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  1. Another Modernity
    Published: 9th June 2020
    Hardback | £56.00
  2. The Jews of Ottoman Izmir
    Through the lens of a long overlooked Sephardi community, The Jews of Ottoman Izmir: A Modern History rethinks the emergence of Jewish modernity by exploring shifting attitudes towards poverty and charity.... Learn More
    Published: 3rd March 2020
    Hardback | £73.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  3. Reading Israel, Reading America
    Reading Across Borders analyzes the relationship between Jewish Americans and Jewish Israelis through the lens of translation studies, shedding light on the different ways in which each Jewish cultural center responded to the... Learn More
    Published: 12th November 2019
    Hardback | £77.00
    Paperback | £24.99
  4. Tubercular Capital
    At the turn of the twentieth century, tuberculosis was a leading cause of death across America, Europe, and the Russian Empire. The incurable disease gave rise to a culture of convalescence, creating new opportunities for travel... Learn More
    Published: 25th December 2018
    Hardback | £56.00
  5. Desert in the Promised Land
    At once an ecological phenomenon and a cultural construction, the desert has varied associations within Zionist and Israeli culture. In the Judaic textual tradition, it evokes exile and punishment, yet is also a site for origin... Learn More
    Published: 25th December 2018
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  6. Homes Away from Home
    How did Jews go from lives organized by synagogues, shul, and mikvehs to lives that—if explicitly Jewish at all—were conducted in Hillel houses, JCCs, Katz's, and even Chabad? In pre-emancipation Europe, most Jews followed... Learn More
    Published: 11th September 2018
    Hardback | £56.00
  7. Bad Rabbi
    Stories abound of immigrant Jews on the outside looking in, clambering up the ladder of social mobility, successfully assimilating and integrating into their new worlds. But this book is not about the success stories. It's a paean... Learn More
    Published: 24th October 2017
    Hardback | £65.00
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  8. Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age
    Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age examines the nexus of new media and memory practices through an in-depth study of the Shoah Visual History Archive, the world's largest and most widely available collection of video interviews... Learn More
    Published: 8th August 2017
    Hardback | £73.00
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  9. Ancestral Tales
    Written in pieces over the last fifteen years of his life and published posthumously, S. Y. Agnon's A City in Its Fullness is an ambitious, historically rich sequence of stories memorializing Buczacz, the city of his birth. This... Learn More
    Published: 20th June 2017
    Hardback | £56.00
  10. The Merchants of Oran
    The Merchants of Oran weaves together the history of a Mediterranean port city with the lives of Oran's Jewish mercantile elite during the transition to French colonial rule. Through the life of Jacob Lasry and other influential... Learn More
    Published: 16th May 2017
    Hardback | £43.00
  11. Confessions of the Shtetl
    Confessions of the Shtetl explores Jewish conversions to a variety of Christian confessions in the Russian empire, with special attention to the relations of trust and attraction between Jews and Christians that facilitated religious... Learn More
    Published: 16th November 2016
    Hardback | £60.00
  12. Jewish Salonica
    Touted as the "Jerusalem of the Balkans," the Mediterranean port city of Salonica (Thessaloniki) was once home to the largest Sephardic Jewish community in the world. The collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the city's incorporation... Learn More
    Published: 7th September 2016
    Hardback | £73.00
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  13. The Marriage Plot
    For nineteenth-century Eastern European Jews, modernization entailed the abandonment of arranged marriage in favor of the "love match." Romantic novels taught Jewish readers the rules of romance and the choreography of courtship.... Learn More
    Published: 22nd June 2016
    Hardback | £82.00
    Paperback | £25.99
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