Reviews

Author: 
Jonathan Sciarcon
Reviewer: 
Ilan Fuchs

Fuchs on Sciarcon, 'Educational Oases in the Desert: The Alliance Israélite Universelle's Girls' Schools in Ottoman Iraq, 1895-1915'


Jonathan Sciarcon. Educational Oases in the Desert: The Alliance Israélite Universelle's Girls' Schools in Ottoman Iraq, 1895-1915. Albany: State Univ of New York Press (SUNY), 2017. 196 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-6585-2.

Reviewed by Ilan Fuchs (Brandeis University)
Published on H-Judaic (February, 2018)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Rhiannon Graybill
Reviewer: 
Marvin A. Sweeney

Sweeney on Graybill, 'Are We Not Men?: Unstable Masculinity in the Hebrew Prophets'


Rhiannon Graybill. Are We Not Men?: Unstable Masculinity in the Hebrew Prophets. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 200 pp. $78.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-022736-4.

Reviewed by Marvin A. Sweeney (Claremont School of Theology)
Published on H-Judaic (February, 2018)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Eddy Portnoy
Reviewer: 
Jessica Kirzane

Kirzane on Portnoy, 'Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange but True Stories from the Yiddish Press'


Eddy Portnoy. Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange but True Stories from the Yiddish Press. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2017. 280 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5036-0411-7.

Reviewed by Jessica Kirzane (University of Kansas)
Published on H-Judaic (January, 2018)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Sarah Imhoff
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Caplan

Caplan on Imhoff, 'Masculinity and the Making of American Judaism'


Sarah Imhoff. Masculinity and the Making of American Judaism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017. vii + 300 pp. $38.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-02621-7.

Reviewed by Jennifer Caplan (Towson University)
Published on H-Judaic (January, 2018)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Naomi Seidman
Reviewer: 
Naomi Taub

Taub on Seidman, 'The Marriage Plot: Or, How Jews Fell in Love with Love, and with Literature'


Naomi Seidman. The Marriage Plot: Or, How Jews Fell in Love with Love, and with Literature. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016. 368 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-9843-3; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-9967-6.

Reviewed by Naomi Taub (University of Illinois)
Published on H-Judaic (December, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Jeffrey Herf
Reviewer: 
Philipp Lenhard

Lenhard on Herf, 'Undeclared Wars with Israel: East Germany and the West German Far Left, 1967-1989'


Jeffrey Herf. Undeclared Wars with Israel: East Germany and the West German Far Left, 1967-1989. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Illustrations. 493 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-46162-8; $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-08986-0.

Reviewed by Philipp Lenhard (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Historisches Seminar Jüdische Geschichte und Kultur)
Published on H-Judaic (November, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Jeffrey A. Summit
Reviewer: 
Peter Knobel

Knobel on Summit, 'Singing God's Words: The Performance of Biblical Chant in Contemporary Judaism'


Jeffrey A. Summit. Singing God's Words: The Performance of Biblical Chant in Contemporary Judaism. American Musicspheres Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 306 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-984408-1; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-049708-8.

Reviewed by Peter Knobel (Spertus)
Published on H-Judaic (November, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Jonathan Kaplan
Reviewer: 
Daniel Rosenberg

Rosenberg on Kaplan, 'My Perfect One: Typology and Early Rabbinic Interpretation of Song of Songs'


Jonathan Kaplan. My Perfect One: Typology and Early Rabbinic Interpretation of Song of Songs. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. xiv + 225 pp. $78.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-935933-2.

Reviewed by Daniel Rosenberg (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-Judaic (November, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

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Author: 
Lisa Moses Leff
Reviewer: 
Geraldine Gudefin

Gudefin on Leff, 'The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust'


Lisa Moses Leff. The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 304 pp. $31.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-938095-4.

Reviewed by Geraldine Gudefin (Brandeis University)
Published on H-Judaic (November, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
William H. Epstein, R. Barton Palmer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Anna Manchin

Manchin on Epstein and Palmer, 'Invented Lives, Imagined Communities: The Biopic and American National Identity'


William H. Epstein, R. Barton Palmer, eds. Invented Lives, Imagined Communities: The Biopic and American National Identity. Horizons of Cinema Series. New York: State University of New York Press, 2016. vii + 344 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-6079-6.

Reviewed by Anna Manchin (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-Judaic (October, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Adam Afterman
Reviewer: 
Joel Hecker

Hecker on Afterman, '“And They Shall Be One Flesh”: On​ The ​L​anguage of Mystical Union in Judaism​'


Adam Afterman. “And They Shall Be One Flesh”: On​ The ​L​anguage of Mystical Union in Judaism​. Supplements to The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy Series. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2016. Illustrations. x + 279 pp. $145.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-32872-3.

Reviewed by Joel Hecker (Reconstructionist Rabbinical College)
Published on H-Judaic (September, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Adam Teller, Rebecca Kobrin, eds.
Reviewer: 
Joshua Friedman

Friedman on Teller and Kobrin, 'Purchasing Power: The Economics of Modern Jewish History'


Adam Teller, Rebecca Kobrin, eds. Purchasing Power: The Economics of Modern Jewish History. Jewish Culture and Contexts Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. 368 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4730-5.

Reviewed by Joshua Friedman (Duke University)
Published on H-Judaic (September, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Uzi Rebhun
Reviewer: 
Emily Sigalow

Sigalow on Rebhun, 'Jews and the American Religious Landscape'


Uzi Rebhun. Jews and the American Religious Landscape. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 248 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-54149-7.

Reviewed by Emily Sigalow (Brandeis University)
Published on H-Judaic (September, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Patricia Keer Munro
Reviewer: 
Samira Mehta

Mehta on Munro, 'Coming of Age in Jewish America: Bar and Bat Mitzvah Reinterpreted'


Patricia Keer Munro. Coming of Age in Jewish America: Bar and Bat Mitzvah Reinterpreted. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2016. 230 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-7593-3; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-7594-0.

Reviewed by Samira Mehta (Albright College)
Published on H-Judaic (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Richard H. Jones
Reviewer: 
Michael Miller

Miller on Jones, 'Philosophy of Mysticism: Raids on the Ineffable'


Richard H. Jones. Philosophy of Mysticism: Raids on the Ineffable. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2016. 438 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-6119-9; $31.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4384-6118-2.

Reviewed by Michael Miller (Liverpool Hope University)
Published on H-Judaic (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

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