Reviews

Author: 
Barbara Krawcowicz
Reviewer: 
Aaron J. Koller

Koller on Krawcowicz, 'History, Metahistory, and Evil: Jewish Theological Responses to the Holocaust'

Barbara Krawcowicz. History, Metahistory, and Evil: Jewish Theological Responses to the Holocaust. New Perspectives in Post-Rabbinic Judaism Series. Brookline: Academic Studies Press, 2020. 242 pp. $109.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-64469-481-7.

Reviewed by Aaron J. Koller (Yeshiva University) Published on H-Judaic (January, 2022) Commissioned by Robin Buller (University of California - Berkeley)

Author: 
Joseph Yahalom
Reviewer: 
Tzvi Novick

Novick on Joseph Yahalom, 'Sources of the Sacred Song: Crossroads in Jewish Liturgical Poetry'

Joseph Yahalom. Sources of the Sacred Song: Crossroads in Jewish Liturgical Poetry. Jerusalem: Magnes, 2019. 300 pp. $33.00 (paper), ISBN 978-965-7008-41-6; $33.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-965-7008-42-3.

Reviewed by Tzvi Novick (University of Notre Dame) Published on H-Judaic (January, 2022) Commissioned by Robin Buller (University of California - Berkeley)

Author: 
David C. Flatto
Reviewer: 
Shlomo Zuckier

Zuckier on Flatto, 'The Crown and the Courts: Separation of Powers in the Early Jewish Imagination'

David C. Flatto. The Crown and the Courts: Separation of Powers in the Early Jewish Imagination. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2020. 367 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-73710-5.

Reviewed by Shlomo Zuckier (McGill University) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2021) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Jagiellonian University)

Author: 
Sebastian Musch
Reviewer: 
Mira Niculescu

Niculescu on Musch, 'Jewish Encounters with Buddhism in German Culture: Between Moses and Buddha, 1890-1940'

Sebastian Musch. Jewish Encounters with Buddhism in German Culture: Between Moses and Buddha, 1890-1940. Palgrave Series in Asian German Studies. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. 298 pp. $54.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-3-030-27469-6; $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-030-27468-9.

Reviewed by Mira Niculescu (Ecole de Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2021) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Jagiellonian University)

Author: 
Adriana M. Brodsky
Reviewer: 
Margalit Bejarano

Bejarano on Brodsky, 'Sephardi, Jewish, Argentine: Community and National Identity'

Adriana M. Brodsky. Sephardi, Jewish, Argentine: Community and National Identity. Indiana Series in Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016. xiv + 281 pp. $31.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-253-02319-3; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-02271-4; $32.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-02303-2.

Reviewed by Margalit Bejarano (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2021) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Emily Sigalow
Reviewer: 
Sebastian Musch

Musch on Sigalow, 'American JewBu: Jews, Buddhists, and Religious Change'

Emily Sigalow. American JewBu: Jews, Buddhists, and Religious Change. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. 280 pp. $21.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-691-19781-4; $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-17459-4; $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-22805-1.

Reviewed by Sebastian Musch (University of Osnabrueck) Published on H-Judaic (September, 2021) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Jagiellonian University)

Author: 
Rachel S. Havrelock
Reviewer: 
Emily Filler

Filler on Havrelock, 'The Joshua Generation: Israeli Occupation and the Bible'

Rachel S. Havrelock. The Joshua Generation: Israeli Occupation and the Bible. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2020. xiv + 245 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-19893-4.

Reviewed by Emily Filler (Washington and Lee University) Published on H-Judaic (September, 2021) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Jagiellonian University)

Author: 
Menachem Marc Kellner, David Gillis
Reviewer: 
Eugene Korn

Korn on Kellner and Gillis, 'Maimonides the Universalist: The Ethical Horizons of the Mishneh Torah'

Menachem Marc Kellner, David Gillis. Maimonides the Universalist: The Ethical Horizons of the Mishneh Torah. London: Littman Library Of Jewish Civilization and Liverpool University Press, 2020. 368 pp. $59.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-906764-55-5.

Reviewed by Eugene Korn (Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation) Published on H-Judaic (April, 2021) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Jagiellonian University)

Author: 
Elissa Bemporad
Reviewer: 
Magda Teter

Teter on Bemporad, 'Legacy of Blood: Jews, Pogroms, and Ritual Murder in the Lands of the Soviets'

Elissa Bemporad. Legacy of Blood: Jews, Pogroms, and Ritual Murder in the Lands of the Soviets. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. 252 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-046645-9.

Reviewed by Magda Teter (Fordham University) Published on H-Judaic (February, 2021) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Jagiellonian University)

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)

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