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Disraeli The Novel Politician
ISBN: HB: 9780300137514, Yale University Press, April 2019
288 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
Lauded as a "great Jew", excoriated by antisemites, and one of Britain's most renowned prime ministers, Benjamin Disraeli has been widely celebrated for his role in Jewish history. But is the perception of him as a Jewish hero accurate? In what ways...
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Refugees or Migrants Pre-Modern Jewish Population Movement
ISBN: HB: 9780300218572, Yale University Press, February 2019
256 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
For millennia, Jews and non-Jews alike have viewed forced population movement as a core aspect of the Jewish experience. This involuntary Jewish wandering has been explained as the result of divine punishment, or as a response to maltreatment of Jews...
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Beyond the Nation-State The Zionist Political Imagination from Pinsker to Ben-Gurion
ISBN: HB: 9780300230130, Yale University Press, January 2019
320 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
The Jewish nation-state has often been thought of as Zionism's end goal. In this bracing history of the idea of the Jewish state in modern Zionism, from its beginnings in the late nineteenth century until the establishment of the state of Israel, Dmi...
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When Christians Were Jews The First Generation
ISBN: HB: 9780300190519, Yale University Press, October 2018
272 pp., 21x14 cm, 2 black&white illus.
How did a group of charismatic, apocalyptic Jewish missionaries, working to prepare their world for the impending realization of God's promises to Israel, end up inaugurating a movement that would grow into the gentile church? Committed to Jesus's pr...
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Jerome Robbins A Life in Dance
ISBN: HB: 9780300197594, Yale University Press, October 2018
216 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
Jerome Robbins (1918-1998) was born Jerome Wilson Rabinowitz and grew up in Weehawken, New Jersey, where his Russian-Jewish immigrant parents owned the Comfort Corset Company. Robbins, who was drawn to dance at a young age, resisted the idea of joini...
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Menasseh ben Israel Rabbi of Amsterdam
ISBN: HB: 9780300224108, Yale University Press, August 2018
312 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
Menasseh ben Israel (1604-1657) was among the most accomplished and cosmopolitan rabbis of his time, and a pivotal intellectual figure in early modern Jewish history. He was one of the three rabbis of the "Portuguese Nation" in Amsterdam, a community...
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Moses Mendelssohn's Hebrew Writings
ISBN: HB: 9780300229028, Yale University Press, July 2018
560 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
German Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786) was one of the most influential thinkers of the Enlightenment. Until now, attention was focused on Mendelssohn's German works – such as his groundbreaking "Jerusalem" – which have been duly tran...
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Ecologies of Witnessing Language, Place, and Holocaust Testimony
ISBN: HB: 9780300226041, Yale University Press, June 2018
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 7 black&white illus.
This groundbreaking work rethinks conventional wisdom about Holocaust testimony, focusing on the power of language and place to shape personal narrative. Oral histories of Lithuanian Jews serve as the textual base for this exploration. Comparing the...
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Gershom Scholem Master of the Kabbalah
ISBN: HB: 9780300215908, Yale University Press, June 2018
256 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) was perhaps the foremost Jewish intellectual of the twentieth century. Pioneering the study of Jewish mysticism as a legitimate academic discipline, he overturned the rationalist bias of his predecessors and revealed an ex...
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Harvey Milk His Lives and Death
ISBN: HB: 9780300222616, Yale University Press, May 2018
304 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 15 black&white illus.
Harvey Milk – eloquent, charismatic, and a smart-aleck – was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, but he had not even served a full year in office when he was shot by a homophobic fellow supervisor. Milk's assassination at the a...
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