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  1. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Jewish Cultures

    Edited by Nadia Valman, Laurence Roth

    Series: Routledge Literature Handbooks

    The Routledge Handbook to Contemporary Jewish Cultures explores the diversity of Jewish cultures and the various ways of investigating them, presenting the different methodologies, arguments, and challenges within the discipline. This handbook considers in turn: How the individual terms ‘...

    Published September 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Risky Genes

    Genetics, Breast Cancer and Jewish Identity

    By Jessica Mozersky

    Series: Genetics and Society

    Ashkenazi Jews have the highest known population risk of carrying specific mutations in the high-risk breast cancer genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2. So what does it mean to be told you have an increased risk of genetic breast cancer because you are of Ashkenazi Jewish origin? In a time of ever-increasing...

    Published August 30th 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. Sites of Jewish Memory

    Jews in and From Islamic Lands in Modern Times

    Edited by Glenda Abramson

    This book brings together a collection of 16 essays that explore Jewish communities in North Africa, Turkey and Iraq. The discussions are located primarily in the 20th century but essays also examine the Jewish community in 16th-century Istanbul, and in early modern Morocco. Topics include...

    Published June 30th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Routledge Introductory Course in Biblical Hebrew

    By Lily Kahn

    The Routledge Introductory Course in Biblical Hebrew provides a comprehensive introduction to Biblical Hebrew language and texts. Combining a fresh and innovative approach with an in-depth treatment of the language, it presents the essentials of biblical grammar and vocabulary in an engaging and...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Contemporary Jewish Writing

    Austria After Waldheim

    By Andrea Reiter

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    This book examines Jewish writers and intellectuals in Austria, analyzing filmic and electronic media alongside more traditional publication formats over the last 25 years. Beginning with the Waldheim affair and the rhetorical response by the three most prominent members of the survivor generation...

    Published November 19th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 14th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Jewish Law Annual Volume 20

    Edited by Berachyahu Lifshitz

    Series: Jewish Law Annual

    Volume 20 of The Jewish Law Annual features six detailed studies. The first three articles consider questions which fall under the rubric of halakhic methodology. The final three articles address substantive questions regarding privacy, cohabitation and medical triage. All three ‘methodological’...

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 6th 2013 by Routledge