The Life and Times of Moses Jacob Ezekiel

Author: Peter Adam Nash
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ISBN: 9781683930372
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This first book-length study of Moses Ezekiel examines the life and historical context of the once celebrated, now little-known Jewish-American sculptor.

American Jewish Year Book 2014

Author: Arnold Dashefsky
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319096230
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This book, in its 114th year, provides insight into major trends in the North American Jewish communities, examining the recently completed Pew Report (A Portrait of Jewish American), gender in American Jewish life, national and Jewish communal affairs and the US and world Jewish population. It also acts as an important resource with lists of Jewish Institutions, Jewish periodicals and academic resources as well as Jewish honorees, obituaries and major recent events. It should prove useful to social scientists and historians of the American Jewish community, Jewish communal workers and the press, among others.

Parsimony

Author: Peter Nash
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ISBN: 9781944388119
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Parsimony is a novel about fathers and sons, about the twisted manifestations of politics and history in the lives of a particular Jewish American family. When the novel opens, David Ansky, a divorced and disaffected New York architect, has gone to Florida to move his father into a local nursing home. He has never been close to the man and dreads the responsibility, intending to dispatch with the matter as swiftly as possible. Yet things do not go as planned, so that quickly he finds himself entangled in the past, trapped in a cat and mouse game with his father in which he is never quite sure how to gauge the man's remarks, which range from the paranoid and sentimental to the cruelly, severely astute. At the heart of this experience is David's reckoning, just after 9/11, with his own life and career, and with his family's radically left-wing past-with his Stalinist grandfather and with his bitter, politically disillusioned father, a Trotsky scholar and retired professor of history. Set in the course of a single day in an apartment overlooking Sanibel Island, the novel explores the generational impact of shattered ideals.

The Perfection of Things

Author: Peter Nash
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ISBN: 9781944388331
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In 1941, the popular Austrian Jewish writer, Stefan Zweig, with his young wife, Lotte Altmann, went into hiding from the Nazis in Brazil, where less than six months later they committed suicide in a final act of despair. The Perfection of Things is a novel that opens in February of 2004 in the Brazilian town of Petrópolis where a dying American biographer, Adam Ribeira, has been living in a last, desperate effort to complete a critical biography of Zweig, which he has been writing in frustration and anguish for nearly twenty years. Working by day in a rented apartment directly overlooking the now-empty house in which Zweig and his wife committed suicide, and by night inside the house itself, into which he sneaks the moment it is dark, the narrator struggles, once and for all, to grasp the tangled implications of Zweig and his times, a realization that finally compels him to act. Part fiction, part biography of Zweig, part critical inquiry into the scope and limitations of biography itself, the novel explores what for many is the essential impossibility of truly knowing another human being. Framed in the form of a letter to the narrator's estranged son in Israel, in the form of a tzevaah, a Jewish ethical will, the story is also a meditation on contemporary life-on racism, exile, and war. Binding the tale together is the perennially bewitching idea of perfection and its place in the human heart.

The African Knights

Author: Conrad Cairns
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Presents the history of the armies of Sokoto, Bornu and Bagirmi in the nineteenth century.

The Sacred Tree in Religion and Myth

Author: Mrs. J. H. Philpot
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486436128
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Alleged by ancient cultures around the world to possess both divine and demonic aspects, trees have frequently been linked with cult worship and pagan rituals. This volume focuses on the subject with lively insight, examining topics ranging from the deity-inhabited sycamores worshipped in Egypt to the dreaded moss-women in Central Germany.

Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism

Author: Thomas Inman
Publisher: Book Tree
ISBN: 9781885395955
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An important key to the origins of Christianity and Western religion. Contains clear, documented images that can be traced to remote times and shown to be in direct connection to certain origins of belief. The symbolic connections between Christianity and the cultures of India, Babylonia, Assyria and Egypt, among others, are astounding. An indispensable reference for anyone interested in early pagan religions and the foundations of Christianity. Little known fact: During the filming of The Da Vinci Code movie, this book was special ordered as reading material for all cast and crew.

Emma Goldman

Author: Kathy E. Ferguson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442210486
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Emma Goldman has often been read for her colorful life story, her lively if troubled sex life, and her wide-ranging political activism. Few have taken her seriously as a political thinker, even though in her lifetime she was a vigorous public intellectual within a global network of progressive politics. Engaging Goldman as a political thinker allows us to rethink the common dualism between theory and practice, scrutinize stereotypes of anarchism by placing Goldman within a fuller historical context, recognize the remarkable contributions of anarchism in creating public life, and open up contemporary politics to the possibilities of transformative feminism.