A Modern Joseph's Journey from Hijacker to Rabbi
Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich was born in the small Baltic state of Latvia after the Second World War, which was under Soviet occupation. Yosef received a Soviet education, far removed from his Jewish faith and culture. His father, Moshe, was arrested by the...
Survival, Scars and Healing
Francine Lazarus survived WWII in Belgium hidden with strangers, isolated from her family, and moved from place to place. She witnessed murder and was often injured herself. With her father murdered in Auschwitz, her story continues post-war with the young Francine, neglected and abused by her...
The Concept in British Political Thinking and Policy Making 1917-1923
What was the concept of 'A National Home for the Jewish People,' where did it come from, and how was it defined? Barzilay-Yegar traces the shifting meanings of the phrase from its first coining in the Balfour Declaration of 1917,...
Changing Strategic Imperatives
From the Balfour Declaration of 1917 to the Suez Crisis of 1956, Britain's strategic interests in Palestine and in the Middle East underwent radical changes. A leading authority on the British Mandate in Palestine and the rise of the state of Israel, Professor Michael J. Cohen focuses...
The History of Jews' College and the London School of Jewish Studies
Although Jews were readmitted to England in 1661, nearly 200 years later there was an election for Chief Rabbi where the short list of candidates were all German. Today the community takes its British spiritual leadership for granted,...
Encounters with Primo Levi
Calcagno, Giorgio; Poli, Gabriella
Edited by: Angier, Carole
Primo Levi-chemist, Italian, Jew, survivor of Auschwitz-was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. His masterpiece, If This Is a Man, is still one of the most widely read books on the Holocaust today. Echoes of a Lost Voice...
British Jewry's Military Contribution in the Second World War (Second Edition)
This newly updated book is a response to the oft-perpetrated myths of British Jewry's lack of fighting spirit and its failure to participate in the Second World War. British Jewry has never formed more than about one half of...
Wealth and Charity in the Modern World 1815-1945
Edited by: Cesarani, David; Mandler, Peter
What is a philanthropist? Why do they do what they do? What impact do they have? What makes them tick? What in their personal biographies, their communities, their backgrounds, and their moment in time drove them to devote...
Jewish Women from Palestine in the British Forces During the Second World War
Now available in paperback! During WWII, some 3,600 Jewish women from Palestine volunteered to serve in the British armed forces in the Middle East. For the first time ever Jewish women left home and joined the army...
Holocaust Humour, Satire and Parody in Israeli Culture
For many years, Israeli culture recoiled from dealing with the Holocaust from a humorous or satirical perspective. The perception was that a humorous approach might threaten the sanctity of its memory, or evoke feelings of disrespect towards the subject and hurt Holocaust...