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Mr. Mani (Hardcover): Abraham B. Yehoshua Mr. Mani (Hardcover)
Abraham B. Yehoshua; Translated by Hillel Halkin
R715 R564 Discovery Miles 5 640 Save R151 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
After One-Hundred-and-Twenty - Reflecting on Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition (Paperback): Hillel... After One-Hundred-and-Twenty - Reflecting on Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition (Paperback)
Hillel Halkin
R383 R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Save R72 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A deeply personal look at death, mourning, and the afterlife in Jewish tradition After One-Hundred-and-Twenty provides a richly nuanced and deeply personal look at Jewish attitudes and practices regarding death, mourning, and the afterlife as they have existed and evolved from biblical times to today. Taking its title from the Hebrew and Yiddish blessing to live to a ripe old age-Moses is said to have been 120 years old when he died-the book explores how the Bible's original reticence about an afterlife gave way to views about personal judgment and reward after death, the resurrection of the body, and even reincarnation. It examines Talmudic perspectives on grief, burial, and the afterlife, shows how Jewish approaches to death changed in the Middle Ages with thinkers like Maimonides and in the mystical writings of the Zohar, and delves into such things as the origins of the custom of reciting Kaddish for the deceased and beliefs about encountering the dead in visions and dreams. After One-Hundred-and-Twenty is also Hillel Halkin's eloquent and disarmingly candid reflection on his own mortality, the deaths of those he has known and loved, and the comfort he has and has not derived from Jewish tradition.

The Lady of Hebrew and Her Lovers of Zion (Paperback): Hillel Halkin The Lady of Hebrew and Her Lovers of Zion (Paperback)
Hillel Halkin
R428 R354 Discovery Miles 3 540 Save R74 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Whither? And Other Stories (Paperback): M.Z. Feierberg Whither? And Other Stories (Paperback)
M.Z. Feierberg; Translated by Hillel Halkin
R314 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R40 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

By the time of this death at the age of only 22, MZ Feierberg had written a small, but impressive collection of stories that promised an impressive future as a major writer. Collected and translated by Hillel Halkin, this was the first English edition of this important early Hebrew writer of the modern age.

After One-Hundred-and-Twenty - Reflecting on Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition (Hardcover): Hillel... After One-Hundred-and-Twenty - Reflecting on Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition (Hardcover)
Hillel Halkin
R562 R448 Discovery Miles 4 480 Save R114 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

After One-Hundred-and-Twenty provides a richly nuanced and deeply personal look at Jewish attitudes and practices regarding death, mourning, and the afterlife as they have existed and evolved from biblical times to today. Taking its title from the Hebrew and Yiddish blessing to live to a ripe old age--Moses is said to have been 120 years old when he died--the book explores how the Bible's original reticence about an afterlife gave way to views about personal judgment and reward after death, the resurrection of the body, and even reincarnation. It examines Talmudic perspectives on grief, burial, and the afterlife, shows how Jewish approaches to death changed in the Middle Ages with thinkers like Maimonides and in the mystical writings of the Zohar, and delves into such things as the origins of the custom of reciting Kaddish for the deceased and beliefs about encountering the dead in visions and dreams. After One-Hundred-and-Twenty is also Hillel Halkin's eloquent and disarmingly candid reflection on his own mortality, the deaths of those he has known and loved, and the comfort he has and has not derived from Jewish tradition.

The Blue Mountain (Paperback, Main): Meir Shalev The Blue Mountain (Paperback, Main)
Meir Shalev; Translated by Hillel Halkin 2
R265 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R56 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Blue Mountain is the first novel by one of Israel's most important and acclaimed contemporary writers and as with all his writing is a virtuoso example of Shalev's skill as a storyteller. Published to outstanding reviews all over the world, its publication in Britain re-affirms his reputation as a major international writer. Set in a small rural village prior to the creation of the State of Israel, this funny and hugely imaginative book paints an extraordinary picture of a small community of Ukrainian immigrants as they succeed in pioneering a new life in a new land over three generations. The Blue Mountain transcends its time and place by touching on issues of universal relevance whilst never failing to entertain and engage the reader. As with Four Meals, the writing is lyrical and of exceptional quality and illustrates why Shalev has been steadily winning an ever-increasing number of fans worldwide.

