Welcome to JSN, an affiliate of Hebrew College and Shamash. Our H-Judaic network has been a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online since 1993. JSN is one of the oldest Internet projects in the humanities, initially operating as Judaica/He'Asif, starting in February 1989, operating out of Jerusalem using mailing list services at Tel Aviv U. From 1991-93 the network was at the University of Minnesota.

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Recent Content

Author: 
Michael Brenner
Reviewer: 
Moshe Rosman

Rosman on Brenner, 'Prophets of the Past: Interpreters of Jewish History'


Michael Brenner. Prophets of the Past: Interpreters of Jewish History. Translated by Steven Rendall. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010. xiii + 301 pp. $39.50 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4008-3661-1; $39.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-13928-9.

Reviewed by Moshe Rosman (Bar Ilan University)
Published on H-Judaic (April, 2011)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

A History of Jewish Metanarratives

Author: 
Jonathan Webber
Reviewer: 
Karen Auerbach

Auerbach on Webber, 'Rediscovering Traces of Memory: The Jewish Heritage of Polish Galicia'


Jonathan Webber. Rediscovering Traces of Memory: The Jewish Heritage of Polish Galicia. Photographs by Chris Schwarz. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009. Illustrations. vi + 186 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-22185-8.

Reviewed by Karen Auerbach (University of Michigan)
Published on H-Judaic (March, 2011)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Author: 
Beth S. Wenger
Reviewer: 
Pamela S. Nadell

Nadell on Wenger, 'History Lessons: The Creation of American Jewish Heritage'


Beth S. Wenger. History Lessons: The Creation of American Jewish Heritage. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010. xiv + 282 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-14752-9.

Reviewed by Pamela S. Nadell (American University)
Published on H-Judaic (March, 2011)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

“Yea, I have a goodly heritage”

Author: 
Jacob Taubes
Reviewer: 
Nitzan Lebovic

Lebovic on Taubes, 'From Cult to Culture: Fragments Toward a Critique of Historical Reason' and Taubes, 'Occidental Eschatology'


Jacob Taubes. From Cult to Culture: Fragments Toward a Critique of Historical Reason. Edited by Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert and Amir Engel. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010. pp. cm. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-3983-2; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-3984-9.Jacob Taubes. Occidental Eschatology.

Author: 
Laura Quercioli Mincer
Reviewer: 
Philip Balma

Balma on Laura Quercioli Mincer, 'Patrie dei superstiti: Letteratura ebraica del dopoguerra in Italia e in Polonia'


Laura Quercioli Mincer. Patrie dei superstiti: Letteratura ebraica del dopoguerra in Italia e in Polonia. Rome: Lithos, 2010. 318 pp. EUR 18.00 (paper), ISBN 978-88-89604-64-9.

Reviewed by Philip Balma (University of Connecticut)
Published on H-Judaic (March, 2011)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Jewish Authors in Postwar Italy and Poland: Memories Old and New

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