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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. 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 20th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Hebrew Language and Jewish Thought

    By David Patterson

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Drawing on more than three hundred Hebrew roots, the author shows that Jewish thought employs Hebrew concepts and categories that are altogether distinct from those that characterize the Western speculative tradition. Among the key categories that shape Jewish thought are holiness,...

    Published September 6th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Jews and India

    Perceptions and Image

    By Yulia Egorova

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Exploring the image of Jews in India in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this book looks at both the Indian attitudes towards the Jewish communities of the subcontinent and at the way Jews and Judaism in general have been represented in Indian discourse. Despite the fact that the...

    Published July 23rd 2009 by Routledge

  4. Antisemitism and Modernity

    Innovation and Continuity

    By Hyam Maccoby

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The subject of anti-Semitism, not long ago thought to be a dead issue, has been revised due to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Maccoby traces the now topical discussion of the origins of Anti-Semitism, and especially its development in the modern world. The key questions ...

    Published June 7th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Jewish Education and History

    Continuity, crisis and change

    By Moshe Aberbach

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Moshe Aberbach (1924-2007) was a leading educator and scholar in Jewish studies, specialising in the field of Jewish education in the talmudic period. This book draws on a representative selection of his writings over a fifty year period, and includes essays on Saadia Gaon and Maimonides, coverage...

    Published May 25th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Jews, Muslims and Mass Media

    Mediating the 'Other'

    Edited by Dr Yulia Egorova, Yulia Egorova, Tudor Parfitt

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    This text looks at the ways in which Jews, Muslims and the conflict between them has been covered in the modern media. Both Jews and Muslims generally receive a 'bad press'. This book will try to reveal why. The media have clearly played a pro-active role in the Middle East conflict, the...

    Published May 15th 2007 by Routledge

  7. Deconstructing the Bible

    Abraham ibn Ezra's Introduction to the Torah

    By Irene Lancaster

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Deconstructing the Bible represents the first attempt by a single author to place the great Spanish Jewish Hebrew bible exegete, philosopher, poet, astronomer, astrologer and scientist Abraham ibn Ezra (1089-1164) in his complete contextual environment. It charts his unusual travels and...

    Published October 2nd 2002 by Routledge

  8. Judaising Movements

    Studies in the Margins of Judaism in Modern Times

    Edited by Tudor Parfitt, Emanuela Semi

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The history of Judaising movements has been largely ignored by historians of religion. This volume analyzes the interplay between colonialism, a Judaism not traditionally viewed as proselytising but which at certain points was struggling to heed the Prophets and become a light unto the Gentiles'...

    Published March 27th 2002 by Routledge

  9. Moses Maimonides

    By Oliver Leaman

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Moses Maimonides (1135--1204) is recognized both as a leading Jewish thinker and as one of the most radical philosophers of the Islamic world. The study reveals the significance of Maimonides to contemporary philosophical and theological problems....

    Published October 9th 1997 by Routledge

  10. Medieval Jewish Philosophy

    An Introduction

    By Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok, Dan Cohn-Sherbok

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Beginning with the earliest philosopher of the Middle Ages, Saadiah ben Joseph al-Fayyumi, this work surveys the writings of such figures as Solomon ben Joseph ibn Gabirol, Bahya ben Joseph ibn Pakuda, Abraham ben david Halevi ibn Daud, Judah Halevi, Moses Maimonides, Gersonides, Hasdai Crescas,...

    Published October 28th 1996 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Jews as a Chosen People: Tradition and transformation
    By S. Leyla Gurkan
    To Be Published February 8th 2015
  2. A History of Czechs and Jews: A Slavic Jerusalem
    By Martin Wein
    To Be Published February 15th 2015
  3. Rabbis of our Time: Spiritual Authorities of Judaism
    By Marek Cejka, Roman Koran
    To Be Published April 30th 2015
  4. Boundaries, Identity and belonging in Modern Judaism
    Edited by Maria Diemling, Larry Ray
    To Be Published September 30th 2015

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