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Halter, Marek

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Works: 166 works in 772 publications in 18 languages and 15,211 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Interviews  Biography  Religious fiction  Biographical fiction  Love stories  Popular works  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Illustrator, Other, Narrator, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: PQ2668.A434, 843.914
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Zipporah, wife of Moses : a novel by Marek Halter( Book )
47 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 2,062 libraries worldwide
Focuses on the life of Zipporah, the adopted Ethiopian daughter of Jethro, high priest of the Midanites, who became the consort of Moses and who played a vital role in supporting Moses in returning to Egypt to lead the Israelite slaves to freedom
Sarah : a novel by Marek Halter( Book )
50 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 1,956 libraries worldwide
Born into a world of luxury in the ancient Sumerian city of Ur, Sarah flees the arranged marriage planned by her father, a decision that leads to an encounter with Abram, a member of a nomadic tribe of outsiders
The book of Abraham by Marek Halter( Book )
63 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,911 libraries worldwide
The story opens in 70 A.D. and covers two thousand years and a hundred generations of one Jewish family
Lilah : a novel by Marek Halter( Book )
31 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,815 libraries worldwide
Lilah, the sister of Ezra, the high priest destined to lead the Jews back to Jerusalem, gives up her plans to marry a Persian warrior for her faith, but when her brother orders all Jewish men to abandon their foreign-born wives, Lilah rebels
Mary of Nazareth : a novel by Marek Halter( Book )
27 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,067 libraries worldwide
The ancient world and its politics come to life through the eyes of a young Jewish woman, Mary of Nazareth ... Miriam?also known as Mary?was born into a Palestine oppressed by Herod the Great; she is accustomed to living with uncertainty and unrest. But when her beloved father is wrongly imprisoned by the Romans, she takes action. She calls upon a well-known rebel by the name of Barabbas, and together they set out to save her father. A daring escape is accomplished and, against staggering odds, Miriam?s father is saved from crucifixion. Barabbas, flush with the success of the rescue, is intent on leading a full-scale rebellion against Herod and the Romans. Along with Mary and her father, he speaks before Jewish leaders who have gathered from various communities. Miriam feels great frustration as the men endlessly debate morality, the wisdom of rebellion, and the nature of God?s will. Having almost lost her father, and knowing she will be ostracized, she nevertheless speaks out against the use of violence. And to her surprise, one man, Joseph, listens. He offers to take her to Magdala, where she will be allowed to study in the company of intelligent, well-read women. This rare opportunity sets into motion a series of events that will change Miriam?s life?and the history of the Jewish people?forever. Based on extensive historical and biblical scholarship, Mary of Nazareth is a revealing, utterly captivating portrait of a woman whose story we only thought we knew
The messiah by Marek Halter( Book )
24 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 733 libraries worldwide
David Reubeni is a 16th century Jewish prince from the lost kingdom of Chabor. Arriving in Venice, he begins spreading his own gospel of the return of the Jews to a homeland in Palestine. Reubeni scours the European courts for support, ultimately pleading his cause to Pope Clement VII, to whom he promises control of the holy sites of Jerusalem in return for the Pontiff's aid. Upon his arrival at each new country on his quest, Reubeni attracts throngs of followers, mostly comprised of Jews longing for and expecting the Messiah. Will Reubeni attain his vision and lead his people to regain their homeland?
