Kamin, Ben

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The Blessing of Sorrow: Turning Grief into Healing

A sincere attempt to move private grief into the sphere of public healing.

The Extra

One of Israel's preeminent writers continues to reflect on Jewish identity in Israel as well as the changing makeup of the Israeli family...

All the Rivers

This beautifully written and complex novel about a love affair between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man who meet in New York City in 2003 won the Bernstein Prize, but Israel's Education Ministry attempted to ban the book, fearful that it would encourage intermarriage...

Two She-Bears

Shalev depicts Israeli rural life and history from the time of the British Mandate for Palestine in 1922 to the present...


Oz is an iconic cultural figure and one of the most celebrated writers in Israel; his work has been published in more than 40 languages...

Israel in Fiction: Celebrate Jewish Book Month with These Titles by Israeli Authors


The Two-Family House

In the middle of a snowstorm in 1950s Brooklyn, two sisters-in-law go into labor at the same time...

The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem

This international best seller and Israeli award winner presents a sweeping family saga that follows four generations of Ladino-speaking Sephardic women in Jerusalem who all fear that the family curse—that the husbands don't love their wives—will continue with future descendants...

Enchanted Islands

Drawing on the memoir of Frances Conway, this fascinating and well-written fictionalized account follows the daughter of Jewish immigrants as she runs away as a teenager from Minnesota to Chicago and then on to Nebraska and San Francisco where she eventually lands a secretarial job working for Navy intelligence...

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