Memories from the Abyss

Memories from the Abyss

by William Tannenzapf But I Had a Happy Childhood by Renate Krakauer The Azrieli Foundation presents gripping stories from two members of the same family….

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And the Policeman Smiled

And the Policeman Smiled

10, 000 Children Escape from Nazi Europe by Barry Turner Before the War, thousands of Jewish children were spirited out of Nazi Europe. Based on…

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Churchill's Promised Land

Churchill’s Promised Land

Zionism and Statecraft by Michael Makovsky Makovsky skillfully shows that only one man, Churchill—a true admirer of Disraeli and his mantra that “the Lord dealt…

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A Hanukkah Treasury

A Hanukkah Treasury

Edited by Eric A. Kimmel Illustrated by Emily Lisker This is indeed a “treasury”. It includes history, blessings, rituals, crafts, music, songs, games, stories and…

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Fragility of Goodness

Fragility of Goodness

Why the Jews of Bulgaria Survived by Tzvetan Todorov With the exception of Denmark, Bulgaria was the only country allied with Nazi Germany that did…

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A Question of Identity

A Question of Identity

Iberian Conversos in Historical Perspective by Renee Levine Melammed In 1391 many of the Jews of Spain were forced to convert to Christianity, creating a…

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Wrestler from Montreal

Wrestler from Montreal

written by Arnold Holtzman The story begins with a pogrom in Ukraine and follows the protagonist to Canada. The writing style has been compared to…

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I Have a Story to Tell You

I Have a Story to Tell You

Edited by Seemah C. Berson Eastern European Jewish immigrants living in Montreal, Toronto, and Winnipeg in the early twentieth century tell stories of their struggles…

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Contemporary Antisemitism

Contemporary Antisemitism

Canada and the World Edited by Derek J. Penslar, Michael R. Marrus, Janice Gross Stein There is mounting evidence that the historic post-war decline in…

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Sacred Realm

Sacred Realm

The Emergence of the Synagogue in the Ancient World Edited by Steven Fine The synagogue, the institution most closely associated with the development of post-biblical…

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