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Polin: v. 5: Studies in Polish Jewry

(1991)  | 9780631178866 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 512pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2018
AUD 50.95 (inc. GST), AUD 46.32 (ex. GST),
Out of print.
Now in its fifth volume, Polin is established as the leading forum forauthoritative historical and cultural material on Polish and East EuropeanJewry. Each volume contains articles presenting original research, oftenincluding previously unpublished documents. Each issue also features anextensive review...

The Kibbutz Movement: A History, Origins and Growth, 1909-1939 v. 1

(2008)  | 9781874774389 | The Littman Library of Jewish | pbk. | book | 450pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2018
AUD 55.95 (inc. GST), AUD 50.86 (ex. GST),
The two volumes of this work comprise the first comprehensive history of thekibbutz movement in any language.Origins and Growth covers the first thirty years of this fascinating story, fromthe formation of the kibbutz in the opening years of the twentieth century tothe eve of the Second World War. It...

Rabbis and Jewish Communities in Renaissance Italy

(1989)  | 9780197100646 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 376pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2018
AUD 94.95 (inc. GST), AUD 86.32 (ex. GST),
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Focusing on the figure of the rabbi, this book provides a vivid picture ofItalian Jewry during the Renaissance. The author discusses Jewish life of theperiod (c.1450–1600) in its social, institutional, and cultural aspects,placing them against the backdrop of the wider Catholic environment to give...

At the Handles of the Lock: Themes in the Fiction of Shmuel Yosef Agnon

(1984)  | 9780197100400 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 222pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2018
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This is the first serious attempt to analyse the development and variation ofthemes in the work of S. J. Agnon (1888? - 1970), winner of the Nobel Prize forliterature in 1966. In particular, the author looks at psychological themes,allowing his approach to be determined by the nature and style of the...

Studies in Eastern European Jewish Mysticism

(1986)  | 9780197100349 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 288pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2018
AUD 45.95 (inc. GST), AUD 41.77 (ex. GST),
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A collection of sixteen studies - eight of them previously unpublished - by oneof the greatest scholars and interpreters of Hasidism, the East Europeanmystical movement. These works represent all of Weiss's major contributions inthis field, apart from his work in Hebrew.

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Reinventing Maimonides in Contemporary Jewish Thought

(2019)  | 9781906764951 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 6/9/2018
AUD 75.95 (inc. GST), AUD 69.05 (ex. GST),
Coming in February 2019
Every work on Jewish thought and law since the twelfth century bears the imprintof Maimonides. A. N. Whitehead’s famous dictum that the entire Europeanphilosophical tradition ‘consists of a series of footnotes to Plato’ couldequally characterize Maimonides’ place in the Jewish tradition. The...

Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement: A Revolution in the Name of Tradition

(2019)  | 9781906764692 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 6/9/2018
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Coming in January 2019
Sarah Schenirer is one of the unsung heroes of twentieth-century OrthodoxJudaism. The Bais Yaakov schools she founded in interwar Poland had anunparalleled impact on a traditional Jewish society threatened by assimilationand modernity, educating a generation of girls to take an active part in theircommunity....

The rhetoric of Jewish prayer : a literary and historical commentary on the prayer book.

Kimelman, Reuven.
(2019)  | 9781874774501 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 336pp
AUD 100.95 (inc. GST), AUD 91.77 (ex. GST),
Not yet published; date unknown
Professor Kimelman explores how the liturgy of formal prayer affects the feelings and thoughts of the individual worshipper. He argues that this happens not only because of the logic of the formal argument of the liturgy and the structure and sequence of its elements, but because of the texture of its...

Hasidism Beyond Modernity: Essays in Habad Thought and History

(2019)  | 9781906764708 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 6/9/2018
AUD 99.95 (inc. GST), AUD 90.86 (ex. GST),
Coming in January 2019
The Habad school of hasidism is today one of the largest hasidic groups, due toits intriguing synthesis of mysticism and postmodernity and its activeengagement in outreach. Hasidism Beyond Modernity provides a critical, thematicstudy of Habad from its beginnings, showing how its unusual qualities evolved.Naftali...

The Jewish wine trade and the origin of Jewish moneylending : principles and pressures.

Soloveitchik, Haym.
(2018)  | 9781904113249 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book
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Traces of memory : the ruins of Jewish civilization in Polish Galicia.

Webber, Jonathan. Schwarz, Chris.
(2018)  | 9781874774549 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 320pp
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500 colour photographs, all fully captioned, show the traces of the Jewish past that are still to be seen in the towns and countryside of southern Poland. Accompanying texts explore how and where Jews lived before the Holocaust, where they were murdered, and how they are remembered in Poland today.

Ceremonial Synagogue Textiles: From Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and Italian Communities

(2018)  | 9781906764180 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 6/9/2018
AUD 163.99 (inc. GST), AUD 149.08 (ex. GST),
Coming in December 2018
Richly illustrated and meticulously documented, this is the first comprehensivesurvey of synagogue textiles to be available in English. Bracha Yaniv, a leadingexpert in the field of Jewish ceremonial textiles, records their evolution fromancient times to the present. The volume contains a systematic...

Connected Jews: Expressions of Community in Analogue and Digital Culture

(2018)  | 9781906764869 | The Littman Library of Jewish | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 6/9/2018
AUD 62.95 (inc. GST), AUD 57.23 (ex. GST),
Coming in December 2018
How Jews use media to connect with one another has profound consequences forJewish identity, community, and culture. This volume explores how the use ofmedia can both create communities and divide them because of how different mediashape actions and project anxieties, conflicts, and emotions. Taken...

Emergent Hasidism : sponteneity and institutionalization.

Rapoport-Albert, Ada.
(2018)  | 9781874774624 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book
AUD 83.95 (inc. GST), AUD 76.32 (ex. GST),
Now Not Being Published.

Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 31: Poland and Hungary: Jewish Realities Compared

(2018)  | 9781906764715 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 6/9/2018
AUD 138.95 (inc. GST), AUD 126.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in November 2018
At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Jewish communities of Poland andHungary were the largest in the world and arguably the most culturally vibrant,yet they have rarely been studied comparatively. Despite the obvioussimilarities, historians have mainly preferred to highlight the differences...


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