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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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11-20 of 50 results in Routledge Jewish Studies Series
  1. Jewish Women's Torah Study

    Orthodox Religious Education and Modernity

    By Ilan Fuchs

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    One of the cornerstones of the religious Jewish experience in all its variations is Torah study, and this learning is considered a central criterion for leadership. Jewish Women’s Torah Study addresses the question of women's integration in the halachic-religious system at this pivotal intersection...

    Published November 15th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Jews and Judaism in Modern China

    By M. Avrum Ehrlich

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Jews and Judaism in Modern China explores and compares the dynamics at work in two of the oldest, intact and starkly contrasting civilizations on earth; Jewish and Chinese. The book studies how they interact in modernity and how each civilization views the other, and analyses areas of cooperation...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Political Theologies in the Holy Land

    Israeli Messianism and its Critics

    By David Ohana

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    This book examines the role of messianism in Zionist ideology, from the birth of the Zionist movement through to the present. Is shows how messianism is not just a religious or philosophical term but a very tangible political practice and theology which has shaped Israeli identity. The author...

    Published March 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Jewish Blood

    Reality and metaphor in history, religion and culture

    Edited by Mitchell Hart

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    This book deals with the Jewish engagement with blood: animal and human, real and metaphorical. Concentrating on the meaning or significance of blood in Judaism, the book moves this highly controversial subject away from its traditional focus, exploring how Jews themselves engage with blood and its...

    Published February 27th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The European Jews, Patriotism and the Liberal State 1789-1939

    A Study of Literature and Social Psychology

    By David Aberbach

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The fragility of the liberal democratic state after 1789 is illustrated in the history of the European Jews from the French Revolution to the Holocaust. Emancipation and hope of emancipation amongst the European Jewish population created a plethora of Jewish identities and forms of patriotism....

    Published November 19th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Modern Gnosis and Zionism

    The Crisis of Culture, Life Philosophy and Jewish National Thought

    By Yotam Hotam

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the German intellectual world was challenged by a growing distrust in the rational ideals of the enlightenment, and consequently by a belief in the existence of a radical ‘cultural crisis’. One response to this crisis was the emergence of ‘Life...

    Published October 16th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Israeli Holocaust Research

    Birth and Evolution

    By Boaz Cohen

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    An exploration of the development of Holocaust research in Israel, this book ranges from the consolidation of Holocaust research as an academic subject in the late 1940s to the establishment of Yad Vashem and beyond. Research on the story of historiography is often a work on books, on the "final...

    Published September 27th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Rabbinic Theology and Jewish Intellectual History

    The Great Rabbi Loew of Prague

    Edited by Meir Seidler

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Rabbi Loew (the Maharal) of Prague remains one of the most influential and prolific Jewish thinkers of his time. Widely considered one of the fathers of Hassidic thought and a harbinger of Modern Jewish philosophy, his life and work have retained their influence and remain prevalent today. Adopting...

    Published August 13th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Jesus among the Jews

    Representation and Thought

    Edited by Neta Stahl

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    For almost two thousand years, various images of Jesus accompanied Jewish thought and imagination: a flesh-and-blood Jew, a demon, a spoiled student, an idol, a brother, a (failed) Messiah, a nationalist rebel, a Greek god in Jewish garb, and more. This volume charts for the first time the...

    Published February 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  10. War and Peace in Jewish Tradition

    From the Biblical World to the Present

    Edited by Yigal Levin, Amnon Shapira

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The transition between the reality of war and a hope for peace has accompanied the Jewish people since biblical times. However, the ways in which both concepts are understood have changed many times over the ages, and both have different implications for an independent nation in its own land than...

    Published December 21st 2011 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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