Reviews

Author: 
Frederick A. Lazin
Reviewer: 
Rafael Medoff

Medoff on Lazin, 'American Christians and the National Interreligious Task Force on Soviet Jewry: A Call to Conscience'

Frederick A. Lazin. American Christians and the National Interreligious Task Force on Soviet Jewry: A Call to Conscience. Lanham: Lexington Books, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., 2019. x + 253 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4985-8323-7

Author: 
Susan Neiman
Reviewer: 
Irit Dekel

Dekel on Neiman, 'Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil'

Susan Neiman. Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019. 432 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-374-18446-9

Reviewed by Irit Dekel (Indiana University Bloomington) Published on H-Judaic (December, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Jagiellonian University)

Author: 
Abigail Gillman
Reviewer: 
Elias Sacks

Sacks on Gillman, 'A History of German Jewish Bible Translation'

Abigail Gillman. A History of German Jewish Bible Translation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. xxiii + 332 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-47772-5

Reviewed by Elias Sacks (University of Colorado Boulder) Published on H-Judaic (December, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Jagiellonian University)

Author: 
Natan M. Meir
Reviewer: 
Brian Horowitz

Horowitz on Meir, 'Stepchildren of the Shtetl: The Destitute, Disabled, and Mad of Jewish Eastern Europe, 1800-1939'

Natan M. Meir. Stepchildren of the Shtetl: The Destitute, Disabled, and Mad of Jewish Eastern Europe, 1800-1939. Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture Series. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2020. Illustrations. xiv + 343 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5036-1305-8; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5036-1183-2. 

Author: 
Eitan P. Fishbane
Reviewer: 
Mark Verman

Verman on Fishbane, 'The Art of Mystical Narrative: A Poetics of the Zohar'

Eitan P. Fishbane. The Art of Mystical Narrative: A Poetics of the Zohar. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. xiii + 520 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-994863-5

Reviewed by Mark Verman (Wright State University) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Jagiellonian University)

Author: 
Jordan D. Finkin
Reviewer: 
Itay Zutra

Zutra on Finkin, 'Exile as Home: The Cosmopolitan Poetics of Leyb Naydus'

Jordan D. Finkin. Exile as Home: The Cosmopolitan Poetics of Leyb Naydus. Jerusalem: Hebrew Union College Press, 2017. 240 pp. $28.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4506-2

Reviewed by Itay Zutra (University of Manitoba) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Jagiellonian University)

Author: 
Anneliese Landau, Daniela Reinhold
Reviewer: 
Tina Frühauf

Frühauf on Hirsch, 'Anneliese Landau's Life in Music: Nazi Germany to Émigré California' and Landau and Reinhold, 'Von Berlin nach Los Angeles: Die Musikwissenschaftlerin Anneliese Landau'

Lily E. Hirsch. Anneliese Landau's Life in Music: Nazi Germany to Émigré California. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2019. 246 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58046-951-7.Anneliese Landau, Daniela Reinhold. Von Berlin nach Los Angeles: Die Musikwissenschaftlerin Anneliese Landau. Berlin: Hentrich & Hentrich, 2017. 340 pp. EUR 27.90 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-9556522-6-5

Author: 
Samantha Baskind
Reviewer: 
Maya Balakirsky Katz

Balakirsky Katz on Baskind, 'The Warsaw Ghetto in American Art and Culture'

Samantha Baskind. The Warsaw Ghetto in American Art and Culture. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2018. Illustrations. xv + 309 pp. $44.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-271-07870-0

Reviewed by Maya Balakirsky Katz (Bar-Ilan University) Published on H-Judaic (October, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Jagiellonian University)

Author: 
Sarah Hammerschlag, ed.
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Judaken

Judaken on Hammerschlag, 'Modern French Jewish Thought: Writings on Religion and Politics'

Sarah Hammerschlag, ed. Modern French Jewish Thought: Writings on Religion and Politics. Brandeis Library of Modern Jewish Thought Series. Waltham: Brandeis University Press, 2018. xxvii + 268 pp. $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5126-0186-2; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61168-526-8. 

Author: 
Judah M. Cohen
Reviewer: 
Martha Stellmacher

Stellmacher on Cohen, 'Jewish Religious Music in Nineteenth-Century America: Restoring the Synagogue Soundtrack'

Judah M. Cohen. Jewish Religious Music in Nineteenth-Century America: Restoring the Synagogue Soundtrack. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2019. xiii + 309 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-04021-3; $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-04020-6. 

Author: 
Ilana Pardes
Reviewer: 
Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch

Burnette-Bletsch on Pardes, 'The Song of Songs: A Biography'

Ilana Pardes. The Song of Songs: A Biography. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. 296 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-14606-5.

Reviewed by Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch (Eastern University) Published on H-Judaic (August, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

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Author: 
Tamar Herzig
Reviewer: 
Katherine E. Aron-Beller

Aron-Beller on Herzig, 'A Convert's Tale: Art, Crime, and Jewish Apostasy in Renaissance Italy'

Tamar Herzig. A Convert's Tale: Art, Crime, and Jewish Apostasy in Renaissance Italy. I Tatti Studies in Italian Renaissance History Series. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2019. viii + 388 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-23753-7

Author: 
Rebecca Cypess, Nancy Sinkoff, eds.
Reviewer: 
Caroline A. Kita

Kita on Cypess and Sinkoff, 'Sara Levy's World: Gender, Judaism, and the Bach Tradition in Enlightenment Berlin'

Rebecca Cypess, Nancy Sinkoff, eds. Sara Levy's World: Gender, Judaism, and the Bach Tradition in Enlightenment Berlin. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2018. x + 292 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58046-921-0

Author: 
Jeffrey S. Kopstein, Jason Wittenberg
Reviewer: 
Polly Zavadivker

Zavadivker on Kopstein and Wittenberg, 'Intimate Violence: Anti-Jewish Pogroms on the Eve of the Holocaust'

Jeffrey S. Kopstein, Jason Wittenberg. Intimate Violence: Anti-Jewish Pogroms on the Eve of the Holocaust. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018. Maps, graphs. 192 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-1525-9

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