New issue of the Journal “Quest. Issues in Contemporary Jewish History”

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We are delighted to announce that volume n. 18 of the Journal "Quest. Issues in Contemporary Jewish History" has been published and is freely available online! See:

The Focus Section is a monographic special issue entitled "Genealogies of Sepharad", edited by Daniela Fleser (Stony Brook University), Michal Friedman (Carnagie Mellon University) and Asher Salah (Bezalel Academy of Arts and Hebrew University of Jerusalem). This issue includes also two book discussions and eight book reviews. Please, see the table of contents below:


Introduction by Daniela Fleser, Michal Rose Friedman and Asher Salah

Sephardi Women in Ángel Pulido’s Correspondence by Paloma Díaz-Mas                                       

A History of Histories—of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Exchange. Professor A.S. Yahuda and the International Trade of Antiquities, Rare Books, and Manuscripts, 1902-1944 by Allison Gonzalez                                    

Jews and Judaism in the Writings of Enrique Jardiel Poncela and his Daughter Evangelina Jardiel by Asher Salah                                       

A Tale in the Language of “My Mother Spain”. Carmen Pérez-Avello’s Un muchacho sefardí by Tabea Linhard                                       

Archives of the Sephardi Kitchen by Harry Eli Kashdan                                       

Pedagogies of Citizenship. Sepharad and Jewishness in Spanish and Catalan Documentary Film and Television by Hazel Gold  

Spain’s Jewish Genealogies in the “Sephardi Portraits” of Daniel Quintero by Daniela Fleser and Adrián Pérez Melgosa                                       

Ancestry, Genealogy, and Restorative Citizenship. Oral Histories of Sephardi Descendants Reclaiming Spanish and Portuguese Nationality by Rina Benmayor and Dalia Kandiyoti  


Francesca Trivellato's The Promise and Peril of Credit. What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells Us about the Making of European Commercial Society discussed by Oliver Schulz and Germano Maifreda.

Paul Hanebrink's A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth of Judeo-Bolshevism discussed by Joanna Beata Michlic and Zoltán Kékesi.


Christoph Jahr, Paul Nathan. Publizist, Politiker und Philanthrop 1857-1927 reviewed by Johanan Nicolai

Martin Goodman, Josephus’s The Jewish War. A Biography reviewed by Steve Mason

Ian S. Lustick, Paradigm Lost. From Two-State Solution to One-State Reality reviewed by Menachem Klein

Antonella Salomoni, Le ceneri di Baij Jar. L’eccidio degli ebrei di Kiev reviewed by Simone Attilio Bellezza

Mark L. Smith, The Yiddish Historians and the Struggle for a Jewish History of the Holocaust reviewed by Daniela Ozacky-Stern

Paul Mendes-Flohr, Martin Buber: A Life of Faith and Dissent reviewed by Enrico Lucca

David Kowalski, Polens letzte Juden. Herkunft und Dissidenz um 1968 reviewed by Beate Kosmala

Dafna Hirsch, ed., Encounters: History and Anthropology of the Israeli-Palestinian Space reviewed by Tamir Sorek.