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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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On Liberty Jewish Philosophical Perspectives

On Liberty: Jewish Philosophical Perspectives

1st Edition

By Daniel 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 ...

Jews of Turkey Migration, Culture and Memory

Jews of Turkey: Migration, Culture and Memory

1st Edition

By Süleyman Şanlı
December 04, 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. ...

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

By 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, ...

Nietzsche and Jewish Political Theology

Nietzsche and Jewish Political Theology

1st Edition

By David Ohana
October 12, 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 ...

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

By David Aberbach
October 09, 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 ...

The Global Impact of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion A Century-Old Myth

The Global Impact of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion: A Century-Old Myth

1st Edition

Edited By Esther Webman
August 10, 2018

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 ...

The European Jews, Patriotism and the Liberal State 1789-1939 A Study of Literature and Social Psychology

The European Jews, Patriotism and the Liberal State 1789-1939: A Study of Literature and Social Psychology

1st Edition

By David Aberbach
August 09, 2018

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. ...

Boundaries, Identity and belonging in Modern Judaism

Boundaries, Identity and belonging in Modern Judaism

1st Edition

Edited By Maria Diemling, Larry Ray
June 28, 2018

The drawing of boundaries has always been a key part of the Jewish tradition and has served to maintain a distinctive Jewish identity. At the same time, these boundaries have consistently been subject to negotiation, transgression and contestation. The increasing fragmentation of Judaism into ...

Ethical Monotheism A Philosophy of Judaism

Ethical Monotheism: A Philosophy of Judaism

1st Edition

By Ehud Benor
December 20, 2017

The term Ethical Monotheism is an important marker in Judaism’s tumultuous transition into the modern era. The term emerged in the context of culture-wars concerning the question of whether or not Jews could or should become emancipated citizens of modern European states. It appeared in arguments ...

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