Reviews

Author: 
Michael A. Meyer, David N. Myers, eds.
Reviewer: 
Alan T. Levenson

Levenson on Meyer and Myers, 'Between Jewish Tradition and Modernity: Rethinking an Old Opposition : Essays in Honor of David Ellenson'


Michael A. Meyer, David N. Myers, eds. Between Jewish Tradition and Modernity: Rethinking an Old Opposition : Essays in Honor of David Ellenson. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2014. xiv + 360 pp. $39.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8143-3859-9.

Reviewed by Alan T. Levenson (University of Oklahoma)
Published on H-Judaic (June, 2015)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

The Virtues of Methodological Variety

Author: 
Laura Suzanne Lieber
Reviewer: 
Rivka B. Ulmer

Ulmer on Lieber, 'A Vocabulary of Desire: The Song of Songs in the Early Synagogue'


Laura Suzanne Lieber. A Vocabulary of Desire: The Song of Songs in the Early Synagogue. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2014. 450 pp. $210.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-23463-5.

Reviewed by Rivka B. Ulmer (Bucknell University)
Published on H-Judaic (May, 2015)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

"I am My Beloved's": The Mosaics of Love in Early Piyyut

Author: 
Tabea Alexa Linhard
Reviewer: 
Soledad C. Fox

Fox on Linhard, 'Jewish Spain: A Mediterranean Memory'


Tabea Alexa Linhard. Jewish Spain: A Mediterranean Memory. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014. 248 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-8739-0.

Reviewed by Soledad C. Fox (Williams College)
Published on H-Judaic (May, 2015)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Spain’s Jewish Absence

Author: 
Zoltán Vági, László Csősz, Gábor Kádár
Reviewer: 
Guy Miron

Miron on Vági and Csősz and Kádár, 'The Holocaust in Hungary: Evolution of a Genocide'


Zoltán Vági, László Csősz, Gábor Kádár. The Holocaust in Hungary: Evolution of a Genocide. Lanham: AltaMira Press, 2013. 510 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7591-2198-0.

Reviewed by Guy Miron (Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies)
Published on H-Judaic (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

The Hungarian Holocaust: Documents and Context

Author: 
Hartley Lachter
Reviewer: 
Mark Verman

Verman on Hartley Lachter, 'Kabbalistic Revolution: Reimagining Judaism in Medieval Spain'


Hartley Lachter. Kabbalistic Revolution: Reimagining Judaism in Medieval Spain. Jewish Cultures of the World Series. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2014. 260 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-6875-1.

Reviewed by Mark Verman (Wright State University)
Published on H-Judaic (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Kabbalah and Jewish Empowerment

Author: 
Fran Markowitz, ed.
Reviewer: 
Michal Raucher

Raucher on Markowitz, 'Ethnographic Encounters in Israel: Poetics and Ethics of Fieldwork'


Fran Markowitz, ed. Ethnographic Encounters in Israel: Poetics and Ethics of Fieldwork. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013. x + 225 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-00856-5; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-00861-9.

Reviewed by Michal Raucher (University of Cincinnati)
Published on H-Judaic (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Ethnography in Israel: Ethnography in a Country Like Any Other

Author: 
Theodore Sasson
Reviewer: 
Noam Pianko

Pianko on Sasson, 'The New American Zionism'


Theodore Sasson. The New American Zionism. New York: New York University Press, 2015. x + 218 pp. $39.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-6086-4; $24.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4798-0611-9.

Reviewed by Noam Pianko (University of Washington)
Published on H-Judaic (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

American Jews Remain Connected to Israel

Author: 
Susanna Drake
Reviewer: 
Gail Labovitz

Labovitz on Drake, 'Slandering the Jew: Sexuality and Difference in Early Christian Texts'


Susanna Drake. Slandering the Jew: Sexuality and Difference in Early Christian Texts. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013. 184 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4520-2.

