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Celebrate 2020 AJS books and their authors!


2020 Books by AJS Members

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Holocaust Graphic Narratives: Generation, Trauma, and Memory
Victoria Aarons
Rutgers University Press

Survival on the Margins: Polish Jewish Refugees in the Wartime Soviet Union
Eliyana R. Adler
Harvard University Press
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Jewish and Romani Families in the Holocaust and its Aftermath
Eliyana R. Adler; Katerina Capkova, Co-Author
Rutgers University Press

Through the Prism of Wisdom: Elijah the Prophet as a Bearer of Wisdom in Rabbinic Literature
Hilla N. Alouf-Aboody
Gorgias Press
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Jewish Identity in American Art: A Golden Age since the 1970's
Matthew Baigell
Syracuse University Press
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The Decisive Network: Magnum Photos and the Postwar Image Market
Nadya Bair
University of California Press

Can Their Free Speech Violate Your Human Rights?: The Case for Holocaust Denial in Brazil
Milena Gordon Baker
Outskirts Press
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Hebrew Infusion: Language and Community at American Jewish Summer Camps
Sarah Bunin Benor; Jonathan Krasner, Co-Author; Sharon Avni, Co-Author
Rutgers University Press
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Since 1948: Israeli Literature in the Making
Nancy E. Berg; Naomi B. Sokoloff, Co-Author
SUNY Press
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The American Jewish Philanthropic Complex: The History of a Multibillion-Dollar Institution
Lila Corwin Berman
Princeton University Press

Yeshiva Days: Learning on the Lower East Side
Jonathan Boyarin
Princeton University Press

The Bible With and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently
Marc Zvi Brettler; Amy-Jill Levine, Co-Author
HarperOne

Unsettling: Jews, Whiteness, and Incest in American Popular Culture
Eli W. Bromberg
Rutgers University Press

Archival Historiography in Jewish Antiquity
Laura Carlson Hasler
Oxford University Press

The Hebrew Orient: Palestine in Jewish American Visual Culture, 1901-1938
Jessica L. Carr
State University of New York
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Between Religion and Reason: The Dialectical Position in Contemporary Jewish Thought from Rav Kook to Rav Shagar, Part I
Ephraim Chamiel
Academic Studies Press

Jews at Work: Their Economic Progress in the American Labor Market
Barry R. Chiswick
Springer International Publishing
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The Rule of Peshat: Jewish Constructions of the Plain Sense of Scripture and Their Christian and Muslim Contexts, 900-1270
Mordechai Z. Cohen
University of Pennsylvania Press
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Don Isaac Abravanel: An Intellectual Biography
Cedric Cohen-Skalli
Brandeis University Press

The Jews of Ottoman Izmir: A Modern History
Dina Danon
Stanford University Press
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American Jewish Year Book 2019: The Annual Record of the North American Jewish Communities since 1899
Arnold Dashefsky; Ira M. Sheskin, Editor
Springer

Diaspora vs. Homeland: Development, Unemployment and Ethnic Migration to Israel, 1991-2019
Sergio DellaPergola
The Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Painted Pomegranates and Needlepoint Rabbis: How Jews Craft Resilience and Create Community
Jodi Eichler-Levine
University of North Carolina Press
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Authentically Orthodox: A Tradition-Bound Faith in American Life
Zev Eleff
Wayne State University Press
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The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, Volume 8: Crisis and Creativity between World Wars, 1918–1939
Todd M. Endelman; Zvi Gitelman, Editor; Deborah Dash Moore, Editor
Yale University Press
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Jewish-Muslim Interactions: Performing Cultures in North Africa and France
Samuel Sami Everett; Rebekah Vince, Editor; translated by David Motzafi Haller
Liverpool University Press
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Hidden Heretics: Jewish Doubt in the Digital Age
Ayala Fader
Princeton University Press

The Jewish Eighteenth Century: A European Biography, 1700–1750
Shmuel Feiner
Indiana University Press

Gertrude Stein and the Making of Jewish Modernism
Amy Feinstein
University Press of Florida
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A Jewish Woman of Distinction: The Life and Diaries of Zinaida Poliakova
ChaeRan Y. Freeze; translated by Gregory Freeze
Brandeis University Press

