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  1. Jews and Jewishness in British Children’s Literature

    By Madelyn Travis

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In a period of ongoing debate about faith, identity, migration and culture, this timely study explores the often politicised nature of constructions of one of Britain’s longest standing minority communities. Representations in children’s literature influenced by the impact of the Enlightenment, the...

    Published March 19th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Holy Places in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Confrontation and Co-existence

    Edited by Marshall J. Breger, Yitzhak Reiter, Leonard Hammer

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    This book addresses the major generators of conflict and toleration at shared holy places in Palestine and Israel. Examining the religious, political and legal issues, the authors show how the holy sites have been a focus of both conflict and cooperation between different communities. Bringing...

    Published March 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 26th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Engaging with a Legacy: Nehemia Levtzion (1935-2003)

    Edited by E. Ann McDougall

    Engaging with a Legacy shows how Nehemia Levtzion shaped our understanding of Islam in Africa and influenced successive scholarly generations in their approach to Islamization, conversion and fundamentalism. The book illuminates his work, career and family life – including his own ‘life vision’ on...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Rise of Modern Jewish Politics

    Extraordinary Movement

    By C.S. Monaco

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    The path toward modern Jewish politics, a process that required a dramatic reconstruction of Jewish life, may have emerged during a far earlier time frame and in a different geographic and cultural context than has previously been thought. Drawing upon current sociological understanding of social...

    Published November 26th 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 15th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Holocaust

    The Third Reich and the Jews, 2nd Edition

    By David Engel

    Series: Seminar Studies

    Fully revised and updated, this second edition includes: · A much expanded selection of original documents, many never before anthologised in English · Added treatment of the role of non-Germans in the Holocaust and the geographical variations in Jewish response · Additional...

    Published October 1st 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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 5th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Fragility of Law

    Constitutional Patriotism and the Jews of Belgium, 1940–1945

    By David Fraser

    The Fragility of Law examines the ways in which, during the Second World War, the Belgian government and judicial structure became implicated in the identification, exclusion and killing of its Jewish residents, and in the theft - through Aryanization - of Jewish property. David Fraser...

    Published June 13th 2012 by Routledge-Cavendish

  10. Jewish Eating and Identity Through the Ages

    By David C. Kraemer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book explores the history of Jewish eating and Jewish identity, from the Bible to the present. The lessons of this book rest squarely on the much-quoted insight: 'you are what you eat.' But this book goes beyond that simple truism to recognise that you are not only what you eat, but also how,...

    Published April 4th 2012 by Routledge