The children of Abraham by Marek Halter( Book )
23 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 696 libraries worldwide
When Marek Halter's award-winning international bestseller The Book of Abraham was published here in 1986, it was greeted with unanimous praise and compared with Roots, War and Peace, and the works of James Michener. That epic portrayal of a Jewish family through history -- based in large part on the records of the Halters themselves -- ended in the midst of World War II, with the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto. Here the author picks up the thread of the family saga in the postwar period. Like most of European Jewry, the Halter family is decimated and dispersed: Sidney and his family in New York; the Lerners in Moscow; Don Israel and Dona Regina in Buenos Aires; Mordecai and his family in Israel. At the heart of the new epic is Hugo Halter, an elusive and haunting figure who, as a young man in the late 1930s, had warned of the coming Holocaust. Most had not listened and perished in the conflagration. As this book opens, Hugo and his German wife, Sigrid, are driving from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in March 1961. Hugo parks to gaze in wonder at the magic city spread before him. Suddenly a military truck approaches, and as it passes submachine-gun fire erupts from it, killing both Hugo and Sigrid. Why were they assassinated in cold blood, presumably by Arab terrorists? Who exactly was Hugo: an agent? A double agent? Working for whom and to what ends? In Paris, Marek Halter, the self-appointed family scribe, sets out to find the answer. At the same time, another cousin, an officer in the Israeli secret service, begins his own official investigation. Their paths, and lines of inquiry, sometimes cross, often diverge, as different versions of the same episode appear in oddly varying lights. The result is a suspense novel of high intrigue, but also a panorama of contemporary Judaism, with its conflicts and contradictions, its struggles and achievements, its heady victories and discouraging defeats. - Jacket flap
Stories of deliverance : speaking with men and women who rescued Jews from the Holocaust by Marek Halter( Book )
23 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 661 libraries worldwide
From his research with Holocaust survivors, Halter developed a list of "the Just"--Those who, according to Jewish tradition, must exist in each generation in order to save the world from destruction. Halter's encounters with these heroes and with those they saved are described in a series of little stories, interspersed with his own memories and observations. These "just" men and women range from obscure peasants to such notables as former West German chancellor Willy Brandt, the post-Communist leader of Lithuania, and the present Pope. The material of this book also forms the subject of a film directed by Halter, Tzedek: The Righteous
Sarah : a novel by Marek Halter( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 541 libraries worldwide
Sarah, the most revered woman in Sumeria, gives up her exalted life to join Abram's tribe and follow the one true God
Sarah [a novel] by Marek Halter( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and French and held by 386 libraries worldwide
Sarah was born into a world of great luxury in the Sumerian city-state of Ur, the birthplace of writing, currency, government, and law. The daughter of a powerful lord, she has inherited her father's strong will and she balks at the marriage he has arranged for her. During the festivities leading up to the wedding, she panics and flees, slipping through the ramparts of Ur to the banks of the Euphrates. There she falls into the arms of a young stranger, a member of a nomadic tribe camped on the outskirts of the capital city. His name is Abram. Marek Halter immerses the listener in this ancient world, giving resonance to an age-old biblical story through his vision of a wonderfully passionate and powerful heroine
The wind of the Khazars by Marek Halter( Book )
32 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 376 libraries worldwide
"The extraordinary and historically accurate account of how an entire warrior nation converted to Judaism under King Bulan has captivated the collective imagination. The story of the Khazars comes to vivid, unforgettable life in Marek Halter's rich tapestry, which begins when writer Marc Sofer is presented with an ancient Khazarian coin by a stranger, and then confronted by a beautiful, elusive woman, who challenges him to find a cause worth writing about." "Intrigued, Sofer is drawn into investigating the enigma of the Khazars. Why did these Steppe warriors decide to become Jews? Why after centuries of power and prosperity, were they effaced from history? What is the connection between this ancient people and the terrorist group calling themselves the New Khazars? And is the elusive beauty whom Sofer connot forget connected to them? With a duel storyline alternating between the tenth and twenty-first centuries, The Wind of the Khazars is a historical novel and thriller."--Jacket
Zipporah, wife of Moses a novel by Marek Halter( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
