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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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The Jews as a Chosen People Tradition and transformation

The Jews as a Chosen People: Tradition and transformation

1st Edition

By S. Leyla Gurkan
March 27, 2014

The concept of the Jews as a chosen people is a key element of the Jewish faith and identity. This book explores the idea of chosenness from the ancient world, through modernity and into the Post-Holocaust era. Analysing a vast corpus of biblical, ancient, rabbinic and modern Jewish literature, ...

The Holocaust and Representations of Jews History and Identity in the Museum

The Holocaust and Representations of Jews: History and Identity in the Museum

1st Edition

By K. Hannah Holtschneider
March 19, 2014

The Holocaust and Representations of Jews examines how prominent national exhibitions in Europe represent the Jewish minority and its cultural and religious self-understandings, historically and today, in particular in the context of the Holocaust. Insights from the New Museology are brought to ...

Collaboration with the Nazis Public Discourse after the Holocaust

Collaboration with the Nazis: Public Discourse after the Holocaust

1st Edition

Edited By Roni Stauber
March 19, 2014

This book examines the changes in representing collaboration, during the Holocaust, especially in the destruction of European Jewry, in the public discourse and the historiography of various countries in Europe that were occupied by the Germans, or were considered, at least during part of the war, ...

Voltaire's Jews and Modern Jewish Identity Rethinking the Enlightenment

Voltaire's Jews and Modern Jewish Identity: Rethinking the Enlightenment

1st Edition

By Harvey Mitchell
March 19, 2014

Harvey Mitchell’s book argues that a reassessment of Voltaire’s treatment of traditional Judaism will sharpen discussion of the origins of, and responses to, the Enlightenment. His study shows how Voltaire’s nearly total antipathy to Judaism is best understood  by stressing his self-regard as ...

Medieval Jewish Philosophy An Introduction

Medieval Jewish Philosophy: An Introduction

1st Edition

By Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok, Dan Cohn-Sherbok
October 29, 1996

Beginning with the earliest philosopher of the Middle Ages, Saadiah ben Joseph al-Fayyumi, this work surveys the writings of such figures as Solomon ben Joseph ibn Gabirol, Bahya ben Joseph ibn Pakuda, Abraham ben david Halevi ibn Daud, Judah Halevi, Moses Maimonides, Gersonides, Hasdai Crescas, ...

Judaising Movements Studies in the Margins of Judaism in Modern Times

Judaising Movements: Studies in the Margins of Judaism in Modern Times

1st Edition

Edited By Tudor Parfitt, Emanuela Semi
December 16, 2013

The history of Judaising movements has been largely ignored by historians of religion. This volume analyzes the interplay between colonialism, a Judaism not traditionally viewed as proselytising but which at certain points was struggling to heed the Prophets and become a light unto the Gentiles' ...

Philosophy and Rabbinic Culture Jewish Interpretation and Controversy in Medieval Languedoc

Philosophy and Rabbinic Culture: Jewish Interpretation and Controversy in Medieval Languedoc

1st Edition

By Gregg Stern
December 06, 2010

Philosophy and Rabbinic Culture is a study of the great, and curiously underappreciated, engagement of a Medieval European Jewish community with the philosophic tradition. This lucid description of the Languedocian Jewish community's multigenerational cultivation of - and acculturation to - ...

Jews and Judaism in Modern China

Jews and Judaism in Modern China

1st Edition

By M. Avrum Ehrlich
August 06, 2013

Jews and Judaism in Modern China explores and compares the dynamics at work in two of the oldest, intact and starkly contrasting civilizations on earth; Jewish and Chinese. The book studies how they interact in modernity and how each civilization views the other, and analyses areas of cooperation ...

Jews, Muslims and Mass Media Mediating the 'Other'

Jews, Muslims and Mass Media: Mediating the 'Other'

1st Edition

Edited By Dr Yulia Egorova, Yulia Egorova, Tudor Parfitt
May 16, 2007

This text looks at the ways in which Jews, Muslims and the conflict between them has been covered in the modern media. Both Jews and Muslims generally receive a 'bad press'. This book will try to reveal why. The media have clearly played a pro-active role in the Middle East conflict, the ...

Judaism, Philosophy, Culture Selected Studies by E. I. J. Rosenthal

Judaism, Philosophy, Culture: Selected Studies by E. I. J. Rosenthal

1st Edition

By Erwin Rosenthal
September 30, 2010

One of the outstanding interpreters of Jewish culture in the twentieth century has been Erwin Rosenthal. This book contains some of his most influential work, ranging from the nature of Jewish political thought, both classical and medieval, to Christian reactions to Judaism and to varying ...

The Jews of Ethiopia The Birth of an Elite

The Jews of Ethiopia: The Birth of an Elite

1st Edition

Edited By Tudor Parfitt, Emanuela Trevisan Semi
August 09, 2010

This book offers the results of the most recent research carried out in European and Israeli universities on Ethiopian Jews. With a special focus on Europe and the role played by German, English and Italian Jewish communities in creating a new Jewish Ethiopian identity, it investigates such ...

Political Theologies in the Holy Land Israeli Messianism and its Critics

Political Theologies in the Holy Land: Israeli Messianism and its Critics

1st Edition

By David Ohana
March 07, 2013

This book examines the role of messianism in Zionist ideology, from the birth of the Zionist movement through to the present. Is shows how messianism is not just a religious or philosophical term but a very tangible political practice and theology which has shaped Israeli identity. The author ...

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