Jewish Studies Products

  • The Jews as a Chosen People

    Tradition and transformation, 1st Edition

    By S. Leyla Gurkan

    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,…

    Hardback – 2008-12-02
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Israel and the Family of Nations

    The Jewish Nation-State and Human Rights, 1st Edition

    By Alexander Yakobson, Amnon Rubinstein

    Can Israel be both Jewish and truly democratic? How can a nation–state, which incorporates a large national minority with a distinct identity of its own be a state of all its citizens? Written by two eminent Israeli scholars, a professor of constitutional law and a historian, Alexander Yakobson…

    Hardback – 2008-07-18
    Israeli History, Politics and Society

  • German-Jewish Popular Culture before the Holocaust

    Kafka's kitsch, 1st Edition

    By David A. Brenner

    David A. Brenner examines how Jews in Central Europe developed one of the first "ethnic" or "minority" cultures in modernity. Not exclusively "German" or "Jewish," the experiences of German-speaking Jewry in the decades prior to the Third Reich and the Holocaust were also negotiated in encounters…

    Hardback – 2008-07-08
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • The Jewish-Chinese Nexus

    A Meeting of Civilizations, 1st Edition

    Edited by M. Avrum Ehrlich

    The Jewish Chinese Nexus explores through a collection of articles the nexus between two of the oldest, intact, starkly contrasting and most interesting civilizations on earth; Jews and Chinese. This volume studies how they are interacting in modernity; how they view each other and what areas of…

    Hardback – 2008-06-26
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Voltaire's Jews and Modern Jewish Identity

    Rethinking the Enlightenment, 1st Edition

    By Harvey Mitchell

    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…

    Hardback – 2008-06-09
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Anglophone Jewish Literature

    1st Edition

    Edited by Axel Stähler

    Anglophone Jewish literature is not traditionally numbered among the new literatures in English. Rather, Jewish literary production in English has conventionally been classified as ‘hyphenated’ and has therefore not yet been subjected as such to the scrutiny of scholars of literary or cultural…

    Hardback – 2007-09-20
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Jewish Cultural Nationalism

    Origins and Influences, 1st Edition

    By David Aberbach

    Jewish Cultural Nationalism explores the development of Jewish nationalism from the Bible to modern times, focusing on particular movements and places as well as texts which signified, or themselves brought about, change: the Bible (Hebrew prayer book), and the modern Hebrew literature,…

    Hardback – 2007-09-20
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Jewish Mysticism and Magic

    An Anthropological Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Maureen Bloom

    Providing a unique anthropological perspective on Jewish mysticism and magic, this book is a study of Jewish rites and rituals and how the analysis of early literature provides the roots for understanding religious practices. It includes analysis on the importance of sacrifice, amulets, and names,…

    Hardback – 2007-07-11
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Muscular Judaism

    The Jewish Body and the Politics of Regeneration, 1st Edition

    By Todd Samuel Presner

    Providing valuable insights into an element of European nationalism and modernist culture, this book explores the development of the 'Zionist body' as opposed to the traditional stereotype of the physically weak, intellectual Jew. It charts the cultural and intellectual history showing how the '…

    Hardback – 2007-04-26
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed

    Silence and Salvation, 1st Edition

    By Donald McCallum

    Providing an excellent overview of the latest thinking in Maimonides studies, this book uses a novel philosophical approach to examine whether Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed contains a naturalistic doctrine of salvation after death. The author examines the apparent tensions and contradictions…

    Hardback – 2007-04-05
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Israeli Politics and the First Palestinian Intifada

    Political Opportunities, Framing Processes and Contentious Politics, 1st Edition

    By Eitan Alimi

    As the Palestinian/Israeli conflict continues to be of major importance in the Middle East, this book employs a new agency approach to understanding the conflict, examining the unprecedented challenge mounted by Palestinian insurgents to Israeli military rule in the West Bank and Gaza between…

    Hardback – 2006-09-28
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

  • Jews and India

    Perceptions and Image, 1st Edition

    By Yulia Egorova

    Exploring the image of Jews in India in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this book looks at both the Indian attitudes towards the Jewish communities of the subcontinent and at the way Jews and Judaism in general have been represented in Indian discourse. Despite the fact that the…

    Hardback – 2006-08-22
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

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