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The Death of the Shtetl
In this important book an internationally acclaimed Holocaust historian weaves historical narrative with individual testimonies to recount the destruction of the shtetls, small Jewish towns in Poland and Russia, at the hands of the Nazis in 1941-1942.2010 224 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300167931
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A Way of Being
The distinguished scholar David Gelernter presents a highly original guide to Judaism as a way of life and the fundamentals of Jewish belief.2011 248 pp. - Paper ISBN: 9780300168150
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Cloth ISBN: 9780300151923
In Ishmael's House
A History of Jews in Muslim Lands
The relationship between Jews and Muslims has been a flashpoint that affects stability in the Middle East and has consequences around the globe. In this absorbing and eloquent book Martin Gilbert challenges the standard media portrayal and presents a fascinating account of hope, opportunity, fear, and terror that have characterized these two peoples through the 1,400 years of their intertwined his...2011 448 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300177985
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Cloth ISBN: 9780300167153
Rethinking God and Tradition
How do we articulate a religious vision that embraces evolution and human authorship of Scripture? Drawing on the Jewish mystical traditions of Kabbalah and Hasidism, path-breaking Jewish scholar Arthur Green argues that a neomystical perspective can help us to reframe these realities, so they may yet be viewed as dwelling places of the sacred. In doing so, he rethinks such concepts as...The Franz Rosenzweig Lecture Series
2010 208 pp. - Paper ISBN: 9780300152326
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The Music Libel Against the Jews
This deeply imaginative and wide-ranging book shows how, since the first centuries of the Christian era, gentiles have associated Jews with noise. Ruth HaCohen focuses her study on a “musical libel"—a variation on the Passion story that recurs in various forms and cultures in which an innocent Christian boy is killed by a Jew in order to silence his “harmonious musicality.”2011 532 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300167788
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Kabbalah in Italy, 1280-1510
This sweeping survey of the history of Kabbalah in Italy represents a major contribution from one of the world's foremost Kabbalah scholars. The first to focus attention on a specific center of Kabbalah, Moshe Idel charts the ways that Kabbalistic thought and literature developed in Italy and how its unique geographical situation facilitated the arrival of both Spanish and Byzantine Kabbalah. 2011 512 pp. - Cloth ISBN: 9780300126266
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Belonging and Genocide
Hitler's Community, 1918-1945
How could the German people have condoned and participated in the Holocaust? Thomas Kühne offers a provocative answer to this troubling question. He shows how the Nazis used the human desire for community to build a genocidal society.2010 224 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300121865
In this uniquely wide-ranging portrait of Israel, students and general readers will find accurate information on such important topics as its history, land and people, politics, society, economics, and culture.2012 352 pp. - Paper ISBN: 9780300162301
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