Reviews

Author: 
Ofer Nordheimer Nur
Reviewer: 
Jay Michaelson

Michaelson on Baader and Gillerman and Lerner and eds., 'Jewish Masculinities: German Jews, Gender, and History' and Nur, 'Eros and Tragedy: Jewish Male Fantasies and the Masculine Revolution of Zionism'

Benjamin Maria Baader, Sharon Gillerman, Paul Lerner, eds. Jewish Masculinities: German Jews, Gender, and History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012. viii + 242 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-00213-6; $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-00206-8; $23.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-253-00221-1.Ofer Nordheimer Nur. Eros and Tragedy: Jewish Male Fantasies and the Masculine Revolution of Zionism. Israel: Society, Culture, and History Series. Brighton: Academic Studies Press, 2014. xxiv + 220 pp.

Author: 
Jean Connell Hoff, John Friedman, and Robert Chazan
Reviewer: 
Piero Capelli

Capelli on Hoff, 'The Trial of the Talmud: Paris, 1240'

Jean Connell Hoff, John Friedman, and Robert Chazan. The Trial of the Talmud: Paris, 1240. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2012. ix + 182 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-88844-303-8.

Reviewed by Piero Capelli Published on H-Judaic (January, 2015) Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Disputation and Desecration: The Talmud Trial of 1240

Author: 
Alon Confino
Reviewer: 
Amos Goldberg

Goldberg on Confino, 'A World without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide'

Alon Confino. A World without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. 304 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-18854-7.

Reviewed by Amos Goldberg (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Published on H-Judaic (January, 2015) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

A Shift in Perspective: From Causality to Meaning Making in Understanding the Holocaust

Author: 
Julia Phillips Cohen, Sarah Abrevaya Stein, eds.
Reviewer: 
Diane Matza

Matza on Cohen and Stein, 'Sephardi Lives: A Documentary History, 1700-1950'

Julia Phillips Cohen, Sarah Abrevaya Stein, eds. Sephardi Lives: A Documentary History, 1700-1950. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014. 480 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-7165-8; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-9143-4.

Reviewed by Diane Matza (Utica College) Published on H-Judaic (January, 2015) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Documenting Sephardi Lives: An Essential Contribution to Jewish Studies

Author: 
Irving Litvag
Reviewer: 
Marc Leepson

Leepson on Litvag, 'Commodore Levy: a Novel of Early America in the Age of Sail'

Irving Litvag. Commodore Levy: a Novel of Early America in the Age of Sail. Edited by Bonny V. Fetterman. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2014. 672 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-89672-881-3.

Reviewed by Marc Leepson (Lord Fairfax Community College) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2014) Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Imagining Uriah Levy

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

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?

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