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History of the Jews H. Graetz Vol. I: From the earliest period to the death of Simon The Maccabee[135 BCE]; Vol.II: From the Reign…
The Biblical and Historical Background of the Jewish Holy Days Abraham P. Bloch Historical & academic roundup of the reasons behind the rituals and practices of the festivals: The…
Forged in Fury Michael Elkins The story of 'DIN' a group of concentration camp survivors who organised themselves into a unit whos…
Judaism, A Historical Presentation Isidore Epstein This book, having gone through many printings since, has been a basic guide to Jewish history writte…
Jews of Britain (A Series of Biographies) Paul H. Emden All the Jewish greats in Britain from mostly the nineteenth and early part of the twentieth centurie…
Voice of Israel Abba Eban Principal speeches by Eban which were delivered after the state of Israel was established; plenty of…
Ancient Records of Egypt, Five Volumes James Henry Breasted Exceptionally researched and detailed account of historical documents from the First to the twenty-s…
The Jewish People, Their History and Religion David J. Goldberg and John D. Rayner All encompassing summary of the roots of the Jewish people from Exodus to Statehood, as well as a sy…
A History of the Jews (Revised Ed.) Solomon Grayzel Academic and straight forward account of the history of the Jews from their early days in Jerusalem…
Women in the Kibbutz Lionel Tiger & Joseph Shepher Two social scientists wonder if it is natural for women to live on a Kibbutz and if that lifestyle…
The Israelis, portrait of a people Harry Golden Humorist and popular American commentator takes on the Israelis and their history in this often fact…
While Six Million Died, A Chronicle of American Apathy Arthur D. Morse The book details how the rest of the world, in particular, the United States politicos, knew of the…
The Thirteenth Tribe, The Khazar Empire and its Heritage Arthur Koestler The Khazars, a major power between the seventh and eleventh century, found latterly they were being…
The Holy Land Painted by John Fulleylove and Described by John Kelman John Fulleylove and John Kelman Part history, part travelogue and beautifully illustrated rendition of the major sites in Israel. Wo…
Israel, the First Forty Years Abba Eban/William Frankel Lovely commentary from someone who's been there and 'done that' and can talk knowledgeably and endle…
The Jewish Community of Canada in the Midst of Freedom Stuart E. Rosenberg The who's who of Canadian Jewry noted here along with the role of Jews in the overall society of Can…
Maps of the Bible Lands, Images of Terra Sancta Through Two Millennia Kenneth Nebenzahl Wonderfully illustrated history of areas and of map making covering the geographical knowledge from…
Exodus Revisited Leon Uris Pictorial account of those who made it off The Exodus and settled in Israel; lovely study of the ear…
Les Juifs Du Papa a Carpentras Georges Brun Written in French, the history of the French people and their Jewish lives and buildings. A glossy,…
Jews and Synagogues-Venice, Florence, Rome, Leghorn Umberto Fortis A practical guide for tourist to these cities who want to know what the major Jewish sites are and l…
The Invisible Jew-'one man's survival in Nazi Germany' Valentin Senger/Ralph Manheim, translator The way to remain invisible to be part of any movement which happens to be occurring in your country…
World of Our Fathers Irving Howel (Kenneth Libo, assist.) The tracing of Jews from Europe and Russia to the shores of America in the 19th century. A good, com…
Sketches of Anglo-Jewish History James Picciotto/Israel Finestein Book was published a part of a 300 year celebration of the Jews return to England (after their expul…
The Jewish Chronicle, Nov.12,5602-1841 Fragile reproduction (done in l961) of the first issue of the JC. Of historical interest. A bit pond…
The Cousinhood, The Anglo-Jewish Gentry Chaim Bermant All the good and the great are in here from the Rothchilds to the Montefiores. The life of the Victo…
Islam, A Short History Karen Armstrong A good historical precise of Islam from the time of The Prophet(570 CE) through the modern Islam. Te…
The Deed Gerold Frank Story of two Jewish boys, 17 and 21, members of the Stern Gang, who killed a member of Churchill's c…
The Jews Howard Fast History of the Jews from their beginnings in the dessert, the time of the Temples, exile, the Diaspo…
Out of the Whirlwind, A Reader of Holocaust Literature Albert H. Friedlander Highly recommended with commentaries from some of the best minds in Judaism and outside Judaism. Eve…
The Righteous-Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust Martin Gilbert Beautifully researched volume by an authority on the holocaust (Gilbert) which records some of the l…
Brothers in Arms Peter Duffy The remarkable story of the Bielski brothers who built a secret town in the heart of the forest to s…
King Solomon's Astonishing Temple Secrets & His Metallic Messiah Tony Badillo Layout and background of the Temple and Temple Mount which diagrams and explains the floor plan, sy…
Kindertransport 60th Anniversary Book Bertha Leverton and KTA associates, AJR (Assoc. of Jewish Refugees) History and background of the Kindertransport and the roles various people played in making it happe…
Israel: Pictorial Guide Wonderful pictorial travelogue of the famous historical sites throughout Israel.
