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Halter, Marek

Works: 184 works in 781 publications in 17 languages and 12,806 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Interviews  Biography  Religious fiction  Romance fiction  Biographical fiction  Popular works  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Illustrator, Other, Narrator, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: PQ2668.A434, 843.914
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Zipporah, wife of Moses : a novel by Marek Halter( Book )

35 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the life of Zipporah, the adopted Ethiopian daughter of Jethro, high priest of the Midanites, who became the consort of Moses and who played a vital role in supporting Moses in returning to Egypt to lead the Israelite slaves to freedom
The book of Abraham by Marek Halter( Book )

71 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story opens in 70 A.D. and covers two thousand years and a hundred generations of one Jewish family
Lilah : a novel by Marek Halter( Book )

35 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lilah, the sister of Ezra, the high priest destined to lead the Jews back to Jerusalem, gives up her plans to marry a Persian warrior for her faith, but when her brother orders all Jewish men to abandon their foreign-born wives, Lilah rebels
The messiah by Marek Halter( Book )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Reubeni is a 16th century Jewish prince from the lost kingdom of Chabor. Arriving in Venice, he begins spreading his own gospel of the return of the Jews to a homeland in Palestine. Reubeni scours the European courts for support, ultimately pleading his cause to Pope Clement VII, to whom he promises control of the holy sites of Jerusalem in return for the Pontiff's aid. Upon his arrival at each new country on his quest, Reubeni attracts throngs of followers, mostly comprised of Jews longing for and expecting the Messiah. Will Reubeni attain his vision and lead his people to regain their homeland?
The children of Abraham by Marek Halter( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in 6 languages and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Marek Halter's award-winning international bestseller The Book of Abraham was published here in 1986, it was greeted with unanimous praise and compared with Roots, War and Peace, and the works of James Michener. That epic portrayal of a Jewish family through history -- based in large part on the records of the Halters themselves -- ended in the midst of World War II, with the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto. Here the author picks up the thread of the family saga in the postwar period. Like most of European Jewry, the Halter family is decimated and dispersed: Sidney and his family in New York; the Lerners in Moscow; Don Israel and Dona Regina in Buenos Aires; Mordecai and his family in Israel. At the heart of the new epic is Hugo Halter, an elusive and haunting figure who, as a young man in the late 1930s, had warned of the coming Holocaust. Most had not listened and perished in the conflagration. As this book opens, Hugo and his German wife, Sigrid, are driving from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in March 1961. Hugo parks to gaze in wonder at the magic city spread before him. Suddenly a military truck approaches, and as it passes submachine-gun fire erupts from it, killing both Hugo and Sigrid. Why were they assassinated in cold blood, presumably by Arab terrorists? Who exactly was Hugo: an agent? A double agent? Working for whom and to what ends? In Paris, Marek Halter, the self-appointed family scribe, sets out to find the answer. At the same time, another cousin, an officer in the Israeli secret service, begins his own official investigation. Their paths, and lines of inquiry, sometimes cross, often diverge, as different versions of the same episode appear in oddly varying lights. The result is a suspense novel of high intrigue, but also a panorama of contemporary Judaism, with its conflicts and contradictions, its struggles and achievements, its heady victories and discouraging defeats. - Jacket flap
Stories of deliverance : speaking with men and women who rescued Jews from the Holocaust by Marek Halter( Book )

26 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From his research with Holocaust survivors, Halter developed a list of "the Just"--Those who, according to Jewish tradition, must exist in each generation in order to save the world from destruction. Halter's encounters with these heroes and with those they saved are described in a series of little stories, interspersed with his own memories and observations. These "just" men and women range from obscure peasants to such notables as former West German chancellor Willy Brandt, the post-Communist leader of Lithuania, and the present Pope. The material of this book also forms the subject of a film directed by Halter, Tzedek: The Righteous
Sarah : a novel by Marek Halter( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarah's story begins in the cradle of civilization: the Sumerian city-state of Ur, a land of desert heat, towering gardens, and immense wealth. The daughter of a powerful lord, Sarah balks at the marriage her father has planned for her. On her wedding day, she impulsively flees to the vast, empty marshes outside the city walls, where she meets a young man named Abram, son of a tribe of outsiders. Drawn to this exotic stranger, Sarah spends one night with him and reluctantly returns to her father's house. But on her return, she secretly drinks a poisonous potion that will make her barren and thus unfit for marriage. Many years later, Abram returns to Ur and discovers that the lost, rebellious girl from the marsh has been transformed into a splendid woman, the high priestess of the goddess Ishtar. But Sarah gives up her exalted life to join Abram's tribe and follow the one true God, an invisible deity who speaks only to Abram. It is then that her journey truly begins. From the great ziggurat of Ishtar to the fertile valleys of Canaan to the bedchamber of the mighty Pharaoh himself, Sarah's story reveals an ancient world full of beauty, intrigue, and miracles
The wind of the Khazars by Marek Halter( Book )

