E-books: Jewish Studies

  • Migration and Colonialism in Late Second Millennium BCE Levant and Its Environs: The Making of a New World book cover

    Migration and Colonialism in Late Second Millennium BCE Levant and Its Environs

    The Making of a New World, 1st Edition

    By Pekka Pitkänen

    This book examines migration and colonialism in the ancient Near East in the late second millennium BCE, with a focus on the Levant. It explores how the area was shaped by these movements of people, especially in forming the new Iron Age societies. The book utilises recent sociological studies on…

    eBook – 2019-10-01
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East

  • The Jews of the Middle East and North Africa: The Impact of World War II book cover

    The Jews of the Middle East and North Africa

    The Impact of World War II, 1st Edition

    By Reeva Spector Simon

    Incorporating published and archival material, this volume fills an important gap in the history of the Jewish experience during World War II, describing how the war affected Jews living along the southern rim of the Mediterranean and the Levant, from Morocco to Iran. Surviving the Nazi slaughter…

    eBook – 2019-09-20
    Routledge

  • A Story of YHWH: Cultural Translation and Subversive Reception in Israelite History book cover

    A Story of YHWH

    Cultural Translation and Subversive Reception in Israelite History, 1st Edition

    By Shawn W. Flynn

    A Story of YHWH investigates the ancient Israelite expression of their deity, and tracks why variation occurred in that expression, from the early Iron Age to the Persian period. Through this text, readers will gain a better appreciation for the complexities and contexts in the development of…

    eBook – 2019-09-06
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East

  • The Routledge Introductory Course in Modern Hebrew: Hebrew in Israel book cover

    The Routledge Introductory Course in Modern Hebrew

    Hebrew in Israel, 2nd Edition

    By Giore Etzion

    The Routledge Introductory Course in Modern Hebrew is an integrated language course designed ideally for classroom–based learners. Adopting an eclectic approach, the course contains 90 lessons combining authentic texts, grammar explanations, and exercises with audiovisual materials to guide and…

    eBook – 2019-09-02
    Routledge

  • New Perspectives on Jewish Cultural History: Boundaries, Experiences, and Sensemaking book cover

    New Perspectives on Jewish Cultural History

    Boundaries, Experiences, and Sensemaking, 1st Edition

    Edited by Maja Gildin Zuckerman, Jakob Egholm Feldt

    This book presents original studies of how a cultural concept of Jewishness and a coherent Jewish history came to make sense in the experiences of people entangled in different historical situations. Instead of searching for the inconsistencies, discontinuities, or ruptures of dominant grand…

    eBook – 2019-08-19
    Routledge
    Studies for the International Society for Cultural History

  • Deconstructing the Talmud: The Absolute Book book cover

    Deconstructing the Talmud

    The Absolute Book, 1st Edition

    By Federico Dal Bo

    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…

    eBook – 2019-07-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Agrippa II: The Last of the Herods book cover

    Agrippa II

    The Last of the Herods, 1st Edition

    By David Jacobson

    Agrippa II is the first comprehensive biography of the last descendant of Herod the Great to rule as a client king of Rome. Agrippa was the last king to assume responsibility for the management of the Temple in Jerusalem, and he ultimately saw its destruction in the Judaean-Roman War. This study…

    eBook – 2019-07-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Ancient Biographies

  • On Liberty: Jewish Philosophical Perspectives book cover

    On Liberty

    Jewish Philosophical Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Daniel H. Frank

    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…

    eBook – 2019-06-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • The Holocaust in the Romanian Borderlands: The Arc of Civilian Complicity book cover

    The Holocaust in the Romanian Borderlands

    The Arc of Civilian Complicity, 1st Edition

    By Mihai I Poliec

    This volume examines the changing role which ordinary members of society played in the state-sponsored persecution of the Jews in Bukovina and Bessarabia, both during the summer of 1941, when Romania joined the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, and beyond. It establishes different patterns of…

    eBook – 2019-06-14
    Routledge
    Mass Violence in Modern History

  • The Making of Modern Jewish Identity: Ideological Change and Religious Conversion book cover

    The Making of Modern Jewish Identity

    Ideological Change and Religious Conversion, 1st Edition

    By Motti Inbari

    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,…

    eBook – 2019-05-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Charity in Rabbinic Judaism: Atonement, Rewards, and Righteousness book cover

    Charity in Rabbinic Judaism

    Atonement, Rewards, and Righteousness, 1st Edition

    By Alyssa M. Gray

    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…

    eBook – 2019-05-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Festival Stories of Child Life in a Jewish Colony in Palestine. book cover

    Festival Stories of Child Life in a Jewish Colony in Palestine.

    1st Edition

    By Hannah Trager

    Published in 1920, this anthology of children’s stories reflect the lives and festivals celebrated by children in the Jewish colonies in early 20th century Palestine.…

    eBook – 2018-12-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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