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Hasidism Writings on Devotion, Community, and Life in the Modern World
ISBN: PB: 9781684580170, ISBN: HB: 9781684580163, University of Chicago Press, Brandeis University Press, July 2020
275 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Hasidism has attracted, repelled, and bewildered philosophers, historians, and theologians since its inception in the eighteenth century. In "Hasidism: Writings on Devotion, Community, and Life in the Modern World", Ariel Evan Mayse and Sam Berrin Sh...
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American Jewish Thought Since 1934 Writings on Identity, Engagement, and Belief
ISBN: PB: 9781684580149, ISBN: HB: 9781684580132, University of Chicago Press, Brandeis University Press, June 2020
275 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
What is the role of Judaism and Jewish existence in America? And what role does America play in matters Jewish? This anthology considers these questions and offers a look at how the diverse body of Jewish thought developed within the historical and i...
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Learning on the Left Political Profiles of Brandeis University
ISBN: HB: 9781684580118, University of Chicago Press, Brandeis University Press, May 2020
400 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Brandeis University is the United States' only Jewish-sponsored nonsectarian university, and while only being established after World War II, it has risen to become one of the most respected universities in the nation. The faculty and alumni of the u...
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Resistible Rise of Antisemitism Exemplary Cases from Russia, Ukraine, and Poland
ISBN: PB: 9781684580095, ISBN: HB: 9781684580088, University of Chicago Press, Brandeis University Press, April 2020
250 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm
Antisemitism emerged toward the end of the nineteenth century as a powerful political movement with broad popular appeal. It promoted a vision of the world in which a closely-knit tribe called "the Jews" conspired to dominate the globe through contro...
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Road to September 1939 Polish Jews, Zionists, and the Yishuv on the Eve of World War II
ISBN: PB: 9781684580071, University of Chicago Press, Brandeis University Press, January 2020
408 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In European and Holocaust historiography, it is generally believed that neither the Zionist movement nor the Yishuv were mindful of the plight of European Jews in the face of the Nazi threat during the 1930s. Drawing on a wide variety of memoirs, let...
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Glikl Memoirs 1691-1719
ISBN: PB: 9781684580040, ISBN: HB: 9781684580057, University of Chicago Press, Brandeis University Press, December 2019
375 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 17 halftones, 6 line drawings
"My dear children, I write this for you in case your dear children or grandchildren come to you one of these days, knowing nothing of their family. For this reason I have set this down for you here in brief, so that you might know what kind of people...
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Jewish Woman of Distinction The Life and Diaries of Zinaida Poliakova
ISBN: HB: 9781684580026, ISBN: PB: 9781684580019, University of Chicago Press, Brandeis University Press, December 2019
400 pp., 23.4x15.5 cm, 17 halftones, 6 line drawings
Zinaida Poliakova (1863-1953) was the eldest daughter of Lazar Solomonovich Poliakov, one of the three brothers known as the Russian Rothschilds. They were moguls who dominated Russian finance and business and built almost a quarter of the railroad l...
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Modern French Jewish Thought Writings on Religion and Politics
ISBN: PB: 9781512601862, University of Chicago Press, Brandeis University Press, May 2018
304 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
"Modern Jewish thought" is often defined as a German affair, with interventions from Eastern European, American, and Israeli philosophers. The story of France's development of its own schools of thought has not been substantially treated outside the...
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Gershom Scholem From Berlin to Jerusalem and Back
ISBN: PB: 9781512601138, University of Chicago Press, Brandeis University Press, December 2017
344 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
German-born Gerhard (Gershom) Scholem (1897-1982), the preeminent scholar of Jewish mysticism, delved into the historical analysis of kabbalistic literature from late antiquity to the twentieth century. His writings traverse Jewish historiography, Zi...
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Eddie Cantor Story A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics
ISBN: HB: 9781512600483, University of Chicago Press, Brandeis University Press, November 2017
304 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
This absorbing biography chronicles the life and work of one of the most important entertainers of the twentieth century. Eddie Cantor (1892-1964) starred in theater, film, radio, and television. His immense popularity across a variety of media, his...
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