Arafat Nisan. Jewry and Zionism - lectures on history of people and State of Israel. M: Amana, 2002
The book by a famous historian of Zionism Nisan Ararat is a good text-book to learn the history of the people and State of Israel. The title itself speaks about the author's approach to learning the Jewish history. Its tasks are the following:
a) to discover how Judaism - the culture of the people of Israel - got established in Israel and developed in the countries of exile,
b) to understand the significance of the idea of Zionism as a link of Israel's people to its land during the whole period of our history.
To understand the past of the Jewish people, its present situation and to picture its prospects for the future it is necessary to trace the connection between categories "Judaism" and 'Zionism" as ideological phenomena. The book is a success here.
Barash A. Mediterranean note. Verses. - Jerusalem. Pulishing house "Gesharim (Bridges of culture)" 2001.
This is a new book by A. Barash - a poet, writer of essays, organizer of literary projects. He was born in 1960 in Moscow. In 1985-1989 he published a literary collection "EPSYLON - SALON", coordinated the "EPSYLON" group's activity in the club "Poetry". He is a member of the "Mirror " magazine editorial board, a person-in-charge of the literary site "OSTRAKON", a news and political observer of the "Voice of Israel" broadcasting station.
A.Barash's verses combine passion and tranquility, instinct and talent of observation.
Guide-book on Staro-Ulanovichi (Jewish) cemetery in Vitebsk. - Vitebsk: "Betolam". - 2001. 200 copies.
The guide-book consists of two parts. The first part is composed after the sectors, rows and burial places. Every burial information includes full names and life dates. Data in the second part are given in an alphabetical order.
The guide-book is provided with the information on the way to use it, on the Society for care of Jewish cemeteries in the Vitebsk region "Betolam" ("House of Eternity'). A list of male and female names on the ceremony gravestones is included. Besides, the "Betolam" society and "Mishpokha" magazine are preparing a "Martyrologue of Jews of Vitebsk" for the publication. It will contain four parts: a list of participants of the Great Patriotic War who lost their lives; a list of victims of the Vitebsk ghetto and a list of Jews-residents of Vitebsk who died in Vitebsk and beyond it over the period from 1941 to 2002.
The authors will be grateful for any information on this theme from former Vitebsk residents directed to the address:
21009, Belarus, Vitebsk
Frunze prospect, 68 - 10,
Podlipsky Arkady Mikhailovich