Reviews

Author: 
Naomi Grunhaus
Reviewer: 
Devorah Schoenfeld

Schoenfeld on Naomi Grunhaus, 'The Challenge of Received Tradition: Dilemmas in Radak's Biblical Commentaries'


Naomi Grunhaus. The Challenge of Received Tradition: Dilemmas in Radak's Biblical Commentaries. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 274 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-985840-8.

Reviewed by Devorah Schoenfeld (Loyola University Chicago)
Published on H-Judaic (March, 2014)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Tradition and Rationality in David Kimhi's Commentaries

Author: 
Devorah Schoenfeld
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Kearney

Kearney on Schoenfeld, 'Isaac on Jewish and Christian Altars: Polemic and Exegesis in Rashi and the Glossa Ordinaria'


Devorah Schoenfeld. Isaac on Jewish and Christian Altars: Polemic and Exegesis in Rashi and the Glossa Ordinaria. Fordham Series in Medieval Studies. New York: Fordham University Press, 2013. ix + 229 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-4349-5.

Reviewed by Jonathan Kearney (St Patrick's College)
Published on H-Judaic (February, 2014)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Author: 
Nechama Tec
Reviewer: 
Peter Hoffmann

Hoffmann on Tec, 'Resistance: Jews and Christians Who Defied the Nazi Terror'


Nechama Tec. Resistance: Jews and Christians Who Defied the Nazi Terror. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 256 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-973541-9.

Reviewed by Peter Hoffmann
Published on H-Judaic (February, 2014)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Survival in Poland

Author: 
Jeffrey S. Shoulson
Reviewer: 
Jason Rosenblatt

Rosenblatt on Shoulson, 'Fictions of Conversion: Jews, Christians, and Cultures of Change in Early Modern England'


Jeffrey S. Shoulson. Fictions of Conversion: Jews, Christians, and Cultures of Change in Early Modern England. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013. 263 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4482-3.

Reviewed by Jason Rosenblatt (Georgetown University)
Published on H-Judaic (February, 2014)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Conversion as Fiction, Figure, and History

Author: 
Melissa R. Klapper
Reviewer: 
Caroline Light

Light on Klapper, 'Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940'


Melissa R. Klapper. Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940. New York: New York University Press, 2013. xi + 290 pp. $39.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-4894-7.

Reviewed by Caroline Light (Harvard University)
Published on H-Judaic (February, 2014)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

What Is Jewish about American Jewish Women’s Activism?

Author: 
Scott Ury
Reviewer: 
Jeffrey Veidlinger

Veidlinger on Ury, 'Barricades and Banners: The Revolution of 1905 and the Transformation of Warsaw Jewry'


Scott Ury. Barricades and Banners: The Revolution of 1905 and the Transformation of Warsaw Jewry. Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture Series. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012. 448 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-6383-7.

Reviewed by Jeffrey Veidlinger (Indiana University)
Published on H-Judaic (February, 2014)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Author: 
Azriel Shohet
Reviewer: 
Albert Kaganovitch

Kaganovitch on Shohet, 'The Jews of Pinsk, 1881 to 1941'


Azriel Shohet. The Jews of Pinsk, 1881 to 1941. Edited by Mark Jay Mirsky and Moshe Rosman. Translated by Faigie Tropper and Moshe Rosman. Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture. Stanford: Stanford University Press. xxxiv + 754 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-4158-3; $75.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-8047-8502-0.

Reviewed by Albert Kaganovitch (University of Manitoba)
Published on H-Judaic (January, 2014)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Author: 
Neta Stahl
Reviewer: 
Adele Reinhartz

Reinhartz on Stahl, 'Other and Brother: Jesus in the 20th-Century Jewish Literary Landscape'


Neta Stahl. Other and Brother: Jesus in the 20th-Century Jewish Literary Landscape. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. 248 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-976000-8.

Reviewed by Adele Reinhartz (University of Ottawa)
Published on H-Judaic (January, 2014)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

The Reclamation of Jesus in Twentieth-Century Jewish Literature

Author: 
Marc Zvi Brettler, Peter Enns, Daniel J. Harrington
Reviewer: 
Kristine Garroway

Garroway on Brettler and Enns and Harrington, 'The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously'


Marc Zvi Brettler, Peter Enns, Daniel J. Harrington. The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. ix + 210 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-986300-6.

Reviewed by Kristine Garroway (Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles)
Published on H-Judaic (January, 2014)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Author: 
Elissa Bemporad
Reviewer: 
Eliyana R. Adler

Adler on Bemporad, 'Becoming Soviet Jews: The Bolshevik Experiment in Minsk'


Elissa Bemporad. Becoming Soviet Jews: The Bolshevik Experiment in Minsk. The Modern Jewish Experience Series. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013. xi + 276 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-00813-8; $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-00822-0; $23.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-253-00827-5.

Reviewed by Eliyana R. Adler
Published on H-Judaic (January, 2014)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Author: 
Tudor Parfitt
Reviewer: 
Robert Garfield

Garfield on Dorman, 'Chosen People: The Rise of American Black Israelite Religions' and Tudor Parfitt, 'Black Jews in Africa and the Americas'


Jacob S. Dorman. Chosen People: The Rise of American Black Israelite Religions. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. xii + 307 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-530140-3.Tudor Parfitt. Black Jews in Africa and the Americas. The Nathan I. Huggins Lectures Series. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013. 240 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-06698-4.

Author: 
Willi Goetschel
Reviewer: 
Kari Tuling

Tuling on Goetschel, 'The Discipline of Philosophy and the Invention of Modern Jewish Thought'


Willi Goetschel. The Discipline of Philosophy and the Invention of Modern Jewish Thought. New York: Fordham University Press, 2013. x + 270 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-4496-6.

Reviewed by Kari Tuling
Published on H-Judaic (January, 2014)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Rethinking the Universal: Jewish Philosophy's Challenge to General Philosophy

Author: 
Raphael Jospe, Dov Shwartz, eds.
Reviewer: 
David B. Levy

Levy on Jospe and Shwartz, 'Jewish Philosophy: Perspectives and Retrospectives'


Raphael Jospe, Dov Shwartz, eds. Jewish Philosophy: Perspectives and Retrospectives. Emunot: Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah Series. Brighton: Academic Studies Press, 2012. 330 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61811-160-9.

Reviewed by David B. Levy (Touro College)
Published on H-Judaic (December, 2013)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Jewish Philosophy: Rebirth or in Crisis?

Author: 
Kay Schweigmann-Greve
Reviewer: 
Brian Horowitz

Horowitz on Schweigmann-Greve, 'Chaim Zhitlowsky: Philosoph, Sozialrevolutionär und Theoretiker einer säkularen nationaljüdischen Identität'


Kay Schweigmann-Greve. Chaim Zhitlowsky: Philosoph, Sozialrevolutionär und Theoretiker einer säkularen nationaljüdischen Identität. Hannover: Wehrhahn, 2012. 470 pp. EUR 39.80 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-86525-268-5.

Reviewed by Brian Horowitz (Tulane University)
Published on H-Judaic (December, 2013)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Radicalism Engenders Jewish Nationalism

Author: 
Alanna E. Cooper
Reviewer: 
Zeev Levin

Levin on Cooper, 'Bukharan Jews and the Dynamics of Global Judaism'


Alanna E. Cooper. Bukharan Jews and the Dynamics of Global Judaism. Indiana Series in Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012. xxix + 305 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-00643-1; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-00650-9.

Reviewed by Zeev Levin (Hebrew University)
Published on H-Judaic (November, 2013)
Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Tracing the Identity of Bukharan Jews

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