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Judaism & Jewish Studies
(by title)
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Early Christianity / Jewish Literary Criticism / Art History

Aesthetic Theology and Its Enemies

The role of Judaism in the formation of Western aesthetics
Nirenberg, David

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Jewish Studies / American History / Jewish History

American Jewish History

A treasure trove of primary source documents on American Jewish history, culture, and life
Zola, Gary Phillip and Marc Dollinger, eds

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Women's Studies / Jewish Studies

American Jewish Women and the Zionist Enterprise

The first and only complete exploration of the role of American women in the creation and support of the State of Israel from pre-State years through the struggles of Israel’s first decades.
Reinharz, Shulamit and Raider, Mark A.

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Jewish Studies

An American Orthodox Dreamer

The first full-scale historical treatment of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, the leading figure in twentieth-century American Jewish Orthodoxy.
Farber, Seth

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Jewish Studies / Cultural Studies

The American Synagogue

Leading historians of modern Jewry offer the first comprehensive account of American synagogue history.
Wertheimer, Jack, ed.

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Jewish Studies / Biography / Holocaust Studies

The Architect of Genocide

How Heinrich Himmler turned Hitler’s Nazi policy toward the Jews into horrific reality.
Breitman, Richard

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Memoir / Jewish Studies / Holocaust Studies

Auschwitz

"A taut, terse Holocaust narrative that is all the more powerful for its ironic reserve." -- Kirkus Reviews
Adelsberger, Lucie; Lipstadt, Deborah E., foreword.; Ray, Susan H., trans.

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Poetry / History of Israel & Palestine

Azimuth

Back, Rachel Tzvia

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Jewish Studies / Social Science

Becoming American Jews

A compelling history of Boston’s Temple Israel and its role in American Reform Judaism
Dwyer-Ryan, Meaghan, Susan L. Porter, and Lisa Fagin Davis

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Jewish Studies / Jewish History / History of Israel & Palestine

Becoming Israeli

A fresh and lively assessment of the pleasures and hardships of daily life in Israel during the 1950s
Helman, Anat

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Jewish Studies / Education History

The Benderly Boys and American Jewish Education

The first full-scale history of the creation, growth, and ultimate decline of the dominant twentieth-century model for American Jewish education
Krasner, Jonathan B.

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Jewish Studies / Biography / Jewish History

The Besht

Now available in English, a provocative new biography of the founder of Hasidism
Etkes, Immanuel

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History of Israel & Palestine / Education History

The Best School in Jerusalem

Recounts the remarkable tenure of Annie Landau as principal of the Evelina de Rothschild School in Jerusalem
Schor, Laura S.

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History of Israel & Palestine / Jewish Studies

Between Jew and Arab

An exploration of the fascinating Jewish thinker Simon Rawidowicz and his provocative views on Arab refugees and the fate of Israel
Myers, David N.

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Jewish Studies

Between Mussolini and Hitler

A landmark study of the forces shaping Fascist Italy’s policies toward Jews in occupied territories during World War II.
Carpi, Daniel

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Literary Criticism - French / Jewish Studies / Philosophy

The Book of Questions
Revised ed.


Jabès, Edmond. Rosmarie Waldrop, trans.

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Literary Criticism - French / Jewish Studies / Philosophy

The Book of Questions
Rev. ed. Trans. from the French


A meditative narrative of Jewish Experience and man’s relation to the world.
Jabès, Edmond. Rosmarie Waldrop, trans.

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Holocaust Studies / History - 20th Century

The Book Smugglers

The Monuments Men for book lovers
Fishman, David E.

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Hebrew Language Study / Jewish Studies

Brandeis Modern Hebrew
Downloadable PDF with audio.


An accessible introduction to the Hebrew language
Ringvald,Vardit, Bonit Porath, Yaron Peleg, Esther Shorr, and Sara Hascal

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Jewish Studies / Biography / Holocaust Studies

Breaking the Silence

A remarkable story of the German industrialist who first warned the West of Nazi plans for the mass murder of Jews
Laqueur, Walter and Breitman, Richard.

