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Jewish

  • What are the Blind Men Dreaming?by Noemi Jaffe; Julia Sanches; Ellen Elias-Bursac

    Deep Vellum Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    Three generations of women reflect, in their own words, on the Holocaust and bearing witness in Jewish and Brazilian identity. more...

  • Money, Power, and Influence in Eighteenth-Century Lithuaniaby Adam Teller

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 70.00

    It has often been claimed that Jews have a penchant for capitalism and capitalist economic activity. With this book, Adam Teller challenges that assumption. Examining how Jews achieved their extraordinary success within the late feudal economy of the eighteenth-century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, he shows that economic success did not necessarily... more...

  • Jacob Neusnerby Aaron W. Hughes

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 34.00

    Jacob Neusner (born 1932) is one of the most important figures in the shaping of modern American Judaism. He was pivotal in transforming the study of Judaism from an insular project only conducted by?and of interest to?religious adherents to one which now flourishes in the secular setting of the university. He is also one of the most colorful, creative,... more...

  • Landscape and Ideologyby Doron Bar

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 78.57

    The book deals with the stories of a few dozen Jews, Zionists, politicians, writers, poets, and public activists who passed away in the Diaspora, far and detached from the national homeland that they fought for before their death. Only later, in an act of repair, their remains were sent to be buried in the ?sacred? Zionist soil. Their graves became... more...

  • Jewish Salonicaby Devin Naar

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    Touted as the "Jerusalem of the Balkans," the Mediterranean port city of Salonica (Thessaloniki) was once home to the largest Sephardic Jewish community in the world. The collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the city's incorporation into Greece in 1912 provoked a major upheaval that compelled Salonica's Jews to reimagine their community and status as... more...

  • Denial [Movie Tie-in]by Deborah E. Lipstadt

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 11.99

    In her acclaimed 1993 book Denying the Holocaust , Deborah Lipstadt called David Irving, a prolific writer of books on World War II, ?one of the most dangerous spokespersons for Holocaust denial.? The following year, after Lipstadt?s book was published in the United Kingdom, Irving led a libel suit against Lipstadt and her publisher. She prepared... more...

  • Sephardim in the Americasby Martin Cohen; Abraham J. Peck

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 49.95

    Multidisciplinary essays examinig the historical and cultural history of the Sephardic experience in the Americas, from pre-expulsion Spain to the modern era, as recounted by some of the most outstanding interpreters of the field. more...

  • Transnationalism and the Jewsby Jakob Egholm Feldt

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 38.99

    Links the concept of transnationalism to Jewish historical experience in order to explore Jewishness as a form of cultural-historical in-betweeness. more...

  • Where the Jews Aren'tby Masha Gessen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 25.00

    From the acclaimed author of The Man Without a Face, the previously untold story of the Jews in twentieth-century Russia that reveals the complex, strange, and heart-wrenching truth behind the familiar narrative that begins with pogroms and ends with emigration. In 1929, the Soviet government set aside a sparsely populated area in the Soviet Far... more...

  • Against Apionby Flavius Josephus

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 1.99

    I suppose that by my books of the Antiquity of the Jews, most excellent Epaphroditus, have made it evident to those who peruse them, that our Jewish nation is of very great antiquity, and had a distinct subsistence of its own originally; as also, I have therein declared how we came to inhabit this country wherein we now live. Those Antiquities contain... more...