Books

Mazal Bueno: A Portrait in Song of the Spanish Jews

CD of radio play commissioned for National Public Radio broadcast

Written by Jane Mushabac, narrated by Tovah Feldshuh, sung by Western Wind

After the Expulsion from Spain in 1492, Jews were welcomed in the Ottoman Empire, North Africa and the Middle East. Hear the beauty of their music with its kamenc, oud, rebec, vielle, violin, recorder and dumbek, as the narrative leads us through the life cycle of adolescence and courtship, wife, husband, family—singing while cooking—birth and death.

“Superb … extremely worthwhile.” Detroit Free Press

Melville's Humor: A Critical Study

Melville’s fiction and his reading of French, Spanish, and English works

“Bold and ambitious” — Sewanee Review; “A fascinating thesis” — Modern Fiction Studies; “Astute” — The Year’s Work in English Studies; “A fine and witty piece of criticism” — Irving Howe; “She understands the rough as well as the even side of Melville’s unpredictable mind, and has reached the extraordinary center of his work” — Alfred Kazin

See also: Shalach Manot »