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Jewish Studies / Women's Studies

A Breath of Life

A vigorous portrayal of the effects of a distinct form of feminism on the spiritual and secular lives of Jewish women.
Fishman, Sylvia Barack

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Jewish Studies

Bridge of Light
Updated edition with DVD


The definitive history of Yiddish cinema returns to print with additional material
Hoberman, J.

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Jewish Studies / Psychology & Psychiatry / Holocaust Studies

Cadaverland

A powerful look at how French medical science apprehended and described Holocaust survival
Dorland, Michael

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Jewish Studies

California Jews

The first full-length presentation of Jewish life, history, and culture in California from the Gold Rush to the twenty-first century
Kahn, Ava F. and Marc Dollinger, eds., Moses Rischin, fwd.

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Jewish Studies / Biography / History of Israel & Palestine

Chaim Weizmann

Reinharz, Jehuda

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Jewish Studies / Biography / History of Israel & Palestine

Chaim Weizmann

Reinharz, Jehuda

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Jewish Studies

Community and Conscience

The first thorough account of South African Jewish religious, political, and educational institutions in relation to the apartheid regime.
Shimoni, Gideon

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Dance

Converging Movements

A groundbreaking study of the 92nd Street Y and its major influence on 20th-century American culture.
Jackson, Naomi M

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Jewish Studies / Cultural Studies

The Covenant of Circumcision

Scholars and rabbis examine the complicated history and contemporary challenges of the Jewish rite of circumcision.
Mark, Elizabeth Wyner, ed.

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Jewish Studies / Biography

The Darker Side of Genius

Richard Wagner’s anti-Semitism considered in the context of his time, place, and aspirations rather than in relation to his later appropriation by the Nazis.
Katz, Jacob.

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Jewish Holidays / Jewish Rituals & Practice / Jewish Prayerbooks

The Days Between
Bilingual Hebrew-English ed.


An elegantly designed volume of new English and Hebrew prayers and reflections for the High Holidays from a contemporary American poet
Falk, Marcia

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Jewish Studies / Sociology / Relationships

Double or Nothing?

A lively and accessible look at Jewish intermarriage and its familial and cultural effects.
Fishman, Sylvia Barack

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Poetry / History of Israel & Palestine / Jewish Studies

The Early Books of Yehuda Amichai

The Early Books of Yehuda Amichai collects for the first time in a single volume the three works -- Songs of Jerusalem and Myself, Poems and Time -- that established Amichai as Israel's greatest contemporary poet and one of the major poets of our time.
Amichai, Yehuda

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Biography - Entertainment & Performing Arts / Jewish Studies

The Eddie Cantor Story

A lively biography of the popular showman Eddie Cantor, with a focus on his involvement in Jewish culture and politics
Weinstein, David

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Religious Education / Jewish Studies / Comparative Education

Educating in the Divine Image

An incisive look at gender inequities in Jewish day school education
Gorsetman, Chaya Rosenfeld and Elana Maryles Sztokman

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Women's Studies / Jewish Studies

Eternally Eve

A fascinating analysis of the story of Eve, using modern poetry in conversation with biblical texts and rabbinic rewritings to reveal new layers of meaning
Lapidus Lerner, Anne

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Jewish History / Russian & Soviet History / History - Reference / European History

Everyday Jewish Life in Imperial Russia

An astounding compilation of primary source documents dealing with all aspects of Jewish daily life in the Russian empire
Freeze, ChaeRan Y. and Jay M. Harris

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Women's Studies / Jewish Studies

Expanding the Palace of Torah

A unique examination of the theological implications for Orthodox Judaism of women's changed status in the modern world.
Ross, Tamar

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Jewish History / Historiography / Jewish Studies

The Faith of Fallen Jews

Brings together key writings by one of the most distinguished and renowned Jewish historians of our time
Myers, David N. and Alexander Kaye, editors

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Jewish Fiction

Feathers

A classic of modern Israeli literature in English for the first time.
Be’er, Haim

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Women's Studies / Jewish Studies

Feminism Encounters Traditional Judaism

An innovative analysis of how creative tensions between modern Orthodox Judaism and feminism can lead to unexpected perspectives and beliefs
Hartman, Tova

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Jewish Literary Criticism / Jewish Studies / Literary Criticism - Feminist

Feminist Rereadings of Rabbinic Literature

Novel readings of rabbinic literature from the perspective of feminism and gender reading theories
Raveh, Inbar

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Jewish Studies / Women's Studies / Religion & Science

Fertility and Jewish Law

A comprehensive comparative study of Jewish law on contemporary reproductive issues from a gender perspective
Irshai, Ronit

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Jewish Studies / Women's Studies

Follow My Footprints

Twenty-one writers document the diverse representations and roles of Jewish women in American literature and culture.
Fishman, Sylvia Barack, ed.

