Reviews

Author: 
Dana Hercbergs
Reviewer: 
Amber Taylor

Taylor on Hercbergs, 'Overlooking the Border: Narratives of Divided Jerusalem'

Dana Hercbergs. Overlooking the Border: Narratives of Divided Jerusalem. Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2018. Illustrations, maps. xlii + 292 pp. $31.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8143-4492-7; $79.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8143-4108-7.

Author: 
Ofri Ilany
Reviewer: 
Elias Sacks

Sacks on Ilany, 'In Search of the Hebrew People: Bible and Nation in the German Enlightenment'

Ofri Ilany. In Search of the Hebrew People: Bible and Nation in the German Enlightenment. German Jewish Cultures Series. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2018. 224 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-03351-2.

Reviewed by Elias Sacks (University of Colorado Boulder) Published on H-Judaic (September, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Shira Klein
Reviewer: 
Robert Gordon

Gordon on Klein, 'Italy's Jews from Emancipation to Fascism'

Shira Klein. Italy's Jews from Emancipation to Fascism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 378 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-42410-3.

Reviewed by Robert Gordon (University of Cambridge) Published on H-Judaic (August, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=53743

Author: 
Joyce Antler
Reviewer: 
Sarah Imhoff

Imhoff on Antler, 'Jewish Radical Feminism: Voices from the Women’s Liberation Movement'

Joyce Antler. Jewish Radical Feminism: Voices from the Women’s Liberation Movement. Goldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History. New York: New York University Press, 2018. viii + 453 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-0763-0.

Reviewed by Sarah Imhoff (Indiana University) Published on H-Judaic (August, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Leslie Morris
Reviewer: 
Agnes C. Mueller

Mueller on Morris, 'The Translated Jew: German Jewish Culture outside the Margins'

Leslie Morris. The Translated Jew: German Jewish Culture outside the Margins. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2018. 248 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8101-3763-9.

Reviewed by Agnes C. Mueller (University of South Carolina) Published on H-Judaic (August, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Daniel B. Schwartz, ed.
Reviewer: 
Heidi M. Ravven

Ravven on Schwartz, 'Spinoza’s Challenge to Jewish Thought: Writings on His Life, Philosophy, and Legacy'

Daniel B. Schwartz, ed. Spinoza’s Challenge to Jewish Thought: Writings on His Life, Philosophy, and Legacy. Brandeis Library of Modern Jewish Thought Series. Waltham: Brandeis University Press, 2020. 296 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-58465-712-5; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58465-711-8.

Author: 
Dmitry Shumsky
Reviewer: 
Brian Horowitz

Horowitz on Shumsky, 'Beyond the Nation-State: The Zionist Political Imagination from Pinsker to Ben-Gurion'

Dmitry Shumsky. Beyond the Nation-State: The Zionist Political Imagination from Pinsker to Ben-Gurion. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 320 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-23013-0.

Reviewed by Brian Horowitz (Tulane University) Published on H-Judaic (July, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Catherine Hezser
Reviewer: 
Reuven Kiperwasser

Kiperwasser on Hezser, 'Rabbinic Body Language: Non-Verbal Communication in Palestinian Rabbinic Literature of Late Antiquity'

Catherine Hezser. Rabbinic Body Language: Non-Verbal Communication in Palestinian Rabbinic Literature of Late Antiquity. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2017. 300 pp. $152.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-33905-7.

Reviewed by Reuven Kiperwasser Published on H-Judaic (July, 2019) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Aidan Beatty, Dan O'Brien, eds.
Reviewer: 
Katrina Goldstone

Goldstone on Beatty and O'Brien, 'Irish Questions and Jewish Questions: Crossovers in Culture'

Aidan Beatty, Dan O'Brien, eds. Irish Questions and Jewish Questions: Crossovers in Culture. Irish Studies Series. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2018. 320 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8156-3579-6; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-3561-1.

Reviewed by Katrina Goldstone (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Judaic (July, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Avi Sagi, Dov Schwartz
Reviewer: 
Motti Inbari

Inbari on Sagi and Schwartz, 'Religious Zionism and the Six-Day War: From Realism to Messianism'

Avi Sagi, Dov Schwartz. Religious Zionism and the Six-Day War: From Realism to Messianism. Milton: Routledge, 2018. 134 pp. $140.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-35385-5.

Reviewed by Motti Inbari (UNC Pembroke) Published on H-Judaic (July, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=54129

Author: 
Adam M. Howard
Reviewer: 
Hadas Fischer

Fischer on Howard, 'Sewing the Fabric of Statehood: Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel'

Adam M. Howard. Sewing the Fabric of Statehood: Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel. Working Class in American History Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2017. 176 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-04146-4; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08301-3.

Reviewed by Hadas Fischer (Tel Aviv University) Published on H-Judaic (June, 2019) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Tamar Rudavsky
Reviewer: 
Alexander Green

Green on Rudavsky, 'Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages: Science, Rationalism, and Religion'

Tamar Rudavsky. Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages: Science, Rationalism, and Religion. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. 320 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-958090-3.

Reviewed by Alexander Green (State University of New York, University at Buffalo) Published on H-Judaic (June, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Steven J. Zipperstein
Reviewer: 
Amber N. Nickell

Nickell on Zipperstein, 'Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History'

Steven J. Zipperstein. Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History. New York: Liveright, 2018. 288 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-63149-269-3.

Reviewed by Amber N. Nickell (Purdue University) Published on H-Judaic (June, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Simon Levis Sullam
Reviewer: 
Shira Klein

Klein on Levis Sullam, 'The Italian Executioners: The Genocide of the Jews of Italy'

Simon Levis Sullam. The Italian Executioners: The Genocide of the Jews of Italy. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. 208 pp. $26.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-17905-6.

Reviewed by Shira Klein (Chapman University) Published on H-Judaic (June, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Oded Nir
Reviewer: 
Adia Mendelson-Maoz

Mendelson-Maoz on Nir, 'Signatures of Struggle: The Figuration of Collectivity in Israeli Fiction'

Oded Nir. Signatures of Struggle: The Figuration of Collectivity in Israeli Fiction. SUNY Series in Contemporary Jewish Literature and Culture. Albany: SUNY Press, 2018. 296 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-7243-0.

Reviewed by Adia Mendelson-Maoz (The Open University of Israel) Published on H-Judaic (May, 2019) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

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