Reviews

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)

Author: 
Matthew A. Kraus
Reviewer: 
Justin Rogers

Rogers on Kraus, 'Jewish, Christian, and Classical Exegetical Traditions in Jerome's Translation of the Book of Exodus: Translation Technique and the Vulgate'

Matthew A. Kraus. Jewish, Christian, and Classical Exegetical Traditions in Jerome's Translation of the Book of Exodus: Translation Technique and the Vulgate. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2017. xiii + 266 pp. $131.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-34297-2.

Reviewed by Justin Rogers (Freed-Hardeman University) Published on H-Judaic (August, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Rachel S. Harris
Reviewer: 
David Hadar

Hadar on Harris, 'Warriors, Witches, Whores: Women in Israeli Cinema'

Rachel S. Harris. Warriors, Witches, Whores: Women in Israeli Cinema. Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Studies Series. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2017. 336 pp. $35.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8143-3967-1.

Reviewed by David Hadar (Free University of Berlin) Published on H-Judaic (August, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Alvin H. Rosenfeld
Reviewer: 
Kristoff Kerl

Kerl on Rosenfeld, 'Deciphering the New Antisemitism'

Alvin H. Rosenfeld. Deciphering the New Antisemitism. Studies in Antisemitism Series. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015. 560 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-01865-6.

Reviewed by Kristoff Kerl (Cologne University) Published on H-Judaic (July, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

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Author: 
Moshe Halbertal, Stephen Holmes
Reviewer: 
Sam Brody

Brody on Halbertal and Holmes, 'The Beginning of Politics: Power in the Biblical Book of Samuel'

Moshe Halbertal, Stephen Holmes. The Beginning of Politics: Power in the Biblical Book of Samuel. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017. 232 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-17462-4.

Reviewed by Sam Brody (University of Kansas) Published on H-Judaic (July, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

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