Reviews

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

Author: 
Norman J. W. Goda, Barbara McDonald Stewart, Severin Hochberg, Richard Breitman, eds.
Reviewer: 
Abraham Peck

Peck on Goda and Stewart and Hochberg and Breitman, 'To the Gates of Jerusalem: The Diaries and Papers of James G. McDonald, 1945-1947'

Norman J. W. Goda, Barbara McDonald Stewart, Severin Hochberg, Richard Breitman, eds. To the Gates of Jerusalem: The Diaries and Papers of James G. McDonald, 1945-1947. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014. 320 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-01509-9.

Reviewed by Abraham Peck (University of Southern Maine) Published on H-Judaic (September, 2015) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Author: 
Leonid Smilovitsky
Reviewer: 
Victoria Khiterer

Khiterer on Smilovitsky, 'Jewish Life in Belarus: The Final Decade of the Stalin Regime, 1944-1953'

Leonid Smilovitsky. Jewish Life in Belarus: The Final Decade of the Stalin Regime, 1944-1953. New York: Central European University Press, 2014. xvii + 327 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-963-386-025-0.

Reviewed by Victoria Khiterer (Millersville University) Published on H-Judaic (September, 2015) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Dark Years of Belarussian Jews: The Last Decade of Stalinism

Author: 
Shaul Magid
Reviewer: 
Adi Mahalel

Mahalel on Magid, 'Hasidism Incarnate: Hasidism, Christianity, and the Construction of Modern Judaism'

Shaul Magid. Hasidism Incarnate: Hasidism, Christianity, and the Construction of Modern Judaism. Encountering Traditions Series. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014. 288 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-9130-4.

Reviewed by Adi Mahalel (University of Maryland) Published on H-Judaic (September, 2015) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Crossovers: The Hasidic Master and the Jewish Jesus

Author: 
Ava Fran Kahn, Adam Mendelsohn, eds.
Reviewer: 
Riv-Ellen Prell

Prell on Kahn and Mendelsohn, 'Transnational Traditions: New Perspectives on American Jewish History'

Ava Fran Kahn, Adam Mendelsohn, eds. Transnational Traditions: New Perspectives on American Jewish History. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2014. viii + 309 pp. $31.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8143-3861-2.

Reviewed by Riv-Ellen Prell (University of Minnesota) Published on H-Judaic (August, 2015) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Remapping American Jewish History as Transnational

Author: 
Lee I. Levine
Reviewer: 
Marc Bregman

Bregman on Levine, 'Visual Judaism in Late Antiquity: Historical Contexts of Jewish Art'

Lee I. Levine. Visual Judaism in Late Antiquity: Historical Contexts of Jewish Art. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013. Illustrations. x + 582 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-10089-1.

Reviewed by Marc Bregman (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) Published on H-Judaic (August, 2015) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Jewish History in Late Antiquity through the Prism of Visual Culture

Author: 
Susanne C. Knittel
Reviewer: 
Liora Gubkin

Gubkin on Knittel, 'The Historical Uncanny: Disability, Ethnicity, and the Politics of Holocaust Memory'

Susanne C. Knittel. The Historical Uncanny: Disability, Ethnicity, and the Politics of Holocaust Memory. New York: Fordham University Press, 2015. xii + 350 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-6278-6.

Reviewed by Liora Gubkin (California State University, Bakersfield) Published on H-Judaic (August, 2015) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Vicarious Witnessing at the Boundaries of Holocaust Memory

Author: 
Magdalena Waligórska
Reviewer: 
Tina Frühauf

Frühauf on Waligórska, 'Klezmer's Afterlife: An Ethnography of the Jewish Music Revival in Poland and Germany'

Magdalena Waligórska. Klezmer's Afterlife: An Ethnography of the Jewish Music Revival in Poland and Germany. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. ix + 302 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-931474-4.

Reviewed by Tina Frühauf (Columbia University and Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale) Published on H-Judaic (August, 2015) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Klezmer Tempest Post Revival

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