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Aesthetic Theology and Its Enemies
Judaism in Christian Painting, Poetry, and Politics
The role of Judaism in the formation of Western aesthetics
Nirenberg, David

All-Out for Victory!
Magazine Advertising and the World War II Home Front
A lively look at magazine ads during World War II and their roles in sustaining morale and promoting home-front support of the war, with lots of illustrations
Jones, John Bush

Altered Pasts
Counterfactuals in History
A thought-provoking survey and critique of “what-if?” history
Evans, Richard J.

American Dreams and Nazi Nightmares
Early Holocaust Consciousness and Liberal America, 1957-1965
A unique contribution to America's encounter with Holocaust memory that links the use of Nazi imagery to liberal politics
Fermaglich, Kirsten

American Jewish History
A Primary Source Reader
A treasure trove of primary source documents on American Jewish history, culture, and life
Zola, Gary Phillip and Marc Dollinger, eds

American Jewish Women and the Zionist Enterprise

The first and only complete exploration of the role of American women in the creation and support of the State of Israel from pre-State years through the struggles of Israel’s first decades.
Reinharz, Shulamit and Raider, Mark A.

An American Orthodox Dreamer
Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik and Boston’s Maimonides School
The first full-scale historical treatment of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, the leading figure in twentieth-century American Jewish Orthodoxy.
Farber, Seth

The American Synagogue
A Sanctuary Transformed
Leading historians of modern Jewry offer the first comprehensive account of American synagogue history.
Wertheimer, Jack, ed.

The Architect of Genocide
Himmler and the Final Solution
How Heinrich Himmler turned Hitler’s Nazi policy toward the Jews into horrific reality.
Breitman, Richard

The Art of the Turnaround
Creating and Maintaining Healthy Arts Organizations
Practical advice (supported by extensive case studies) for fixing troubled arts organizations
Kaiser, Michael M.

Becoming American Jews
Temple Israel of Boston
A compelling history of Boston’s Temple Israel and its role in American Reform Judaism
Dwyer-Ryan, Meaghan, Susan L. Porter, and Lisa Fagin Davis

Becoming Israeli
National Ideals and Everyday Life in the 1950s
A fresh and lively assessment of the pleasures and hardships of daily life in Israel during the 1950s
Helman, Anat

The Benderly Boys and American Jewish Education

The first full-scale history of the creation, growth, and ultimate decline of the dominant twentieth-century model for American Jewish education
Krasner, Jonathan B.

The Besht
Magician, Mystic, and Leader
Now available in English, a provocative new biography of the founder of Hasidism
Etkes, Immanuel

Best of Times, Worst of Times
Memoirs of a Political Education
A memoir by a prominent and highly respected historian and political commentator
Laqueur, Walter

The Best School in Jerusalem
Annie Landau’s School for Girls, 1900–1960
Recounts the remarkable tenure of Annie Landau as principal of the Evelina de Rothschild School in Jerusalem
Schor, Laura S.

Between Jew and Arab
The Lost Voice of Simon Rawidowicz
An exploration of the fascinating Jewish thinker Simon Rawidowicz and his provocative views on Arab refugees and the fate of Israel
Myers, David N.

Between Mussolini and Hitler
The Jews and the Italian Authorities in France and Tunisia
A landmark study of the forces shaping Fascist Italy’s policies toward Jews in occupied territories during World War II.
Carpi, Daniel

Bird Strike
The Crash of the Boston Electra
An intriguing and thoughtful investigation of New England’s first major air disaster, caused by a massive bird strike, a half-century ago
Kalafatas, Michael N.

Brandeis Modern Hebrew

An accessible introduction to the Hebrew language
Ringvald,Vardit, Bonit Porath, Yaron Peleg, Esther Shorr, and Sara Hascal

Brandeis Modern Hebrew, Intermediate to Advanced
Pilot Edition
The long-awaited sequel to the classic Hebrew language textbook, this book is intended for intermediate and advanced students
Ringvald, Vardit

Breaking the Silence
The German Who Exposed the Final Solution.
A remarkable story of the German industrialist who first warned the West of Nazi plans for the mass murder of Jews
Laqueur, Walter and Breitman, Richard.