Jabotinsky - A Life (Paperback): Hillel Halkin Jabotinsky - A Life (Paperback)
Hillel Halkin
R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An insightful new biography of the most controversial and perhaps most fervent of all Zionist political figures Vladimir Jabotinsky (1880-1940) was a man of huge paradoxes and contradictions and has been the most misunderstood of all Zionist politicians--a first-rate novelist, a celebrated Russian journalist, and the founder of the branch of Zionism now headed by Benjamin Netanyahu. This biography, the first in English in nearly two decades, undertakes to answer central questions about Jabotinsky as a writer, a political thinker, and a leader. Hillel Halkin sets aside the stereotypes to which Jabotinsky has been reduced by his would-be followers and detractors alike. Halkin explains the importance of Odessa, Jabotinsky's native city, in molding his character and outlook; discusses his novels and short stories, showing the sometimes hidden connections between them and Jabotinsky's political thought, and studies a political career that ended in tragic failure. Halkin also addresses Jabotinsky's position, unique among the great figures of Zionist history, as both a territorial maximalist and a principled believer in democracy. The author inquires why Jabotinsky was often accused of fascist tendencies though he abhorred authoritarian and totalitarian politics, and investigates the many opposed aspects of his personality and conduct while asking whether or not they had an ultimate coherence. Few figures in twentieth-century Jewish life were quite so admired and loathed, and Halkin's splendid, subtle book explores him with empathy and lucidity.

A Woman in Jerusalem (Standard format, CD): A.B. Yehoshua A Woman in Jerusalem (Standard format, CD)
A.B. Yehoshua; Translated by Hillel Halkin; Read by Rob Shapiro
R580 R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Save R158 (27%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Telling Silences - A Doctor's Tales of Denial (Paperback): Hillel Halkin MD Telling Silences - A Doctor's Tales of Denial (Paperback)
Hillel Halkin MD
R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A bereaved widow seeks closure by accusing her departed husband's physician. A doctor refuses to see what his own symptoms are telling him. A young woman risks amputation because she cannot face the emotional root of her affliction. Sometimes, the most threatening ailments patients endure spring from their own perilous denial. In short, what patients don't tell their physician is as important as what they do. In his fifty-plus years as a physician, Hillel Halkin has encountered confounding cases in which denial wields a damning blow to the health of the patient. Telling Silences: A Doctor's Tales of Denial is his collection of clinical stories that reveal how information suppressed by patients, loved ones, and even physicians can work to severely compound a condition. Using authoritative yet friendly and accessible layman's language, the author's deep compassion and intuition shine brightly throughout the manuscript, bringing a warm, human touch to these medical tales. Silenced by the painful realities or threatening implications of illness, some individuals create dangerous barriers that can seriously compromise diagnosis or treatment. Anyone fascinated by psychology, medicine, or the complexity of human interactions will be utterly engrossed in this probing reflection of the hand we play in our own health. Hillel Halkin is Professor Emeritus of medicine and clinical pharmacology at Tel Aviv University School of Medicine. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, he is a graduate of the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem and did his post graduate training at the University of California Medical Centre in San Francisco.

A Woman in Jerusalem (Paperback): A.B. Yehoshua A Woman in Jerusalem (Paperback)
A.B. Yehoshua; Translated by Hillel Halkin
R305 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R42 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A woman in her forties is a victim of a suicide bombing at a Jerusalem market. Her body lies nameless in a hospital morgue. She had apparently worked as a cleaning woman at a bakery, but there is no record of her employment. When a Jerusalem daily accuses the bakery of "gross negligence and inhumanity toward an employee," the bakery's owner, overwhelmed by guilt, entrusts the task of identifying and burying the victim to a human resources man. This man is at first reluctant to take on the job, but as the facts of the woman's life take shape--she was an engineer from the former Soviet Union, a non-Jew on a religious pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and, judging by an early photograph, beautiful--he yields to feelings of regret, atonement, and even love. At once profoundly serious and highly entertaining, A. B. Yehoshua astonishes us with his masterly, often unexpected turns in the story and with his ability to get under the skin and into the soul of Israel today.

Five Seasons (Paperback, 1st Harvest ed): A.B. Yehoshua Five Seasons (Paperback, 1st Harvest ed)
A.B. Yehoshua; Translated by Hillel Halkin
R417 R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Save R55 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the autumn, Molkho's wife dies and his years of loving attention are ended. But his newfound freedom is filled with the erotic fantasies of a man who must fall in love. Winter sees him away to the operas of Berlin and a comic tryst with a legal advisor who has a sprained ankle. Spring takes him to Galilee and an underage Indian girl. Jerusalem in the summer presents him with an offer from an old classmate to seduce his infertile wife. And the next autumn it is Nina (if only they spoke the same language ), whose yearning for her Russian home leads Molkho back to life.
Five Seasons is a finely nuanced, unabashedly realistic novel that provides immense reading pleasure.

