Jewish History » Biographies

  • Bashert

    Bashert

    $24.95

    A Granddaughter’s Holocaust Quest

    Simon, Andrea

    Haunted by her grandmother's Old World stories and larger-than-life persona, Andrea Simon undertook a spiritual search for her lost family. Her quest for truth gave tragic answers. Using newly translated archival records, she peeled back layers of clues to confront the mystery. This story...

  • Chief Rabbi Hertz

    Chief Rabbi Hertz

    $34.95

    The Wars of the Lord

    Taylor, Derek

    Chief Rabbi Joseph Herman Hertz (1872-1946), perhaps Britain's greatest Chief Rabbi, led his community through two World Wars and was instrumental in the rescue of Jewish refugees from Nazism. He published many books and edited the seminal Hertz Chumash. Rabbi Hertz was a founder of...

  • Great Philanthropists

    Great Philanthropists

    $84.95

    Wealth and Charity in the Modern World 1815-1945

    Edited by: Cesarani, David; Mandler, Peter

    What is a philanthropist? Why do they do what they do? What impact do they have? What makes them tick? What in their personal biographies, their communities, their backgrounds, and their moment in time drove them to devote...

  • Israel Isidor Mattuck, Architect of Liberal Judaism

    Israel Isidor Mattuck, Architect of Liberal Judaism

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    Fox, Pam

    Now available in paperback, this biography shows how Israel Isidor Mattuck was probably the most influential figure in the development of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) in the UK and the wider Liberal Jewish movement through his involvement with the World Union for Progressive Judaism, which he chaired from...

  • King of Children

    King of Children

    $29.95

    The Life and Death of Janusz Korczak

    Lifton, Betty

    This is the tragic story of Janusz Korczak (as featured in the major motion picture The Zookeeper's Wife) who chose to perish in Treblinka rather than abandon the Jewish orphans in his care. Korczak comes alive in this acclaimed biography by Betty Jean...

  • Opening the Drawer

    Opening the Drawer

    $26.95

    The Hidden Identities of Polish Jews

    Cohen, Barry

    Made up of contributions by the three generations of Polish Jews ... it gives a multi-sided and nuanced picture not only of Jewish identity in Poland but of the complex history of Poland and its Jews from the Second World War to...

  • Perlzweig

    Perlzweig

    $59.95

    Pioneer of British Zionism

    Perlzweig, Maurice

    Edited by: Caute, David

    Maurice L. Perlzweig (1895-1985) was the eldest son of an immigrant Jewish cantor and musical composer. The young Maurice gained degrees at UCL and Christ's College, Cambridge. Having abandoned Orthodox Judaism, he became second minister at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue...

  • Winds Over Jerusalem

    Winds Over Jerusalem

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    The Story of Rae Landy, Pioneer Nurse of Hadassah

    Perkul, Debbi

    Winds Over Jerusalem provides a rare, eyewitness account of Jerusalem 1913-15, a critical period in history, through the lens of two American Jewish women. It adds insight and understanding to the complex relationship that still exists between American Jews, Israel and...