Reviews

Author: 
Kathleen Stewart Howe, ed.
Reviewer: 
Thomas R. W. Longstaff

Longstaff on Howe, 'Revealing the Holy Land: The Photographic Exploration of Palestine'

Kathleen Stewart Howe, ed. Revealing the Holy Land: The Photographic Exploration of Palestine. Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1997. 144 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-89951-095-8; $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-89951-094-1.

Reviewed by Thomas R. W. Longstaff (Crawford Family Professor of Religious Studies, Colby College) Published on H-Judaic (July, 1999)

Author: 
Karen Brodkin
Reviewer: 
Jocelyn Cohen

Cohen on Brodkin, 'How Jews Became White Folks and What That Says About Race in America'

Karen Brodkin. How Jews Became White Folks and What That Says About Race in America. New Brunswick, N.J and London: Rutgers University Press, 1998. xi + 243 pp. $18.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-2590-7; $48.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-2589-1.

Reviewed by Jocelyn Cohen (Department of History, University of Minnesota) Published on H-Judaic (June, 1999)

Author: 
Yom Tov Assis
Reviewer: 
Elaine R. Miller

Miller on Assis, 'The Golden Age of Aragonese Jewry: Community and Society in the Crown of Aragon, 1213-1327'

Yom Tov Assis. The Golden Age of Aragonese Jewry: Community and Society in the Crown of Aragon, 1213-1327. London and Portland, Ore.: Littman, 1997. xvi + 380 pp. $69.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-874774-04-4.

Reviewed by Elaine R. Miller (Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Georgia State University) Published on H-Judaic (June, 1999)

Author: 
Jack Salzman, Cornel West, eds.
Reviewer: 
Edward S. Shapiro

Shapiro on Salzman and West, 'Struggles in the Promised Land: Toward a History of Black-Jewish Relations in the United States'

Jack Salzman, Cornel West, eds. Struggles in the Promised Land: Toward a History of Black-Jewish Relations in the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. viii + 438 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-508828-1.

Reviewed by Edward S. Shapiro (Department of History, Seton Hall University) Published on H-Judaic (May, 1999)

Author: 
Marc Lee Raphael, ed.
Reviewer: 
Rivka B. Ulmer

Ulmer on Raphael, 'Agendas for the Study of Midrash in the Twenty-First Century'

Marc Lee Raphael, ed. Agendas for the Study of Midrash in the Twenty-First Century. Williamsburg, Va.: College of William and Mary, 1999. 136 pp.

Reviewed by Rivka B. Ulmer (Center for Jewish Studies, University of California, Los Angeles) Published on H-Judaic (May, 1999)

Author: 
Henry Near
Reviewer: 
Alan F. Benjamin

Benjamin on Near, 'The Kibbutz Movement: A History'

Henry Near. The Kibbutz Movement: A History. London/Portland, Oregon: Vallentine Mitchell, 1997. xii + 418 pp. $49.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-874774-06-8.

Reviewed by Alan F. Benjamin (Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Published on H-Judaic (April, 1999)

Author: 
Meron Benvenisti
Reviewer: 
Marsha B. Cohen

Cohen on Benvenisti, 'City of Stone: The Hidden History of Jerusalem'

Meron Benvenisti. City of Stone: The Hidden History of Jerusalem. Berkeley and London: University of California Press, 1996. 274 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-20521-5.

Reviewed by Marsha B. Cohen ( Florida International University) Published on H-Judaic (November, 1997)

Peace of the Rock?

Author: 
Sylvie-Anne Goldberg
Reviewer: 
Steven Fine

Fine on Goldberg, 'Crossing the Jabbok: Illness and Death in Ashkenazi Judaism in Sixteenth- through Nineteenth-Century Prague'

Sylvie-Anne Goldberg. Crossing the Jabbok: Illness and Death in Ashkenazi Judaism in Sixteenth- through Nineteenth-Century Prague. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1996. xvii + 303 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-08149-9.

Reviewed by Steven Fine (Associate Professor, Rabbinic Literature and History, Baltimore Hebrew University) Published on H-Judaic (November, 1997)

Author: 
Norman Kleeblatt, ed.
Reviewer: 
Adam Shear

Shear on Kleeblatt, 'Too Jewish? Challenging Traditional Jewish Identities'

Norman Kleeblatt, ed. Too Jewish? Challenging Traditional Jewish Identities. New York: The Jewish Museum, 1996. xx + 187 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-2327-9; $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-2326-2.

Reviewed by Adam Shear (University of Pennsylvania) Published on H-Judaic (November, 1997)

Jewish Art and Jewish Identity in Contemporary America

Author: 
Susan Zuccotti
Reviewer: 
Martin E. Vann

Vann on Zuccotti, 'The Holocaust, the French and the Jews'

Susan Zuccotti. The Holocaust, the French and the Jews. New York: Basic Books, 1993. xv + 383 pp. $14.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-465-03035-4.

Reviewed by Martin E. Vann (Florida Atlantic University) Published on H-Judaic (November, 1997)

Liberte, egalite, and antisemitism

Author: 
Evelyn Torton Beck, ed.
Reviewer: 
Aleisa Fishman

Fishman on Balka and Rose, 'Twice Blessed: On Being Lesbian or Gay and Jewish' and Beck, 'Nice Jewish Girls: A Lesbian Anthology, Revised and Updated Edition'

Christie Balka, Andy Rose, eds. Twice Blessed: On Being Lesbian or Gay and Jewish. Boston: Beacon Press, 1989. x + 305 pp. $16.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8070-7909-6.Evelyn Torton Beck, ed. Nice Jewish Girls: A Lesbian Anthology, Revised and Updated Edition. Boston: Beacon Press, 1989. xlix + 333 pp. $16.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8070-7905-8.

Author: 
Frederic Seager
Reviewer: 
Martin E. Vann

Vann on Seager, 'The Jewish Challenge: Or the Vicissitudes of Judaism in the West'

Frederic Seager. The Jewish Challenge: Or the Vicissitudes of Judaism in the West. Montreal: Picard, 1996. xvii + 270 pp. $18.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-9681136-0-8.

Reviewed by Martin E. Vann (Florida Atlantic University) Published on H-Judaic (September, 1997)

Conversion Conviction

Author: 
Marc A. Weiner
Reviewer: 
Lisa Norris

Norris on Weiner, 'Richard Wagner and the Anti-Semitic Imagination'

Marc A. Weiner. Richard Wagner and the Anti-Semitic Imagination. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 1995. xii + 439 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-4775-8.

Reviewed by Lisa Norris (Kutztown University of Pennsylvania) Published on H-Judaic (September, 1997)

Jewish Dwarfs and Teutonic Gods

Author: 
David Goldberg
Reviewer: 
Adam H. Stewart

Stewart on Goldberg, 'Racial Subjects: Writing on Race in America'

David Goldberg. Racial Subjects: Writing on Race in America. New York: Routledge, 1997. xi + 259 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-415-91831-2; $142.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-91830-5.

Reviewed by Adam H. Stewart (Loyola University, Chicago) Published on H-Judaic (September, 1997)

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