Books reviewed are listed by year of publication and are in alphabetic order by title.
Dynamic Belonging: Contemporary Jewish Collective Identities, edited by Harvey E. Goldberg, Steven M. Cohen, and Ezra Kopelowitz. New York: Berghahn Books, 2012. 268 pp. $95.00.
The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image, by Daniel B. Schwartz. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2012. 270 pp. $39.50.
The Golem Redux: From Prague to Post-Holocaust Fiction, by Elizabeth R. Baer. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2012. 229 pp. $27.95.
Hitler’s Hangman: The Life of Heydrich by Robert Gerwarth. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012. 393pp. HHhH: A Novel by Laurent Binet. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012. 327 pp.
Hope: A Tragedy, by Shalom Auslander. New York: Riverhead Books, 2012. 292 pp. $26.95.
Israel in the Persian Period. The Fifth and Fourth Centuries B.C.E., by Erhard S. Gerstenberger. Translated by Siegfried S. Schatzmann (Biblical Encyclopedia/Biblische Enzyklopädie 8; Atlanta: SBL, 2011). xviii, 575 pp.
Jesus among the Jews: Representation and Thought, edited by Neta Stahl. New York: Routledge, 2012. 234 pp. $135.00.
The Jews and Germans of Hamburg. The Destruction of a Civilization 1790-1945, by
John Grenville. London: Routledge, 2012. 334 p.
Mielec, Poland: The Shtetl That Became a Nazi Concentration Camp, by Rochelle G. Saidel. Jerusalem: Gefen Publishing House, 2012. 230 pp. $24.95.
Soldiers, Rebels and Drifters: Gay Representations in Israeli Cinema, by Nir Cohen. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2012. 254 pp. $27.95.
Soulmates: Resurrecting Eve, by Juliana Geran Pilon. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2012. 273 pp. $34.95.
TANAK: A Theological and Critical Introduction to the Jewish Bible, by Marvin A. Sweeney. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2012. 544 pp. $59.00.
Through Amateur Eyes: Film and Photography in Nazi Germany, by Frances Guerin. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2012. 342 pp. $27.95.
When General Grant Expelled the Jews, by Jonathan D. Sarna. New York: Schocken, 2012. 204 pp. $13.98.
The Aroma of Righteousness: Scent and Seduction in Rabbinic Life and Literature, by Deborah A. Green. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011. 286 pp. $69.95.
Beginnings: The First Love, the First Hate, the First Dream . . . Reflections on the Bible’s Intriguing Firsts, by Meir Shalev, translated by Stuart Schoffman. New York: Harmony Books, 2011. 304 pp. $25.00.
Biblical Seductions: Six Stories Retold Based on Talmud and Midrash, by Sandra E. Rapoport. Jersey City, NJ: Ktav Publishing House, 2011. 638 pp. $29.50.
Blood Libel: The Life and Memory of Mendel Beilis, edited by Jay Beilis, Jeremy Simcha Garber, and Mark S. Stein. Chicago, IL: Beilis Publishing, 2011. 324 pp. $15.00.
The Cambridge Introduction to Emmanuel Levinas, by Michael M. Morgan. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 259 pp. $24.99.
A Convenient Hatred: The History of Antisemitism, by Phyllis Goldstein. Brookline, MA: Facing History and Ourselves, 2011. 405 pp. $17.95.
Das Zeitalter des Geheimnisses: Juden, Christen und die Ökonomie des Geheimen (1400-1800), by Daniel Jütte. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2011. 420 pp. €54.95.
The Death Marches: The Final Phase of Nazi Genocide, by Daniel Blatman. Translated from the Hebrew by Chaya Galai. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011. 561 pp. $35.00.
The Eichmann Trial, by Deborah E. Lipstadt. New York: Schocken Nextbook, 2011. 237 pp. $24.95.
The Emergence of Jewish Ghettos during the Holocaust, by Dan Michman. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 191 pp. $85.00.
Ethics after Auschwitz? Primo Levi’s & Elie Wiesel’s Response, by Carole J. Lambert. New York: Peter Lang, 2011. 184 pp. $69.95.
Faith and Freedom: Moses Mendelssohn’s Theological-Political Thought, by Michah Gottlieb. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. 209 pp. $55.00.
Film and the Holocaust: New Perspectives on Dramas, Documentaries, and Experimental Films, by Aaron Kerner. London: Continuum, 2011. 344 pp. $29.95 (p); $100.00 (c).
