Judaica Books

Adelyn Bonin
344 pages, paperback, $12.95
ISBN 1-56474-136-6
"A painstakingly detailed account of a Jewish girl's coming-of-age in Germany and Britsh-mandated Palestine before the outbreak of World War II." —Publishers Weekly
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An American Family
Natalie Rothstein
176 pages, paperback, $14.95
ISBN 1-56474-280-6
"Kitty said it best after she finished this wonderful book. 'This is our story,' she said, and so it is for all of us who are the sons and daughters of immigrants. Beautifully written and impressively researched, it tells the story of America and its immigrants as well as anything I have ever read."
— Governor Michael S. Dukakis
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The Bear and the Bab
Still More Tales...
Herman I. Kantor, with Eric Larson
illustrated by Jan Golden
192 pages, illustrated, paperback, $9.95
Volume three contains still more tales of Rabbi Shmul and Orsha, including a magical bear, an ill-advised trip to the gold fields of Siberia, and a pirate from the ghetto. "An engaging addition to the ethnography and humor of the Jews." —Leo Rosten

Between Two Worlds
Autobiography of a Child Survivor of the Holocaust
R. Gabriele S. Silten
208 pages, paperback, $10.95
ISBN 1-56474-126-5
In 1938, when R. Gabriele S. Silten was five years old, her family fled their home in Berlin for Amsterdam, where she grew up under the shadow of Nazi terrorism. When she was ten, she and her family were deported to Concentration Camp Westrbork in Holland; less than a year later they were transported to Theresienstadt in Czecholslovakia, where she spent her eleventh and twelfth birthdays, and where they remained until mid-June 1945.
Here is a memoir of those dark years from an unusual child's-eye point of view, a remarkable testament to the confusion, alienation, and shattering of innocence sufferd by Jewish children who were victims of the Holocaust.
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The Crime of Christendom
Fred Gladstone Bratton
244 pages, paperback, $12.95
ISBN 1-56474-122-2
"Bratton won't let you get away with the idea of separating secular antiSemitism from its religious roots. He tells why in this historical account of Christian theology over against—and we mean over against—the Jew." —Christian Century
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Dark Shadows, Bright Life
R. Gabriele S. Silten
96 pages, paperback, $10.00
ISBN 1-56474-253-9
From a naive childhood to a rude awakening at the Terezín concentration camp, to a new life in a new world, R. Gabriele S. Silten gives witness to the events of the Holocaust and, most importantly, shows why those dark shadows must not cloud a bright life.
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Empty the Ocean with a Spoon
Growing Up with the Customs, Superstitions, Traditions, of a Jewish Home
Rosalie Sogolow
256 pages, paperback, $15.95
ISBN 1-56474-293-8
Sogolow's book is a cornucopia of culture: Yiddish expressions and proverbs; traditions involving love and marriage, food, and children; home remedies and cooking; manners and morals; religion, folk tales, and superstitions--bubbe meises.
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The First Lady of Dos CacahuatesA Novel
Harriet Rochlin
230 pages, ISBN 1-56474-264-4, paperback, $11.95
230 pages, ISBN 1-56474-265-2, cloth, $19.95
"Rochlin serves up enough period charm, crackling storytelling and priceless details (a Passover seder where tortillas substitue for matzoh) to satisfy devotees of both wild west lore and Jewish history." --Publishers Weekly
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A Journey Through Illusions
Kurt Lewin
paperback, $14.95, ISBN 1-56474-211-3
450 pages, illustrated
"[Lewin's] dramatic, fast-moving memoir is unfailingly interesting, particularly in Lewin's highly informative asides on lesser-known aspects of...the Holocaust and post-war persecution." --Small Press
"There is much passin and pain in Kurt Lewin's volume, which must be read if one wishes to understand Jewish concerns today." —Elie Wiesel

The Matzo Mitzvah
Even More Tales My Great-Great-Grandfather Might Tell About Life in a Ghetto of Russia in the Time of the Czars
Herman I. Kantor, with Eric Larson
Illustrated by Jan Golden
144 pages, illustrated, paperback, $9.95
ISBN 1-56474-178-8
144 pages, illustrated, clothbound, $18.95
ISBN 1-56474-179-6
The fourth volume of Kantor's acclaimed humorous and heartwarming stories of the shtetl includes "The Cow that Ate Meat," "Sherlock Shmul," "The Hat in the Horsetrough," and more.
"An amusing and uplifting group of tales. Wise morals abound." —Publishers Weekly
"An engaging addition to the ethnography and humor of the Jews." —Leo Rosten
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Memories From a Russian Kitchen
Edited by Rosalie Sogolow
272 pages, paperback, $18.95
ISBN 1-56474-310-1
"The recipes and reminiscences meld to delight the palate and warm the heart. The dishes and the recollected tales brought to America from Eastern Europe are both fading from memory. How wonderful to be able to retain them through this collection." —San Jose Mercury New
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The Merchant of Groski And Other Tales
Herman I. Kantor, with Eric Larson
illustrated by Jan Golden

176 pages, illustrated paperback, $9.95
Volume one of Kantor's tales of mitzvas, tsouris, and mishegoss in the life of his great-great-grandfather, Rabbi Shmul, and the residents of Orsha.

The Miraculous Milk Cow
More Tales...
Herman I. Kantor, with Eric Larson
illustrated by Jan Golden
176 pages, illustrated,
clothbound, $18.95
176 pages, illustrated, paperback, $9.95
Volume two of these enchanting tales includes holiday fables for Chanukah, Purim, Succoth, Yom Kippur, and Pesach, plus a Gypsy wedding in the shul.

Pearls and Lace
Magdelana Klein, edited by Susan Geroe
64 pages, paperback, $9.00
ISBN 1-56474-190-7
A joint effort between two women profoundly affected by the Holocuast: one a poet and survivor of Auschwitz; the other a translator and the poet's niece.
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The Reformer's Apprentice
A Novel of Old San Francisco
Harriet Rochlin
224 pages, clothbound, $19.95
ISBN 1-56474-167-2
"Combining a romance with a colorful recreation of Jewish life in the American West, this vivid novel portrays an independent-minded woman who rebels against the Orthodox religious strictures of her parents in 1870s San Francisco."
Publishers Weekly
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Sixty Years from Szatmar to Los Angeles
Rose Farkas, with Ibi Winterman
272 pages, cloth, illustrated $22.95
ISBN 1-56474-245-8
In this memoir of loss and recovery, the author describes her Jewish childhood in Romania, her survival of the Holocaust in Budapest, and her later life in Southern California.
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Slam the Door Gently
The Making and Unmaking of a Female Scientist
Ruth Ann Bobrov Glater, PH.D.
ISBN 1-56474-187-7
240 pages, paperback, $12.95
"Dr. Bobrov Glater has written a book that should interest any woman who has lived through the twentieth century. It is a fascinating account of one woman's long and painful journey to fulfillment." —Rabbi Richard Shapiro, Congregation B'nai B'rith, Santa Barbara, California
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Witness for a GenerationJohn J. Baer
128 pages, paperback, photos, $10.95
ISBN 1-56474-219-9
The author escaped Nazi Germany just in time and built a new life for himself and his family, first in South America, and later in Los Angeles.
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Vienna Revisited
Freda Ulman Teitelbaum
208 pages, paperback, $12.95
ISBN 1-56474-139-7
A trip to Vienna brings one woman's Holocaust experiences into the open, bringing back memories of the dark years of Nazi occupation and the breakup of her family.
"Without a trace of bitterness, Teitelbaum has written a straightforward account of her interrupted childhood and a world forever lost." —Booklist


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