A Breath of Life
Feminism in the American Jewish Community
A vigorous portrayal of the effects of a distinct form of feminism on the spiritual and secular lives of Jewish women.
Fishman, Sylvia Barack

Bridge of Light
Yiddish Film between Two Worlds
The definitive history of Yiddish cinema returns to print with additional material
Hoberman, J.

Inventing a Pathology of Catastrophe for Holocaust Survival [The Limits of Medical Knowledge and Historical Memory in France]
A powerful look at how French medical science apprehended and described Holocaust survival
Dorland, Michael

California Jews

The first full-length presentation of Jewish life, history, and culture in California from the Gold Rush to the twenty-first century
Kahn, Ava F. and Marc Dollinger, eds., Moses Rischin, fwd.

Chaim Weizmann
The Making of a Zionist Leader
Reinharz, Jehuda

Chaim Weizmann
The Making of a Statesman
Reinharz, Jehuda

Citizenship, Faith, and Feminism
Jewish and Muslim Women Reclaim Their Rights
The first book to examine religious feminist activists in Israel, the U.S., and Kuwait
Feldman, Jan

Civil Society and Dictatorship in Modern German History

A consideration of twentieth-century German social history and the legacies of the two dictatorships
Kocka, Jürgen

Community and Conscience
The Jews in Apartheid South Africa
The first thorough account of South African Jewish religious, political, and educational institutions in relation to the apartheid regime.
Shimoni, Gideon

The Covenant of Circumcision
New Perspectives on an Ancient Jewish Rite
Scholars and rabbis examine the complicated history and contemporary challenges of the Jewish rite of circumcision.
Mark, Elizabeth Wyner, ed.

The Future of the Arts in America
A passionate and provocative assessment of the decline of performing arts institutions in the United States and how to save them
Kaiser, Michael M.

The Cycle
A Practical Approach to Managing Arts Organizations
Offers practical advice, based on the notion of a “family” of supporters, for managing healthy arts organizations
Kaiser, Michael M. with Brett E. Egan

The Darker Side of Genius
Richard Wagner’s Anti-Semitism
Richard Wagner’s anti-Semitism considered in the context of his time, place, and aspirations rather than in relation to his later appropriation by the Nazis.
Katz, Jacob.

The Days Between
Blessings, Poems, and Directions of the Heart for the Jewish High Holiday Season
An elegantly designed volume of new English and Hebrew prayers and reflections for the High Holidays from a contemporary American poet
Falk, Marcia

Double or Nothing?
Jewish Families and Mixed Marriage
A lively and accessible look at Jewish intermarriage and its familial and cultural effects.
Fishman, Sylvia Barack

Early Modern European Civilization and Its Political and Cultural Dynamism

A discussion of the author’s confessionalization paradigm as a model for understanding European state formation
Schilling, Heinz

Educating in the Divine Image
Gender Issues in Orthodox Jewish Day Schools
An incisive look at gender inequities in Jewish day school education
Gorsetman, Chaya Rosenfeld and Elana Maryles Sztokman

Empires in Collision in Late Antiquity

Political and military developments in the Arabian Peninsula on the eve of Islam
Bowersock, G. W.

Eternally Eve
Images of Eve in the Hebrew Bible, Midrash, and Modern Jewish Poetry
A fascinating analysis of the story of Eve, using modern poetry in conversation with biblical texts and rabbinic rewritings to reveal new layers of meaning
Lapidus Lerner, Anne

Ethics at Work
Creating Virtue at an American Corporation
A fascinating assessment of the ethics program at Lockheed Martin, one of the world's largest defense contractors.
Terris, Daniel

Ethics through Literature
Ascetic and Aesthetic Reading in Western Culture
An investigation into the relationship between ethics, reading, and the creative imagination in Western culture
Stock, Brian