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Jewish Studies / Women's Studies

Forsaken

A fascinating analysis of why there are no female mystics in medieval Judaism
Koren, Sharon Faye

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Jewish Studies / Religion / Women's Studies

Four Centuries of Jewish Women’s Spirituality
Revised Edition.


The only comprehensive volume of Jewish women’s spiritual writing from the sixteenth century to the present
Umansky, Ellen M., Ashton, Dianne,eds.

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Jewish Studies / History

From Text to Context

Essays examining the emergence of Jewish scholarship during the period 1818 - 1919, concentrating on the Wissenschaft des Judentums movement.
Schorsch, Ismar

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Literary Criticism - French / Jewish Studies / Philosophy

From the Book to the Book
Trans. from the French


The first anthology to span the oeuvre of the late writer Edmond Jabès, including pieces previously unpublished in English.
Jabès, Edmond. Rosmarie Waldrop, trans.; Richard Stamelman, introd. essay.

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Gender Studies / Jewish Studies

Gender and American Jews

A much-anticipated sociological analysis of gender components in contemporary American Jewish life based on the most recent population data
Hartman, Harriet and Moshe Hartman; Sylvia Barack Fishman, pref.

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Jewish Studies / British & European History

German City, Jewish Memory

A remarkable, in-depth study of Jewish history, culture, and memory in a historic and contemporary German city
Roemer, Nils

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Kosher Cooking / Holiday Cooking / Cooking - Reference

The German-Jewish Cookbook

The first German-Jewish cookbook in a century, a history and memoir with over 100 recipes
Gropman, Gabrielle Rossmer and Sonya Gropman

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History of Israel & Palestine / Women in Politics / Women's History

Girls of Liberty

The story of Zionist women’s struggle for suffrage within the complex political and religious context of the Yishuv
Shilo, Margalit

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British & European History / Jewish Studies

Glorious, Accursed Europe

An exhaustive study of how Jews imagined the idea of Europe and how it existed in their collective memory from the Enlightenment to the present
Reinharz, Jehuda and Yaacov Shavit

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Poetry / History of Israel & Palestine / Jewish Studies

Great Tranquillity
Trans. from the Hebrew


Amichai, Yehuda. Glenda Abramson and Tudor Parfitt, trans.

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Biography - Writers / History of Israel & Palestine / Jewish Studies

Haifa

A rich look, from a native daughter, at the evolving relations of people, architecture, and landscape in Haifa over several decades
Gold, Nili Scharf

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History - 20th Century / British & European History / Holocaust Studies

Hitler in History

A leading interpreter of the Nazi period addresses crucial issues in modern European and contemporary history.
Jäckel, Eberhard

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Jewish Studies / British & European History

A Holocaust Controversy

A provocative study of a French Holocaust controversy of the 1960s and the dynamics of postwar memory.
Moyn, Samuel

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Jewish Literary Criticism / Literary Criticism - Historical Events / Holocaust Studies

Holocaust Literature

A comprehensive assessment of Holocaust literature, from World War II to the present day
Roskies, David G., and Diamant, Naomi

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Holocaust Studies / Literary Criticism - Women / Women's Studies

Holocaust Mothers and Daughters

An astonishing analysis of Jewish mother-daughter relations before, during, and after the Shoah as described in daughters’ memoirs
Clementi, Federica K.

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History of Israel & Palestine / Jewish History / Civics

A Home for All Jews

Sheds new light on the inner workings of the early Israeli state and the sensibilities of its population
Rozin, Orit

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Jewish Studies / Religion / British & European History

A House Divided

Katz, Jacob. Ziporah Brody, tr

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Jewish Studies

“How Goodly Are Thy Tents”

An entertaining ethnographic study of how Jewish summer camps foster Jewish sensibilities and education.
Sales, Amy L. and Saxe, Leonard

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Jewish Studies / Cultural Studies / Music / Theater & Performing Arts

In Search of American Jewish Culture

A leading cultural historian explores the complex interactions of Jewish and American cultures.
Whitfield, Stephen J.

