elcome to Brandeis University Press, a member press of the University Press of New England (UPNE). Brandeis University Press publishes in a variety of scholarly and general interest fields, including books in the Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life, the HBI Series on Jewish Women, the Schusterman Series in Israel Studies, the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry Series, the Brandeis Library of Modern Jewish Thought, the Brandeis Series on Gender, Culture, Religion, and Law, and the Menahem Stern Jerusalem Lectures (sponsored by the Historical Society of Israel). Our critically acclaimed, award-winning books cover diverse subjects and perspectives relating to politics, culture, history, gender, religion, philosophy, language, and literature. While we are committed to publishing compelling and innovative approaches to the study of the Jewish experience worldwide, Brandeis University Press's broader goal is to illuminate subjects of all stripes with intelligence, curiosity, and care.


A History

Anita Shapira

A history of Israel in the context of the modern Jewish experience and the history of the Middle East

2011 Jewish Book Winner Winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award
in History
The Days Between
Blessings, Poems, and Directions of the Heart for the Jewish High Holiday Season
Marcia Falk

An elegantly designed volume of new English and Hebrew prayers and reflections for the High Holidays from a contemporary American poet
American Jewish History
A Primary Source Reader
Gary Phillip Zola, ed.; Marc Dollinger, ed.

A treasure trove of primary source documents on American Jewish history, culture, and life
Altered Pasts
Counterfactuals in History
Richard J. Evans; Hedva Ben-Israel, fwd.

A thought-provoking survey and critique of “what-if?” history
A Jewish Kapo in Auschwitz
History, Memory, and the Politics of Survival
Tuvia Friling; Haim Watzman, trans.

Intriguing biography of Eliezer Gruenbaum, the communist Jewish Kapo whose controversy-ridden story spans Europe and Israel

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