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Jewish

  • How I Stopped Being a Jewby Shlomo Sand; David Fernbach

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    Shlomo Sand was born in 1946, in a displaced person?s camp in Austria, to Jewish parents; the family later migrated to Palestine. As a young man, Sand came to question his Jewish identity, even that of a ?secular Jew.? With this meditative and thoughtful mixture of essay and personal recollection, he articulates the problems at the center of modern... more...

  • Emissaries from the Holy Landby Matthias Lehmann

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    For Jews in every corner of the world, the Holy Land has always been central. But that conviction was put to the test in the eighteenth century when Jewish leaders in Palestine and their allies in Istanbul sent rabbinic emissaries on global fundraising missions. From the shores of the Mediterranean to the port cities of the Atlantic seaboard, from... more...

  • Dominikaner und Juden / Dominicans and Jewsby Gianfranco Miletto; Elias H. Füllenbach OP

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Recalling the Pfefferkorn-Reuchlin Controversy of 1507, this anthology examines the relationship between Dominicans and Jews from the beginnings of the religious order in the 13th century to the era of the Second World War. In addition to inquisitors and anti-Jewish sermonizers, the essays also present theologians and linguists from the Dominican order... more...

  • Die Theorie der zentralen Orte in Israel und Deutschlandby Joachim Trezib

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 168.00

    Walter Christaller?s ?Central Place Theory? became one of the fundamental concepts in modern planning. Its traces were evident in Israel?s ?Sharon Plan? as well as in the National Socialist ?Masterplan for the East.? Central Place Theory aimed at optimizing the function of economic factors as well as the spatial distribution of the population. Joachim... more...

  • Jüdische Ärztinnen und Ärzte im Nationalsozialismusby Christoph Kopke; Thomas Beddies; Susanne Doetz

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 140.00

    Besides targeting Jewish jurists, from 1933 onward anti-Semitic movement in Germany particulary persecuted Jewish doctors. As a consequence of the ?Law for the Restoration of the Civil Service,? Jewish doctors were fired from public establishments and expelled from universities. This volume examines the history of the disenfranchisement, expulsion,... more...

  • Four Four Jewby Joanne Rosenthal

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    Four Four Jew is a major exhibition by Jewish Museum London exploring the story of football and Jews in Britain from the turn of the century to the present day. It brings together previously unseen material from private and public collections across the UK to tell the story of the clubs, the players, the Chairmen, the fans, and the ?religion?... more...

  • The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Jewish Culturesby Nadia Valman; Laurence Roth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    The Routledge Handbook to Contemporary Jewish Cultures explores the diversity of Jewish cultures and the various ways of investigating them, presenting the different methodologies, arguments, and challenges within the discipline. This handbook considers in turn: How the individual terms ?Jewish? and ?Culture? are defined looking at perspectives... more...

  • Memoirs of a Grandmotherby Pauline Wengeroff; Shulamit Magnus

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    Pauline Wengeroff's Memoirs of a Grandmother offers a unique first-person window into traditionalism, modernity, and the tensions linking the two in nineteenth-century Russia. Wengeroff (1833?1916), a perceptive, highly literate social observer, tells a gripping tale of cultural transformation, situating her narrative in the experience of women... more...

  • My Grandfather's Galleryby Anne Sinclair; Shaun Whiteside

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    A singular man in the history of modern art, betrayed by Vichy, is the subject of this riveting family memoir On September 20, 1940, one of the most famous European art dealers disembarked in New York, one of hundreds of Jewish refugees fleeing Vichy France. Leaving behind his beloved Paris gallery, Paul Rosenberg had managed to save his family,... more...

  • Jewish Histories of the Holocaustby Norman J.W. Goda

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 110.00

    For many years, histories of the Holocaust focused on its perpetrators, and only recently have more scholars begun to consider in detail the experiences of victims and survivors, as well as the documents they left behind. This volume contains new research from internationally established scholars. It provides an introduction to and overview of Jewish... more...