Scapegoat, The Jews, Israel and Women's Liberation Andrea Dworkin Prejudice against women throughout the history of Jews; series of essays which deal with the 'hate'…
Heritage, Civilisation and the Jews Abba Eban The verbose and prolific Abba Eban goes through the history of our people with good illustrations.…
A History of the Jewish Experience Leo Trepp A complete history of the Jewish people from Sinai to modern American Judaism and the various religi…
The Gifts of the Jews Thomas Cahill Concentrating on the origins of the Jewish people, early history is described in this highly readabl…
The Jewish Brigade, An Army with Two Masters, 1944-45 Morris Beckman The origins of the Jewish brigade and its later involvement in Israel to become part of the Jewish D…
Between Arab and Israeli Lt.-Gen. E. L. M. Burns Experiences of Burns when he worked for the United Nations in the Middle East from 1954-1957.
The Antiquities of the Jews Flavius Josephus (trans. by William Whiston) Josephus' famous history of the Jews. An old edition but highly readable.
The Jews Howard Fast The complete history of the Jews from the Desert to the Holocaust. A highly readable history, though…
Jews, God, and History (paperback edition) Max Dimont This is our own Ron Mason's son, Anthony Mason's 'prize' book given to him from the King David Scho…
Your Guide to Israel K. M. Willcox So much has happened in Israel since 1966, this is included as a poignant historical guide. Some thi…
The Gift of the Jews Thomas Cahill Very readable, sometimes almost flippant retelling of the Jews from the very primordial beginnings t…
Both Sides of the Hill: Britain and The Palestine War Jon and David Kimche These two contemporary historians have done an in-depth analysis of the independence movement and wa…
The Edge of the Sword: Israel's War of Independence 1947-1949 Netanel Lorch A detailed report from someone who was there; Lorch, a member of the Haganah, and later the first c…
The War of Atonement Maj. Gen. Chaim Herzog Leading government, diplomatic, military and literary giant of Israel whose views on anything are wr…
Israel and the World's Mock Trial: The Shame Book which is unbound but presents a case for Israel which few people seem to grasp in the world out…
Konin - A Quest Theo Richmond 'The Vanquished' all those remnants of Shetls lost to us forever and along comes Theo Richmond to re…
Verfolgung und Widerstand in Dusseldorf 1933-1945 Bernd-A. Rusinek (with Angela Genger) and Ulrich Muller History with pictures of life n Dusseldorf during the Nazi occupation and its treatment of Jewish ci…
Unmoglich, sich zuentziehen?(Impossible to Escape?) Katholische und Evangelische Jugend im nationalsozialistischen Dusseldorf/Herbert Kuttler Records, quotes, and pictures of eyewitness accounts of life in Dusseldorf during the Nazi era. In G…
Judische Witze Ausgewahlt und eingeleitet Salacia Landmann Salcia Landmann In German. Articles about Jewish history, life and customs.
