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VCU Menorah Review Summer/Fall 2006
Number 65
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
edition, have not been review for Menorah Review.

Jewish Radicalism: A Selected Anthology, edited by Jack Nusan Porter and Peter Dreier. New York: Grove Press, Inc.

From the Gestapo to the Gulags: One Jewish Life by Zev Katz. New York: Vallentine Mitchell.

The Dynamics of American Jewish History: Jacob Rader Marcus’s Essays on American Jewry, edited by Gary Phillip Zola. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England/Brandeis University Press.

Pilgrimage from Darkness: Nuremberg to Jerusalem by David E. Feldman. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.

Classic Yiddish Stories of Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem, Peretz, edited by Ken Frieden. University of Syracuse Press.
Golden Medina by Jack LaZebnik. Academy Chicago Publishers.

Ethics of Maimonides by Hermann Cohen, translated with commentary by Almut Sh. Bruckstein. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village In the Forest, and Saved 1200 Jews by Peter Duffy. New York: Perennial.

Rising from the Muck: The New Anti-Semitism in Europe by Pierre-Andre Taguieff. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, Publisher

Golems among Us: How a Jewish Legend Can Help Us Navigate the Biotech Century by Byron L. Sherwin. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, Publisher

Inge: A Girl’s Journey through Nazi Europe by Inge Joseph Bleier and David E. Gumpert. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

We Jews and Blacks: Memoir with Poems by Willis Barnstone. Bloomington: Indiana University Press

A Jewish Renaissance in Fifteenth-Century Spain by Mark D. Meyerson. Princeton University Press.

Jews and the Olympic Games by Paul Yogi Mayer. Portland, OR: Vallentine Mitchell.

Women and Gender in Jewish Philosophy, edited by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Antonio’s Devils: Writers of the Jewish Enlightenment and the Birth of Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literature by Jeremy Dauber. Stanford University Press.

1652. Sanctifying the Name of God: Jewish Martyrs and Jewish Memories of the First Crusade by Jeremy Cohen. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

An American Orthodox Dreamer: Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveichik and Boston’s Maimonides School by Seth Farber. Lebanon, NH: Brandeis University Press/UPNE

Questioning Judaism, Interviews by Elisabeth Weber, translated by Rachel Bowlby. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press.

Legends Of Our Time by Elie Wiesel. New York: Schocken Books.

GI Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation by Deborah Dash Moore. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press (advance reader’s edition)

Hasia R. Diner. The Jews of the United States by Hasia R. Diner. Berkeley: The University of California Press.

David Ellenson. After Emancipation: Jewish Religious Responses to Modernity. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press.

The Jew and the Other by Esther Benbassa and Jean-Christophe Attias. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Race, Culture, and the Intellectuals 1940-1970 by Richard H. King. Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press.

After Emancipation: Jewish Religious Responses to Modernity by David Ellenson. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press.
Outrage 2000 by Levie Kanes. Jerusalem: Gefen Publishing House.

Out of the Shtetl: Making Jews Modern in the Polish Borderlands by Nancy Sinkoff. Providence, RI: Brown Judaic Studies

Jewish Displaced Persons in Camp Bergen-Belsen 1945-1950: The Unique Photo Album of Zippy Orlin, edited by Erik Somers and Rene Kok. Seattle: University of Washington Press with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Mirror of His Beauty: Feminine Images of God from the Bible to the Early Kabbalah by Peter Schafer. Princeton University Press.

Mystics, Mavericks, and Merrymakers: An Intimate Journey among Hasidic Girls by Stephanie Wellen Levine. New York University Press.

Abraham’s Promise: Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations by Michael Wyschogrod. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

The Song of Songs: Love Lyrics from the Bible, translated by Marcia Falk. Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Press.

The Tenement Sage: The Lower East Side and Early Jewish American Writers by Stanford Sternlicht. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press.

And the World Closed its Doors: The Story of One Family Abandoned to the Holocaust by David Clay Large. Boulder, CO: The Perseus Books Group

Blood Ritual in the Hebrew Bible: Meaning and Power by William K. Gilders. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

From Ancient Writings to Sacred Texts: The Old Testament and Apocrypha by S. A. Nigosian. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Joseph Szyk: Artist, Jew, Pole by Joseph P. Ansell. Portland, OR: The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization.

The Tree of Life: A Triligy in the Lodz Ghetto (Book One: On the Brink of the Precipice, 1939) by Chava Rosenfarb. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

A Jewish Family in Germany Today: An Intimate Portrait by Y. Michal Bodemann. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

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