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Jewish Studies / Jewish History / Historical Biography

The Individual in History

Essays in honor of the scholarly work and institutional leadership of Jehuda Reinharz, focusing on the role of the individual in history
Freeze, ChaeRan Y., Sylvia Fuks Fried, and Eugene R. Sheppard, editors

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Jewish Studies / Comparative Linguistics / German History

Inside the Antisemitic Mind

Exploring expressions of antisemitism in Germany today
Schwarz-Friesel, Monika and Jehuda Reinharz

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Phenomenology / Religious Philosophy / Judaism

The Intersubjectivity of Time

Lin, Yael

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Jewish Studies / American History

Irreconcilable Differences?

A bold analysis of the creation and dissolution of the American Jewish consensus on Israel.
Rosenthal, Steven T.

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History of Israel & Palestine / History - 19th Century / History - 20th Century

Israel

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

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History of Israel & Palestine / Middle East Studies

Israel in the Middle East
2nd edition.


An anthology of the most important documents on the domestic and foreign policy of the modern state of Israel, in relation to the rest of the Middle East
Rabinovich, Itamar and Reinharz, Jehuda, eds.

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History of Israel & Palestine / Sociology of Religion / Demography

Israeli Society in the Twenty-First Century

A data-based analysis of social life and social problems in contemporary Israel that draws a vivid portrait of a dynamic and rapidly changing society
Goldscheider, Calvin

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Jewish Studies / Religion / Philosophy

Jerusalem

A translation of the famous 18th-century German treatise with introduction and detailed commentary
Mendelssohn, Moses. Alexander Altmann, introd. and commentary; Allan Arkush, trans.

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Popular Culture / Jewish Studies / 20th Century U.S. History

Jewhooing the Sixties

A lively look at four major Jewish celebrities of early 1960s America, who together made their mark on both American culture and Jewish identity
Kaufman, David E.

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Jewish Studies / British & European History

Jewish Marriage and Divorce in Imperial Russia

A pathbreaking study of Jewish marriage and divorce in 19th-century Russia.
Freeze, ChaeRan Y.

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Jewish Studies / Rituals

A Jewish Ceremony for Newborn Girls

Formulates a framework for the development of Jewish rituals for newborn girls
Siegel, Sharon R.

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Holocaust Studies / Women's History / Jewish Studies

Jewish Families in Europe, 1939-Present

Examining World War II, the Holocaust, and their aftermath through the lens of Central and Eastern European Jewish families
Michlic, Joanna Beata, editor

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Jewish Studies

Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court

The first history of the eight Jewish men and women who have served or who currently serve as justices of the Supreme Court
Dalin, David G.

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Jewish Studies / Holocaust Studies / Jewish History

A Jewish Kapo in Auschwitz

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

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Jewish Studies / Political Philosophy / German History

Jewish Philosophical Politics in Germany, 1789–1848

A provocative look at how Jewish intellectuals thought about Jewish religion and existence within a German philosophical tradition
Rose, Sven-Erik

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Jewish Studies

Jewish Renaissance and Revival in America

An anthology that explores religious and social revival in American Judaism in the 19th century
Fishbane, Eitan P. and Jonathan D. Sarna, eds.

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Jewish Studies

The Jewish Response to German Culture

Seventeen scholars explore the interaction between a Jewish culture with its ancient heritage and an expansive German culture in the process of modernization.
Reinharz, Jehuda, and Schatzberg, Walter, eds.

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Jewish Studies / Rhetoric / Jewish Literary Criticism

Jewish Rhetorics

Addresses the plurality of Jewish approaches to rhetoric and traditions from ancient times to the present day
Bernard-Donals, Michael, and Janice W. Fernheimer, editors

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Jewish Studies / Cultural Studies

Jewish Roots in Southern Soil

A lively look at southern Jewish history and culture.
Ferris, Marcie Cohen and Greenberg, Mark I., eds. Eli N. Evans, fwd.