From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways, by Ellen F. Steinberg and Jack H. Prost. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2011. 207 pp. $32.95.
From Washington Avenue to Washington Street, by Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff. Jerusalem and New York: Gefen Publishing House and OU Press, 2011. 498 pp. $29.95
The German Stranger: Leo Strauss and National Socialism, by William F. Altman. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2011. 589 pp. $90.00.
Gleaning Ruth: A Biblical Heroine and Her Afterlives, by Jennifer L. Koosed. Studies on Personalities of the Old Testament Series. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2011. 173 pp. $49.95.
Hank Greenberg: The Hero Who Didn’t Want to Be One, by Mark Kurlansky. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2011. 164 pp. $25.00.
Holy Dissent: Jewish and Christian Mystics in Eastern Europe, edited by Glenn Dynner. Detroit, Wayne University Press, 2011. 395 pp. $44.95.
“I have always loved the Holy Tongue”: Isaac Casaubon, the Jews, and a Forgotten Chapter in Renaissance Scholarship, by Anthony Grafton and Joanna Weinberg, with Alastair Hamilton. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011. 392 pp. $35.00.
Israeli Cinema: Identities in Motion, edited by Miri Talmon and Yaron Peleg. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2011. 372 pp., including Film Index. $55.00.
The Jewish Jesus: Revelation, Reflection, Reclamation, edited by Zev Garber. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press, 2011. 405 pp. $59.95.
Jewish People, Yiddish Nation: Noah Prylucki and the Folkists in Poland, by Kalman Weiser. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011. 389 pp. $59.95.
Jewish Studies: A Theoretical Introduction, by Andrew Bush. New Brunswick and London: Rutgers University Press, 2011. 150 pp. $39.95.
Jews and Humor, edited by Leonard J. Greenspoon. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press Studies in Jewish Civilization, 2011. 236 pp. $35.00.
Jews in the Early Modern English Imagination: A Scattered Nation, by Eva Johanna Holmberg. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2011. 180 pp. $114.95.
The Jews of Rusçek: From Periphery to Capital of the Tuna Vilayet, by Zvi Keren, translated by Shulamith Berman. Istanbul: Isis Press, 2011. 354 pp. $
Judaism and Christian Art: Aesthetic Anxieties from the Catacombs to Colonialism, edited by Herbert L. Kessler and David Nirenberg. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011. 442 pp. $19.99.
A Knight at the Opera: Heine, Herzl, Peretz, and the Legacy of Der Tannhäuser, by Leah Garrett. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2011. 147 pp. $39.95.
Local History, Transnational Memory in the Romanian Holocaust, edited by Valentina Glajar and Jeanine Teodorescu. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 275 pp. $85.00.
The Mad Square: Modernity in German Art 1910–1937, edited by Jacqueline Strecker. Sydney: Art Gallery NSW, 2011. 320 pp + more than 200 color and black and white illustrations. £30.00.
The Major Phases of Philip Roth, by David Gooblar. New York: Continuum, 2011. 208 pp. $29.95.
The Modern Jewish Experience in World Cinema, edited by Lawrence Baron. Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Press, 2011. 442 pp. $39.95.
Music in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, by John Arthur Smith. Farnham, Surrey/Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011. 271 pp. $114.95.
Narrating the Law: A Poetics of Talmudic Legal Stories, by Barry Scott Wimpfheimer. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011. 239 pp. $59.95.
Ottoman Brothers: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Early Twentieth-Century Palestine, by Michelle U. Campos. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2011. 343 pp. $70.00.
Palaces of Time: Jewish Calendar and Culture in Early Modern Europe, by Elisheva Carlebach. Cambridge, Mass. and London, England: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011. 292 pp., bibliography and index. $35.00.
The Peace and Violence of Judaism: From the Bible to Modern Zionism, by Robert Eisen. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. 265 pp. $29.95.
Pertenencia y alteridad: Judíos de/en América Latina: cuarenta años de cambios, edited by Haim Avni et al. Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2011. 870 pp.
Philo, Josephus, and the Testaments on Sexuality: Attitudes towards Sexuality in the Writings of Philo and Josephus and in the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs, by William Loader. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing, 2011. 488 pp. $65.00.
Philosemitism in History, edited by Jonathan Karp and Adam Sutcliffe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 348 pp. $26.99.
The Politics of Loss and Trauma in Contemporary Israeli Cinema, by Raz Yosef. New York and London: Routledge, 2011. 218 pp. $125.00.
