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Aesthetics of Sorrow

The Wailing Culture of Yemenite Jewish Women

Tova Gamliel

Investigates the socio-cultural, psychological, and philosophical aspects of the Yemenite Jewish wailing tradition in modern Israel.

Hardback
Published: April 2014
ISBN: 9780814334768
$56.99
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Published: April 2014
ISBN: 9780814339756

The En Yaaqov

Jacob ibn Habib’s Search for Faith in the Talmudic Corpus

Marjorie Lehman

Examines the origins of the En Yaaqov in the tumultuous medieval period and the motivations of its creator, exiled Spanish rabbi Jacob ibn Habib.

Hardback
Published: December 2011
ISBN: 9780814334805
$52.99
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Published: December 2011
ISBN: 9780814335963
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Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance

Edited by Judith Brin Ingber

A comprehensive survey of historical and contemporary Jewish dance.

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Published: June 2011
ISBN: 9780814333303
$34.95
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Maqam and Liturgy

Ritual, Music, and Aesthetics of Syrian Jews in Brooklyn

Mark L. Kligman

Explores the cultural connection between Syrian Jewish life and Arab culture in present-day Brooklyn, New York, through liturgical music.

Hardback
Published: January 2009
ISBN: 9780814332160
$49.99
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Published: January 2009
ISBN: 9780814341865
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Yiddishlands

A Memoir

David G. Roskies
With a CD Featuring the Singing of Masha Roskies

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.

Hardback
Published: July 2008
ISBN: 9780814333976
$29.99
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Published: July 2008
ISBN: 9780814335444

Journey to a Nineteenth-Century Shtetl

The Memoirs of Yekhezkel Kotik

Edited with an Introduction and Notes by David Assaf

The first annotated English edition of a classic early-twentieth-century Yiddish memoir that vividly describes Jewish life in a small Eastern European town.

Paperback
Published: April 2008
ISBN: 9780814334218
$32.99
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Published: April 2008
ISBN: 9780814337332

Back to School

Jewish Day School in the Lives of Adult Jews

Alex Pomson & Randal F. Schnoor
With a Foreword by Jack Wertheimer

A groundbreaking study on the impact of Jewish day schools in the lives of parents and children.

Paperback
Published: March 2008
ISBN: 9780814333839
$27.99
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Published: March 2008
ISBN: 9780814335475

The Heart Is a Mirror

The Sephardic Folktale

Tamar Alexander-Frizer

A groundbreaking and comprehensive study of the Sephardic folktale as it relates to group identity and narrative culture.

Hardback
Published: December 2007
ISBN: 9780814329719
$66.99
eBOOK
Published: December 2007
ISBN: 9780814340059

Women Remaking American Judaism

Edited by Riv-Ellen Prell

Considers the changes in American Judaism across the four major denominations that resulted from the Jewish feminist movement of the 1960s through today.

Paperback
Published: August 2007
ISBN: 9780814332801
$27.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2007
ISBN: 9780814335680

King Solomon and the Golden Fish

Tales from the Sephardic Tradition

Texts Collected and Edited by Matilda Koén-Sarano
Translated and Annotated by Reginetta Haboucha
Preamble by Yoel Shalom Perez

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.

Hardback
Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814331668
$51.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814341872

Staging and Stagers in Modern Jewish Palestine

The Creation of Festive Lore in a New Culture, 1882-1948

By Yaacov Shavit and Shoshana Sitton
Translated by Chaya Naor

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.

Hardback
Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814328453
$49.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814341889

Jewish Voices of the California Gold Rush

A Documentary History, 1849-1880

Edited with an Introduction by Ava F. Kahn

A history of the founding of California’s Jewish community during the Gold Rush.

Hardback
Published: September 2002
ISBN: 9780814328590
$44.99

Profiles of a Lost World

Memoirs of East European Jewish Life before World War II

Hirsz Abramowicz
Translated by Eva Zeitlin Dobkin
Edited by Dina Abramowicz and Jeffrey Shandler
Introductions by David E. Fishman and Dina Abramowicz

Profiles of a Lost World is a source of information about Eastern Europe before World War II.

Hardback
Published: April 1999
ISBN: 9780814327845
$46.99

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.

Paperback
Published: May 1996
ISBN: 9780814325483
$34.99

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.

Hardback
Published: May 1996
ISBN: 9780814325612
$62.99
eBOOK
Published: May 1996
ISBN: 9780814341926

Jewish Musical Traditions

Amnon Shiloah

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

Paperback
Published: May 1995
ISBN: 9780814322352
$23.99

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.

Paperback
Published: January 1994
ISBN: 9780814324943
$24.99

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.

Hardback
Published: August 1993
ISBN: 9780814323922
$54.99

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.

Paperback
Published: December 1990
ISBN: 9780814323663
$26.99

Simons Says

Faith, Fun, and Foible

Leonard N. Simons
Selections from his writings and talks

A selection of writings and addresses by Detroit benefactor Leonard N. Simons (1904-1995).

Paperback
Published: September 1989
ISBN: 9780814317808
$19.99

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