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Illustrates the diversity of Jewish lesbian queer experience through a range of topics, voices, and genres, encouraging readers to rethink narrow conceptions of Jewishness.
A critical and creative reconstruction of Adorno's conception of truth that shows its relevance for contemporary philosophy, art, and politics.
An intellectual-political biography of Otto Heller, the most prominent and prolific communist theoretician of the Jewish question.
Originally published in Hebrew in 1944, this fascinating and moving account may well be the first memoir of the Holocaust.
Examines the Yiddish-Hebrew writer I. L. Peretz's alignment with the Jewish working-class in Eastern Europe and his devotion to progressive politics.
Offers a bold new reading of Yiddish cinema by exploring the early diasporic cinema's fascination with media and communication.
Argues that the modern practice of critique emerged out of religious traditions and can in many ways be traced back to them.
Explores the diversity of Jewish approaches to character and virtue, from the Bible to the present day.
Analyzes the history of legislative party switching and its regulation in the Israeli Knesset.
Explores the writer's enduring literary and political legacy.
Explores the delicate interplay between emigration of Jews from Israel to Germany and the construction of a new identity in the shadow of antisemitism both past and present in their new home.
Examines the struggle of Jewish women to join defense and military activities during the decades leading up to the Israeli War of Independence.
The first complete intellectual biography of one of the most influential and controversial philosophers of the twentieth century, Leo Strauss.
Offers an immanent critique of Levinas’s core philosophical proposals by reference to his allegedly eurocentric statements.
Examines how community leaders, writers, and political activists facing state repression in Latin America have drawn on and debated the validity of Holocaust terms to describe human rights atrocities in their own countries.
The critical biography of a dynamic and under-represented figure who produced and starred in some of the most innovative works of her day.
The first comprehensive history of the development of early Jewish life on Long Island.
Explores Elie Wiesel’s portraits of the sages of Judaism and elaborates on the Hasidic legacy from his life and his teaching.
Examines the place of Paris in French Jewish literary memory, a memory that, of necessity, grapples with the aftermath of the Holocaust.
Broadens the horizons of Strauss’s thought by initiating dialogues between him and figures with whom little or no dialogue has yet occurred.
Reconsiders the legacy of an important Hasidic mystic, leader, and educator who confronted the dilemmas of modernity after World War I and whose writing constitutes a unique testimony to religious experience and its rupture in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Argues that Jewishness is an essential element of Argentina’s self-fashioning as a modern nation.
Demonstrates the impact of print culture on the spread of Jewish mysticism, focusing on Kabbalistic study guides by R. Yissakhar Baer of seventeenth-century Prague.
A portrait of Israeli literature in its full transnational and multilingual complexity.
A provocative study of opposition to anti-Semitism in contemporary political philosophy.
Examines the role that images of Palestine played in the construction of prewar Jewish American identity.
An authoritative biography of the dean of American proletarian writers during the interwar years.
Demonstrates how conflict between a human adept as the divine warrior and an otherworldly antagonist plays a key role in early Jewish and Christian apocalyptic accounts.
Three stageworthy plays and nine individual scenes that offer an introduction to Yiddish theater at its liveliest.
Shows how Israeli Communists developed a distinctive national identity outside the boundaries of Zionism.
A dynamic dialogue of poetry and art that reimagines the ancient, biblical concept of sacrifice.
Situates a Hasidic master in the context of his time, demonstrating his formative influence on Jewish literary modernity.
This archive-based study of the philosophy of Leo Strauss provides in-depth interpretations of key texts and their larger theoretical contexts.
Combines powerful first-person accounts with incisive scholarly analysis to understand the phenomenon of ultra-Orthodox Jews who leave their insular communities and venture into the wider world.
Traces the development of bal tashḥit, the Jewish prohibition against wastefulness and destruction, from its biblical origins to the contemporary environmental movement.
An in-depth look at Elie Wiesel’s writings, from his earliest works to his final novels.
A Levinasian commentary on the Torah.
Study of a fascinating medieval Jewish philosopher, focusing on his twin conceptions of history.
Demonstrates that Rabbi Shneur Zalman's teachings regarding time and history enabled Habad's growth into a mass Jewish movement.
A provocative tale of an unlikely contender and her midlife transformation through boxing.
Combining photography and essay, presents a speculative portrait of a Jewish immigrant living out the end of his days in New York's midcentury mental health system.
A collection of poems weaving together astrology, motherhood, music, and literary history.
Critically assesses the experiences of men in the Holocaust.
Combines personal accounts with insights from psychology to understand the continuing impact of Holocaust trauma in Lithuania.
A psychological study, based on extensive interview data, of Jewish adults who take on a devout lifestyle.
An indispensable primary source in the history of Zionism.
Explores Levinas’s approach to animal ethics from a range of perspectives.
Analyzes audio recordings of interwar Hebrew plays, providing a new model for the use of sound in theater studies.
