr, August 19, 2008, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: Since it was first published in Hebrew in 2000, this provocative book has been garnering acclaim and stirring controversy for its bold reinterpretation of the relationship between Judaism and Christianity in the Middle Ages, especially in medieval Europe.

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9780300115130 | Yale Univ Pr, January 9, 2008, cover price $50.00

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The rise and fall of the Jews is compressed into the enigmatic character of Ebenezer Schneerson, who has somehow become the final repository of all Jewish culture following the ravages of World War II. Reprint.
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9780802118110 | Grove Pr, February 9, 2006, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: The rise and fall of the Jews is compressed into the enigmatic character of Ebenezer Schneerson, who has somehow become the final repository of all Jewish culture following the ravages of World War II.

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9780802142955 | Reprint edition (Grove Pr, January 11, 2007), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: The rise and fall of the Jews is compressed into the enigmatic character of Ebenezer Schneerson, who has somehow become the final repository of all Jewish culture following the ravages of World War II.

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By Barbara Harshav (editor) and Benjamin Harshav (editor)
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9780804751834 | 1 edition (Stanford Univ Pr, September 20, 2006), cover price $82.50

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Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995) was a leading philosopher and Talmudic commentator. This book is a major collection of essays representing the culmination of Levinas's philosophy. It gathers his important work and reveals the development of his thought. It looks at issues of suffering, love, religion, culture, justice, human rights, and legal theory.
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9780826490797 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, June 13, 2006, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995) was a leading philosopher and Talmudic commentator.

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Product Description: The Warsaw Uprising of 1944 dramatically tells the largely unknown story of the Warsaw resistance movement during World War II. Desperate to free themselves from German military oppression but also hoping to show the advancing Soviets that they could not impose easy rule upon the citizens of Warsaw, the Poles launched an almost hopeless attack against the Germans on August 1, 1944...read more
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9780299207304 | Univ of Wisconsin Pr, May 19, 2006, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: The Warsaw Uprising of 1944 dramatically tells the largely unknown story of the Warsaw resistance movement during World War II.

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Product Description: On the basis of postcolonial theory, this study shows how Jewish scholars, in the controversies about the "essence" of Judaism and Christianity at the beginning of the 20th century, challenged the intellectual hegemony of Liberal Protestantism in Germany...read more
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9789004119628 | Brill Academic Pub, December 1, 2004, cover price $265.00 | About this edition: On the basis of postcolonial theory, this study shows how Jewish scholars, in the controversies about the "essence" of Judaism and Christianity at the beginning of the 20th century, challenged the intellectual hegemony of Liberal Protestantism in Germany.

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Product Description: Hinduism is currently followed by one-fifth of humankind. Far from a monolithic theistic tradition, the religion comprises thousands of gods, a complex caste system, and hundreds of languages and dialects. Such internal plurality inspires vastly ranging rites and practices amongst Hinduism's hundreds of millions of adherents...read more
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9780691089522 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 1, 2004, cover price $72.00 | About this edition: Hinduism is currently followed by one-fifth of humankind.

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9780691089539 | Princeton Univ Pr, December 8, 2003, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Hinduism is currently followed by one-fifth of humankind.

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Product Description: This book presents a new and comprehensive biography of one of the most prominent artists of the twentieth century in dialogue with the events and ideologies of his time. It encompasses the 98 years of Chagall’s life (1887-1985) in Russia, France, the US, as well as Germany and Israel, his deep roots in folk culture, his personal relationships and loves, his involvement with the art of the Russian Revolution, with Surrealism, Communism, Zionism, Yiddish literature and the state of Israel...read more
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9780804742139 | Stanford Univ Pr, September 29, 2003, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: This book presents a new and comprehensive biography of one of the most prominent artists of the twentieth century in dialogue with the events and ideologies of his time.

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9780804742146 | Stanford Univ Pr, August 25, 2003, cover price $9.00 | About this edition: This book presents a new and comprehensive biography of one of the most prominent artists of the twentieth century in dialogue with the events and ideologies of his time.

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Product Description: Israeli playwright and director Hanoch Levin was one of the most original and innovative writers of his generation. Although Levin is familiar within the Israeli cultural context—and despite the steadily growing stream of literary and theatrical research of his oeuvre—there are few resources on his work available outside of Israel...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
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9780804748582 | Stanford Univ Pr, August 11, 2003, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: Israeli playwright and director Hanoch Levin was one of the most original and innovative writers of his generation.

