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“Lively, well-researched, and comprehensive...will long stand as the definitive study of Jews, booze, and evolving American taboos.” —Jonathan D. Sarna, author of American Judaism

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Jewish Studies in the Twenty-First Century

Contemporary Israel

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“One of the best new anthologies in the burgeoning field of Israel Studies…rich, complex, and deep.” —Miriam Elman, Syracuse University

“Accessible to broad audiences…a most useful gateway to Jewish mysticism.” —Jeremy Zwelling, Wesleyan University

320 Pages • Paper 978-1-4798-2894-4 • $30.00

Edited by FREDERICK E. GREENSPAHN “Admirably bridges the gap between biblical scholarship and lay readership, allowing lay people to engage in the ‘conversations’ that have been ongoing for decades in academic circles and to reach their own conclusions.” —Choice

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Women and Judaism New Insights and Scholarship

Jewish Studies in the Twenty-First Century

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Women and Judaism

“Each informed essay provides tantalizing glimpses of the newly discovered lives of Jewish women… Ideal for both the university classroom and adult study.” —Dr. Ellen Frankel,CEO and Editor-in-Chief, The Jewish Publication Society

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Unclean Lips Obscenity, Jews, and American Culture “Presents what is engaging material, demonstrating how taboo words and explicit representations of sex were meaningful to American Jews during the 20th-century...in contingent and historically specific ways.” —Publishers Weekly

New Insights and Scholarship

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New Insights and Scholarship

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Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah

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The Hebrew Bible

272 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-8244-1 • $25.00

We Remember with Reverence and Love American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945-1962

HASIA DINER

“Diner’s book successfully proves that American Jews did remember the Holocaust with reverence and love prior to the early 1960s. Rich in documentation, her work challenges preconceived notions extant in many areas.” —American Historical Review 540 pages • Paper • 978-0-8147-2122-3 • $26.00

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Hanukkah in America A History

DIANNE ASHTON “Ashton offers readers a lively account of the holiday’s modern iterations....Celebrating Hanukkah in the home allowed the creation of an American Jewish tradition.” —New York Times 350 Pages • Cloth • 978-0-8147-0739-5 • $29.95

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Jews and Booze Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition

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Recent scholarship has created new understandings within the academy concerning the Bible’s reliability as a historical source, while scholarly approaches have affected how the Bible is read and understood. The volumes in this series seek to meet the need to communicate this research to a wider public of students and educated readers, presenting accessible insights and cutting edge knowledge from senior scholars about key topics within Jewish studies.

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THE RISE, DECLINE, AND REVIVAL OF A JEWISH COMMUNITY

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THE JEWS OF HARLEM

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How Jews Sewed Their Way to Success in America and the British Empire

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Jewish New York Hollywood’s Spies The Undercover Surveillance of Nazis in Los Angeles

LAURA B. ROSENZWEIG Tells the remarkable story of the Jewish moguls in Hollywood who established the first anti-Nazi Jewish resistance organization in the country in the 1930s. “The product of over a decade of research, this book documents the work of the Los Angeles Jewish Community Committee in infiltrating and combating Nazi groups in Los Angeles between 1934 and 1941. The LAJCC findings quoted here will surprise readers in showing how extensive and active pro-Nazi groups were in Southern California. Rosenzweig has produced a fine, very-well-documented study.” —Publishers Weekly

The Remarkable Story of a City and a People

DEBORAH DASH MOORE, JEFFREY S. GUROCK, ANNIE POLLAND, DANIEL SOYER, and HOWARD B. ROCK, with a visual essay by DIANA L. LINDEN The definitive history of Jews in New York and how they transformed the city. 512 pages • Cloth 978-1-4798-5038-9 • $30.00

The Jews of Harlem The Rise, Decline, and Revival of a Jewish Community

JEFFREY S. GUROCK “What stays with you long after you have finished the book is Gurock’s steadfast devotion to his subject. Not too many of us have either the opportunity or the inclination to turn things over and over again. We would do well to follow his example.” —Jewish Review of Books 320 pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-0116-9 • $35.00

Winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award from the National Jewish Book Council

City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York 3 Volume box set

American Jewish Entrepreneurship in the Reconstruction Era

MICHAEL R. COHEN A vivid history of the American Jewish merchants who concentrated in the nation’s most important economic sector. “For a few decades after the Civil War, Jewish Americans played a key role in the southern cotton economy, infusing European and New York capital into the fields of a region still devastated by war, while organizing the trade in a crop central to the nation. Charting the rise and fall of this southern cotton complex, Cohen emphasizes the role of dense ethnic networks in fostering the all-important trust in which trade and credit were embedded. An important contribution to American economic history.” —Sven Beckert, Harvard University 288 pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-7970-0 • $40.00

General Editor: DEBORAH DASH MOORE Foreword by DEBORAH DASH MOORE Visual Essays by DIANA L. LINDEN “A lively, much-needed overview of the role that Jews have played in the history and success of the Big Apple.” —Kirkus Reviews $99.00 • 1000 Pages • Cloth • 978-0-8147-1731-8

Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America

SHARI RABIN An engaging history of how Jews forged their own religious culture on the American frontier.

