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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 O...(Read More)
 
 
Michael Gold
Michael Gold (December 2020)
The People's Writer
Patrick Chura - Author

An authoritative biography of the dean of American proletarian writers during the interwar years.

Jewish American Communist writer and cultural figure Michael Gold (1893–1967) was a key progressive author of his generation, yet today his work is too often forgotten. A novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, journalist, and editor, Gold was the leading advocate of leftist, proletarian...(Read More)
 
 
The Hebrew Orient
The Hebrew Orient (December 2020)
Palestine in Jewish American Visual Culture, 1901-1938
Jessica L. Carr - Author

Examines the role that images of Palestine played in the construction of prewar Jewish American identity.

In the decades before the establishment of the State of Israel, striking images of Palestine circulated widely among Jewish Americans. These images visualized “the Orient” for American viewers, creating the possibility for Jewish Americans to understand themselves through imagining “Oriental” counterp...(Read More)
 
 
Jews Out of the Question
Jews Out of the Question (November 2020)
A Critique of Anti-Anti-Semitism
Elad Lapidot - Author

A provocative study of opposition to anti-Semitism in contemporary political philosophy.

In post-Holocaust philosophy, anti-Semitism has come to be seen as a paradigmatic political and ideological evil. Jews Out of the Question examines the role that opposition to anti-Semitism has played in shaping contemporary political philosophy. Elad Lapidot argues that post-Holocaust p...(Read More)
 
 
Kabbalah in Print
Kabbalah in Print (November 2020)
The Study and Popularization of Jewish Mysticism in Early Modernity
Andrea Gondos - Author

Demonstrates the impact of print culture on the spread of Jewish mysticism, focusing on Kabbalistic study guides by R. Yissakhar Baer of seventeenth-century Prague.

How did Jewish mysticism go from arcane knowledge to popular spirituality? Kabbalah in Print examines the cultural impact of printing on the popularization, circulation, and transmission of Kabbalah in the late s...(Read More)
 
 
Since 1948
Since 1948 (September 2020)
Israeli Literature in the Making
Nancy E. Berg - Editor
Naomi B. Sokoloff - Editor

A portrait of Israeli literature in its full transnational and multilingual complexity.

Toward the end of the twentieth century, an unprecedented surge of writing altered the Israeli literary scene in profound ways. As fresh creative voices and multiple languages vied for recognition, diversity replaced consensus. Genres once accorded lower status—such as the graphic novel and scie...(Read More)
 
 
Off the Derech
Off the Derech (August 2020)
Leaving Orthodox Judaism
Ezra Cappell - Editor
Jessica Lang - Editor

Combines powerful first-person accounts with incisive scholarly analysis to understand the phenomenon of ultra-Orthodox Jews who leave their insular communities and venture into the wider world.

In recent years, many formerly ultra-Orthodox Jews have documented leaving their communities in published stories, films, and memoirs. This movement is often identified as “off the derech” (OTD), or off the path, with ...(Read More)
 
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