Everyday Jewish Life in Imperial Russia
Select Documents, 1772–1914
An astounding compilation of primary source documents dealing with all aspects of Jewish daily life in the Russian empire
Freeze, ChaeRan Y. and Jay M. Harris

Expanding the Palace of Torah
Orthodoxy and Feminism
A unique examination of the theological implications for Orthodox Judaism of women's changed status in the modern world.
Ross, Tamar

The Faith of Fallen Jews
Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi and the Writing of Jewish History
Brings together key writings by one of the most distinguished and renowned Jewish historians of our time
Myers, David N. and Alexander Kaye, editors


A classic of modern Israeli literature in English for the first time.
Be’er, Haim

Feminism Encounters Traditional Judaism
Resistance and Accommodation
An innovative analysis of how creative tensions between modern Orthodox Judaism and feminism can lead to unexpected perspectives and beliefs
Hartman, Tova

Feminist Rereadings of Rabbinic Literature

Novel readings of rabbinic literature from the perspective of feminism and gender reading theories
Raveh, Inbar

Fertility and Jewish Law
Feminist Perspectives on Orthodox Responsa Literature
A comprehensive comparative study of Jewish law on contemporary reproductive issues from a gender perspective
Irshai, Ronit

Follow My Footprints
Changing Images of Women in American Jewish Fiction
Twenty-one writers document the diverse representations and roles of Jewish women in American literature and culture.
Fishman, Sylvia Barack, ed.

The Menstruant in Medieval Jewish Mysticism
A fascinating analysis of why there are no female mystics in medieval Judaism
Koren, Sharon Faye

Four Centuries of Jewish Women’s Spirituality
A Sourcebook
The only comprehensive volume of Jewish women’s spiritual writing from the sixteenth century to the present
Umansky, Ellen M., Ashton, Dianne,eds.

From Text to Context
The Turn to History in Modern Judaism
Essays examining the emergence of Jewish scholarship during the period 1818 - 1919, concentrating on the Wissenschaft des Judentums movement.
Schorsch, Ismar

Gender and American Jews
Patterns in Work, Education, and Family in Contemporary Life
A much-anticipated sociological analysis of gender components in contemporary American Jewish life based on the most recent population data
Hartman, Harriet and Moshe Hartman; Sylvia Barack Fishman, pref.

Gender, Religion, and Family Law
Theorizing Conflicts between Women’s Rights and Cultural Traditions
Groundbreaking theoretical and legal approaches to resolving conflicts between gender equality and cultural practices
Joffe, Lisa Fishbayn, and Sylvia Neil, editors

German City, Jewish Memory
The Story of Worms
A remarkable, in-depth study of Jewish history, culture, and memory in a historic and contemporary German city
Roemer, Nils

Germany’s Prophet
Paul de Lagarde and the Origins of Modern Antisemitism
A provocative and disquieting portrait of Bible scholar and founder of modern German antisemitism Paul de Lagarde
Sieg, Ulrich

Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses
The Synagogue to the Carousel, Jewish Carving Traditions
A richly illustrated volume celebrating Jewish carving traditions from the Old World to the New
Zimiles, Murray

Glorious, Accursed Europe

An exhaustive study of how Jews imagined the idea of Europe and how it existed in their collective memory from the Enlightenment to the present
Reinharz, Jehuda and Yaacov Shavit

History, Rhetoric, and Proof

One of the world's leading historians delivers a pathbreaking analysis of truth and rhetoric in the writing of history.
Ginzburg, Carlo

Hitler in History

A leading interpreter of the Nazi period addresses crucial issues in modern European and contemporary history.
Jäckel, Eberhard

A Holocaust Controversy
The Treblinka Affair in Postwar France
A provocative study of a French Holocaust controversy of the 1960s and the dynamics of postwar memory.
Moyn, Samuel

Holocaust Literature
A History and Guide
A comprehensive assessment of Holocaust literature, from World War II to the present day
Roskies, David G., and Diamant, Naomi

Holocaust Mothers and Daughters
Family, History, and Trauma
An astonishing analysis of Jewish mother-daughter relations before, during, and after the Shoah as described in daughters’ memoirs
Clementi, Federica K.

