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Jewish Studies Fall 2020

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A Best-Selling Hebrew Book of the Modern Era

Blaming the Jews

Politics and Delusion Bernard Harrison

The Book of the Covenant of Pinhas Hurwitz and Its Remarkable Legacy David B. Ruderman

Studies in Antisemitism October 2020 520pp 9780253049919 £37.00 / $45.00 PB 9780253049902 £83.00 / $100.00 HB INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS

Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies July 2020 192pp 9780295748061 £27.99 / $35.00 PB UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS

Harrison offers a new and unique analysis of the nature of antisemitism and its persistence as a cultural phenomenon. Questioning the assumption that antisemitism affects or targets only Jews, he demonstrates that, allowed to go on unrecognized or unchecked, antisemitism is potentially damaging to us all.

David Ruderman offers a literary and intellectual history of Pinhas Hurwitz’s Book of the Covenant and its legacy.

Comrades Betrayed

Conceiving Agency

Jewish World War I Veterans under Hitler Michael Geheran

Reproductive Authority among Haredi Women Michal S. Raucher

Battlegrounds: Cornell Studies in Military History October 2020 312pp 22 b&w hts., 1 map 9781501751011 £27.99 / $34.95 HB CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS

November 2020 226pp 9 b&w illus. 9780253050021 £18.99 / $24.00 PB 9780253050014 £70.00 / $85.00 HB INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS

Explores how Haredi Jewish women make decisions about their reproductive lives. Although they must contend with interference, Haredi women find space for—and insist on—autonomy from them when they make decisions regarding the use of contraceptives, prenatal testing, fetal ultrasounds, and other reproductive practices.

Presents a major challenge to the prevailing view that Jewish veterans were left isolated, neighborless, and had suffered a social death by 1938.

Double-Edged Sword

Holocaust Memory in Ultraorthodox Society in Israel

The Many Lives of Hemingway's Friend, the American Matador Sidney Franklin Bart Paul

Michal Shaul Translated by Lenn J. Schramm & Gail Wald

September 2020 336pp 14 photos, 2 illus., 9781496222329 £18.99 / $23.95 PB UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS

Perspectives on Israel Studies December 2020 368pp 20 b&w illus. 9780253050816 £28.99 / $36.00 PB 9780253050809 £74.00 / $90.00 HB INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS

The story of Sidney Franklin, a gay Jewish American bullfighter who triumphed over prejudice as he achieved what no American had ever accomplished, teaching Ernest Hemingway lessons in grace, machismo, and respect.

Michal Shaul highlights the special role that Holocaust survivors played as they rebuilt and consolidated Ultraorthodox society.


Honey on the Page

Israeli Community Action

A Treasury of Yiddish Children's Literature Edited & Translated by Miriam Udel Foreword by Jack Zipes

Civic Associations and Community Resilience Paula Kabalo

Perspectives on Israel Studies December 2020 344pp 16 b&w

October 2020 352pp 81 b/w illus. 9781479874132 £23.99 / $29.95 HB NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS

photos 9780253050793 £28.99 / $36.00 PB 9780253050755 £75.00 / $90.00 HB INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS

An unprecedented treasury of Yiddish children’s stories and poems complemented by whimsical, humorous, original illustrations by Paula Cohen, an acclaimed children’s book illustrator. Excludes SE Asia & ANZ

Paula Kabalo presents a vivid portrait of civilians left behind in the cities during the 1948 Israeli War of Independence who strove to help each other cope with the realities of war.

Jewish Bible Translations

Jews and Germans

Promise, Tragedy, and the Search for Normalcy Guenter Lewy

Personalities, Passions, Politics, Progress Leonard Greenspoon

October 2020 282pp 17 photos, 2 illus., 1 table 9780827615038 £27.99 / $35.00 HB UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS

November 2020 344pp 9780827613126 £27.99 / $35.00 PB UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS

The only book in English to delve fully into the history and challenges of the German-Jewish relationship, from before the Holocaust to the present day. Explores if the relationship was ever truly reciprocal, how it has evolved since the Holocaust, and what can it become.

The first book to examine Jewish Bible translations from the third century BCE to our day. It is an overdue corrective of an important story that has been regularly omitted or downgraded in other histories of Bible translation.

Rabbi Leo Baeck

The Christian Jew and the Unmarked Jewess

Living a Religious Imperative in Troubled Times Michael A. Meyer

Jewish Culture and Contexts November 2020 288pp 9780812252569 £48.00 / $59.95 HB UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS

Michael A. Meyer presents a biography of one of the most significant Jewish religious thinkers of the twentieth century. Rabbi Leo Baeck gives equal consideration to Baeck as an intellectual and as a courageous leader of his community under the shadow of Nazism.

The Polemics of Sameness in Medieval English Anti-Judaism Adrienne Williams Boyarin

The Middle Ages Series November 2020 352pp 12 illus. 9780812252590 £64.00 / $79.95 HB UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS

Considers realities and fantasies of indistinguishability. The book focuses on how medieval Christians could identify with Jews and even think of themselves as Jewish—positively or negatively, historically or figurally.