Reviewed by Gail Labovitz (American Jewish University 15)
Published on H-Judaic (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

According to the Flesh: Sexual Slander as a Tool of Early Christian Anti-Jewish Rhetoric

Author: 
Raphael Jospe, Dov Schwartz, eds.
Reviewer: 
Sam Brody

Brody on Jospe and Schwartz, 'Encounters in Modern Jewish Thought: The Works of Eva Jospe. Volume One: Martin Buber'


Raphael Jospe, Dov Schwartz, eds. Encounters in Modern Jewish Thought: The Works of Eva Jospe. Volume One: Martin Buber. Brighton: Academic Studies Press, 2013. lxiii + 151 pp. $69.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61811-265-1.

Reviewed by Sam Brody (Department of Religious Studies University of Kansas)
Published on H-Judaic (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Author: 
Dianne Ashton
Reviewer: 
Rachel B. Gross

Gross on Ashton, 'Hanukkah in America: A History'


Dianne Ashton. Hanukkah in America: A History. Goldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History. New York: New York University Press, 2013. vii + 343 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-0739-5.

Reviewed by Rachel B. Gross (Virginia Tech)
Published on H-Judaic (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Creating the December Dilemma

Author: 
Ofer Nordheimer Nur
Reviewer: 
Jay Michaelson

Michaelson on Baader and Gillerman and Lerner and eds., 'Jewish Masculinities: German Jews, Gender, and History' and Nur, 'Eros and Tragedy: Jewish Male Fantasies and the Masculine Revolution of Zionism'


Benjamin Maria Baader, Sharon Gillerman, Paul Lerner, eds. Jewish Masculinities: German Jews, Gender, and History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012. viii + 242 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-00213-6; $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-00206-8; $23.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-253-00221-1.Ofer Nordheimer Nur. Eros and Tragedy: Jewish Male Fantasies and the Masculine Revolution of Zionism. Israel: Society, Culture, and History Series. Brighton: Academic Studies Press, 2014. xxiv + 220 pp.

Author: 
Jean Connell Hoff, John Friedman, and Robert Chazan
Reviewer: 
Piero Capelli

Capelli on Hoff, 'The Trial of the Talmud: Paris, 1240'


Jean Connell Hoff, John Friedman, and Robert Chazan. The Trial of the Talmud: Paris, 1240. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2012. ix + 182 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-88844-303-8.

Reviewed by Piero Capelli
Published on H-Judaic (January, 2015)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Disputation and Desecration: The Talmud Trial of 1240

Author: 
Alon Confino
Reviewer: 
Amos Goldberg

Goldberg on Confino, 'A World without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide'


Alon Confino. A World without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. 304 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-18854-7.

Reviewed by Amos Goldberg (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Published on H-Judaic (January, 2015)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

A Shift in Perspective: From Causality to Meaning Making in Understanding the Holocaust

Author: 
Julia Phillips Cohen, Sarah Abrevaya Stein, eds.
Reviewer: 
Diane Matza

Matza on Cohen and Stein, 'Sephardi Lives: A Documentary History, 1700-1950'


Julia Phillips Cohen, Sarah Abrevaya Stein, eds. Sephardi Lives: A Documentary History, 1700-1950. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014. 480 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-7165-8; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-9143-4.

Reviewed by Diane Matza (Utica College)
Published on H-Judaic (January, 2015)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Documenting Sephardi Lives: An Essential Contribution to Jewish Studies

Author: 
Irving Litvag
Reviewer: 
Marc Leepson

Leepson on Litvag, 'Commodore Levy: a Novel of Early America in the Age of Sail'


Irving Litvag. Commodore Levy: a Novel of Early America in the Age of Sail. Edited by Bonny V. Fetterman. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2014. 672 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-89672-881-3.

Reviewed by Marc Leepson (Lord Fairfax Community College)
Published on H-Judaic (November, 2014)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Imagining Uriah Levy

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