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Battling the Prince
Battling the Prince (August 2021)
A Woman Fights for Democracy
Claire Snyder-Hall - Author

 
 
Black Women's Yoga History
Black Women's Yoga History (March 2021)
Memoirs of Inner Peace
Stephanie Y. Evans - Author
Jana Long - Foreword by

Examines how Black women elders have managed stress, emphasizing how self-care practices have been present since at least the mid-nineteenth century, with roots in African traditions.

How have Black women elders managed stress? In Black Women’s Yoga History, Stephanie Y. Evans uses primary sources to answer that question and to show how meditation and yoga from eras of ensla...(Read More)
 
 
Djinn
Djinn (January 2021)
Tofik Dibi - Author
Nicolaas P. Barr - Translated and with an introduction by

The gripping memoir of a young man’s struggle with his sexuality and Muslim identity, culminating in his rise to the Dutch Parliament.

From a young age, Tofik Dibi feels “it”—a spirit, or djinn, that follows him everywhere. Where “it” goes, “they” go—his classmates, his colleagues, all the people who fear and hate “it,” his homosexuality.

The son of Moroccan immigrants, Dibi...(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)
 
 
A Survivor Named Trauma
A Survivor Named Trauma (February 2020)
Holocaust Memory in Lithuania
Myra Sklarew - Author

Combines personal accounts with insights from psychology to understand the continuing impact of Holocaust trauma in Lithuania.

A Survivor Named Trauma examines the nature of trauma and memory as they relate to the Holocaust in Lithuania. How do we behave under threat? How do we remember extreme danger? How do subsequent generations deal with their histories—wheth...(Read More)
 
 
An Accidental Theodicy
An Accidental Theodicy (November 2019)
Genuflexions on a Fractured Knee
Arvind Sharma - Author

A highly personal meditation on the nature and meaning of suffering.

An adequate explanation of suffering is perhaps the most intractable issue in the study of religion and philosophy, and the answer to the question “Why me?” has eluded not only those who are the victims of suffering, but those who sympathize with them and try to understand and explain their suffering. In this highly personal account, Arvind Sharma ...(Read More)
 
 
When I Am Italian
When I Am Italian (November 2019)
Joanna Clapps Herman - Author

Can a person born outside of Italy be considered Italian?

“My ancestral Italian village in America was in Waterbury, Connecticut.” In this sentence, Joanna Clapps Herman raises the central question of this book: To what extent can a person born outside of Italy be considered Italian? The granddaughter of Italian immigrants who arrived in the United States in the early 1900s, Clapps Herman takes a complicated and ...(Read More)
 
 
Judith S. Kaye in Her Own Words
Judith S. Kaye in Her Own Words (June 2019)
Reflections on Life and the Law, with Selected Judicial Opinions and Articles
Judith S. Kaye - Author
Henry M. Greenberg - Editor
Luisa M. Kaye - Editor
Marilyn Marcus - Editor
Albert M. Rosenblatt - Editor

An autobiography and selected writings by the former Chief Judge of New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals.

In 1983, Judith S. Kaye (1938–2016) became the first woman appointed to the Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court. Ten years later, she became the first woman to be appointed chief judge of the court, and by the time she retired, in 2008, she was the longest-serving chief judge in the court&r...(Read More)
 
 
Something's Happening Here
Something's Happening Here (May 2019)
A Sixties Odyssey from Brooklyn to Woodstock
Mark Berger - Author

The decade comes alive in this whirlwind ride through the Sixties that begins in Brooklyn and ends at Woodstock.

The meadow outside Bethel, New York, is eerily empty and silent. Yesterday it held half a million cheering people, and only a few hours ago, the closer, Jimi Hendrix, recast the “Star Spangled Banner” as a firefight in the Mekong Delta. Mark Berger’s been here the whole ...(Read More)
 
 
Battling Editor
Battling Editor (January 2019)
The Albany Years
Harry Rosenfeld - Author
William Kennedy - Foreword by

Recounts the transformation of two daily newspapers in the face of economic downturns and sweeping technological change.

In 1978, Harry Rosenfeld left the Washington Post, where he oversaw the paper’s standard-setting coverage of Watergate, to take charge of two daily papers under co-ownership in Albany, New York: the morning Times Union and the evening Knickerbocker News. It was a particularly challenging ...(Read More)
 
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