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VCU Menorah Review Winter/Spring 2006
Number 64
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, has not been reviewed for Menorah Review.

Jews and the German State: The Political History of a Minority, 1848-1933 by Peter Pulzer. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press.

Lubavitchers as Citizens: A Paradox of Liberal Democracy by Jan Feldman. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

The Culture of the Babylonian Talmud by Jeffrey L. Rubenstein. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

The Jewish Enlightenment by Shmuel Feiner. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Religion as a Public Good: Jews and Other Americans on Religion on the Public Square, edited by Alan Mittleman. Lanhan, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.

Nazis and Good Neighbors: The United States Campaign Against the Germans of Latin America in World War II by Max Paul Friedman. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Making Jews Modern: The Yiddish and Ladino Press in the Russian And Ottoman Empires by Sarah Abrevaya Stein. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Right to Exist: A Moral Defense of Israel’s Wars by Yaacov Lozowick New York: Doubleday.

Jews, Turks, and Other Strangers: The Roots of Prejudice in Modern Germany by Jerome S. Legge Jr. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Spinoza’s Modernity: Mendelssohn, Lessing, and Heine by Willi Goetschel. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Poles, Jews, and the Politics of Nationality by Joshua D. Zimmerman. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Witnessing the Disaster: Essays on Representation and the Holocaust, edited by Michael Bernard-Donals and Richard Glejzer. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Spinoza’s Book of Life: Freedom and Redemption in the Ethics by Steven B. Smith. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Harnessing the Holocaust: The Politics of Memory in France by Joan B. Wolf. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press.

Remains of the Jews: The Holy Land and Christian Empire in Late Antiquity by Andrew S. Jacobs. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press.

A Guide to the Zohar by Arthur Green. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press

The Zohar (Pritzker Edition), Volume Two, translated with commentary by Daniel C. Matt. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press.

Israeli Family and Community: Women’s Time, edited by Hannah Naveh. Portland, OR: Vallentine-Mitchell.

Gender and Israeli Society: Women’s Time, edited by Hannah Naveh. Portland, OR: Vallentine-Mitchell.

Yom-Tov Lipmann Heller: Portrait of a Seventeenth-Century Rabbi by Joseph Davis. Portland, OR: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization.

Auschwitz, Poland, and the Politics of Commemoration, 1945-1979 by Jonathan Huener. Athens: Ohio University Press.

Women, Birth, and Death in Jewish Law and Practice by Rochelle L. Millen. Hanover and London: Brandeis University Press.

Reading Hebrew Literature: Critical Discussions of Six Modern Texts, edited by Alan Mintz. Hanover, NJ: Brandeis University Press.

The Poetry of Asher Reich: Portrait of a Hebrew Poet by Yair Mazor. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Judaism in America by Marc Lee Raphael. New York: Columbia University Press.

The Origins of the Final Solution: The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy, September 1939-March 1942 by Christopher R. Browning. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Rembrandt’s Jews by Steven M. Nadler. University of Chicago Press.

Lifesaving Letters: A Child’s Flight from the Holocaust by Milena Roth. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Still Life with Bombers: Israel in the Age of Terrorism by David Horovitz. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

The Return of Anti-Semitism by Gabriel Schoenfeld. San Francisco: Encounter Books.

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

Shiksa: The Gentile Woman in the Jewish World by Christine Benvenuto. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

The Gush: Center of Modern Religious Zionism by David Morrison. New York: Gefen Publishing House.

Holocaust Voices: An Attitudinal Survey of Survivors by Alexander J. Groth. Amherst, NY: Humanity Books.

The Torah Revealed: Talmudic Masters Unveil the Secrets of the Bible by Avraham Yaakov Finkel. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Small Acts of Kindness: Striving for Derech Eretz in Everyday Life by Shalom Freedman. New York: Urim Publications.

Remember to Dream: A History of Jewish Radicalism by Robert Wolfe. New York: Jewish Radical Education Project.

Making God’s Word Work: A Guide to the Mishnah by Jacob Neusner. New York: Continuum.

The Temple Mount: Where Is the Holy of Holies? By Asher Selig Kaufman. Jerusalem: Har Yeraeh Press.

The Jew as Outsider: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives by Jack Nusan Porter. West Newton, MA: The Spencer Press.

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