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Brandeis University Press is 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, The Mandel Lectures in the Humanities, 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.

The Nearest Thing to Life
James Wood

In this remarkable blend of memoir and criticism, James Wood, noted contributor to the New Yorker, has written a master class on the connections between fiction and life.
The Strangers We Became
Lessons in Exile from One of Iraq's Last Jews

Cynthia Kaplan Shamash

A smart, funny, and lyrical memoir of an Iraqi Jewish girl’s experiences in five countries before settling in the United States

Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1929
Hillel Cohen; Haim Watzman, trans.

A new and provocative reassessment of the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict
Love, Marriage, and Jewish Families
Paradoxes of a Social Revolution

Sylvia Barack Fishman, ed.

Illustrates the complex and diverse ways that Jews in the United States and Israel are reshaping dating, marriage, and family life—with some surprising consequences
On the Edge of the Holocaust
The Shoah in Latin American Literature and Culture

Edna Aizenberg

Sheds new light on the views and attitudes of Latin American writers during the Nazi era