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Routledge Jewish Studies Series

Series Editor: Oliver Leaman

Studies, which are interpreted to cover the disciplines of history, sociology, anthropology, culture, politics, philosophy, theology, religion, as they relate to Jewish affairs. The remit includes texts which have as their primary focus issues, ideas, personalities and events of relevance to Jews, Jewish life and the concepts which have characterised Jewish culture both in the past and today. The series is interested in receiving appropriate scripts or proposals.

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1-10 of 50 results in Routledge Jewish Studies Series
  1. The Ugliness of Moses Mendelssohn

    Aesthetics, Religion & Morality in the Eighteenth Century

    By Leah Hochman

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The Ugliness of Moses Mendelssohn examines the idea of ugliness through four angles: philosophical aesthetics, early anthropology, physiognomy and portraiture in the eighteenth-century. Highlighting a theory that describes the benefit of encountering ugly objects in art and nature,...

    Published October 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. God, Jews and the Media

    Religion and Israel’s Media

    By Yoel Cohen

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    In order to understand contemporary Jewish identity in the twenty-first century, one needs to look beyond the Synagogue, the holy days and Jewish customs and law to explore such modern phenomena as mass media and their impact upon Jewish existence. This book delves into the complex relationship...

    Published August 29th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Jews as a Chosen People

    Tradition and transformation

    By S. Leyla Gurkan

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The concept of the Jews as a chosen people is a key element of the Jewish faith and identity. This book explores the idea of chosenness from the ancient world, through modernity and into the Post-Holocaust era. Analysing a vast corpus of biblical, ancient, rabbinic and modern Jewish literature,...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Voltaire's Jews and Modern Jewish Identity

    Rethinking the Enlightenment

    By Harvey Mitchell

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Harvey Mitchell’s book argues that a reassessment of Voltaire’s treatment of traditional Judaism will sharpen discussion of the origins of, and responses to, the Enlightenment. His study shows how Voltaire’s nearly total antipathy to Judaism is best understood by stressing his self-regard as...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Jewish Cryptotheologies of Late Modernity

    Philosophical Marranos

    By Agata Bielik-Robson

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    This book aims to interpret ‘Jewish Philosophy’ in terms of the Marrano phenomenon: as a conscious clinamen of philosophical forms used in order to convey a ‘secret message’ which cannot find an open articulation. The Marrano phenomenon is employed here, in the domain of modern philosophical...

    Published July 30th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Judaism in Contemporary Thought

    Traces and Influence

    Edited by Agata Bielik-Robson, Adam Lipszyc

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The central aim of this collection is to trace the presence of Jewish tradition in contemporary philosophy. This presence is, on the one hand, undeniable, manifesting itself in manifold allusions and influences – on the other hand, difficult to define, rarely referring to openly revealed...

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge

  7. German-Jewish Popular Culture before the Holocaust

    Kafka's kitsch

    By David A. Brenner

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    David A. Brenner examines how Jews in Central Europe developed one of the first "ethnic" or "minority" cultures in modernity. Not exclusively "German" or "Jewish," the experiences of German-speaking Jewry in the decades prior to the Third Reich and the Holocaust were also negotiated in encounters...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Collaboration with the Nazis

    Public Discourse after the Holocaust

    Edited by Roni Stauber

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    This book examines the changes in representing collaboration, during the Holocaust, especially in the destruction of European Jewry, in the public discourse and the historiography of various countries in Europe that were occupied by the Germans, or were considered, at least during part of the war,...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Holocaust and Representations of Jews

    History and Identity in the Museum

    By K. Hannah Holtschneider

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The Holocaust and Representations of Jews examines how prominent national exhibitions in Europe represent the Jewish minority and its cultural and religious self-understandings, historically and today, in particular in the context of the Holocaust. Insights from the New Museology are brought to...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Emmanuel Levinas and the Limits to Ethics

    A Critique and a Re-Appropriation

    By Aryeh Botwinick

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Emanuel Levinas and the Limits to Ethics highlights how radically different Jewish ethics is from Christian ethics, and the profound affinities that subsist between Jewish ethics and philosophical and political liberalism. The philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas has captured the imagination of a global...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. A History of Czechs and Jews: A Slavic Jerusalem
    By Martin Wein
    To Be Published February 11th 2015
  2. Rabbis of our Time: Spiritual Authorities of Judaism
    By Marek Cejka, Roman Koran
    To Be Published May 1st 2015
  3. Boundaries, Identity and belonging in Modern Judaism
    Edited by Maria Diemling, Larry Ray
    To Be Published October 1st 2015

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