Reviews

Author: 
Chava Weissler
Reviewer: 
Dianne Ashton

Ashton on Weissler, 'Voices of the Matriarchs: Listening to the Prayers of Early Modern Jewish Women'

Chava Weissler. Voices of the Matriarchs: Listening to the Prayers of Early Modern Jewish Women. Boston: Beacon Press, 1998. xxvi + 269 pp. $28.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8070-3616-7.

Reviewed by Dianne Ashton (Professor of Religion Studies, Rowan University) Published on H-Judaic (August, 1999)

Author: 
Emanuel Goldsmith
Reviewer: 
David Shneer

Shneer on Goldsmith, 'Modern Yiddish Culture: The Story of the Yiddish Language Movement'

Emanuel Goldsmith. Modern Yiddish Culture: The Story of the Yiddish Language Movement. New York: Fordham University Press, 1997. 321 pp. $17.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-1695-6.

Reviewed by David Shneer (Department of History, University of California, Berkeley) Published on H-Judaic (July, 1999)

Yiddish and Yiddishism: A Jewish Nationalist Ideology

Author: 
Jonathan D. Sarna, David G. Dalin
Reviewer: 
Peter S. Margolis

Margolis on Sarna and Dalin, 'Religion and State in the American Jewish Experience'

Jonathan D. Sarna, David G. Dalin. Religion and State in the American Jewish Experience. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1997. xiii + 331 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-268-01654-8.

Reviewed by Peter S. Margolis (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Published on H-Judaic (July, 1999)

The Myth of Strict Separation

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: 
Abel J. Herzberg
Reviewer: 
Eric Sterling

Sterling on Herzberg, 'Between Two Streams: A Diary from Bergen-Belsen'

Abel J. Herzberg. Between Two Streams: A Diary from Bergen-Belsen. London and New York: I. B. Tauris, 1997. xi + 221 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-86064-121-3.

Reviewed by Eric Sterling (Auburn University at Montgomery) Published on H-Judaic (July, 1999)

Daily Life in Bergen-Belsen: Abel J. Herzberg's Important Diary

Author: 
Michael C. Steinlauf
Reviewer: 
Magdalena Teter

Teter on Steinlauf, 'Bondage to the Dead: Poland and the Memory of the Holocaust'

Michael C. Steinlauf. Bondage to the Dead: Poland and the Memory of the Holocaust. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1997. xiii + 189 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8156-0403-7; $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-2729-6.

Reviewed by Magdalena Teter (Columbia University, New York) Published on H-Judaic (July, 1999)

History and Memory: Between the

Author: 
Daniel Soyer
Reviewer: 
Pamela S. Nadell

Nadell on Soyer, 'Jewish Immigrant Associations and American Identity in New York, 1880-1939'

Daniel Soyer. Jewish Immigrant Associations and American Identity in New York, 1880-1939. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1997. 291 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-44417-1.

Reviewed by Pamela S. Nadell (American University) 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: 
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: 
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: 
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)

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