Maimonides the Universalist: The Ethical Horizons of the Mishneh Torah
David Gillis; Menachem Kellner, Co-Author
The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization
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Songs in Dark Times: Yiddish Poetry of Struggle from Scottsboro to Palestine
Amelia M. Glaser
Harvard University Press
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Kabbalah in Print: The Study and Popularization of Jewish Mysticism in Early Modernity
Andrea Gondos
SUNY: State University of New York Press
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Land and Temple: Field Sacralization and the Agrarian Priesthood of Second Temple Judaism
Benjamin D. Gordon
De Gruyter

New Perspectives on Kristallnacht: : After 80 Years, the Nazi Pogrom in Global Comparison
Wolf Gruner; Steven J. Ross, Editor
Purdue University Press

The Last Ghetto: An Everyday History of Theresienstadt
Anna Hájková
Oxford University Press
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The Retrospective Imagination of A. B. Yehoshua
Yael Halevi-Wise
Penn State University Press

Intimate Alien: The Hidden Story of the UFO
David J. Halperin
Stanford University Press
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Heirs of Yesterday by Emma Wolf
Lori Harrison-Kahan; Barbara Cantalupo, Editor
Wayne State University Press

Patriots without Homeland: Hungarian Jewish Orthodoxy from Emancipation to Holocaust
Jehuda Hartman
Lamda Scholarship, The Open University of Israel Press
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The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical
Warren Hoffman
Rutgers University Press
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Vladimir Jabotinsky's Russians Years, 1900-1925
Brian Horowitz
Indiana University Press

Salvage Poetics: Post-Holocaust American Jewish Folk Ethnographies
Sheila Elana Jelen
Wayne State University Press
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Reading Other Peoples’ Texts: Social Identity and the Reception of Authoritative Traditions
Alison L. Joseph; Ken Brown, Editor; Brennan Breed, Editor
Bloomsbury T & T Clark
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Der Kampf um die Bibel: Jüdische Interpretation, Sektarianismus und Polemik vom Tempel zum Talmud und darüber hinaus
Isaac Kalimi
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen

Fighting Over the Bible: Jewish Interpretation and Polemic from Temple to Talmud and Beyond
Isaac Kalimi
Brill

König Salomo: Mensch und Mythos: Biblische Geschichtsschreibung im Wandel
Isaac Kalimi
Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden

Writing and Rewriting History in Ancient Israel and Near Eastern Cultures
Isaac Kalimi
Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden

Brothers from Afar: Rabbinic Approaches to Apostasy and Reversion in Medieval Europe
Ephraim Kanarfogel
Wayne State University Press

Hitler's Jewish Refugees: Hope and Anxiety in Portugal
Marion Kaplan
Yale University Press
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The Patrons and Their Poor: Jewish Community and Public Charity in Early Modern Germany
Debra Kaplan
University of Pennsylvania Press
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The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, Volume 9: Catastrophe and Rebirth, 1939–1973
Samuel D. Kassow; David G. Roskies, Editor; Deborah Dash Moore, Editor
Yale University Press
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Time and Difference in Rabbinic Judaism
Sarit Kattan Gribetz
Princeton University Press

The Invention of Jewish Theocracy: The Struggle for Legal Authority in Modern Israel
Alexander Kaye
Oxford University Press
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Aftermath of the Holocaust and Genocides
Victoria Khiterer; Erin Magee, Editor
Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Jewish Annotated Apocrypha
Jonathan Klawans; Lawrence M. Wills, Co-Author
Oxford University Press
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Catalan Maps and Jewish Books: THe Intellectual Profile of Eisha ben Abraham Cresques (1325–1387)
Katrin Kogman-Appel
Brepols

A Companion to Late Ancient Jews and Judaism, 3rd Century BCE to 7th Century CE
Naomi Koltun-Fromm; Gwynn Kessler, Editor
Wiley-Blackwell

