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New and Published Books

  1. Judaism and Collective Life

    Self and Community in the Religious Kibbutz

    By Aryei Fishman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    Examining the relationship between Judaism as a religious culture and kibbutz life, this is a ground-breaking work in the research of Judaism.The book takes as its point of departure the historical fact that it was Orthodox pioneers of German origin, in contrast to their Eastern European...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 July 1st 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 20th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Foundations of Christianity (Routledge Revivals)

    A Study in Christian Origins

    By Karl Kautsky

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1925, Karl Kautsky presents a Marxist history of Christianity and Christian society. Divided into four key sections, the book begins by considering the personality of Jesus as portrayed within Pagan and Christian sources and highlighting the Church’s difficulty in presenting a...

    Published October 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 18th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 27th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Judaic Religion in the Second Temple Period

    Belief and Practice from the Exile to Yavneh

    By Lester L. Grabbe

    The developments in Judaism which occurred during the Second Temple period (c. 550 BC to 100 AD) were of great importance for the nature of Jewish religion in later centuries, yet few studies have examined the era in full. Now Lester L. Grabbe's lucid and accessible volume provides a much-needed...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Land and Economy in Ancient Palestine

    By Jack Pastor

    Land and Economy in Ancient Palestine is a study of the economic crises throughout the Second Temple Period. It establishes that the single factor of the economy which united all aspects of life in ancient society was land.Through study of a wide variety of sources, including the New Testament and...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Jews in the Hellenistic and Roman Cities

    Edited by John R. Bartlett

    Articles examine the city of Jerusalem and other Jewish communities of the Mediterranean diaspora, as reflected in the writings of Luke, Josephus and Philo. Topics covered include social identity, everyday life and religious practice.This will be of interest to students of Roman history, biblical...

    Published May 29th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Jews, Christians and Polytheists in the Ancient Synagogue

    Edited by Steven Fine

    Jews, Christians and Polytheists in the Ancient Synagogue explores the ways in which divergent ethnic, national and religious communities interacted with one another within the synagogue in the Greco-Roman period. It presents new perspectives regarding the development of the synagogue and its...

    Published March 20th 2012 by Routledge