Reviews

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

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

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