Portugal, Salazar, and the Jews, by Avraham Milgram, translated by Naftali Greenwood. Jerusalem: Yad Vashen, 2011. 324 pp. $50.00.
Rabbis and Revolution: The Jews of Moravia in the Age of Emancipation, by Michael Laurence Miller. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2011. 464 pp. $60.00.
Rewriting Russia: Jacob Gordin’s Yiddish Drama, by Barbara Henry. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2011. 276 pp. $35.00.
Sacrifice, Scripture, and Substitution: Readings in Ancient Judaism and Christianity, edited by Ann W. Astell and Sandor Goodhart. Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity 18. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2011. 475 pp. $49.00.
Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza, by Adina Hoffman and Peter Cole. New York: Schocken Books, 2011. 283 pp. $26.95.
Sculpting Idolatry in Flavian Rome: (An)Iconic Rhetoric in the Writings of Flavius Josephus, by Jason von Ehrenkrook. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2011. 226 pp. $29.95.
Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance, edited by Judith Brin Ingber. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 2011. 457 pp., b/w illustrations. $34.95.
Women and the Messianic Heresy of Sabbatai Zevi 1666–1816, by Ada Rapoport-Albert, translated by Deborah Greniman. Portland: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2011. 386 pp. $64.50.
The Status of Women in Jewish Tradition, by Isaac Sassoon. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 200 pp. $85.00.
Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust, by David Shneer. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2011. 283 pp. Illustrations, Index. $39.95 (c); $32.50 (p).
A Thousand Darknesses: Lies and Truth in Holocaust Fiction, by Ruth Franklin. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. 256 pp. $29.95.
Vienna Art & Design: Klimt, Schiele, Hoffmann, Loos, by Christian Witt-Dörring and Paul Asenbaum, curators. Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, 2011. 302 pp. $49.50 (Australian).
“Vienna is Different”: Jewish Writers in Austria from the Fin de Siècle to the Present, by Hillary Hope Herzog. Austrian and Habsburg Studies, Vol. 12. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2011. 289 pp. $95.00.
Vorbild und Gegenbild: Das iberische Judentum in der deutsch-jüdischen Erinnerungskultur 1779–1939, by Carsten Schapkow. Cologne: Böhlau, 2011. 456 pp. €54.90.
Arabs of the Jewish Faith: The Civilizing Mission in Colonial Algeria, by Joshua Schreier. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2010. 233 pp. $49.95.
Benjamin–Agamben: Politik, Messianismus, Kabbala, edited by Vittoria Borsò, Claas Morgenroth, Karl Solibakke, and Bernd Witte. Volume 4 of “Benjamin-Blätter.”. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2010. 217 pp. €38.00.
The Boy, A Holocaust Story, by Dan Porat. New York: Hill & Wang, 2010. 262 pp. $26.00.
Bridge of Light: Yiddish Film Between Two Worlds, by J. Hoberman. Updated and expanded edition. Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College Press, 2010. 432 pp. $39.95.
Byron and the Jews, by Sheila A Spector. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2010. 244 pp. $59.95.
Capitalism and the Jews, by Jerry Z. Muller. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010. 267 pp. $24.95.
The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel, and the Ordeals of Divine Election, by Todd Gitlin and Liel Leibovitz. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2010. 250 pp. $26.00.
A Covenant of Creatures: Levinas’s Philosophy of Judaism, by Michael Fagenblat. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2010. 320 pp. $70.00 (c); $24.95 (p); $24.95 (E-book).
Elijah and the Rabbis: Story and Theology, by Kristen H. Lindbeck. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. 241 pp. $26.50.
Glory and Agony: Isaac’s Sacrifice and National Narrative, by Yael S. Feldman. Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2010. 421 pp. $60.00.
Hear O Lord: Poems From the Disturbances of 2000–2009, by Eliaz Cohen, translated by Larry Barak. New Milford: Toby Press, 2010. 177pp. $14.95.
Hermeneutics of Holiness: Ancient Jewish and Christian Notions of Sexuality and Religious Community, by Naomi Koltun-Fromm. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. 309 pp. $74.00.
Hiobs Anspruch und Widerspruch: Die Herausforderungsreden Hiobs (Hi 29-31) im Kontext frühjüdischer Ethik, by Daniela Opel. Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlagsgesellschaft, 2010. 366 pp. €59.00
Holocaust as Fiction: Bernhard Schlink’s “Nazi” Novels and Their Films, by William Collins Donahue. New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 251pp. $85.00.
