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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.

Printed Paper Cased
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
eBOOK
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814343562

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.

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

Ambiguous Relations

The American Jewish Community and Germany Since 1945

Shlomo Shafir

Addresses the complex relationships between American Jews and Germany over the fifty years following the end of World War II.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345085
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345078

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 Life and Work of Ludwig Lewisohn

Volume 1: "A Touch of Wildness"

Ralph Melnick

Biography of Ludwig Lewisohn’s life until 1934, an imposing literary figure in America and Europe during the first half of the twentieth century.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344675
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344668

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

Jewish Agricultural Utopias in America, 1880-1910

by Uri D. Herscher

The first comprehensive treatment of America’s Jewish farming utopias revealing the confluence of American and Jewish utopian traditions and measures the impact of the American experiments on the nascent kibbutz movement in Palestine.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344651
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344644

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

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
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344040
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344033

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