Reviews

Author: 
Abraham Sutzkever, Heather Valencia
Reviewer: 
Jan Schwarz

Schwarz on Sutzkever and Fein, 'The Full Pomegranate: Poems of Avrom Sutzkever' and Sutzkever and Valencia, 'Still My Word Sings: Poems'

Abraham Sutzkever, Richard J. Fein. The Full Pomegranate: Poems of Avrom Sutzkever. Albany: Excelsior Editions, 2018. 320 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4384-7250-8.Abraham Sutzkever, Heather Valencia. Still My Word Sings: Poems. Dusseldorf: Dusseldorf University Press, 2017. 296 pp. $33.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-9575805-8-0.

Author: 
Malachi Haim Hacohen
Reviewer: 
Eliyahu Stern

Stern on Hacohen, 'Jacob & Esau: Jewish European History between Nation and Empire'

Malachi Haim Hacohen. Jacob & Esau: Jewish European History between Nation and Empire. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 752 pp. $34.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-64984-8; $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-316-51037-7.

Reviewed by Eliyahu Stern (Yale University) Published on H-Judaic (December, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Ian Rich
Reviewer: 
Jonathan C. Friedman

Friedman on Rich, 'Holocaust Perpetrators of the German Police Battalions: The Mass Murder of Jewish Civilians, 1940-1942'

Ian Rich. Holocaust Perpetrators of the German Police Battalions: The Mass Murder of Jewish Civilians, 1940-1942. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. 256 pp. $102.60 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-350-03803-5; $114.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-350-03802-8.

Reviewed by Jonathan C. Friedman (West Chester University) Published on H-Judaic (December, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Shaul Magid
Reviewer: 
Jeremy Phillip Brown

Brown on Magid, 'Piety and Rebellion: Essays in Hasidism'

Shaul Magid. Piety and Rebellion: Essays in Hasidism. Bloomington: Academic Studies Press, 2019. 580 pp. $109.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61811-751-9; $34.00 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-64469-115-1.

Reviewed by Jeremy Phillip Brown (McGill University) Published on H-Judaic (December, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Waitman Wade Beorn
Reviewer: 
Max Lazar

Lazar on Beorn, 'The Holocaust in Eastern Europe: At the Epicenter of the Final Solution'

Waitman Wade Beorn. The Holocaust in Eastern Europe: At the Epicenter of the Final Solution. Perspectives on the Holocaust Series. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. Illustrations. 360 pp. $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4742-3218-0; $102.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4742-3219-7.

Reviewed by Max Lazar (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Andreas Lehnardt, ed.
Reviewer: 
Alan T. Levenson

Levenson on Lehnardt, 'Judaistik im Wandel: Ein halbes Jahrhundert Forschung und Lehre über das Judentum in Deutschland'

Andreas Lehnardt, ed. Judaistik im Wandel: Ein halbes Jahrhundert Forschung und Lehre über das Judentum in Deutschland. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017. vi + 239 pp. $80.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-11-052103-0.

Reviewed by Alan T. Levenson (University of Oklahoma) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2019) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Roberta G. Sands
Reviewer: 
C. Lynn Carr

Carr on Sands, 'The Spiritual Transformation of Jews Who Become Orthodox'

Roberta G. Sands. The Spiritual Transformation of Jews Who Become Orthodox. Albany: SUNY Press, 2019. Tables. xiii + 297 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-7429-8.

Reviewed by C. Lynn Carr (Seton Hall University) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
James A. Diamond
Reviewer: 
Sam Brody

Brody on Diamond, 'Jewish Theology Unbound'

James A. Diamond. Jewish Theology Unbound. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 304 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-880569-4.

Reviewed by Sam Brody (University of Kansas) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=54270

Author: 
Yoav Peled, Horit Herman Peled
Reviewer: 
Hayim Katsman

Katsman on Peled and Peled, 'The Religionization of Israeli Society'

Yoav Peled, Horit Herman Peled. The Religionization of Israeli Society. Oxon: Routledge, 2018. 250 pp. $150.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-95479-3.

Reviewed by Hayim Katsman (University of Washington) Published on H-Judaic (October, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=54272

Author: 
Michael E. Stone
Reviewer: 
Lindsey A. Askin

Askin on Stone, 'Secret Groups in Ancient Judaism'

Michael E. Stone. Secret Groups in Ancient Judaism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 192 pp. $78.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-084238-3.

Reviewed by Lindsey A. Askin (University of Bristol) Published on H-Judaic (October, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=53735

Author: 
Meir Persoff
Reviewer: 
Miri Freud-Kandel

Freud-Kandel on Meir Persoff, 'Closed Doors, Open Minds: British Jewry’s Secret Disputations'

Meir Persoff. Closed Doors, Open Minds: British Jewry’s Secret Disputations. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2018. Illustrations. 258 pp. $34.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61811-756-4; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61811-755-7.

Reviewed by Miri Freud-Kandel (Oriental Institute, Oxford) Published on H-Judaic (October, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Naomi Brenner
Reviewer: 
Itay Zutra

Zutra on Brenner, 'Lingering Bilingualism: Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literatures in Contact'

Naomi Brenner. Lingering Bilingualism: Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literatures in Contact. Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art Series. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2016. 320 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8156-3409-6; $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-3423-2.

Reviewed by Itay Zutra (University of Manitoba) Published on H-Judaic (October, 2019) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Eyal Ben-Eliyahu
Reviewer: 
Tracy Ames

Ames on Ben-Eliyahu, 'Identity and Territory: Jewish Perceptions of Space in Antiquity'

Eyal Ben-Eliyahu. Identity and Territory: Jewish Perceptions of Space in Antiquity. Oakland: University of California Press, 2019. 216 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-29360-1.

Reviewed by Tracy Ames (Vancouver School of Theology) Published on H-Judaic (October, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Ronit Lenṭin
Reviewer: 
Eric B. Morgenson

Morgenson on Lenṭin, 'Traces of Racial Exception: Racializing Israeli Settler Colonialism'

Ronit Lenṭin. Traces of Racial Exception: Racializing Israeli Settler Colonialism. London: Bloomsbury, 2018. viii + 269 pp. $114.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-350-03206-4.

Reviewed by Eric B. Morgenson (University at Albany - SUNY) Published on H-Judaic (September, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
S. Mira Balberg
Reviewer: 
Seth Sanders

Sanders on Balberg, 'Blood for Thought: The Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature'

S. Mira Balberg. Blood for Thought: The Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017. xi + 287 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-29592-6.

Reviewed by Seth Sanders (University of California, Davis) Published on H-Judaic (September, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

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