By Jeremy Stolow
Finalist for the nationwide Jewish booklet Award within the scholarship classification, Jewish ebook Council
By Jess Olson
This booklet explores the lifestyles and considered probably the most very important yet least recognized figures in early Zionism, Nathan Birnbaum. Now remembered in most cases for his coinage of the be aware "Zionism," Birnbaum used to be a towering determine in early Jewish nationalism. as a result of his strange highbrow trajectory, notwithstanding, he has been written out of Jewish heritage. in the midst of his existence, within the intensity of worldwide battle I, Birnbaum left his venerable place as a mundane Jewish nationalist for spiritual Orthodoxy, an unparalleled choice in his time. To the dismay of his former colleagues, he followed a lifetime of strict religiosity and was once embraced as a pace-setter within the younger, transforming into global of Orthodox political activism within the interwar interval, essentially the most winning and robust events in interwar critical and japanese Europe. Jess Olson brings to gentle records from some of the most whole files of Jewish nationalism, the Nathan and Solomon Birnbaum kinfolk records, together with fabrics formerly unknown within the research of Zionism, Yiddish-based Jewish nationalism, and the heritage of Orthodoxy. This publication is a crucial meditation at the complexities of Jewish political and highbrow existence within the such a lot tumultuous interval of ecu Jewish historical past, in particular of the interaction of nationwide, political, and non secular identification within the lifetime of considered one of its such a lot attention-grabbing figures.
By Marcel Stoetzler
By Scott Boltwood
After approximately 5 a long time as one in all Ireland's so much celebrated playwrights, Brian Friel has been the topic of ten books and dozens of articles. This learn expands Friel feedback right into a big physique of fabric and right into a more energizing interpretative course. besides contemplating Friel's newer performs, the publication analyzes his interviews and essays to chart the author's ideological evolution all through a profession of greater than 40 years. additionally, a bankruptcy is dedicated to his frequently missed articles for The Irish Press (1962-1963), a chain that finds unsuspected insights into Friel's disposition in the direction of the Irish Republic. Refining our figuring out of Friel's courting to Republicanism is primary to the argument; instead of assuming that the writer embraces nationalist ideology, the booklet relocates the conceptual issues of his paintings clear of Dublin and to 'The North', this bridge among eire and the British province of Northern eire.
By Martin Przybilski
This learn undertakes a primary (new) review of the intercultural dating of Jews and Christians among 1150 and 1500. Fragments of the move of Jewish motifs and fabrics into the Christian literature of the German center a long time are proven, hence rounding out our photo of medieval German literature during this very important element. The examine makes another contribution to figuring out the connection of Jews and Christians in all the German-speaking components in the course of the German heart a long time.
By Amelia M. Glaser
By Yosef Kaplan
This choice of ancient reports bargains with the connections among the historical past and tradition of the Jews of Holland from the start of the 17th century till the interval after the Holocaust, and phenomena and methods that distinguish all of Jewish background within the glossy interval. The Jews of Holland weren't purely nourished by way of the cultural creativity of the nice Jewish facilities within the sleek interval yet at quite a few levels they served as a resource of proposal for Jews in different places within the Diaspora. The articles of this quantity are unique not just by way of the exam of the impact of normal Jewish background on that of the Jews of Holland but in addition through concentrating on occasions and procedures in glossy Jewish historical past that convey the numerous impact of the historical past of Dutch Jewry.
By Elliot N. Dorff
This ebook examines biblical and rabbinic legislations as a coherent, carrying on with felony culture. It explains the connection among faith and legislation and the interplay among legislation and morality. plentiful choices from fundamental Jewish assets, many newly translated, let the reader to handle the culture at once as a residing physique of legislation with emphasis at the issues which are basic for attorneys, legislators, and judges. via an in-depth exam of private harm legislations and marriage and divorce legislation, the e-book explores jurisprudential concerns vital for any felony method and monitors the first features of Jewish law.
A dwelling Tree can be of designated curiosity to scholars of legislation and to Jews excited by the felony dimensions in their culture. The authors supply enough motives of the assets and their importance to make it pointless for the reader to have a history in both Jewish stories or legislation.
"This ebook is brilliant. It offers the suitable criminal resources for comprehending Jewish legislation and extra info (historical, sociological, etc.) for knowing the evolution of Jewish legislations. The authors' reviews are always transparent and necessary and often insightful. The manuscript isn't just attention-grabbing however it is intriguing. the subject is necessary to Judaic stories and to old reports quite often. it's the most sensible selection of fabric on Jewish legislations to be had within the United States." -- Martin Edelman, nation collage of latest York at Albany
"What i admire so much approximately this booklet is the breadth of therapy with no sacrifice of intensity or sophistication. this can be a superb English language creation to Jewish law." -- David Goodblatt , collage of Maryland at school Park
"A residing Tree is, in our opinion, from either a pedagogical and a scholarly standpoint, the best ebook of its sort to be had at the present time. the original good points of this ebook make it a precious contribution to the scholarship of the sector. certainly, in lots of methods, we might anticipate that this publication becomes the normal English paintings on Jewish law." -- Rabbi David Saperstein and Sherman L. Cohn, Georgetown college legislations middle