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Dark Mirrors
Dark Mirrors (December 2011)
Azazel and Satanael in Early Jewish Demonology
Andrei A. Orlov - Author

Discusses the two most important figures in early Jewish mythologies of evil, the fallen angels Azazel and Satanael.

Dark Mirrors is a wide-ranging study of two central figures in early Jewish demonology—the fallen angels Azazel and Satanael. Andrei A. Orlov explores the mediating role of these paradigmatic celestial rebels in the development of Jewish demonological traditions from Second Temple apocalypticism to later Jewish...(Read More)
 
 
Identity Papers
Identity Papers (December 2011)
Contemporary Narratives of American Jewishness
Helene Meyers - Author

Argues that debates about Jewish identity and assimilation are signs of creative potential rather than crisis.

Identity Papers argues that contemporary Jewish American literature revises our understanding of Jewishness and Jewish difference. Moving beyond the reductive labeling of texts and authors as “too Jewish” or “not Jewish enough,” and focusing instead on narratives that port...(Read More)
 
 
Ordinary Jews
Ordinary Jews (September 2011)
Yehoshue Perle - Author
Shirley Kumove - Translated and with an introduction by

A new translation of a modern Yiddish masterpiece.

Since its original publication in 1935, Ordinary Jews has come to be regarded as one of the masterpieces of Yiddish literature. In his portrayal of the lives of ordinary Polish Jews in a small provincial city at the end of the nineteenth century, Yehoshue Perle offers a glimpse at a way of life that was already changing by the time of the novel’...(Read More)
 
 
When Boxing Was a Jewish Sport
When Boxing Was a Jewish Sport (February 2011)
Allen Bodner - Author
Budd Schulberg - Foreword by

A vivid portrayal of the important role of Jews in American boxing history, and vice versa.

Boxing was an integral part of American culture during the first half of the twentieth century, second only to baseball in popularity. It was also a heavily Jewish sport—from 1910 to 1940, there were twenty-six Jewish world champions, and during the 1920s and 1930s, almost one-third of all boxers were Jewish. Drawing ...(Read More)
 
 
Federman's Fictions
Federman's Fictions (January 2011)
Innovation, Theory, and the Holocaust
Jeffrey R. Di Leo - Edited and with an introduction by
Charles Bernstein - Preface
Raymond Federman - Afterword

A comprehensive examination of one of the twentieth century’s most innovative writers and critics.

This collection of essays offers an authoritative examination and appraisal of the French-American novelist Raymond Federman’s many contributions to humanities scholarship, including Holocaust studies, Beckett studies, translation studies, experimental fiction, postmodernism, and autobiography. Althoug...(Read More)
 
 
The Hidden Children of France, 1940-1945
The Hidden Children of France, 1940-1945 (July 2010)
Stories of Survival
Danielle Bailly - Editor
Betty Becker-Theye - Translator

Interviews with eighteen Jewish “hidden children” of France and Belgium, telling the story of their survival during World War II.

The history of France’s “hidden children” and of the French citizens who saved six out of seven Jewish children and three-fourths of the Jewish adult population from deportation during the Nazi occupation is little known to American readers. In The Hi...(Read More)
 
 
Cinema and the Shoah
Cinema and the Shoah (January 2010)
An Art Confronts the Tragedy of the Twentieth Century
Jean-Michel Frodon - Editor
Anna Harrison - Translator
Tom Mes - Translator

Examines the variety of cinematic responses to the Holocaust as well as the Shoah’s impact on cinematic expression itself.

From The Great Dictator to Schindler’s List, the extermination of the Jews of Europe has driven the cinema, more than any other form of artistic expression, to question its methods, techniques, and ethics. It is with reference to the Shoah that a decisive part of the t...(Read More)
 
 
Blows to the Head
Blows to the Head (December 2009)
How Boxing Changed My Mind
Binnie Klein - Author

A provocative tale of an unlikely contender and her midlife transformation through boxing.

“I peered through the Venetian blinds in our den, with its view of the playground next door, and watched mournfully as the popular girls played softball. I wanted to run fast, hit hard, and wear a cute uniform. These girls seemed to know something about life that I didn’t.”

When Binni...(Read More)
 
 
Yitzhak Rabin's Assassination and the Dilemmas of Commemoration
Yitzhak Rabin's Assassination and the Dilemmas of Commemoration (October 2009)
Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi - Author

Examines how Israeli society has commemorated Yitzhak Rabin.

How does a society cope with the challenge of acknowledging and commemorating difficult aspects of its past? In Yitzhak Rabin’s Assassination and the Dilemmas of Commemoration, Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi develops a timely sociology of commemoration, drawing on the public memory of Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated ...(Read More)
 
 
The Democratic Ideal and the Shoah
The Democratic Ideal and the Shoah (May 2009)
The Unthought in Political Modernity
Shmuel Trigano - Author
Gila Walker - Translator

An original and revolutionary interpretation of the Jews’ destiny in modern politics.

Is the Shoah a unique event or just one of the many genocides that have occurred (and continue to occur) in modern history? In The Democratic Ideal and the Shoah, Shmuel Trigano begins with the hypothesis that the Shoah must be understood in both universal and singular terms: insofar as it addresses the meaning and va...(Read More)
 
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