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  • Jewish Glass and Christian Stone

    A Materialist Mapping of the 'Parting of the Ways'

    By Eric C. Smith

    In recent years scholars have re-evaluated the "parting of the ways" between Judaism and Christianity, reaching new understandings of the ways shared origins gave way to two distinct and sometimes inimical religious traditions. But this has been a profoundly textual task, relying on the writings of…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • The Bible and the 'Holy Poor'

    From the Tanakh to Les Misérables

    By David Aberbach

    The Hebrew Bible is the main legislative and literary influence on European Poor Law and on literature on poverty and the poor. No extant literature from the ancient world placed more importance upon social welfare and the duty of the better-off toward the poor. It is the founding text for…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Absence and Difficult Knowledge in Contemporary Art Museums

    By Margaret Tali

    This book analyzes practices of collecting in European art museums from 1989 to the present, arguing that museums actualize absence both consciously and unconsciously, while misrepresentation is an outcome of the absent perspectives and voices of minority community members which are rarely…

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art Museums and Exhibitions

  • Jewish Religious and Philosophical Ethics

    Edited by Curtis Hutt, Halla Kim, Berel Dov Lerner

    Twentieth century continental thinkers such as Bergson, Levinas and Jonas have brought fresh and renewed attentions to Jewish ethics, yet it still remains fairly low profile in the Anglophone academic world. This collection of critical essays brings together the work of established and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Young Jewish Poets Who Fell as Soviet Soldiers in the Second World War

    By Rina Lapidus

    This book deals with the work of fifteen young Jewish poets who were killed, died of wounds, or were executed in captivity while serving in the Red Army in the Second World War. All were young, all were poets, most were thoroughly assimilated into Soviet society whilst at the same time being rooted…

    Paperback – 2017-10-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

  • On Liberty

    Jewish Philosophical Perspectives

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • The Jewish Origins of Israeli Foreign Policy

    A Study in Tradition and Survival

    By Shmuel Sandler

    The conventional understanding of Israeli foreign policy has been that it is a relatively new phenomenon, with some claiming that the ‘Jewish People’ is an invention by mid-19th century Jewish historians, or simply an ‘imagined community’. This book disputes these claims by demonstrating that the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-15 
    Routledge
    Israeli History, Politics and Society

  • Religious Studies and Rabbinics

    A Conversation

    Edited by Elizabeth Shanks Alexander, Beth A. Berkowitz

    Religious Studies and Rabbinics have overlapping yet distinct interests, subject matter, and methods. Religious Studies is committed to the study of religion writ large. It develops theories and methods intended to apply across religious traditions. Rabbinics, by contrast, is dedicated to a defined…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Contemporary Left Antisemitism

    By David Hirsh

    Today’s antisemitism is difficult to recognize because it does not come dressed in a Nazi uniform and it does not openly proclaim its hatred or fear of Jews. This book looks at the kind of antisemitism which is tolerated or which goes unacknowledged in apparently democratic spaces: trade unions,…

    Paperback – 2017-08-07
    Routledge

  • Modern Gnosis and Zionism

    The Crisis of Culture, Life Philosophy and Jewish National Thought

    By Yotam Hotam

    In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the German intellectual world was challenged by a growing distrust in the rational ideals of the enlightenment, and consequently by a belief in the existence of a radical ‘cultural crisis’. One response to this crisis was the emergence of ‘Life…

    Paperback – 2017-07-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Israel at the Polls 2013

    Continuity and Change in Israeli Political Culture

    Edited by Eithan Orkibi, Manfred Gerstenfeld

    The 2013 elections took place less than two years after the overwhelming wave of social protests of summer 2011. At first, the election campaign did not raise much public interest, but the emergence of new players and young political forces energized the political race. Polls conducted throughout…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge

  • Rabbinic Theology and Jewish Intellectual History

    The Great Rabbi Loew of Prague

    Edited by Meir Seidler

    Rabbi Loew (the Maharal) of Prague remains one of the most influential and prolific Jewish thinkers of his time. Widely considered one of the fathers of Hassidic thought and a harbinger of Modern Jewish philosophy, his life and work have retained their influence and remain prevalent today. Adopting…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

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