A village by the Jordan, The Story of Degania Jospeh Baratz Autobiographical history of Baratz' life from 1910 to present on the Degania Kibbutz. If you want to…
From East End to Land's End Susan Soyinka The good book for all the Cornish Jews to read; there will be people you know and people you wish yo…
I Came Alone Bertha Leverton and Shmuel Lowensohn Berta Leverton's tribute to the kinders of the Kindertransport. She is the guiding light who organis…
The New Jerusalem, Planning and Politics Arthur Kutcher Kutcher, an architect who was the planning officer for the old city, explains the history and detail…
People of the Book Jossi Stern w. comments by Teddy Kollek/Dave Foster Magical personal views of both Biblical and modern Israeli history told from those who have lived it…
From East End to Land's End Susan Soyinka Endearing local history of the evacuation of Jews' Free School in London to Mousehole, Cornwall, dur…
Ancient Cities and Temples-Jerusalem Michel Join-Lambert/Translator: Charlotte Haldane Maps and historical background to Jerusalem: the Hebrew City, The Christian City and the Moslem City…
Anti-Semitism, The Longest Hatred Robert S. Wistrich User-friendly and informative history of anti-Semitism from its Pagan roots, through the Middle Ages…
The Holocaust Kingdom. A Memoir Alexander Donat Personal recollections by a Polish Jewish family who survived the Warsaw Ghetto and Hitler's death…
Why the Jews? The Reason for Anti-Semitism Dennis Prager and Joseph Telushkin Dedicated to Raoul Wallenberg, the philosophical and historical background to hatred of the Jews and…
Unequal Victims, Poles and Jews During World War Two Yisrael Gutman and Shuel Krakowski/Translator: Sonia Berg History of Jewish-Polish relations prior to, during and after World War II. The politics, social imp…
The Dead Years Joseph Schupack/Trans. From German by Paul Kleinbart with Gabriele Schulte-Haverman; Rev. Bonnie Loecher Personal history of what happened, despairing in many ways, to a Polish family prior to and during t…
Ghetto in Flames Dr. Yitzhak Arad Based on personal experience, the story of the Jews of Vilna and the Warsaw Ghetto and what happened…
With Raoul Wallenberg in Budapesst Per Anger/Translators: David Mel Paul and Margareta Paul (Swedish) The invasion of the Nazis in Hungary and the role of the Swedish government and in particular Raoul…
Churban-Jewish responses to Churban, the murder of Jews of Europe Tony Bayfield A fine text to be used in teaching the holocaust, R. Bayfield's Churban covers, not the Babylonian o…
Auschwitz DR. Miklos Nyiszli/Translated from the Hungarian by Richard Seaver and Tibere Kremer Brought to Auschwitz, Dr. Nyiszli was forced to direct the medical pathology of prisoners under the…
A Report on the Banality of Evil: Eichman in Jerusalem Hanah Arendt This revised edition reports on the capture, trial and aftermath of Adolph Eichman. Originally appe…
Sobibor, Martyrdom and Revolt Miriam Novitch These are the testimonies of 30 people who survived the death camp Sobibor and of the uprising that…
Harvet of Hate, Nazi Program for the Destruction of Jews of Europe Leon Poliakov An overall but readable and concise overview of the holocaust from the beginnings of the rise of Naz…
The Death Camp of Treblinka Alexander Donat The beginnings, middle and end of Treblinka, from eyewitness accounts, photographs, the various murd…
Mousehole Plaque/Menorah Dedication, 5771 Jack Quard - photogrpaher Series of photos of the Evacuee plaque/menorah/bench dedication at Methodist. Chapel and Mousehole S…
Rodinsky's Room Rachel Lichtenstein & Ian Sinclair This is a personal history of London's old East End between the 1870's and the 1960's through a pers…
A History of Israel in Old Testament Times Siegfried Herrmann Revised, second edition of major history of Israel, from its very beginnings, through to the two kin…
A Strange Death Hillel Halkin Partly fact, partly fiction, partly story-telling and partly history, this is the story of Sarah Aar…
The Unromantic, The Great Powers and the Balfour Declaration Jon Kimche Kimche, a military correspondent, author and editor of major secular and Jewish publications, explai…
The Hand of Life, story of the Weizmann Institute Ritchie Calder Published on the 25th anniversary of the Daniel Sieff Research Institute and the 10TH anniversary of…
The Case of Adolf Eichmann Victor Gollancz Personal account of the morality and background and concern for justice, Gollancz writes a soul-sear…