A House Divided
Orthodoxy and Schism in Nineteenth-Century Central European Jewry
Katz, Jacob. Ziporah Brody, tr

“How Goodly Are Thy Tents”
Summer Camps as Jewish Socializing Experiences
An entertaining ethnographic study of how Jewish summer camps foster Jewish sensibilities and education.
Sales, Amy L. and Saxe, Leonard

In Search of American Jewish Culture

A leading cultural historian explores the complex interactions of Jewish and American cultures.
Whitfield, Stephen J.

The Individual in History
Essays in Honor of Jehuda Reinharz
Essays in honor of the scholarly work and institutional leadership of Jehuda Reinharz, focusing on the role of the individual in history
Freeze, ChaeRan Y., Sylvia Fuks Fried, and Eugene R. Sheppard, editors

The International Judge
An Introduction to the Men and Women Who Decide the World’s Cases
An interdisciplinary introduction to international judges and their work
Terris, Daniel, Cesare P. R. Romano, and Leigh Swigart, foreword by Sonia Sotomayor

Irreconcilable Differences?
The Waning of the American Jewish Love Affair with Israel
A bold analysis of the creation and dissolution of the American Jewish consensus on Israel.
Rosenthal, Steven T.

A History
A history of Israel in the context of the modern Jewish experience and the history of the Middle East
Shapira, Anita

Israel in the Middle East
Documents and Readings on Society, Politics, and Foreign Relations, Pre-1948 to the Present
An anthology of the most important documents on the domestic and foreign policy of the modern state of Israel, in relation to the rest of the Middle East
Rabinovich, Itamar and Reinharz, Jehuda, eds.

Israel, Jordan, and Palestine
The Two-State Imperative
An astute assessment of the relationship between Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinians, with scenarios for the future of Palestinian statehood
Susser, Asher

Israeli Society in the Twenty-First Century
Immigration, Inequality, and Religious Conflict
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
Goldscheider, Calvin

Or on Religious Power and Judaism
A translation of the famous 18th-century German treatise with introduction and detailed commentary
Mendelssohn, Moses. Alexander Altmann, introd. and commentary; Allan Arkush, trans.

Jewhooing the Sixties
American Celebrity and Jewish Identity—Sandy Koufax, Lenny Bruce, Bob Dylan, and Barbra Streisand
A lively look at four major Jewish celebrities of early 1960s America, who together made their mark on both American culture and Jewish identity
Kaufman, David E.

Jewish Marriage and Divorce in Imperial Russia

A pathbreaking study of Jewish marriage and divorce in 19th-century Russia.
Freeze, ChaeRan Y.

A Jewish Ceremony for Newborn Girls
The Torah’s Covenant Affirmed
Formulates a framework for the development of Jewish rituals for newborn girls
Siegel, Sharon R.

Jewish Dimensions in Modern Visual Culture
Antisemitism, Assimilation, Affirmation
A fascinating look at key aspects of visual culture in modern Jewish history
Long, Rose-Carol Washton, Matthew Baigell, and Milly Heyd, eds.

A Jewish Kapo in Auschwitz
History, Memory, and the Politics of Survival
Intriguing biography of Eliezer Gruenbaum, the communist Jewish Kapo whose controversy-ridden story spans Europe and Israel
Friling, Tuvia

Jewish Philosophical Politics in Germany, 1789–1848

A provocative look at how Jewish intellectuals thought about Jewish religion and existence within a German philosophical tradition
Rose, Sven-Erik

Jewish Renaissance and Revival in America

An anthology that explores religious and social revival in American Judaism in the 19th century
Fishbane, Eitan P. and Jonathan D. Sarna, eds.

The Jewish Response to German Culture
From the Enlightenment to the Second World War
Seventeen scholars explore the interaction between a Jewish culture with its ancient heritage and an expansive German culture in the process of modernization.
Reinharz, Jehuda, and Schatzberg, Walter, eds.

