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From Shtetl to Socialism.: Studies from Polin

Polonsky, Antony.
(1993)  | 9781874774143 | The Littman Library of Jewish | pbk. | book | 634pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
AUD 54.95 (inc. GST), AUD 49.95 (ex. GST),
Until 1939 Poland was the heartland of European Jewry, and the Polish Jewish community was still one of the largest and most important in the world. For nine centuries it was one of the central forces in the shaping of Jewish culture and its impact on the shaping of modern Jewry - religious and secular...

Polin, Volume 3: The Jews of Warsaw

Polonsky, Antony.
(2004)  | 9781904113188 | The Littman Library of Jewish | pbk. | book | 484pp | Availability last checked: 19/4/2017
AUD 54.95 (inc. GST), AUD 49.95 (ex. GST),
The theme of this rich and highly focused volume is Polish perceptions of Jews and Jewish perceptions of Poles from the Middle Ages to the present. Essays by Leszek Kolakowski and Wladyslaw Bartoszewski set the parameters of the debate. Contributors analyse sources ranging from Yiddish folk-songs to...

The Zohar : reception and impact.

Huss, Boaz.
(2016)  | 9781904113966 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 392pp
AUD 86.95 (inc. GST), AUD 79.05 (ex. GST),
The Zohar is one of the most sacred, authoritative, and influential books in Jewish culture. Many scholarly works have been dedicated to its ideas, its literary style, and the question of its authorship. This book focuses on other issues: it examines the various ways in which the Zohar has been received...

Kabbalah and Jewish Modernity.

Weinstein, Roni.
(2016)  | 9781906764623 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 222pp | Availability last checked: 19/4/2017
AUD 74.95 (inc. GST), AUD 68.14 (ex. GST),
"This sociological reading of the kabbalistic ideas of the early modern period suggests that they gained acceptance because they responded to the needs of contemporary Jewish society. Although they were presented as continuing a tradition, their goal was reformation: few aspects of Jewish life were...

Polin, volume 8 : Jews in Independent Poland, 1918 - 1939.

Mendelsohn, Ezra. Polonsky, Antony. Tomaszewski, Jerzy.
(2004)  | 9781904113225 | The Littman Library of Jewish | pbk. | book | 480pp | Availability last checked: 19/4/2017
AUD 54.95 (inc. GST), AUD 49.95 (ex. GST),
In the period between the two world wars, Poland's Jewish community of three million was second only in size to that of the United States, and was the laboratory in which the ideological orientations which dominated the Jewish worldóZionism, Bundism, Neo-Orthodoxy, assimilationówere tested. There has...

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Hasidic studies : essays in history and gender.

Rapoport-Albert, A.
(2017)  | 9781906764821 | The Littman Library of Jewish | pbk. | book | 424pp
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Coming in October 2017
Ada Rapoport-Albert has been a key player in the profound transformation of the history of hasidism that has taken shape since the 1970s. She has never lacked the courage to question conventional wisdom, but neither has she overturned it lightly. The essays in this volume show the erudition and creativity...

Jewish Cultural Studies, Volume 5 : Mothers in the Jewish Cultural Imagination

Bronner, Simon. J. Kanarek, Jane. Lehman, Marjorie.
(2017)  | 9781906764661 | The Littman Library of Jewish | pbk. | book | 416pp
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Coming in September 2017
In an effort to disentangle motherhood from idealized notions of the Jewish family, Motherhood in the Jewish Cultural Imagination presents new perspectives on Jewish mothers by examining them in an array of time periods and social, religious, literary and historical contexts. This collection of articles...

Polin, Volume 29 : Writing Jewish History in Eastern Europe.

Aleksiun, Natalia. Horowitz, Brian. Polonsky, Antony.
(2017)  | 9781906764487 | The Littman Library of Jewish | pbk. | book | 520pp
AUD 54.95 (inc. GST), AUD 49.95 (ex. GST),
Coming in September 2017
This volume is devoted to the development of Jewish historiography in the three east European centres-Congress Poland, the Russian empire, and Galicia-that together contained the vast majority of world Jewry at that time. Drawing widely on the multilingual body of scholarly and popular literature that...

Polin, Volume 29 : Writing Jewish History in Eastern Europe.

Aleksiun, Natalia. Horowitz, Brian. Polonsky, Antony.
(2017)  | 9781906764470 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 520pp
AUD 111.95 (inc. GST), AUD 101.77 (ex. GST),
Coming in September 2017
This volume is devoted to the development of Jewish historiography in the three east European centres-Congress Poland, the Russian empire, and Galicia-that together contained the vast majority of world Jewry at that time. Drawing widely on the multilingual body of scholarly and popular literature that...

The Carved Wooden Torah Arks of Eastern Europe

Yaniv, Bracha.
(2017)  | 9781906764371 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 320pp
AUD 98.95 (inc. GST), AUD 89.95 (ex. GST),
Coming in September 2017
The carved wooden Torah arks found in eastern Europe from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries were magnificent structures, unparalleled in their beauty and mystical significance. The work of Jewish artisans, they dominated the synagogues of numerous towns both large and small throughout the former...

Social Change and Halakhic Evolution in American Orthodoxy.

Waxman, Chaim I.
(2017)  | 9781906764845 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book | 224pp
AUD 74.95 (inc. GST), AUD 68.14 (ex. GST),
Coming in September 2017
Chaim Waxman, the pre-eminent sociologist of contemporary Orthodoxy, is one of the keenest observers of American Jewish society. Having written on various aspects of this subject over the past forty years, he now revisits his earlier work in the light of recent developments. His familiarity with the...

Messianic Hasidism : from nineteenth-century Bratslav to twentieth-century Habad.

Rapoport-Albert, Ada.
(2017)  | 9781874774631 | The Littman Library of Jewish | hbk. | book
AUD 83.95 (inc. GST), AUD 76.32 (ex. GST),
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