Xue Er De -Fen Library

Jewish

Amen by Yehuda Amichai

By Yehuda Amichai

Translations from the Hebrew of the good Israeli poet, Yehuda Amichai, with an creation by way of Ted Hughes.

Show description

Read or Download Amen PDF

Best jewish books

Caledonian Jews: A Study of Seven Small Communities in Scotland

This can be the 1st complete heritage of the Jews in Scotland who lived outdoor Edinburgh and Glasgow. The paintings specializes in seven groups from the borders to the highlands: Aberdeen, Ayr, Dundee, Dunfermline, Falkirk, Greenock, and Inverness. each one of those groups used to be of enough measurement and affluence to shape a congregation with a useful synagogue and, whereas their histories were formerly missed in want of Jewish populations in greater towns, their tales are vital in realizing Scottish Jewry and British background as a complete.

Call It Sleep: A Novel

While Henry Roth released his debut novel name It Sleep in 1934, it used to be greeted with massive severe acclaim notwithstanding, in these occasions, lackluster revenues. simply with its paperback booklet thirty years later did this novel obtain the popularity it deserves—--and nonetheless enjoys. Having sold-to-date hundreds of thousands of copies all over the world, name It Sleep is the superb tale of David Schearl, the “dangerously creative” baby coming of age within the slums of recent York.

A Living Tree: The Roots and Growth of Jewish Law

This publication examines biblical and rabbinic legislation as a coherent, carrying on with felony culture. It explains the connection among faith and legislation and the interplay among legislations and morality. plentiful choices from basic Jewish assets, many newly translated, allow the reader to handle the culture without delay as a dwelling physique of legislation with emphasis at the matters which are fundamental for attorneys, legislators, and judges.

Gandhi and his Jewish Friends

Such a lot of Gandhi's affiliates in South Africa have been Jewish. They have been introduced jointly via a typical curiosity in theosophy and have become deeply desirous about Gandhi's campaigns, taking care of his affairs while he was once away in London or India. This publication appears to be like on the organization among the 2 teams.

Extra info for Amen

Example text

My first memory is of my grandmother with trembling hands spilling a kettle of boiling water over my feet when I was two. 11 The town I was born in was destroyed by shells. The ship in which I sai led to the land of Israel was drowned later in the war. The barn at Hammadia where I had loved was burned out. The sweet shop at Ein-Gedi was blown up by the enemy. The bridge at Ismailia, which I crossed to and fro on the eve of my loves, has been torn to pieces. Thus my life is wiped out behind me according to an exact map : How much longer can my memories hold out?

A rivederci, our father. Buona notte, our king. Tears at the eye. Like dry crumbs in a pocket Of some past cake. Buona notte, Sonino. A rivederci, the six million, The girls, the tree and the crumbs . The Synagogue in Venice This synagogue knows of all the many waters That cannot put out this love. I cover my head with my arm, Which comes out of my shoulder, not far from my heart. No need for a skullcap. Many thanks. This Is a museum . This is an empty grave Of those who rose out of it For resurrection or new death.

And high above, longings stir like rustling paper. 34 I never realized gym teachers could be sad. He is very tired and wants nothing more than that the beautiful tourist girl s itting beside him at a table will get up before him and walk about with her wobbling round buttocks, which she has brought with her from her countr ies. He wants nothing more. 28 Oh, who has the quietest face here? Thus rings the bell from Mount Zion. What goes to the holy hill of Moriah? Children go with their parents on Sabbath, eating rotten almonds and decaying chocolate bars.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.71 of 5 – based on 24 votes