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Judaica/Jewish Interest From Bruce McLeod


The Wisdom of Israel, An Anthology by Lewis Browne

By Browne, Lewis

NY: Random House, 1945 NEAR-FINE/no DJ. Third Printing HC. A very well preserved book in blue cloth with black and gold decorations. Nearly perfect boards, as-new spine, binding and interiors. Previous owner's bookplate on front endpaper only. Very nice. 6.25" x 9.25", 748 pages, index. . Hard Cover.


Ramah Hebrew School 1978/'79 Yearbook

By Bartell, Mimi; Diamond, John (Co-Editors)

Winnipeg, MB, Canada, 1979 FINE 8.5" x 11" yearbook, 64 pages, many b&w photos. Yearbook from the Ramah Hebrew School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1978-1979. Since 1958, Ramah Hebrew School has played an important and unique role in both the Jewish community and the Winnipeg community as a whole. The school belongs to the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue and is a part of the Jewish school board. The school teaches approximately 200 students in both preschool and elementary programs ranging in age from three-year-olds to Grade 6. Half the school day is used for teaching the provincial curriculum and the other half is reserved for Hebrew language schooling. The school now operates out of the Asper Community Campus in Tuxedo together with a number of Jewish educational and cultural organizations.. Soft Cover.


Handbook for the Youth Commission Member, Department of Youth Activities, United Synagogue of America

NY: United Synagogue of America, 1966 NEAR-FINE First Edition HC. Brand new condition but for slight binding stretch at title page. No wear to boards or pages. Clean, unmarked, appears unhandled. 5.75" x 8.75", 121 pages. This handbook was first conveived by Dr. Morton Siegel, the first Director of the United Synagogue Department of Youth Activities. Provides a superb model for any youth organization, and includes highly detailed appendices.. Hard Cover.


Vichy France and the Jews
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Vichy France and the Jews

By Marrus, Michael R.; Paxton, Robert O

NY: Basic Books, 1981 VG/VG 2nd Printing HCDJ. Very nice ex-lib book with expected markings, only occasional underlining and margin notes. Nice boards, square and solid, clean. Excellent DJ in mylar. 6.5" x 9.5", 432 pages. - More than 300 persons mentioned by name in this book. "The definitive account of a dark chapter in recent French history, and a major contribution to the history of the Jewish tragedy in wartime Europe." .. "Here for the first time is a detailed and comprehensive account of Vichy's own antisemitic policies and practices."... " Vichy policy began by banning Jews from positions of public influence and from the military, then moved on to the confiscation of property and internment, and ended by cooperating in the deportation from France, and the death in German camps, of over 75,000 Jews.". Hard Cover.


The Soldier and the Sage: A Novel About Akiba

By Hubler, Richard G

NY: Crown Publishers, 1966 Very Good/Very Good First Edition, 1st Printing. A nice ex-library copy with few markings. Excellent green cloth boards, tight binding, clean text. Clipped DJ has been protected in mylar since 1966, very nice. 6" x 8.5", 375 pages. A stirring account of a great sage of the Jewish people, Akiba ben Joseph. The story is told by Rufus Teneius, a Roman tribune, who watched with divided feelings as his friend Akiba helped Simeon Bar Cocheba lead a revolt against Rome that almost brought the Empire of Hadrian to its knees. "Peopled with a host of legionaries, proconsuls, slaves, insurrectionists, martyrs, and saints, this novel of that age of struggle and bloodshed carries the reader past war to the whispers of eternity and compassion to come, as the Jews reaffirmed their deathless faith in the one God.". Hard Cover.


What Was it Like in the Concentration Camp at Dachau? An Attempt to Come Closer to the Truth

By Neubausler, Dr. Johann

Trustees for the Monument of Atonement in the Concentration Camp at Dachau, 1973 FINE 9th printing softcover, 5.75" by 8.25", 80 pristine pages. Only a hint of edge wear to covers, interiors as-new. Photographic covers, 8 photos inside, 4-page map and guide to the site and museum. Includes staffing, operation, and daily life at the Dachau Concentration Camp. The author was the auxiliary Bishop of Munich & a prisoner in Dachau. Translated from German to English.. Soft Cover.


Knishes Are Out and Other Sketches

By Sokolov, Becky

Winnipeg, MB: Hyman Sokolov, 1968 FINE/VG- First Edition, 1st Printing. No wear on royal blue boards with gold titles. Pristine interiors except for owner's name stamp on endpaper. 5.75" by 8.5", 95 pages. DJ has light marks, tanning, tiny edge tears & 2 small chips. A collection of folksy wisdom and wit from this author who moved to Winnipeg from Russia in 1910. An award-winning member of the Hadassah-Wizo Organization, this collection of Sokolov's essays portrays the lives of Jewish Women in Canada in the mid-20th century - and is written with the infectious language of laughter, precious memories, and respect for all people.. Hard Cover.


Stand in Hell

By Bolen, Dennis E

Random House, 1995 AS-NEW/FINE First Edition, 1st Printing. Pristine unread copy in an prime unclipped DJ. A man's search across the U.S. for the one man who can reveal his grandfather's true identity. The subject of the search is awaiting trial for war crimes. This Canadian author's powerful second novel.. Hard Cover.


Emotional Arithmetic

By Cohen, Matt

Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1990 AS-NEW/FINE First Edition (stated). Pristine condition for collectors. Unclipped DJ. 6.25" by 9.25", 201 pages. Canadian author's novel about an American women who spent her childhood in the 'Drancy' Nazi concentration camp in Paris, a way-station to Auschwitz. Years later she meets up with two other internees who were crucial to her survival.. Hard Cover.


Restless Spirit: Selected Writings of Zalman Shneour
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Restless Spirit: Selected Writings of Zalman Shneour

By Shneour, Zalman

NY: Thomas Yoseloff, 1963 FINE/VERY GOOD First Edition, 1st Printing, a superb copy of this collection, published 4 years after Shneour's death. Crisp, clean, solid, previous owner's name, nearly perfect boards. 6.25" by 9.25", 316 pages. Unclipped dust-jacket has light edge wear and a few tiny tears. - This collection of classic poems, short stories, and excerpts from Shneour's novels - translated to English by Moshe Spiegel - shows the full range of the author's talent. Zalman Shneour, a lineal descendant of the founder of Habad Hassidism (Rabbi Shneour Salman). He was born in Shklov, Russia in 1887, and died in New York in 1959. He lived in Czarist Russia, Poland, Switzerland, France, United States, and Israel. Along with Bialik and Tchernikhovsky, he brought Hebrew literature to full maturity, and during his lifetime was often referred to as the Jewish equivalent to Charles Dickens. He knew first-hand the sufferings of his people, and his works reflect their agonies and disappointments, as well as their happiness. His knowledge of Jewish traditions, rituals, and history had a profound effect on his writings.. Hard Cover.