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The first complete intellectual biography of one of the most influential and controversial philosophers of the twentieth century, Leo Strauss.
Examines the struggle of Jewish women to join defense and military activities during the decades leading up to the Israeli War of Independence.
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.
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 first comprehensive history of the development of early Jewish life on Long Island.
The critical biography of a dynamic and under-represented figure who produced and starred in some of the most innovative works of her day.
Examines the place of Paris in French Jewish literary memory, a memory that, of necessity, grapples with the aftermath of the Holocaust.
Explores Elie Wiesel’s portraits of the sages of Judaism and elaborates on the Hasidic legacy from his life and his teaching.
Broadens the horizons of Strauss’s thought by initiating dialogues between him and figures with whom little or no dialogue has yet occurred.
Argues that Jewishness is an essential element of Argentina’s self-fashioning as a modern nation.
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.
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.
An authoritative biography of the dean of American proletarian writers during the interwar years.
Shows how Israeli Communists developed a distinctive national identity outside the boundaries of Zionism.
A portrait of Israeli literature in its full transnational and multilingual complexity.
Three stageworthy plays and nine individual scenes that offer an introduction to Yiddish theater at its liveliest.
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.
Examines the role that images of Palestine played in the construction of prewar Jewish American identity.
A provocative study of opposition to anti-Semitism in contemporary political philosophy.
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.
A Levinasian commentary on the Torah.
A provocative tale of an unlikely contender and her midlife transformation through boxing.
An in-depth look at Elie Wiesel’s writings, from his earliest works to his final novels.
Study of a fascinating medieval Jewish philosopher, focusing on his twin conceptions of history.
Traces the development of bal tashḥit, the Jewish prohibition against wastefulness and destruction, from its biblical origins to the contemporary environmental movement.
Demonstrates that Rabbi Shneur Zalman's teachings regarding time and history enabled Habad's growth into a mass Jewish movement.
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.
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.
Analyzes audio recordings of interwar Hebrew plays, providing a new model for the use of sound in theater studies.
A psychological study, based on extensive interview data, of Jewish adults who take on a devout lifestyle.
A multidisciplinary approach to the study of veganism, vegetarianism, and meat avoidance among Jews, both historical and contemporary.
An indispensable primary source in the history of Zionism.
Argues that Jewish writers used depictions of Jews as animals to question prevalent notions of Jewish identity.
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.
Examines how Jewish women have used poetry to challenge their historical limitations while rewriting their potential futures.
Comprehensive analysis of 220 hours of outtakes that impels us to reexamine our assumptions about a crucial Holocaust documentary.
Argues that queer Israeli emigrants engage in a deliberately unheroic form of resistance to Zionism.
Complete collection of Schwarzschild’s essays on the neo-Kantian Jewish philosopher Hermann Cohen.
Argues that Holocaust representation has ethical implications fundamentally linked to questions of good and evil.
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.
An in-depth account of the ideology driving Israel's religious Zionist settler movements since the 1970s.
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.
A history of the French schools that pioneered female education in Ottoman Iraq's Jewish communities.
A study of comparative metaphysics that explores the concepts of Reality and Appearance and their relevance to contemporary religious consciousness.
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.
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.
Offers a novel exploration of the relationship between religion and the state in Israel.
Brings popular cinema and Jewish religious texts into a meaningful dialogue.
The definitive biography of New York State's four-term Governor, US Senator, humanitarian, and Jewish liberal political reformer.
First comprehensive examination of the rise and decline of the Jewish communist movement in the English-speaking world.
The first comprehensive examination of the debate between Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojève on the subject of philosophy and tyranny.
Looks at the concept of Ultimate Reality in Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity.
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.
Addresses the absence of Jewish subjects in intersectionality studies and demonstrates how to do intersectionality work inclusive of Jewish perspectives.
Explores the fundamental confrontations between Spinoza and Levinas in ethics, politics, science, and religion.
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.
Examines the lives of recent Russian-Jewish immigrants in Germany.
Explores the paradoxical symmetry between the divine and demonic in early Jewish mystical texts.
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.
Comprehensive and critical analysis of the post-Zionist debates and their impact on various aspects of Israeli culture.
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.
Considers Jewish studies as an academic discipline from its origins to the present.
Compelling account of Strauss's mature Maimonidean writings.
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.
A fascinating discussion of the kabbalistic image of a nursing god, its historical context, and its theological implications.
A fascinating look at the lives, culture, and religious and ritual observance of three generations of Iranian Jewish women in the United States.
A hermeneutics of language after Auschwitz.
In exploring her father's own gambling addiction, the author uncovers a hidden history of gambling in the Jewish community.
A critical edition, with notes and commentary, of the ancient Aramaic translation of the Torah.
Argues that debates about Jewish identity and assimilation are signs of creative potential rather than crisis.
Discusses the two most important figures in early Jewish mythologies of evil, the fallen angels Azazel and Satanael.
A daughter struggles to get her mother to talk about her Holocaust experiences, and tries to understand how those experiences have shaped her own life.
A literary love story.
A new translation of a modern Yiddish masterpiece.
A vivid portrayal of the important role of Jews in American boxing history, and vice versa.
Looks at literary works from outside the Judeo-Christian tradition to test Levinas's notion of "the Other. "
Explores the unacknowledged psychological element in Maimonides’ work, one which prefigures the latter insights of Freud.
Examines how Israeli society has commemorated Yitzhak Rabin.
An introduction to the Zohar, the crowning work of medieval Kabbalah. Includes original translations and analysis.
Examines the variety of cinematic responses to the Holocaust as well as the Shoah’s impact on cinematic expression itself.
Examines the Jewish philosopher’s influence on theology, philosophy, medicine, and law, and his impact on later thinkers.
An original and revolutionary interpretation of the Jews’ destiny in modern politics.
Shows how Ozick’s characters attempt to mediate a complex Jewish identity, one that bridges the differences between traditional Judaism and secular American culture.
Reconciles the conflict between these two seemingly diverse traditions.