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VCU Menorah Review Winter/Spring 2005
Number 62
For the Enrichment of Jewish Thought

Noteworthy Books

Editor's Note: The following is a list of books received from publishers but, as of this printing, have not been reviewed for Menorah Review.

Platforms and Prayer Books: Theological and Liturgical Perspectives on Reform Judaism by Dana Evan Kaplan. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.

Into The Inferno: The Memoir of A Jewish Paratrooper Behind Nazi Lines by Yoel Palgi. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

The Military and Militarism in Israeli Society, edited by Edna Lomsky-Feder and Eyal Ben-Ari. Albany: State University of New York Press.

The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People by Jonathan Kirsch. New York: Penguin Putnam Inc.

Israel, the Impossible Land by Jean-Christophe Attias and Esther Banbassa. Stanford University Press.

The Politics of Canonicity: Lines of Resistance in Modernist Hebrew Poetry by Michael Gluzman. Stanford University Press.

Beyond The Pale: The Jewish Encounter with Late Imperial Russia by Benjamin Nathan. Berkeley: University of California Press.

The Emergence of Modern Jewish Politics: Bundism and Zionism in Eastern Europe edited by Zvi Gitelman. University of Pittsburgh Press.

My War: Memoir of a Young Jewish Poet by Edward Stankiewicz. Syracuse University Press.

History and Literature: New Readings of Jewish Texts in Honor of Arnold J. Band, edited by William Cutter and David C. Jacobson. Providence, RI: Brown Judaic Studies.

The Image of the Jew in American Literature: From Early Republic to Mass Immigration (2nd edition) by Louis Harap. Syracuse University Press.

Birthing the Nation: Strategies of Palestinian Women in Israel by Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh.

Translating Israel: Contemporary Hebrew Literature and its Reception in America by Alan L. Mintz. Syracuse University Press.

American Jewish Women’s History: A Reader edited by Pamela S. Nadell. New York University Press.

Myths in Israeli Culture: Captives of a Dream by Nurith Gertz. Portland, OR: Vallentine Mitchell.

The Politics of Hate: Anti-Semitism, and the Holocaust in Modern Europe by John Weiss. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, Publisher.

Conversos, Inquisition, and the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain by Norman Roth. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

The Jewish Book of Fables: Selected Works by Eliezer Shtaynbarg. Syracuse University Press.

Immigrants in Turmoil: Mass Immigration to Israel and its Repercussions in the 1950s and After by Dvora Hacohen. Syracuse University Press.

What A Life! The Autobiography Of Pesach’ke Burstein, Yiddish Matinee Idol. Syracuse University Press.

What Jews Know about Salvation by Rabbi Elliot B. Gertel. Austin, TX: Eakin Press.

A Love Made out of Nothing and Zohara’s Journey by Barbara Honigmann. Boston: David R. Godine Publisher.

The Rabbi and the Hit Man: A True Tale of Murder, Passion, and the Shattered Faith of a Congregation by Arthur J. Magida. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.

Looking Backward: True Stories from Chicago’s Jewish Past by Walter Roth. Academy Chicago Publishers.

Entertaining America: Jews, Movies, and Broadcasting by J. Hoberman and Jeffrey Shandler. Princeton University Press.

From Deborah to Esther: Sexual Politics in the Hebrew Bible by Lillian R. Klein. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.

Holocaust Historiography: A Jewish Perspective by Dan Michman. Portland, OR: Vallentine Mitchell

Constructing the Holocaust by Dan Stone. Portland, OR: Vallentine Mitchell.

Like Leaves in the Wind by Rita Blattberg Blumstein. Portland, OR: Vallentine Mitchell

Physician of the Soul, Healer of the Cosmos: Isaac Luria and His Kabbalistic Fellowship by Lawrence Fine. Stanford University Press.

The Pluralistic Halakhah: Legal Innovations in the Late Second Commonwealth and Rabbinic Periods by Paul Heger. New York: Walter De Gruyter.

In The Shadow of the Holocaust: Nazi Persecution of Jewish-Christian Germans by James F. Trent. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas.

Nothing Sacred: The Truth about Judaism by Douglas Rushkoff. New York: Crown Publishers.

The Stakes: America and the Middle East by Shibley Telhami. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

The Origins of Nazi Violence by Enzo Traverso. New York: The New Press.

The Curtain: Witness and Memory in Wartime Holland by Henry G. Schogt. Waterloo, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Identity Theft: The Jew in Imperial Russia and the Case of Avraam Uri Kovner by Harriet Murav. Stanford University Press.

The Jew, the Arab: A History of the Enemy by Gil Anidjar. Stanford University Press.

Imagining Zion: Dreams, Designs, and Realities in a Century of Jewish Settlement by S. Ilan Troen. Yale University Press.

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