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VCU Menorah Review Winter 2004
Number 60
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.

The Divided People: Can Israel's Breakup be Stopped. By Eva Etzioni-Halevy. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

The Biblical Encounter: How the Temple in Jerusalem Was Built. By Max Schwartz. Hoboken, NJ: Ktav Publishing House Inc.

Kibbutzniks in the Diaspora. By Naama Sabar. Albany: State University of New York Press.

The Kibbutz: Awakening From Utopia. By Daniel Gavron. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc.

The Life of Judaism. Edited by Harvey E. Goldberg. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Divided Jerusalem: The Struggle for the Holy City. By Bernard Wasserstein. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Divergent Jewish Cultures: Israel and America. Edited by Deborah Dash Moore and S. Ilan Troen. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Beyond the Chuppah: A Jewish Guide to Happy Marriages. By Joel Crohn, et al. San Franciscon: Jossey-Bass.

Jews Without Judaism: Conversations with an Unconventional Rabbi. By Rabbi Daniel Friedman. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.

Somber Lust: The Art of Amos Oz. By Yair Mazor. Albany: State University of New York Press.

The Transformation of Palestinian Politics: From Revolution to State-Building. By Barry Rubin. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

The Jewish Self-Image in the West. By Michael Berkowitz. New York University Press.

The Plunder of Jewish Property During the Holocaust: Confronting European History. Edited by Avi Beker. New York University Press.

Producing the Modern Hebrew Canon: Nation Building and Minority Discourse. By Hannan Hever. New York University Press.

Gershom Scholem: A Life of Letters, 1914-1982. Edited by Anthony David Skinner. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Auschwitz. By Deborah Dwork and Robert Jan Van Pelt. New York: W. W. Norton and Company.

The Holocaust on Trial. By D.D. Guttenplan. New York: W.W. Norton and Company.

Hitler's Jewish Soldiers: The Untold Story of Nazi Racial Laws and Men of Jewish Descent in the German Military. By Bryan Mark Rigg. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas.

The Voice of Memory: Interviews 1961-1987 Primo Levi. Edited by Marco Belpoliti and Robert Gordon. New York: The New Press.

Dinah's Daughters: Gender and Judaism From the Hebrew Bible to Late Antiquity. By Helen Zlotnick. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

A Homeland in the West: Utah Jews Remember. By Eileen Hallet Stone. Salt Lake City: The University of Utah Press.

The Hebrew God: Portrait of an Ancient Deity. By Bernhard Lang. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

The Laws of Yahweh: A Handbook of Biblical Law. By William J. Doorly. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press.

Not a Simple Story: Love and Politics in a Modern Hebrew Novel. By Sharon M. Green. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc.

Divided Souls: Converts From Judaism in Germany, 1500-1750. By Elisheva Carlebach. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Rabbinic Stories. Translated and introduced by Jeffrey L. Rubenstein. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press.

Diaspora: Jews Amidst Greeks and Romans. By Erich S. Gruen. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

A Wolf in the Attic: The Legacy of a Hidden Child of the Holocaust. By Sophie Richman. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.

Brownsville, Brooklyn: Blacks, Jews and the Changing Face of the Ghetto. By Wendell Pritchett. The University of Chicago Press.

The Rescue of Jerusalem: The Alliance Between Hebrews and Africans in 701 BC. By Henry T. Aubin. New York: SOHO Press.

Her Works Praise Her: A History of Jewish Women in America From Colonial Times to the Present. By Hasia R. Diner and Beryl Lieff Benderly. New York: Basic Books.

Less Than Slaves: Jewish Forced Labor and the Quest for Compensation. By Benjamin B. Ferencz. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

A Double Thread: Growing Up English and Jewish in London. By John Gross. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, Publisher.

Absorbing Perfections: Kabbalah and Interpretation. By Moshe Idel. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Jerusalem: A City and Its Future. Edited by Marshall J. Breger and Ora Ahimeir. Syracuse University Press.

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

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