Reviews

Author: 
Shmuel Katz
Reviewer: 
Paul Radensky

Radensky on Katz, 'Lone Wolf: A Biography of Vladimir (Ze'ev) Jabotinsky'

Shmuel Katz. Lone Wolf: A Biography of Vladimir (Ze'ev) Jabotinsky. New York: Barricade Books, 1996. 1855 pp. $100 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-56980-042-3.

Reviewed by Paul Radensky (Jewish Theological Seminary of America) Published on H-Judaic (July, 1997)

Zionismm's Other Voice

Author: 
Jeffrey S. Gurock, Jacob J. Schachter
Reviewer: 
Theodore Weinberger

Weinberger on Gurock and Schachter, 'A Modern Heretic and a Traditional Community: Mordecai M. Kaplan, Orthodoxy and American Judaism'

Jeffrey S. Gurock, Jacob J. Schachter. A Modern Heretic and a Traditional Community: Mordecai M. Kaplan, Orthodoxy and American Judaism. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997. x + 161 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-10626-9.

Reviewed by Theodore Weinberger (Florida International University) Published on H-Judaic (July, 1997)

Owning Up To Heresy

Author: 
Alan Mintz
Reviewer: 
Theodore Weinberger

Weinberger on Mintz, 'Hurban: Responses to Catastrophe in Hebrew Literature'

Alan Mintz. Hurban: Responses to Catastrophe in Hebrew Literature. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1996. xiv + 283 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8156-0424-2; $84.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-05634-2.

Reviewed by Theodore Weinberger (Florida International University) Published on H-Judaic (July, 1997)

Meaningful Catastrophe

Author: 
Marc-Alain Ouaknin
Reviewer: 
Joseph Kanofsky

Kanofsky on Ouaknin, 'The Burnt Book: Reading the Talmud Translated by Llewellyn Brown'

Marc-Alain Ouaknin. The Burnt Book: Reading the Talmud Translated by Llewellyn Brown. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995. xxii + 336pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-03729-5.

Reviewed by Joseph Kanofsky (Boston University) Published on H-Judaic (June, 1997)

Burnt Books, Dead Hasidim, and Living Texts

Author: 
Harvey E. Goldberg, ed.
Reviewer: 
Daphne Tsimhoni

Tsimhoni on Goldberg, 'Sephardi and Middle Eastern Jewries: History and Culture in the Modern Era'

Harvey E. Goldberg, ed. Sephardi and Middle Eastern Jewries: History and Culture in the Modern Era. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996. xv + 346 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-21041-8; $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-33013-0.

Reviewed by Daphne Tsimhoni (Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Published on H-Judaic (May, 1997)

Author: 
Ken Frieden, Harold Bloom, eds.
Reviewer: 
Stefan Gunther

Gunther on Frieden and Bloom, 'The Stories of David Bergelson: Yiddish Short Fiction from Russia'

Ken Frieden, Harold Bloom, eds. The Stories of David Bergelson: Yiddish Short Fiction from Russia. New York: Syracuse University Press, 1996. xxxii + 157 pp. $16.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8156-0402-0; $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-2712-8.

Reviewed by Stefan Gunther (Brandeis University) Published on H-Judaic (May, 1997)

Dissolving Worlds

Author: 
Shlomo Zalman Havlin, ed.
Reviewer: 
Henry Abramson

Abramson on Havlin, 'Seder ha-kabalah le-rabenu Menahem ha-Meiri'

Shlomo Zalman Havlin, ed. Seder ha-kabalah le-rabenu Menahem ha-Meiri. Jerusalem and Cleveland: Ofeq Institute, 1995. lvii + 286 pp. $16.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-881255-07-9.

Reviewed by Henry Abramson (Florida Atlantic University) Published on H-Judaic (May, 1997)

A Rishon from the Russian Archives

Author: 
Michael Marrus
Reviewer: 
Jamie L. Wraight

Wraight on Marrus, 'The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial, 1945-46: A Documentary History'

Michael Marrus. The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial, 1945-46: A Documentary History. Boston: St. Martin's Press, 1997. xi + 276 pp. (paper), ISBN 978-0-312-13691-8; $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-312-16386-0.

Reviewed by Jamie L. Wraight (University of Toledo) Published on H-Judaic (May, 1997)

Author: 
Ellen Eisenberg
Reviewer: 
Pamela S. Nadell

Nadell on Eisenberg, 'Jewish Agricultural Colonies in New Jersey, 1882-1920'

Ellen Eisenberg. Jewish Agricultural Colonies in New Jersey, 1882-1920. New York: Syracuse University Press, 1995. xxiii + 218 pp. $20.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-2663-3; $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-2652-7.

Reviewed by Pamela S. Nadell (American University) Published on H-Judaic (April, 1997)

Jewish Farmers in the Garden State

Author: 
Michael Taub, ed.
Reviewer: 
Eric Sterling

Sterling on Taub, 'Israeli Holocaust Drama'

Michael Taub, ed. Israeli Holocaust Drama. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1996. ix + 332 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8156-2674-9; $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-2673-2.

Reviewed by Eric Sterling (Auburn University at Montgomery) Published on H-Judaic (April, 1997)

A Valuable Contribution

Author: 
Zvi Rin, Shifra Rin
Reviewer: 
Gary A. Rendsburg

Rendsburg on Rin and Rin, ''Alilot ha-'Elim: Kol Shirot 'Ugarit (Acts of the Gods: The Ugaritic Epic Poetry)'

Zvi Rin, Shifra Rin. 'Alilot ha-'Elim: Kol Shirot 'Ugarit (Acts of the Gods: The Ugaritic Epic Poetry). Philadelphia: Inbal Publishers, 1996. lxxxi + 881 pp.

Reviewed by Gary A. Rendsburg (Cornell University) Published on H-Judaic (April, 1997)

The Ugaritic Texts and Their Relationship to the Bible

Author: 
Henry L. Feingold
Reviewer: 
Andrew Furman

Furman on Feingold, 'Lest Memory Cease: Finding Meaning in the American Jewish Past'

Henry L. Feingold. Lest Memory Cease: Finding Meaning in the American Jewish Past. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1996. x + 226 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8156-0400-6; $44.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-2710-4.

Reviewed by Andrew Furman (Florida Atlantic University) Published on H-Judaic (March, 1997)

Reflections upon the American Jewish Past and the Uncertain Future

Author: 
David Hollinger
Reviewer: 
Gad Freudenthal

Freudenthal on Hollinger, 'Science, Jews and Secular Culture: Studies in Mid-Twentieth-Century American Intellectual History'

David Hollinger. Science, Jews and Secular Culture: Studies in Mid-Twentieth-Century American Intellectual History. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1996. xi + 178 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-01143-1.

Reviewed by Gad Freudenthal (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris) Published on H-Judaic (February, 1997)

Author: 
Dan Miron
Reviewer: 
Magdalena Teter

Teter on Miron, 'A Traveler Disguised: The Rise of Modern Yiddish Fiction in the Nineteenth Century'

Dan Miron. A Traveler Disguised: The Rise of Modern Yiddish Fiction in the Nineteenth Century. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1996. xviii + 347 pp. $16.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8156-0330-6.

Reviewed by Magdalena Teter (Columbia University) Published on H-Judaic (February, 1997)

The Real Mendele Mokher Seforim

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