The Other Society (Kibbutzim) H. Darin-Drabkin A history of the Kibbutz which showed how co-operative living can work and produce and create a high…
Heritage, Civilization and the Jews Abba Eban Historical and pictorial compendium of the Jewish people , from the times of the Egyptian empire thr…
Essays in Honour of Yigael Yadin Geza Vermes and Jacob Neusner Israel's most famous archeologist (The Dead Sea Scrolls, Masada), Yigael Yadin, is the source of ins…
The Jewish World, Revelation, Prophecy and History Elie Kedourie Eighteen Jewish authorities, examine how the Jewish people have survived, thrived and retained their…
Excavations at Masada (all in Hebrew) Pictorial and narrative explanation of diggings and findings at Masada as we;; as plans and detailed…
The Jewish People, their history and their religion David Goldberg and John Rayner Biblical and historical summation of the Jews since the beginning along with literary contributions…
Zeitspuren in Dusseldorf (in German), 1930-1950 Hildegard Jakobs, Carolin Huber, Vera Luchtenberg Guide to the historical sites of interest to the Jewish traveler in Dusseldorf; if you read German o…
The Arab-Israeli Wars Chaim Herzog; update by Shlomo Gazit Historical roundup of wars between Arabs and Israeli since 1948, from the first truce in May 1948, t…
Jewish Antiquities Flavius Josephus/Tom Griffith Josephus's account of the two hundred year history leading up to the revolt in 66CE against Rome. Bo…
Six Days of War Michael B. Oren Scholarly and detailed examination of the War, the players and the stakes involved. the consequences…
Last Days in Babylon Marina Benjamin Personal history of the struggles endured by Iraqi Jews during the time of the expulsions and their…
God's Gold, The Quest for the lost Temple Treasure of Jerusalem Sean Kingsley Scholarly discussion through the use of archives, archaeological sources, and historical texts, of t…
The Israelites B.S. J. Isserlin Through Biblical research and archaeological discoveries, Dr. Isserlin examines the Israelite histor…
Apocalypse, Great Jewish Resolve against Rome, 66-73 CE Neil Faulkner Beginning with the rule of Vespasian and ending with Masada, the struggle against Roman occupation i…
Chronicle of the Old Testament Kings John Rogerson After a brief discussion of early Jewish leaders, the Monarchy from 1020 BCE to 70CE is examined. A…
A History of Israel and the Holy Land Michael Avi-Yonah Overview of the history which spans over 5,000 years, of various groups, events, and important place…
Lost Secrets of the Sacred Ark Larence Gardner Gardiner's approach is both historical, philosophical and scientific. He relies heavily on quantum m…
Archaeology of the Land of the Bible Ephraim Stern Archaeological examination of the relationship between excavations and references in the Bible. The…
Before the Flood Ian Wilson Scholarly approach in which Wilson contends that the cradle of civilisation was the northern Turkish…
Six Days, how the 1967 war shaped the Middle East Jeremy Bowen BBC reporter Jeremy Bowen, not always pro-Israel, recounts his experience as an on-hand reporter dur…
The Lost Tribes of Israel, the history of myth Tudor Parfitt As a result of near annihilation in 712 BCE, ten tribes of the Northern Kingdom were dispersed and t…
A History of the Jews Paul Johnson Comprehensive, readable history from the beginning by a well respected historian with a pro-Jewish v…
The Lost Testament, from Eden to Exile… David Rohl Overall view of the Israelites from Adam, through settlement to exile and the return again by Egypto…
The Quest for the Ark of the Covenant Stuart Munro-Hay Munro-Hay examines the story of whether the Ark of the Covenant was taken to a church, Mary of Zion,…
the Miracles of Exodus Colin J. Humphreys Through the use of physics, astronomy, and biology, Humphreys tries to answer the many quandaries ab…
Battles of the Bible Chiam Herzog and Mordechai Gichon Fine narrative from two Israelis who know their military history first-hand of the various battles,…
Unholy War David I. Kertzer The sorry history of the Roman Catholic Church's role in encouraging anti-Semitism from the time of…
Masters of Deth, the SS Einsatzgruppen Richard Rhodes Comprehensible covering of the histories and backgrounds of the 55 murder squads of the SS in terms…
Walking the Bible, journey through the five books of Moses Bruce Feiler Popular best seller by Feiler as he takes the reader through the land of Israel and beyond.
