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Does David Still Play Before You?

Israeli Poetry and the Bible

David C. Jacobson

Does David Still Play Before You? explores the ways that contemporary Israeli poets have made use of images from the Bible in their poetry.

Published: June 1997
ISBN: 9780814326237

Envisioning Israel

The Changing Ideals and Images of North American Jews

Edited by Allon Gal

Envisioning Israel examines the deeply entwined yet often problematic historical relationship between American Jewry and the Jewish community in Israel and its predecessor, the yishuv, the Jewish settlement in Palestine from the 1880s until 1948

Published: November 1996
ISBN: 9780814326305

Odyssey of Exile

Jewish Women Flee the Nazis for Brazil

Edited with Introductions by Katherine Morris

Odyssey of Exile paints a sensitive a compelling portrait of German-Jewish women who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 1940s.

Published: June 1996
ISBN: 9780814325636

The Jews of Hungary

History, Culture, Psychology

Raphael Patai

The Jews of Hungary is the first comprehensive history in any language of the unique Jewish community that has lived in the Carpathian Basin for eighteen centuries, from Roman times to the present.

Published: May 1996
ISBN: 9780814325612
Published: May 1996
ISBN: 9780814341926

The Jew in the American World

A Source Book

Edited by Jacob Rader Marcus

This important volume provides the first complete single-volume reference source for American Jewish history.

Published: May 1996
ISBN: 9780814325483

Isaac Leeser and the Making of American Judaism

Lance J. Sussman

This illuminating biography of Isaac Leeser reconstructs his personal struggles, pioneer efforts on behalf of American Judaism, and visions of a viable American-Jewish synthesis.

Published: October 1995
ISBN: 9780814319963

Jewish Musical Traditions

Amnon Shiloah

This is the first English-language volume to consider oral music of Jewish communities in a sociocultural context.

Published: May 1995
ISBN: 9780814322352

An Anthology of Modern Yiddish Poetry

Bilingual Edition

Selected and Translated by Ruth Whitman

Originally published in 1966, An Anthology of Modern Yiddish Poetry was the first bilingual anthology to feature the rich, spirited, and passionate Yiddish poetry of the twentieth century

Published: May 1995
ISBN: 9780814325339

Response to Modernity

A History of the Reform Movement in Judaism

Michael A. Meyer

Comprehensive and balanced history of the Reform Movement.

Published: April 1995
ISBN: 9780814325551
Published: April 1995
ISBN: 9780814337554

The Meaning of God in Modern Jewish Religion

Mordecai M. Kaplan
Introduction by Mel Scult

Kaplan takes the major formulation of his theological approach, "God as the power that makes for salvation," and demonstrates how it can be used to invigorate the Jewish religion in a changing world.

Published: January 1995
ISBN: 9780814325520
Published: January 1995
ISBN: 9780814339923

Judaism Faces the Twentieth Century

A Biography of Mordecai M. Kaplan

Mel Scult

Judaism Faces the Twentieth Century is the first critical examination of the early life of Mordecai Caplet—the sources of his inspiration, the evolution of his thought as a religious ideologue, and his inner struggles.

Published: December 1994
ISBN: 9780814322802

Women of the Word

Jewish Women and Jewish Writing

Edited by Judith R. Baskin

Women of the Word is part of an emerging effort to listen to the voices of Jewish women both past and present.

Published: October 1994
ISBN: 9780814324233

I Want to Fall Like This

Selected Poems of Rukhl Fishman, A Bilingual Edition

Selected Poems of Rukhl Fishman
Translated from the Yiddish by Seymour Levitan
With an Introduction by David G. Roskies

Selected poems from Rukhl Fishman.

Published: October 1994
ISBN: 9780814325414

American Consuls in the Holy Land, 1832-1914

Ruth Kark

This volume provides new insights into the role of U.S. consuls in the Ottoman Middle East in the special context of the Holy Land.

Published: September 1994
ISBN: 9780814325230

On the Edge of Destruction

Jews of Poland between the Two World Wars

Celia S. Heller
Foreword by Nathan Glazer

On the Edge of Destruction, focusing on the Jews of Poland between the two World Wars, illuminates a critical time in the recent Jewish past that has received surprisingly little attention.

Published: January 1994
ISBN: 9780814324943

The Jews of Kurdistan

By Erich Brauer
Completed and Edited by Raphael Patai

The Jews of Kurdistan is a unique historical document in that it presents a picture of Kurdish Jewish life and culture prior to World War II.

Published: August 1993
ISBN: 9780814323922

Hatshepsut, Speak to Me

Ruth Whitman

An innovative and adventurous book, this collection of poems is in the form of a conversation with Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman pharaoh in ancient Egypt.

Published: June 1992
ISBN: 9780814323809
Published: June 1992
ISBN: 9780814323793

Jewish Wry

Essays on Jewish Humor

Edited with an Introduction by Sarah Blacher Cohen

Jewish Wry examines the development of Jewish humor in a series of essays on topics that range from Sholom Aleichem's humor to Jewish comediennes through to the humor of Philip Roth.

Published: December 1990
ISBN: 9780814323663

Frankfurt on the Hudson

The German Jewish Community of Washington Heights, 1933-1983, Its Structure and Culture

Steven M. Lowenstein

Using organizational bulletins, surveys, interviews, and personal observations and anecdotes, Lowenstein paints a picture of a unique lifestyle now in the process of merging into American Jewry and disappearing.

Published: March 1989
ISBN: 9780814323854
Published: March 1989
ISBN: 9780814337516

The Messiah Texts

Jewish Legends of Three Thousand Years

by Raphael Patai

The Messiah Texts traces the progress of the messianic legend from its biblical beginnings to contemporary expressions.

Published: December 1988
ISBN: 9780814318508
Published: December 1988
ISBN: 9780814341919