Jewish Rhetorics
History, Theory, Practice
Addresses the plurality of Jewish approaches to rhetoric and traditions from ancient times to the present day
Bernard-Donals, Michael, and Janice W. Fernheimer, editors

Jewish Roots in Southern Soil
A New History
A lively look at southern Jewish history and culture.
Ferris, Marcie Cohen and Greenberg, Mark I., eds. Eli N. Evans, fwd.

Jewish Soul Food
Traditional Fare and What It Means
A lighthearted introduction to the art of traditional Jewish cooking, which links Jewish foods and Jewish beliefs
Ungar, Carol

Jewish Women in Pre-State Israel
Life History, Politics, and Culture
A critical look at the history and culture of women of the Yishuv and a call for a new national discourse
Kark, Ruth, Shilo, Margalit; Hasan-Rokem, Galit;
Reinharz, Shulamit fwd.

Jews and Diaspora Nationalism
Writings on Jewish Peoplehood in Europe and the United States
An anthology of Jewish diaspora nationalist thought across the ideological spectrum
Rabinovitch, Simon

Jews and Race
Writings on Identity and Difference, 1880–1940
An anthology of writings by Jewish thinkers on Jews as a race
Hart, Mitchell B., ed.

The Jews of Bialystok During World War II and the Holocaust

Jewish society as an active protagonist in the story of the Holocaust
Bender, Sara; Yaffa Murciano, trans.

The Jews of Poland Between Two World Wars

Original essays by distinguished scholars explore Jewish politics, religion, literature, and society in Poland from 1918 to 1939.
Gutman, Yisrael; Mendelsohn, Ezra; Reinharz, Jehuda; and Shmeruk, Chone, eds. Sylvia Fuks Fried, asst. ed.

The Jews of Prime Time

An examination of Jewish television characters from the last fifty years, along with a backstage look at the Jewish insiders who created the strange history of Jewish identity in prime time television
Zurawik, David

Jews of South Florida

A lavishly illustrated and lively introduction to a unique American Jewish community.
Greenbaum, Andrea, ed.

Jews Welcome Coffee
Tradition and Innovation in Early Modern Germany
A lively look at how coffee affected Jewish life in early modern Germany
Liberles, Robert

Journeys to War and Peace
A Congressional Memoir
A fascinating memoir by a key player in international affairs during the Carter, Reagan, and G. H. W. Bush administrations
Solarz, Stephen J., and Norman Ornstein, fwd.

Kabbalah and Art

Bronstein, Léo

In Search of the Jewish Soul Food
The one and only absolutely definitive biography of the knish
Silver, Laura

The Kosher Baker
Over 160 Dairy-free Recipes from Traditional to Trendy
This extraordinary bible of kosher baking breathes fresh life into parve desserts and breads
Shoyer, Paula

Land and Desire in Early Zionism

A provocative look at the centrality of desire for “the Land” among early settlers in pre-state Israel
Neumann, Boaz

Language and Power in the Early Middle Ages

Language and ideology in the scholarship of the late Middle Ages
Geary, Patrick J.

Leading Roles
50 Questions Every Arts Board Should Ask
A concise, practical, and timely guide for board members of arts organizations
Kaiser, Michael M.

Learning and Community
Jewish Supplementary Schools in the Twenty-First Century
Rich ethnographies of Jewish supplementary schools drawn from every region in the U.S.
Wertheimer, Jack

Legalizing Plural Marriage
The Next Frontier in Family Law
Offers a legal and historical context for reforming family law and legalizing plural marriage
Goldfeder, Mark

Leo Strauss and the Politics of Exile
The Making of a Political Philosopher
A probing study that demystifies the common portrayal of Leo Strauss as the inspiration for American neo-conservativism by tracing his philosophy to its German Jewish roots.
Sheppard, Eugene R.

Levirate Marriage and the Family in Ancient Judaism

Provocative exploration of levirate marriage in ancient Judaism that sheds new light on the Jewish family in antiquity and the rabbinic reworking of earlier Israelite law
Weisberg, Dvora E.

