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Forgetting Fathers
Forgetting Fathers (December 2015)
Untold Stories from an Orphaned Past
David Marshall - Author

An eloquent personal reflection on the fascination of family history and the desire to both discover and escape origins.

In Forgetting Fathers, David Marshall weaves together the stories of his grandfather and great-grandfather with his own quest to solve the mystery of his family’s past. Beginning as a search for his lost family name, Marshall attempts to understand the origins of his grandfather, ...(Read More)
 
 
Sharing the Burden
Sharing the Burden (September 2015)
Rabbi Simhah Zissel Ziv and the Path of Musar
Geoffrey D. Claussen - Author

Examines a fascinating and important figure in the history of modern Jewish ethics.

Sharing the Burden analyzes the rich moral traditions of the nineteenth-century Musar movement, an Eastern European Jewish movement focused on the development of moral character. Geoffrey D. Claussen focuses on that movement’s leading moral theorist, Rabbi Simḥah Zissel Ziv (1824–1898), the founder of the first Musar mov...(Read More)
 
 
Reality Crumbs
Reality Crumbs (September 2015)
Selected Poems
Raquel Chalfi - Author
Tsipi Keller - Translator
Dan Miron - Afterword

First book-length collection of the work of the celebrated Israeli poet.

Reality Crumbs is the first book-length collection in English of the work of the celebrated Israeli poet, playwright, and filmmaker Raquel Chalfi. Versatile and unpredictable, Chalfi’s often visionary and dramatic poetry has been acclaimed for its independence and daring by leading Israeli critics. In the words of poet and cri...(Read More)
 
 
Leo Strauss on the Borders of Judaism, Philosophy, and History
Leo Strauss on the Borders of Judaism, Philosophy, and History (June 2015)
Jeffrey A. Bernstein - Author

Explores how the thought of Leo Strauss amounts to a model for thinking about the connection between philosophy, Jewish thought, and history.

In Leo Strauss on the Borders of Judaism, Philosophy, and History, Jeffrey A. Bernstein explores how the thought of Leo Strauss amounts to a model for thinking about the connection between philosophy, Jewish thought, and history. For Bernstein, Strauss shows that a close study of th...(Read More)
 
 
Divine Scapegoats
Divine Scapegoats (May 2015)
Demonic Mimesis in Early Jewish Mysticism
Andrei A. Orlov - Author

Explores the paradoxical symmetry between the divine and demonic in early Jewish mystical texts.

Divine Scapegoats is a wide-ranging exploration of the parallels between the heavenly and the demonic in early Jewish apocalyptical accounts. In these materials, antagonists often mirror features of angelic figures, and even those of the Deity himself, an inverse correspondence that implies a belief that the dem...(Read More)
 
 
Sweet Burdens
Sweet Burdens (May 2015)
Welfare and Communality among Russian Jews in Germany
Sveta Roberman - Author

Examines the lives of recent Russian-Jewish immigrants in Germany.

Sweet Burdens presents a detailed ethnographic study of the lives of Russian-Jewish immigrants in Germany over the past twenty years. Focusing on the first generation of adult immigrants, Sveta Roberman examines how they question and negotiate their moral economy and civic culture vis-à-vis the host German state and society, on the one ...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Post-Zionism
Beyond Post-Zionism (February 2015)
Eran Kaplan - Author

Comprehensive and critical analysis of the post-Zionist debates and their impact on various aspects of Israeli culture.

Post-Zionism emerged as an intellectual and cultural movement in the late 1980s when a growing number of people inside and outside academia felt that Zionism, as a political ideology, had outlived its usefulness. The post-Zionist critique attempted to expose the core tenets of Zionist ideology and...(Read More)
 
 
Bringing Zion Home
Bringing Zion Home (February 2015)
Israel in American Jewish Culture, 1948-1967
Emily Alice Katz - Author

Demonstrates how American Jews used culture—art, dance, music, fashion, literature—to win the hearts and minds of postwar Americans to the cause of Israel.

Bringing Zion Home examines the role of culture in the establishment of the “special relationship” between the United States and Israel in the immediate postwar decades. Many American Jews first encountered Israel through their role...(Read More)
 
 
Stop at the Red Apple
Stop at the Red Apple (December 2014)
The Restaurant on Route 17
Elaine Freed Lindenblatt - Author

An entertaining inside story of how Reuben Freed’s roadside eatery became the famous Red Apple Rest.

The Red Apple Rest was a legendary restaurant open from the 1930s through the 1980s on New York’s Route 17. Located midway between New York City and the resorts of the Catskill Mountains, the restaurant served as a who’s who of entertainment luminaries. Elaine Freed Lindenblatt was born into resta...(Read More)
 
 
Inside Ocean Hill–Brownsville
Inside Ocean Hill–Brownsville (August 2014)
A Teacher's Education, 1968-69
Charles S. Isaacs - Author

SILVER MEDALIST - 2014 ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year Award in the Education Category

The story of an Ocean Hill–Brownsville teacher who crossed picket lines during the racially charged New York City teachers’ strike of 1968.

In 1968 the conflict that erupted over community control of the New York City public schools was centered in the black and P...(Read More)
 
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