“Ich wäre ein Judenfeind?”: Zum Antijudaismus in Friedrich Schleiermachers Theologie und Pädagogik, by Matthias Blum. Beiträge zur Historischen Bildungsforschung, Band 42. Cologne, Weimar, Wien: Böhlau Verlag, 2010. 256 pp. €34.90.
In the Demon’s Bedroom: Yiddish Literature and the Early Modern, by Jeremy Dauber. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2010. 399 pp. $85.00.
Jewish Renaissance in the Russian Revolution, by Kenneth B. Moss. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2010. 384 pp. $39.95.
Jews and the Imperial State: Identification Politics in Tsarist Russia, by Eugene M. Avrutin. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2010. 232 pp. $39.95.
Judah L. Magnes: An American Jewish Nonconformist, by Daniel P. Kotzin. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2010. 472 pp. $49.95.
Die Jüdische Gemeinde von Frankfurt/Main in der frühen Neuzeit: Familien, Netzwerke und Konflikte eines jüdischen Zentrums, by Cilli Kasper-Holtkotte. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2010. 736 pp, numerous tables. $266.00.
The King’s Jews: Money, Massacre, and Exodus in Medieval England, by Robin R. Mundill. New York and London: Continuum, 2010. 240 pp. $39.95.
Legal Revision and Religious Renewal in Ancient Israel, by Bernard M. Levinson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. 234 pp. $29.00.
Literary Passports: The Making of Modernist Hebrew Fiction in Europe, by Shachar M. Pinsker. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010. 487 pp. $60.00.
Moses Montefiore: Jewish Liberator, Imperial Hero, by Abigail Green. Cambridge, MA. Harvard University Press, 2010. 540 pp. $35.00.
Der NS-Gau Thüringen 1939–1945. Eine Struktur- und Funktionsgeschichte, by Markus Fleischhauer. Cologne: Böhlau Verlag, 2010. 403 pp. $64.50. €49.90.
Pogroms and Riots: German Press Responses to Anti-Jewish Violence in Germany and Russia (1881–1882), by Sonja Weinberg. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2010. 243 pp. $64.95.
Purifying the Nation: Population Exchange and Ethnic Cleansing in Nazi-Allied Romania, by Vladimir Solonari. Washington DC/Baltimore: Woodrow Wilson Center Press/Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. 451 pp. $65.00.
Radical Judaism: Rethinking God and Tradition, by Arthur Green. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010. 197 pp. $26.00.
Rediscovering the Dead Sea Scrolls: An Assessment of Old and New Approaches and Methods, edited by Maxine Grossman. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2010. 331 pp. $28.00.
The Road: Stories, Journalism, and Essays, by Vasily Grossman, translated from the Russian by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler with Olga Mukovnikova. New York: The New York Review of Books, 2010. 374 pp. $15.95.
Stories of the Babylonian Talmud, by Jeffrey L. Rubenstein. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. 316 pp. $55.00.
Survivors: Jewish Self-Help and Rescue in Nazi-Occupied Western Europe, by Bob Moore. Oxford University Press, 2010. 432 pp. $45.00.
The Talmud in its Iranian Context, edited by Carol Bakhos and M. Rahim Shayegan. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010. 270 pp. $177.50.
Transforming Relations: Essays on Jews and Christians Throughout History in Honor of Michael A. Signer, edited by Franklin T. Harkins. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2010. 476 pp. $50.00.
Untold Tales of the Hasidim: Crisis and Discontent in the History of Hasidism, by David Assaf. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England/Brandeis University Press, 2010. 336 pp. $55.00 (c); $35.00 (p).
Vernacular Voices: Language and Identity in Medieval French Jewish Communities, by Kirsten A. Fudeman. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010. 254 pp. $59.95.
“We Are Here”: New Approaches to Jewish Displaced Persons in Postwar Germany, edited by Avinoam J. Patt and Michael Berkowitz. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2010. 356 pp. $29.95.
What is Good and What God Demands: Normative Structures in Tannaitic Literature, by Tzvi Novick. Leiden: Brill, 2010. 248 pp. $146.00.
Years of Persecution, Years of Extermination: Saul Friedländer and the Future of Holocaust Studies, edited by Christian Wiese and Paul Betts. New York: Continuum, 2010. 370 pp. $39.95.