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Halter, Marek

Works: 249 works in 1,016 publications in 19 languages and 14,504 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Religious fiction  History  Interviews  Biography  Bible fiction  Romance fiction  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Illustrator, Scenarist, Restager , Other, Honoree, Narrator, wpr
Classifications: PQ2668.A434, 843.914
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Sarah : a novel by Marek Halter( Book )

65 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 2,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born into a world of luxury in the ancient Sumerian city of Ur, Sarah flees the arranged marriage planned by her father, a decision that leads to an encounter with Abram, a member of a nomadic tribe of outsiders
The book of Abraham by Marek Halter( Book )

80 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

54 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 1,803 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
Lilah : a novel by Marek Halter( Book )

47 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,651 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( Book )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient world and its politics come to life through the eyes of a young Jewish woman, Mary of Nazareth ... 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. Barabbas, flush with the success of the rescue, is intent on leading a full-scale rebellion against Herod and the Romans. Along with Mary and her father, he speaks before Jewish leaders who have gathered from various communities. Miriam feels great frustration as the men endlessly debate morality, the wisdom of rebellion, and the nature of God's will. Having almost lost her father, and knowing she will be ostracized, she nevertheless speaks out against the use of violence. And to her surprise, one man, Joseph, listens. He offers to take her to Magdala, where she will be allowed to study in the company of intelligent, well-read women. This rare opportunity sets into motion a series of events that will change Miriam's life -- and the history of the Jewish people -- forever
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 655 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
The messiah by Marek Halter( Book )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 643 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 5 languages and held by 640 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
The wind of the Khazars by Marek Halter( Book )

38 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 370 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 )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and French and held by 321 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 234 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, "the little bird." 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. A woman ahead of her time, Zipporah leaps from the pages of this remarkable novel. Bold, independent, and a true survivor, she is a captivating heroine, and her world of deserts, temples, and ancient wonders is a fitting backdrop to an epic tale
Lilah : [a novel] by Marek Halter( Recording )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 199 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. Living in exile, Lilah is in love with Antinoes, a Persian warrior. They have known each other since they were children, and Antinoes dearly wants to make Lilah his wife. Yet Lilah does not feel she can marry without the blessing of her brother, Ezra. She and Ezra are close, and Lilah knows her brother well--he does not want his sister to have a husband outside their faith. Ezra is a scholar of the laws of Moses, and Lilah believes it is her brother's destiny to lead the Jewish people back to the Promised Land. While Antinoes pressures her to accept his proposal, Lilah realizes that before she can consider her own happiness, it is her duty to help her brother accomplish the seemingly impossible task that is before him. Putting herself in grave danger, and with the help of Antinoes, Lilah wins Ezra an audience with Artaxerxes II, the King of Kings, who grants permission to lead the exiles on their journey back to the Promised Land
The Jewish odyssey : an illustrated history by Marek Halter( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and French and held by 169 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
Mary of Nazareth : [a novel] by Marek Halter( Recording )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 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
Les mystères de Jérusalem : roman by Marek Halter( Book )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in 10 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 )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marek Halter retrace la genèse de sa 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 4 languages and held by 129 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 )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1950, New York. Après Orson Welles et Arthur Miller, McCarthy et son équipe interrogent une certaine Maria Apron, 37 ans, actrice. Elle est accusée d'être entrée en Amérique avec un faux passeport et d'avoir assassiné un agent secret de l'OSS en Union sovétique. Pour se défendre, Maria Apron n'a que ses souvenirs. En actrice consommée, elle va, telle Shéhérazade, les distiller à ses accusateurs au cours des cinq journées que dure son interrogatoire. Devant une cour médusée elle raconte sa vie pour sauver sa tête. Elle commence par une révélation scandaleuse : oui, elle a connu Staline , elle a même été sa maîtresse ! Et cette histoire a détruit tous ses rêves. Car, pour lui échapper, Marina Gousseiev (c'est son vrai nom), talentueuse actrice moscovite, se fait passer pour juive et se réfugie au Birobidjan, Etat juif autonome créé par Staline le long du fleuve Amour. Là, elle devient la maîtresse d'un espion américain qu'elle sauve du Goulag, avant de fuir aux Etats-Unis, où, ironie de l'histoire, McCarthy l'accuse d'espionnage... Avec Marina, on traverse une période extrêmement trouble de la Seconde Guerre mondiale et de l'immédiat après-guerre. De 1932 à 1950, on la suit de Moscou au fleuve Amour, du Goulag aux tribunaux de New York, passant du monde russe au monde yiddish, puis américain. On vit la bataille de Moscou, la domination perverse de Staline sur son propre peuple, y compris les Juifs. On approche de l'intérieur certains faits de guerre méconnus, ainsi que l'épouvantable réalité du Goulag... On apprend l'existence d'un monde juif insoupçonné pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Un monde d'une richesse intellectuelle étonnante, où le théâtre joue un rôle capital. L'Inconnue de Birobidjan : un panorama inédit de l'histoire contemporaine, une héroïne digne de Pasternak, et l'histoire incroyable de cette région juive autonome, le Birobidjan, personnage à part entière du roman
La reine de Saba : roman by Marek Halter( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les aventures de la reine de Saba. De sa rencontre avec Salomon, roi d'Israël, naît le plus beau chant d'amour. Alors que le royaume de Saba regorge d'or, de myrrhe et d'encens, le projet de construction du temple ruine Salomon ... Makeda, élevée dans le but de devenir reine, propose alors au roi légendaire une alliance commerciale. Un accord qui doit permettre à Israël et à Saba de s'émanciper
The birobidzhan affair : a novel by Marek Halter( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thrilling saga set in the Jewish republic of Birobidzhan At the height of the Red Scare in the 1950s, the House Un-American Activities Committee questions a Russian woman named Marina. She stands accused of being a spy and is suspected of murdering OSS agent Michael Apron. But even more scandalous than the accusations against her is the truth that her interrogation will reveal. In Russia, Marina was a successful actress--and one night, she found herself seduced by Stalin. To avoid a dangerous scandal, she pretended to be Jewish and fled to Birobidzhan, a lost city in the far southeastern corner of the Soviet Union bordering China, originally populated by those escaping the Nazis. This forgotten city was home to a wealth of Jewish culture and also happened to be in an ideal geographical position for the Allied forces to observe Japan's movements in Manchuria. It was there that Marina met and fell in love with Michael Apron. Following a fascinating heroine from Stalinist Russia to the United States during the McCarthy era, this thrilling story of love and espionage shows readers two worlds rocked by political turmoil
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Sarah : a novel
The book of AbrahamZipporah, wife of Moses : a novelLilah : a novelMary of Nazareth : a novelStories of deliverance : speaking with men and women who rescued Jews from the HolocaustThe messiahThe wind of the KhazarsSarah : [a novel]
Alternative Names
Halter Marek

Halteras Marekas

Hāltir, Mārīk 1936-

Marek Halter

Marek Halter écrivain français

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