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Hasidism, Suffering, and Renewal
Hasidism, Suffering, and Renewal (June 2021)
The Prewar and Holocaust Legacy of Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira
Don Seeman - Editor
Daniel Reiser - Editor
Ariel Evan Mayse - Editor

Reconsiders the legacy of an important Hasidic mystic, leader, and educator who confronted the dilemmas of modernity after World War I and whose writing constitutes a unique testimony to religious experience and its rupture in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Kalonymus Kalman Shapira (1889–1943) was a remarkable Hasidic mystic, leader, and educator. He confronted the secularization and dislocati...(Read More)
 
 
Leo Strauss and Contemporary Thought
Leo Strauss and Contemporary Thought (June 2021)
Reading Outside the Lines
Jeffrey A. Bernstein - Editor
Jade Larissa Schiff - Editor

Broadens the horizons of Strauss’s thought by initiating dialogues between him and figures with whom little or no dialogue has yet occurred.

Leo Strauss’s readings of historical figures in the philosophical tradition have been justly well explored; however, his relation to contemporary thinkers has not enjoyed the same coverage. In Leo Strauss and Contemporary Thought an int...(Read More)
 
 
Portraits
Portraits (June 2021)
The Hasidic Legacy of Elie Wiesel
David Patterson - Author

Explores Elie Wiesel’s portraits of the sages of Judaism and elaborates on the Hasidic legacy from his life and his teaching.

Elie Wiesel identified himself as a Vizhnitzer Hasid, who was above all things a witness to the testimony and teaching of the Jewish tradition at the core of the Hasidic tradition. While he is well known for his testimony on the Holocaust and as a messenger ...(Read More)
 
 
The Other/Argentina
The Other/Argentina (May 2021)
Jews, Gender, and Sexuality in the Making of a Modern Nation
Amy K. Kaminsky - Author

Argues that Jewishness is an essential element of Argentina’s self-fashioning as a modern nation.

The Other/Argentina looks at literature, film, and the visual arts to examine the threads of Jewishness that create patterns of meaning within the fabric of Argentine self-representation. A multiethnic yet deeply Roman Catholic country, Argentina has worked mightily to fashion i...(Read More)
 
 
Qorbanot
Qorbanot (April 2021)
Offerings
Alisha Kaplan - Author
Tobi Aaron Kahn - Artist

A dynamic dialogue of poetry and art that reimagines the ancient, biblical concept of sacrifice.

A collaboration between poet Alisha Kaplan and artist Tobi Aaron Kahn, Qorbanot—the Hebrew word for “sacrificial offerings”—explores the concept of sacrifice, offering a new vision of an ancient practice. A dynamic dialogue of text and image, the book is a poetic and visual exege...(Read More)
 
 
Shadows in the City of Light
Shadows in the City of Light (February 2021)
Paris in Postwar French Jewish Writing
Sara R. Horowitz - Editor
Amira Bojadzija-Dan - Editor
Julia Creet - Editor

Examines the place of Paris in French Jewish literary memory, a memory that, of necessity, grapples with the aftermath of the Holocaust.

The essays in Shadows in the City of Light explore the significance of Paris in the writing of five influential French writers—Sarah Kofman, Patrick Modiano, George Perec, Henri Raczymow, and Irene Nemirovsky—whose novels and memoirs captu...(Read More)
 
 
Yiddish Plays for Reading and Performance
Yiddish Plays for Reading and Performance (February 2021)
Nahma Sandrow - Editor/translator

Three stageworthy plays and nine individual scenes that offer an introduction to Yiddish theater at its liveliest.

Yiddish theater was first and foremost fine theater, with varied repertory and actors of high quality. The three stage-ready plays and nine individual scenes collected here, most of them well-known in Yiddish repertory but never before translated, offer an introduction...(Read More)
 
 
Demons of Change
Demons of Change (December 2020)
Antagonism and Apotheosis in Jewish and Christian Apocalypticism
Andrei A. Orlov - Author

Demonstrates how conflict between a human adept as the divine warrior and an otherworldly antagonist plays a key role in early Jewish and Christian apocalyptic accounts.

Antagonistic imagery has a striking presence in apocalyptic writings of Second Temple Judaism and early Christianity. In these visionary accounts, the role of the divine warrior fighting against demonic forces is ...(Read More)
 
 
Holidays of the Revolution
Holidays of the Revolution (December 2020)
Communist Identity in Israel, 1919-1965
Amir Locker-Biletzki - Author

Shows how Israeli Communists developed a distinctive national identity outside the boundaries of Zionism.

Holidays of the Revolution explores a little-known chapter in the history of Mandatory Palestine and the State of Israel: the Israeli Communist Party and its youth movement, which posed a radical challenge to Zionism. Amir Locker-Biletzki examines the development of thi...(Read More)
 
 
Levinas, Adorno, and the Ethics of the Material Other
Levinas, Adorno, and the Ethics of the Material Other (December 2020)
Eric S. Nelson - Author

A provocative examination of the consequences of Levinas’s and Adorno’s thought for contemporary ethics and political philosophy.

This book sets up a dialogue between Emmanuel Levinas and Theodor W. Adorno, using their thought to address contemporary environmental and social-political situations. Eric S. Nelson explores the “non-identity thinking” of Adorno and the “ethics of the ...(Read More)
 
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