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The Power of a Tale

Stories from the Israel Folktale Archives

Edited by Haya Bar-Itzhak and Idit Pintel-Ginsberg

A collection of over fifty folktales from the Israel Folktale Archives, translated into English with commentaries by thirty- eight prominent contemporary scholars of Jewish folklore.

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Available November 2018
ISBN: 9780814342084
eBOOK
Available November 2018
ISBN: 9780814342091

United States Jewry, 1776-1985

Volume 4, The East European Period, The Emergence of the American Jew Epilogue

Jacob Rader Marcus

In the final volume of this set, Marcus deals with the coming and challenge of the East European Jews from 1852 to 1920.

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Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345061
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Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345054

Life and Work of Ludwig Lewisohn, Volume II

"This Dark and Desperate Age"

Ralph Melnick

This second volume portrays Lewisohn's last decades as an outspoken opponent of Nazi Germany.

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Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345047
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Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345030

Going Greek

Jewish College Fraternities in the United States, 1895-1945

Marianne R. Sanua

A history of Jewish fraternities and sororities in the early-twentieth-century United States.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344194
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Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344187

From New Zion to Old Zion

American Jewish Immigration and Settlement in Palestine, 1917-1939

Joseph B. Glass

Analyzes the migration of American Jews to Palestine between the two World Wars and explores the contribution of these settlers to the building of Palestine.

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Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344231
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344224

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.

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Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343913
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Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343920

Tales in Context

Sefer ha-ma'asim in Medieval Northern France

Rella Kushelevsky
With a historical epilogue by Elisheva Baumgarten

A folkloric research project on Sefer ha-ma’asim.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814342718
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Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814342725

Jewish Magic before the Rise of Kabbalah

Yuval Harari

A comprehensive study of Jewish magic in the late antiquity and the early Islamic period—the phenomenon, the sources, and method for its research, and the history of scholarly investigation into its nature and origin.

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Published: February 2017
ISBN: 9780814336304
eBOOK
Published: February 2017
ISBN: 9780814336311
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Ben Shahn's New Deal Murals

Jewish Identity in the American Scene

Diana L. Linden

A study of Ben Shahn’s New Deal murals (1933–43) in the context of American Jewish history, labor history, and public discourse.

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Published: October 2015
ISBN: 9780814339831
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Published: October 2015
ISBN: 9780814339848
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Beyond Sectarianism

The Realignment of American Orthodox Judaism

Adam S. Ferziger

Provides a new understanding of the evolution and contemporary dynamics of American Orthodox Judaism during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

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Published: July 2015
ISBN: 9780814339534
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Published: July 2015
ISBN: 9780814339541

A Fire Burns in Kotsk

A Tale of Hasidism in the Kingdom of Poland

Menashe Unger
Translated by Jonathan Boyarin
Introduction by Glenn Dynner

A vivid novelistic account that details a crucial period in the evolution of Polish Hasidism, translated from Yiddish.

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Published: February 2015
ISBN: 9780814338131
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Published: February 2015
ISBN: 9780814338148

Rebecca Gratz

Women and Judaism in Antebellum America

Dianne Ashton

This is the first in-depth biography of Rebecca Gratz (1781-1869), the foremost American Jewish woman of the nineteenth century.

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Published: January 2015
ISBN: 9780814341001
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Published: January 2015
ISBN: 9780814341018

Louis Ginzberg's Legends of the Jews

Ancient Jewish Folk Literature Reconsidered

Edited by Galit Hasan-Rokem and Ithamar Gruenwald

A state-of-the-art contribution to the scholarly discussion of historical, and especially ancient, Jewish folklore.

Hardback
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814340479
eBOOK
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814340486

The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel

Edited by Cary Nelson and Gabriel Noah Brahm

The first collection to take critical look at the international movement to boycott Israel.

Paperback
Published: November 2014
ISBN: 9780990331605
eBOOK
Published: November 2014
ISBN: 9780990331612

Between Jewish Tradition and Modernity

Rethinking an Old Opposition, Essays in Honor of David Ellenson

Edited by Michael A. Meyer and David N. Myers

Brings together leading Jewish scholars to explore the developing interrelation between tradition and change within modern Judaism.

Hardback
Published: October 2014
ISBN: 9780814338599
eBOOK
Published: October 2014
ISBN: 9780814338605

Aesthetics of Sorrow

The Wailing Culture of Yemenite Jewish Women

Tova Gamliel

Investigates the socio-cultural, psychological, and philosophical aspects of the Yemenite Jewish wailing tradition in modern Israel.

Hardback
Published: April 2014
ISBN: 9780814334768
eBOOK
Published: April 2014
ISBN: 9780814339756

The En Yaaqov

Jacob ibn Habib’s Search for Faith in the Talmudic Corpus

Marjorie Lehman

Examines the origins of the En Yaaqov in the tumultuous medieval period and the motivations of its creator, exiled Spanish rabbi Jacob ibn Habib.

Hardback
Published: December 2011
ISBN: 9780814334805
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Published: December 2011
ISBN: 9780814335963
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Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance

Edited by Judith Brin Ingber

A comprehensive survey of historical and contemporary Jewish dance.

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Published: June 2011
ISBN: 9780814333303
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Maqam and Liturgy

Ritual, Music, and Aesthetics of Syrian Jews in Brooklyn

Mark L. Kligman

Explores the cultural connection between Syrian Jewish life and Arab culture in present-day Brooklyn, New York, through liturgical music.

Hardback
Published: January 2009
ISBN: 9780814332160
eBOOK
Published: January 2009
ISBN: 9780814341865

Yiddishlands

A Memoir

David G. Roskies
With a CD Featuring the Singing of Masha Roskies

A renowned scholar looks back on his life and the life of his mother, tracing the Yiddish experience through major historical events of the last century.

Hardback
Published: July 2008
ISBN: 9780814333976
eBOOK
Published: July 2008
ISBN: 9780814335444

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