E-books: Jewish Studies

  • Rabbis of our Time: Authorities of Judaism in the Religious and Political Ferment of Modern Times book cover

    Rabbis of our Time

    Authorities of Judaism in the Religious and Political Ferment of Modern Times, 1st Edition

    By Marek Čejka, Roman Kořan

    The term ‘rabbi’ predominantly denotes Jewish men qualified to interpret the Torah and apply halacha, or those entrusted with the religious leadership of a Jewish community. However, the role of the rabbi has been understood differently across the Jewish world. While in Israel they control legally…

    eBook – 2015-10-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • The Name of God in Jewish Thought: A Philosophical Analysis of Mystical Traditions from Apocalyptic to Kabbalah book cover

    The Name of God in Jewish Thought

    A Philosophical Analysis of Mystical Traditions from Apocalyptic to Kabbalah, 1st Edition

    By Michael T Miller

    One of the most powerful traditions of the Jewish fascination with language is that of the Name. Indeed, the Jewish mystical tradition would seem a two millennia long meditation on the nature of name in relation to object, and how name mediates between subject and object. Even within the tide of…

    eBook – 2015-10-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • The Routledge Companion to the French Revolution in World History book cover

    The Routledge Companion to the French Revolution in World History

    1st Edition

    Edited by Alan Forrest, Matthias Middell

    The Routledge Companion to the French Revolution in World History engages with some of the most recent trends in French revolutionary scholarship by considering the Revolution in its global context. Across seventeen chapters an international team of contributors examine the impact of the Revolution…

    eBook – 2015-09-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions

  • Boundaries, Identity and belonging in Modern Judaism book cover

    Boundaries, Identity and belonging in Modern Judaism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Maria Diemling, Larry Ray

    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…

    eBook – 2015-09-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Rabbinic Judaism: Space and Place book cover

    Rabbinic Judaism

    Space and Place, 1st Edition

    By David Kraemer

    In the aftermath of the conquest of the Holy Land by the Romans and their destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 CE, Jews were faced with a world in existential chaos—both they and their God were rendered homeless. In a religious tradition that had equated Divine approval with peaceful dwelling…

    eBook – 2015-09-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Colloquial Yiddish book cover

    Colloquial Yiddish

    1st Edition

    By Lily Kahn

    Specially written by an experienced teacher, Colloquial Yiddish offers a step-by-step approach to Yiddish as it is spoken and written today. Colloquial Yiddish provides the first widely available, easily accessible, comprehensive Yiddish course designed primarily for the twenty-first-century…

    eBook – 2015-09-07
    Routledge
    Colloquial Series

  • Colloquial Hebrew book cover

    Colloquial Hebrew

    1st Edition

    By Zippi Lyttleton, Tamar Wang

    Colloquial Hebrew provides a step-by-step course in Hebrew as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Hebrew in a broad range of…

    eBook – 2015-08-14
    Routledge
    Colloquial Series

  • Revisiting Jewish Spain in the Modern Era book cover

    Revisiting Jewish Spain in the Modern Era

    1st Edition

    Edited by Daniela Flesler, Tabea Alexa Linhard, Adrián Pérez Melgosa

    This innovative volume offers fresh perspectives and directions on the intersection of Hispanic and Jewish studies. It shows how 'Jewishness' has played a crucial role in Spanish political, social, and cultural developments in the modern era, exploring the effects of the multiple material and…

    eBook – 2015-07-16
    Routledge

  • The Routledge History of Genocide book cover

    The Routledge History of Genocide

    1st Edition

    Edited by Cathie Carmichael, Richard C. Maguire

    The Routledge History of Genocide takes an interdisciplinary yet historically focused look at history from the Iron Age to the recent past to examine episodes of extreme violence that could be interpreted as genocidal. Approaching the subject in a sensitive, inclusive and respectful way, each…

    eBook – 2015-05-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Histories

  • Histories of the Jews of Egypt: An Imagined Bourgeoisie, 1880s-1950s book cover

    Histories of the Jews of Egypt

    An Imagined Bourgeoisie, 1880s-1950s, 1st Edition

    By Dario Miccoli

    Up until the advent of Nasser and the 1956 War, a thriving and diverse Jewry lived in Egypt – mainly in the two cities of Alexandria and Cairo, heavily influencing the social and cultural history of the country. Histories of the Jews of Egypt argues that this Jewish diaspora should be viewed as "…

    eBook – 2015-03-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern History

  • Hannah Arendt and the Limits of Total Domination: The Holocaust, Plurality, and Resistance book cover

    Hannah Arendt and the Limits of Total Domination

    The Holocaust, Plurality, and Resistance, 1st Edition

    By Michal Aharony

    Responding to the increasingly influential role of Hannah Arendt’s political philosophy in recent years, Hannah Arendt and the Limits of Total Domination: The Holocaust, Plurality, and Resistance, critically engages with Arendt’s understanding of totalitarianism. According to Arendt, the main goal…

    eBook – 2015-03-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • A History of Czechs and Jews: A Slavic Jerusalem book cover

    A History of Czechs and Jews

    A Slavic Jerusalem, 1st Edition

    By Martin Wein

    Was Israel founded by Czechoslovakia? A History of Czechs and Jews examines this question and the resulting findings are complex. Czechoslovakia did provide critical, secret military sponsorship to Israel around 1948, but this alliance was short-lived and terminated with the Prague Trial of 1952.…

    eBook – 2015-02-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

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