Reviews

Author: 
Adam Teller, Rebecca Kobrin, eds.
Reviewer: 
Joshua Friedman

Friedman on Teller and Kobrin, 'Purchasing Power: The Economics of Modern Jewish History'

Adam Teller, Rebecca Kobrin, eds. Purchasing Power: The Economics of Modern Jewish History. Jewish Culture and Contexts Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. 368 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4730-5.

Reviewed by Joshua Friedman (Duke University) Published on H-Judaic (September, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Uzi Rebhun
Reviewer: 
Emily Sigalow

Sigalow on Rebhun, 'Jews and the American Religious Landscape'

Uzi Rebhun. Jews and the American Religious Landscape. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 248 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-54149-7.

Reviewed by Emily Sigalow (Brandeis University) Published on H-Judaic (September, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Patricia Keer Munro
Reviewer: 
Samira Mehta

Mehta on Munro, 'Coming of Age in Jewish America: Bar and Bat Mitzvah Reinterpreted'

Patricia Keer Munro. Coming of Age in Jewish America: Bar and Bat Mitzvah Reinterpreted. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2016. 230 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-7593-3; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-7594-0.

Reviewed by Samira Mehta (Albright College) Published on H-Judaic (August, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

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

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