From Generation to Generation
How to Trace Your Jewish Genealogy and Family History
Paperback ISBN: 0062733354
A guide for American Jews, particularly those of Eastern European origin, offers advice on how to trace one's genealogy, with new material designed to help find information recently made available from the former Soviet Union. Reprint.
Nietzsche, God, and the Jews
His Critique of Judeo-Christianity in Relation to the Nazi Myth
Paperback ISBN: 0791421368
Combining biography and a careful analysis of Nietzsche's writings from 1844-1900, this book explores Nietzsche's critique of Christianity, Judaism, and antisemitism. The first part of the book is concerned with psychological aspects and biographical elements. Part two focuses on the ethical and political aspects of Nietzsche's views as presented in his mature writings: Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Toward the Genealogy of Morals, and the Antichrist.
Denying the Holocaust
The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory
Paperback ISBN: 0452272742
The denial of the Holocaust has no more credibility than the assertion that the earth is flat. Yet there are those who insist that the death of six million Jews in Nazi concentration camps is nothing but a hoax perpetrated by a powerful Zionist conspiracy. Forty years ago, such notions were the province of pseudohistorians who argued that Hitler never meant to kill the Jews, and that only a few hundred thousand died in the camps from disease; they also argued that the Allied bombings of Dresden and other cities were worse than any Nazi offense, and that the Germans were the "true victims" of World War II. For years, those who made such claims were dismissed as harmless cranks operating on the lunatic fringe. But over the past decade they have begun to gain a hearing in respectable arenas, and now, in the first full-scale history of Holocaust denial, Deborah Lipstadt shows how - despite tens of thousands of living witnesses and vast amounts of documentary evidence - this irrational idea not only has continued to gain adherents but has become an international movement, with organized chapters, "independent" research centers, and official publications that promote a "revisionist" view of recent history. One sign of the movement's disturbing resonance is the rise of such figures as the Holocaust denier David Duke to national prominence. Holocaust deniers have also begun to make common cause with radical Afrocentrists such as Leonard Jeffries of New York's City University, who retails racist myths about the Jews; and a recent campaign of ads in college newspapers calling for "open debate" on "so-called facts" about the Holocaust suggests a bold new bid for mainstream intellectual legitimacy. Lipstadt shows how Holocaust denial thrives in the current atmosphere of value relativism, and argues that this chilling attack on the factual record not only threatens Jews but undermines the very tenets of objective scholarship that support our faith in historical knowledge.
A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs, and Rituals
Paperback ISBN: 0671034812
A practical guide to Jewish practice and ritual offers advice on beliefs, customs, synagogue services, prayers, holidays, weddings, circumcisions, dietary laws, and midrashim.
Journey Through Judaism
The Best of Keeping Posted
Paperback ISBN: 0807403113
A collection of readings selected to enhance the new directions of Reform Jewish education, covering such areas as "The Jew and the Law," "Of Jews and Languages," and "A Jew Congregates with Other Jews."
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
Paperback ISBN: 0679768173
Combining pulsing narrative and careful research, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and National Book Award finalist tells how a Jewish boy's kidnapping began the decline of the Vatican's political power. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.