Reviews

Author: 
Maria Ferenc
Reviewer: 
Izabela Paszko

Paszko on Ferenc, '"Każdy pyta, co z nami będzie": Mieszkańcy getta warszawskiego wobec wiadomości o wojnie i Zagładzie'

Maria Ferenc. "Każdy pyta, co z nami będzie": Mieszkańcy getta warszawskiego wobec wiadomości o wojnie i Zagładzie. Warsaw: Zydowski Instytut Historyczny, 2021. 528 pp. 49,00 PLN (paper), ISBN 978-83-66485-48-8.

Reviewed by Izabela Paszko (Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ)) Published on H-Judaic (January, 2023) Commissioned by Robin Buller (University of California - Berkeley)

Author: 
Jakub Wysmułek
Reviewer: 
Rena Lauer

Lauer on Wysmułek, 'History of Wills, Testators and Their Families in Late Medieval Krakow: Tools of Power'

Jakub Wysmułek. History of Wills, Testators and Their Families in Late Medieval Krakow: Tools of Power. Later Medieval Europe Series. Leiden: Brill, 2021. Illustrations, graphs, tables. 420 pp. Open Access (e-book), ISBN 978-90-04-46144-4; $154.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-44816-2.

Reviewed by Rena Lauer (Oregon State University) Published on H-Judaic (January, 2023) Commissioned by Robin Buller (University of California - Berkeley)

Author: 
Debra Kaplan
Reviewer: 
Yaakov Andrea Lattes

Lattes on Kaplan, 'The Patrons and Their Poor: Jewish Community and Public Charity in Early Modern Germany'

Debra Kaplan. The Patrons and Their Poor: Jewish Community and Public Charity in Early Modern Germany. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020. 251 pp. $71.86 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-8122-9726-3; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-5239-2.

Reviewed by Yaakov Andrea Lattes (Yaad Academic College) Published on H-Judaic (December, 2022) Commissioned by Robin Buller (University of California - Berkeley)

Author: 
Alma Rachel Heckman
Reviewer: 
Joshua Schreier

Schreier on Heckman, 'The Sultan's Communists: Moroccan Jews and the Politics of Belonging'

Alma Rachel Heckman. The Sultan's Communists: Moroccan Jews and the Politics of Belonging. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2020. 344 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5036-1380-5.

Reviewed by Joshua Schreier (Vassar College) Published on H-Judaic (September, 2022) Commissioned by Robin Buller (University of California - Berkeley)

Author: 
Laura Hobson Faure
Reviewer: 
Meredith Scott

Scott on Faure, 'A "Jewish Marshall Plan": The American Jewish Presence in Post-Holocaust France'

Laura Hobson Faure. A "Jewish Marshall Plan": The American Jewish Presence in Post-Holocaust France. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2022. 370 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-05968-0; $29.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-253-05969-7.

Reviewed by Meredith Scott (US Air Force Academy) Published on H-Judaic (September, 2022) Commissioned by Robin Buller (University of California - Berkeley)

Author: 
Jeffrey Saks, Shalom Carmy, eds.
Reviewer: 
Yael Halevi-Wise

Halevi-Wise on Saks and Carmy, 'Agnon's Tales of the Land of Israel'

Jeffrey Saks, Shalom Carmy, eds. Agnon's Tales of the Land of Israel. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2021. 236 pp. $29.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-72527-887-5.

Reviewed by Yael Halevi-Wise (McGill University) Published on H-Judaic (August, 2022) Commissioned by Robin Buller (University of California - Berkeley)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=57161

Author: 
Dina Danon
Reviewer: 
Matthias Lehmann

Lehmann on Danon, 'The Jews of Ottoman Izmir: A Modern History'

Dina Danon. The Jews of Ottoman Izmir: A Modern History. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2020. 272 pp. $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5036-1091-0.

Reviewed by Matthias Lehmann (University of California Irvine) Published on H-Judaic (August, 2022) Commissioned by Robin Buller (University of California - Berkeley)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=58075

Author: 
Dana Hollander
Reviewer: 
Jeffrey Bernstein

Bernstein on Hollander, 'Ethics Out of Law: Hermann Cohen and the “Neighbor”'

Dana Hollander. Ethics Out of Law: Hermann Cohen and the “Neighbor”. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2021. 324 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4875-0624-7.

Reviewed by Jeffrey Bernstein (College of the Holy Cross) Published on H-Judaic (August, 2022) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Jagiellonian University)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=57091

Author: 
Jonathan D. Sarna
Reviewer: 
Edward S. Shapiro

Shapiro on Sarna, 'Coming to Terms with America: Essays on Jewish History, Religion, and Culture'

Jonathan D. Sarna. Coming to Terms with America: Essays on Jewish History, Religion, and Culture. A JPS Scholar of Distinction Series. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2021. Illustrations. xxiv + 399 pp. $45.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-8276-1879-4; $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8276-1511-3.

Reviewed by Edward S. Shapiro (Seton Hall University) Published on H-Judaic (August, 2022) Commissioned by Robin Buller (University of California - Berkeley)

Author: 
Haym Soloveitchik
Reviewer: 
Glenn Dynner

Dynner on Soloveitchik, 'Rupture and Reconstruction: The Transformation of Modern Orthodoxy'

Haym Soloveitchik. Rupture and Reconstruction: The Transformation of Modern Orthodoxy. The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization Series. London: Liverpool University Press, 2021. 144 pp. $37.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-906764-38-8.

Reviewed by Glenn Dynner (Sarah Lawrence College) Published on H-Judaic (July, 2022) Commissioned by Robin Buller (University of California - Berkeley)

Author: 
Katarzyna Person
Reviewer: 
Alison Curry

Curry on Person, 'Warsaw Ghetto Police: The Jewish Order Service during the Nazi Occupation'

Katarzyna Person. Warsaw Ghetto Police: The Jewish Order Service during the Nazi Occupation. Translated by Zygmunt Nowak-Soliński. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2021. Illustrations. xii + 232 pp. $15.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-5017-5408-1; $32.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-5407-4.

Reviewed by Alison Curry (UNC Chapel Hill) Published on H-Judaic (July, 2022) Commissioned by Robin Buller (University of California - Berkeley)

Author: 
Melila Hellner-Eshed
Reviewer: 
Mark Verman

Verman on Hellner-Eshed, 'Seekers of the Face: Secrets of the Idra Rabba (The Great Assembly) of the Zohar'

Melila Hellner-Eshed. Seekers of the Face: Secrets of the Idra Rabba (The Great Assembly) of the Zohar. Translated by Raphael Dascalu. Stanford Studies in Jewish Mysticism Series. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2021. 480 pp. $75.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-5036-2858-8; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5036-2842-7.

Reviewed by Mark Verman (Wright State University) Published on H-Judaic (June, 2022) Commissioned by Robin Buller (University of California - Berkeley)

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