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Kosher Cooking / Jewish Holidays / Jewish Rituals & Practice

Jewish Soul Food

A lighthearted introduction to the art of traditional Jewish cooking, which links Jewish foods and Jewish beliefs
Ungar, Carol

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History of Israel & Palestine / Women's Studies

Jewish Women in Pre-State Israel

A critical look at the history and culture of women of the Yishuv and a call for a new national discourse
Kark, Ruth, Shilo, Margalit; Hasan-Rokem, Galit;
Reinharz, Shulamit fwd.

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Jewish Studies / Nationalism / Jewish History / Intellectual History

Jews and Diaspora Nationalism

An anthology of Jewish diaspora nationalist thought across the ideological spectrum
Rabinovitch, Simon

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Philosophy / Jewish Studies

Jews and Race

An anthology of writings by Jewish thinkers on Jews as a race
Hart, Mitchell B., ed.

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Jewish Studies / Education History

Jews at Williams

A study of anti-Semitism, assimilation, and class—the forces that governed Jewish participation in elite higher education for the first two-thirds of the twentieth century
Wurgaft, Benjamin Aldes

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Jewish Studies / Holocaust Studies

The Jews of Bialystok During World War II and the Holocaust

Jewish society as an active protagonist in the story of the Holocaust
Bender, Sara; Yaffa Murciano, trans.

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Jewish Studies

The Jews of Poland Between Two World Wars

Original essays by distinguished scholars explore Jewish politics, religion, literature, and society in Poland from 1918 to 1939.
Gutman, Yisrael; Mendelsohn, Ezra; Reinharz, Jehuda; and Shmeruk, Chone, eds. Sylvia Fuks Fried, asst. ed.

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Jewish Studies

Jews of South Florida

A lavishly illustrated and lively introduction to a unique American Jewish community.
Greenbaum, Andrea, ed.

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Jewish Studies / Jewish History / Agriculture & Food Production

Jews Welcome Coffee

A lively look at how coffee affected Jewish life in early modern Germany
Liberles, Robert

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Jewish Studies

Kabbalah and Art

Bronstein, Léo

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Jewish Studies

Kabbalah and Consciousness and the Poetry of Allen Afterman

Afterman, Allen

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Kosher Cooking / Social History / Regional/Ethic Cooking

Knish

The one and only absolutely definitive biography of the knish
Silver, Laura

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Kosher Cooking / Regional/Ethic Cooking / Special Diet

The Kosher Baker

This extraordinary bible of kosher baking breathes fresh life into parve desserts and breads
Shoyer, Paula

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History of Israel & Palestine

Land and Desire in Early Zionism

A provocative look at the centrality of desire for “the Land” among early settlers in pre-state Israel
Neumann, Boaz

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Memoir / Jewish Studies

Lavish Absence

An intimate portrait of one of France’s most important writers by his translator.
Waldrop, Rosmarie; Stamelman, Richard, foreword

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Education / Jewish Studies

Learning and Community

Rich ethnographies of Jewish supplementary schools drawn from every region in the U.S.
Wertheimer, Jack

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Jewish Studies / Literary Criticism

The Legend of the Wandering Jew

This book traces the enduring legend and changing meanings of the Wandering Jew through the ages
Anderson, George K.

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Jewish Studies / Women's Studies

Levirate Marriage and the Family in Ancient Judaism

Provocative exploration of levirate marriage in ancient Judaism that sheds new light on the Jewish family in antiquity and the rabbinic reworking of earlier Israelite law
Weisberg, Dvora E.

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Jewish Studies

Living with Antisemitism

A collection of 22 essays by distinguished scholars on the Jewish response to antisemitism worldwide over the past 200 years.
Reinharz, Jehuda, ed.

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Jewish Studies / American History

Lone Stars of David

An essay collection of lively written, lavishly illustrated, and well-documented narratives on the history and culture of Texas Jews.
Weiner, Hollace Ava and Roseman, Kenneth D.

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Business Biography / Jewish Studies / 20th Century U.S. History

Louis Bamberger

The only biography of Louis Bamberger—department store magnate, merchandising genius, enlightened philanthropist, and Newark’s leading citizen
Forgosh, Linda B.

