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the Jews.
Boise, Idaho: Pacific Press Pub. Association, 1992. 159
P-
A novel based on the Babylonian captivity, 598-515 B.C.E., and
centering on the characters o f Belshazzar, Daniel, and Cyrus, King
o f Persia.
R
a p h a e l
, L
e v
.
Winter eyes.
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1992. 245
p .
The painful and intimate experiences o f a young Jewish man,
Stefan Borowaski, who discovers himself to be the child o f Hol­
ocaust survivors and bisexual. These two factors lead to a life o f
deception and isolation and the hope o f healing and change.
R
e i s e n
, A
v r a h a m
.
The heart-stirring sermon and other stories.
Ed. and tr.
from the Yiddish, with an introduction by Curt Leviant. Wood-
stock, NY: Overlook, 1992. 204 p.
First English translation o f twenty-seven o f the popular author’s
stories. Set in small Eastern European shtetls, the tales focus on
people oppressed by poverty while they are sustained by their cul­
ture, spiritual values, social justice and sense o f community.
S
h a f r a n
, A
v i
.
Migrant soul; the story of an American ger.
Southfield, MI:
Targum Press, 1992. 272 p.
Abel Gomes, a dark-skinned descendant o f full-blooded Mo­
hawk and Narragansett Indians, converts to Judaism. Together
with his assimilated Jewish wife, Ariella, and two daughters, they
find themselves on a spiritual odyssey that ends in the fulfillment
they discover in Orthodoxy.
S
h e r
, A
n t o n y
.
The indoor boy.
New York: Viking, 1992. 277 p.
Leon Lipschitz, a middle-aged Jew from Capetown, settles in
London looking for safety from the three A’s — Apartheid, Anti-
Semitism, and AIDS. Yet, his adventures end in terror on the
South African veldt.
S
h e r m a n
, J
o s e p h
a
.
A sampler of Jewish-American folklore.
Little Rock,
Ark.: August House, 1992. 215 p. (American folklore series)
An exploration o f the folklore that survived the immigration
Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jewish experience and was brought to
America. The anthology reveals the varieties o f Jewish wisdom
and humor through folklore filled with demons, dybbuks and al­
legories. Part o f the publisher’s 14-volume American Folklore
Series.
S
in g e r
, I
sa a c
B
a s h e v i s
.
The certificate.
Tr. from the Yiddish
b y
Le­
onard Wolf. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1992. 227 p.
David Bendiger, an Orthodox rabbi’s son, returns to Warsaw
in the early 1920’s to pursue a career as a writer on Spinoza and
Kabbalah. His plans are disrupted when he becomes romantically
involved with three women in the political climate o f eastern Eu­
rope in the interwar period.