A Modern Joseph's Journey from Hijacker to Rabbi
Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich was born in the small Baltic state of Latvia after the Second World War, which was under Soviet occupation. Yosef received a Soviet education, far removed from his Jewish faith and culture. His father, Moshe, was arrested by the...
The Concept in British Political Thinking and Policy Making 1917-1923
What was the concept of 'A National Home for the Jewish People,' where did it come from, and how was it defined? Barzilay-Yegar traces the shifting meanings of the phrase from its first coining in the Balfour Declaration of 1917,...
Rabbinic Responses to Modernity, Science and Tragedy
Rabbi Birnbaum's well-organised treatment of the relationship between Torah and science provides insightful guidance. ~--Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis ***[A]n enlightening and inspiring account of how Orthodox rabbis responded to some of the unprecedented stresses of modernity.--Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks ***A clear discussion of...
A Journey with Judge Israel Finestein QC
Using the ideas of the celebrated Anglo-Jewish historian the late Judge Israel Finestein QC as the intellectual framework for this original work, the author explores the history of division which has formed and fractured the modern Anglo-Jewish world. Lang invites the...
Encounters with Primo Levi
Calcagno, Giorgio; Poli, Gabriella
Primo Levi-chemist, Italian, Jew, survivor of Auschwitz-was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. His masterpiece, If This Is a Man, is still one of the most widely read books on the Holocaust today. Echoes of a Lost Voice is the fruit...
Holocaust Humour, Satire and Parody in Israeli Culture
Holocaust humour, satire, and parody are sensitive and complex issues. For many years, Israeli culture recoiled from dealing with the Holocaust from a humorous or satirical perspective. The perception was that a humorous approach might threaten the sanctity of its memory, or...
A Temporary Title
Born in 1931 to a secular Jewish family in Poland, Irit grew up in the city of Czestochowa with its significant Jewish community of 30,000. She survived the Second World War having escaped from the ghetto and living under false Aryan papers, in various places....