Reviews

Author: 
Hana Wirth-Nesher, ed
Reviewer: 
Emily Robins Sharpe

Robins Sharpe on Wirth-Nesher, 'The Cambridge History of Jewish American Literature'

Hana Wirth-Nesher, ed. The Cambridge History of Jewish American Literature. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Illustrations. xviii + 732 pp. $189.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-04820-1.

Reviewed by Emily Robins Sharpe (Keene State College) Published on H-Judaic (October, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Jeremy Dauber
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Caplan

Caplan on Dauber, 'Jewish Comedy: A Serious History'

Jeremy Dauber. Jewish Comedy: A Serious History. New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 2017. 384 pp. $28.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-393-24787-9.

Reviewed by Jennifer Caplan (Towson University) Published on H-Judaic (September, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Daniel Kupfert Heller
Reviewer: 
Sean Martin

Martin on Heller, 'Jabotinsky's Children: Polish Jews and the Rise of Right-Wing Zionism'

Daniel Kupfert Heller. Jabotinsky's Children: Polish Jews and the Rise of Right-Wing Zionism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017. 352 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-17475-4.

Reviewed by Sean Martin (Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland) Published on H-Judaic (September, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Katell Berthelot
Reviewer: 
Matthew A. Kraus

Kraus on Berthelot, 'In Search of the Promised Land?: The Hasmonean Dynasty between Biblical Models and Hellenistic Diplomacy'

Katell Berthelot. In Search of the Promised Land?: The Hasmonean Dynasty between Biblical Models and Hellenistic Diplomacy. Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2017. 494 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-525-55252-0.

Reviewed by Matthew A. Kraus (University of Cincinnati) Published on H-Judaic (September, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Heather Sharkey
Reviewer: 
Jessica Marglin

Marglin on Sharkey, 'A History of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East'

Heather Sharkey. A History of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 394 pp. $31.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-18687-2.

Reviewed by Jessica Marglin (University of Southern California) Published on H-Judaic (August, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Vassili Schedrin
Reviewer: 
Michael C. Hickey

Hickey on Schedrin, 'Jewish Souls, Bureaucratic Minds: Jewish Bureaucracy and Policymaking in Late Imperial Russia, 1850-1917'

Vassili Schedrin. Jewish Souls, Bureaucratic Minds: Jewish Bureaucracy and Policymaking in Late Imperial Russia, 1850-1917. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2016. 288 pp. $49.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8143-4042-4.

Reviewed by Michael C. Hickey (Bloomsburg University) Published on H-Judaic (August, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Matthew A. Kraus
Reviewer: 
Justin Rogers

Rogers on Kraus, 'Jewish, Christian, and Classical Exegetical Traditions in Jerome's Translation of the Book of Exodus: Translation Technique and the Vulgate'

Matthew A. Kraus. Jewish, Christian, and Classical Exegetical Traditions in Jerome's Translation of the Book of Exodus: Translation Technique and the Vulgate. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2017. xiii + 266 pp. $131.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-34297-2.

Reviewed by Justin Rogers (Freed-Hardeman University) Published on H-Judaic (August, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Rachel S. Harris
Reviewer: 
David Hadar

Hadar on Harris, 'Warriors, Witches, Whores: Women in Israeli Cinema'

Rachel S. Harris. Warriors, Witches, Whores: Women in Israeli Cinema. Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Studies Series. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2017. 336 pp. $35.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8143-3967-1.

Reviewed by David Hadar (Free University of Berlin) Published on H-Judaic (August, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Alvin H. Rosenfeld
Reviewer: 
Kristoff Kerl

Kerl on Rosenfeld, 'Deciphering the New Antisemitism'

Alvin H. Rosenfeld. Deciphering the New Antisemitism. Studies in Antisemitism Series. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015. 560 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-01865-6.

Reviewed by Kristoff Kerl (Cologne University) Published on H-Judaic (July, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

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Author: 
Moshe Halbertal, Stephen Holmes
Reviewer: 
Sam Brody

Brody on Halbertal and Holmes, 'The Beginning of Politics: Power in the Biblical Book of Samuel'

Moshe Halbertal, Stephen Holmes. The Beginning of Politics: Power in the Biblical Book of Samuel. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017. 232 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-17462-4.

Reviewed by Sam Brody (University of Kansas) Published on H-Judaic (July, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Jordan Rosenblum
Reviewer: 
Joshua Garroway

Garroway on Rosenblum, 'The Jewish Dietary Laws in the Ancient World'

Jordan Rosenblum. The Jewish Dietary Laws in the Ancient World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. xiii + 193 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-09034-7.

Reviewed by Joshua Garroway (Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles) Published on H-Judaic (June, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Joshua Schreier
Reviewer: 
Jonathan G. Katz

Katz on Schreier, 'The Merchants of Oran: A Jewish Port at the Dawn of Empire'

Joshua Schreier. The Merchants of Oran: A Jewish Port at the Dawn of Empire. Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture Series. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2017. 216 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-9914-0.

Reviewed by Jonathan G. Katz (Oregon State University) Published on H-Judaic (June, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Dana E. Katz
Reviewer: 
Flora Cassen

Cassen on Katz, 'The Jewish Ghetto and the Visual Imagination of Early Modern Venice'

Dana E. Katz. The Jewish Ghetto and the Visual Imagination of Early Modern Venice. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017. Illustrations. 202 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-16514-4.

Reviewed by Flora Cassen (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Published on H-Judaic (May, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Thomas Kaufmann
Reviewer: 
David H. Price

Price on Kaufmann, 'Luther's Jews: A Journey into Anti-Semitism'

Thomas Kaufmann. Luther's Jews: A Journey into Anti-Semitism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. vii + 193 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-873854-1.

Reviewed by David H. Price (Vanderbilt University) Published on H-Judaic (May, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Flora Cassen
Reviewer: 
Cornelia Aust

Aust on Cassen, 'Marking the Jews in Renaissance Italy: Politics, Religion, and the Power of Symbols'

Flora Cassen. Marking the Jews in Renaissance Italy: Politics, Religion, and the Power of Symbols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 300 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-17543-3.

Reviewed by Cornelia Aust (Leibniz Institute of European History) Published on H-Judaic (May, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

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