Reviews

Author: 
Moshe Halbertal, Stephen Holmes
Reviewer: 
Sam Brody

Brody on Halbertal and Holmes, 'The Beginning of Politics: Power in the Biblical Book of Samuel'

Moshe Halbertal, Stephen Holmes. The Beginning of Politics: Power in the Biblical Book of Samuel. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017. 232 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-17462-4.

Reviewed by Sam Brody (University of Kansas) Published on H-Judaic (July, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Jordan Rosenblum
Reviewer: 
Joshua Garroway

Garroway on Rosenblum, 'The Jewish Dietary Laws in the Ancient World'

Jordan Rosenblum. The Jewish Dietary Laws in the Ancient World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. xiii + 193 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-09034-7.

Reviewed by Joshua Garroway (Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles) Published on H-Judaic (June, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Joshua Schreier
Reviewer: 
Jonathan G. Katz

Katz on Schreier, 'The Merchants of Oran: A Jewish Port at the Dawn of Empire'

Joshua Schreier. The Merchants of Oran: A Jewish Port at the Dawn of Empire. Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture Series. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2017. 216 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-9914-0.

Reviewed by Jonathan G. Katz (Oregon State University) Published on H-Judaic (June, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Dana E. Katz
Reviewer: 
Flora Cassen

Cassen on Katz, 'The Jewish Ghetto and the Visual Imagination of Early Modern Venice'

Dana E. Katz. The Jewish Ghetto and the Visual Imagination of Early Modern Venice. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017. Illustrations. 202 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-16514-4.

Reviewed by Flora Cassen (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Published on H-Judaic (May, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Thomas Kaufmann
Reviewer: 
David H. Price

Price on Kaufmann, 'Luther's Jews: A Journey into Anti-Semitism'

Thomas Kaufmann. Luther's Jews: A Journey into Anti-Semitism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. vii + 193 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-873854-1.

Reviewed by David H. Price (Vanderbilt University) Published on H-Judaic (May, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Flora Cassen
Reviewer: 
Cornelia Aust

Aust on Cassen, 'Marking the Jews in Renaissance Italy: Politics, Religion, and the Power of Symbols'

Flora Cassen. Marking the Jews in Renaissance Italy: Politics, Religion, and the Power of Symbols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 300 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-17543-3.

Reviewed by Cornelia Aust (Leibniz Institute of European History) Published on H-Judaic (May, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
David R. Verbeeten
Reviewer: 
Edward S. Shapiro

Shapiro on Verbeeten, 'The Politics of Nonassimilation: The American Jewish Left in the Twentieth Century'

David R. Verbeeten. The Politics of Nonassimilation: The American Jewish Left in the Twentieth Century. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2017. 230 pp. $39.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-87580-753-9.

Reviewed by Edward S. Shapiro (Seton Hall University) Published on H-Judaic (May, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Tahneer Oksman
Reviewer: 
Charlotte F. Werbe

Werbe on Oksman, '"How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?": Women and Jewish American Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs'

Tahneer Oksman. "How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?": Women and Jewish American Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 296 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-17275-2.

Reviewed by Charlotte F. Werbe (Princeton University) Published on H-Judaic (April, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Samira K. Mehta
Reviewer: 
Keren R. McGinity

McGinity on Mehta, 'Beyond Chrismukkah: The Christian-Jewish Interfaith Family in the United States'

Samira K. Mehta. Beyond Chrismukkah: The Christian-Jewish Interfaith Family in the United States. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. 274 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-3635-1; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-3636-8.

Author: 
Seth L. Sanders
Reviewer: 
Uri Gabbay

Gabbay on Sanders, 'From Adapa to Enoch: Scribal Culture and Religious Vision in Judea and Babylon'

Seth L. Sanders. From Adapa to Enoch: Scribal Culture and Religious Vision in Judea and Babylon. Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism Series. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017. xiv + 280 pp. $194.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-16-154456-9.

Reviewed by Uri Gabbay (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Published on H-Judaic (April, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Jeremy Cohen
Reviewer: 
Sarah Ifft Decker

Ifft Decker on Cohen, 'A Historian in Exile: Solomon ibn Verga, "Shevet Yehudah," and the Jewish-Christian Encounter'

Jeremy Cohen. A Historian in Exile: Solomon ibn Verga, "Shevet Yehudah," and the Jewish-Christian Encounter. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 256 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4858-6.

Reviewed by Sarah Ifft Decker (Indiana University Bloomington) Published on H-Judaic (March, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
David G. Dalin
Reviewer: 
Edward Shapiro

Shapiro on Dalin, 'Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan'

David G. Dalin. Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan. Waltham: Brandeis University Press, 2017. 384 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61168-238-0.

Reviewed by Edward Shapiro Published on H-Judaic (March, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

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

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