In the time of the Pharaoh, a tiny infant is rescued from the banks of the Red Sea. She is named Zipporah. Although she is a Cushite by birth--one of the black people of the lands to the south--she is taken in by Jethro, high priest and sage of the Midianites. Jethro adores his adopted daughter, and she is an honored member of his family. But the blackness of Zipporah's skin sets her apart and will decide her future: she will be an outsider, and the men of her adopted tribe will not want her as a wife. But when she becomes a young woman, Zipporah's destiny changes forever. While drawing water at a well one day, she meets a handsome young man, a stranger. Like her, he is an outsider, a foreigner. His name is Moses. A Hebrew raised in the house of the Pharaoh, Moses is a fugitive, forced to flee his homeland of Egypt after murdering one of the Pharaoh's cruel overseers. Zipporah knows almost immediately that this man will be the husband and partner she never thought she would have. At first Moses wants nothing more than a peaceful life with the Midianites. He is content in his role as Zipporah's lover and the honorary son of Jethro the sage. But Zipporah refuses to let Moses forget his past or turn away from what she believes to be his true destiny. Although he is the love of her life and the father of her children, Zipporah won't marry Moses until he agrees to return to Egypt to confront Pharaoh and free his people. When God reveals himself to Moses in the burning bush, his words echo Zipporah's, and Moses returns to Egypt with Zipporah by his side. A passionate lover and a generous, thoughtful wife, Zipporah becomes the guiding force in Moses' struggle. With the help of her powerful father, she teaches the rebellious young man about the rule of law and the force of justice. Because of Zipporah--the outsider, the black-skinned woman--Moses becomes a defender of the oppressed and a liberator of the enslaved
Lilah [a novel] by Marek Halter( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
Set in the magnificent culture of the Middle East more than four thousand years ago, Lilah is a rich and emotionally resonant story of faith, love, and courage
Mary of Nazareth [a novel] by Marek Halter( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Miriam, also known as Mary, was born into a Palestine oppressed by Herod the Great. She is accustomed to living with uncertainty and unrest. But when her beloved father is wrongly imprisoned by the Romans, she takes action. She calls upon a well-known rebel by the name of Barabbas, and together they set out to save her father. A daring escape is accomplished and, against staggering odds, Miriam's father is saved from crucifixion
Les mystères de Jérusalem : roman by Marek Halter( Book )
30 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in 9 languages and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Tom, journaliste, voit surgir derrière le meurtre d'un jeune immigré juif, Aaron, l'un des plus grands mystères de Jérusalem : le trésor du temple, un manuscrit très ancien connu d'Aaron, qui dévoilerait l'emplacement des 64 caches secrètes où il serait enterré. La mafia russe s'est lancée dans la chasse au trésor. Tom décide de poursuivre l'oeuvre d'Aaron et de trouver le trésor
The Jewish odyssey : an illustrated history by Marek Halter( Book )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and French and held by 164 libraries worldwide
The far-reaching story of a people that, despite facing perpetual struggle, has shaped modern civilization. In The Jewish Odyssey, best-selling author Marek Halter charts the course of Judaism from its origins in Mesopotamia to its place in the world today
Le judaïsme raconté à mes filleuls by Marek Halter( Book )
23 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Marek Halter retrace la genèse de sa décision qui lui a fait choisir le judaïsme à l'âge de 14 ans
Le kabbaliste de Prague : roman by Marek Halter( Book )
21 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 102 libraries worldwide
M. Halter revient sur la légende du Golem, créature de boue à l'image de l'homme créée par le Maharal pour sauver les juifs de l'anéantissement à la fin du XVIe siècle. Pourtant, cet être, en prenant conscience de sa condition va se retourner contre ses créateurs prouvant aux hommes que c'est la sagesse et non la force qui mène à la paix
La reine de Saba : roman by Marek Halter( Book )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Les aventures de la reine de Saba. De sa rencontre avec Salomon, roi d'Israël, naît le plus beau chant d'amour. Alors que le royaume de Saba regorge d'or, de myrrhe et d'encens, le projet de construction du temple ruine Salomon... Makeda, élevée dans le but de devenir reine, propose alors au roi légendaire une alliance commerciale. Un accord qui doit permettre à Israël et à Saba de s'émanciper
The jester and the kings : a political autobiography by Marek Halter( Book )
23 editions published between 1976 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 44 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Halter, Marek
Hāltir, Mārīk 1936-
Marek Halter
Marek Halter fransk författare
Marek Halter fransk skribent
Marek Halter Polish and French novelist
Marek Halter polnisch-französischer Künstler und Autor
Marek Halter scrittore francese
Альтер, Марек
Хальтер, Марек
האלטער, מארעק
האלטער, מארק
האלטר, מארק
مارك هالتر
ماريك هالتر، 1936-
アルテ, マレク
アルテール, マルク
Languages
French (228)
English (148)
Spanish (30)
German (28)
Polish (22)
Italian (17)
Dutch (8)
Czech (5)
Japanese (4)
Romanian (4)
Serbian (4)
Russian (3)
Turkish (2)
Catalan (2)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Indonesian (1)
Korean (1)
Danish (1)
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