AJS Review • Books Received
January - July 2003

Abrams, Judith Z. The Babylonian Talmud: A Topical Guide. New York: University Press of America, 2002. ix, 123 pp.

Aizenberg, Edna. Books and Bombs in Buenos Aires: Borges, Gerchunoff, and Argentine-Jewish Writing. Hanover: University Press of New England, 2002. x, 195 pp.

Attias, Jean-Christophe and Esther Benbassa. Israel, the Impossible Land. California: Stanford University Press, 2003. viii, 294 pp.

Banki, Judith H. and Eugene J. Fisher. A Prophet for Our Time: An Anthology of the Writing of Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum. New York: Fordham University Press, 2002. ix, 376 pp.

Bardach, Janusz and Kathleen Gleeson. Surviving Freedom After the Gulag. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. xiii, 251pp.

Bartov, Omer. Germany’s War and the Holocaust: Disputed Histories. Ithaca: Cornell
University Press, 2003, 248 pp.

Bazyler, Michael J. Holocaust Justice: The Battle for Restitution in America’s Courts.
New York: New York University Press, 2003. ix, 410 pp.

Belkin, Ahuva. The Purimshpil – Studies in Jewish Folk Theatre. Jerusalem: Bialik Institute, 2002. 287 pp (Hebrew).

Bergen, Doris L. War & Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2003. vii, 261 pp.

Bloom, Jack H. The Rabbi As Symbolic Exemplar: By the Power Vested in Me. New York: The Haworth Press, 2002. ix, 336 pp.

Borowitz, Eugene B. Studies in the Meaning of Judaism. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 2002. xi, 473 pp.

Brill, Alan. Thinking God: The Mysticism of Rabbi Zadok of Lublin. New York: Yeshiva University Press, 2002. xi, 476 pp.

Burnshaw, Stanley, T. Carmi, Ariel Hirschfeld, and Ezra Spicehandler, editors. The Modern Hebrew Poem Itself (Book III). Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2003. 359 pp.

Burstein, Pesach’ke, with Lillian Lux Burstein; edited by Gershon Freidlin. What a Life!
The Autobiography of Pesach’ke Burstein, Yiddish Matinee Idol. New York: Syracuse University Press, 2003. xiv, 309 pp.

Cahn-Tober, Theresa. Hide and Seek: A Wartime Childhood. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2003. xii, 216 pp.

Caplan, Eric. From Ideology to Liturgy: Reconstructionist Worship and American Liberal
Judaism. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 2002. viii, 413 pp.

Cohen, Joseph. R. Abraham Ibn Ezra: Yesod Mora Ve-Sod Tora: The Foundation of
Piety and the Secret of the Torah. Israel: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2002. 229 pp (Hebrew).

Dever, William G. Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come From? Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2003. xi, 268 pp.

Diner, Hasia R. Hungering For America: Italian, Irish, and Jewish Foodways in the Age of Migration. Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2001. viii, 292 pp.

Diskin, Abraham. The Last Days in Israel. Oregon: Frank Cass Publishers, 2003. ix, 190 pp.

Edelman, Marsha Bryan. Discovering Jewish Music. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 2003. xii, 396 pp.

Feldman, Seymour. Philosophy in a Time of Crisis: Don Isaac Abravanel: Defender of
the Faith. New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003. 213 pp.

Finestein, Israel. Scenes and Personalities in Anglo-Jewry: 1800-2000. Oregon: Vallentine Mitchell, 2002. ix, 322 pp.

Firestone, Tirzah. The Receiving: Reclaiming Jewish Women’s Wisdom. New York: Harper Collins, 2003. 280 pp.

Fokkelman, J. P. Major Poems of the Hebrew Bible: At the Interface of Prosody and Structural Analysis. Volume III: The Remaining 65 Psalms. The Netherlands: Royal Van Gorcum, 2003. 446 pp.

Fox, Marvin. Collected Essays on Philosophy and On Judaism. Volume One: Greek Philosophy, Maimonides. Volume Two: Some Philosophers. Volume Three: Ethics, Reflections. Edited by Jacob Neusner. Lanham: University Press of America, 2003. lii, 222 pp.; xxxviii, 168 pp.; xxxviii, 228 pp.

Friedman, Daniel. To Kill and Take Possession: Law, Morality, and Society in Biblical
Stories. Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, 2002. vii, 327 pp.

Friedman, Jonathan C. Speaking the Unspeakable: Essays on Sexuality, Gender and
Holocaust Survivor Memory. Lanham: University Press of America, 2002. 116 pp.

Galchinsky, Michael, editor. Grace Aquilar: Selected Writings. New York: Broadview Literacy Texts, 2003. 415 pp.

Garrett, Leah. Journeys beyond the Pale: Yiddish Travel Writing in the Modern World.
Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2003. xii, 226 pp.

