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Jewish Moroccan Folk Narratives from Israel

Haya Bar-Itzhak and Aliza Shenhar

A unique selection of folk narratives of Moroccan Jews in Israel.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344521
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344538

From Sofia to Jaffa

The Jews of Bulgaria and Israel

Guy H. Haskell
Foreword by Raphael Patai

From Sophia to Jaffa chronicles the fascinating saga of a population relocated.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344064
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344057

Twenty Israeli Composers

Voices of a Culture

Robert Fleisher

Twenty of Israel's leading art-music composers discuss the interaction of inspiration, method and cultural context in their work, revealing both international and national influence and scope.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344255
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344248

The Shaping of Jewish Identity in Nineteenth–Century France

Jay R. Berkovitz

Focusing on the ideology of regeneration, Jay Berkovitz traces the social, economic, and religious struggles of nineteenth-century French Jews.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344088
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344071

Seasons of Grace

A History of the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit

Leslie Woodcock Tentler
Foreword by Edmund Cardinal Szoka

Seasons of Grace is a history of the Catholic Church and community in southern lower Michigan from the 1830s through the 1950s.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344002
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343999

Rabbinic Judaism in the Making

The Halakhah from Ezra to Judah I

Alexander Guttmann

The study of the evolution of normative Judaism from the time of Ezra (ca. 400 B.C.) to Judah I, the Prince (ca. 200 A.D.).

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344026
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344019

Nazism, The Jews and American Zionism, 1933-1948

Aaron Berman

A sophisticated analysis of how the Zionist understanding of the Holocaust shaped the development of American Jewish policies and political activism.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344040
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344033

Witness Through the Imagination

Jewish American Holocaust Literature

S. Lillian Kremer

A critical reading of themes and stylistic strategies of major American Holocaust fiction to determine its capacity to render the prelude, progress, and aftermath of the Holocaust.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343937
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343944

On Jewish Folklore

Raphael Patai

Provides a rich harvest of Jewish customs and traditional beliefs, gathered from all over the world and from ancient to modern times.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344217
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344200

Maurice Sugar

Law, Labor, and the Left in Detroit, 1912-1950

Christopher H. Johnson

A biography of the life of Maurice Sugar, a labor activist and lawyer for the United Auto Workers, highlighting his struggles of the early 1930s to bring the union message to Detroit.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344835
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814340042

Jewish Immigrant Associations and American Identity in New York, 1880-1939

Jewish Landsmanshaftn in American Culture

Daniel Soyer

Study of a vital immigrant institution and the formation of American ethnic identity.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344507
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344514

The Origin of the Modern Jewish Woman Writer

Romance and Reform in Victorian England

Michael Galchinsky

Analyses the development of Jewish women's writing in relation to Victorian literary history, women's cultural history, and Jewish cultural history.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344446
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344453

The Burden

African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery

Edited by Rochelle Riley
Foreword by Nikole Hannah-Jones

Examines the continued emotional, economic, and cultural enslavement of African Americans in the twenty-first century.

Hardback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345146
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345153

United States Jewry, 1776-1985

Volume 1

Jacob Rader Marcus

Comprehensive history of Jewish immigration, segregation, and integration; of Jewry’s cultural exclusiveness and assimilation; of its internal division and indivisible unity; and of its role in the making of America.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344699
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344682

In Fitting Memory

The Art and Politics of Holocaust Memorials

Text by Sybil Milton
Photographs by Ira Nowinski

In Fitting Memory, a critical survey of Holocaust memorials and monuments in Europe, Israel, and the United States, focuses on the archeological remains at the original sites of Nazi terror which constituted the first postwar memorials.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343753
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343760

Jewish Poland—Legends of Origin

Ethnopoetics and Legendary Chronicles

Haya Bar-Itzhak

Examination the legends of origin of the Jews of Poland and discloses how the community is created.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343913
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343920

Tradition and Politics

The Religious Parties of Israel

Gary S. Schiff

A comprehensive study of religious parties of Israel.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343890
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343906

For Our Soul

Ethiopian Jews in Israel

Teshome G. Wagaw

For Our Soul describes the ongoing process of adjustment and absorption that the Ethiopian Jewish immigrants experienced in Israel.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344101
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344095

Toast of the Town

The Life and Times of Sunnie Wilson

Sunnie Wilson with John Cohassey

The life and times of Sunnie Wilson reflected on the changes in Detroit over the last sixty years.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343876
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343883

Uppermost Canada

The Western District and the Detroit Frontier, 1800-1850

R. Alan Douglas

Examines the historical, cultural, and social history of the Canadian portion of the Detroit River community in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344484
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344491

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