The Jewish Body

The Jewish Eighteenth Century

A History Robert Jütte Translated by Elizabeth Bredeck

A European Biography, 1700– 1750 Shmuel Feiner Translated by Jeffrey M. Green

Jewish Culture and Contexts December 2020 416pp 27 illus 9780812252651 £40.00 / $49.95 HB UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS

Olamot Series in Humanities and Social Sciences December 2020 548pp 9780253049469 £33.00 / $40.00 PB 9780253049452 £79.00 / $95.00 HB INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS

An encyclopedic survey of the Jewish body as it has existed and as it has been imagined from biblical times to the present.

Charts the world of 1700-1750 from the viewpoint of the Jews of Europe.

The Memory Work of Jewish Spain

The Patrons and Their Poor

Daniela Flesler & Adrián Pérez Melgosa

Jewish Community and Public Charity in Early Modern Germany Debra Kaplan

Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies December 2020 390pp 49 b&w illus. 9780253050120 £41.00 / $49.00 PB 9780253050106 £83.00 / $100.00 HB INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS

Jewish Culture and Contexts July 2020 288pp 20 illus. 9780812252392 £76.00 / $95.00 HB UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS

The 2015 law granting Spanish nationality to the descendants of Jews expelled in 1492 is the latest example of a widespread phenomenon in contemporary Spain, the "re-discovery" of its Jewish heritage. The authors examine the implications of reclaiming this memory.

Offers the first analysis of Jewish poor relief in early modern German cities and towns, exploring the intersections between various sectors of the populations - from wealthy patrons to the homeless and stateless poor.

The Rise and Fall of Jewish American Literature

The Star and the Scepter

A Diplomatic History of Israel Emmanuel Navon

Ethnic Studies and the Challenge of Identity Benjamin Schreier

November 2020 496pp 18 maps, 1 glossary 9780827615069 £28.99 / $36.95 HB UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS

Jewish Culture and Contexts October 2020 224pp 9780812252576 £40.00 / $49.95 HB UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS

The first all-encompassing book on Israel’s foreign policy and the diplomatic history of the Jewish people, retraces and explains the interactions of Jews with other nations from the ancient kingdoms of Israel to modernity.

Schreier critically analyzes a series of professionally powerful clichés about Jewish American literary history and how they came into being on the way.


The Sultan's Communists

The Touch of an Angel

Henryk Schönker Translated by Scotia Gilroy

Moroccan Jews and the Politics of Belonging Alma Heckman

Jewish Lives in Poland December 2020 416pp 34 b&w illus. 9780253050342 £33.00 / $40.00 PB 9780253050335 £83.00 / $100.00 HB INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS

Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture November 2020 328pp 9781503613805 £54.00 / $65.00 HB STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Touch of an Angel is the extraordinary story of a child’s survival of the Holocaust. Henryk Schönker was born into a Jewish family in Kraków, Uncovers the history of Jewish radical Poland, in 1931, but when he was a small boy, his involvement in Morocco's national liberation project. Examines how Moroccan Jews envisioned family moved to Oświęcim, renamed Auschwitz during the German occupation. themselves participating as citizens in a newlyindependent Morocco.

Thinking about the Prophets

Wild Visionary

Maurice Sendak in Queer Jewish Context Golan Y. Moskowitz

A Philosopher Reads the Bible Kenneth Seeskin

Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture December 2020 280pp 9781503614086 £23.99 / $30.00 PB 9781503613812 £74.00 / $90.00 HB STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

JPS Essential Judaism September 2020 176pp 9780827615052 £16.99 / $21.95 PB UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS

Rethinking the great literary prophets whose ministry ran from the eighth to the sixth centuries BCE, examines their often-shocking teachings in light of their times, their influence on later Western and Jewish thinkers, and their enduring lessons for all of us.

Reconsiders Maurice Sendak's life and work in the context of his experience as a Jewish gay man. Maurice Bernard Sendak was a fierce, romantic, and shockingly funny truth seeker who intervened in modern literature and culture.

World of Our Fathers

Writing Occupation

The Journey of the East European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made Irving Howe Foreword by Morris Dickstein

Jewish Émigré Voices in Wartime France Julia Elsky

Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture December 2020 304pp 9781503613676 £56.00 / $65.00 HB STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

October 2005 768pp 9780814736852 £24.99 / $32.00 PB NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS

Examines the Jewish émigré writers who continued to write in their adopted language during the Nazi occupation of France from 1940 to 1944. Argues that these writers reexamined their Jewishness and their place as authors in France through the language in which they wrote.