Living with Antisemitism
Modern Jewish Responses
A collection of 22 essays by distinguished scholars on the Jewish response to antisemitism worldwide over the past 200 years.
Reinharz, Jehuda, ed.

Lone Stars of David
The Jews of Texas
An essay collection of lively written, lavishly illustrated, and well-documented narratives on the history and culture of Texas Jews.
Weiner, Hollace Ava and Roseman, Kenneth D.

Louis I. Kahn’s Jewish Architecture
Mikveh Israel and the Midcentury American Synagogue
The evolution of the postwar American synagogue illuminated through the plans for Louis Kahn’s unbuilt Mikveh Israel
Solomon, Susan G.

Love, Marriage, and Jewish Families
Paradoxes of a Social Revolution
Illustrates the complex and diverse ways that Jews in the United States and Israel are reshaping dating, marriage, and family life—with some surprising consequences
Fishman, Sylvia Barack, editor

Marriage and Divorce in the Jewish State
Israel's Civil War
A comprehensive look at how rabbinical courts control Israeli marriage and divorce
Weiss, Susan M. and Netty C. Gross-Horowitz

Hans Jonas
A fascinating memoir by a major philosopher of the 20th century
Jonas, Hans, Wiese, Christian, ed. & annot.; Winston, Krishna, trans.

The Men’s Section
Orthodox Jewish Men in an Egalitarian World
A provocative look at the inner world of Orthodox Jewish men who attend partnership synagogues
Sztokman, Elana Maryles

Midrashic Women
Formations of the Feminine in Rabbinic Literature
A unique look at how non-legal rabbinic writings imagine women and their lives.
Baskin, Judith R.

The Mind of the Founder
Sources of the Political Thought of James Madison
An authentic and responsible selection of Madison’s writings.
Madison, James. Marvin Meyers, ed.

The Modern Jewish Experience in World Cinema

The first global investigation of Jewish experiences in film from a wide spectrum of disciplines
Baron, Lawrence, ed.

Modern Middle Eastern Jewish Thought
Writings on Identity, Politics, and Culture, 1893–1958
The first anthology of modern Middle Eastern Jewish thought
Behar, Moshe, and Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, Editors

Moses Mendelssohn
Writings on Judaism, Christianity, and the Bible
An English translation of key works, many never before translated, by Moses Mendelssohn, the founder of modern Jewish philosophy
Gottlieb, Michah, ed.

The Nation in History
Historiographical Debates about Ethnicity and Nationalism
An expert analyzes the major debates between historians and social scientists on the nature and development of ethnic communities, nations, and nationalism.
Smith, Anthony D.

The Nearest Thing to Life

On the meaning of fiction
Wood, James

The New Jewish Leaders
Reshaping the American Jewish Landscape
A riveting study of a generational transition with major implications for American Jewish life
Wertheimer, Jack, ed.

Observing America’s Jews

Collected essays by a preeminent authority on American Jewish history.
Sklare, Marshall. Jonathan D. Sarna, ed. and fwd.; Charles S. Liebman, afterword.

On the Edge of the Holocaust
The Shoah in Latin American Literature and Culture
Sheds new light on the views and attitudes of Latin American writers during the Nazi era
Aizenberg, Edna

Orientalism and the Jews

A fascinating analysis of how Jews fit into scholarly debates about Orientalism.
Kalmar, Ivan Davidson, and Penslar, Derek, eds.

Our Musicals, Ourselves
A Social History of the American Musical Theatre
The first comprehensive social history of the American musical theater
Jones, John Bush

Overweight Sensation
The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman
A groundbreaking biography of the song parodist and Jewish humorist
Cohen, Mark

Palestine between Politics and Terror, 1945–1947

A fascinating look at the end of British rule in Palestine, through the eyes of its final high commissioner
Golani, Motti

A People Divided
Judaism in Contemporary America
An analysis of contemporary American Judaism within the broader scope of American religious life.
Wertheimer, Jack

Philosophical Witnessing
The Holocaust as Presence
Fascinating philosophical inquiry into post-Holocaust representations of the event in political theory, ethics, and aesthetics, and an assessment of the limitations and promise of philosophical ‘witnessing’ in relation to those issues
Lang, Berel

The Philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig

Eleven essays on the life and thought of the Jewish philosopher and theologian Franz Rosenzweig.
Mendes-Flohr, Paul, ed.

