Reviews

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?

Author: 
John G. Gager
Reviewer: 
Michael Kok

Kok on Gager, 'Who Made Early Christianity?: The Jewish Lives of the Apostle Paul'

John G. Gager. Who Made Early Christianity?: The Jewish Lives of the Apostle Paul. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. 208 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-53937-1.

Reviewed by Michael Kok (The King's University) Published on H-Judaic (December, 2015) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

The Jewish Reception of the Apostle Paul

Author: 
Randi Rashkover, Martin Kavka, eds.
Reviewer: 
Alexander Kaye

Kaye on Rashkover and Kavka, 'Judaism, Liberalism, and Political Theology'

Randi Rashkover, Martin Kavka, eds. Judaism, Liberalism, and Political Theology. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014. vii + 356 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-01027-8; $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-01032-2.

Reviewed by Alexander Kaye (The Ohio State University) Published on H-Judaic (December, 2015) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Political Theology Out of the Sources of Judaism

Author: 
Benjamin Pollock
Reviewer: 
Michah Gottlieb

Gottlieb on Pollock, 'Franz Rosenzweig's Conversions: World Denial and World Redemption'

Benjamin Pollock. Franz Rosenzweig's Conversions: World Denial and World Redemption. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014. 282 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-01312-5.

Reviewed by Michah Gottlieb (New York University) Published on H-Judaic (December, 2015) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Coherence or Contradiction?

Author: 
Andrei A. Orlov
Reviewer: 
Vadim Putzu

Putzu on Orlov, 'Divine Scapegoats: Demonic Mimesis in Early Jewish Mysticism'

Andrei A. Orlov. Divine Scapegoats: Demonic Mimesis in Early Jewish Mysticism. New York: SUNY Press, 2015. 352 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-5583-9.

Reviewed by Vadim Putzu (Missouri State University) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2015) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

The Missing (Slavonic) Link in the Chain of Kabbalah?

Author: 
Shai P. Ginsburg
Reviewer: 
Jessica Carr

Carr on Ginsburg, 'Rhetoric and Nation: The Formation of Hebrew National Culture, 1880-1990'

Shai P. Ginsburg. Rhetoric and Nation: The Formation of Hebrew National Culture, 1880-1990. Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art Series. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2014. 484 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-3333-4.

Reviewed by Jessica Carr (Lafayette College) Published on H-Judaic (October, 2015) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Fragmentation from the Margins to the Core of Modern Hebrew National Literature

Author: 
Jessica Goldberg
Reviewer: 
Joshua Holo

Holo on Goldberg, 'Trade and Institutions in the Medieval Mediterranean: The Geniza Merchants and Their Business World'

Jessica Goldberg. Trade and Institutions in the Medieval Mediterranean: The Geniza Merchants and Their Business World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. xxi + 426 pp. $119.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-00547-1.

Reviewed by Joshua Holo (Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles) Published on H-Judaic (October, 2015) Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Toward a Deeper Understanding of the Merchants of 'Mediterranean Society'

Author: 
Richard Kalmin
Reviewer: 
Dvora E. Weisberg

Weisberg on Kalmin, 'Migrating Tales: The Talmud's Narratives and Their Historical Context'

Richard Kalmin. Migrating Tales: The Talmud's Narratives and Their Historical Context. Oakland: University of California Press, 2014. 312 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-27725-0.

Reviewed by Dvora E. Weisberg (Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles) Published on H-Judaic (October, 2015) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

A Thousand and One Sasanian Nights

Author: 
David Stern, Christoph Markschies, Sarit Shalev-Eyni, eds.
Reviewer: 
Deeana Klepper

Klepper on Stern and Markschies and Shalev-Eyni, 'The Monk's Haggadah: A Fifteenth-Century Illuminated Codex from the Monastery of Tegernsee, with a Prologue by Friar Erhard von Pappenheim'

David Stern, Christoph Markschies, Sarit Shalev-Eyni, eds. The Monk's Haggadah: A Fifteenth-Century Illuminated Codex from the Monastery of Tegernsee, with a Prologue by Friar Erhard von Pappenheim. University Park: Penn State University Press, 2015. 296 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-271-06399-7.

Reviewed by Deeana Klepper (Boston University) Published on H-Judaic (September, 2015) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

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