The Liberated Bride (Paperback): A.B. Yehoshua The Liberated Bride (Paperback)
A.B. Yehoshua; Translated by Hillel Halkin
R559 R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Save R84 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Yochanan Rivlin, a professor at Haifa University, is a man of boundless and often naive curiosity. His wife, Hagit, a district judge, is tolerant of almost everything but her husband's faults and prevarications. Frequent arguments aside, they are a well-adjusted couple with two grown sons.
When one of Rivlin's students-a young Arab bride from a village in the Galilee-is assigned to help with his research in recent Algerian history, a two-pronged mystery develops. As they probe the causes of the bloody Algerian civil war, Rivlin also becomes obsessed with his son's failed marriage.
Rivlin's search leads to a number of improbable escapades. In this comedy of manners, at once deeply serious and highly entertaining, Yehoshua brilliantly portrays characters from disparate sectors of Israeli life, united above all by a very human desire for, and fear of, the truth in politics and life.

Mr Mani (Paperback, 1st Harvest ed): A.B. Yehoshua Mr Mani (Paperback, 1st Harvest ed)
A.B. Yehoshua; Translated by Hillel Halkin
R410 R354 Discovery Miles 3 540 Save R56 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Mr. Mani" is a deeply affecting six-generation family saga, extending from nineteenth century Greece and Poland to British-occupied Palestine to German-occupied Crete and ultimately to modern Israel. The narrative moves through time and is told in five conversations about the Mani family. It ends in Athens in 1848 with Avraham Mani's powerful tale about the death of his young son in Jerusalem.  A profoundly human novel, rich in drama, irony, and wit.

A Perfect Peace (Paperback, Harvest): Amos Oz A Perfect Peace (Paperback, Harvest)
Amos Oz; Translated by Hillel Halkin
R430 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R58 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Oz's strangest, riskiest, and richest novel." --"Washington Post Book World"
Israel, just before the Six-Day War. On a kibbutz, the country's founders and their children struggle to come to terms with their land and with each other. The messianic father exults in accomplishments that had once been only dreams; the son longs to establish an identity apart from his father; the fragile young wife is out of touch with reality; and the gifted and charismatic "outsider" seethes with emotion. Through the interplay of these brilliantly realized characters, Oz evokes a drama that is chillingly, strikingly universal.
" Oz is] a peerless, imaginative chronicler of his country's inner and outer transformations." --"Independent "(UK)

Letters to an American Friend - A Zionist Polemic (Paperback): Hillel Halkin Letters to an American Friend - A Zionist Polemic (Paperback)
Hillel Halkin
R498 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R178 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This passionate polemic addresses itself to the ultimate questions of Jewish destiny and proclaims the primacy of Israel as the locus of the Jewish future. Hillel Halkin is an American-born Jew who has cast his personal and historical lot with Israel. Corresponding with an imaginary American Jewish friend who upholds the possibility of a viable Jewish life outside Israel, Halkin forcefully argues his case: Jewish history and Israeli history are two lines in the process of converging; and any Jew who chooses, in the absence of extenuating circumstances, not to live in Israel is removing himself to the peripheries of the struggle for Jewish survival and away from the center of Jewish destiny.

To This Day (Hardcover): S.Y. Agnon To This Day (Hardcover)
S.Y. Agnon; Translated by Hillel Halkin; Introduction by Hillel Halkin
R495 R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Save R74 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

To This Day, Nobel prizewinner S.Y. Agnon's last novel (first published in Hebrew in 1952) is also his last to be translated into English. It is a brilliantly accomplished and haunting work. On the surface it is a comically entertaining tale of a young writer - a Galician Jew who has lived in Palestine, returns to Europe on the eve of World War I, and is now stranded in Berlin - who wanders from rented room to rented room in a city with a severe wartime housing shortage. On a deeper level it is a profound commentary on exile, Zionism, divine providence, human egoism, and other typically Agnon concerns. A truly satisfying novel to complete the Agnon canon.

The Ruined House (Standard format, CD): Ruby Namdar The Ruined House (Standard format, CD)
Ruby Namdar; Translated by Hillel Halkin; Read by Paul Boehmer
R884 R782 Discovery Miles 7 820 Save R102 (12%) Out of stock
Melisande! Que Son Los Suenos? (English, Spanish, Paperback): Hillel Halkin Melisande! Que Son Los Suenos? (English, Spanish, Paperback)
Hillel Halkin
R424 R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Save R29 (7%) Out of stock
The Ruined House (MP3 format, CD): Ruby Namdar The Ruined House (MP3 format, CD)
Ruby Namdar; Translated by Hillel Halkin; Read by Paul Boehmer
R770 R684 Discovery Miles 6 840 Save R86 (11%) Out of stock
The Ruined House Lib/E (Standard format, CD, Library Edition): Ruby Namdar The Ruined House Lib/E (Standard format, CD, Library Edition)
Ruby Namdar; Translated by Hillel Halkin; Read by Paul Boehmer
R1,179 R1,032 Discovery Miles 10 320 Save R147 (12%) Out of stock
A Strange Death - Espionage, Betrayal and Vengeance in a Village in Old Palestine and Israel (Paperback, New ed): Hillel Halkin A Strange Death - Espionage, Betrayal and Vengeance in a Village in Old Palestine and Israel (Paperback, New ed)
Hillel Halkin
R160 R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Save R32 (20%) Out of stock

