Reviews

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?

Author: 
Matthew Baigell
Reviewer: 
Ori Z. Soltes

Soltes on Baigell, 'Social Concern and Left Politics in Jewish American Art, 1880-1940'

Matthew Baigell. Social Concern and Left Politics in Jewish American Art, 1880-1940. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2015. 280 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-3396-9.

Reviewed by Ori Z. Soltes (Georgetown University) Published on H-Judaic (February, 2016) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Jewish American Artists as Social Critics

Author: 
Matthias B. Lehmann
Reviewer: 
Jessica Marglin

Marglin on Lehmann, 'Emissaries from the Holy Land: The Sephardic Diaspora and the Practice of Pan-Judaism in the Eighteenth Century'

Matthias B. Lehmann. Emissaries from the Holy Land: The Sephardic Diaspora and the Practice of Pan-Judaism in the Eighteenth Century. Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture Series. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014. 352 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-8965-3.

Reviewed by Jessica Marglin (University of Southern California) Published on H-Judaic (February, 2016) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Author: 
William B. Jensen, Henry Fenichel, Milton Orchin
Reviewer: 
Pnina G. Abir-Am

Abir-Am on Jensen and Fenichel and Orchin, 'Scientist in the Service of Israel: The Life and Times of Ernst David Bergmann (1903-1975)'

William B. Jensen, Henry Fenichel, Milton Orchin. Scientist in the Service of Israel: The Life and Times of Ernst David Bergmann (1903-1975). Jerusalem: Hebrew University, Magnes Press, 2011. 416 pp. $49.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-965-493-580-7.

Reviewed by Pnina G. Abir-Am (Brandeis University) Published on H-Judaic (February, 2016) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

The Enigma of Ernst Bergmann: Science and Power in Israel's Early Days

Author: 
Jonathan Marc Gribetz
Reviewer: 
Noah Haiduc-Dale

Haiduc-Dale on Gribetz, 'Defining Neighbors: Religion, Race, and the Early Zionist-Arab Encounter'

Jonathan Marc Gribetz. Defining Neighbors: Religion, Race, and the Early Zionist-Arab Encounter. Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the Ancient to the Modern World Series. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014. 312 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-15950-8.

Reviewed by Noah Haiduc-Dale (Centenary College) Published on H-Judaic (February, 2016) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Intellectual Encounters in Late Ottoman Palestine

Author: 
Kenyon Zimmer
Reviewer: 
Daniel Soyer

Soyer on Zimmer, 'Immigrants against the State: Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America'

Kenyon Zimmer. Immigrants against the State: Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America. Working Class in American History Series. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2015. x + 300 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08092-0; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03938-6.

Reviewed by Daniel Soyer (Fordham University) Published on H-Judaic (January, 2016) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Author: 
Hizky Shoham
Reviewer: 
Rachel S. Harris

Harris on Shoham, 'Carnival in Tel Aviv: Purim and the Celebration of Urban Zionism'

Hizky Shoham. Carnival in Tel Aviv: Purim and the Celebration of Urban Zionism. Brighton: Academic Studies Press, 2014. 275 pp. $59.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61811-351-1.

Reviewed by Rachel S. Harris (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Published on H-Judaic (January, 2016) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Adloyada: Drunk on the History of Yishuv Purim Celebrations

Author: 
Anita Shapira
Reviewer: 
Dina Berdichevsky

Berdichevsky on Shapira, 'Yosef Haim Brenner: A Life'

Anita Shapira. Yosef Haim Brenner: A Life. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015. 489 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-8527-3.

Reviewed by Dina Berdichevsky (Hebrew University) Published on H-Judaic (January, 2016) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Who Are You Yosef Haim Brenner: A Modern Author or Secular Saint?

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