Geldwert, Jack. From Auschwitz to Ithaca: The Transnational Journey of Jack Geldwert.
Maryland: CDL Press, 2002. v, 121 pp.

Gilbert, Martin. The Righteous: The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2003. xiii, 529 pp.

Glassman, Bernard. Benjamin Disraeli: The Fabricated Jew in Myth and Memory. New York: University Press of America, 2003. vii, 241 pp.

Gluzman, Michael. The Politics of Canonicity: Lines of Resistance in Modernist Hebrew Poetry. California: Stanford University Press, 2003. xiii, 250 pp.

Goluboff, Sascha L. Jewish Russians: Upheavals in a Moscow Synagogue. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003. 208 pp.

Goodman, Martin, editor. The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. ix, 1037 pp.

Green, Alberto R.W. The Storm-God In the Ancient Near East. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2003. xviii, 363 pp.

Greene, Joshua M. The Trials of an American Prosecutor: Justice at Dachau. New York: Broadway Books, 2003. 385 pp.

Greenspahn, Frederick E. An Introduction to Aramaic. Second Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2003. xiv, 281 pp.

Greenspoon, Leonard J. and Ronald A. Simkins, editors. Studies in Jewish Civilization, Volume 12: Millennialism from the Hebrew Bible to the Present. Nebraska: Creighton University Press, 2002. ix, 243 pp.

Gyemant, Ladislau, editor. Studia Judaica X. Romania: Dr. Moshe Carmilly Institute for Hebrew and Jewish History, 2001. 242 pp.

Hacohen, Dvora. Immigrants in Turmoil: Mass Immigration to Israel and its
Repercussions in the 1950s and After. New York: Syracuse University Press,
2003. vii, 325 pp.

Hallman, Diana R. Opera, Liberalism, and Antisemitism in Nineteenth-Century France:
The Politics of Halevy’s La Juive. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002. xi, 390 pp.

Harap, Louis. The Image of the Jew in American Literature. Second Edition. New York: Syracuse University Press, 2003. vii, 589 pp.

Hayes, Christine E. Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities: Intermarriage and Conversion from the Bible to the Talmud. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. xi, 309 pp.

Ibn Gabirol, Solomon. The Kingly Crown: Keter Malkhut. Translated by Bernard Lewis. Introduced by Andrew Lee Gluck. Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 2003. ix, 188 pp.

Insdorf, Annette. Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust. Third Edition. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xi, 410 pp.

Jaher, Frederic Cople. The Jews and the Nation: Revolution, Emancipation, State
Formation, and the Liberal Paradigm in America and France. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2002. ix, 295 pp.

The JPS Bible Commentary Haftarot: The Traditional Hebrew Text with the New JPS Translation Commentary. Edited by Michael Fishbane. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 2002. xv, 593 pp.

Jungreis, Rebbetzin Esther. The Committed Marriage: A Guide to Finding a Soul Mate and Building a Relationship Through Timeless Biblical Wisdom. San Francisco: Harper Collins, 2002. xv, 270 pp.

Kass, Leon R. The Beginning of Wisdom: Reading Genesis. New York: Free Press, 2003. xv, 700 pp.

Kerbel, Sorrel, editor. Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century. New York: Taylor & Francis Books, 2003. vii, 695 pp.

Klinghoffer, David. The Discovery of God: Abraham and the Birth of Monotheism. New York: Doubleday, 2003. xi, 348 pp.

Kraft, Robert N. Memory Perceived: Recalling the Holocaust. Connecticut: Praeger Publishers, 2002. ix, 210 pp.

Kronish, Amy and Costel Safirman. Israeli Film: A Reference Guide. Westport: Praeger Publishers, 2003. xiii, 261 pp.

Lacave, Jose Luis. Medieval Ketubot Form Sefarad. Jerusalem: The Hebrew University Magnes Press, 2002. 268 pp.

Laszlo, Andrew. Footnote to History. New York: University Press of America, 2002. vii, 334 pp.

Lazar, Moshe, editor. Francisco Lopez de Gomara. History of New India and Mexico [1553]. Hebrew Version [1568] by Yosef Ha-Kohen. The Henry J. Leir Library of Spehardica. Labyrinthos, 2002. vii, 566 pp (Hebrew).

Lendvai, Paul. The Hungarians: A Thousand Years of Victory in Defeat. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2003. xi, 572 pp.

Long, Burke O. Imagining the Holy Land: Maps, Models, and Fantasy Travels. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2003. ix, 258 pp.

Malamed, Sandra Cumins. The Jews in Early America: A Chronicle of Good Taste and Good Deeds. Mckinleyville: Fithian Press, 2003. 196 pp.

Melamed, Abraham. The Image of the Black in Jewish Culture: A History of the Other. New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003. v, 295 pp.

