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VCU Menorah Review Summer/Fall 2004
Number 61
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.

Being Israeli: The Dynamics of Multiple Citizenship. By Gershon Shafir and Yoav Peled. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sticking Together: The Israeli Experiment in Pluralism. By Yaakov Kop and Robert E. Litan. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press.

Leo Strauss: The Early Writings (1921-1932). Translated and edited by Michael Zank. Albany: State University of New York Press.

The Nazi Germany Sourcebook: An Anthology of Texts. By Roderick Stackelberg and Sally A. Winkle. New York: Routledgeg.

"Our Place in Al-Andalus"—Kabbalah, Philosophy, Literature in Arab-Jewish Letters. By Gil Anidjar. California: Stanford University Press.

Rescuing the Children: A Holocaust Memoir. By Vivette Samuel. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press.

The Chosen People in an Almost Chosen Nation: Jews and Judaism in American. Edited by Richard John Neuhaus. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

Female, Jewish, Educated: The Lives of Central European University Women. By Harriet Pass Freidenreich. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

The Chosen People: Wales and the Jews. Edited by Grahame Davies. Chester Spring, PA: Seren Books/Dufour Editions Inc. Shabbat:

The Family Guide to Preparing For and Celebrating the Sabbath (2nd Edition). By Ron Wolfson. Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Publishing.

Fortress of My Youth: Memoir of a Terezin Survivor. By Jana Friesova. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Essential Essays on Judaism. By Eliezer Berkovits, edited by David Hazony. Jerusalem: Shalem Press Books.

New Beginnings: Holocaust Survivors in Bergen-Belsen and the British Zone in Germany, 1945-1950. By Hagit Lavsky. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press.

Storm in the Community: Yiddish Polemical Pamphlets of Amsterdam Jewry, 1797-1798. Edited by Jozeph Michman and Marion Aptroot. Cincinnati, OH: Hebrew Union College Press.

The Regal Way: The Life and Times of Rabbi Israel of Ruzhin. By David Assaf. California: Stanford University Press.

Who Will Say Yiddish? A Search for Jewish Identity in Contemporary Poland. By Larry N. Mayer, photographs by Gary Gelb. New York: Syracuse University Press.

One People, Two Worlds: A Reform Rabbi and an Orthodox Rabbi Explore the Issues That Divide Them. By Amiel Hirsch and Yosef Reinman. New York: Schocken Boods.

Holocaust and Rescue: Impotent or Indifferent? Anglo-Jewry 1938-1945. By Pamela Shatzkes. London: Palgrave Publishers Ltd.

American Klezmer: Its Roots and Offshoots. Edited by Mark Slobin. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Jewish Life in the American West. Edited by Ava F. Kahn. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Beautiful Death: Jewish Poetry and Martyrdom in Medieval France. By Susan L. Einbinder. New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

A Book of Life: Embracing Judaism as a Spiritual Practice. By Michael Strassfeld. New York: Shocken Books.

The Sultan's Jew: Morocco and the Sephardi World. By Daniel J. Schroeter. California: Stanford University Press.

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

Sacrificing Truth: Archaeology and the Myth of Masada. By Nachman Ben-Yehuda. Amherst, NY: Humanity Books.

The Journey Home: Discovering the Deep Spiritual Wisdom of the Jewish Tradition. By Lawrence A. Hoffman. Boston: Beacon Press.

Storm of Terror: A Hebron Mother's Diary. By June Leavitt. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, Publisher. Abraham:

A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths. By Bruce Feiler. New York: William Morrow.

Going South: Jewish Women in the Civil Rights Movement. By Debra L. Schultz. New York University Press.

Mazel. By Rebecca Goldstein. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Stories of an Imaginary Childhood. By Melvin Jules Bukiet. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Safe Among the Germans: Liberated Jews After World War II. By Ruth Gay. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

The 23rd Psalm: A Holocaust Memoir. By George Lucius Salton. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

A Race Against Death: Peter Bergson, America and the Holocaust. By David S. Wyman and Rafael Medoff. New York: The New Press.

Taking Root: Narratives of Jewish Women in Latin America. Edited by Marjorie Agosin. Athens: Ohio University.

Rebuilding the House of Israel: Architectures of Gender in Jewish Antiquity. By Cynthia M. Baker. California: Stanford University Press.

A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair. By Daniel Jonah Goldhagen. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Judaism, Mathematics an the Hebrew Calendar. By Hyman Gabai. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson Inc.

The Fourth Commandment: Remember the Sabbath Day. By Francine Klagsbrun. New York: Harmony Books.

Hidden: A Sister and Brother in Nazi Poland. By Fay Walker and Leo Rosen. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

The Martin Buber Reader: Essential Writings. Edited by Asher D. Biemann. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

The Chosen Body: The Politics of the Body in Israel Society. By Meira Weiss. California: Stanford University Press.

Jews and the American Public Square: Debating Religion and Republic. Edited by Alan Mittleman, Jonathan D. Sarna and Robert Licht. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Jewish Polity and American Civil Society: Communal Agencies and Religious Movements in the American Public Square. Edited by Alan Mittleman, Jonathan D. Sarna and Robert Licht. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Hidden Heritage: The Legacy of the Crypto-Jews. By Janet Liebman Jacobs. Berkeley: University of California Press.

A Jew in America: My Life and a People's Struggle for Identity. By Arthur Hertzberg. HarperSanFrancisco.

A Prophet for Our Time: An Anthology of the Writings of Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum. Edited by Judith H. Banki and Eugene J. Fisher. New York: Fordham University Press.

The Israeli Diaspora. By Steven J. Gold. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Peace in the Home: Tales from a Yiddish Kitchen. By Faye Moskowitz.Boston: David R. Godine Publishers.

The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America. By Lawrence J. Epstein. New York: Public Affairs.

Etty: The Letters and Diaries of Etty Hillesum 1941-1943. Edited by Klass A.D. Smelik. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

From Ideology to Liturgy: Reconstructionist Worship and American Liberal Judaism. By Eric Caplan. Cincinnati, OH: Hebrew Union College Press.

The Committed Marriage: A Guide to Finding a Soulmate and Building a Relationship Through Timeless Biblical Wisdom. By Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis. HarperSanFrancisco.

The New Rabbi: A Congregation for Its Leaader. By Stephen Fried. New York: The Bantam Dell Publishing Group.

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