TOC: Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 40.3

Tara Saunders Discussion

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Table of Contents


  • "Silkworms of Exile: Jewish History and Collective Memory in the Kabbalistic Works of Meir ibn Gabbai" 
    • by Hartley Lachter
  • "I am grateful to fate for this hour of grace: Children and Motherhood in the Life and Writings of Rosa Lebensbaum"
    • by Carina Alexandroff Pinhas
  • "Ronny Someck and the Politics of Popular Poetry" 
    • by Hannan Hever
  • "The Oriental Other (Jew, Muslim, Christian) in Jamaica Kincaid’s Mr. Potter
    • by Kathleen M. Gyssels

Forum: Contemporary Critical Jewish Studies

  • "Sanctuary, Civil Disobedience, and Jewish Law"
    • by Jonathan Zasloff

Creative Work

  • Selected Poetry
    • by Grzegorz Kwiatkowski

    Book Forum: Sol Goldberg, Scott Ury, and Kalman Weiser, eds., Key Concepts in the Study of Antisemitism

    • "Introduction"
      • by Glenn Dynner
    • "Antisemitism and Pogroms"
      • by Anna Cichopek-Gajraj
    • "Context and Continuity in Histories of Antisemitism'"
      • by Paul Hanebrink
    • "The Politics of Defining Antisemitism"
      • by Joshua Shanes
    • "Reinvigorating the Field: A Critical Intervention in the Study of Antisemitism"
      • by Emilie Wiedemann

    Book Reviews

    • Conscious History: Polish Jewish Historians before the Holocaust by Natalia Aleksiun
      • Reviewed by Helene Sinnreich
    • The Warsaw Ghetto in American Art and Culture by Samantha Baskind
      • Reviewed by Cordula Grewe
    • Living Law: Jewish Political Theology from Hermann Cohen to Hannah Arendt by Miguel Vatter
      • Reviewed by Bruce Rosenstock