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Halkin, Hillel 1939-

Works: 97 works in 351 publications in 3 languages and 20,728 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Psychological fiction  Biography  Personal narratives  Young adult works  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Translator, Author, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: PZ7.O633, FIC
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Most widely held works about Hillel Halkin
Most widely held works by Hillel Halkin
The letters of Menakhem-Mendl and Sheyne-Sheyndl ; and, Motl, the cantor's son by Sholem Aleichem( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume presents a new translation of two favorite comic novels by the preeminent Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916). The Letters of Menakhem-Mendl and Sheyne-Sheyndl portrays a tumultuous marriage through letters exchanged between the title character, an itinerant bumbler seeking his fortune in the cities of Russia before departing alone for the New World, and his scolding wife, who becomes increasingly fearful, jealous, and mystified. Motl, the Cantor's Son is the first-person narrative of a mischievous and keenly observant boy who emigrates with his family from Russia to America. The final third of the story takes place in New York, making this Sholem Aleichem's only major work to be set in the United States." "Sholem Aleichem endows each character with an individual comic voice to tell in his own way the story of the collapse of traditional Jewish life in modern industrial society as well as the journey to America, where a new chapter of Jewish history begins. This volume includes a biographical and critical introduction as well as a useful glossary for English-language readers."--BOOK JACKET
Run, boy, run : a novel by Uri Orlev( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of a nine-year-old boy who escapes the Warsaw Ghetto and must survive throughout the war in the Nazi-occupied Polish countryside
The man from the other side by Uri Orlev( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living on the outskirts of the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II, fourteen-year-old Marek and his grandparents shelter a Jewish man in the days before the Jewish uprising
The island on Bird Street by Uri Orlev( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven-year-old Alex takes refuge in an abandoned building as he struggles to survive on his own in a Jewish ghetto in Warsaw during the Holocaust, in a tale about war and its impact
Feathers by Haim Beʼer( )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een vroegwijs jongetje wordt in het Jeruzalem van de jaren vijftig op sleeptouw genomen door een vreemde idealist
Tevye the dairyman and the railroad stories by Sholem Aleichem( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the stories of a milkman and his daughters and a salesman's encounters with fellow Jews while riding the train
A woman in Jerusalem by Abraham B Yehoshua( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman in her forties is a victim of a suicide bombing at a Jerusalem market. Her body lies nameless in a hospital morgue. She had apparently worked as a cleaning woman at a bakery, but there is no record of her employment. When a Jerusalem daily accuses the bakery of "gross negligence and inhumanity toward an employee," the bakery's owner, overwhelmed by guilt, entrusts the task of identifying and burying the victim to a human resources man. This man is at first reluctant to take on the job, but as the facts of the woman's life take shape-she was an engineer from the former Soviet Union, a non-Jew on a religious pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and, judging by an early photograph, beautiful-he yields to feelings of regret, atonement, and even love. At once profoundly serious and highly entertaining, A.B. Yehoshua astonishes us with his masterly, often unexpected turns in the story and with his ability to get under the skin and into the soul of Israel today
The liberated bride by Abraham B Yehoshua( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Yohanan Rivlin, a professor at Haifa University, embarks on research into recent Algerian history with the help of a student, a young Arab bride from a Galilee village, he becomes obsessed with his son's failed marriage
The cap : the price of a life by Roman Frister( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translation of a Hebrew memoir in which Roman Frister recalls his life before, during, and after his imprisonment in the Nazi concentration camps
Five seasons by Abraham B Yehoshua( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the death of his invalid wife, Molkho leaves his home for a freedom measured by the seasons
Lydia, queen of Palestine by Uri Orlev( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten-year-old Lydia describes her childhood escapades in pre-World War II Romania, her struggles to understand her parents' divorce amid the chaos of the war, and her life on a kibbutz in Palestine. Based on the life of the Israeli poet Arianna Haran
The lady with the hat by Uri Orlev( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1947, seventeen-year-old Yulek, the only member of his immediate family to survive the German concentration camps, joins a group of young Jews preparing to live on a kibbutz in Israel, unaware that his aunt living in London is looking for him
The Zelmenyaners : a family saga by Moshe Kulbak( )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Describes the travails of a Jewish family living in Minsk that is torn asunder by the new Soviet reality"--Page 4 of cover
After one-hundred-and-twenty : reflecting on death, mourning, and the afterlife in the Jewish tradition by Hillel Halkin( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After One-Hundred-and-Twenty provides a richly nuanced and deeply personal look at Jewish attitudes and practices regarding death, mourning, and the afterlife as they have existed and evolved from biblical times to today. Taking its title from the Hebrew and Yiddish blessing to live to a ripe old age--Moses is said to have been 120 years old when he died--the book explores how the Bible's original reticence about an afterlife gave way to views about personal judgment and reward after death, the resurrection of the body, and even reincarnation. It examines Talmudic perspectives on grief, burial, and the afterlife, shows how Jewish approaches to death changed in the Middle Ages with thinkers like Maimonides and in the mystical writings of the Zohar, and delves into such things as the origins of the custom of reciting Kaddish for the deceased and beliefs about encountering the dead in visions and dreams."--Publisher's description
The song of the whales by Uri Orlev( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At age eight, Mikha'el knows he is different from other boys, but over the course of three years as he helps his parents care for his elderly grandfather in Jerusalem, Grandpa teaches Mikha'el to use the gift they share of making other people's dreams sweeter
The ruined house : a novel by Ruby Namdar( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew P. Cohen, a successful NYU professor of comparative culture, is suddenly plagued with strange and inexplicable visions of an ancient religious ritual. As his superficially perfect world begins to unravel, he is forced to question his beliefs. Interspersed throughout the novel are pages from an ancient (pseudo)Talmudic text, harking back to the golden age of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Hidden in this frenzied, semi-opaque other narrative lies the mysterious key to understanding the drama of Andrew's life
Letters to an American Jewish friend : a Zionist's polemic by Hillel Halkin( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This passionate polemic addresses itself to the ultimate questions of Jewish destiny and proclaims the primacy of Israel as the locus of the Jewish future. Hillel Halkin is an American-born Jew who has cast his personal and historical lot with Israel. Corresponding with an imaginary American Jewish friend who upholds the possibility of a viable Jewish life outside Israel, Halkin forcefully argues his case: Jewish history and Israeli history are two lines in the process of converging; and any Jew who chooses, in the absence of extenuating circumstances, not to live in Israel is removing himself to the peripheries of the struggle for Jewish survival and away from the center of Jewish destiny
Across the sabbath river : in search of a lost tribe of Israel by Hillel Halkin( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fate of the ten lost tribes has haunted Jewish and Christian imaginations throughout the ages. In vivid, engaging portraits, Halkin amasses the evidence that he has discovered the existence of a living remnant of a biblical lost tribe. 8-page photo insert. Maps
The lead soldiers : a novel by Uri Orlev( Book )

