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The golem.
Illustrated by Mark Podwal. New York: Simon
and Schuster, 1983. 105 p.
The classic golem tale is given modern meaning. This golem ap­
pears as a defender of the Jews against their Christian enemies in a
beautifully illustrated book.
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o l f
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e o n a r d
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Thefalse messiah.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1982. 278
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A fictional recreation of the life and apostasy of Shabbatai Zevi,
the 17th-century messianic figure who electrified Jewish Europe
and western Asia.
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A. B.
A late divorce.
Trans, by Hillel Halkin. New York:
Doubleday, 1984. 354 p.
In this depiction of a family at a time of crisis, a man has returned
to Israel from the United States in order to obtain a divorce. It is
Pesah and he visits his three grown children and discovers how
much of himself still remains in Israel.
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A forbidden love.
New York: Berkley Books, 1983.
416 p.
Romeo and Juliet a la Middle East. An Arab girl and Jewish boy
fall in love in Jerusalem amid signs of certain tragic fate.