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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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Contemporary Israeli Haredi Society Profiles, Trends and Challenges

Contemporary Israeli Haredi Society: Profiles, Trends and Challenges

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Kimmy Caplan, Nissim Leon
July 28, 2023

This edited volume offers profiles of contemporary Israeli Haredi (i.e., Jewish Ultra-Orthodox) society from several disciplinary points of view, resisting a generalized approach and examining the different, sometimes competing currents, that define it. It is argued that Haredi society has ...

Bialik, the Hebrew Bible and the Literature of Nationalism

Bialik, the Hebrew Bible and the Literature of Nationalism

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By David Aberbach
May 19, 2023

This book explores the life and poetry of Chaim Nachman Bialik (1873-1934) in the context of European national literature between the French Revolution and World War I, showing how he helped create a modern Hebrew national culture, spurring the revival of Hebrew as a spoken language. The author ...

Israeli Theatre Mizrahi Jews and Self-Representation

Israeli Theatre: Mizrahi Jews and Self-Representation

1st Edition

By Naphtaly Shem-Tov
January 09, 2023

This book conceptualizes Mizrahi (Middle Eastern Jewish) theatre, unfolding its performances in the field of Israeli theatre with a critical gaze. It covers the conceptualization and typology, not along a chronological axis, but rather through seven theatrical forms. The author suggests a defi ...

The Philosophy of Joseph B. Soloveitchik

The Philosophy of Joseph B. Soloveitchik

1st Edition

By Heshey Zelcer, Mark Zelcer
January 09, 2023

Providing a concise but comprehensive overview of Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s larger philosophical program, this book studies one of the most important modern Orthodox Jewish thinkers. It incorporates much relevant biographical, philosophical, religious, legal, and historical background so that the ...

Early Israel Cultic Praxis, God, and the Sôd Hypothesis

Early Israel: Cultic Praxis, God, and the Sôd Hypothesis

1st Edition

By Alex Shalom Kohav
November 29, 2022

Early Israel offers the most sweeping reinterpretation of the Pentateuch since the nineteenth-century Documentary Hypothesis. Engaging a dozen-plus modern academic disciplines—from anthropology, biblical studies, Egyptology and semiotics, to linguistics, cognitive poetics and consciousness studies;...

The Hebrew Bible, Nationalism and the Origins of Anti-Judaism A New Interpretation and Poetic Anthology

The Hebrew Bible, Nationalism and the Origins of Anti-Judaism: A New Interpretation and Poetic Anthology

1st Edition

By David Aberbach
October 31, 2022

In the attempts to unify divided peoples on the basis of a shared past, both historical and mythical, this book illumines aspects of cultural nationalism common since the Middle Ages.   As an edited work, the Bible includes texts mostly depicting long-gone historical eras extending over several ...

Postmodern Love in the Contemporary Jewish Imagination Negotiating Spaces and Identities

Postmodern Love in the Contemporary Jewish Imagination: Negotiating Spaces and Identities

1st Edition

By Efraim Sicher
March 18, 2022

Offering a radical critique of contemporary Israeli and diaspora fiction by major writers of the generation after Amos Oz and Philip Roth, this book asks searching questions about identity formation in Jewish spaces in the twenty-first century and posits global, transnational identities instead of ...

The Environment and Literature of Moral Dilemmas From Adam to Michael K

The Environment and Literature of Moral Dilemmas: From Adam to Michael K

1st Edition

By David Aberbach
August 19, 2021

Exploring the literature of environmental moral dilemmas from the Hebrew Bible to modern times, this book argues the necessity of cross-disciplinary approaches to environmental studies, as a subject affecting everyone, in every aspect of life. Moral dilemmas are central in the literary genre of ...

Birth-Throes of the Israeli Homeland The Concept of Moledet

Birth-Throes of the Israeli Homeland: The Concept of Moledet

1st Edition

By David Ohana
July 09, 2020

The book brings forth various perspectives on the Israeli "homeland" (moledet) from various known Israeli intellectuals such as Boaz Evron, Menachem Brinker, Jacqueline Kahanoff and more. Binding together various academic fields to deal with the question of the essence of the Israeli homeland: from...

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

By Leon Saltiel
April 28, 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

By Irene Kajon
August 11, 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

By Neta Stahl
March 11, 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 ...

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