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Rashḳes, Moshe

Summary: "Exquisitely written with a poetically beautiful touch, Days of Lead is the page-turning true story of a young soldier's brave escapades during Israel's War of Independence in 1948. This incredible account is a story of determination and heroism, but also a stinging portrait of life on the battlefield--of looking an enemy soldier, also wide-eyed and only eighteen, in the eyes and knowing that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Apollo Publishers 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RASHKES, MOSHE RAS

Burkett, Elinor.

Summary: A portrait of the former Israeli prime minister evaluates the personal and contradictory aspects of her personality behind her accomplishments, offering insight into her role in establishing the Jewish homeland and the historical factors that influenced her life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MEIR, GOLDA BUR

Summary: "Enter the world of Ohad Naharin and the Batsheva Dance Company. A man with an extraordinary vision, Naharin is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world today. He is known for developing "Gaga"--a movement language that resists labels, highlights somatic experience, emphasizes improvisation, and pushes dancers to use their body in ways that are ignored or overlooked by...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MR.

Sharon, Gilad.

Summary: Written by his youngest son, a portrait of the former Israeli prime minister draws from diaries, day books, military directives, and correspondence to trace his evolution into one of the world's most powerful and influential figures.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHARON, ARIEL SHA

Tsemel, Lea

Summary: Profiles Israeli human rights lawyer Lea Tsemel.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Film Movement Llc 2020

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ADV

Gordis, Daniel.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.94 GOR

Kaspit, Ben

Summary: "Benjamin Netanyahu is currently serving his fourth term in office as Prime Minister of Israel, the longest serving Prime Minister in the country's history. Now Israeli journalist Ben Caspit puts Netanyahu's life under a magnifying glass, focusing on his last two terms in office. Caspit covers a wide swath of topics, including Netanyahu's policies, his political struggles, and his fight against...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 NETANYAHU, BENJAMIN KAS

Pfeffer, Anshel

Summary: A deeply reported biography of the scandal-plagued Israeli Prime Minister, showing that we cannot understand Israel--its history, present, and future--without first understanding the life and worldview of the man who leads it Benjamin Netanyahu is embroiled in numerous scandals, all of his own making, and may soon be ousted from the office he has held longer than any prior Israeli Prime...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 NETANYAHU, BENJAMIN PFE

Peres, Shimon

Summary: A portrait of Israel's first prime minister covers his support of the United Nations 1947 Partition Plan for Palestine, his granting of first exemptions to Orthodox military servicepeople, and his peaceful overtures toward post-Holocaust Germany.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nextbook/Schocken 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.9405 BEN-GURION, DAVID PER

Summary: "Along with the ordinary soldiers, civilians, and kibbutzniks who contributed to the independence movement, notable dignitaries share their most personal anecdotes about this remarkable moment in history," the establishment of the Jewish state.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Artisan 1998

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 956.94 LEV

Tolan, Sandy

Summary: "In 1967, Bashir Khairi, a twenty-five-year-old Palestinian, journeyed to Israel with the goal of seeing the beloved stone house with the lemon tree behind it that he and his family had fled nineteen years earlier. To his surprise, when he found the househe was greeted by Dalia Eshkenazi Landau, a nineteen-year-old Israeli college student, whose family left fled Europe for Israel following the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 TOL

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pocket Books 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 CHI

Summary: After not being able to recall the time he spent on an Israeli Army mission during the Lebanon War, Ari attempts to unravel the mystery by traveling around the world to interview old friends and comrades. As the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together, his memory begins to return in illustrations that are surreal.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WAL
1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN WAL
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF WAL

Summary: This film explores the 20-year relationship between two families, one Israeli and one Palestinian. Danae Elon last saw her childhood caregiver in 1991, and she seeks here to discover what happened to Musa, the Palestinian who helped raise her from her infancy until she joined the Israeli army. Her quest takes her to Paterson, NJ, where he had sent his own children to school, and she finds...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: GeoQuest Entertainment Group, Ltd. 2006

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ANO

Appelfeld, Aron.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schocken Books 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 892.436 APP

Stoessinger, Caroline.

Summary: Collects life lessons by a Holocaust survivor and concert pianist, sharing the wisdom she has gleaned and insights into her resolve to thrive in spite of loss and her choice to harbor no bitterness toward her oppressors.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5318 HERZ-SOMMER, ALICE STO

Laʼu, Y. M. (Yiśraʼel Meʼir)

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Israel Meir Lau, one of the youngest survivors of Buchenwald, was just eight years old when the camp was liberated in 1945. Descended from a 1,000-year unbroken chain of rabbis, he grew up to become Chief Rabbi of Israel--and like many of the great rabbis, Lau is a master storyteller. Out of the Depths is his harrowing, miraculous, and inspiring account of life in one of the Nazis' deadliest...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Publishing 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5318 LAU

Muller, Melissa

Summary: Chronicles the life of the oldest living Holocaust survivor, a classically trained pianist who used her love of music to provide hope to her fellow sufferers at the Theresienstadt concentration camp.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5318 HERZ-SOMMER, ALICE MUL

Summary: "[F]ilmmaker Arnon Goldfinger travels to Tel Aviv to clean out the apartment of his recently-deceased German-born Jewish grandmother. ... Goldfinger begins an unsettling journey into his family's history ... and discovers that knowing the truth can be a terrible burden. ... The Flat is a real-life suspense story about how the past can return to haunt the present."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: IFC Films 2013

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF FLA

Adler, David A.

Summary: A biography of the Israeli prime minister and world leader, emphasizing her early childhood and youth in Russia and America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking Press 1984

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB MEIR ADL

Klagsbrun, Francine

Summary: "The definitive biography of Golda Meir: the iron-willed leader, chain-smoking political operative, and tea-and-cake-serving grandmother who became the fourth prime minister of Israel and one of the most notable women of our time"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schocken Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MEIR, GOLDA MEI

Meir, Golda

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Putnam 1975

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MEI

Chacour, Elias

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperSanFrancisco 1990

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.94 CHA

Klein Halevi, Yossi

Summary: Interweaves the stories of a group of 1967 paratroopers who reunited Jerusalem, tracing the history of Israel and the divergent ideologies shaping it from the Six-Day War to the present.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 356.166 HAL

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