Reviews

Author: 
Richard H. Jones
Reviewer: 
Michael Miller

Miller on Jones, 'Philosophy of Mysticism: Raids on the Ineffable'


Richard H. Jones. Philosophy of Mysticism: Raids on the Ineffable. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2016. 438 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-6119-9; $31.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4384-6118-2.

Reviewed by Michael Miller (Liverpool Hope University)
Published on H-Judaic (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Helen Kiyong Kim, Noah Samuel Leavitt
Reviewer: 
Tahneer Oksman

Oksman on Kim and Leavitt, 'JewAsian: Race, Religion, and Identity for America's Newest Jews'


Helen Kiyong Kim, Noah Samuel Leavitt. JewAsian: Race, Religion, and Identity for America's Newest Jews. Studies of Jews in Society Series. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016. 198 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-8565-1.

Reviewed by Tahneer Oksman (Marymount Manhattan College)
Published on H-Judaic (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Dov Weiss
Reviewer: 
Joseph Tabory

Tabory on Weiss, 'Pious Irreverence: Confronting God in Rabbinic Judaism'


Dov Weiss. Pious Irreverence: Confronting God in Rabbinic Judaism. Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. xii + 291 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4835-7.

Reviewed by Joseph Tabory (Bar-Ilan University)
Published on H-Judaic (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Motti Inbari
Reviewer: 
Hadas Fischer

Fischer on Inbari, 'Jewish Radical Ultra-Orthodoxy Confronts Modernity, Zionism and Women’s Equality'


Motti Inbari. Jewish Radical Ultra-Orthodoxy Confronts Modernity, Zionism and Women’s Equality. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 279 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-08810-8.

Reviewed by Hadas Fischer (Tel Aviv University)
Published on H-Judaic (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Steven E. Aschheim, Vivian Liska, eds.
Reviewer: 
Tally Gur

Gur on Aschheim and Liska, 'The German-Jewish Experience: Contested Interpretations and Conflicting Perceptions'


Steven E. Aschheim, Vivian Liska, eds. The German-Jewish Experience: Contested Interpretations and Conflicting Perceptions. Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, 2015. 300 pp. ISBN 978-3-11-037293-9.

Reviewed by Tally Gur (Haifa University)
Published on H-Judaic (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

The German Jewish Experience Revisited

Author: 
Adam Rayski
Reviewer: 
Laurien F. Vastenhout

Vastenhout on Rayski, 'The Choice of the Jews under Vichy: Between Submission and Resistance'


Adam Rayski. The Choice of the Jews under Vichy: Between Submission and Resistance. Notre Dame: University Of Notre Dame Press, 2015. 408 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-268-04061-1.

Reviewed by Laurien F. Vastenhout (University of Sheffield)
Published on H-Judaic (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Ken Frieden
Reviewer: 
Danielle Drori

Drori on Frieden, 'Travels in Translation: Sea Tales at the Source of Jewish Fiction'


Ken Frieden. Travels in Translation: Sea Tales at the Source of Jewish Fiction. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2016. 389 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-3457-7; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8156-3441-6.

Reviewed by Danielle Drori (New York University)
Published on H-Judaic (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Richard A. Cohen
Reviewer: 
Michael Miller

Miller on Cohen, 'Out of Control: Confrontations between Spinoza and Levinas'


Richard A. Cohen. Out of Control: Confrontations between Spinoza and Levinas. SUNY Series in Contemporary Jewish Thought. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2016. 370 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-6109-0; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4384-6110-6.

Reviewed by Michael Miller (Liverpool Hope University)
Published on H-Judaic (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Yonatan Sagiv
Reviewer: 
Vered Weiss

Weiss on Sagiv, 'Indebted: Capitalism and Religion in the Writings of S. Y. Agnon'


Yonatan Sagiv. Indebted: Capitalism and Religion in the Writings of S. Y. Agnon. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 2016. xx + 220 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4457-7.

Reviewed by Vered Weiss (Sapir College)
Published on H-Judaic (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Julia Phillips Cohen
Reviewer: 
Rebecca Wartell Lobel

Wartell Lobel on Cohen, 'Becoming Ottomans: Sephardi Jews and Imperial Citizenship in the Modern Era'


Julia Phillips Cohen. Becoming Ottomans: Sephardi Jews and Imperial Citizenship in the Modern Era. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 256 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-934040-8.

Reviewed by Rebecca Wartell Lobel (Monash University)
Published on H-Judaic (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Alain Brossat, Sylvie Klingberg
Reviewer: 
Aidan Beatty

Beatty on Brossat and Klingberg, 'Revolutionary Yiddishland: A History of Jewish Radicalism'


Alain Brossat, Sylvie Klingberg. Revolutionary Yiddishland: A History of Jewish Radicalism. Translated by David Fernbach. London: Verso, 2016. 320 pp. $26.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78478-606-9; $18.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-78478-607-6.

Reviewed by Aidan Beatty (Trinity College Dublin)
Published on H-Judaic (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Ellen Davina Haskell
Reviewer: 
Federico Dal Bo

Dal Bo on Haskell, 'Mystical Resistance: Uncovering the Zohar's Conversations with Christianity'


Ellen Davina Haskell. Mystical Resistance: Uncovering the Zohar's Conversations with Christianity. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 256 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-060043-3.

Reviewed by Federico Dal Bo (Marie Curie fellow at the Autonomous University of Barcelona)
Published on H-Judaic (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Gregg Gardner
Reviewer: 
Joshua Schwartz

Schwartz on Gardner, 'The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism'


Gregg Gardner. The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 251 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-09543-4.

Reviewed by Joshua Schwartz (Bar-Ilan University)
Published on H-Judaic (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Charity with Dignity

Author: 
Marc B. Shapiro
Reviewer: 
Zev Eleff

Eleff on Shapiro, 'Changing the Immutable: How Orthodox Judaism Rewrites Its History'


Marc B. Shapiro. Changing the Immutable: How Orthodox Judaism Rewrites Its History. Oxford: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2015. 364 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-904113-60-7.

Reviewed by Zev Eleff (Hebrew Theological College)
Published on H-Judaic (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz
Reviewer: 
Shaul Stampfer

Stampfer on Horowitz, 'Chachmei Yisroel B'America: The Nineteen Biographical - Historical Works of Rabbi B. Z. Eisenstadt'


Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz. Chachmei Yisroel B'America: The Nineteen Biographical - Historical Works of Rabbi B. Z. Eisenstadt. Lakewood: American Jewish Legacy Publication Society, 2013. 3 volumes, 1072 pp. $300.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-9846180-0-2.

Reviewed by Shaul Stampfer (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Published on H-Judaic (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

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