Reviews

Author: 
Laura Hobson Faure
Reviewer: 
Meredith Scott-Weaver

Scott-Weaver on Hobson Faure, 'Un "plan Marshall juif": La présence juive américaine en France après la Shoah, 1944-1954'

Laura Hobson Faure. Un "plan Marshall juif": La présence juive américaine en France après la Shoah, 1944-1954. Paris: Armand Colin, 2013. 317 pp. $35.55 (paper), ISBN 978-2-200-27719-2.

Reviewed by Meredith Scott-Weaver (University of Delaware) Published on H-Judaic (August, 2015) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

American Jewish Philanthropy and Jewish Reconstruction in Postwar France

Author: 
Eva Johanna Holmberg
Reviewer: 
Jeffrey Shoulson

Shoulson on Holmberg, 'Jews in the Early Modern English Imagination: A Scattered Nation'

Eva Johanna Holmberg. Jews in the Early Modern English Imagination: A Scattered Nation. Transculturalisms, 1400-1700 Series. Burlington: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2011. 180 pp. $124.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4094-1191-8.

Reviewed by Jeffrey Shoulson (University of Connecticut) Published on H-Judaic (August, 2015) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Far from Innocents Abroad: Jews through the Eyes of English Travel Writers

Author: 
Ṭovah Gamliel
Reviewer: 
Rachel S. Harris

Harris on Gamliel, 'Aesthetics of Sorrow: The Wailing Culture of Yemenite Jewish Women'

Ṭovah Gamliel. Aesthetics of Sorrow: The Wailing Culture of Yemenite Jewish Women. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2014. x + 450 pp. $54.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8143-3476-8.

Reviewed by Rachel S. Harris (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Published on H-Judaic (July, 2015) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Wailing for a Dying Culture: The Loss of Yemenite Women’s Tradition

Author: 
Rachel S. Harris
Reviewer: 
Liora Halperin

Halperin on Harris, 'An Ideological Death: Suicide in Israeli Literature'

Rachel S. Harris. An Ideological Death: Suicide in Israeli Literature. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2014. xi + 268 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8101-2978-8.

Reviewed by Liora Halperin (University of Colorado Boulder) Published on H-Judaic (July, 2015) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Zionist Ideology and Its Limits: Accounting for the Suicide Trope in Late Twentieth-Century Israeli Literature

Author: 
Ephraim Shoham-Steiner
Reviewer: 
Rena Lauer

Lauer on Shoham-Steiner, 'On the Margins of a Minority: Leprosy, Madness, and Disability among the Jews of Medieval Europe'

Ephraim Shoham-Steiner. On the Margins of a Minority: Leprosy, Madness, and Disability among the Jews of Medieval Europe. Translated by Haim Waltzman. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2014. xiii + 275 pp. $49.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8143-3931-2.

Reviewed by Rena Lauer (Oregon State University) Published on H-Judaic (July, 2015) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Medieval Rabbis and Disabled Jews between Halakhah and the Broader World

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

A New Edition of the Works of Eva Jospe: Student and Scholar of Modern Jewish Thought

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

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