Reviews

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

Author: 
Lucille Cairns
Reviewer: 
Robert Isaacson

Isaacson on Cairns, 'Francophone Jewish Writers Imagining Israel'

Lucille Cairns. Francophone Jewish Writers Imagining Israel. Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures Series. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2016. 224 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78138-262-2.

Reviewed by Robert Isaacson (George Washington University) Published on H-Judaic (January, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Israel in the Francophone Literary Imaginary

Author: 
Lawrence J. Epstein
Reviewer: 
Brian Horowitz

Horowitz on Epstein, 'The Dream of Zion: The Story of the First Zionist Congress'

Lawrence J. Epstein. The Dream of Zion: The Story of the First Zionist Congress. London: Rowman and Littlefield, 2016. 172 pp. $36.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4422-5466-4.

Reviewed by Brian Horowitz (Tulane University) Published on H-Judaic (January, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

A Perspective from Our Day on Theodor Herzl’s Dream Conference

Author: 
Orit Rozin
Reviewer: 
Ranen Omer-Sherman

Omer-Sherman on Rozin, 'A Home for All Jews: Citizenship, Rights, and National Identity in the New Israeli State'

Orit Rozin. A Home for All Jews: Citizenship, Rights, and National Identity in the New Israeli State. Trans. Haim Watzman.: Lebanon, 2016. 248 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61168-949-5; $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61168-950-1.

Reviewed by Ranen Omer-Sherman (University of Louisville) Published on H-Judaic (January, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Michael Marmur
Reviewer: 
Ariel Evan Mayse

Mayse on Marmur, 'Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Souces of Wonder'

Michael Marmur. Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Souces of Wonder. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016. 296 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4426-5122-7.

Reviewed by Ariel Evan Mayse (Hebrew College) Published on H-Judaic (December, 2016) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Traces of Amazement

Author: 
Emily Alice Katz
Reviewer: 
Zev Eleff

Eleff on Katz, 'Bringing Zion Home: Israel in American Jewish Culture, 1948-1967'

Emily Alice Katz. Bringing Zion Home: Israel in American Jewish Culture, 1948-1967. New York: SUNY, 2015. 230 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-5465-8.

Reviewed by Zev Eleff (Hebrew Theological College) Published on H-Judaic (December, 2016) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

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