Hitler and the Holocaust Robert S. Wistrich Tracing the causes of the Holocaust, Wistrich explores the role of anti-Semitism and the apathy of W…
Neighbors, Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland in 1941. Jan T. Gross Harrowing account of Jews in one small Polish town who were not killed by SS or Nazi invaders but by…
One Palestine, Complete, Jews and Arabs under the British Mandate Tom Segev The years of British control in Israel, 1917-1948 and the events which led from periods of cooperati…
The Holocaust, the Jewish Tragedy Martin Gilbert One of the most comprehensive documents of the Holocaust by one of England's most eminent historians…
The Social World of the First Christians John Stambaugh and David Balch The Jewish influence on early Christian life as well as their heredity and customs are brought to li…
The Jewish War Josephus/Trans. G. A. Williamson The seven year war between the Jews and the Romans beginning with 66CE is examined in this famous J…
The Hebrew Kingdoms E. W. Heaton How the two kingdoms of Israel co-existed, the histories and religious traditions of the two kingdom…
Yahweh and the Gods of Canaan W. F. Albright A collection of lectures and essays by Albirght which discusses the differences between the early Ju…
From Prejudice to Destruction, Anti-Semitism, 1700-1933 Jacob Katz Katz catalogues the nature of racism and anti-semitism from the Christian traditions, the rationalis…
The Early Biblical Community in Transjordan Robert G. Boling Transitions in settlements in reflected in changes in demographic patterns from the Pre-Mosaic perio…
Guide to Jewish Holy Days Hayyim Schauss/Translator: Samuel Jaffe Another classic text used by students of Jewish traditions, custom, practice and history to which ex…
Old Testament Introduction I, History of Israel David F. Hinson Thumbnail covering of early Jewish history from the time of the Patriarchs, Kings, the Two Kingdoms,…
The Hebrew Kingdoms E. W. Heaton How the two Kingdoms of Israel functioned, their relations with neighboring kingdoms (Assyria, Damas…
Law and the Administration of Justice in Old Testament & ancient East Hans Jochen Boecker/Translator: Jeremy Moisner Historical approach to the legal systems established in Israel during the time of Kings, the code of…
Hebrew Origins Theophile James Meek Account of the origins of the Jewish people and a critical historical commentary also on fact vs. fi…
Short History of the Hebrews to the Roman Period R. L. Ottley Begging with the Bereshit narrative, the Patriarchs, age of Judges, age of Kings, the exiles and occ…
The Origins of the Synagogue and The Church Dr. Kaufmann Kohler/H. G. Enelow Written by a famous Hebrew Scholar, Kohler's work encompasses the early days of the Israelites and s…
The Jewish People in the time of Jesus Christ Emil Schurer, Univ. of Gessen/Translators: Rev. J. Macpherson, Sophia Taylor, R.CP. Christie, Comprehensive and detailed research into the history of the Jews from the period of Antiochus Epipha…
Jewish Heritage in England, an Architectural Guide Sharman Kadish A tour guide to some of the main Jewish buildings (synagogues and cemeteries) throughout England whi…
Building Jerusalem, Jewish Architecture in Britain Sharman Kadish Commentary and floor plans of the various synagogues in Great Britain ass well as the architectural…
The Tribes of Yahwqeh Norman K. Gottwald A sociological study of Israel's religion from 1250-1050 BCE. A comprehensive study Various histori…
England, the History of the Anglo-Jewish Community Gerald Croner A brief history of the Jews in England from 1066 onwards; thumb-nail sketches of the various key eve…
The Jews of Cornwall, A History, Tradition and Settlement to 1913 Keith Pearce Definitive and comprehensive history of the Jews of Cornwall from the times of legend until the 20th…
A History of the Jews Soloman Grayzel Covering Jewish history from the Babylonian exile until 1868, Grayzel's scholarly and objective acco…
The Synagogue Uri Kaploun, compiler; Raphael Posner, editor Highly readable history of the synagogue with helpful illustrations and pictures to guide the newcom…
Worship in Ancient Israel: Its Forms and Meanings H. H. Rowley An historical approach to worship in Israel from the patriarchs until the time of the New Testament.…

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