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  • Interreligiöse Theologieby Ephraim Meir; Elke Morlok; Elke Morlok

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 126.00

    This book is the first greater attempt to construct a dialogical theology from a Jewish point of view. It contributes to an emerging new theology that promotes the interrelatedness of religions in which encounter, openness, and permanent learning are central. Meir analyses and critically discusses the writings of great contemporary Jewish... more...

  • Abahn Sabana Davidby Marguerite Duras; Kazim Ali

    Open Letter 2016; US$ 8.99

    Similar in tone to a Beckett play, the characters of this novel spend the night discussing violence, communism, and revolution. more...

  • Ben-Gurionby Avi Shilon

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 44.99

    This is the first in-depth account of the later years of David Ben-Gurion (1886?1973), Israel?s first Prime Minister and founding father. One of the first to sign Israel?s declaration of independence and a leading figure in Zionism, Ben-Gurion stepped down from office in 1963 and retired from political life in 1970, deeply disappointed about the... more...

  • A History of the Grandparents I Never Hadby Ivan Jablonka; Jane Kuntz

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 30.00

    Ivan Jablonka's grandparents' lives ended long before his began: although Matès and Idesa Jablonka were his family, they were perfect strangers. When he set out to uncover their story, Jablonka had little to work with. Neither of them was the least bit famous, and they left little behind except their two orphaned children, a handful of letters, and... more...

  • By Chance Aloneby Max Eisen

    HarperCollins Canada 2016; US$ 17.99

    In the tradition of Elie Wiesel?s Night and Primo Levi?s Survival in Auschwitz comes a new memoir by Canadian survivor More than 70 years after the Nazi camps were liberated by the Allies, a new Canadian Holocaust memoir details the rural Hungarian deportations to Auschwitz-Birkenau, back-breaking slave labour in Auschwitz I, the infamous ?death... more...

  • Clepsydraby Sylvie Anne Goldberg; Benjamin Ivry

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    The clepsydra is an ancient water clock and serves as the primary metaphor for this examination of Jewish conceptions of time from antiquity to the present. Just as the flow of water is subject to a number of variables such as temperature and pressure, water clocks mark a time that is shifting and relative. Time is not a uniform phenomenon. It is... more...

  • Jüdin und Moderneby Godela Weiss-Sussex

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    How did female German-Jewish writers negotiate issues of femininity, Judaism, and urban experience at the beginning of the 20 th century? Godela Weiss-Sussex describes the evolution of multi-dimensional portrayals of the personal and societal place of the "German Jewish woman" in these intersecting discourses. The book also considers aesthetic issues... more...

  • Between German and Hebrewby Lina Barouch

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 98.00

    This book traces the German-Hebrew language contact-zones in which Gershom Scholem, Werner Kraft and Ludwig Strauss created in Germany and in Jerusalem in the 1920s and 30s. Set in the contexts of cultural marginality, modernist literature, and linguistic dislocation, Barouch exposes the writings of Scholem, Kraft and Strauss as unique... more...

  • The Land Shall Not Be Sold in Perpetuityby Yossi Katz

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 126.00

    The State of Israel is the only Western state where the majority of lands are still owned by the State and by a public body related to it (The Jewish National Fund). At the root lies the divine command stating that the Land of Israel belongs to God. The book analyzes the history of the ideological, social and legal processes that took... more...

  • Socialism of Foolsby Michele Battini

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 64.99

    Michele Battini targets the critical moment in which anti-Jewish stereotypes morphed into a sophisticated, modern social anti-Semitism. Carefully analyzing obscure texts, Battini recovers the potent, anti-Jewish anticapitalist propaganda that cemented the idea of a Jewish conspiracy in the European mind, despite ample evidence to challenge it. The... more...