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Jewish Studies / Architecture / Social Science

Louis I. Kahn’s Jewish Architecture

The evolution of the postwar American synagogue illuminated through the plans for Louis Kahn’s unbuilt Mikveh Israel
Solomon, Susan G.

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Poetry / History of Israel & Palestine

Love & Selected Poems

Aharon Shabtai, now in his late fifties, is the most important Israeli poet of his generation. This is his first book to be published in English.
Shabtai, Aharon. trans. from the Hebrew by Peter Cole.

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Jewish Studies / Marriage & Family / Sociology of Religion

Love, Marriage, and Jewish Families

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
Fishman, Sylvia Barack, editor

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Memory, the Holocaust, and French Justice

Two cases involving World War II-era crimes against humanity reopen a disturbing chapter in France's Vichy past.
Golsan, Richard J., ed. Lucy B. Golsan and Richard J. Golsan, trans.

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Jewish Studies / Sociology

The Men’s Section

A provocative look at the inner world of Orthodox Jewish men who attend partnership synagogues
Sztokman, Elana Maryles

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Women's Studies / Jewish Studies

Midrashic Women

A unique look at how non-legal rabbinic writings imagine women and their lives.
Baskin, Judith R.

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Jewish Studies

The Modern Jewish Experience in World Cinema

The first global investigation of Jewish experiences in film from a wide spectrum of disciplines
Baron, Lawrence, ed.

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Jewish Studies / Middle East Studies / Jewish History

Modern Middle Eastern Jewish Thought

The first anthology of modern Middle Eastern Jewish thought
Behar, Moshe, and Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, Editors

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Philosophy / Jewish Studies

Moses Mendelssohn

An English translation of key works, many never before translated, by Moses Mendelssohn, the founder of modern Jewish philosophy
Gottlieb, Michah, ed.

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Jewish Studies / Leadership Education

The New Jewish Leaders

A riveting study of a generational transition with major implications for American Jewish life
Wertheimer, Jack, ed.

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Ethics & Moral Philosophy / Talmud

New Talmudic Readings

Levinas, Emmanuel, Cohen, Richard A.

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Jewish Studies / Cultural Studies / Sociology

Observing America’s Jews

Collected essays by a preeminent authority on American Jewish history.
Sklare, Marshall. Jonathan D. Sarna, ed. and fwd.; Charles S. Liebman, afterword.

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Jewish Studies / History

On Pagans, Jews, and Christians

An analysis of the relationships between pagan Greece, imperial Rome, Judaism, and Christianity.
Momigliano, Arnaldo

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Literary Criticism - Caribbean & Latin American / Holocaust Studies / Jewish Studies

On the Edge of the Holocaust

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

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History of Israel & Palestine / Jewish Studies

Oriental Neighbors

A fresh look at Jewish-Arab relations in Palestine under the British Mandate
Jacobson, Abigail and Moshe Naor

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Jewish Studies / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism

Orientalism and the Jews

A fascinating analysis of how Jews fit into scholarly debates about Orientalism.
Kalmar, Ivan Davidson, and Penslar, Derek, eds.

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History of Israel & Palestine / Middle East Studies

Palestine between Politics and Terror, 1945–1947

A fascinating look at the end of British rule in Palestine, through the eyes of its final high commissioner
Golani, Motti

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Biography - Musicians & Composers / Music / Jewish Studies

Papa, Play for Me

The heartwarming autobiography of a vintage Jewish comedian, with a new introduction highlighting his relevance to contemporary culture and cultural studies.
Katz, Mickey. Joel Grey, fwd.; Josh Kun, introd.

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Jewish Studies

A People Divided

An analysis of contemporary American Judaism within the broader scope of American religious life.
Wertheimer, Jack

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Philosophy / Jewish Studies

Philosophical Witnessing

Fascinating philosophical inquiry into post-Holocaust representations of the event in political theory, ethics, and aesthetics, and an assessment of the limitations and promise of philosophical ‘witnessing’ in relation to those issues
Lang, Berel

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Jewish Studies

The Philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig

Eleven essays on the life and thought of the Jewish philosopher and theologian Franz Rosenzweig.
Mendes-Flohr, Paul, ed.