Mendelsohn, Ezra. Painting a People: Maurycy Gottlieb and Jewish Art. Hanover: Brandeis University Press, 2002. xi, 279 pp.

Meri, Josef W. The Cult of Saints among Muslims and Jews in Medieval Syria. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. xi, 327 pp.

Michman, Dan. Holocaust Historiography: A Jewish Perspective – Conceptualizations,
Terminology, Approaches and Fundamental Issues. Parker-Wiener series on Jewish Studies. Oregon: Vallentine Mitchell, 2003. 435 pp.

Mikra’ot Gedolot ‘Haketer’. Edited by Menachem Cohen. Israel: Bar Ilan University, 2003. 224 pp.

Mintz, Alan, editor. Reading Hebrew Literature: Critical Discussion of Six Modern Texts. Hanover: Brandeis University Press, 2003. xi, 37 pp.

Montagu, Jeremy. Musical Instruments of the Bible. Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 2002. ix, 170 pp.

Morgan, Michael L., editor. Spinoza: Complete Works. Indiana: Hackett Publishing Company, 2002. vii, 967 pp.

Murav, Harriet. Identity Theft: The Jew in Imperial Russia and the Case of Avraam Uri
Kovner. Contraversions: Jews and Other Differences. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2003. xiii, 244 pp.

Negev, Eilat. Close Encounters with Twenty Israeli Writers. Oregon: Vallentine Mitchell, 2003. ix, 180 pp.

Neusner, Jacob. Analysis and Argumentation in Rabbinic Judaism. Lanham: University
Press of America, 2003. xxvi, 263 pp.

Neusner, Jacob. Halakhic Hermeneutics. Lanham: University Press of America, 2003. xxix, 293 pp.

Neusner, Jacob. Major Trends in Formative Judaism. Fourth Series: Category-Formation, Literature, and Philosophy. Fifth Series: Religion, Comparisons,

History Recent Reviews. New York: University Press of America, 2002. vii, 320 pp; vii, 281 pp.

Neusner, Jacob. Texts Without Boundaries: Protocols of Non-Documentary Writing in the Rabbinic Canon. Volume Two: Sifra and Sifre to Numbers. Lanham: University Press of America, 2002. xxxiii, 218 pp.

Neusner, Jacob. The Torah and the Halakhah. Lanham: University Press of America, 2003. xxxii, 195 pp.

Neusner, Jacob. Why This, Not That?: Ways Not Taken in the Halakhic Category-Formations of the Mishnah-Tosefta-Yerushalmi-Bavli. Lanham: University Press of America, 2003. xviii, 267 pp.

Neusner, Jacob, Alan J. Avery-Peck, and William Scott Green, editors. The Encyclopaedia of Judaism . Volume IV, Supplement One. Boston: Brill, 2003. vii, 1593-2029 pp.

Newsom, Carol A. The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. xi, 301 pp.

Noegel, Scott B. and Brannon M. Wheeler. Historical Dictionary of Prophets in Islam And Judaism: Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements,
No. 43. Maryland: The Scarecrow Press, 2002. viii, 522 pp.

Palgi, Yoel. Into the Inferno: The Memoir of a Jewish Paratrooper Behind Nazi Lines. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2003. ix, 279 pp.

Paulsson, Gunnar S. Secret City: The Hidden Jews of Warsaw, 1940-1945. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002. vii, 298 pp.

Perry, Marvin and Frederick M. Schweitzer. Antisemitism: Myth and Hate from Antiquity to the Present. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. x, 309 pp.

Perry, Yaron. British Mission to the Jews in Nineteenth-Century Palestine. Great London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2003. xiii, 229 pp.

Pulzer, Peter. Jews and the German State: The Political History of a Minority, 1848-
1933. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2003. viii, 370 pp.

Raider, Mark A. and Miriam B. Raider-Roth. The Plough Woman: Records of the
Pioneer Women of Palestine - A Critical Edition. Hanover: Brandeis University
Press, 2002. xv, 304 pp.

Raphael, Melissa. The Female Face of God in Auschwitz: A Jewish feminist theology of the Holocaust. London: Routledge, 2003. xii, 228 pp.

Rosen, Tova. Unveiling Eve: Reading Gender in Medieval Hebrew Literature. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003. ix, 261 pp.

Rosenthal, Steven T. Irreconcilable Differences? The Waning of the American Jewish
Love Affair with Israel. Hanover: Brandeis University Press, 2001. ix, 252 pp.

Rossino, Alexander B. Hilter Strikes Poland: Blitzkreig, Ideology, and Atrocity. Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 2003. ix, 343 pp.

Roth, Norman. Conversos, Inquisition, and the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain. Wisconsin: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2002. ix, 483 pp.

