The Jew and the Other
Esther Benbassa and Jean-Christophe Attias show that alterity is a useful and morally compelling notion with which to structure Judaism's historically specific and politically charged encounters with deity, femininity, Christianity, and...
Esther Benbassa is Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Sorbonne, and Director of the Alberto Benveniste Center for Sephardic Studies and Culture. Among her books translated into English are Haim Nahum: A Sephardic Chief Rabbi in Politics and The Jews of France: A History from Antiquity to the Present. Jean-Christophe Attias is Professor of the History of Rabbinic Culture at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Sorbonne. He is the author of Le Commentaire biblique. Mordekhai Komtino ou l'hermeneutique du dialogue and of Isaac Abravanel, la memoire et l'esperance. Benbassa and Attias have also coauthored Israel, the Impossible Land and The Jews and Their Future: A Conversation on Jewish Identities, both recently published in English translation. G. M. Goshgarian is the translator of several books from Cornell, including Three Women in Dark Times: Edith Stein, Hannah Arendt, and Simone Weil by Sylvie Courtine-Denamy.