Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies

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  1. What We Talk about When We Talk about Hebrew (and What It Means to Americans)
    Why Hebrew, here and now? What is its value for contemporary Americans? In What We Talk about When We Talk about Hebrew (and What It Means to Americans) scholars, writers, and translators tackle a series of urgent questions that... Learn More
    Published: 26th June 2018
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  2. The Jewish Bible
    In The Jewish Bible: A Material History, David Stern explores the Jewish Bible as a material object—the Bibles that Jews have actually held in their hands—from its beginnings in the Ancient Near Eastern world through to the... Learn More
    Published: 3rd October 2017
    Hardback | £41.00
  3. I. L. Peretz and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture
    I. L. Peretz (1852–1915), the father of modern Yiddish literature, was a master storyteller and social critic who advocated a radical shift from religious observance to secular Jewish culture. Wisse explores Peretz’s writings... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 1991
    Hardback | £74.00
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  4. A Best-Selling Hebrew Book of the Modern Era
    In 1797, in what is now the Czech Republic, Pinḥas Hurwitz published one of the best-selling Hebrew books of the modern era. Nominally an extended commentary on a sixteenth-century kabbalist text, The Book of the Covenant was... Learn More
    Published: 31st October 2014
    Hardback | £41.00
  5. Agnon's Moonstruck Lovers
    Agnon's Moonstruck Lovers explores the response of Israel’s Nobel laureate S. Y. Agnon to the privileged position of the Song of Songs in Israeli culture. Standing at a unique crossroads between religion and secularism, Agnon... Learn More
    Published: 7th November 2013
    Hardback | £74.00
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  6. Writing in Tongues
    Writing in Tongues examines the complexities of translating Yiddish literature at a time when the Yiddish language is in decline. After the Holocaust, Soviet repression, and American assimilation, the survival of traditional Yiddish... Learn More
    Published: 5th November 2013
    Hardback | £74.00
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  7. Make Yourself a Teacher
    Make Yourself a Teacher is a teaching book and a book about teaching. It discusses three dramatic, well-known stories about the student and teacher Rabbi Eliezer ben Hyrcanus from the Oral Torah. The stories of R. Eliezer serve... Learn More
    Published: 20th December 2011
    Hardback | £74.00
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  8. Arctic Spectacles
    When every land seems already explored, and space travel has declined in scope and prestige, the northern exploits of our Victorian forebears offers a pleasantly distant mirror from which to regard our own time. The Arctic regions... Learn More
    Published: 15th October 2007
    Hardback | £41.00
  9. The Jewish Life Cycle
    In this original and sweeping review of Jewish culture and history, Ivan Marcus examines how and why various rites and customs celebrating stages in the life cycle have evolved through the ages and persisted to this day. For each... Learn More
    Published: 16th July 2015
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  10. Autobiographical Jews
    Autobiographical Jews examines the nature of autobiographical writing by Jews from antiquity to the present, and the ways in which such writings can legitimately be used as sources for Jewish history. Drawing on current literary... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2004
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  11. Studying the Jewish Future
    Studying the Jewish Future explores the power of Jewish culture and assesses the perceived threats to the coherence and size of Jewish communities in the United States, Europe, and Israel. In an unconventional and provocative... Learn More
    Published: 16th July 2015
    Hardback | £74.00
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  12. Popular Culture and the Shaping of Holocaust Memory in America
    The Holocaust took place far from the United States and involved few Americans, yet rather than receding, this event has assumed a greater significance in the American consciousness with the passage of time. As a window into the... Learn More
    Published: 16th July 2015
    Hardback | £74.00
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  13. Imagining Russian Jewry
    This subtle, unusual book explores the many, often overlapping ways in which the Russian Jewish past has been remembered in history, in literature, and in popular culture. Drawing on a wide range of sources—including novels,... Learn More
    Published: 21st July 2015
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £27.99
  14. Judaism and Hellenism in Antiquity
    Generations of scholars have debated the influence of Greco-Roman culture on Jewish society and the degree of its impact on Jewish material culture and religious practice in Palestine and the Diaspora of antiquity. Judaism and... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 1998
    Paperback | £24.99
  15. The Kiss of God
    The lines of Michael Fishbane’s book trace the spiritual face of Judaism in one of its many appearances. Fishbane explores the quest for spiritual perfection in early rabbinic sources and in Jewish philosophy and mysticism.... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 1996
    Paperback | £13.99
  16. Zakhor
    “Mr. Yerushalmi’s previous writings . . . established him as one of the Jewish community’s most important historians. His latest book should establish him as one of its most important critics. Zakhor is historical thinking... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 1996
    Paperback | £15.99
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