Reviews

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)

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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)

Author: 
Hana Wirth-Nesher, ed
Reviewer: 
Emily Robins Sharpe

Robins Sharpe on Wirth-Nesher, 'The Cambridge History of Jewish American Literature'

Hana Wirth-Nesher, ed. The Cambridge History of Jewish American Literature. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Illustrations. xviii + 732 pp. $189.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-04820-1.

Reviewed by Emily Robins Sharpe (Keene State College) Published on H-Judaic (October, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Jeremy Dauber
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Caplan

Caplan on Dauber, 'Jewish Comedy: A Serious History'

Jeremy Dauber. Jewish Comedy: A Serious History. New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 2017. 384 pp. $28.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-393-24787-9.

Reviewed by Jennifer Caplan (Towson University) Published on H-Judaic (September, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Daniel Kupfert Heller
Reviewer: 
Sean Martin

Martin on Heller, 'Jabotinsky's Children: Polish Jews and the Rise of Right-Wing Zionism'

Daniel Kupfert Heller. Jabotinsky's Children: Polish Jews and the Rise of Right-Wing Zionism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017. 352 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-17475-4.

Reviewed by Sean Martin (Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland) Published on H-Judaic (September, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Katell Berthelot
Reviewer: 
Matthew A. Kraus

Kraus on Berthelot, 'In Search of the Promised Land?: The Hasmonean Dynasty between Biblical Models and Hellenistic Diplomacy'

Katell Berthelot. In Search of the Promised Land?: The Hasmonean Dynasty between Biblical Models and Hellenistic Diplomacy. Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2017. 494 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-525-55252-0.

Reviewed by Matthew A. Kraus (University of Cincinnati) Published on H-Judaic (September, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Heather Sharkey
Reviewer: 
Jessica Marglin

Marglin on Sharkey, 'A History of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East'

Heather Sharkey. A History of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 394 pp. $31.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-18687-2.

Reviewed by Jessica Marglin (University of Southern California) Published on H-Judaic (August, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Vassili Schedrin
Reviewer: 
Michael C. Hickey

Hickey on Schedrin, 'Jewish Souls, Bureaucratic Minds: Jewish Bureaucracy and Policymaking in Late Imperial Russia, 1850-1917'

Vassili Schedrin. Jewish Souls, Bureaucratic Minds: Jewish Bureaucracy and Policymaking in Late Imperial Russia, 1850-1917. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2016. 288 pp. $49.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8143-4042-4.

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

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