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Brandeis University Press is a member press of the University Press of New England (UPNE). Brandeis University Press publishes in a variety of scholarly and general interest fields, including books in the Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life, the HBI Series on Jewish Women, the Schusterman Series in Israel Studies, the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry Series, the Brandeis Library of Modern Jewish Thought, the Brandeis Series on Gender, Culture, Religion, and Law, The Mandel Lectures in the Humanities, and the Menahem Stern Jerusalem Lectures (sponsored by the Historical Society of Israel). Our critically acclaimed, award-winning books cover diverse subjects and perspectives relating to politics, culture, history, gender, religion, philosophy, language, and literature. While we are committed to publishing compelling and innovative approaches to the study of the Jewish experience worldwide, Brandeis University Press's broader goal is to illuminate subjects of all stripes with intelligence, curiosity, and care.
FEATURE TITLES

The Nearest Thing to Life
James Wood

In this remarkable blend of memoir and criticism, James Wood, noted contributor to the New Yorker, has written a master class on the connections between fiction and life.
Aesthetic Theology and Its Enemies
Judaism in Christian Painting, Poetry, and Politics
David Nirenberg

The role of Judaism in the formation of Western aesthetics


Curtains?
The Future of the Arts in America
Michael M. Kaiser

A passionate and provocative assessment of the decline of performing arts institutions in the United States and how to save them
Jewish Soul Food
Traditional Fare and What It Means

Carol Ungar

A lighthearted introduction to the art of traditional Jewish cooking, which links Jewish foods and Jewish beliefs
Israeli Society in the Twenty-First Century
Immigration, Inequality, and Religious Conflict
Calvin Goldscheider

A data-based analysis of social life and social problems in contemporary Israel that draws a vivid portrait of a dynamic and rapidly changing society
The Individual in History
Essays in Honor of Jehuda Reinharz
ChaeRan Y. Freeze, ed.; Sylvia Fuks Fried, ed.;
Eugene R. Sheppard, ed.

Essays in honor of the scholarly work and institutional leadership of Jehuda Reinharz, focusing on the role of the individual in history