36 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The extraordinary and historically accurate account of how an entire warrior nation converted to Judaism under King Bulan has captivated the collective imagination. The story of the Khazars comes to vivid, unforgettable life in Marek Halter's rich tapestry, which begins when writer Marc Sofer is presented with an ancient Khazarian coin by a stranger, and then confronted by a beautiful, elusive woman, who challenges him to find a cause worth writing about." "Intrigued, Sofer is drawn into investigating the enigma of the Khazars. Why did these Steppe warriors decide to become Jews? Why after centuries of power and prosperity, were they effaced from history? What is the connection between this ancient people and the terrorist group calling themselves the New Khazars? And is the elusive beauty whom Sofer connot forget connected to them? With a duel storyline alternating between the tenth and twenty-first centuries, The Wind of the Khazars is a historical novel and thriller."--Jacket
Sarah [a novel] by Marek Halter( Recording )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and French and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarah was born into a world of great luxury in the Sumerian city-state of Ur, the birthplace of writing, currency, government, and law. The daughter of a powerful lord, she has inherited her father's strong will and she balks at the marriage he has arranged for her. During the festivities leading up to the wedding, she panics and flees, slipping through the ramparts of Ur to the banks of the Euphrates. There she falls into the arms of a young stranger, a member of a nomadic tribe camped on the outskirts of the capital city. His name is Abram. Marek Halter immerses the listener in this ancient world, giving resonance to an age-old biblical story through his vision of a wonderfully passionate and powerful heroine
Zipporah, wife of Moses a novel by Marek Halter( Recording )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the time of the Pharaoh, a tiny infant is rescued from the banks of the Red Sea. She is named Zipporah. Although she is a Cushite by birth--one of the black people of the lands to the south--she is taken in by Jethro, high priest and sage of the Midianites. Jethro adores his adopted daughter, and she is an honored member of his family. But the blackness of Zipporah's skin sets her apart and will decide her future: she will be an outsider, and the men of her adopted tribe will not want her as a wife. But when she becomes a young woman, Zipporah's destiny changes forever. While drawing water at a well one day, she meets a handsome young man, a stranger. Like her, he is an outsider, a foreigner. His name is Moses. A Hebrew raised in the house of the Pharaoh, Moses is a fugitive, forced to flee his homeland of Egypt after murdering one of the Pharaoh's cruel overseers. Zipporah knows almost immediately that this man will be the husband and partner she never thought she would have. At first Moses wants nothing more than a peaceful life with the Midianites. He is content in his role as Zipporah's lover and the honorary son of Jethro the sage. But Zipporah refuses to let Moses forget his past or turn away from what she believes to be his true destiny. Although he is the love of her life and the father of her children, Zipporah won't marry Moses until he agrees to return to Egypt to confront Pharaoh and free his people. When God reveals himself to Moses in the burning bush, his words echo Zipporah's, and Moses returns to Egypt with Zipporah by his side. A passionate lover and a generous, thoughtful wife, Zipporah becomes the guiding force in Moses' struggle. With the help of her powerful father, she teaches the rebellious young man about the rule of law and the force of justice. Because of Zipporah--the outsider, the black-skinned woman--Moses becomes a defender of the oppressed and a liberator of the enslaved
Lilah [a novel] by Marek Halter( Recording )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the magnificent culture of the Middle East more than four thousand years ago, Lilah is a rich and emotionally resonant story of faith, love, and courage
Mary of Nazareth [a novel] by Marek Halter( Recording )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miriam, also known as Mary, was born into a Palestine oppressed by Herod the Great. She is accustomed to living with uncertainty and unrest. But when her beloved father is wrongly imprisoned by the Romans, she takes action. She calls upon a well-known rebel by the name of Barabbas, and together they set out to save her father. A daring escape is accomplished and, against staggering odds, Miriam's father is saved from crucifixion
The Jewish odyssey : an illustrated history by Marek Halter( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and French and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The far-reaching story of a people that, despite facing perpetual struggle, has shaped modern civilization. In The Jewish Odyssey, best-selling author Marek Halter charts the course of Judaism from its origins in Mesopotamia to its place in the world today
Les mystères de Jérusalem : roman by Marek Halter( Book )

32 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in 9 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom, journaliste, voit surgir derrière le meurtre d'un jeune immigré juif, Aaron, l'un des plus grands mystères de Jérusalem : le trésor du temple, un manuscrit très ancien connu d'Aaron, qui dévoilerait l'emplacement des 64 caches secrètes où il serait enterré. La mafia russe s'est lancée dans la chasse au trésor. Tom décide de poursuivre l'oeuvre d'Aaron et de trouver le trésor
Le judaïsme raconté à mes filleuls by Marek Halter( Book )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marek Halter retrace la genèse de la décision qui lui a fait choisir le judaïsme à l'âge de 14 ans
Le kabbaliste de Prague : roman by Marek Halter( Book )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M. Halter revient sur la légende du Golem, créature de boue à l'image de l'homme créée par le Maharal pour sauver les juifs de l'anéantissement à la fin du XVIe siècle. Pourtant, cet être, en prenant conscience de sa condition va se retourner contre ses créateurs prouvant aux hommes que c'est la sagesse et non la force qui mène à la paix
L'inconnue de Birobidjan : roman by Marek Halter( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jester and the kings : a political autobiography by Marek Halter( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un homme, un cri by Marek Halter( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autojustification narcissique dans laquelle l'excellent romancier juif rassemble, remet en situation et commente un choix parmi ses nombreux articles et conférences reliés à l'actualité politique et sociale
Marek Halter : treize sérigraphies originales by Marek Halter( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Zipporah, wife of Moses : a novel
Alternative Names
Halter, Marek

Hāltir, Mārīk 1936-

Marek Halter

Marek Halter Frans schrijver

Marek Halter fransk författare

Marek Halter fransk skribent

Marek Halter Polish and French novelist

Marek Halter polnisch-französischer Künstler und Autor

Marek Halter scrittore francese

Альтер, Марек

Хальтер, Марек

האלטער, מארעק

האלטער, מארק

האלטר, מארק

האלטר, מרק, 1936-

مارك هالتر

ماريك هالتر، 1936-

هالتر, ماريك

アルテ, マレク

アルテール, マルク

The book of AbrahamLilah : a novelThe messiahStories of deliverance : speaking with men and women who rescued Jews from the HolocaustSarah : a novelThe wind of the KhazarsSarah [a novel]Zipporah, wife of Moses a novel