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Antisemitism and the Constitution of Sociology
Antisemitism and the Constitution of Sociology
by Marcel (edt) Stoetzler
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Modern antisemitism and the modern discipline of sociology not only emerged in the same period, but—antagonism and hostility between the two discourses notwithstanding—also overlapped and complemented each other. Sociology emerged in... (read more)

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The Crisis of Zionism
The Crisis of Zionism
by Peter Beinart
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"A deeply important book for anyone who cares about Israel."—President Bill Clinton "A probing, courageous, and timely book... Beinart offers a forceful exposition of American apprehensions about Israel's path.... Marks a significant evolution... (read more)

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Chinese and Jews: Encounters Between Cultures
Chinese and Jews: Encounters Between Cultures
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This book deals with the large variety of contacts that constitute intercultural relations. These studies suggest the different areas literature, history, society research can take to discover the interaction of ideas and peoples. It furthermore... (read more)

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The Wicked Son: Anti-Semitism, Self-Hatred, and the Jews
The Wicked Son: Anti-Semitism, Self-Hatred, and the Jews
by David Mamet
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David Mamet's interest in anti-Semitism is not limited to the modern face of an ancient hatred but encompasses as well the ways in which many Jews have internalized that hatred. Using the metaphor of the Wicked Son at the Passover seder (the child who... (read more)

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Operation Messiah: St Paul, Roman Intelligence and the Birth of Christianity
Operation Messiah: St Paul, Roman Intelligence and the Birth of Christianity
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Saul of Tarsus is one of the best known and most beloved figures of Christianity. This man, later known as St. Paul, set the tone for Christianity, including an emphasis on celibacy, the theory of divine grace and salvation, and the elimination of... (read more)

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One People?: Tradition, Modernity, & Jewish Unity
One People?: Tradition, Modernity, & Jewish Unity
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'Sacks has confronted the questions which most profoundly trouble contemporary Jewish existence. His book redraws the conceptual field in which the arguments will continue even if it is unlikely to end them. This is no small contribution.' Michael Gillis,... (read more)

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Jewish Life in Cracow 1918-1939
Jewish Life in Cracow 1918-1939
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Re-evaluates the way Jews lived among Poles without abandoning their Jewish heritage. By focusing on the history of the Jewish press, schools and other cultural institutions, the book examines how Jews in the same community created varying ethnic and... (read more)

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With Wisdom as a Robe: Qumran and Other Jewish Studies in Honour of Ida Frhlich
With Wisdom as a Robe: Qumran and Other Jewish Studies in Honour of Ida Frhlich
by Kroly Dniel Dobos
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Professor Ida Frhlich, Professor of Hebrew Studies and Ancient Near Eastern History in the Pzmny Pter Catholic University, Budapest, is a celebrated scholar who has been in the forefront of the remarkable development of Hebrew and Jewish studies in... (read more)

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Hatemail: Anti-Semitism on Picture Postcards
Hatemail: Anti-Semitism on Picture Postcards
by Salo Aizenberg
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Today e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter are sometimes used to spread hateful messages and slurs masking as humor. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries postcards served this purpose. The images collected in this volume make it painfully clear... (read more)

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L'Oreal Took My Home: The Secrets of a Theft
L'Oreal Took My Home: The Secrets of a Theft
by Monica Waitzfelder
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Behind one of the world's largest beauty and cosmetics companies lie some ugly secrets, which Monica Waitzfelder attempts to uncover in this compelling personal account. During World War II, as Jewish homes were being seized one after... (read more)

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History, Memory and Mass Atrocity: Essays on the Holocaust and Genocide
History, Memory and Mass Atrocity: Essays on the Holocaust and Genocide
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The 13 essays were written between 1996 and 2004, a period in which Stone (modern history, U. of London) says Holocaust studies gained an awareness of the necessity of undertaking comparative genocide studies that not only look at particular cases of... (read more)

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Cecilia Razovsky and the American Jewish Women's Rescue Operations in the Second World War
Cecilia Razovsky and the American Jewish Women's Rescue Operations in the Second World War
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This book highlights Jewish women's activities in the 1930s and 1940s as they were reflected in one outstanding woman Cecilia Razovsky. Her wide range of activities spanning more than fifty years and her outstanding devotion to assisting refugees and... (read more)

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Between Auschwitz and Jerusalem
Between Auschwitz and Jerusalem
by Yosef Gorny
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This book analyzes the dialectic relations between the two major components of the collective Jewish identity - the Holocaust and the state of Israel. The symbolic points for the beginning and the end of From Auschwitz to Jerusalem are the Eichmann trial... (read more)

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Judaism and Collective Life: Self and Community in the Religious Kibbutz
Judaism and Collective Life: Self and Community in the Religious Kibbutz
by Aryei Fishman
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This book takes as its point of departure the historical fact that it was Orthodox pioneers of German origin, in contrast to their Eastern European counterparts, who successfully developed religious kibbutz life. Employing sociological concepts and... (read more)

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Polin Volume 14
Polin Volume 14
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The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, created in 1569, covered a wide spectrum of faiths and languages. The nobility, who were the main focus of Polishness, were predominantly Catholic, particularly from the later seventeenth century; the peasantry... (read more)

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Polin Volume 12
Polin Volume 12
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Winner of the 1999 National Jewish Book Award for East European Studies. Austrian for almost 150 years, Galicia was a distinctive entity in east European Jewish history. Core contributions here discuss aspects of the Austrian presence. Topics covered... (read more)

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Jean-Paul Sartre and the Jewish Question: Anti-Antisemitism and the Politics of the French Intellectual (Texts and Contexts)
Jean-Paul Sartre and the Jewish Question: Anti-Antisemitism and the Politics of the French Intellectual (Texts and Contexts)
by Jonathan Judaken
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Jean-Paul Sartre and the Jewish Question examines the image of “the Jew” in Sartres work to rethink not only his oeuvre but also the role of the intellectual in France and the politics and ethics of existentialism. It explores more broadly... (read more)

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Persecution, Polemic, and Dialogue
Persecution, Polemic, and Dialogue
by David Berger
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Persecution, Polemic, and Dialogue follows the interaction between Jews and Christians through the ages in all its richness, complexity, and diversity. This collection of essays analyzes anti-Semitism, perceptions of the Other, and religious debates in... (read more)

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Mystical Theology and Social Dissent
Mystical Theology and Social Dissent
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Judah Loew, better known as the Maharal of Prague, was a leading kabbalist of the sixteenth century and a pivotal personality in late medieval European Judaism. Best known from the legend that credited him with creating the goleman artificial human with... (read more)

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The Jew in Canada
The Jew in Canada
by Arthur Daniel Hart
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Originally published in 1926, The Jew in Canada is the most thorough and ambitious book ever assembled about the Jews of Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Vancouver and numerous other Canadian cities. A treasure trove of... (read more)

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