2 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twee Pools-joodse broertjes nemen hun tinnen soldaatjes mee naar het concentratiekamp Bergen-Belsen
Jabotinsky : a life by Hillel Halkin( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vladimir Jabotinsky (1880-1940) was a man of huge paradoxes and contradictions and has been the most misunderstood of all Zionist politicians--a first-rate novelist, a celebrated Russian journalist, and the founder of the branch of Zionism now headed by Benjamin Netanyahu. This biography, the first in English in nearly two decades, undertakes to answer central questions about Jabotinsky as a writer, a political thinker, and a leader. Hillel Halkin sets aside the stereotypes to which Jabotinsky has been reduced by his would-be followers and detractors alike. Halkin explains the importance of Odessa, Jabotinsky's native city, in molding his character and outlook; discusses his novels and short stories, showing the sometimes hidden connections between them and Jabotinsky's political thought, and studies a political career that ended in tragic failure. Halkin also addresses Jabotinsky's position, unique among the great figures of Zionist history, as both a territorial maximalist and a principled believer in democracy. The author inquires why Jabotinsky was often accused of fascist tendencies though he abhorred authoritarian and totalitarian politics, and investigates the many opposed aspects of his personality and conduct while asking whether or not they had an ultimate coherence. Few figures in twentieth-century Jewish life were quite so admired and loathed, and Halkin's splendid, subtle book explores him with empathy and lucidity
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Run, boy, run : a novel
Run, boy, run : a novelThe man from the other sideThe island on Bird StreetFeathersTevye the dairyman and the railroad storiesA woman in JerusalemThe liberated brideThe cap : the price of a life
Alternative Names
Galkin, Gilelʹ 1939-

Halkin, Hilel Ben Avraham 1939-

Halkin, Hillel ben Abraham 1939-

Halkin, Hillel David

Halqin, Hillel 1939-

Halqiyn Hilel 1939-....

Hillel Halkin Amerikaans taalkundige

Hillel Halkin Übersetzer, Biograph, Kritiker, Schriftsteller

Галкин, Гилель р. 1939

הלל הלקין (סופר)

הלל הלקין (סופר) סופר, חוקר, הוגה דעות, עיתונאי ומתרגם ישראלי

הלקין, בלל‏ ‏1939-

הלקין הלל 1939-....

הלקין, הלל בן אברהם 1939-

הלקין, הלל דוד בן אברהם 1939-


English (157)

Russian (5)

Hebrew (3)