A multidisciplinary approach to the study of veganism, vegetarianism, and meat avoidance among Jews, both historical and contemporary.
Examines how Jewish women have used poetry to challenge their historical limitations while rewriting their potential futures.
A Marxist history of Israeli literature, tracing the relations between economic, social, and aesthetic transformations.
Surveys the current state of Jewish American and Holocaust literatures as well as approaches to teaching them.
Studies the impact of lobbying efforts by domestic ethnic groups and foreign governments on US policymaking.
Argues that Jewish writers used depictions of Jews as animals to question prevalent notions of Jewish identity.
Comprehensive analysis of 220 hours of outtakes that impels us to reexamine our assumptions about a crucial Holocaust documentary.
Argues that Holocaust representation has ethical implications fundamentally linked to questions of good and evil.
An innovative philosophical meditation on the muteness of Holocaust survivors and the human faculty of storytelling.
Complete collection of Schwarzschild’s essays on the neo-Kantian Jewish philosopher Hermann Cohen.
Argues that queer Israeli emigrants engage in a deliberately unheroic form of resistance to Zionism.
An in-depth account of the ideology driving Israel's religious Zionist settler movements since the 1970s.
Contrasts the experiences of German Jewish refugees from the Holocaust who fled to London and New York City.
Uses Israel’s public diplomacy efforts during the second intifada (2000–2005) as a prime example of interactions between state security, diplomacy, and the media.
Translations of selected poems by the Yiddish writer, covering the entire breadth of his career.
The first book-length collection in English of this major Israeli poet.
Tells the story of a young couple in love during World War II, and the difficulties they faced both at war and on the home front.
A history of the French schools that pioneered female education in Ottoman Iraq's Jewish communities.
A wide-ranging analysis of heavenly twin imagery in early Jewish extrabiblical texts.
Argues that first- and second-generation Jewish American writers had an ambivalent relationship with educational success.
The first systematic analysis of the Frankfurt School’s research and theorizing on modern antisemitism.
Explores the life and work of psychoanalyst Sabina Spielrein through a feminist and mytho-poetic lens.
A comprehensive survey of the most important writing to come out of the Holocaust.
Brings popular cinema and Jewish religious texts into a meaningful dialogue.
Offers a novel exploration of the relationship between religion and the state in Israel.
The definitive biography of New York State's four-term Governor, US Senator, humanitarian, and Jewish liberal political reformer.
The first comprehensive examination of the debate between Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojève on the subject of philosophy and tyranny.
First comprehensive examination of the rise and decline of the Jewish communist movement in the English-speaking world.
Examines the influence of the notorious American anarchist “Red Emma” on the shifting social geography of sex and gender at the turn of the twentieth century.
The poems of Anna Margolin (1887–1952), appearing here both in the original Yiddish and in English translation.
Addresses the absence of Jewish subjects in intersectionality studies and demonstrates how to do intersectionality work inclusive of Jewish perspectives.
European scholars discuss Leo Strauss as a major figure in the history of philosophy.
Explores the fundamental confrontations between Spinoza and Levinas in ethics, politics, science, and religion.
Explores how the USHMM and other museums and memorials both displace and disturb the memories that they are trying to commemorate.
Looks at the concept of Ultimate Reality in Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity.
Examines a fascinating and important figure in the history of modern Jewish ethics.
Explores Borges’ infatuation with Jewish history and culture.
When, in the late eighties, the author chooses to raise a child with her lesbian partner, she embraces a life outside the lines—one full of curious adventures as well as the usual catastrophes and everyday pleasures.
Explores the paradoxical symmetry between the divine and demonic in early Jewish mystical texts.
Comprehensive and critical analysis of the post-Zionist debates and their impact on various aspects of Israeli culture.
Explores how the thought of Leo Strauss amounts to a model for thinking about the connection between philosophy, Jewish thought, and history.
Examines the lives of recent Russian-Jewish immigrants in Germany.
Demonstrates how American Jews used culture—art, dance, music, fashion, literature—to win the hearts and minds of postwar Americans to the cause of Israel.
An eloquent personal reflection on the fascination of family history and the desire to both discover and escape origins.
First book-length collection of the work of the celebrated Israeli poet.
Examines the German and Jewish sources of Strauss's thought and the extent to which his philosophy can shed light on the crisis of liberal democracy.
An entertaining inside story of how Reuben Freed's roadside eatery became the famous Red Apple Rest.
The story of an Ocean Hill–Brownsville teacher who crossed picket lines during the racially charged New York City teachers’ strike of 1968.
Compelling account of Strauss's mature Maimonidean writings.
Considers Jewish studies as an academic discipline from its origins to the present.
Comprehensive analysis of how Harlem and the Lower East Side have been depicted over the course of the twentieth century in African American and Jewish American literature.
Uncovers a fundamental change that took place in Western thinking, especially its departure from the Sephardic philosophy found in the Iberian Peninsula during the 13th century.