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Studies, which are interpreted to cover the disciplines of history, sociology, anthropology, culture, politics, philosophy, theology, religion, as they relate to Jewish affairs. The remit includes texts which have as their primary focus issues, ideas, personalities and events of relevance to Jews, Jewish life and the concepts which have characterised Jewish culture both in the past and today. The series is interested in receiving appropriate scripts or proposals.

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The Holocaust in Thessaloniki Reactions to the Anti-Jewish Persecution, 1942–1943

The Holocaust in Thessaloniki Reactions to the Anti-Jewish Persecution, 1942–1943

1st Edition

Leon Saltiel
April 22, 2020

The book narrates the last days of the once prominent Jewish community of Thessaloniki, the overwhelming majority of which was transported to the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz in 1943. Focusing on the Holocaust of the Jews of Thessaloniki, this book maps the reactions of the authorities, the ...

Contemporary Jewish Philosophy An Introduction

Contemporary Jewish Philosophy An Introduction

1st Edition

Irene Kajon
July 09, 2010

This text introduces the most important Jewish philosophers of contemporary times from the point of view of their original approach to both Judaism and philosophy and include: Hermann Cohen, Franz Rosenweig, Martin Buber, Leo Strauss, Emmanuel Levinas. It shows how for them the dialogue between ...

The Divine in Modern Hebrew Literature

The Divine in Modern Hebrew Literature

1st Edition

Neta Stahl
March 12, 2020

Demonstrating the pervasive presence of God in modern Hebrew literature, this book explores the qualities that twentieth-century Hebrew writers attributed to the divine, and examines their functions against the simplistic dichotomy between religious and secular literature. The volume follows both ...

Deconstructing the Talmud The Absolute Book

Deconstructing the Talmud The Absolute Book

1st Edition

Federico Dal Bo
July 19, 2019

This monograph uses deconstruction—a philosophical movement originated by Jacques Derrida—to read the most authoritative book in Judaism: the Talmud. Examining deconstruction in comparison with Kant’s and Hegel’s philosophies, the volume argues that the movement opens an innovative debate on Jewish...

On Liberty Jewish Philosophical Perspectives

On Liberty Jewish Philosophical Perspectives

1st Edition

Daniel H. Frank
March 05, 2019

The communitarian critic of liberalism argues that the socio-political context is fundamental to any understanding of the individual as such. This debate is advanced by particularising it to the experience of Jews in the modern world. Essays focus on the variety of views of the relationships ...

Charity in Rabbinic Judaism Atonement, Rewards, and Righteousness

Charity in Rabbinic Judaism Atonement, Rewards, and Righteousness

1st Edition

Alyssa M. Gray
May 31, 2019

Studying the many ideas about how giving charity atones for sin and other rewards in late antique rabbinic literature, this volume contains many, varied, and even conflicting ideas, as the multiplicity must be recognized and allowed expression. Topics include the significance of the rabbis’ use of...

The Making of Modern Jewish Identity Ideological Change and Religious Conversion

The Making of Modern Jewish Identity Ideological Change and Religious Conversion

1st Edition

Motti Inbari
May 31, 2019

This volume explores the processes that led several modern Jewish leaders – rabbis, politicians, and intellectuals – to make radical changes to their ideology regarding Zionism, Socialism, and Orthodoxy. Comparing their ideological change to acts of conversion, the study examines the philosophical,...

Jews of Turkey Migration, Culture and Memory

Jews of Turkey Migration, Culture and Memory

1st Edition

Süleyman Şanlı
December 13, 2018

Jews of Turkey: Migration, Culture and Memory explores the culture of Jews who immigrated from East Turkey to Israel. The study reveals the cultural values of their communities, way of life, beliefs and traditions in the multicultural and multi-religious environment that was the East of Turkey. ...

Religious Zionism and the Six Day War From Realism to Messianism

Religious Zionism and the Six Day War From Realism to Messianism

1st Edition

Avi Sagi, Dov Schwartz
December 04, 2018

This book offers a new insight into the political, social, and religious conduct of religious-Zionism, whose consequences are evident in Israeli society today. Before the Six-Day War, religious-Zionism had limited its concern to the protection of specific religious interests, with its ...

Nationalism, War and Jewish Education From the Roman Empire to Modern Times

Nationalism, War and Jewish Education From the Roman Empire to Modern Times

1st Edition

David Aberbach
November 12, 2018

Nationalism, War and Jewish Education explores historical circumstances leading to the emergence of a Jewish religious school system lasting to modern times and the process by which this system was broken down and adapted in secular form as Jewish nationalism grew in the 19th and early 20th ...

Nietzsche and Jewish Political Theology

Nietzsche and Jewish Political Theology

1st Edition

David Ohana
November 02, 2018

Nietzsche and Jewish Political Theology is the first book to explore the impact of Friedrich Nietzsche’s work on the formation of Jewish political theology during the first half of the twentieth century. It maps the many ways in which early Jewish thinkers grappled with Nietzsche’s powerful ideas ...

The Ugliness of Moses Mendelssohn Aesthetics, Religion & Morality in the Eighteenth Century

The Ugliness of Moses Mendelssohn Aesthetics, Religion & Morality in the Eighteenth Century

1st Edition

Leah Hochman
October 18, 2018

The Ugliness of Moses Mendelssohn examines the idea of ugliness through four angles: philosophical aesthetics, early anthropology, physiognomy and portraiture in the eighteenth-century. Highlighting a theory that describes the benefit of encountering ugly objects in art and nature, ...

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