Jewish Life and Tradition
The Wailing Culture of Yemenite Jewish Women
Investigates the socio-cultural, psychological, and philosophical aspects of the Yemenite Jewish wailing tradition in modern Israel.
Jacob ibn Habib’s Search for Faith in the Talmudic Corpus
Examines the origins of the En Yaaqov in the tumultuous medieval period and the motivations of its creator, exiled Spanish rabbi Jacob ibn Habib.
A comprehensive survey of historical and contemporary Jewish dance.
Ritual, Music, and Aesthetics of Syrian Jews in Brooklyn
Explores the cultural connection between Syrian Jewish life and Arab culture in present-day Brooklyn, New York, through liturgical music.
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.
The Memoirs of Yekhezkel Kotik
The first annotated English edition of a classic early-twentieth-century Yiddish memoir that vividly describes Jewish life in a small Eastern European town.
Jewish Day School in the Lives of Adult Jews
A groundbreaking study on the impact of Jewish day schools in the lives of parents and children.
The Sephardic Folktale
A groundbreaking and comprehensive study of the Sephardic folktale as it relates to group identity and narrative culture.
Considers the changes in American Judaism across the four major denominations that resulted from the Jewish feminist movement of the 1960s through today.
Tales from the Sephardic Tradition
A collection of fifty-four Judeo-Spanish folktales taken from the rich heritage of Sephardic oral storytelling and translated into English for the first time.
The Creation of Festive Lore in a New Culture, 1882-1948
By analyzing key aspects of Hebrew culture, this book adds new dimension to the anthropological, sociological, and historical studies dealing with folklore, rituals, and festivals.
A Documentary History, 1849-1880
A history of the founding of California’s Jewish community during the Gold Rush.
Memoirs of East European Jewish Life before World War II
Profiles of a Lost World is a source of information about Eastern Europe before World War II.
A Source Book
This important volume provides the first complete single-volume reference source for American Jewish history.
History, Culture, Psychology
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.
This is the first English-language volume to consider oral music of Jewish communities in a sociocultural context.
Jews of Poland between the Two World Wars
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.
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.
Essays on Jewish Humor
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.
Faith, Fun, and Foible
A selection of writings and addresses by Detroit benefactor Leonard N. Simons (1904-1995).