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This unique literary study of Yiddish children’s periodicals casts new light on secular Yiddish schools in America in the first half of the twentieth century. Rejecting the traditional religious education of the Talmud Torahs and congregational schools, these Yiddish schools chose Yiddish itself as the primary conduit of Jewish identity and culture. Four Yiddish school networks emerged, which despite their political and ideological differences were all committed to propagating the Yiddish language, supporting social justice, and preparing their students for participation in both Jewish and American culture.Focusing on the Yiddish children’s periodicals produced by the Labor Zionist Farband, the secular Sholem Aleichem schools, the socialist Workmen’s Circle, and the Ordn schools of the Communist-aligned International Workers Order, Naomi Kadar shows how secular immigrant Jews sought to pass on their identity and values as they prepared their youth to become full-fledged Americans.
By David G. Roskies (contributor)

Hardcover:

9781611689860 | Brandeis Univ, November 1, 2016, cover price $85.00

Paperback:

9781611689877 | Brandeis Univ, November 1, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: This unique literary study of Yiddish children’s periodicals casts new light on secular Yiddish schools in America in the first half of the twentieth century.

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Product Description: In 1934, with World War II on the horizon, writer Jacob Glatstein (1896–1971) traveled from his home in America to his native Poland to visit his dying mother. One of the foremost Yiddish poets of the day, he used his journey as the basis for two highly autobiographical novellas (translated as The Glatstein Chronicles) in which he intertwines childhood memories with observations of growing anti-Semitism in Europe...read more
By Maier Deshell (trans), Jacob Glatstein, Norbert Guterman (trans) and Ruth Wisse (introduced by)

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9780300095142 | Yale Univ Pr, November 18, 2010, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: In 1934, with World War II on the horizon, writer Jacob Glatstein (1896–1971) traveled from his home in America to his native Poland to visit his dying mother.

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Product Description: Once, most of world Jewry was divided along The Gefilte Fish Line: cold and calculated Litvaks to the north, warm-blooded mystics to the south. Once, the majority of Jews lived in medieval market towns, surrounded by rivers, lakes, and forests...read more

Hardcover:

9780881259483 | 2 revised edition (Ktav Pub Inc, February 1, 2007), cover price $29.50 | About this edition: Once, most of world Jewry was divided along The Gefilte Fish Line: cold and calculated Litvaks to the north, warm-blooded mystics to the south.

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An American Jewish anthology blends works by established top names with some of the current generation's most promising newcomers, in a volume that includes contributions by such writers as Cynthia Ozick, Lore Segal, and Max Apple. Original.
By Melvin Jules Bukiet (editor) and David G. Roskies (editor)

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9780892553266 | Persea Books, July 30, 2006, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: An American Jewish anthology blends works by established top names with some of the current generation's most promising newcomers, in a volume that includes contributions by such writers as Cynthia Ozick, Lore Segal, and Max Apple.

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Product Description: This volume presents The Dybbuk, S. Ansky’s well-known drama of mystical passion and demonic possession, along with little-known works of his autobiographical and fantastical prose fiction and an excerpt from his four-volume chronicle of the Eastern Front in the First World War, The Destruction of Galacia...read more
By S. Ansky, David G. Roskies (editor) and Golda Werman (trans)

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9780300092509 | Yale Univ Pr, August 11, 2002, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: This volume presents The Dybbuk, S.

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Product Description: This text documents a virtually unknown chapter in the history of the refusal of Jews throughout the ages to surrender. The author employs wide-ranging scholarship to the Holocaust and the memories associated with it, in affirmation of both continuities and violent endings. (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780674009158 | Harvard Univ Pr, May 1, 1984, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Looks at the Holocaust as a part of the history of Jewish persecutions and shows how literature and culture were used to bridge these catastrophes

Paperback:

9780815606154 | Syracuse Univ Pr, November 1, 1999, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: This text documents a virtually unknown chapter in the history of the refusal of Jews throughout the ages to surrender.
9780674009165 | Harvard Univ Pr, March 1, 1986, cover price $12.50 | About this edition: Looks at the Holocaust as a part of the history of Jewish persecutions and shows how literature and culture were used to bridge these catastrophes

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Product Description: "Roskies has illuminated a path to further self-understanding of who Jews are and the type of bridges used to reach a usable past." ―Lifestyles Magazine"[The author has] an exceptional gift for historical reconnection... The force of the shtetl, if not its romance, remains very much within him...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780253335050 | Indiana Univ Pr, June 1, 1999, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: "Roskies has illuminated a path to further self-understanding of who Jews are and the type of bridges used to reach a usable past.

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Product Description: A Bridge of Longing is a compelling history of how Yiddish storytelling became the politics of rescue for successive generations of displaced Jewish artists, embodying their fervent hopes and greatest fears in the languages of tradition...read more

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9780674081390 | Harvard Univ Pr, May 1, 1995, cover price $57.00 | About this edition: A Bridge of Longing is a compelling history of how Yiddish storytelling became the politics of rescue for successive generations of displaced Jewish artists, embodying their fervent hopes and greatest fears in the languages of tradition.

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9780674081406 | Reprint edition (Harvard Univ Pr, September 1, 1996), cover price $32.00 | About this edition: A Bridge of Longing is a compelling history of how Yiddish storytelling became the politics of rescue for successive generations of displaced Jewish artists, embodying their fervent hopes and greatest fears in the languages of tradition.

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Gathers short stories, diaries, sermons, essays, and poems written in response to the Spanish Inquisition, martyrdom, Russian pogroms, and the Holocaust
By David G. Roskies (editor)

Hardcover:

9780827603141 | 1 edition (Jewish Pubn Society, February 1, 1989), cover price $47.50 | About this edition: Gathers short stories, diaries, sermons, essays, and poems written in response to the Spanish Inquisition, martyrdom, Russian pogroms, and the Holocaust

Paperback:

9780827604148 | Reprint edition (Jewish Pubn Society, September 1, 1992), cover price $36.00 | About this edition: Gathers short stories, diaries, sermons, essays, and poems written in response to the Spanish Inquisition, martyrdom, Russian pogroms, and the Holocaust

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Product Description: Examines the history and way of life of Jews in Eastern Europe.

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9780870684555, titled "Shtetl Book" | Revised edition (Ktav Pub Inc, June 1, 1990), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Examines the history and way of life of Jews in Eastern Europe.
9780686951469 | Anti Defamation League of Bnai, June 1, 1980, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Examines the history and way of life of Jews in Eastern Europe.

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