Reviews

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

Author: 
Daniel Jütte
Reviewer: 
David H. Price

Price on Jütte, 'The Age of Secrecy: Jews, Christians, and the Economy of Secrets, 1400-1800'

Daniel Jütte. The Age of Secrecy: Jews, Christians, and the Economy of Secrets, 1400-1800. Translated by Jeremiah Riemer. New Haven: Yale University Press, June 9, 2015. 448 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-19098-4.

Reviewed by David H. Price (Vanderbilt University) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2016) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Abramo Colorni and the Economy of Secrets

Author: 
Carol Zemel
Reviewer: 
Jessica Carr

Carr on Zemel, 'Looking Jewish: Visual Culture and Modern Diaspora'

Carol Zemel. Looking Jewish: Visual Culture and Modern Diaspora. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015. 216 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-00598-4.

Reviewed by Jessica Carr (Lafayette College) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2016) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Envisioning and Engendering Postmodern Diasporism

Author: 
Roger Horowitz
Reviewer: 
Jordan Rosenblum

Rosenblum on Horowitz, 'Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food'

Roger Horowitz. Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food. Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 303 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-15832-9.

Reviewed by Jordan Rosenblum (University of Wisconsin, Madison) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2016) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
W. David Nelson, Rivka Ulmer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Rachel Adelman

Adelman on Nelson and Ulmer, '"It's Better to Hear the Rebuke of the Wise Than the Song of Fools" (Qoh 7:5): Proceedings of the Midrash Section, Society of Biblical Literature'

W. David Nelson, Rivka Ulmer, eds. "It's Better to Hear the Rebuke of the Wise Than the Song of Fools" (Qoh 7:5): Proceedings of the Midrash Section, Society of Biblical Literature. Judaism in Context Series. Piscataway: Gorgias Press, 2015. 200 pp. $169.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4632-0560-7.

Reviewed by Rachel Adelman (Hebrew College) Published on H-Judaic (October, 2016) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Author: 
Tamar Barzel
Reviewer: 
Lillian Wohl

Wohl on Barzel, 'New York Noise: Radical Jewish Music and the Downtown Scene'

Tamar Barzel. New York Noise: Radical Jewish Music and the Downtown Scene. Profiles in Popular Music Series. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015. Illustrations. 328 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-01550-1; $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-01557-0.

Reviewed by Lillian Wohl (Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion) Published on H-Judaic (August, 2016) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

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