Reviews

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

Author: 
John J. Collins
Reviewer: 
David Barr

Barr on Collins, 'Apocalypse, Prophecy, and Pseudepigraphy: On Jewish Apocalyptic Literature'

John J. Collins. Apocalypse, Prophecy, and Pseudepigraphy: On Jewish Apocalyptic Literature. Grand Rapids: Williamm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2015. 399 pp. $34.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8028-7285-2.

Reviewed by David Barr (Wright State University) Published on H-Judaic (June, 2016) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Author: 
Ira Robinson
Reviewer: 
Stephen Norwood

Norwood on Robinson, 'History of Antisemitism in Canada'

Ira Robinson. History of Antisemitism in Canada. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2015. 300 pp. $38.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-77112-166-8.

Reviewed by Stephen Norwood (University of Oklahoma) Published on H-Judaic (May, 2016) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Antisemitism: The Canadian Contribution

Author: 
Raanan Rein
Reviewer: 
Dalia Wassner

Wassner on Rein, 'Fútbol, Jews, and the Making of Argentina'

Raanan Rein. Fútbol, Jews, and the Making of Argentina. Translated by Martha Grenzeback. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014. Illustrations. 240 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-9200-4; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-9341-4.

Reviewed by Dalia Wassner (Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Brandeis University) Published on H-Judaic (May, 2016) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Sport, Ethnicity and Nationalism: Jews and Argentina's Fútbol

Author: 
Jennifer A. Thompson
Reviewer: 
Marjorie Feld

Feld on Thompson, 'Jewish on Their Own Terms: How Intermarried Couples Are Changing American Judaism'

Jennifer A. Thompson. Jewish on Their Own Terms: How Intermarried Couples Are Changing American Judaism. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2014. 224 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-6281-0.

Reviewed by Marjorie Feld (Babson College) Published on H-Judaic (April, 2016) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

How Intermarriage is Changing American Judaism (for the better)

Author: 
Esther Cameron
Reviewer: 
Jana Vytrhlik

Vytrhlik on Cameron, 'Western Art and Jewish Presence in the Work of Paul Celan: Roots and Ramifications of the "Meridian" Speech'

Esther Cameron. Western Art and Jewish Presence in the Work of Paul Celan: Roots and Ramifications of the "Meridian" Speech. Maryland: Lexington Books, 2014. xv + 307 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7391-8412-7.

Reviewed by Jana Vytrhlik (University of Sydney) Published on H-Judaic (April, 2016) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Tracing the Journey of Paul Celan’s Poetry

Author: 
Howard K. Wettstein
Reviewer: 
Sol Goldberg

Goldberg on Wettstein, 'The Significance of Religious Experience'

Howard K. Wettstein. The Significance of Religious Experience. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. xii + 223 pp. $69.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-984136-3.

Reviewed by Sol Goldberg (University of Toronto) Published on H-Judaic (March, 2016) Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Wither the Analytic Philosophy of Judaism?

Author: 
James A. Diamond
Reviewer: 
George Kohler

Kohler on Diamond, 'Maimonides and the Shaping of the Jewish Canon'

James A. Diamond. Maimonides and the Shaping of the Jewish Canon. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. viii + 319 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-06334-1.

Reviewed by George Kohler (Bar Ilan University) Published on H-Judaic (March, 2016) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Maimonides and the Theological Diversity of Judaism

Author: 
Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Aaron W. Hughes, eds.
Reviewer: 
Steven Frankel

Frankel on Tirosh-Samuelson and Hughes, 'David Novak: Natural Law and Revealed Torah'

Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Aaron W. Hughes, eds. David Novak: Natural Law and Revealed Torah. Leiden: Brill, 2013. 150 pp. $141.00 (paper), ISBN 978-90-04-25820-4.

Reviewed by Steven Frankel (Xavier University) Published on H-Judaic (March, 2016) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

David Novak and the Crisis of Modern Jewish Thought

Author: 
Francesca Bregoli
Reviewer: 
Adam Shear

Shear on Bregoli, 'Mediterranean Enlightenment: Livornese Jews, Tuscan Culture, and Eighteenth-Century Reform'

Francesca Bregoli. Mediterranean Enlightenment: Livornese Jews, Tuscan Culture, and Eighteenth-Century Reform. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014. 339 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-8650-8.

Reviewed by Adam Shear (University of Pittsburgh) Published on H-Judaic (March, 2016) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

A Third Model of Jewish Enlightenment?

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