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Jewish Peoplehood

An American Innovation

by Noam Pianko

<p>Winner of the 2017 American Jewish Historical Society’s Saul Viener Book Prize</p> <p>Although fewer American Jews today describe themselves as religious, they overwhelmingly report a strong sense of belonging to the Jewish people. Indeed, ...

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Jewish Peoplehood: An American Innovation

by Pianko, Noam

<DIV>Jewish peoplehood has eclipsed religion&mdash;as well as ethnicity and nationality&mdash;as the prevailing definition of what it means to be a Jew. In <I>Jewish Peoplehood</I>, Noam Pianko examines the history, the current significance, and

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Jewish Responses to Persecution

1944–1946

by Leah Wolfson

<p>With its unique combination of primary sources and historical narrative*, Jewish Responses to Persecution: 1944–1946,* provides an important new perspective on Holocaust history. Covering the final year of Nazi destruction and the immediate ...

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Jewish Responses to Persecution, 1933–1946

A Source Reader

by Jürgen Matthäus

<p>Combining rich documentation selected from the five-volume series on <em>Jewish Responses to Persecution</em>, this text combines a carefully curated selection of primary sources together with basic background information to illuminate key ...

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Jewish Studies and Israel Studies in the Twenty-First Century

Intersections and Prospects

by Alan T. Levenson, Yossi Ben-Harush, Dzmitry Shavialiou & others

<p>Jewish studies has been a vibrant academic discipline for many decades, and since the establishment of the Association for Israel Studies in 1985 to engage in research on the history, politics, society, and culture of the modern state of ...

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Jews and Power

by Ruth R. Wisse

<p><strong>Part of the Jewish Encounter series</strong></p> <p>Taking in everything from the Kingdom of David to the Oslo Accords, Ruth Wisse offers a radical new way to think about the Jewish relationship to power. Traditional Jews believed ...

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Jews on the Frontier

Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America

by Shari Rabin

<p>Winner, 2017 National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies from the Jewish Book Council<br /> Finalist, Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature</p> <p><strong>An engaging history of how Jews forged their own religious culture on the ...

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Jews, Turks, and Infidels

by Morton Borden

<p>Borden reveals the ways in which many mainstream Protestants worked to maintain preferential treatment for Christians in common law, state constitutions, and federal practices, even attempting through interpretation and amendment to alter the

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Judaism

Practice and Belief, 63 BCE-66 CE

by E. P. Sanders

<p>In this now-classic work, E. P. Sanders argued against prevailing views regarding the Judaism of the Second Temple period, for example, that the Pharisees dominated Jewish Palestine or that the Mishnah offers a description of general ...

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Justice for All

How the Jewish Bible Revolutionized Ethics

by Jeremiah Unterman

<p><em>Justice for All</em> demonstrates that the Jewish Bible, by radically changing the course of ethical thought, came to exercise enormous influence on Jewish thought and law and also laid the basis for Christian ethics and the broader ...

ISBN: 9780827613263

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King Josiah of Judah

The Lost Messiah of Israel

by Marvin A. Sweeney

<p>King Josiah of Judah is a figure of extraordinary importance for the history of Israel. Using synchronic and diachronic analyses of the Deuteronomistic History, Deuteronomy, and selected prophetic books, Marvin Sweeney reconstructs the ...

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Leo Strauss and the Rediscovery of Maimonides

by Kenneth Hart Green

<p>In <em>Leo Strauss and the Rediscovery of Maimonides</em>, Kenneth Hart Green explores the critical role played by Maimonides in shaping Leo Strauss’s thought. In uncovering the esoteric tradition employed in Maimonides’s <em>Guide of the ...

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Lives of Hitler's Jewish Soldiers

Untold Tales of Men of Jewish Descent Who Fought for the Third Reich

by Bryan Mark RIgg

They were foot soldiers and officers. They served in the regular army and the Waffen-SS. And, remarkably, they were also Jewish, at least as defined by Hitler's infamous race laws. Pursuing the thread he first unraveled in Hitler's Jewish ...

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Maimonides

by Sherwin B. Nuland

<p><strong>Part of the Jewish Encounter series</strong></p> <p>Moses Maimonides was a Renaissance man before there was a Renaissance: a great physician who served a sultan, a dazzling Torah scholar, a community leader, a daring philosopher ...

ISBN: 9780805212273

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Maimonides

by David Yellin & Israel Abrahams

<p>Maimonides is a biography of the famous Jewish scholar.</p> ...

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Mayer Matalon

Business, Politics and the Jewish-Jamaican Elite

by Diana Thorburn

<p>This biography of Mayer Matalon, an influential Jewish Jamaican, traces his path from humble origins to innovator, public servant, political insider, and leader of his family’s conglomerate, from the 1940s to the end of the twentieth century.

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Mind the Gap

How the Jewish Writings between the Old and New Testament Help Us Understand Jesus

by Matthias Henze

<p>Do you want to understand Jesus of Nazareth, his apostles, and the rise of early Christianity? Reading the Old Testament is not enough, writes Matthias Henze in this slender volume aimed at the student of the Bible. To understand the Jews of ...

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Mishpachah

The Jewish Family in Tradition and in Transition

by Leonard J. Greenspoon

<p>Dictionary definitions of the term mishpachah are seemingly straightforward: &quot;A Jewish family or social unit including close and distant relatives-sometimes also close friends.&quot; As accurate as such definitions are, they fail to ...

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Mishpachah: The Jewish Family in Tradition and in Transition

by Greenspoon, Leonard J.

Dictionary definitions of the term mishpachah are seemingly straightforward: "A Jewish family or social unit including close and distant relatives-sometimes also close friends." As accurate as such definitions are, they fail to capture the ...

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Modern Spain and the Sephardim

Legitimizing Identities

by Maite Ojeda-Mata

<p><em>Modern Spain and the Sephardim: Legitimizing Identitie</em>s addresses the legal, political, symbolic, and conceptual consequences of the development of a new framework of relations between the Spanish state and the descendants of the ...

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