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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 125 new and published books in the subject of Jewish Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Hannah Arendt and the Limits of Total Domination

    The Holocaust, Plurality, and Resistance

    By Michal Aharony

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Responding to the increasingly influential role of Hannah Arendt’s political philosophy in recent years, Hannah Arendt and the Limits of Total Domination: The Holocaust, Plurality, and Resistance, critically engages with Arendt’s understanding of totalitarianism. According to Arendt, the main goal...

    Published March 18th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Histories of the Jews of Egypt

    An Imagined Bourgeoisie, 1880s-1950s

    By Dario Miccoli

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern History

    Up until the advent of Nasser and the 1956 War, a thriving and diverse Jewry lived in Egypt – mainly in the two cities of Alexandria and Cairo, heavily influencing the social and cultural history of the country. Histories of the Jews of Egypt argues that this Jewish diaspora should be viewed as "...

    Published March 13th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Jewish Travellers

    Edited by Elkan Nathan Adler

    First published in 1930. The wandering Jew is a very real character in the great drama of history. He has travelled as nomad and settler, as fugitive and conqueror, as exile and colonist and as merchant and scholar. Of necessity bilingual and therefore the master of many languages, the Jew was the...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  4. A History of Czechs and Jews

    A Slavic Jerusalem

    By Martin Wein

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Was Israel founded by Czechoslovakia? A History of Czechs and Jews examines this question and the resulting findings are complex. Czechoslovakia did provide critical, secret military sponsorship to Israel around 1948, but this alliance was short-lived and terminated with the Prague Trial of 1952....

    Published February 11th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Teaching the Historical Jesus

    Issues and Exegesis

    Edited by Zev Garber

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    Teaching the Historical Jesus in his Jewish context to students of varied religious backgrounds presents instructors with not only challenges, but also opportunities to sustain interfaith dialogue and foster mutual understanding and respect. This new collection explores these challenges and...

    Published December 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Metaphor, Nation and the Holocaust

    The Concept of the Body Politic

    By Andreas Musolff

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Discourse

    This book is the first to provide a cognitive analysis of the function of biological/medical metaphors in National Socialist racist ideology and their background in historical traditions of Western political theory. Its main arguments are that the metaphor of the German nation as a body that needed...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 13th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 30th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Young Jewish Poets Who Fell as Soviet Soldiers in the Second World War

    By Rina Lapidus

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

    This book deals with the work of fifteen young Jewish poets who were killed, died of wounds, or were executed in captivity while serving in the Red Army in the Second World War. All were young, all were poets, most were thoroughly assimilated into Soviet society whilst at the same time being rooted...

    Published August 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture

    Edited by Glenda Abramson

    The Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture is an extensively updated revision of the very successful Companion to Jewish Culture published in 1989 and has now been updated throughout. Experts from all over the world contribute entries ranging from 200 to 1000 words broadly...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Jewish Education and History: Continuity, crisis and change

    To Be Published April 14th 2015
  2. The Independent State of Croatia 1941-45
    Edited by Sabrina P. Ramet
    To Be Published April 14th 2015
  3. Studies of the Holocaust: Lessons in Survivorship
    Edited by Roberta R Greene
    To Be Published April 14th 2015
  4. Folklare Of The Jews
    By Rappoport
    To Be Published April 14th 2015
  5. Jewishness and Masculinity from the Modern to the Postmodern
    By Neil R. Davison
    To Be Published April 14th 2015

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