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The following has been excerpted from Saving One’s Own: Jewish Rescuers during the Holocaust by Mordecai Paldiel (Jewish Publication Society, 2017). In a 2002 publication about the role of non-Jewish rescuers of Jews, Holocaust historian Nechama Tec, who earlier wrote on Polish rescuers of Jews, lamented, “Why had [...]
The following has been excerpted from Exiles in Sepharad: The Jewish Millennium in Spain by Jeffrey Gorsky (Jewish Publication Society, 2015). Chapter 6: A Golden Age of Poetry A New Hebrew Posey The exposure to Muslim culture fostered the emergence of great Jewish poets. The confluence of a rich Arab poetic trad [...]