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  • Jewish Identity in the Reconstruction Southby Anton Hieke

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    How far can Jewish life in the South during Reconstruction (1863?1877) indeed be described as German in a period of American Jewry traditionally referred to as ?German Jewish? in historiography? To what extent were Jewish immigrants in the South acculturated to Southern identity and customs? Anton Hieke discusses the experience of Jewish immigrants... more...

  • Jewish Identities in East and Southeast Asiaby Jonathan Goldstein

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 140.00

    The Jewish communities of East and Southeast Asia display an impressive diversity. Jonathan Goldstein focuses on transnational Jewish identity in seven of this area?s largest cities: Singapore, Manila, Taipei, Harbin, Shanghai, Rangoon, and Surabaya. He emphasizes five factors which influenced the formation of Jewish transnational identity in these... more...

  • Being Jewish in 21st-Century Germanyby Olaf Glöckner; Haim Fireberg

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2015; US$ 168.00

    The unexpected immigration wave from the former Soviet Union has stabilized and enlarged Jewish life in Germany up from the 1990ies. No doubt: Jews will continue to live in Germany. But what does it mean to live a Jewish life in present Germany? How is it reflected in culture? Who are the new Jewish elites, and how successful is the fight against old... more...

  • Jüdische Klagen gegen Reichsadeligeby André Griemert

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 112.00

    During the early modern period, Jews were not just objects of authoritarian abuse and victims of repression by the general society. This is illustrated by the strategies of action and argumentation in legal proceedings initiated by Jews at the Imperial Chamber Court against members of the nobility, the elite of the Holy Roman Empire, which are examined... more...

  • Exilerfahrung und Konstruktionen von Identität 1933 bis 1945by Hanni Mittelmann; Hans Otto Horch

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    The Jewish experience of expulsion from a familiar cultural, linguistic, and social milieu during the period of the Third Reich and Jewish attempts to deal with the circumstances of exile can be regarded as paradigmatic in many ways for the experiences of refugees and migrants during our times. This volume is based on a conference presented by the... more...

  • Am Scheidewegeby Achad Ha?am; Christian Wiese

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2015; US$ 224.00

    The new edition of Achad Ha?am?s Am Scheidewege [At the Crossroads] makes essays published by the founder of Cultural Zionism in 1923 accessible again for the first time. In these works the author sets out his view of Jewish identity and, in debate with the political Zionism of Theodor Herzl, advocates a Jewish nationalism that focuses above all on... more...

  • Why Are Jews Liberals?by Norman Podhoretz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    From the bestselling author of World War IV , a brilliant investigation of a central question in American politics and culture. During his career as a neoconservative thinker, Norman Podhoretz has been asked no question more often than ?Why are so many Jews liberals?? In this provocative book he sets out to solve this puzzle. He first offers a... more...

  • Jews and Messianism in the Modern Eraby Jonathan Frankel

    Oxford University Press, USA 1991; US$ 124.99

    The seventh volume of the acclaimed annual publication of the Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jews and Messianism in the Modern Era: Metaphor and Meaning examines the significance and meaning of messianic metaphors, themes, and ideals in modern Jewish history and culture. In addition to the standard symposia,... more...

  • The Girl in the Green Sweaterby Krystyna Chiger; Daniel Paisner

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 16.99

    True story from the major motion picture "In Darkness," official 2012 Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. In 1943, with Lvov's 150,000 Jews having been exiled, killed, or forced into ghettos and facing extermination, a group of Polish Jews daringly sought refuge in the city's sewer system. The last surviving member this group,... more...

  • Secret Anniversaries of the Heartby Lev Raphael

    Leapfrog Press 2006; US$ 15.95

    Twenty five years of stories by the writer who redefined American Jewish identity for an entire generation more...