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Inside a Gestapo Prison

The Letters of Krystyna Wituska, 1942-1944

Edited and Translated by Irene Tomaszewski

A compelling firsthand account of life behind bars in Nazi Germany, from the point of view of a young member of the Polish Underground.

Published: May 2006
ISBN: 9780814332948
Published: May 2006
ISBN: 9780814338872

And Life Is Changed Forever

Holocaust Childhoods Remembered

Edited by Martin Ira Glassner and Robert Krell
Sponsored by the Holocaust Child Survivors of Connecticut

Looking at the Holocaust through the eyes of children who lived through it, this collection offers an inspiring assortment of perspectives on survival.

Published: April 2006
ISBN: 9780814331736

The Stains of Culture

An Ethno-Reading of Karaite Jewish Women

Ruth Tsoffar

Portrays the experiences of Egyptian Karaites in the San Francisco Bay Area as it explores the relationship between text and everyday life, between literal reading and its translation into bodily practices—especially as related to the female body.

Published: December 2005
ISBN: 9780814332238

From the Ghetto to the Melting Pot

Israel Zangwill’s Jewish Plays

Edited, with Introductions and Commentary, by Edna Nahshon

Three plays by Israel Zangwill, a noted Jewish playwright, published together for the first time in their original form and accompanied by extensive scholarly commentary.

Published: December 2005
ISBN: 9780814329559

Israeli Folk Narratives

Settlement, Immigration, Ethnicity

Haya Bar-Itzhak

Provides a broad, engaging view of Israeli society through folk stories that have circulated among settlers in the kibbutz, immigrants, and ethnic groups.

Published: September 2005
ISBN: 9780814330470

Words from Abroad

Trauma and Displacement in Postwar German Jewish Writers

Katja Garloff

Examines the responses of German Jewish writers to the geographical and cultural displacement that is one of the lasting consequences of the Holocaust.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: September 2005
ISBN: 9780814332450
Published: September 2005
ISBN: 9780814335772

"The Whole Wide World, Without Limits"

International Relief, Gender Politics, and American Jewish Women, 1893-1930

Mary McCune

An analysis of gender politics in the American Jewish community during the interwar period that reveals the role of gender and class in organizational politics and the importance of Jewish women in American political and activist history.

Published: June 2005
ISBN: 9780814337523

Mystical Bodies, Mystical Meals

Eating and Embodiment in Medieval Kabbalah

Joel Hecker

Examining the mystical practices associated with food in zoharic kabbalah and the ways they inform us about the kabbalistic experience of embodiment.

Published: April 2005
ISBN: 9780814331811
Published: April 2005
ISBN: 9780814340035

Facing the Glass Booth

The Jerusalem Trial of Adolf Eichmann

Haim Gouri
Translated by Michael Swirsky
With a Foreword by Alan Mintz

A detailed historical account of Adolf Eichmann’s trial that changed attitudes toward Holocaust survivors in Israeli society.

Published: November 2004
ISBN: 9780814330876

Of No Interest to the Nation

A Jewish Family in France, 1925-1945

Gilbert Michlin

English translation of Gilbert Michlin’s Holocaust memoir detailing his family’s life as Jewish immigrants in France and their eventual deportation to Auschwitz in 1944.

Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780814332276
Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780814338483

Dialogic Moments

From Soul Talks to Talk Radio in Israeli Culture

Tamar Katriel

An original ethnographic study about communication and culture in Palestine and Israel during the Twentieth Century, examining three modes of communication—soul talks, straight talk, and talk radio.

Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780814327753
Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780814327746
Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780814337509

And Rachel Stole the Idols

The Emergence of Modern Hebrew Women’s Writing

Wendy I. Zierler

A feminist study of the beginnings of modern Hebrew women’s writing.

Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814331477

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.

Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814331668
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.

Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814328453
Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814341889

Defining the Yiddish Nation

The Jewish Folklorists of Poland

Itzik Nakhmen Gottesman

An examination of the history of Yiddish folklore from Poland between the two world wars.

Published: November 2003
ISBN: 9780814326695

Jews and the German State

The Political History of a Minority, 1848-1933

Peter Pulzer

Now available in paperback, this book delivers a comprehensive one-volume account of the political history of Jews as a significant minority within Imperial Germany.

Published: March 2003
ISBN: 9780814331309

Experience and Expression

Women, the Nazis, and the Holocaust

Edited by Elizabeth R. Baer and Myrna Goldenberg

An innovative contribution to the field of Holocaust studies, this set of interdisciplinary essays undertakes a gendered analysis of both Jewish and non-Jewish women as perpetrators, victims, rescuers, survivors, and postwar artists.

Published: February 2003
ISBN: 9780814330630
Published: February 2003
ISBN: 9780814338865

The Modern Hebrew Poem Itself

A New and Updated Edition

Edited by Stanley Burnshaw, T. Carmi, Susan Glassman, Ariel Hirschfeld, and Ezra Spicehandler

A collection of modern Hebrew poetry that presents the poems in the original Hebrew, with an English phonetic transcription.

Published: February 2003
ISBN: 9780814324851

Spirit Possession in Judaism

Cases and Contexts from the Middle Ages to the Present

Edited by Matt Goldish
With a foreword by Erika Bourguignon and an introduction by Joseph Dan

A rich, multidisciplinary exploration of spirit possession among Jews.

Published: January 2003
ISBN: 9780814330036

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.

Published: September 2002
ISBN: 9780814328590