Search Results: "Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 1991

"Cautious, penetrating, well- focused, it raises many interesting and original questions."
Delivered as a series of lectures at Columbia, Yale, Smith, and in Paris, this eloquent, scholarly, and perceptive study explores the significance of Moses and Monotheism, Freud's last major work, written in 1934 when the impending Holocaust led him to reflect on his own Jewish identity and on psychoanalysis as a ``Jewish science.'' Yerushalmi (Professor and Director, Center for Israel and Jewish Studies/Columbia) treats Moses and Monotheism as a historical as well as a psychological document, tracing its origins to a 1822 text by Ernst Sellin, the first to claim that Moses was an Egyptian who gave monotheism to the Jews, rescued them, and in turn was slain by them in retaliation against the strict regulations he imposed on them. Read full book review >

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THE MOUNTAIN JEWS AND THE MIRROR by Ruchama King Feuerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"As a folklorish tale—almost an extended anecdote—the brief telling leaves many questions for readers, and neither the dark, heavy illustrations nor the text provides answers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Newly married Yosef and Estrella move from a small Moroccan mountain village to Casablanca so that Yosef can earn a living. Read full book review >

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FINAL JUDGEMENT by Daniel Easterman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Notable for above-average complexities, exotic locales, and a wealth of slam-bang action."
With help from an unlikely ally, a hard-boiled Israeli battles renascent fascists to a bloody standstill throughout Italy in another (his tenth) slick thriller from Easterman (The Night of the Apocalypse, 1995, etc.) Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO READ THE AIR by Dinaw Mengestu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2010

"Elegant, confident prose brings this tale to life, and though the trope of the road as a journey to self-understanding is a very old one, Mengestu gives it a fresh reading."
A sometimes somber, always searching novel of love, loss and the immigrant experience by Ethiopia-born writer Mengestu (The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears, 2006). Read full book review >