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Progressive Minds, Conservative Politics
Progressive Minds, Conservative Politics (December 2013)
Leo Strauss's Later Writings on Maimonides
Aryeh Tepper - Author

Compelling account of Strauss’s mature Maimonidean writings.

Leo Strauss (1899–1973), one of the preeminent political philosophers of the twentieth century, was an astute interpreter of Maimonides’s medieval masterpiece, The Guide of the Perplexed. In Progressive Minds, Conservative Politics, Aryeh Tepper overturns the conventional view of Strauss’s interpretation and of Strauss...(Read More)
 
 
The Study of Judaism
The Study of Judaism (October 2013)
Authenticity, Identity, Scholarship
Aaron W. Hughes - Author

Considers Jewish studies as an academic discipline from its origins to the present.
The relationship between Jewish studies and religious studies is a long and complicated one, full of tensions and possibilities. Whereas the majority of scholars working within Jewish studies contend that the discipline is in a very healthy state, many who work in theory and method in religious studies disagree. For them, Jewish studies represents...(Read More)
 
 
From Kristallnacht to Watergate
From Kristallnacht to Watergate (September 2013)
Memoirs of a Newspaperman
Harry Rosenfeld - Author

BRONZE MEDALIST - 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Autobiography / Memoir I (Celebrity / Political / Romance) category

BRONZE MEDALIST - 2013 ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year Award in the Autobiography & Memoir Category

An insider’s account of how the Washington Post broke the Watergate story, depicting the tensions, challenges, and personal conflicts that were overcome as...(Read More)
 
 
A Vigilant Society
A Vigilant Society (March 2013)
Jewish Thought and the State in Medieval Spain
Javier Roiz - Author
Selma L. Margaretten - Translator

Uncovers a fundamental change that took place in Western thinking, especially its departure from the Sephardic philosophy found in the Iberian Peninsula during the thirteenth century.

A Vigilant Society presents a provocative hypothesis that argues that Western society as we know it emerged from the soil of Jewish intellectual advances in the thirteenth century, especially those formulated on the Ibe...(Read More)
 
 
Black Harlem and the Jewish Lower East Side
Black Harlem and the Jewish Lower East Side (January 2013)
Narratives Out of Time
Catherine Rottenberg - Editor

Comprehensive analysis of how Harlem and the Lower East Side have been depicted over the course of the twentieth century in African American and Jewish American literature.

Harlem and the Lower East Side are two neighborhoods that evoke not only a rich if contested history, but also a particular “racial” narrative. Indeed, these spaces—one downtown and one uptown on Manhattan Island—have ...(Read More)
 
 
Spiritual Masters of the World's Religions
Spiritual Masters of the World's Religions (December 2012)
Victoria Kennick - Editor
Arvind Sharma - Editor

Discusses the notion of a spiritual master and looks at examples in a variety of world religions.

What is a spiritual master? Spiritual Masters of the World’s Religions offers an important contribution to religious studies by addressing that question in the context of such themes as charismatic authority, role models, symbolism, and categories of religious perception. The book contains essays by sch...(Read More)
 
 
From the Shahs to Los Angeles
From the Shahs to Los Angeles (November 2012)
Three Generations of Iranian Jewish Women between Religion and Culture
Saba Soomekh - Author

GOLD MEDALIST - 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Religion category

A fascinating look at the lives, culture, and religious and ritual observance of three generations of Iranian Jewish women in the United States.

Saba Soomekh offers a fascinating portrait of three generations of women in an ethnically distinctive and little-known American Jewish community, Jew...(Read More)
 
 
Suckling at My Mother's Breasts
Suckling at My Mother's Breasts (November 2012)
The Image of a Nursing God in Jewish Mysticism
Ellen Davina Haskell - Author

A fascinating discussion of the kabbalistic image of a nursing god, its historical context, and its theological implications.

One of Kabbalah’s most distinctive images of the feminine divine is that of a motherly, breastfeeding God. Suckling at My Mother’s Breasts traces this idea from its origins in ancient rabbinic literature through its flourishing in the medieval classic Sefer ha-...(Read More)
 
 
The Gambler's Daughter
The Gambler's Daughter (October 2012)
A Personal and Social History
Annette B. Dunlap - Author

In exploring her father’s own gambling addiction, the author uncovers a hidden history of gambling in the Jewish community.

Screening calls from her father’s creditors, hiding his mail from her mother—being the child of a compulsive gambler wasn’t easy, and Annette B. Dunlap thought for years that her experience was a singular one. In early adulthood, she was fortunate enough to learn that sh...(Read More)
 
 
The Masorah to Targum Onqelos
The Masorah to Targum Onqelos (August 2012)
Michael L. Klein - Author

A critical edition, with notes and commentary, of the ancient Aramaic translation of the Torah.

The study of the Masorah to Onqelos, when undertaken in constant reference to textually reliable sources of the targum, enables one to appreciate just how scrupulous and systematic this ancient translation is. The many levels of consciousness and sensitivity to both meaning and form that are reflected in Onqelos are ind...(Read More)
 
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