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Zelda Popkin: The Life and Times of an American Jewish Woman Writer by Jeremy Popkin

Zelda Popkin: The Life and Times of an American Jewish Woman Writer by Jeremy Popkintells an amazing story. Zelda Popkin’s adventurous life could have made her the protagonist of one of her own novels. In his brilliant telling of the story of her life, her historian grandson, Jeremy D. Popkin, has made a singular contribution to the history of American Jewish women in the twentieth century.

Searching for Peace | A Memoir of Israel By Ehud Olmert

Searching for Peace is the compelling memoir of former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert who almost made peace with the Palestinians. The book offers a riveting political story and an unparalleled window into Israeli history, peacemaking, politics, U.S.-Israel relations, and the future of the Middle East. Olmert wrote the book almost entirely from inside a prison cell after being convicted of bribery charges in 2014.

To Repair a Broken World by Dvora Hacohen

To Repair a Broken World | The Life of Henrietta Szold, Founder of Hadassah, introduces a new generation to a remarkable leader who fought for women’s rights and the poor. Author Dvora Hacohen is an Israeli historian and professor in the Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology at the Bar-Ilan University in Israel.

A Raid on the Red Sea by Amos Gilboa

A Raid on the Red Sea by Amos Gilboa is the thrilling, real-life tale of illegal gun-running in the Middle East. In this firsthand account, Amos Gilboa gives the harrowing details of the secret close-working relations between Israeli and American intelligence in the seizure of the Karine A ship, the most successful Israeli intelligence operation since the legendary Entebbe hostage rescue.

The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902 by Scott Seligman

The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902 | Immigrant Housewives and the Riots That Shook New York City by Scott Seligman explores the collective action Jewish housewives took to end the price gouging of kosher meat. Convinced by the latest jump in the price of kosher meat, they assembled with intent on shutting down every kosher butcher shop in New York’s Jewish quarter.

America’s Jewish Women by Pamela Nadell

Pamela S. Nadell’s America’s Jewish Women | History from Colonial Times to Today weaves together the complex story of Jewish women in America — from colonial-era matriarch Grace Nathan, poet Emma Lazarus, to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Recounting how Jewish women have been at the forefront of social, economic, and political causes for centuries, Nadell shows them fighting for suffrage, labor unions, civil rights, feminism, and religious rights.

Shadow Strike by Yaakov Katz

Shadow Strike by Yaakov Katz dives into the covert Israeli mission to stop Syria from gaining nuclear power. The book tells the story of the espionage, political courage, military might and psychological warfare behind Israel’s daring operation to stop one of the greatest known acts of nuclear proliferation.

Hearts and Minds by Nachman Shai

Hearts and Minds | Israel and the Battle for Public Opinion by Nachman Shai looks into the political and economic platforms of Israel and how they are being played on the world’s stage. The author examines how Israel deliberated its response in an environment where the state is only one of the players in a global arena.