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Haven of Liberty

New York Jews in the New World, 1654-1865

HOWARD B. ROCK “A remarkable accomplishment... will stand for years to come as the definitive history of New York City’s early Jewish community.” —Jonathan D. Sarna, Brandeis University 368 Pages • Paper 978-1- 4798-0351- 4 • $24.00

Emerging Metropolis

Jews in Gotham

New York Jews in the Age of Immigration, 1840-1920

New York Jews in a Changing City, 1920-2010

“A riveting account of the complex matrix of social organizations, economic activities, political movements, and cultural productions created by immigrant Jews.” —Beth S. Wenger, University of Pennsylvania

JEFFREY S. GUROCK “A vivid, richly detailed, and endlessly fascinating narrative.... Read and enjoy!” —Thomas Kessner, City university of New York Graduate Center

352 Pages • Cloth 978-1-4798-1748-1 • $35.00

Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace

Sacrifice in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

An examination of the practice and philosophy of sacrifice in three religious traditions

MELISSA R. KLAPPER “Lucid and compelling… captures both the personal dedication of individual women and the broad sweep of Jewish women’s activism.” —Nancy A. Hewitt, author of No Permanent Waves

272 pages • Paper 978-0-8147-8931-5 • $30.00

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“An invaluable book...will educate, expand, and enlighten every reader’s knowledge about one of the most tragic events in human history.” —Stan Levy, Founding Director of the Bet Tzedek Holocaust Survivors Justice Network

384 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-9924-1 • $28.00

Gender in Judaism and Islam

Pastrami on Rye

Faithful Measures

An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli

New Methods in the Measurement of Religion

TED MERWIN

Edited by ROGER FINKE and CHRISTOPHER D. BADER

AARON W. HUGHES “In this respectfully balanced biography...the author presents an interesting and widely accessible life story that should appeal to readers interested in American Judaism, Jewish studies, or the academy itself.” —Kirkus Reviews 336 Pages • Cloth 978-1-4798-8585-5 • $35.00

The New American Zionism “Well written, deeply researched and original…. An essential study of a highly contested and emotional issue and an important contribution to the field of Diasporahomeland studies.” —Ilan Troen, Brandeis University 229 Pages • Paper 978-1-4798-0611-9 • $24.00

Edited by FIROOZEH KASHANI-SABET and BETH S. WENGER “A long overdue volume exploring commonalities and differences among Jewish and Muslim women....Path breaking in its range and scope..” —Beth Baron, CUNY

ANDREA MOST “The arguments are compelling, and the book is well researched and well written.” —Choice

“An affable dive into the culture and history of the Jewish deli.” —New York Times Book Review 256 Pages • Cloth 978-0-8147-6031-4 • $26.95

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384 Pages • Paper 978-1-4798-0127-5 • $30.00

Drawn to the Gods

“A deeply researched and beautifully written account of a neglected chapter of American Jewish history—and of national belonging.” —Ann Pellegrini, author of Performance Anxieties

Winner of Outstanding Book Award for Peace, War & Social Conflict Sector of ASA

The Holocaust Across Generations

Trauma and its Inheritance Among Descendants of Survivors

JANET JACOBS “A valued addition to the sociology of collective memory and to genocide and Holocaust Studies.” —Rhys H. Williams, Loyola University Chicago

The Social Gospel in American Religion

Religion and Humor in The Simpsons, South Park, and Family Guy

The Roots of Jewish Benevolence in the Jim Crow South

CAROLINE E. LIGHT

“Shows readers the best surveys on religion have to offer as well as the newest innovations for understanding religion.” —Elaine Howard Ecklund, Rice University 400 pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-7710-2 • $35.00

That Pride of Race and Character

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American Jewish Women’s Activism, 1890-1940

Common Lives, Uncommon Heritage

Jews and Popular Entertainment in America

—Jonathan D. Sarna, author of American Judaism: A History

Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust

Jacob Neusner

Theatrical Liberalism All volumes include A Foreword by DEBORAH DASH MOORE A Visual Essay by DIANA L. LINDEN

Winner of the 2015 National Jewish Book Award Presented by the Jewish Book Council

An American Jewish Iconoclast

368 Pages • Paper 978-1-4798-7846-8 • $24.00

368 Pages • Paper • 978-1- 4798-1105-2 • $24.00

“One of the most significant contributions in years to the study of nineteenth-century American Judaism, with vast implications for students of American religion generally. An eye-opening and creative study of how mobility shaped distinctive patterns of religious life.” 208 pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-3047-3 • $37.00

ADAM L. ROVNER “[A] valuable contribution....In well-crafted chapters, Rovner tells the story of the efforts of the territorialists to find a Jewish home in such places as Angola, Madagascar, Tasmania, and Suriname” —Choice

THEODORE SASSON

Finalist for the JDC-Herbert Katzi Award for a Book Based on Archival Research from the National Jewish Book Council

ANNIE POLLAND and DANIEL SOYER

Jews on the Frontier

In the Shadow of Zion Promised Lands Before Israel

Winner of the 2013 National Jewish Book Award, Women’s Studies

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320 pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-5517-9 • $29.95

Cotton Capitalists

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A History CHRISTOPHER H. EVANS Provides an overview of the social gospel and its legacy, showing how the social gospel also emerged within American Judaism and Catholicism.

DAVID FELTMATE Shows how each program uses humor to help shape and manipulate public knowledge about religious groups, ranging from Judaism to Islam to Buddhism, communicating ideas about religion’s proper place in American society.

304 pages • Paper 978-1-4798-8857-3 • $28.00

304 pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-9036-1 • $28.00

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Postcards from Auschwitz Holocaust Tourism and the Meaning of Remembrance

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A Rich Brew How Cafés Created Modern Jewish Culture

DANIEL P. REYNOLDS

SHACHAR M. PINSKER

Reveals how tourism is an important part of efforts to understand and remember the Holocaust.

A fascinating glimpse into the world of the fin-de-siècle coffeehouse and its role in shaping modern Judaism culture

336 pages • Cloth 978-1-4798-6043-2• $35.00

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