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Jewish

  • A History of the Grandparents I Never Hadby Ivan Jablonka

    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...

  • The Devil's Diaryby Robert K. Wittman; David Kinney

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 18.99

    A groundbreaking World War II narrative wrapped in a riveting detective story, The Devil?s Diary investigates the disappearance of a private diary penned by one of Adolf Hitler?s top aides?Alfred Rosenberg, his ?chief philosopher??and mines its long-hidden pages to deliver a fresh, eye-opening account of the Nazi rise to power and the genesis of... more...

  • Bloodby Anthony Bale; David Feldman

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 5.99

    Blood is something that all humans share: a vital force that courses through our veins ? the giver of life. This book gathers together specially commissioned essays from leading scholars which reflect on the religious, historical, and medical dimensions of blood. Written for a broad audience and illustrated with full colour plates, the essays encompass... more...

  • Is there a Judeo-Christian Tradition?by Emmanuel Nathan; Anya Topolski

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    Discourse on the ?Judeo-Christian tradition? has been around in the United States since the middle of the 20th century. This volume returns to the original coinage of the signifier ?Judeo-Christian? by F.C. Baur in 1831. From this European perspective and context, the volume engages the historical, theological, philosophical and political... more...