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The Marranos of Spain
From the Late 14th to the Early 16th Century, According to Contemporary Hebrew Sources, Third Edition
B. Netanyahu
B. Netanyahu, one of the world's foremost medievalists, has made a lifelong project of studying the historical evolution of Marranism and seeking to ascertain the genesis of the Spanish Inquisition. In this seminal work, which opened an ongoing debate...

Dispersing the Ghetto
The Relocation of Jewish Immigrants across America
Jack Glazier
In the early twentieth century, the population of New York City's Lower East Side swelled with the arrival of vast numbers of eastern European Jewish immigrants. The teeming settlement, whose inhabitants faced poverty and frequent...

Don Isaac Abravanel
Statesman and Philosopher
Benzion Netanyahu
Don Isaac Abravanel (1437–1508) was a major historical figure during the waning of the Middle Ages. Statesman, diplomat, courtier, and financier, he was, at the same time, a scholar of encyclopedic learning, a philosopher, an exegete, a prolific...

Words of the Uprooted
Jewish Immigrants in Early Twentieth-Century America
Robert A. Rockaway
American Jewish leaders, many of German extraction, created the Industrial Removal Office (IRO) in 1901 in order to disperse unemployed Jewish immigrants from New York City to smaller Jewish communities throughout the United States. The IRO...

History and Memory after Auschwitz
Dominick LaCapra
The relations between memory and history have recently become a subject of contention, and the implications of that debate are particularly troubling for aesthetic, ethical, and political issues. Dominick LaCapra focuses on the interactions among history, memory, and ethicopolitical...

The Expulsion of the Jews and their Emigration to the Southern Low Countries (15th–16th C.)
This book looks at neglected aspects of the spiritual landscape of medieval Spain on the eve of the expulsion and draws the attention to the sequels of Jewish emigration for the intellectual circles in the Southern Low Countries.

Representing the Holocaust
History, Theory, Trauma
Dominick LaCapra
In a series of essays—three published here for the first time—LaCapra explores the problems faced by historians, critics, and thinkers who attempt to grasp the Holocaust.

Heidegger's Silence
Berel Lang
In What Is Called Thinking, Martin Heidegger wrote, "Man speaks by being silent." Berel Lang demonstrates that Heidegger's own silence spoke consciously and deliberately in response to what has been called the "Jewish Question." Posed...

Stranger in Our Midst
Images of the Jew in Polish Literature
A vibrant Jewish community flourished in Poland from late in the tenth century until it was virtually annihilated in World War II. In this remarkable anthology, the first of its kind, Harold B. Segel offers translations of poems and prose...

Out of the Shadow
A Russian Jewish Girlhood on the Lower East Side
Rose Cohen

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