A NYUP Classic. A classic exploration of the American Jewish experience by one of our greatest twentieth-century intellectuals. Excludes SE Asia & ANZ


At Wit's End

The Deadly Discourse on the Jewish Joke Louis Kaplan

A Fugitive Modernism Marc Caplan

May 2020 352pp 9780823287567 £22.99 / $30.00 PB 9780823287550 £84.00 / $105.00 HB FORDHAM UNIVERSITY PRESS

German Jewish Cultures January 2021 344pp 9780253052001 £33.00 / $40.00 PB 9780253051981 £82.00 / $95.00 HB INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS

Explores the fascinating discourse on Jewish wit in the twentieth century when the Jewish joke became the subject of serious humanistic inquiry and inserted itself into the cultural and political debates among Germans and Jews against the ideologically-charged backdrop of anti-Semitism, the Jewish question, and the Holocaust.

Explores the reciprocal encounter between Eastern European Jews and German culture in the days following World War I. Caplan examines how avant-garde Yiddish writers working in Berlin during the Weimar Republic became central to modernist aesthetics.

Degrees of Separation

Between Iran and Zion

Identity Formation While Leaving Ultra-Orthodox Judaism Schneur Zalman Newfield

Jewish Histories of TwentiethCentury Iran Lior B. Sternfeld March 2020 208pp 9781503613638 £18.99 / $24.00 PB STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

April 2020 248pp 9781439918968 £26.99 / $34.95 PB 9781439918951 £79.00 / $99.50 HB TEMPLE UNIVERSITY PRESS

Iran is home to the largest Jewish population in the Middle East, outside of Israel. At its peak in the 20th century, the population numbered around 100,000; today about 25,000 Jews live in Iran. Between Iran and Zion offers the first history of this vibrant community over the course of the last century.

Those who exit a religion often find themselves at sea in their efforts to transition to life beyond their community. The author interviews 74 Lubavitch and Satmar ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jews who left their communities. Excludes Asia Pacific

Fritz Bauer

Genocide in the Carpathians

The Jewish Prosecutor Who Brought Eichmann and Auschwitz to Trial Ronen Steinke, Translated by Sinead Crowe

War, Social Breakdown, and Mass Violence, 1914-1945 Raz Segal Stanford Studies on Central and Eastern Europe

German Jewish Cultures April 2020 220pp 6 b&w illus. 9780253046864 £23.99 / $30.00 PB 9780253046857 £74.00 / $90.00 HB INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS

March 2020 232pp 9781503613607 £20.99 / $26.00 PB STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

A history of the assault of the Hungarian state during World War II against the multi-ethnic and multi-religious society in the Carpathian borderland.

Sensitively explores the many contributions German Jewish judge Fritz Bauer made to the postwar German justice system.


Recent Highlights

Yiddish Writers in Weimar Berlin

German as a Jewish Problem

It Is Impossible to Remain Silent

The Language Politics of Jewish Nationalism Marc Volovici

Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture

July 2020 352pp 9781503612303 £54.00 / $65.00 HB STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Radu Ioanid

Reflections on Fate and Memory in Buchenwald Jorge Semprun & Elie Wiesel Translated by Peggy Frankston, Introduction by

November 2019 62pp 9780253045287 £9.99 / $12.00 HB INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS

German as a Jewish Problem tells the Jewish history of the German language, focusing on Jewish national movements in Central and Eastern Europe and Palestine/ Israel.

This book is the transcription of a recorded conversation between Elie Wiesel and Jorge Semprún.

Jesuit Kaddish

Jews and the Mediterranean

Jesuits, Jews, and Holocaust Remembrance James Bernauer, S.J.

Edited by Matthias B. Lehmann & Jessica M. Marglin

March 2020 220pp 9780268107017 £45.00 / $55.00 HB UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME PRESS

Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies June 2020 238pp 2 b&w illus. 9780253047984 £23.99 / $30.00 PB 9780253047939 £66.00 / $80.00 HB INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS

Examines Jesuit hostility toward Judaism, and the development of a new understanding of the Catholic Church’s relation to Judaism that culminated with Vatican II’s Jews and the Mediterranean considers the landmark decree Nostra aetate. historical potency and uniqueness of what happens when Sephardi, Mizrahi, and Ashkenazi Jews meet in the Mediterranean region.

The Light of the Eyes

Thinking about God

Homilies on the Torah Rabbi Menachem Nahum of Chernobyl Translated by Arthur Green

Jewish Views Kari H. Tuling

JPS Essential Judaism August 2020 424pp 9780827613010 £25.99 / $32.95 PB UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS

October 2020 880pp 9781503609853 £70.00 / $85.00 HB STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Who—or what—is God? Is God like a person? Does God have a gender? Is God One of the great classics of early Hasidism, The good—and, if yes, why does evil persist in the Light of the Eyes is a collection of homilies on the world? In investigating how Jewish thinkers have Torah, reading the entire Five Books of Moses as a approached these and other questions, Rabbi Kari guide to spiritual awareness. The first English H. Tuling elucidates many compelling—and translation of any major work from Hasidism's contrasting—ways of thinking about God in earliest and most creative period. Jewish tradition.


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Jewish Studies Fall 2020 Catalogue  

Jewish Studies Fall 2020 Catalogue