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By Jerold S. Auerbach

BROTHERS AT battle, a brand new booklet [May 2011] from Quid professional Books, is Jerold S. Auerbach's probing and poignant exploration of the tragedy of the Altalena, the doomed send whose arrival in Israel ignited Jewish fratricidal clash in basic terms weeks after its assertion of statehood in 1948. The destruction of the Altalena, with 16 of its combatants killed by means of Israeli infantrymen in a sour two-day conflict, threatened the hot country with civil battle.

This is the 1st heritage of the Altalena via a historian and the 1st to find it in the context of historic Jewish and modern Israeli heritage. The Altalena continues to be embedded in Israeli reminiscence, Auerbach indicates, nonetheless framing unresolved problems with political legitimacy within the Jewish state.

Identified as "America's most excellent highbrow exponent of right-wing Zionism," Jerold Auerbach is the writer of 9 books together with HEBRON JEWS: reminiscence AND clash within the LAND OF ISRAEL (2009), a historical past of the world's oldest carrying on with Jewish neighborhood. His essays have seemed within the Wall road magazine, observation, the hot York occasions, The Jewish Press, Jerusalem publish, Midstream, and American Thinker.

Auerbach has been a Guggenheim Fellow, Fulbright Lecturer at Tel Aviv college, traveling student on the Harvard legislation university, and recipient of 2 collage academics Fellowships from the nationwide Endowment for the arts. he's Professor Emeritus of background at Wellesley College.

Also on hand by means of Quid professional Books are republications of 2 of Jerold Auerbach's prior acclaimed books: RABBIS AND legal professionals and JACOB'S VOICES. As with those prior books, the electronic version of BROTHERS AT warfare includes precise booklet formatting, energetic desk of Contents, all images from the print variation, bibliographical notes, and an entire subject-matter Index. the canopy photograph to BROTHERS AT warfare, recording the particular occasion, is through the famed conflict photographer Robert Capa and is approved from Magnum images. The booklet good points 8 different interesting photographs.

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