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VCU Menorah Review Summer/Fall 2005
Number 63
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 Origins of Nazi Violence by Enzo Traverso. New York: The New Press.

Inextricably Bonded: Israeli Arab and Jewish Writers Re-Visioning Culture by Rachel Feldhay Brenner. Madison: University of Wisconsin 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.

Hide And Seek: A Wartime Childhood by Theresa Cahn-Tober. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

Safe among the Germans: Liberated Jews after World War II by Ruth Gay. Yale University Press.

Textual Reasonings: Jewish Philosophy and Text Study at the End of the Twentieth Century, edited by Peter Ochs and Nancy Levene. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Co.

In the Aftermath of Genocide: Armenians and Jews in Twentieth-Century France by Maud S. Mandel. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Jews in Berlin, edited by Andreas Nachama, Julius H. Schoeps and Herman Simon. Berlin: Henschel Verlag.

Scenes from Hitler’s “1000-Year Reich”: Twelve Years of Nazi Terror and the Aftermath by Kerry Weinberg. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.

How Israel Was Won: A Concise History of the Arab-Israel Conflict by Aylis Thomas. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

After the Rescue: Jewish Identity and Community in Contemporary Denmark by Andrew Buckser. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Nathan and His Wives: A Novel by Miron C. Izakson. Syracuse University Press.

Between Worlds: Dybbuks, Exorcists and Early Modern Judaism by J.H. Chajes. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Exodus to Berlin: The Return of the Jews to Germany by Peter Laufer. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, Publisher.

Marc Chagall on Art and Culture, edited by Benjamin Harshav. Stanford University Press.

The Vanishing Ring: A Novel by S.Y. Abramovitsh. Syracuse University Press.

Wedding Song: Memoirs of an Iranian Jewish Woman by Farideh Goldin. Lebanon, NH: Brandeis University Press.

A People Who Live Apart: Jewish Identity and the Future of Israel by Els van Diggele. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.

The Origins of the Messianic Ideal by Robert Wolfe. Jamaica, NY: J-REP.

The Book of Tahkemoni: Jewish Tales from Medieval Spain by Judah Alharizi, translated and explicated by David Simha Segal. Portland, OR: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization.

The Jewish-Christian Schism Revisited by John Howard Yoder, edited by Michael G. Cartwright and Peter Ochs. Grand Rapids, MI:  Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

The Labor of Life: Selected Plays by Hanoch Levin. Stanford University Press.

Jews and Christians: People of God edited by Carl E. Braaten and Robert W. Jenson. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

“Loosen the Fetters of Thy Tongue, Woman”: The Poetry And Poetics Of Yona Wallach by Zafrira Lidovsky Cohen. Cincinnati, OH: Hebrew Union College Press.

Marc Chagall and His Times: A Documentary Narrative by Benjamin Harshav. Stanford University Press.

Gender, Place and Memory in the Modern Jewish Experience: Re-Placing Ourselves, edited by Judith Tydor Baumel and Tova Cohen. Portland, OR: Vallentine Mitchell.

Five Cities of Refuge by Lawrence Kushner and David Mamet. New York: Schocken Books.

Understanding Judaism through History by S. Daniel Breslauer. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Group.

Inside a Class Action: The Holocaust and the Swiss Banks by Jane Schapiro. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press.

And the Dead Shall Rise: The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank by Steve Oney. New York: Pantheon Books.

The Maiden of Ludmir: A Jewish Holy Woman and Her World by Bathaniel Deutsch. Berkeley: The University of California Press.

Jewish Passages: Cycles of Jewish Life by Harvey E. Goldberg. Berkeley: The University of California Press.

The Fate of Zionism: A Secular Future for Israel & Palestine by Arthur Hertzberg. Harper San Francisco.

A Rumor about the Jews: Anti-semitism, Conspiracy and the Protocols of Zion by Stephen Eric Bronner. New York: Oxford University Press.

Levinas, Judaism and the Feminine: The Silent Footsteps of Rebecca by Claire Elise Katz. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Secular Judaism: Faith, Values and Spirituality by Yaakov Malkin. Portland, OR: Vallentine Mitchell.

The Zohar (Pritzker Edition), Volume 1, Translation and Commentary by Daniel C. Matt. Stanford University Press.

Spirit Possession in Judaism: Cases and Contexts from the Middle Ages to the Present, edited by Matt Goldish. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press.

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