The Shadow of Death: Letters in Flames is an analytical study of eight major Jewish and Israeli writers who wrote about the experience of the Shoah (Holocaust). The book is divided into two main sections.
Moshe Pelli is Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Judaic Studies and Abe and Tess Wise Endowed Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fl. Professor Pelli's major area of specialization is Modern Hebrew Literature. He has written extensively on the Literature of the Holocaust and has published 11 scholarly books and numerous research papers. Professor Pelli was honored with numerous awards for his teaching, research and contributions to Jewish Studies and to Hebrew culture, including the 1991 Friedman Prize for Hebrew Culture in America, and the Distinguished Researcher of the Year Award for 1996 and 2006 at UCF. He is President of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in the U.S.A.