Reviews

Author: 
Jacob Ari Labendz, Shmuly Yanklowitz, eds.
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Brumberg Kraus

Brumberg Kraus on Labendz and Yanklowitz, 'Jewish Veganism and Vegetarianism: Studies and New Directions'

Jacob Ari Labendz, Shmuly Yanklowitz, eds. Jewish Veganism and Vegetarianism: Studies and New Directions. Albany: SUNY Press, 2019. xxiii + 348 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-7361-1.

Reviewed by Jonathan Brumberg Kraus (Wheaton College, MA) Published on H-Judaic (April, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Samuel J. Levine
Reviewer: 
Marc Herman

Herman on Levine, 'Jewish Law and American Law: A Comparative Study, Volume 2' and Levine, 'Jewish Law and American Law: A Comparative Study, Volume 1'

Samuel J. Levine. Jewish Law and American Law: A Comparative Study, Volume 2. New York: Touro College Press, 2018. 238 pp. $109.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61811-657-4.Samuel J. Levine. Jewish Law and American Law: A Comparative Study, Volume 1. New York: Touro College Press, 2018. 384 pp. $109.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61811-655-0.

Author: 
Marcin Wodziński
Reviewer: 
Ariel Evan Mayse

Mayse on Wodziński, 'Hasidism: Key Questions'

Marcin Wodziński. Hasidism: Key Questions. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. Illustrations, tables. 368 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-063126-0.

Reviewed by Ariel Evan Mayse (Stanford University) Published on H-Judaic (March, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Aaron W. Hughes, James T. Robinson, eds.
Reviewer: 
Eric Lawee

Lawee on Hughes and Robinson, 'Medieval Jewish Philosophy and Its Literary Forms'

Aaron W. Hughes, James T. Robinson, eds. Medieval Jewish Philosophy and Its Literary Forms. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2019. viii + 363 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-04252-1.

Reviewed by Eric Lawee (Bar-Ilan University) Published on H-Judaic (March, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
William M. Schniedewind
Reviewer: 
Karel van der Toorn

van der Toorn on Schniedewind, 'The Finger of the Scribe: The Beginnings of Scribal Education and How It Shaped the Hebrew Bible'

William M. Schniedewind. The Finger of the Scribe: The Beginnings of Scribal Education and How It Shaped the Hebrew Bible. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019. 248 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-005246-1.

Reviewed by Karel van der Toorn (University of Amsterdam) Published on H-Judaic (March, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Daniel G. Hummel
Reviewer: 
Walker Robins

Robins on Hummel, 'Covenant Brothers: Evangelicals, Jews, and U.S.-Israeli Relations'

Daniel G. Hummel. Covenant Brothers: Evangelicals, Jews, and U.S.-Israeli Relations. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019. 352 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-5140-1.

Reviewed by Walker Robins (Merrimack College) Published on H-Judaic (March, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Richard I. Sugarman
Reviewer: 
Matthew LaGrone

LaGrone on Sugarman, 'Levinas and the Torah: A Phenomenological Approach'

Richard I. Sugarman. Levinas and the Torah: A Phenomenological Approach. SUNY Series in Contemporary Jewish Thought. Albany: SUNY Press, 2019. 384 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-7573-8.

Reviewed by Matthew LaGrone (University of Guelph) Published on H-Judaic (February, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Paul A. Hanebrink
Reviewer: 
Aidan Beatty

Beatty on Hanebrink, 'A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth of Judeo-Bolshevism'

Paul A. Hanebrink. A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth of Judeo-Bolshevism. Cambridge: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press, 2018. 353 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-04768-6.

Reviewed by Aidan Beatty (University of Pittsburgh) Published on H-Judaic (February, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Philip Wexler
Reviewer: 
Wojciech Tworek

Tworek on Wexler, 'Social Vision: The Lubavitcher Rebbe's Transformative Paradigm for the World'

Philip Wexler. Social Vision: The Lubavitcher Rebbe's Transformative Paradigm for the World. New York: Herder & Herder, 2019. 300 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8245-5038-7.

Reviewed by Wojciech Tworek (University of Wroclaw) Published on H-Judaic (February, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Rafael Medoff
Reviewer: 
Bat-Ami Zucker

Zucker on Medoff, 'The Jews Should Keep Quiet: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, and the Holocaust'

Rafael Medoff. The Jews Should Keep Quiet: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, and the Holocaust. Lincoln: Jewish Publication Society, 2019. 408 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8276-1470-3.

Reviewed by Bat-Ami Zucker (Bar-Ilan University) Published on H-Judaic (February, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Naomi B. Sokoloff, Nancy E. Berg, eds.
Reviewer: 
Danielle Drori

Drori on Sokoloff and Berg, 'What We Talk about When We Talk about Hebrew (and What It Means to Americans)'

Naomi B. Sokoloff, Nancy E. Berg, eds. What We Talk about When We Talk about Hebrew (and What It Means to Americans). Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2018. x + 238 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-74376-9.

Reviewed by Danielle Drori (Oxford University) Published on H-Judaic (January, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Naomi Seidman
Reviewer: 
Brian Horowitz

Horowitz on Seidman, 'Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement: A Revolution in the Name of Tradition'

Naomi Seidman. Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement: A Revolution in the Name of Tradition. Liverpool: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization in association with Liverpool University Press, 2019. x + 434 pp. $44.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-906764-69-2.

Reviewed by Brian Horowitz (Tulane University) Published on H-Judaic (January, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Angelika Bammer
Reviewer: 
Tania Oldenhage

Oldenhage on Bammer, 'Born After: Reckoning with the German Past'

Angelika Bammer. Born After: Reckoning with the German Past. Psychoanalytic Horizons Series. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. 304 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5013-3642-3.

Reviewed by Tania Oldenhage (University of Basel) Published on H-Judaic (January, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Motti Inbari
Reviewer: 
Eva Gurevich

Gurevich on Inbari, 'The Making of Modern Jewish Identity: Ideological Change and Religious Conversion'

Motti Inbari. The Making of Modern Jewish Identity: Ideological Change and Religious Conversion. London: Routledge, 2019. 182 pp. $140.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-367-13595-9.

Reviewed by Eva Gurevich (Brandeis University) Published on H-Judaic (January, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Naftali Rothenberg
Reviewer: 
Eugene Korn

Korn on Rothenberg, 'Torat ha-ahavah shel Rabi ʻAḳiva: Rabbi Akiva's philosophy of love'

Naftali Rothenberg. Torat ha-ahavah shel Rabi ʻAḳiva: Rabbi Akiva's philosophy of love. Jerusalem: Carmel Publishing House, 2018. 250 pp. NIS 94.00, ISBN 978-965-540-835-5.

Reviewed by Eugene Korn (Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation) Published on H-Judaic (December, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

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