Books in category Social Science – Jewish Studies

  • From the Book to the Book

    From the Book to the Book
    Edmond Jabès

    The first anthology to span the oeuvre of the late writer Edmond Jabès, including pieces previously unpublished in English.

  • Refuting the Anti Israel Narrative

    Refuting the Anti-Israel Narrative
    Jeremy Havardi

    This book refutes these misrepresentations, showing that Israel's actions are well within the norms of international law and morality, and arguing that the country–far from being a deviant state–is a bastion of Western values.

  • A Jewish Kapo in Auschwitz

    A Jewish Kapo in Auschwitz
    Tuvia Friling

    Sorting through this Rashomon-like story within the cultural and political contexts in which Gruenbaum operated, Friling illuminates key debates that rent the Jewish community in Europe and Israel from the 1930s to the 1960s.

  • Mitzvah Girls

    Mitzvah Girls
    Ayala Fader

    Mitzvah Girls is the first book about bringing up Hasidic Jewish girls in North America, providing an in-depth look into a closed community.

  • Escaping the Holocaust

    Escaping the Holocaust
    Dalia Ofer

    Making exhaustive use of archival sources, Ofer provides invaluable insight into the struggles of the immigrants, the activists and supporters of the movement, the logistical obstacles, and the political forces working to halt or exploit …

  • IG Auschwitz

    IG Auschwitz
    Bernd C. Wagner

    Im Mittelpunkt stehen das Engagement des IG Farben-Konzerns in der Nachbarschaft von Auschwitz und das in Zusammenarbeit mit der SS errichtete Konzentrationslager Monowitz.

  • Shylock in Germany

    Shylock in Germany
    Andrew G. Bonnell

    Using archival research and drawing on much primary source material, Bonnell does not confine the book to theatre history only – but instead uses the changing portrayal of Shylock to analyse German cultural attitudes towards Jews over time.

  • Anti Semitism in America

    Anti-Semitism in America
    Harold Earl Quinley, Charles Young Glock

    Periodic outbreaks of anti-Jewish hostility testify to the continuing presence of anti-Semitism in America.

  • The Book of Klezmer

    The Book of Klezmer
    Yale Strom

    "The Book of Klezmer" traces the music's entire history, making use of extensive documentary material; interviews with forgotten klezmorim as well as luminaries such as Theodore Bikel, Leonard Nimoy, Joel Grey, Andy Statman, and John Zorn; …

  • Power Ethics and Ecology in Jewish Late Antiquity

    Power, Ethics, and Ecology in Jewish Late Antiquity
    Julia Watts Belser

    This book analyzes rabbinic responses to drought and disaster, revealing how the Talmudi grapples with problems of power, ethics, and ecology in Jewish late antiquity.

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