Reviews

Author: 
Paul Mendes-Flohr
Reviewer: 
Robert Erlewine

Erlewine on Mendes-Flohr, 'Martin Buber: A Life of Faith and Dissent'

Paul Mendes-Flohr. Martin Buber: A Life of Faith and Dissent. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019. 440 pp. $26.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-15304-0.

Reviewed by Robert Erlewine (Illinois Wesleyan University) Published on H-Judaic (May, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=53910

Author: 
Kathryn Hoffman-Cortius
Reviewer: 
Maya Balakirsky Katz

Balakirsky Katz on Hoffman-Cortius, 'Judenmord: Art and the Holocaust in Post-war Germany'

Kathryn Hoffman-Cortius. Judenmord: Art and the Holocaust in Post-war Germany. London: REAKTION BOOKS, 2018. 400 pp. $57.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78023-907-1.

Reviewed by Maya Balakirsky Katz (Bar-Ilan University) Published on H-Judaic (May, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Monty Noam Penkower
Reviewer: 
Rafael Medoff

Medoff on Penkower, 'Palestine to Israel: Mandate to State, 1945-1948: Vol. 1: Rebellion Launched, 1945-1946; Vol. 2: Into the International Arena, 1947-1948'

Monty Noam Penkower. Palestine to Israel: Mandate to State, 1945-1948: Vol. 1: Rebellion Launched, 1945-1946; Vol. 2: Into the International Arena, 1947-1948. Vallejo, CA: Touro University Press, 2019. 2 volumes. xvii + 804 pp. $119.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61811-873-8; $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61811-874-5; $119.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61811-876-9; $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61811-877-6.

Author: 
Daniel Boyarin
Reviewer: 
Shaul Magid

Magid on Boyarin, 'Judaism: The Genealogy of a Modern Notion'

Daniel Boyarin. Judaism: The Genealogy of a Modern Notion. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2018. 234 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-7161-4.

Reviewed by Shaul Magid (Dartmouth College) Published on H-Judaic (April, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Barry Trachtenberg
Reviewer: 
Rafael Medoff

Medoff on Trachtenberg, 'The United States and the Nazi Holocaust: Race, Refuge, and Remembrance'

Barry Trachtenberg. The United States and the Nazi Holocaust: Race, Refuge, and Remembrance. Perspectives on the Holocaust Series. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. 240 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4725-6718-5; $88.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4725-6719-2.

Reviewed by Rafael Medoff (The David Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies) Published on H-Judaic (March, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Elliot R. Wolfson
Reviewer: 
Martin Kavka

Kavka on Wolfson, 'The Duplicity of Philosophy's Shadow: Heidegger, Nazism, and the Jewish Other'

Elliot R. Wolfson. The Duplicity of Philosophy's Shadow: Heidegger, Nazism, and the Jewish Other. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018. xxiii + 312 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-18563-9; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-18562-2.

Reviewed by Martin Kavka (Florida State University) Published on H-Judaic (March, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Moshe Hellinger, Isaac Hershkowitz, Bernard Susser
Reviewer: 
Yehuda Magid

Magid on Hellinger and Hershkowitz and Susser, 'Religious Zionism and the Settlement Project: Ideology, Politics, and Civil Disobedience'

Moshe Hellinger, Isaac Hershkowitz, Bernard Susser. Religious Zionism and the Settlement Project: Ideology, Politics, and Civil Disobedience. New York: State University of New York Press, 2018. 348 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-6839-6.

Reviewed by Yehuda Magid (Indiana University Bloomington) Published on H-Judaic (February, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Amir Engel
Reviewer: 
Jay Howard Geller

Geller on Engel, 'Gershom Scholem: An Intellectual Biography'

Amir Engel. Gershom Scholem: An Intellectual Biography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. xiv + 226 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-42863-5; ISBN 978-0-226-42877-2.

Reviewed by Jay Howard Geller (Case Western Reserve University) Published on H-Judaic (January, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Ada Gebel
Reviewer: 
Ilan Fuchs

Fuchs on Gebel, 'Haredim ve-anshe ma`aseh: Po`ale Agudat Yisrael, 1933-1939'

Ada Gebel. Haredim ve-anshe ma`aseh: Po`ale Agudat Yisrael, 1933-1939. Jerusalem: Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi, 2018. 233 pp. 92 Israeli shekels (paper), ISBN 978-965-217-411-6.

Reviewed by Ilan Fuchs (Brandeis University) Published on H-Judaic (January, 2019) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=53015

Author: 
Maite Ojeda-Mata
Reviewer: 
Judith K. Lang Hilgartner

Lang Hilgartner on Ojeda-Mata, 'Modern Spain and the Sephardim: Legitimizing Identities'

Maite Ojeda-Mata. Modern Spain and the Sephardim: Legitimizing Identities. Lexington Studies in Modern Jewish History, Historiography, and Memory Series. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2017. 284 pp. $95.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4985-5175-5; $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4985-5174-8.

Reviewed by Judith K. Lang Hilgartner (Elon University) Published on H-Judaic (January, 2019) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Brian Horowitz
Reviewer: 
Vassili Schedrin

Schedrin on Horowitz, 'The Russian-Jewish Tradition: Intellectuals, Historians, Revolutionaries'

Brian Horowitz. The Russian-Jewish Tradition: Intellectuals, Historians, Revolutionaries. Jews of Russia & Eastern Europe and Their Legacy Series. Brighton: Academic Studies Press, 2017. vii + 282 pp. $82.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61811-556-0.

Reviewed by Vassili Schedrin (Queen's University) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Thomas M. Bolin
Reviewer: 
Jason Kalman

Kalman on Bolin, 'Ecclesiastes and the Riddle of Authorship'

Thomas M. Bolin. Ecclesiastes and the Riddle of Authorship. BibleWorld Series. New York: Routledge, 2017. 156 pp. $149.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84553-073-0.

Reviewed by Jason Kalman (Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Kathy Lavezzo
Reviewer: 
Heather Blurton

Blurton on Lavezzo, 'The Accommodated Jew: English Antisemitism from Bede to Milton'

Kathy Lavezzo. The Accommodated Jew: English Antisemitism from Bede to Milton. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2016. 392 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-0315-7.

Reviewed by Heather Blurton (University of California, Santa Barbara) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Maddy Carey
Reviewer: 
Bjorn Krondorfer

Krondorfer on Carey, 'Jewish Masculinity in the Holocaust: Between Destruction and Construction'

Maddy Carey. Jewish Masculinity in the Holocaust: Between Destruction and Construction. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017. 224 pp. $114.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-350-00806-9.

Reviewed by Bjorn Krondorfer (Northern Arizona University) Published on H-Judaic (October, 2018) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Ellie R. Schainker
Reviewer: 
Michael C. Hickey

Hickey on Schainker, 'Confessions of the Shtetl: Converts from Judaism in Imperial Russia, 1817-1906'

Ellie R. Schainker. Confessions of the Shtetl: Converts from Judaism in Imperial Russia, 1817-1906. Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture Series. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2017. 360 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-9828-0.

Reviewed by Michael C. Hickey (Bloomsburg University) Published on H-Judaic (October, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

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