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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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31-40 of 49 results in Routledge Jewish Studies Series
  1. The Jews of Ethiopia

    The Birth of an Elite

    Edited by Tudor Parfitt, Emanuela Trevisan Semi

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    This book offers the results of the most recent research carried out in European and Israeli universities on Ethiopian Jews. With a special focus on Europe and the role played by German, English and Italian Jewish communities in creating a new Jewish Ethiopian identity, it investigates such...

    Published July 29th 2010 by Routledge

  2. The Image of the Black in Jewish Culture

    A History of the Other

    By Abraham Melamed

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The evolving image of the Black in the history of Jewish culture is being traced here in the conceptual framework of recent post-modern theories of the 'other'. The study focuses on the mechanisms by which an ethno-religious minority group considered by the dominant majority to be the inferior '...

    Published July 20th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Contemporary Jewish Philosophy

    An Introduction

    By Irene Kajon

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    This text introduces the most important Jewish philosophers of contemporary times from the point of view of their original approach to both Judaism and philosophy and include: Hermann Cohen, Franz Rosenweig, Martin Buber, Leo Strauss, Emmanuel Levinas. It shows how for them the dialogue between...

    Published July 9th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Art in Zion

    The Genesis of Modern National Art in Jewish Palestine

    By Dalia Manor

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Art in Zion deals with the link between art and national ideology and specifically between the artistic activity that emerged in Jewish Palestine in the first decades of the twentieth century and the Zionist movement. In order to examine the development of national art in Jewish Palestine, the...

    Published June 25th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Jewish Cultural Nationalism

    Origins and Influences

    By David Aberbach

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Jewish Cultural Nationalism explores the development of Jewish nationalism from the Bible to modern times, focusing on particular movements and places as well as texts which signified, or themselves brought about, change: the Bible (Hebrew prayer book), and the modern Hebrew literature,...

    Published June 25th 2010 by Routledge

  6. The Jewish-Chinese Nexus

    A Meeting of Civilizations

    Edited by M. Avrum Ehrlich

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The Jewish Chinese Nexus explores through a collection of articles the nexus between two of the oldest, intact, starkly contrasting and most interesting civilizations on earth; Jews and Chinese. This volume studies how they are interacting in modernity; how they view each other and what areas of...

    Published June 25th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Jewish Mysticism and Magic

    An Anthropological Perspective

    By Maureen Bloom

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Providing a unique anthropological perspective on Jewish mysticism and magic, this book is a study of Jewish rites and rituals and how the analysis of early literature provides the roots for understanding religious practices. It includes analysis on the importance of sacrifice, amulets, and names,...

    Published June 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  8. Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed

    Silence and Salvation

    By Donald McCallum

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Providing an excellent overview of the latest thinking in Maimonides studies, this book uses a novel philosophical approach to examine whether Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed contains a naturalistic doctrine of salvation after death. The author examines the apparent tensions and contradictions...

    Published June 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  9. Philosophy in a Time of Crisis

    Don Isaac Abravanel: Defender of the Faith

    By Seymour Feldman

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The expulsion from Spain did not only result in the destruction and dispersion of Spanish Jewry but led to a crisis in Jewish faith. Don Isaac Abravanel provided a systematic treatment of the main philosophical and theological beliefs of Judaism in an attempt to resolve the inner doubts of his...

    Published June 21st 2010 by Routledge

  10. Muscular Judaism

    The Jewish Body and the Politics of Regeneration

    By Todd Samuel Presner

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Providing valuable insights into an element of European nationalism and modernist culture, this book explores the development of the 'Zionist body' as opposed to the traditional stereotype of the physically weak, intellectual Jew. It charts the cultural and intellectual history showing how the '...

    Published June 21st 2010 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Ugliness of Moses Mendelssohn: Aesthetics, Religion & Morality in the Eighteenth Century
    By Leah Hochman
    To Be Published October 16th 2014
  2. A History of Czechs and Jews: A Slavic Jerusalem
    By Martin Wein
    To Be Published February 10th 2015
  3. Rabbis of our Time: Spiritual Authorities of Judaism
    By Marek Cejka, Roman Koran
    To Be Published April 30th 2015

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