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The Power of a Tale

Stories from the Israel Folktale Archives

Edited by Haya Bar-Itzhak and Idit Pintel-Ginsberg

English translations of over fifty stories from the Israel Folktale Archives.

Printed Paper Cased
Available December 2018
ISBN: 9780814342084
eBOOK
Available December 2018
ISBN: 9780814342091

No Place in Time

The Hebraic Myth in Late Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Sharon B. Oster

An exploration of the temporal function that "the Jew" plays in literature.

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Available November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345825
eBOOK
Available November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345832

Overlooking the Border

Narratives of a Divided Jerusalem

Dana Hercbergs

An ethnographic tapestry of personal and institutional narratives about Jerusalem’s social history.

Printed Paper Cased
Available October 2018
ISBN: 9780814341087
Paperback
Available October 2018
ISBN: 9780814344927
eBOOK
Available October 2018
ISBN: 9780814341094

Doctor Levitin

A Novel by David Shrayer-Petrov
Translated by Arna B. Bronstein, Aleksandra I. Fleszar, and Maxim D. Shrayer

The story of a doctor’s family torn apart by Soviet politics, persecution, and the Jewish struggle for freedom during the Cold War.

Printed Paper Cased
Available September 2018
ISBN: 9780814345726
Paperback
Available September 2018
ISBN: 9780814345733
eBOOK
Available September 2018
ISBN: 9780814345740

Concrete Boxes

Mizrahi Women on Israel's Periphery

Pnina Motzafi-Haller
With a Foreword by Virginia R. Dominguez

Evocative feminist ethnography focused on the rarely documented lives of Mizrahi women in a marginalized Israeli community.

Printed Paper Cased
Available August 2018
ISBN: 9780814344422
Paperback
Available August 2018
ISBN: 9780814340592
eBOOK
Available August 2018
ISBN: 9780814340608

Eli's Story

A Twentieth-Century Jewish Life

Meri-Jane Rochelson

Biography of a Jewish doctor who survived and triumphed over the horrors of the Holocaust.

Printed Paper Cased
Available July 2018
ISBN: 9780814344941
Paperback
Available July 2018
ISBN: 9780814340219
eBOOK
Available July 2018
ISBN: 9780814340226
Available July 2018
ISBN: 0814340210

Whitechapel Noise

Jewish Immigrant Life in Yiddish Song and Verse, London 1884–1914

Vivi Lachs

New perspectives on Anglo-Jewish history via the poetry and song of Yiddish-speaking immigrants in London from 1884 to 1914.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814344880
Paperback
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814343555
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Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814343562

Jewish Buenos Aires, 1890-1939

In Search of an Identity

Victor A. Mirelman

Examination of the changing facade of the Argentinean Jewish community from the beginning of mass Jewish immigration in 1890 to its decline in 1930.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344576
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344569

The Israeli-American Connection

Its Roots in the Yishuv, 1914-1945

Michael Brown

An examination of the ways in which the American experience influenced some of the major Jewish leaders during and between the world wars.

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Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344590
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344583

United States Jewry, 1776-1985

Volume 2, The Germanic Period

Jacob Rader Marcus

The second volume of this seminal work on American Jewry covers the period from 1841 to 1860.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344712
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344705

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
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344699
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344682

United States Jewry, 1776-1985

Volume 3, The Germanic Period, Part 2

Jacob Rader Marcus

The third volume covers the period from 1860 to 1920, beginning with the Jews, slavery, and the Civil War, and concluding with the rise of Reform Judaism.

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Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344736
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344729

Prayer & Community

The Havurah in American Judaism

Riv-Ellen Prell

Combining history and ethnography, Prell uses current theories about ritual and prayer to understand men's and women's struggles with their religious tradition and their desire to create community.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344460
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344477

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
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344088
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344071

Marketing Identities

The Invention of Jewish Ethnicity in Ost und West

David A. Brenner

A study of the first Jewish magazine to explore ethnic identity in early twentieth-century Germany.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345191
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345184

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
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344217
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344200

Jewish Moroccan Folk Narratives from Israel

Haya Bar-Itzhak and Aliza Shenhar

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

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

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
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344026
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344019

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
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344064
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344057

The Forerunners

Dutch Jewry in the North American Diaspora

Robert P. Swierenga

A detailed history of the immigration of Dutch Jews to the United States and to the whole American diaspora.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344170
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344163

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