Roth, Norman, editor. Medieval Jewish Civilization: An Encyclopedia. New York: Routledge, 2003. vii, 701 pp.

Sacks, Jonathan. The Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations. New York: Continuum, 2002. vii, 216 pp.

Schäfer, Peter. The History of the Jews in the Greco-Roman World. New York: Routledge, 2003. xi, 231 pp.

Schechter, Ronald. Obstinate Hebrews: Representations of Jews in France, 1715-1815.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. vii, 331 pp.

Schiff, Daniel. Abortion in Judaism. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002. vii, 288 pp.

Schimmel, Solomon. Wounds Not Healed By Time: The Power of Repentance and Forgiveness. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. xi, 265 pp.

Scholem, Gershom. The Fullness of Tim: Poems. Translated by Richard Sieburth. Introduced by Steven M. Wasserstrom. Jerusalem: Ibis, 2003. 155 pp.

Seliktar, Ofira. Divided We Stand: American Jews, Israel, and the Peace Process.
Connecticut: Praeger Publishers, 2002. ix, 272 pp.

Shapiro, Frank. Haven in Africa. New York: Gefen, 2002. v, 156 pp.

Smelik, Klaas A. D., editor. Etty: The Letters and Diaries of Etty Hillesum 1941-1943 -
Complete and Unabridged. Michigan: William B. Eerdmans, 2002. v, 800 pp.

Smith, Jerry C. Elia Levita Bachur’s Bovo-Buch: A Translation of the Old Yiddish
Edition of 1541 with Introduction and Notes. Arizona: Fenestra Books, 2003. vii, 119 pp.

Sokoloff, Michael. A Dictionary of Jewish Babylonian Aramaic of the Talmudic and Geonic Periods. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. 1582 pp.

Sokoloff, Michael. A Dictionary of Jewish Palestinian Aramaic of the Byzantine Period. Second Edition. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. 847 pp.

Soloveitchik, Rabbi Joseph B. Out of the Whirlwind: Essays on Mourning, Suffering, and
the Human Condition. New York: Toras HoRav Foundation, 2003. vii, 243 pp.

Soltes, Ori Z. Fixing the World: Jewish American Painters in the Twentieth Century. Hanover: Brandeis University Press, 2003. vii, 163 pp.

Stankiewicz, Edward. My War: Memoir of a Young Jewish Poet. New York: Syracuse University Press, 2002. ix, 160 pp.

Steigmann-Gall, Richard. The Holy Reich: Nazi Conceptions of Christianity, 1919-1945.
Cambridge: The Press Syndicate of The University of Cambridge, 2003. xvi, 294 pp.

Stein, Leslie. The Hope Fulfilled: The Rise of Modern Israel. Praeger Series on Jewish and Israeli Studies. Westport: Praeger, 2003. xiv, 299 pp.

Stevens, Lewis. Composers of Classical Music of Jewish Descent. Oregon: Vallentine Mitchell, 2003. ix, 384 pp.

Summerfield, Daniel P. From Falashas to Ethiopian Jews: The External Influences for Change c. 1860 – 1960. New York: RoutledgeCurzon. xi, 226 pp.

Sutcliffe, Adam. Judaism and Enlightenment. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. ix, 314 pp.

Tec, Nechama. Resilience and Courage: Women, Men, and the Holocaust. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003. 438 pp.

Tent, James F. In the Shadow of the Holocaust: Nazi Persecution of Jewish-Christian
Germans. Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 2003. ix, 280 pp.

Touitou, Elazar. Exegesis in Perpetual Motion: Studies in the Pentateuchal Commentary
Of Rabbi Samuel Ben Meir. Jerusalem: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2003. 266 pp. (Hebrew).

Vance, Donald R. A Hebrew Reader for Ruth. Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, 2003. v, 85 pp.

Walzer, Michael, Menachem Lorberbaum and Noam J. Zohar, editors. Ari
Ackerman, co-editor. The Jewish Political Tradition. Volume II. Leadership. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003. ix, 622 pp.

Weiner, Anita and Eugene Weiner. The Martyr’s Conviction: A Sociological Analysis.
Lanham: University Press of America, 2002. x, 159 pp.

Weinstein, Miriam. Editor. Prophets & Dreamers: A Selection of Great Yiddish
Literature. Vermont: Steerforth Press, 2002. 214 pp.

Wills, Lawrence M., editor. Ancient Jewish Novels: An Anthology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. ix, 298 pp.

Wright, J. Edward. Baruch Ben Neriah: From Biblical Scribe to Apocalyptic Seer.
Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2003. xvi, 186 pp.

Yitzhak, Avraham Ben. Collected Poems. Edited by Hannan Hever. Translated by Peter Cole. Israel: Ibis, 2003. 121 pp.