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Jewish

  • Revival: The Jews of Asia (1920)by Sidney Mendelssohn

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 55.95

    The present publication is the first that has attempted to portray the separate and progressive history of the Jews in the different countries which they have made their homes, since their expulsion from the land which they had been identified for something like thirty centuries. In these pages the author has endeavoured to compile a narrative of... more...

  • The Road to September 1939by Jehuda Reinharz; Yaacov Shavit

    Brandeis University Press 2018; US$ 34.99 US$ 29.74

    How the Zionist movement and the Yishuv actively sought to help Polish and other European Jews in the 1930s more...

  • Visitors to the House of Memoryby Victoria Bishop Kendzia

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 27.95

    As one of the most visited museums in Germany's capital city, the Jewish Museum Berlin is a key site for understanding not only German-Jewish history, but also German identity in an era of unprecedented ethnic and religious diversity. Visitors to the House of Memory is an intimate exploration of how young Berliners experience the Museum. How do... more...

  • Cotton Capitalistsby Michael R. Cohen

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 40.00

    A vivid history of the American Jewish merchants who concentrated in the nation’s most important economic sector                         In the nineteenth century, Jewish merchants created a thriving niche economy in the United States’ most important industry—cotton—positioning themselves at the forefront of expansion during the Reconstruction... more...

  • The German-Hebrew Dialogueby Amir Eshel; Rachel Seelig

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 114.99

    This series focuses on the Jewish textual tradition as well as the ways it evolves in response to new intellectual, historical, social and political contexts. Fostering dialogue between literary, philosophical, political and religious perspectives, this series, which consists of original scholarship and proceedings of international conferences,... more...

  • Women and Jewish Marriage Negotiations in Early Modern Italyby Howard Tzvi Adelman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the role of women in Jewish family negotiations, using the setting of Italy from the end of the Renaissance to the Baroque. In ghettos at night and under the scrutiny of inquisitions, Jews flourished. Life and learning were enriched by Jews from the Iberian Peninsula, the Ottoman Empire, transalpine Europe, west and east, and Catholic... more...

  • Jews on the Frontierby Shari Rabin

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 37.00

    An engaging history of how Jews forged their own religious culture on the American frontier   Jews on the Frontier offers a religious history that begins in an unexpected place: on the road. Shari Rabin recounts the journey of Jewish people as they left Eastern cities and ventured into the American West and South during the nineteenth century.... more...

  • The Midrashic Impulse and the Contemporary Literary Response to Traumaby Monica Osborne

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 85.50

    This book explores contemporary writers’ use of nonrepresentational techniques, similar to those of ancient rabbis who composed classical Midrash, as they grapple with the violence of our era. With particular attention paid to Holocaust literature, the book identifies an important trend in literature about collective trauma. more...

  • Hasidismby David Biale; David Assaf; Benjamin Brown; Uriel Gellman; Samuel Heilman; Moshe Rosman; Gadi Sagiv; Marcin Wodzinski; Arthur Green

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95

    The first comprehensive history of the pietistic movement that shaped modern Judaism This is the first comprehensive history of the pietistic movement that shaped modern Judaism. The book’s unique blend of intellectual, religious, and social history offers perspectives on the movement’s leaders as well as its followers, and demonstrates that, far... more...

  • From East to Westby Moses A. Shulvass

    Wayne State University Press 2017; US$ 4.99

    Migration has been a major factor in the life of the Jewish people throughout the two and a half millennia of their dispersion. And yet, the history of the Jewish migratory movements has not been fully explored in Jewish history. While the Jewish migratory movements in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and especially immigration to the New World,... more...