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Making the Bible Modern
Children's Bibles and Jewish Education in Twentieth-Century America
Penny Schine Gold
The Bible has played a critical role in the story of Judaism, modernity, and identity. Penny Schine Gold examines the arena of children's education and the role of the Bible in the reshaping of Jewish identity, especially in the United States in the...



Creating Christian Granada
Society and Religious Culture in an Old-World Frontier City, 1492–1600
David Coleman
A richly detailed examination of a critical and transitional episode in Spain's march to global empire.



Our Hearts Invented a Place
Can Kibbutzim Survive in Today's Israel?
Jo-Ann Mort, Gary Brenner
"We thought we were living in a society of the future, showing how people can live together in a way that the human being is not a product of society where you have to put somebody down so that you are up. . . . Suddenly we [find] that people want to...



Germany's War and the Holocaust
Disputed Histories
Omer Bartov
Bartov provides a critical analysis of various recent ways to understand the genocidal policies of the Nazi regime and the reconstruction of German and Jewish identities in the wake of World War II.



Lubavitchers as Citizens
A Paradox of Liberal Democracy
Jan Feldman
Lubavitchers are active in the civic life of their communities and so should be considered good citizens by advocates of participatory democracy. However, their obviously nonliberal worldview tends to elicit rancor in precisely those quarters. The...



Order and Exclusion
Cluny and Christendom Face Heresy, Judaism, and Islam (1000–1150)
Dominique Iogna-Prat
Order and Exclusion is a rare and magnificent book of medieval history with clear relevance to today's headlines. Through the lens of the polemics of Peter the Venerable, abbot of Cluny, Dominique Iogna-Prat examines the process by which christianity...



Diamond Stories
Enduring Change on 47th Street
Renée Rose Shield
Sequestered within the heart of a cosmopolitan city is an exotic world—a place where diamonds, astronomically priced, are bought and sold on the strength of a handshake, and business disputes are resolved according to ancient Jewish principles of...



Three Women in Dark Times
Edith Stein, Hannah Arendt, Simone Weil
Sylvie Courtine-Denamy
Three women, all philosophers, all of Jewish descent, provide a human face for a decade of crisis in this powerful and moving book. The dark years when the Nazis rose to power are here seen through the lives of Edith Stein, a disciple of Husserl and...



Modernity and the Holocaust
Zygmunt Bauman
A new afterword to this edition, "The Duty to Remember—But What?" tackles difficult issues of guilt and innocence on the individual and societal levels. Zygmunt Bauman explores the silences found in debates about the Holocaust, and asks what the...



The Future of the Holocaust
Between History and Memory
Berel Lang
In The Future of the Holocaust, Berel Lang continues his inquiry into the causal mechanisms of decision-making and conduct in Nazi Germany and into responses to the genocide by individuals and nations—an inquiry that he began in Act and Idea in the...



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