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A Survivor Named Trauma
A Survivor Named Trauma (February 2020)
Holocaust Memory in Lithuania
Myra Sklarew - Author

Combines personal accounts with insights from psychology to understand the continuing impact of Holocaust trauma in Lithuania.

A Survivor Named Trauma examines the nature of trauma and memory as they relate to the Holocaust in Lithuania. How do we behave under threat? How do we remember extreme danger? How do subsequent generations deal with their histories—wheth...(Read More)
 
 
Waste Not
Waste Not (December 2019)
A Jewish Environmental Ethic
Tanhum S. Yoreh - Author

Traces the development of bal tashḥit, the Jewish prohibition against wastefulness and destruction, from its biblical origins to the contemporary environmental movement.

Winner of the 2020 Canadian Jewish Literary Award in the category of Jewish Thought and Culture

Bal tashḥit, the Jewish prohibition against wastefulness and destruction, is considered ...(Read More)
 
 
Levinas and the Torah
Levinas and the Torah (September 2019)
A Phenomenological Approach
Richard I. Sugarman - Author

A Levinasian commentary on the Torah.

The French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas (1906–95) was one of the most original Jewish thinkers of the twentieth century. This book interprets the Hebrew Bible through the lens of Levinas’s religious philosophy. Richard I. Sugarman examines the Pentateuch using a phenomenological approach, drawing on both Levinas’s philosophical and Jewish writ...(Read More)
 
 
Power and Progress
Power and Progress (September 2019)
Joseph Ibn Kaspi and the Meaning of History
Alexander Green - Author

Study of a fascinating medieval Jewish philosopher, focusing on his twin conceptions of history.

The philosopher and biblical commentator Joseph Ibn Kaspi (1280–1345) was a provocative Jewish thinker of the medieval era whose works have generally been overlooked by modern scholars. Power and Progress is the first book in English to focus on a central aspect of his work: Ibn Kaspi’s philosophy of history. Alex...(Read More)
 
 
Eternity Now
Eternity Now (August 2019)
Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liady and Temporality
Wojciech Tworek - Author

Demonstrates that Rabbi Shneur Zalman’s teachings regarding time and history enabled Habad’s growth into a mass Jewish movement.

The Habad movement, formed in eighteenth-century Belarus, has developed into one of the most influential streams of Hasidic Judaism. Drawing on both mystical sermons and legal writings of its founder, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liady (1745–1812), Eternity Now provides the first acc...(Read More)
 
 
The Struggle for Understanding
The Struggle for Understanding (August 2019)
Elie Wiesel's Literary Works
Victoria Nesfield - Editor
Philip Smith - Editor

An in-depth look at Elie Wiesel’s writings, from his earliest works to his final novels.

Elie Wiesel (1928–2016) was one of the most important literary voices to emerge from the Holocaust. The Nazis took the lives of most of his family, destroyed the community in which he was raised, and subjected him to ghettoization, imprisonment in Auschwitz and Buchenwald, and a death march. It is remarkable not only that Wiesel ...(Read More)
 
 
Possessed Voices
Possessed Voices (July 2019)
Aural Remains from Modernist Hebrew Theater
Ruthie Abeliovich - Author

Analyzes audio recordings of interwar Hebrew plays, providing a new model for the use of sound in theater studies.

Possessed Voices tells the intriguing story of a largely unknown collection of audio recordings, a valuable tool for understanding historical theater, which preserve performances of modernist interwar Hebrew plays. Seldom used in scholarship, Ruthie Abeliovich focuses on four recordings: a 1931 recording of <...(Read More)
 
 
An Archive of the Catastrophe
An Archive of the Catastrophe (June 2019)
The Unused Footage of Claude Lanzmann's Shoah
Jennifer Cazenave - Author

HONORABLE MENTION- 2020 Best First Book Award, presented by the Society for Cinema and Media Studies

Comprehensive analysis of 220 hours of outtakes that impels us to reexamine our assumptions about a crucial Holocaust documentary.

Claude Lanzmann’s 1985 magnum opus, Shoah, is a canonical documentary on the Holocaust—and in film h...(Read More)
 
 
The Spiritual Transformation of Jews Who Become Orthodox
The Spiritual Transformation of Jews Who Become Orthodox (May 2019)
Roberta G. Sands - Author

A psychological study, based on extensive interview data, of Jewish adults who take on a devout lifestyle.

Spiritual transformation is the process of changing one’s beliefs, values, attitudes, and everyday behaviors related to a transcendent experience or higher power. Jewish adults who adopt Orthodoxy provide a clear example of spiritual transformation within a religious context. With little prior exposure to traditional pract...(Read More)
 
 
Writing the Talking Cure
Writing the Talking Cure (May 2019)
Irvin D. Yalom and the Literature of Psychotherapy
Jeffrey Berman - Author

Explores Yalom’s profound contributions to psychotherapy and literature.

A distinguished psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Irvin D. Yalom is also the United States’ most well-known author of psychotherapy tales. His first volume of essays, Love’s Executioner, became an immediate best seller, and his first novel, When Nietzsche Wept, continues to enjoy critical and popular success. Yalom has create...(Read More)
 
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