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Jewish Studies / Women's Studies / Medieval History

Pious and Rebellious

The first complete look at the social status and daily life of medieval Jewish women.
Grossman, Avraham

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History of Israel & Palestine / Jewish Studies / Women's Studies

The Plough Woman

An updated reprint of the classic text on the pioneer women of pre-state Israel.
Raider, Mark A., and Miriam B. Raider-Roth, eds. and annot.

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Poetry / History of Israel & Palestine / Jewish Studies

Poems of Jerusalem and Love Poems
Bilingual Hebrew-English ed.


Amichai, Yehuda

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Jewish Literary Criticism / Poetry Criticism / History of Israel & Palestine

A Poetics of Trauma

Astute analysis of the work of a great Israeli poet through the lens of psychoanalysis, gender, nationalism, and trauma theory
Szobel, Ilana

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Jewish Studies / Women's Studies

Princess or Prisoner?

An in-depth look at the lives of religious Jewish women in Jerusalem at a transitional moment in its history.
Shilo, Margalit

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Fiction & Literature / Jewish Studies / Short Stories

Promised Lands

An anthology of previously-unpublished stories by leading young Jewish writers that explore the idea of the Promised Land
Rubin, Derek, ed.

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Fiction & Literature / History of Israel & Palestine / Jewish Studies

The Pure Element of Time
Trans. from the Hebrew


A rich autobiographical novel of the sentimental education of one of modern Israel’s foremost literary talents
Be’er, Haim. Barbara Harshav, trans.

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Jewish History / Biography - Religious / Jewish Religious History

Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liady

The only biography in English of the founder of the Chabad movement in Hasidism
Etkes, Immanuel

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Jewish Studies / 20th Century U.S. History / Criticism - Children's Literature

Raising Secular Jews

Through the lens of children’s literature, explores the largely untold story of secular Yiddish schools in America
Kadar, Naomi Prawer

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Judaism / Talmud / Religion - Philosophy

Reading Between the Lines

Goldwyn, Elisabeth, Kessel, Rachel

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Judaism - Sacred Writings

Reading the Torah

Explores the ways in which a spiritual reading of religious texts, as opposed to fundamentalist or scientific approaches, leads to greater insight
Chalier, Catherine

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Jewish History / Russian & Soviet History / Jewish Studies

Religion and Jewish Identity in the Soviet Union, 1941–1964

Unearths the roots of a national awakening among Soviet Jews during World War II and its aftermath
Altshuler, Mordechai

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Poetry / Jewish Studies

Rider

Rudman skillfully explores his own life and past.
Rudman, Mark

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History of Israel & Palestine

The Rise of the Individual in 1950s Israel

A provocative history of Israeli society in the 1950s that demonstrates how a voluntarist collectivism gave way to an individualist ethos
Rozin, Orit

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Jewish History / Eastern Europe History / History - 20th Century

The Road to September 1939

How the Zionist movement and the Yishuv actively sought to help Polish and other European Jews in the 1930s
Reinharz, Jehuda and Yaacov Shavit

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Economics & Business / Biography / Jewish Studies / Business History

Samuel Bronfman

The irascible son of a Jewish pioneer from Czarist Russia whose business acumen built an international company renowned for the quality of its products.
Marrus, Michael R.

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Jewish Studies / Jewish Religious Music / Biography - Musicians & Composers

A Season of Singing

Describes the development of feminist Jewish songwriting in the United States and analyzes key composers and their songs
Ross, Sarah M.

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Jewish Studies / History - 20th Century / Cold War Studies

A Second Exodus

A first-time chronicle of the US Soviet Jewry Movement.
Friedman, Murray, and Albert D. Chernin, eds

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Jewish Literary Criticism / Literary Criticism - Religion / Literary Criticism - Historical Events

Self as Nation

Reveals the intimate ties between selfhood and nationality, life story and national narrative, through Hebrew autobiography
Hess, Tamar S.

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Jewish Studies / Women's Studies

Sephardi Family Life in the Early Modern Diaspora

Groundbreaking essays on Sephardic Jewish families in the Ottoman Empire and Western Sephardic communities
Lieberman, Julia R., ed.

