Reviews

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

Author: 
Aaron W. Hughes
Reviewer: 
Michael Satlow

Satlow on Hughes, 'The Study of Judaism: Authenticity, Identity, Scholarship'


Aaron W. Hughes. The Study of Judaism: Authenticity, Identity, Scholarship. Albany: State University of New York Press. ix + 162 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-4861-9; $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4384-4862-6.

Reviewed by Michael Satlow (Brown University)
Published on H-Judaic (May, 2014)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Jewish Studies Today: Not So Good

Author: 
Jay Geller
Reviewer: 
David Meola

Meola on Geller, 'The Other Jewish Question: Identifying the Jew and Making Sense of Modernity'


Jay Geller. The Other Jewish Question: Identifying the Jew and Making Sense of Modernity. New York: Fordham University Press, 2011. 448 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-3361-8; $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-3362-5.

Reviewed by David Meola (University of British Columbia)
Published on H-Judaic (May, 2014)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Author: 
Giulia Miller
Reviewer: 
Karen Grumberg

Grumberg on Giulia Miller, 'Reconfiguring Surrealism in Modern Hebrew Literature: Menashe Levin, Yitzhak Oren, and Yitzhak Orpaz'


Giulia Miller. Reconfiguring Surrealism in Modern Hebrew Literature: Menashe Levin, Yitzhak Oren, and Yitzhak Orpaz. London: Vallentine Mitchell Publishers, 2013. 188 pp. $84.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-85303-843-6.

Reviewed by Karen Grumberg (University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-Judaic (May, 2014)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Hebrew Modernism Reconsidered

Author: 
Yaakov Ariel
Reviewer: 
Motti Inbari

Inbari on Ariel, 'An Unusual Relationship: Evangelical Christians and Jews'


Yaakov Ariel. An Unusual Relationship: Evangelical Christians and Jews. Goldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History. New York: New York University Press, 2013. x + 307 pp. $39.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-7068-9.

Reviewed by Motti Inbari (University of North Carolina at Pembroke)
Published on H-Judaic (April, 2014)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Evangelical Christians and Jews: A Match Made in Heaven?

Author: 
M. M. Silver
Reviewer: 
Daniel Kotzin

Kotzin on Silver, 'Louis Marshall and the Rise of Jewish Ethnicity in America: A Biography'


M. M. Silver. Louis Marshall and the Rise of Jewish Ethnicity in America: A Biography. Modern Jewish History Series. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2012. 644 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-1000-7.

Reviewed by Daniel Kotzin (Medaille College)
Published on H-Judaic (April, 2014)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Louis Marshall in American Jewish Life

Author: 
Sergey Dolgopolski
Reviewer: 
Jason Mokhtarian

Mokhtarian on Dolgopolski, 'The Open Past: Subjectivity and Remembering in the Talmud'


Sergey Dolgopolski. The Open Past: Subjectivity and Remembering in the Talmud. New York: Fordham University Press, 2013. xi + 379 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-4492-8.

Reviewed by Jason Mokhtarian (Indiana University)
Published on H-Judaic (April, 2014)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Virtual Thinking and Authorship in the Talmud and Beyond

Author: 
Susan Zuccotti
Reviewer: 
Daniel Lee

Lee on Zuccotti, 'Père Marie-Benoît and Jewish Rescue: How a French Priest Together with Jewish Friends Saved Thousands during the Holocaust'


Susan Zuccotti. Père Marie-Benoît and Jewish Rescue: How a French Priest Together with Jewish Friends Saved Thousands during the Holocaust. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013. xv + 276 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-00853-4.

Reviewed by Daniel Lee (Brasenose College, Oxford)
Published on H-Judaic (April, 2014)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

A Transnational Study of Jewish Rescue during the Holocaust

Author: 
David E. Kaufman
Reviewer: 
Kirsten L. Fermaglich

Fermaglich on David E. Kaufman, 'Jewhooing the Sixties: American Celebrity and Jewish Identity'


David E. Kaufman. Jewhooing the Sixties: American Celebrity and Jewish Identity. Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life. Lebanon: Brandeis University Press, 2012. 360 pp. $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61168-314-1; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61168-313-4.

Reviewed by Kirsten L. Fermaglich (Michigan State University)
Published on H-Judaic (March, 2014)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Popularizing Jewish Identity

Author: 
Franklin Ruth
Reviewer: 
Cynthia Crane

Crane on Ruth, 'Thousand Darknesses: Lies and Truth in Holocaust Fiction'


Franklin Ruth. Thousand Darknesses: Lies and Truth in Holocaust Fiction. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. 272 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-997600-3.

Reviewed by Cynthia Crane (University of Cincinnati)
Published on H-Judaic (March, 2014)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Narrative "Slippage" and Unclassified Authors: Truth and Fiction in Holocaust Literature

Author: 
Richard Breitman, Allan J. Lichtman
Reviewer: 
Bat Ami Zucker

Zucker on Breitman and Lichtman, 'FDR and the Jews'


Richard Breitman, Allan J. Lichtman. FDR and the Jews. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013. 464 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-05026-6.

Reviewed by Bat Ami Zucker (Bar Ilan University)
Published on H-Judaic (March, 2014)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Revisiting FDR's Response to the Holocaust

Author: 
Lee Weissbach
Reviewer: 
Gil Ribak

Ribak on Weissbach, 'A Jewish Life on Three Continents: The Memoir of Menachem Mendel Frieden'


Lee Weissbach. A Jewish Life on Three Continents: The Memoir of Menachem Mendel Frieden. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2013. 517 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-8620-1.

Reviewed by Gil Ribak (American Jewish University)
Published on H-Judaic (March, 2014)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Author: 
Meir Persoff
Reviewer: 
Frederic J. Krome

Krome on Persoff, 'Hats in the Ring: Choosing Britain's Chief Rabbis from Adler to Sacks'


Meir Persoff. Hats in the Ring: Choosing Britain's Chief Rabbis from Adler to Sacks. Judaism and Jewish Life Series. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2013. xxii + 337 pp. $69.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61811-177-7; $34.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61811-269-9.

Reviewed by Frederic J. Krome (University of Cincinnati Clermont College)
Published on H-Judaic (March, 2014)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

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