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  • JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentaryby Jeffrey K. Salkin

    The Jewish Publication Society 2017; US$ 29.95

    For too many Jewish young people, bar/bat mitzvah has been the beginning of the end of their Jewish journeys. When students perceive the Torah as incomprehensible or irrelevant, many form the false impression that Judaism has nothing to say to them. Enter the game-changer: the JPS B?nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in their own language... more...

  • Wrestling with Shylockby Edna Nahshon; Michael Shapiro

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 108.00

    This book explores responses to The Merchant of Venice by Jewish writers, critics, theater artists, thinkers, religious leaders and institutions. more...

  • Theresienstadt 1941?1945by H. G. Adler; Belinda Cooper; Amy Loewenhaar-Blauweiss; Jeremy Adler; Benton Arnovitz

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 100.00

    The first English-language edition of H. G. Adler's acclaimed account of the Jewish ghetto in the Czech city of Terezin. more...

  • Stranger in a Strange Landby George Prochnik

    Granta Publications 2017; US$ 25.98

    Gershom Scholem, the great humanist thinker and founder of modern Kabalah, is all but forgotten today. But here, in a biography as daring and inquisitive as its subject, George Prochnik goes in search of Scholem, restoring the reputation of a vital intellectual and finding in his work a vision with the power to reinvigorate contemporary religious... more...

  • The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introductionby Timothy Lim

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 7.99

    The Dead Sea Scrolls are one of the most important finds in biblical archaeology, and have profound implications for our understanding of Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity. Timothy Lim discusses the leading interpretations of the scrolls, and how they have changed the way we understand the emergence of the Old Testament. more...

  • Stranger in a Strange Landby George Prochnik

    Other Press 2017; US$ 15.99

    Taking his lead from his subject, Gershom Scholem?the 20th century thinker who cracked open Jewish theology and history with a radical reading of Kabbalah?Prochnik combines biography and memoir to counter our contemporary political crisis with an original and urgent reimagining of the future of Israel. In Stranger in a Strange Land , Prochnik ... more...

  • Gershom Scholemby Amir Engel

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 40.00

    Gershom Scholem (1897?1982) was ostensibly a scholar of Jewish mysticism, yet he occupies a powerful role in today?s intellectual imagination, having an influential contact with an extraordinary cast of thinkers, including Hans Jonas, Martin Buber, Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt, and Theodor Adorno. In this first biography of Scholem, Amir Engel shows... more...

  • Nexus 3by William Collins Donahue; Martha B. Helfer

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; Not Available

    Biennial volume of new and innovative essays on German Jewish Studies, featuring forum sections on Heinrich Heine and Karl Kraus. more...

  • For This We Left Egypt?by Dave Barry; Alan Zweibel; Adam Mansbach

    Flatiron Books 2017; US$ 13.99

    The book you hold before you is no ordinary Haggadah. If you?ve ever suffered through a Seder, you?re well aware of the fact that the entire evening can last as long as the exodus from Egypt itself. There are countless stories, dozens of blessings, and far too many handwashings while the meal turns cold. Now prepare to be entertained by another version... more...

  • Confessions of a Rabbiby Jonathan Romain; Jonathan Romain

    Biteback Publishing 2017; US$ 12.49

    The secrets of the confessional are too important to be kept secret, and Jonathan Romain shares them all in this rollercoaster of crises, emotional traumas, moral dilemmas, attempts at seduction, multiple murders, machiavellian families, hijacked weddings, catastrophic funerals and a maze of other people's sexual fantasies. Rabbi Romain's previous... more...