Photographing the Jewish Nation
Pictures from S. An-sky's Ethnographic Expeditions
Over 170 amazing photographs of Jewish life in the Pale of Settlement, from S. An-sky’s ethnographic expeditions
Avrutin, Eugene M., Valerii Dymshits, Alexander Ivanov, Alexander Lvov, Harriet Murav, and Alla Sokolova, editors

Pictures of People
Alice Neel’s American Portrait Gallery
An intimate look at the breadth of Neel’s oeuvre
Allara, Pamela

Pious and Rebellious
Jewish Women in Medieval Europe
The first complete look at the social status and daily life of medieval Jewish women.
Grossman, Avraham

The Plough Woman
Records of the Pioneer Women of Palestine — A Critical Edition
An updated reprint of the classic text on the pioneer women of pre-state Israel.
Raider, Mark A., and Miriam B. Raider-Roth, eds. and annot.

A Poetics of Trauma
The Work of Dahlia Ravikovitch
Astute analysis of the work of a great Israeli poet through the lens of psychoanalysis, gender, nationalism, and trauma theory
Szobel, Ilana

Polygamy in Primetime
Media, Gender, and Politics in Mormon Fundamentalism
A provocative look at the costs and benefits of polygamy among western fundamentalist Mormon women
Bennion, Janet

Poverty and Leadership in the Later Roman Empire

A preeminent classical scholar on the emergence of one of our most familiar social divisions.
Brown, Peter

Princess or Prisoner?
Jewish Women in Jerusalem, 1840-1914
An in-depth look at the lives of religious Jewish women in Jerusalem at a transitional moment in its history.
Shilo, Margalit

Promised Lands
New Jewish American Fiction on Longing and Belonging
An anthology of previously-unpublished stories by leading young Jewish writers that explore the idea of the Promised Land
Rubin, Derek, ed.

The Pure Element of Time

A rich autobiographical novel of the sentimental education of one of modern Israel’s foremost literary talents
Be’er, Haim. Barbara Harshav, trans.

Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liady
The Origins of Chabad Hasidism
The only biography in English of the founder of the Chabad movement in Hasidism
Etkes, Immanuel

Religion and Jewish Identity in the Soviet Union, 1941–1964

Unearths the roots of a national awakening among Soviet Jews during World War II and its aftermath
Altshuler, Mordechai

Religion in China and Its Modern Fate

Katz, Paul R.

The Rise of the Individual in 1950s Israel
A Challenge to Collectivism
A provocative history of Israeli society in the 1950s that demonstrates how a voluntarist collectivism gave way to an individualist ethos
Rozin, Orit

The Roman Republic in Political Thought

An experienced scholar explains why the legendary early Republic, rather than the historical Republic of Cicero, has most influenced later political thought.
Millar, Fergus

Samuel Bronfman
The Life and Times of Seagram’s Mr. Sam
The irascible son of a Jewish pioneer from Czarist Russia whose business acumen built an international company renowned for the quality of its products.
Marrus, Michael R.

A Second Exodus
The American Movement to Free Soviet Jews
A first-time chronicle of the US Soviet Jewry Movement.
Friedman, Murray, and Albert D. Chernin, eds

Self-Determination and Women’s Rights in Muslim Societies

An interdisciplinary anthology on the intersections of gender, Islam, and law
Raghavan, Chitra, James P. Levine, eds. and Jeremy Travis, fwd.

Sephardi Family Life in the Early Modern Diaspora

Groundbreaking essays on Sephardic Jewish families in the Ottoman Empire and Western Sephardic communities
Lieberman, Julia R., ed.

Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust

The first book in English to specifically address the sexual violation of Jewish women during the Holocaust
Hedgepeth, Sonja M. and Rochelle G. Saidel, eds.