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Women's Studies / Jewish Studies / Holocaust Studies

Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust

The first book in English to specifically address the sexual violation of Jewish women during the Holocaust
Hedgepeth, Sonja M. and Rochelle G. Saidel, eds.

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Jewish Religious History / Jewish Studies / Holocaust Studies

Shuva

Offers a roadmap for revitalizing the connection between the Jewish people and the Jewish past
Kurtzer, Yehuda

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Holocaust Studies / Jewish Studies / Criminal Justice / Biography

Simon Wiesenthal

"A full, lucid, and moving biography of the Nazi-hunter who became the 'unwelcome conscience' of post-Holocaust Europe." -- Kirkus Reviews
Pick, Hella

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Jewish Studies / European History / Jewish History

Sites of European Antisemitism in the Age of Mass Politics, 1880–1918

Explores local incidents of antisemitism and antisemitic violence across Europe in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
Nemes, Robert and Daniel Unowsky, editors

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Jewish Studies / History of Israel & Palestine

State of Israel, Diaspora, and Jewish Continuity

Philosophically rich and wide-ranging essays on Jewish history and culture.
Rawidowicz, Simon. Benjamin C. I. Ravid, ed.; Michael A. Meyer, fwd

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Memoir / Immigration / Jewish History

The Strangers We Became

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

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Modern Architecture to 1945 / Jewish Studies / Modern Art

Style and Seduction

Explores the central role of Jewish patrons as shapers of Viennese modernism
Shapira, Elana

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Jewish Studies / Biography / Ethnic Studies

Suddenly Jewish

Dramatic personal stories of the unexpected discovery of a Jewish heritage.
Kessel, Barbara

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Kosher Cooking / Jewish Studies / Regional/Ethic Cooking

A Taste of the Past

A beautifully illustrated re-creation of Jewish Hungarian cuisine and life in the nineteenth century.
Koerner, András

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Jewish Studies

Through the Sands of Time

An enlightening look at a unique and remarkable Jewish community
Cohen, Judah M.

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Poetry / History of Israel & Palestine / Jewish Studies

Travels
Bilingual Hebrew-English ed.


Amichai, Yehuda. trans. from the Hebrew by Ruth Nevo

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Religion / Jewish Studies / Modern Jewish History

Untold Tales of the Hasidim

Reveals the untold tale of shocking events and anomalous figures in the history of Hasidism
Assaf, David

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Memoir / Jewish Studies

Wedding Song

An unflinching personal story of family, religion, and community that shows the horror of growing up in the shadow of religious fundamentalism.
Goldin, Farideh

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Jewish Studies / Women's Studies

Women and Water

Provocative essays address the question of women’s menstrual rituals in Jewish law, history, and culture.
Wasserfall, Rahel, ed.

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Jewish Studies / Women's Studies / Education History

The Women Who Reconstructed American Jewish Education, 1910-1965

The first volume to examine the contributions of women who brought the forces of American progressivism and Jewish nationalism to formal and informal Jewish education
Ingall, Carol K., ed.

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Jewish Studies / Film & Video History & Criticism / Performing Arts Director

Woody on Rye

A critical assessment of Jewishness in Woody Allen’s films and plays
Brook, Vincent, and Marat Grinberg, editors

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History of Israel & Palestine / History - 20th Century / Jewish History

Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1929

A new and provocative reassessment of the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict
Cohen, Hillel

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Jewish Studies / Biography / Literary Criticism

Yehuda Amichai

An astonishing revision of the prevailing critical analysis of the poetry of Yehuda Amichai, based on newly discovered materials
Gold, Nili Scharf

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History of Israel & Palestine

Young Tel Aviv

Fascinating revisionist history of Jewish life in Tel Aviv in the Mandate era
Helman, Anat

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Jewish Studies / History of Israel & Palestine

The Zionist Ideology

The definitive study of the origins and evolution of Jewish nationalist ideology.
Shimoni, Gideon

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Jewish Literary Criticism / Jewish History / History of Israel & Palestine

The Zionist Paradox

A comprehensive reinterpretation of the development of Hebrew and Israeli literature against the backdrop of the Zionist ideal
Schwartz, Yigal



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