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  1. The Chosen Body
    This book examines how the social and cultural paradigms of contemporary Israel are articulated through the body. To construct a panoramic view of how the Israeli body is chosen, regulated, cared for, and ultimately made perfect,... Learn More
    Published: 20th August 2002
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  2. Marc Chagall and His Times
    This book presents a new and comprehensive biography of one of the most prominent artists of the twentieth century in dialogue with the events and ideologies of his time. It encompasses the 98 years of Chagall’s life (1887-1985)... Learn More
    Published: 29th September 2003
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  3. The Labor of Life

    The Labor of Life

    Selected Plays

    Written by Hanoch Levin, Translated by Barbara Harshav, Introduced by Freddie Rokem

    Series Contraversions: Jews and Other Differences

    Stanford University Press

    Israeli playwright and director Hanoch Levin was one of the most original and innovative writers of his generation. Although Levin is familiar within the Israeli cultural context—and despite the steadily growing stream of... Learn More
    Published: 11th August 2003
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  4. Marc Chagall on Art and Culture
    Marc Chagall (1887-1985) traversed a long route from a boy in the Jewish Pale of Settlement, to a commissar of art in revolutionary Russia, to the position of a world-famous French artist. This book presents for the first time... Learn More
    Published: 11th July 2003
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  5. Identity Theft
    Identity Theft focuses on the life and writing of Avraam Uri Kovner. As one of the fiery Jewish nihilists of his generation, variously a critic, author, and bank embezzler, Kovner embodies the problem of identity as a series of... Learn More
    Published: 14th May 2003
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  6. The Politics of Canonicity
    The Politics of Canonicity sheds new light on the dynamics of canon formation in modern Hebrew literature. It explores the ways in which literary culture—as site and as tool—participates in the production of national... Learn More
    Published: 30th December 2002
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  7. Politics and the Limits of Law
    This book explores the emergence of the fundamental political concepts of medieval Jewish thought, arguing that alongside the well known theocratic elements of the Bible there exists a vital tradition that conceives of politics... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2002
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  8. Maps of Women’s Goings and Stayings
    This book writes itself off the guide map of familiar literary forms and melts down conceptual barriers, offering a new kind of reading and thinking experience as it tells the life and travel stories of fascinating women and examines... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2002
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  9. First Converts
    It has often been said that rich pagan women, much more so than men, were attracted both to early Judaism and Christianity. This book provides a new reading of sources from which this truism springs, focusing on two texts from... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2002
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  10. God’s Beauty Parlor
    God's Beauty Parlor opens the Bible to the contested body of critical commentary on sex and sexuality known as queer theory and to masculinity studies. Through a series of dazzling rereadings staged not only in God's beauty parlor,... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2002
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  11. God’s Beauty Parlor
    God's Beauty Parlor opens the Bible to the contested body of critical commentary on sex and sexuality known as queer theory and to masculinity studies. Through a series of dazzling rereadings staged not only in God's beauty parlor,... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2002
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  12. Menstrual Purity
    Perhaps more than any other aspect of rabbinic literature, the laws about and discussions of menstruation have polarized current discussions of gender relations in Jewish culture. Is the designated impurity of menstruation sexist?... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2000
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  13. Rewriting the Jew
    In the Russian Empire of the 1870s and 1880s, while intellectuals and politicians furiously debated the "Jewish Question," more and more acculturating Jews, who dressed, spoke, and behaved like non-Jews, appeared in... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2002
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  14. The Sinner and the Amnesiac
    Elisha ben Abuya is one of the most intriguing figures in early rabbinic literature, consistently capturing the Jewish imagination as the arch-heretic, apostate, and great sinner. Because of the vague nature of the rabbinic sources... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2000
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  15. Web of Life
    Web of Life weaves its suggestive interpretation of Jewish culture in the Palestine of late antiquity on the warp of a singular, breathtakingly tragic, and sublime rabbinic text, Lamentations Rabbah. The textual analyses that... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2000
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  16. Blessings, Curses, Hopes, and Fears
    In this delightful book, the author enumerates and classifies the formulas Yiddish speakers use to express their emotions. It is a rarity among scholarly books, for it brings joy while it teaches; it makes us smile, sometimes... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2000
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