The Future of the Jewish Past
Offers a roadmap for revitalizing the connection between the Jewish people and the Jewish past
Kurtzer, Yehuda

Sites of European Antisemitism in the Age of Mass Politics, 1880–1918

Explores local incidents of antisemitism and antisemitic violence across Europe in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
Nemes, Robert and Daniel Unowsky, editors

The Song of Songs
Love Lyrics from the Bible
An acclaimed translation of the Bible’s celebrated collection of love poetry.
Falk, Marcia

The Days Between
Blessings, Poems, and Directions of the Heart for the Jewish High Holiday Season
An elegantly designed volume of new English and Hebrew prayers and reflections for the High Holidays from a contemporary American poet
Falk, Marcia

The Strangers We Became
Lessons in Exile from One of Iraq's Last Jews
A smart, funny, and lyrical memoir of an Iraqi Jewish girl’s experiences in five countries before settling in the United States
Shamash, Cynthia Kaplan

Suddenly Jewish
Jews Raised as Gentiles Discover Their Jewish Roots
Dramatic personal stories of the unexpected discovery of a Jewish heritage.
Kessel, Barbara

Tempest in the Temple
Jewish Communities and Child Sex Scandals
A brave collection of essays by rabbis, educators, lawyers, and psychotherapists on sexual abuse within the Jewish clergy
Neustein, Amy, ed.

Ten Days of Birthright Israel
A Journey in Young Adult Identity
The remarkable story of Birthright Israel, an intensive ten-day educational program designed to connect Jewish young adults to their heritage
Saxe, Leonard and Barry Chazan

Three Ways to Be Alien
Travails and Encounters in the Early Modern World
A study of individual trajectories in an early modern global context
Subrahmanyam, Sanjay

Through the Sands of Time
A History of the Jewish Community of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
An enlightening look at a unique and remarkable Jewish community
Cohen, Judah M.

An Introduction to the Latin Language and Its Influence 3rd Edition
An indispensible textbook for learning the Latin language
Johnston, Patricia A.

Workbook for the Third Edition
A workbook accompanying the third edition of Traditio
Johnston, Patricia A.

Untold Tales of the Hasidim
Crisis and Discontent in the History of Hasidism
Reveals the untold tale of shocking events and anomalous figures in the history of Hasidism
Assaf, David

Wedding Song
Memoirs of an Iranian Jewish Woman
An unflinching personal story of family, religion, and community that shows the horror of growing up in the shadow of religious fundamentalism.
Goldin, Farideh

Women and Water
Menstruation in Jewish Life and Law
Provocative essays address the question of women’s menstrual rituals in Jewish law, history, and culture.
Wasserfall, Rahel, ed.

The Women Who Reconstructed American Jewish Education, 1910-1965

The first volume to examine the contributions of women who brought the forces of American progressivism and Jewish nationalism to formal and informal Jewish education
Ingall, Carol K., ed.

Woody on Rye
Jewishness in the Films and Plays of Woody Allen
A critical assessment of Jewishness in Woody Allen’s films and plays
Brook, Vincent, and Marat Grinberg, editors

World in the Balance
Behind the Scenes of World War II
One of the deans of World War II scholars examines both the archives and published literature on the war, and offers sharp challenges to prevailing views.
Weinberg, Gerhard L.

Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1929

A new and provocative reassessment of the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict
Cohen, Hillel

Yehuda Amichai
The Making of Israel’s National Poet
An astonishing revision of the prevailing critical analysis of the poetry of Yehuda Amichai, based on newly discovered materials
Gold, Nili Scharf

Young Tel Aviv
A Tale of Two Cities
Fascinating revisionist history of Jewish life in Tel Aviv in the Mandate era
Helman, Anat

The Zionist Ideology

The definitive study of the origins and evolution of Jewish nationalist ideology.
Shimoni, Gideon

The Zionist Paradox
Hebrew Literature and Israeli Identity
A comprehensive reinterpretation of the development of Hebrew and Israeli literature against the backdrop of the Zionist ideal
Schwartz, Yigal