Reviews

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

Holocaust Museums and Civil Religion: Berlin, Jerusalem, and Washington

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

Author: 
Aomar Boum
Reviewer: 
Harvey Goldberg

Goldberg on Boum, 'Memories of Absence: How Muslims Remember Jews in Morocco'

Aomar Boum. Memories of Absence: How Muslims Remember Jews in Morocco. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013. xvii + 220 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-8699-7.

Reviewed by Harvey Goldberg (Dept. Sociology and Anthropology) Published on H-Judaic (June, 2014) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Jews in the Saharan Fringe: Ethnohistory and Moroccan Memories

Author: 
Saba Soomekh
Reviewer: 
Erik Greenberg

Greenberg on Soomekh, 'From the Shahs to Los Angeles: Three Generations of Iranian Jewish Women between Religion and Culture'

Saba Soomekh. From the Shahs to Los Angeles: Three Generations of Iranian Jewish Women between Religion and Culture. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2012. 224 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-4383-6; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4384-4384-3.

Reviewed by Erik Greenberg (Autry National Center) Published on H-Judaic (May, 2014) Commissioned by Jason Kalman

The Transnational Experiences of Persian Jewish Women

Author: 
Moshe Behar, Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, eds.
Reviewer: 
Orit Bashkin

Bashkin on Behar and Ben-Dor Benite, 'Modern Middle Eastern Jewish Thought: Writings on Identity, Politics, and Culture, 1893-1958'

Moshe Behar, Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, eds. Modern Middle Eastern Jewish Thought: Writings on Identity, Politics, and Culture, 1893-1958. Waltham: Brandeis University Press, 2013. xxxix + 257 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58465-884-9; $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-58465-885-6.

Reviewed by Orit Bashkin (University of Chicago) Published on H-Judaic (May, 2014) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

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