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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.

Hardback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814342084
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814342091

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.

Hardback
Available June 2017
ISBN: 9780814342718
eBOOK
Available June 2017
ISBN: 9780814342725

Witnessing Unbound

Holocaust Representation and the Origins of Memory

Edited by Henri Lustiger Thaler and Habbo Knoch

Voices of the Holocaust and the act of memory.

Paperback
Available May 2017
ISBN: 9780814343012
eBOOK
Available May 2017
ISBN: 9780814343029

From Things Lost

Forgotten Letters and the Legacy of the Holocaust

Shirli Gilbert

An intimate history of the Holocaust that casts new light on our understanding of victimhood and survival.

Paperback
Available May 2017
ISBN: 9780814342657
Hardback
Available May 2017
ISBN: 9780814343982
eBOOK
Available May 2017
ISBN: 9780814342664

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.

Hardback
Available February 2017
ISBN: 9780814336304
eBOOK
Available February 2017
ISBN: 9780814336311

Jewish Souls, Bureaucratic Minds

Jewish Bureaucracy and Policymaking in Late Imperial Russia, 1850-1917

Vassili Schedrin

A focus on Jewish officials of the Russian state who assumed a central role in the bureaucratic procedures of Jewish policymaking and were a driving force behind the transformation of Russian Jewry.

Hardback
Published: November 2016
ISBN: 9780814340424
eBOOK
Published: November 2016
ISBN: 9780814340431

Yudisher Theriak

An Early Modern Yiddish Defense of Judaism

Edited and translated by Morris M. Faierstein

An annotated translation of the Yudisher Theriak, along with a comprehensive introduction that places the original work in its historical context.

Hardback
Published: November 2016
ISBN: 9780814342480
eBOOK
Published: November 2016
ISBN: 9780814342497

Communings of the Spirit

The Journals of Mordecai M. Kaplan, Volume 2: 1934–1941

Edited by Mel Scult

Selections from the diary of Mordecai Kaplan, founder of Reconstructionism in America, detailing a provocative firsthand account of Jewish life in America and of the mind of a very challenging thinker.

Hardback
Published: October 2016
ISBN: 9780814341612
eBOOK
Published: October 2016
ISBN: 9780814341629

Bernard Malamud

A Centennial Tribute

Edited by Victoria Aarons and Gustavo Sánchez Canales

A fresh and engaging international tribute to Bernard Malamud, a major American Jewish novelist in the postwar era of the twentieth century.

Paperback
Published: September 2016
ISBN: 9780814341148
eBOOK
Published: September 2016
ISBN: 9780814341155

Zionism without Zion

The Jewish Territorial Organization and Its Conflict with the Zionist Organization

Gur Alroey

Examines an alternative ideology to Zionism that attempted to build a Jewish State outside of Palestine.

Hardback
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814342060
eBOOK
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814342077

Women's Hebrew Poetry on American Shores

Poems by Anne Kleiman and Annabelle Farmelant

Translated by Adriana X. Jacobs and Yosefa Raz
Edited by Shachar Pinsker

Presents the work of two American­-born women who wrote and published a substantial body of Hebrew poetry between the 1930s and 1960s.

Paperback
Published: January 2016
ISBN: 9780814341360
eBOOK
Published: January 2016
ISBN: 9780814341377

Vladimir Jabotinsky's Story of My Life

Edited by Brian Horowitz and Leonid Katsis

Vladimir Jabotinsky’s famous autobiography, published in English for the first time.

Paperback
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814341384
eBOOK
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814341391
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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.

Hardback
Published: October 2015
ISBN: 9780814339831
eBOOK
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.

Paperback
Published: July 2015
ISBN: 9780814339534
eBOOK
Published: July 2015
ISBN: 9780814339541
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Jewish Honor Courts

Revenge, Retribution, and Reconciliation in Europe and Israel after the Holocaust

Edited by Laura Jockusch and Gabriel N. Finder

A transnational and interdisciplinary look at Jewish trials of fellow Jews accused of collaborating with the Nazis.

Paperback
Published: June 2015
ISBN: 9780814338773
eBOOK
Published: June 2015
ISBN: 9780814338780

In the Company of Others

The Development of Anthropology in Israel

Orit Abuhav

An ethnographic account of the history and development of anthropology in Israel.

Hardback
Published: June 2015
ISBN: 9780814338735
eBOOK
Published: June 2015
ISBN: 9780814338742

Survivors and Exiles

Yiddish Culture after the Holocaust

Jan Schwarz

Studies the variety, scope, and character of Yiddish culture in different geographical centers after the Holocaust.

Hardback
Published: May 2015
ISBN: 9780814339053
eBOOK
Published: May 2015
ISBN: 9780814339060

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.

Paperback
Published: February 2015
ISBN: 9780814338131
eBOOK
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.

Paperback
Published: January 2015
ISBN: 9780814341001
eBOOK
Published: January 2015
ISBN: 9780814341018
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The New Diaspora

The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction

Edited by Victoria Aarons, Avinoam J. Patt, and Mark Shechner

An innovative anthology of pieces that have either won or been considered for the Edward Lewis Wallant Award on the occasion of the award’s fiftieth anniversary.

Paperback
Published: January 2015
ISBN: 9780814340554
eBOOK
Published: January 2015
ISBN: 9780814340561

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