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  • Yom Kippur Party Goodsby Philip Gold

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    Philip Gold, an accomplished writer, journalist, scholar, wandered forty years before returning to the Judaism he'd left behind. But he didn't return so much as bring back the seeds of a new kind of Judaism with him. YOM KIPPUR PARTY GOODS is much more than a personal tale, am memoir of pain and seeking told with humor and grace. It's also for... more...

  • Not Reckoned among Nationsby Avi Avidov

    Mohr Siebeck 2009; US$ 75.39

    As in the modern era, in Roman antiquity too the so-called "Jewish question" was essentially that of the integration of diaspora Jews into their host societies. Social integration varies, however, in accordance with the organizational principles upon which various societies are established. The thrust of the present study is that in order... more...

  • Elias Bickerman as a Historian of the Jewsby Albert Baumgarten

    Mohr Siebeck 2010; US$ 94.47

    This biography of Elias Bickerman (1897-1981), one of the foremost historians of Graeco-Roman antiquity active in the twentieth century, focuses on his role as a historian of the Jews. Bickerman had an extraordinary life. He was born in Kishinev and grew up in St. Petersburg. He arrived in Berlin in 1922, where he pursued an academic career (Doctorate,... more...

  • Nine Lives of Israelby Jack L. Schwartzwald

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    This study offers a concise yet comprehensive account of Israel's history as told through the lives of nine of its leading citizens and founders. Each chapter chronicles a critical epoch in the Israeli saga and catalogs the impact made on that epoch by one of nine leading protagonists--Theodor Herzl, Chaim Weizmann, David Ben-Gurion, Abba Eban,... more...

  • What Does a Jew Want?by Udi Aloni; Slavoj Zizek; Alain Badiou; Judith Butler

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 21.99

    "In this book Udi Aloni, causing a power fault in the ruling liberal attitude by way of short-circuiting different levels of ideology, art, and thought; rewrites the Oedipus myth and rejects liberal Zionism. Who but Aloni can combine the tremendous poetic power of creating new myths with the perspicuous mind of a cold theoretician? Who but Aloni can... more...

  • A Brief History of Israel,by Bernard Reich

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 49.50

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  • Zeitgenössische jüdische Autobiographieby Christoph Miething

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 154.00

    The proceedings of the conference of the same name assemble papers concentrating largely on Franco-Jewish autobiography in the last few decades. Relevant literature in English and German is also discussed. In addition, three Italian authors of autobiographies comment on their own works. The theoretical reflection undertaken in the volume... more...

  • Struggle and Survival in Palestine/Israelby Mark LeVine; Gershon Shafir

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    Too often, the study of Israel/Palestine has focused on elite actors and major events. Struggle and Survival in Palestine/Israel takes advantage of new sources about everyday life and the texture of changes on the ground to put more than two dozen human faces on the past and present of the region. With contributions from a leading cast of scholars... more...

  • After Zionismby Antony Loewenstein; Ahmed Moor

    Saqi 2013; US$ 10.99

    After Zionism brings together some of the world's leading thinkers on the Middle East question to dissect the century-long conflict between Zionism and the Palestinians, and to explore possible forms of a one-state solution. Time has run out for the two-state solution because of the unending and permanent Jewish colonisation of Palestinian land. Although... more...

  • Israel / Palestineby Alan Dowty

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    What explains the peculiar intensity and evident intractability of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Of all the "hot spots" in the world today, the apparently endless clash between Jews and Arabs in the Middle East seems unique in its longevity and resistance to resolution. Is this conflict really different from other ethnic and nationalist confrontations,... more...