This is the first English-language volume to consider oral music of Jewish communities in a sociocultural context.
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
A History of the Reform Movement in Judaism
Comprehensive and balanced history of the Reform Movement.
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.
A Biography of Mordecai M. Kaplan
Judaism Faces the Twentieth Century is the first critical examination of the early life of Mordecai M. Kaplan—the sources of his inspiration, the evolution of his thought as a religious ideologue, and his inner struggles.
Jewish Women and Jewish Writing
Women of the Word is part of an emerging effort to listen to the voices of Jewish women both past and present.
Selected Poems of Rukhl Fishman, A Bilingual Edition
Selected poems from Rukhl Fishman.
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.
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The Jews of Kurdistan is a unique historical document in that it presents a picture of Kurdish Jewish life and culture prior to World War II.
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.
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.
The German Jewish Community of Washington Heights, 1933-1983, Its Structure and Culture
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.
Jewish Legends of Three Thousand Years
The Messiah Texts traces the progress of the messianic legend from its biblical beginnings to contemporary expressions.
Acquaints the reader with both the universal and the particular challenges inherent in the writing of Jewish history.
All share a common setting—the Eastern European Jewish town or shtetl, and all deal in different ways with a single topic—the Jewish confrontation with modernity.
Jewish Identity and European Culture in Germany, 1749-1824
An excellent overview of the intellectual history of important figures in German Jewry.