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  1. A Jewish Refugee in New York
    By depicting one woman as a Jewish refugee in the US during WWII, A Jewish Refugee in New York provides keen insight into the social, political, and cultural tensions of that time and place and reveals the day-to-day activities... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2019
    Hardback | £65.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  2. Jewish Family
    In Jewish Family: Identity and Self-Formation at Home Alex Pomson and Randal F. Schnoor advance a new appreciation for the deep significance of Jewish family in developing Jewish identity. This book is the result of ten years... Learn More
    Published: 11th April 2018
    Hardback | £69.00
    Paperback | £24.99
  3. The Jewish Revolution in Belorussia
    Jewish life was changed fundamentally as Jews joined the Bolshevik movement and populated the front lines of the revolutionary struggle. Andrew Sloin’s story follows the arc of Bolshevik history but shows how the broader movement... Learn More
    Published: 13th February 2017
    Hardback | £77.00
    Paperback | £33.00
  4. Colonialism and the Jews
    The lively essays collected here explore colonial history, culture, and thought as it intersects with Jewish studies. Connecting the Jewish experience with colonialism to mobility and exchange, diaspora, internationalism, racial... Learn More
    Published: 30th January 2017
    Hardback | £77.00
    Paperback | £34.00
  5. Orientalizing the Jew
    Orientalizing the Jew shows how French travelers depicted Jews in the Orient and then brought these ideas home to orientalize Jews living in their homeland during the 19th century. Julie Kalman draws on narratives, personal and... Learn More
    Published: 16th January 2017
    Hardback | £69.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  6. Taking Stock
    Taking Stock is a collection of lively, original essays that explore the cultures of enumeration that permeate contemporary and modern Jewish life. Speaking to the profound cultural investment in quantified forms of knowledge... Learn More
    Published: 27th June 2016
    Hardback | £73.00
    Paperback | £16.99
  7. Zionists in Interwar Czechoslovakia
    This book presents an unconventional history of minority nationalism in interwar Eastern Europe. Focusing on an influential group of grassroots activists, Tatjana Lichtenstein uncovers Zionist projects intended to sustain the... Learn More
    Published: 18th April 2016
    Hardback | £43.00
  8. Jewish Youth and Identity in Postwar France
    At the end of World War II, French Jews faced a devastating demographic reality: thousands of orphaned children, large numbers of single-parent households, and families in emotional and financial distress. Daniella Doron suggests... Learn More
    Published: 28th September 2015
    Hardback | £17.99
  9. Reframing Holocaust Testimony
    Institutions that have collected video testimonies from the few remaining Holocaust survivors are grappling with how to continue their mission to educate and commemorate. Noah Shenker calls attention to the ways that audiovisual... Learn More
    Published: 3rd August 2015
    Hardback | £69.00
    Paperback | £24.99
  10. Mapping Jewish Loyalties in Interwar Slovakia
    In the aftermath of World War I, the largely Hungarian-speaking Jews in Slovakia faced the challenge of reorienting their political loyalties from defeated Hungary to newly established Czechoslovakia. Rebekah Klein-Pejšová examines... Learn More
    Published: 12th February 2015
    Hardback | £34.00
  11. Marrying Out
    When American Jewish men intermarry, goes the common assumption, they and their families are "lost" to the Jewish religion. In this provocative book, Keren R. McGinity shows that it is not necessarily so. She looks at intermarriage... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2014
    Paperback | £22.99
  12. The Radical American Judaism of Mordecai M. Kaplan
    Mordecai M. Kaplan, founder of the Jewish Reconstructionist movement, is the only rabbi to have been excommunicated by the Orthodox rabbinical establishment in America. Kaplan was indeed a radical, rejecting such fundamental Jewish... Learn More
    Published: 29th November 2013
    Hardback | £39.00
    Paperback | £24.99
  13. The House at Ujazdowskie 16
    In a turn-of-the-century, once elegant building at 16 Ujazdowskie Avenue in the center of Warsaw, 10 Jewish families began reconstructing their lives after the Holocaust. While most surviving Polish Jews were making their homes... Learn More
    Published: 13th June 2013
    Hardback | £22.99
  14. Becoming Soviet Jews
    Minsk, the present capital of Belarus, was a heavily Jewish city in the decades between the world wars. Recasting our understanding of Soviet Jewish history, Becoming Soviet Jews demonstrates that the often violent social changes... Learn More
    Published: 29th April 2013
    Hardback | £69.00
    Paperback | £22.99
  15. Howard Fast
    Howard Fast's life, from a rough-and-tumble Jewish New York street kid to the rich and famous author of close to 100 books, rivals the Horatio Alger myth. Author of bestsellers such as Citizen Tom Paine, Freedom Road, My Glorious... Learn More
    Published: 5th November 2012
    Hardback | £34.00
  16. Anne Frank Unbound
    As millions of people around the world who have read her diary attest, Anne Frank, the most familiar victim of the Holocaust, has a remarkable place in contemporary memory. Anne Frank Unbound looks beyond this young girl’s words... Learn More
    Published: 25th October 2012
    Paperback | £23.99
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