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  • Tradition as Mediation: Louis I. Kahn

    The Dominican Motherhouse & The Hurva Synagogue, 1st Edition

    By Dana Margalith

    This book explores Louis I. Kahn's approach to tradition as revealed in two of his important, unbuilt, projects. Focusing on Kahn's designs for the Dominican Motherhouse of St. Catherine de Ricci, Media, Pennsylvania (1965-1969), and the Hurva Synagogue, Jerusalem, Israel (1967-1974), the book…

    Hardback – 2018-07-06
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Ethical Monotheism

    A Philosophy of Judaism, 1st Edition

    By Ehud Benor

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-12-19
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Absence and Difficult Knowledge in Contemporary Art Museums

    1st Edition

    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 – 2017-12-15
    Routledge Research in Art Museums and Exhibitions

  • Israel’s Foreign Policy Beyond the Arab World

    Engaging the Periphery, 1st Edition

    By Jean-Loup Samaan

    For over 60 years, Israel’s foreign policy establishment has looked at its regional policy through the lens of a geopolitical concept named "the periphery doctrine." The idea posited that due to the fundamental hostility of neighboring Arab countries, Israel ought to counterbalance this threat…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

  • Jewish Glass and Christian Stone

    A Materialist Mapping of the "Parting of the Ways", 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-11-16
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • Jewish Religious and Philosophical Ethics

    1st Edition

    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 – 2017-10-30
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Violence and Messianism

    Jewish Philosophy and the Great Conflicts of the Twentieth Century, 1st Edition

    By Petar Bojanić

    Violence and Messianism looks at how some of the figures of the so-called Renaissance of "Jewish" philosophy between the two world wars - Franz Rosenzweig, Walter Benjamin and Martin Buber - grappled with problems of violence, revolution and war. At once inheriting and breaking with the great…

    Hardback – 2017-10-19
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • The Bible and the 'Holy Poor'

    From the Tanakh to Les Misérables, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-10-17
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • The Jewish Origins of Israeli Foreign Policy

    A Study in Tradition and Survival, 1st Edition

    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
    Israeli History, Politics and Society

  • Religious Studies and Rabbinics

    A Conversation, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-09-07
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • A Commentary on Numbers

    Narrative, Ritual, and Colonialism, 1st Edition

    By Pekka Pitkänen

    This book provides a new reading of the biblical book of Numbers in a commentary form. Mainstream readings have tended to see the book as a haphazard junkyard of material that connects Genesis–Leviticus with Deuteronomy (and Joshua), composed at a late stage in the history of ancient Israel.&…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30
    Routledge Studies in the Biblical World

  • Contemporary Sephardic and Mizrahi Literature

    A Diaspora, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dario Miccoli

    In the last few years, the fields of Sephardic and Mizrahi Studies have grown significantly, thanks to new publications which take into consideration unexplored aspects of the history, literature and identity of modern Middle Eastern and North African Jews. However, few of these studies abandoned…

    Hardback – 2017-04-24
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

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