In his new book Hillel Halkin brings his wonderful storytelling abilities to another fascinating place and time, the village of Zichron in Palestine in 1917. What everyone in the village agrees is that four members of an anti-Ottoman spy ring were betrayed and subsequently killed, one by her own hand to avoid torture. At the time it was recounted that four of the women in the village were each seen laughing and jeering the night of the betrayal, and that each subsequently died an unnatural death. But was it true? And if so, what connection was there between the women and the spy ring? Halkin scours the artifacts of the village, its ruined homes and ancient residents to piece together the events of nearly 90 years earlier which to this day are the defining legend of the town. Against a backdrop of cypress trees and vine-covered mountains, limestone cliffs and collapsing barns, a hilltop village seemingly of the Languedoc or Provence nestled among vineyards and olive trees, Halkin tells a tale not of the Western Mediterranean, full of blithe romance, but of its Eastern shore. For this is Palestine, and nothing is quite as it seems. Halkin pursues the story of espionage and British gold, of betrayal and deception, of supernatural retribution, of Jews and Arabs living alongside one another in the first half of the twentieth century. It's a journey into the past that shows an alternate future that might have been. It is also, for Halkin, a journey to discover once and for all the story of his home.

A Strange Death - Espionage, Betrayal and Vengeance in a Village in Old Palestine (Hardcover): Hillel Halkin A Strange Death - Espionage, Betrayal and Vengeance in a Village in Old Palestine (Hardcover)
Hillel Halkin
R210 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R42 (20%) Out of stock

In his new book Hillel Halkin brings his wonderful storytelling abilities to another fascinating place and time, the village of Zichron in Palestine in 1917. What everyone in the village agrees is that four members of an anti-Ottoman spy ring were betrayed and subsequently killed, one by her own hand to avoid torture. At the time it was recounted that four of the women in the village were each seen laughing and jeering the night of the betrayal, and that each subsequently died an unnatural death. But was it true? And if so, what connection was there between the women and the spy ring? Halkin scours the artifacts of the village, its ruined homes and ancient residents to piece together the events of nearly 90 years earlier which to this day are the defining legend of the town. Against a backdrop of cypress trees and vine-covered mountains, limestone cliffs and collapsing barns, a hilltop village seemingly of the Languedoc or Provence nestled among vineyards and olive trees, Halkin tells a tale not of the Western Mediterranean, full of blithe romance, but of its Eastern shore. For this is Palestine, and nothing is quite as it seems. Halkin pursues the story of espionage and British gold, of betrayal and deception, of supernatural retribution, of Jews and Arabs living alongside one another in the first half of the twentieth century. It's a journey into the past that shows an alternate future that might have been. It is also, for Halkin, a journey to discover once and for all the story of his home.

Mr. Mani (Paperback, New ed): A.B. Yehoshua Mr. Mani (Paperback, New ed)
A.B. Yehoshua; Translated by Hillel Halkin
R111 R89 Discovery Miles 890 Save R22 (20%) Out of stock
Melisande! What Are Dreams? (Paperback): Hillel Halkin Melisande! What Are Dreams? (Paperback)
Hillel Halkin
R209 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R39 (19%) Out of stock

An inspiring novel; a philosophical love story; a moving ode to a woman, as joyful and celebratory as it is elegiac. The narrator is a man in his forties, a scholar of ancient Greek philosophy known as Hoo. He has been given the nickname by Mellie, the woman he addresses in this book while exploring his memories of their years together and apart. The two of them have known each other since high school in New York in the 1950s - and perhaps, Hoo thinks, much longer than that. Only as the novel unfolds do his reasons for writing to her, and the full nature of their relationship, become clear.

The Island on Bird Street (Hardcover): Uri Orlev The Island on Bird Street (Hardcover)
Uri Orlev; Translated by Hillel Halkin
R375 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R25 (7%) Out of stock

During World War II a Jewish boy is left on his own for months in a ruined house in the Warsaw Ghetto. "More than just a valuable addition to Holocaust literature . . . it should garner a wide audience, which is exactly what its spirited portrait of hope and dauntless courage deserves." -- Booklist

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