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  • Birth-Throes of the Israeli Homeland

    The Concept of Moledet, 1st Edition

    By David Ohana

    The book brings forth various perspectives on the Israeli "homeland" (moledet) from various known Israeli intellectuals such as Boaz Evron, Menachem Brinker, Jacqueline Kahanoff and more. Binding together various academic fields to deal with the question of the essence of the Israeli homeland: from…

    Hardback – 2020-06-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Passion, Persecution, and Epiphany in Early Jewish Literature

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nicholas Peter Legh Allen, Pierre J. Jordaan, József Zsengellér

    This volume examines Jewish literature produced from c. 700 B.C.E. to c. 200 C.E. from a socio-theological perspective. In this context, it offers a scholarly attempt to understand how the ancient Jewish psyche dealt with times of extreme turmoil and how Jewish theology altered to meet the…

    Hardback – 2020-05-05 
    Routledge

  • The Holocaust in Thessaloniki

    Reactions to the Anti-Jewish Persecution, 1942–1943, 1st Edition

    By Leon Saltiel

    The book narrates the last days of the once prominent Jewish community of Thessaloniki which, in 1943, was transported to the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz. Focusing on the Holocaust of the Jews of Thessaloniki, this book maps the reactions of the authorities, the Church and the civil society as…

    Hardback – 2020-04-28 
    Routledge
    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.&…

    Paperback – 2020-04-01 
    Routledge

  • The Divine in Modern Hebrew Literature

    1st Edition

    By Neta Stahl

    Demonstrating the pervasive presence of God in modern Hebrew literature, this book explores the qualities that twentieth-century Hebrew writers attributed to the divine, and examines their functions against the simplistic dichotomy between religious and secular literature. The volume follows both…

    Hardback – 2020-03-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Leisure and Cultural Change in Israeli Society

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tali Hayosh, Elie Cohen-Gewerc, Gilad Padva

    Providing an inclusive, yet multi- layered perspective on leisure cultures in dynamic hegemonic, subcultural, and countercultural communities, this volume investigates the disciplinary and interdisciplinary aspects of leisure studies in the age of mass migration, nationalism, cultural wars, and…

    Hardback – 2020-03-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Society

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-10-18
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-09-27
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-08-27
    Routledge
    Studies for the International Society for Cultural History

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-07-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-07-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Ancient Biographies

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-06-25
    Routledge
    Mass Violence in Modern History

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