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Jewish Women and the Defense of Palestine
Jewish Women and the Defense of Palestine (September 2022)
The Modest Revolution, 1907-1945
Meir Chazan - Author and Translator

Examines the struggle of Jewish women to join defense and military activities during the decades leading up to the Israeli War of Independence.

The Jewish women's revolution was one of the quietest and most angst-stricken of the revolutionary processes experienced by Zionism and the Yishuv (the Jewish community pre-1948) in Palestine during the first half of the twentieth century b...(Read More)
 
 
Philosophy as Stranger Wisdom
Philosophy as Stranger Wisdom (September 2022)
A Leo Strauss Intellectual Biography
Carlo Altini - Author

 
 
Holocaust Consciousness and Cold War Violence in Latin America
Holocaust Consciousness and Cold War Violence in Latin America (April 2022)
Estelle Tarica - Author

Examines how community leaders, writers, and political activists facing state repression in Latin America have drawn on and debated the validity of Holocaust terms to describe human rights atrocities in their own countries.

This book proposes the existence of a recognizably distinct Holocaust consciousness in Latin America since the 1970s. Community leaders, intellectuals, writers...(Read More)
 
 
A Double Burden
A Double Burden (March 2022)
Israeli Jews in Contemporary Germany
Uzi Rebhun - Author
Dani Kranz - Author
Heinz Sünker - Author

Explores the delicate interplay between emigration of Jews from Israel to Germany and the construction of a new identity in the shadow of antisemitism both past and present in their new home.

Critically analyzing Israeli-Jewish migration to German, A Double Burden combines complementary approaches from the social sciences—quantitative, qualitative, and ethnographic research—...(Read More)
 
 
Ida Rubinstein
Ida Rubinstein (March 2022)
Revolutionary Dancer, Actress, and Impresario
Judith Chazin-Bennahum - Author

The critical biography of a dynamic and under-represented figure who produced and starred in some of the most innovative works of her day.

Ida Rubinstein (1883–1960) captivated Paris's dancers, composers, artists, and audiences from her time in the Ballets Russes in 1909 to her final performances in 1939. Trained in Russia as an actress and a dancer, her life spanned the artistic f...(Read More)
 
 
The Jews of Long Island
The Jews of Long Island (March 2022)
1705-1918
Brad Kolodny - Author

The first comprehensive history of the development of early Jewish life on Long Island.

In an engaging narrative, The Jews of Long Island tells the story of how Jewish communities were established and developed east of New York City, from Great Neck to Greenport and Cedarhurst to Sag Harbor. Including peddlers, farmers, and factory workers struggling to make a living, as wel...(Read More)
 
 
Leo Strauss on Democracy, Technology, and Liberal Education
Leo Strauss on Democracy, Technology, and Liberal Education (November 2021)
Timothy W. Burns - Author

The first book-length study of Leo Strauss' understanding of the relation between modern democracy, technology, and liberal education.

Liberal democracy is today under unprecedented attack from both the left and the right. Offering a fresh and penetrating examination of how Leo Strauss understood the emergence of liberal democracy and what is necessary to sustain and elevate it, ...(Read More)
 
 
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 Strauss 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 in...(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)
 
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