Reviews

Author: 
John-Paul Himka, Joanna Beata Michlic, eds.
Reviewer: 
Polly Zavadivker

Zavadivker on Himka and Michlic, 'Bringing the Dark Past to Light: The Reception of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Europe'


John-Paul Himka, Joanna Beata Michlic, eds. Bringing the Dark Past to Light: The Reception of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Europe. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2013. 892 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-2544-2.

Reviewed by Polly Zavadivker
Published on H-Judaic (November, 2014)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Eastern and Central European Countries Reckoning with Their Unusable Pasts

Author: 
Ilan Stavans
Reviewer: 
Jan Schwarz

Schwarz on Stavans, 'Singer's Typewriter and Mine: Reflections on Jewish Culture'


Ilan Stavans. Singer's Typewriter and Mine: Reflections on Jewish Culture. Texts and Contexts Series. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2012. 353 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8032-7136-4.

Reviewed by Jan Schwarz
Published on H-Judaic (November, 2014)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Reflections about Jewish Multilingualism and Translationality

Author: 
Leonard J. Greenspoon, ed.
Reviewer: 
Ofer Ashkenazi

Ashkenazi on Greenspoon, 'Jews in the Gym: Judaism, Sports, and Athletics'


Leonard J. Greenspoon, ed. Jews in the Gym: Judaism, Sports, and Athletics. Purdue University Press, 2012. 240 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55753-629-7; ISBN 978-1-61249-239-1.

Reviewed by Ofer Ashkenazi (University of Minnesota)
Published on H-Judaic (October, 2014)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Negotiating Jewish Identities in the Gym

Author: 
Ruth Calderon
Reviewer: 
Daniel Rosenberg

Rosenberg on Calderon, 'A Bride for One Night: Talmud Tales'


Ruth Calderon. A Bride for One Night: Talmud Tales. Trans. Ilana Kurshan. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press; Jewish Publication Society, 2014. xx + 163 pp. ISBN 978-0-8276-1209-9; ISBN 978-0-8276-1164-1; ISBN 978-0-8276-1165-8; ISBN 978-0-8276-1163-4.

Reviewed by Daniel Rosenberg
Published on H-Judaic (September, 2014)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Repurposing the Building Materials of the Religious Academy

Author: 
Jerold C. Frakes
Reviewer: 
Cecile Kuznitz

Kuznitz on Frakes, 'Jerusalem of Lithuania: A Reader in Yiddish Cultural History'


Jerold C. Frakes. Jerusalem of Lithuania: A Reader in Yiddish Cultural History. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2011. xviii + 285 pp. $44.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8142-1167-0.

Reviewed by Cecile Kuznitz (Bard College)
Published on H-Judaic (September, 2014)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

A Tour of Lithuanian Jewish Culture through Yiddish Texts

Author: 
Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich
Reviewer: 
Daniel Greene

Greene on Hansen-Glucklich, 'Holocaust Memory Reframed: Museums and the Challenges of Representation'


Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich. Holocaust Memory Reframed: Museums and the Challenges of Representation. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2014. Illustrations. 280 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-6324-4; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-6323-7.

Reviewed by Daniel Greene (Northwestern University)
Published on H-Judaic (August, 2014)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Author: 
Na'ama Rokem
Reviewer: 
Allison Schachter

Schachter on Rokem, 'Prosaic Conditions: Heinrich Heine and the Spaces of Zionist Literature'


Na'ama Rokem. Prosaic Conditions: Heinrich Heine and the Spaces of Zionist Literature. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2013. xxi + 221 pp. $50.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8101-2867-5.

Reviewed by Allison Schachter (Vanderbilt University)
Published on H-Judaic (August, 2014)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Hegel, Heine, and Hebrew

Author: 
Susan Marks
Reviewer: 
Jane Kanarek

Kanarek on Marks, 'First Came Marriage: The Rabbinic Appropriation of Early Jewish Wedding Ritual'


Susan Marks. First Came Marriage: The Rabbinic Appropriation of Early Jewish Wedding Ritual. Judaism in Context Series. Piscataway: Gorgias Press, 2013. ix + 261 pp. $183.04 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-59333-585-4.

Reviewed by Jane Kanarek (Hebrew College)
Published on H-Judaic (July, 2014)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Ancient Jewish Weddings between Ritual and History

Author: 
Rose L. Levinson
Reviewer: 
Naomi Sokoloff

Sokoloff on Levinson, 'Death of a Holy Land: Reflections in Contemporary Israeli Fiction'


Rose L. Levinson. Death of a Holy Land: Reflections in Contemporary Israeli Fiction. Plymouth, UK: Lexington Books, 2013. xviii + 117 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7391-7772-3.

Reviewed by Naomi Sokoloff (Near Eastern Languages and Civilization)
Published on H-Judaic (July, 2014)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Israel in Fiction: The Demise of the Zionist Dream?

Author: 
Nathan Wachtel
Reviewer: 
Ronnie Perelis

Perelis on Wachtel, 'The Faith of Remembrance: Marrano Labyrinths'


Nathan Wachtel. The Faith of Remembrance: Marrano Labyrinths. Trans. Nikki Halpern. Jewish Culture and Contexts Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013. Illustrations. 408 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4455-7.

Reviewed by Ronnie Perelis (Yeshiva University)
Published on H-Judaic (July, 2014)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Author: 
Moshe Sokol
Reviewer: 
David B. Levy

Levy on Sokol, 'Judaism Examined: Essays in Jewish Philosophy and Ethics'


Moshe Sokol. Judaism Examined: Essays in Jewish Philosophy and Ethics. Touro College Series. Brighton: Academic Studies Press, 2013. 518 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61811-165-4.

Reviewed by David B. Levy (Touro College)
Published on H-Judaic (July, 2014)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Vu s’iz Torah dort iz chochmah (Where Torah is, there is wisdom)

Author: 
Carl S. Ehrlich, Anders Runesson, Eileen M. Schuller, eds.
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Klawans

Klawans on Ehrlich and Runesson and Schuller, 'Purity, Holiness, and Identity in Judaism and Christianity: Essays in Memory of Susan Haber'


Carl S. Ehrlich, Anders Runesson, Eileen M. Schuller, eds. Purity, Holiness, and Identity in Judaism and Christianity: Essays in Memory of Susan Haber. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen Zum Neuen Testament 305. Tuebingen: Mohr Siebeck. x + 313 pp. $204.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-16-152547-6.

Reviewed by Jonathan Klawans (Boston University)
Published on H-Judaic (July, 2014)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Author: 
Josef Stern
Reviewer: 
Daniel Davies

Davies on Stern, 'The Matter and Form of Maimonides' "Guide"'


Josef Stern. The Matter and Form of Maimonides' "Guide". Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013. 448 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-05160-7.

Reviewed by Daniel Davies (Cambridge University Library)
Published on H-Judaic (July, 2014)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Maimonides the Skeptic

Author: 
Saskia Dönitz
Reviewer: 
Steven Bowman

Bowman on Dönitz, 'Überlieferung und Rezeption des Sefer Yosippon'


Saskia Dönitz. Überlieferung und Rezeption des Sefer Yosippon. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013. xii + 339 pp. $169.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-16-152663-3.

Reviewed by Steven Bowman (University of Cincinnati)
Published on H-Judaic (June, 2014)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Sefer Yosippon: From Hebrew to German

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