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12th-century France. The scholar-rabbi, Samson, takes a heroic
stand against treachery, piracy, and slavery, and faces up to
Richard the Lionhearted during the Crusades.
Vanished:
An ac­
count o f a Jewish officer who fought in the bloody Hungarian
Revolution o f 1849 and spent the next 20 years searching for the
daughter o f his friend.
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Faith and courage; Del Monte; the penknife.
(Jewish Youth
Classics). Feldheim, 1981. 215 p. (12 and up)
Faith and courage:
A father and daughter are separated during their
flight to safety from the Chelminicki uprising in Poland-Lithuania
o f the 17th century.
Del Monte:
Biography o f a Jewish family in
18th-century Prague which fought the powerful clergy and nobil­
ity for control o f their foster child.
The penknife:
An episode in the
youth o f a famous Jewish banker in 18th-century Berlin.
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Ithamar; the agunah.
(Jewish Youth Classics). New York,
Feldheim, 1981. 192 p. (12 and up)
Ithamar:
Betrayed by a slave and doomed to a Roman galley, Ithamar
returns to Palestine where, aided by a sage’s advice, he regains his
inheritance. Set in the time o f Herod and the Second Temple.
The
agunah:
The struggle between traditional Judaism and Reform in
19th-century Germany is the setting o f a tale about a woman who
waited 15 years for her absent husband, almost marrying out o f her
faith.
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Just in Time.
(Jewish Youth Classics). New York, Feldheim,
1981.' 222 p. (12 and up)
The Jewish community in 18th-century Frankfurt and Prague is the
background for this story o f suspense, wrongful imprisonment,
separation and near disaster. Peopled by princes and “court-Jews.”
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Portrait o f txoo families.
(Jewish Youth Classics). New York,
Feldheim, 1981. 191 p. (12 and up)
Describes the battle o f values between traditional Judaism and as-
similationist Reform in 19th-century Europe, as personified by two
families.
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The royal resident.
(Jewish Youth Classics). New York, Feld­
heim, 1981. 236 p. (12 and up)
Behrend Lehmann, the “Resident” (banker), is appointed to the
Polish court o f Augustus o f Saxony in 1669. This causes great
resentment among the Gentile noblemen, princes, and monarchs
who plot against him.
Note: The above Jewish Youth Classics, consisting o f historical ro­
mances written during the late 19th century in German, have been
made available in English for distribution in the United States. The
dated language and melodramatic style do not detract from their