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Religious Zionism and the Settlement Project
Religious Zionism and the Settlement Project (May 2018)
Ideology, Politics, and Civil Disobedience
Moshe Hellinger - Author
Isaac Hershkowitz - Author
Bernard Susser - Author

An in-depth account of the ideology driving Israel’s religious Zionist settler movements since the 1970s.

The Jewish settlements in disputed territories are among the most contentious issues in Israeli and international politics. This book delves into the ideological and rabbinic discourses of the religious Zionists who founded the settlement movement and lead it to this day. Based on Hebrew primary sources seldom availab...(Read More)
 
 
Cities of Refuge
Cities of Refuge (April 2018)
German Jews in London and New York, 1935-1945
Lori Gemeiner Bihler - Author

Contrasts the experiences of German Jewish refugees from the Holocaust who fled to London and New York City.

In the years following Hitler’s rise to power, German Jews faced increasingly restrictive antisemitic laws, and many responded by fleeing to more tolerant countries. Cities of Refuge compares the experiences of Jewish refugees who immigrated to London and New York City by analyzing letters, diaries, newspape...(Read More)
 
 
Echoes of a Queer Messianic
Echoes of a Queer Messianic (April 2018)
From Frankenstein to Brokeback Mountain
Richard O. Block - Author

Reconsiders mostly German narratives from around 1800 to recover echoes of a queer messianic that still resonate today.

Queer theory has focused heavily on North American and contemporary contexts, but in this book Richard O. Block helps to expand that reach. Deftly combining the two main currents of recent queer theory, the asocial and the reparative, he reconsiders mostly German narratives from around 1800, while relating his...(Read More)
 
 
Hearts and Minds
Hearts and Minds (April 2018)
Israel and the Battle for Public Opinion
Nachman Shai - Author

Uses Israel’s public diplomacy efforts during the second intifada (2000–2005) as a prime example of interactions between state security, diplomacy, and the media.

Small-scale wars, terrorism, and guerilla warfare, each characterized by low-intensity violence are the new global reality in the twenty-first century. States in general, and liberal democratic states in particular, are compelled to develop a new operatio...(Read More)
 
 
The Vocation of Writing
The Vocation of Writing (April 2018)
Literature, Philosophy, and the Test of Violence
Marc Crépon - Author
D. J. S. Cross - Translator
Tyler M. Williams - Translator

Explores how violence structures language and the writing of literature and philosophy.

Within the violence our societies must confront today exists a dimension proper to language. Anyone who has been through the educational system, for example, recognizes how language not only shapes and models us, but also imposes itself upon us. During the twentieth century, this system revealed how language can condemn one to a certain death...(Read More)
 
 
The Tragedy of Optimism
The Tragedy of Optimism (February 2018)
Writings on Hermann Cohen
Steven S. Schwarzschild - Author
George Y. Kohler - Editor

Complete collection of Schwarzschild’s essays on the neo-Kantian Jewish philosopher Hermann Cohen.

Steven S. Schwarzschild (1924–1989) was arguably the leading expositor of German-Jewish philosopher Hermann Cohen (1842–1918), undertaking a lifelong effort to reintroduce Cohen’s thought into contemporary philosophical discourse. In The Tragedy of Optimism, George Y. Kohler brings together all of Sch...(Read More)
 
 
College Bound
College Bound (November 2017)
The Pursuit of Education in Jewish American Literature, 1896-1944
Dan Shiffman - Author

Argues that first- and second-generation Jewish American writers had an ambivalent relationship with educational success.

Jewish American immigrants and their children have been stereotyped as exceptional educational achievers, with attendance at prestigious universities leading directly to professional success. In College Bound, Dan Shiffman uses literary accounts to show that American Jews’ relationship wi...(Read More)
 
 
The Greatest Mirror
The Greatest Mirror (November 2017)
Heavenly Counterparts in the Jewish Pseudepigrapha
Andrei A. Orlov - Author

A wide-ranging analysis of heavenly twin imagery in early Jewish extrabiblical texts.

The idea of a heavenly double—an angelic twin of an earthbound human—can be found in Christian, Manichaean, Islamic, and Kabbalistic traditions. Scholars have long traced the lineage of these ideas to Greco-Roman and Iranian sources. In The Greatest Mirror, Andrei A. Orlov shows that heavenly twin imagery drew in large part ...(Read More)
 
 
Movies and Midrash
Movies and Midrash (September 2017)
Popular Film and Jewish Religious Conversation
Wendy I. Zierler - Author
Eugene B. Borowitz - Foreword by

Finalist – 2017 National Jewish Book Award in Modern Jewish Thought and Experience, presented by the Jewish Book Council

Brings popular cinema and Jewish religious texts into a meaningful dialogue.


Movies and Midrash uses cinema as a springboard to discuss central Jewish texts and matters of belief. A number of books have drawn on films to explicate Christian theology and beli...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Unreason
The Politics of Unreason (September 2017)
The Frankfurt School and the Origins of Modern Antisemitism
Lars Rensmann - Author

The first systematic analysis of the Frankfurt School’s research and theorizing on modern antisemitism.

Although the Frankfurt School represents one of the most influential intellectual traditions of the twentieth century, its multifaceted work on modern antisemitism has so far largely been neglected. The Politics of Unreason fills this gap, providing the first systematic study of the Frankfurt School’s philosophical,...(Read More)
 
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