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Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  1. The European Jews, Patriotism and the Liberal State 1789-1939

    A Study of Literature and Social Psychology

    By David Aberbach

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The fragility of the liberal democratic state after 1789 is illustrated in the history of the European Jews from the French Revolution to the Holocaust. Emancipation and hope of emancipation amongst the European Jewish population created a plethora of Jewish identities and forms of patriotism....

    Published November 18th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Israeli Holocaust Research

    Birth and Evolution

    By Boaz Cohen

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    An exploration of the development of Holocaust research in Israel, this book ranges from the consolidation of Holocaust research as an academic subject in the late 1940s to the establishment of Yad Vashem and beyond. Research on the story of historiography is often a work on books, on the "final...

    Published September 26th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. Rabbinic Theology and Jewish Intellectual History

    The Great Rabbi Loew of Prague

    Edited by Meir Seidler

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Rabbi Loew (the Maharal) of Prague remains one of the most influential and prolific Jewish thinkers of his time. Widely considered one of the fathers of Hassidic thought and a harbinger of Modern Jewish philosophy, his life and work have retained their influence and remain prevalent today. Adopting...

    Published August 12th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 May 27th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Jesus among the Jews

    Representation and Thought

    Edited by Neta Stahl

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    For almost two thousand years, various images of Jesus accompanied Jewish thought and imagination: a flesh-and-blood Jew, a demon, a spoiled student, an idol, a brother, a (failed) Messiah, a nationalist rebel, a Greek god in Jewish garb, and more. This volume charts for the first time the...

    Published February 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  7. War and Peace in Jewish Tradition

    From the Biblical World to the Present

    Edited by Yigal Levin, Amnon Shapira

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The transition between the reality of war and a hope for peace has accompanied the Jewish people since biblical times. However, the ways in which both concepts are understood have changed many times over the ages, and both have different implications for an independent nation in its own land than...

    Published December 20th 2011 by Routledge

  8. The Holocaust and Representations of Jews

    History and Identity in the Museum

    By K. Hannah Holtschneider

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The Holocaust and Representations of Jews examines how prominent national exhibitions in Europe represent the Jewish minority and its cultural and religious self-understandings, historically and today, in particular in the context of the Holocaust. Insights from the New Museology are brought to...

    Published July 4th 2011 by Routledge

  9. The Global Impact of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion

    A Century-Old Myth

    Edited by Esther Webman

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The Protocols of the Elders of Zion has attracted the interest of politicians and academicians, and generated extensive research, since the tract first appeared in the early twentieth century. Despite having repeatedly been discredited as a historical document, and in spite of the fact that it...

    Published June 13th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Collaboration with the Nazis

    Public Discourse after the Holocaust

    Edited by Roni Stauber

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    This book examines the changes in representing collaboration, during the Holocaust, especially in the destruction of European Jewry, in the public discourse and the historiography of various countries in Europe that were occupied by the Germans, or were considered, at least during part of the war,...

    Published August 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  11. Political Theologies in the Holy Land

    Israeli Messianism and its Critics

    By David Ohana

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    This book examines the role of messianism in Zionist ideology, from the birth of the Zionist movement through to the present. Is shows how messianism is not just a religious or philosophical term but a very tangible political practice and theology which has shaped Israeli identity. The author...

    Published October 14th 2009 by Routledge

  12. 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 10th 2009 by Routledge

  13. 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

  14. 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 May 25th 2009 by Routledge

  15. Philosophy and Rabbinic Culture

    Jewish Interpretation and Controversy in Medieval Languedoc

    By Gregg Stern

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Philosophy and Rabbinic Culture is a study of the great, and curiously underappreciated, engagement of a Medieval European Jewish community with the philosophic tradition. This lucid description of the Languedocian Jewish community's multigenerational cultivation of - and acculturation to -...

    Published December 22nd 2008 by Routledge

  16. 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 December 1st 2008 by Routledge

  17. German-Jewish Popular Culture before the Holocaust

    Kafka's kitsch

    By David A. Brenner

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    David A. Brenner examines how Jews in Central Europe developed one of the first "ethnic" or "minority" cultures in modernity. Not exclusively "German" or "Jewish," the experiences of German-speaking Jewry in the decades prior to the Third Reich and the Holocaust were also negotiated in encounters...

    Published July 7th 2008 by Routledge

  18. The Jewish-Chinese Nexus

    A Meeting of Civilizations

    Edited by M. Avrum Ehrlich

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The Jewish Chinese Nexus explores through a collection of articles the nexus between two of the oldest, intact, starkly contrasting and most interesting civilizations on earth; Jews and Chinese. This volume studies how they are interacting in modernity; how they view each other and what areas of...

    Published June 25th 2008 by Routledge

  19. 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 June 8th 2008 by Routledge