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Routledge Jewish Studies Series


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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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Postmodern Love in the Contemporary Jewish Imagination Negotiating Spaces and Identities

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Efraim Sicher
February 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 ...

Israeli Theatre Mizrahi Jews and Self-Representation

Israeli Theatre: Mizrahi Jews and Self-Representation

1st Edition

By Naphtaly Shem-Tov
May 27, 2021

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
March 30, 2021

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 ...

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 ...

Deconstructing the Talmud The Absolute Book

Deconstructing the Talmud: The Absolute Book

1st Edition

By Federico Dal Bo
July 23, 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

By 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

By Alyssa M. Gray
June 03, 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

By Motti Inbari
June 03, 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,...

Religious Zionism and the Six Day War From Realism to Messianism

Religious Zionism and the Six Day War: From Realism to Messianism

1st Edition

By Avi Sagi, Dov Schwartz
December 03, 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 ...

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