Reviews

Author: 
Jennifer Craig-Norton
Reviewer: 
Stephanie Homer

Homer on Craig-Norton, 'The Kindertransport: Contesting Memory'

Jennifer Craig-Norton. The Kindertransport: Contesting Memory. Indianopolis: Indiana University Press, 2019. xiii + 353 pp. $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-04221-7

Reviewed by Stephanie Homer Published on H-Judaic (March, 2022) Commissioned by Robin Buller (University of California - Berkeley)

Author: 
Annette Yoshiko Reed
Reviewer: 
Jason Hensley

Hensley on Reed, 'Demons, Angels, and Writing in Ancient Judaism'

Annette Yoshiko Reed. Demons, Angels, and Writing in Ancient Judaism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. x + 353 pp. (e-book), ISBN 978-1-139-03084-7; $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-108-74609-0.

Reviewed by Jason Hensley (Gratz Academy) Published on H-Judaic (March, 2022) Commissioned by Robin Buller (University of California - Berkeley)

Author: 
Samuel J. Spinner
Reviewer: 
Ido Ben Harush

Harush on Spinner, 'Jewish Primitivism'

Samuel J. Spinner. Jewish Primitivism. Studies in Jewish History and Culture Series. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2021. 272 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5036-2827-4.

Reviewed by Ido Ben Harush (Yale University) Published on H-Judaic (March, 2022) Commissioned by Robin Buller (University of California - Berkeley)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=57134

Author: 
Brendan McGeever
Reviewer: 
Amber N. Nickell

Nickell on McGeever, 'Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution'

Brendan McGeever. Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. xi + 247 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-16449-8.

Reviewed by Amber N. Nickell (Purdue University) Published on H-Judaic (March, 2022) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Jagiellonian University)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=55324

Author: 
Howard Ball
Reviewer: 
Britt P. Tevis

Tevis on Ball, 'Taking the Fight South: Chronicle of a Jew's Battle for Civil Rights in Mississippi'

Howard Ball. Taking the Fight South: Chronicle of a Jew's Battle for Civil Rights in Mississippi. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2021. 256 pp. $32.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-268-10916-5.

Reviewed by Britt P. Tevis (Indiana University Bloomington) Published on H-Judaic (January, 2022) Commissioned by Robin Buller (University of California - Berkeley)

Author: 
Barbara Krawcowicz
Reviewer: 
Aaron J. Koller

Koller on Krawcowicz, 'History, Metahistory, and Evil: Jewish Theological Responses to the Holocaust'

Barbara Krawcowicz. History, Metahistory, and Evil: Jewish Theological Responses to the Holocaust. New Perspectives in Post-Rabbinic Judaism Series. Brookline: Academic Studies Press, 2020. 242 pp. $109.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-64469-481-7.

Reviewed by Aaron J. Koller (Yeshiva University) Published on H-Judaic (January, 2022) Commissioned by Robin Buller (University of California - Berkeley)

Author: 
Joseph Yahalom
Reviewer: 
Tzvi Novick

Novick on Joseph Yahalom, 'Sources of the Sacred Song: Crossroads in Jewish Liturgical Poetry'

Joseph Yahalom. Sources of the Sacred Song: Crossroads in Jewish Liturgical Poetry. Jerusalem: Magnes, 2019. 300 pp. $33.00 (paper), ISBN 978-965-7008-41-6; $33.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-965-7008-42-3.

Reviewed by Tzvi Novick (University of Notre Dame) Published on H-Judaic (January, 2022) Commissioned by Robin Buller (University of California - Berkeley)

Author: 
David C. Flatto
Reviewer: 
Shlomo Zuckier

Zuckier on Flatto, 'The Crown and the Courts: Separation of Powers in the Early Jewish Imagination'

David C. Flatto. The Crown and the Courts: Separation of Powers in the Early Jewish Imagination. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2020. 367 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-73710-5.

Reviewed by Shlomo Zuckier (McGill University) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2021) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Jagiellonian University)

Author: 
Sebastian Musch
Reviewer: 
Mira Niculescu

Niculescu on Musch, 'Jewish Encounters with Buddhism in German Culture: Between Moses and Buddha, 1890-1940'

Sebastian Musch. Jewish Encounters with Buddhism in German Culture: Between Moses and Buddha, 1890-1940. Palgrave Series in Asian German Studies. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. 298 pp. $54.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-3-030-27469-6; $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-030-27468-9.

Reviewed by Mira Niculescu (Ecole de Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2021) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Jagiellonian University)

Author: 
Adriana M. Brodsky
Reviewer: 
Margalit Bejarano

Bejarano on Brodsky, 'Sephardi, Jewish, Argentine: Community and National Identity'

Adriana M. Brodsky. Sephardi, Jewish, Argentine: Community and National Identity. Indiana Series in Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016. xiv + 281 pp. $31.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-253-02319-3; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-02271-4; $32.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-02303-2.

Reviewed by Margalit Bejarano (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2021) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Emily Sigalow
Reviewer: 
Sebastian Musch

Musch on Sigalow, 'American JewBu: Jews, Buddhists, and Religious Change'

Emily Sigalow. American JewBu: Jews, Buddhists, and Religious Change. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. 280 pp. $21.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-691-19781-4; $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-17459-4; $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-22805-1.

Reviewed by Sebastian Musch (University of Osnabrueck) Published on H-Judaic (September, 2021) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Jagiellonian University)

Author: 
Rachel S. Havrelock
Reviewer: 
Emily Filler

Filler on Havrelock, 'The Joshua Generation: Israeli Occupation and the Bible'

Rachel S. Havrelock. The Joshua Generation: Israeli Occupation and the Bible. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2020. xiv + 245 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-19893-4.

Reviewed by Emily Filler (Washington and Lee University) Published on H-Judaic (September, 2021) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Jagiellonian University)

Author: 
Menachem Marc Kellner, David Gillis
Reviewer: 
Eugene Korn

Korn on Kellner and Gillis, 'Maimonides the Universalist: The Ethical Horizons of the Mishneh Torah'

Menachem Marc Kellner, David Gillis. Maimonides the Universalist: The Ethical Horizons of the Mishneh Torah. London: Littman Library Of Jewish Civilization and Liverpool University Press, 2020. 368 pp. $59.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-906764-55-5.

Reviewed by Eugene Korn (Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation) Published on H-Judaic (April, 2021) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Jagiellonian University)

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