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By Barbara Harshav (trans), Hanoch Levin and Freddie Rokem (introduced by)
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9780804737128 | Stanford Univ Pr, August 18, 2003, cover price $15.00

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Product Description: Marc Chagall (1887-1985) traversed a long route from a boy in the Jewish Pale of Settlement, to a commissar of art in revolutionary Russia, to the position of a world-famous French artist. This book presents for the first time a comprehensive collection of Chagall's public statements on art and culture...read more
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9780804748315 | Stanford Univ Pr, July 2, 2003, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Marc Chagall (1887-1985) traversed a long route from a boy in the Jewish Pale of Settlement, to a commissar of art in revolutionary Russia, to the position of a world-famous French artist.

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Product Description: Marc Chagall (1887-1985) traversed a long route from a boy in the Jewish Pale of Settlement, to a commissar of art in revolutionary Russia, to the position of a world-famous French artist. This book presents for the first time a comprehensive collection of Chagall's public statements on art and culture...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
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9780804748308 | Stanford Univ Pr, July 11, 2003, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Marc Chagall (1887-1985) traversed a long route from a boy in the Jewish Pale of Settlement, to a commissar of art in revolutionary Russia, to the position of a world-famous French artist.

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In a haunting collection of short stories set in Israel, the author explores the land between life and death, introducing characters who struggle through difficult relationships and difficult situations. (Story Collections) (view table of contents)
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9781584652793 | Brandeis Univ, December 1, 2002, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: In a haunting collection of short stories set in Israel, the author explores the land between life and death, introducing characters who struggle through difficult relationships and difficult situations.

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Product Description: For five horrifying years in Vilna, the Vilna ghetto, and concentration camps in Estonia, Herman Kruk recorded his own experiences as well as the life and death of the Jewish community of the city symbolically called "The Jerusalem of Lithuania...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
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9780300044942 | Yale Univ Pr, September 10, 2002, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: For five horrifying years in Vilna, the Vilna ghetto, and concentration camps in Estonia, Herman Kruk recorded his own experiences as well as the life and death of the Jewish community of the city symbolically called "The Jerusalem of Lithuania.

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Product Description: From the author of the critically acclaimed A Pigeon and a Boy, the extraordinary story of Zayde, his enigmatic mother Judith, and her three loversWhen Judith arrives in a small, rural village in Palestine in the early 1930s, three men compete for her attention: Globerman, the cunning, coarse cattle-dealer who loves women, money, and flesh; Jacob, owner of hundreds of canaries and host to the four meals which lend the book its narrative structure; and Moshe, a widowed farmer obsessed with his dead wife and his lost braid of hair which his mother cut off in childhood...read more
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9781841951140 | Canongate Books Ltd, July 2, 2002, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: From the author of the critically acclaimed A Pigeon and a Boy, the extraordinary story of Zayde, his enigmatic mother Judith, and her three loversWhen Judith arrives in a small, rural village in Palestine in the early 1930s, three men compete for her attention: Globerman, the cunning, coarse cattle-dealer who loves women, money, and flesh; Jacob, owner of hundreds of canaries and host to the four meals which lend the book its narrative structure; and Moshe, a widowed farmer obsessed with his dead wife and his lost braid of hair which his mother cut off in childhood.

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Product Description: Immigration is even more hotly debated in Europe than in the United States. In this pivotal work of action and discourse analysis, Riva Kastoryano draws on extensive fieldwork--including interviews with politicians, immigrant leaders, and militants--to analyze interactions between states and immigrants in France and Germany...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
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9780691010144 | Princeton Univ Pr, February 1, 2002, cover price $67.50 | About this edition: Immigration is even more hotly debated in Europe than in the United States.

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9780691010151 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 21, 2002, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Immigration is even more hotly debated in Europe than in the United States.

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Product Description: This book makes an unparalleled attempt to analyze the rise of comparative religion as a particular response to modernization. In the mid-nineteenth century and continuing into the twentieth, Western scholars began to interpret religion's history, drawing on prehistorical evidence, recently deciphered texts, and ethnographical reports...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
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9780691009087 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 1, 2002, cover price $67.50

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9780691009094 | Princeton Univ Pr, February 11, 2002, cover price $37.50 | About this edition: This book makes an unparalleled attempt to analyze the rise of comparative religion as a particular response to modernization.

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9780253340429 | Indiana Univ Pr, November 1, 2001, cover price $26.95

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Recounts the struggle against the Nazi takeover of Warsaw and provides an account of the author's activities as head courier for the ZOB, the Jewish Fighting Organization. (view table of contents)
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9780300093766 | Yale Univ Pr, October 1, 2001, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Recounts the struggle against the Nazi takeover of Warsaw and provides an account of the author's activities as head courier for the ZOB, the Jewish Fighting Organization.

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