Die zionistische Komödie im Drama Sammy Gronemanns: Über Ursprünge und Eigenarten einer latenten Gattung [The Zionist Comedy in the Dramatic Works of Sammy Gronemann: On the Origins and Unique Features of a Latent Genre]
Jan Kühne
De Gruyter

Jews Out of the Question: A Critique of Anti-Anti-Semitism
Elad Lapidot
SUNY Press
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Jews and the Mediterranean
Matthias Lehmann; Jessica M. Marglin, Editor
Indiana University Press
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European Genizah: Newly Discovered Hebrew Binding Fragments in Context
Andreas Lehnardt
Brill

The Art of the Jewish Family: A History of Women in Early New York in Five Objects
Laura Arnold Leibman
Bard Graduate Center

The Objects that Remain
Laura Levitt
Penn State University Press

A Permanent Beginning: R. Nachman of Braslav and Jewish Literary Modernity
Yitzhak Lewis
SUNY Press
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Hasidism Beyond Modernity: Essays in Habad Thought and History
Naftali Loewenthal
Littman Library of Jewish Civilization in association with Liverpool University Press
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Blooming Spaces: The Collected Poetry, Prose, Critical Writing, and Letters of Debora Vogel
Anastasiya Lyubas
Academic Studies Press
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Living under the Evil Pope: The Hebrew Chronicle of Pope Paul IV by Benjamin Neḥemiah ben Elnathan from Civitanova Marche (16th Century)
Martina Mampieri
Brill
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The Rebellion of the Daughters: Jewish Women Runaways in Habsburg Galicia
Rachel Manekin
Princeton University Press
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American Jewish Thought Since 1934: Writings on Identity, Engagement and Belief
Michael Marmur; David Ellenson, Co-Author
Brandeis University Press

Cleveland Jews and the Making of a Midwestern Community
Sean Martin; John J. Grabowski, Editor
Rutgers University Press

Forging Ties, Forging Passports: Migration and the Modern Sephardi Diaspora
Devi Mays
Stanford University Press
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Hasidism: Writings on Devotion, Community and Life in the Modern World
Ariel Evan Mayse; Sam Berrin Shonkoff, Co-Author
Brandeis University Press

Language of Truth in the Mother Tongue: The Yiddish Sermons of Rabbi Yehudah Aryeh Leib Alter
Ariel Evan Mayse; Daniel Reiser, Co-Author
Magnes Press

Understanding Evil and Ethics through Kabbalah
Jay McCrensky
Marketshare Press

Stepchildren of the Shtetl: The Destitute, Disabled, and Mad of Jewish Eastern Europe, 1800-1939
Natan M. Meir
Stanford University Press
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Being Jewish in 21st Century Central Europe
Marcela Menachem Zoufala; Haim Fireberg, Co-Author
De Gruyter Oldenbourg
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Rabbi Leo Baeck: Living a Religious Imperative in Troubled Times
Michael A. Meyer
University of Pennsylvania Press
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The Jews of Eighteenth-Century Jamaica: A Testamentary History of a Diaspora in Transition
Stanley Mirvis
Yale University Press

Legal Sabotage: Ernst Fraenkel in Hitler’s Germany
Douglas G. Morris
Cambridge University Press

Wild Visionary: Maurice Sendak in Queer Jewish Context
Golan Y. Moskowitz
Stanford University Press
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Jewish Encounters with Buddhism in German Culture: Between Moses and Buddha, 1890–1940
Sebastian Musch
Palgrave Macmillan

Swimming against the Current: Reimagining Jewish Tradition in the Twenty-First Century: Essays in Honor of Chaim Seidler-Feller
David N. Myers; Shaul Seidler-Feller, Editor
Academic Studies Press
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Feasting and Fasting: The History and Ethics of Jewish Food
Jody E. Myers; Aaron S. Gross, Editor; Jordan D. Rosenblum, Editor
New York University Press
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America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today
Pamela S. Nadell
W.W. Norton

Think Least of Death: Spinoza on How to Live and How to Die
Steven Nadler
Princeton University Press

Degrees of Separation: Identity Formation While Leaving Ultra-Orthodox Judaism
Schneur Zalman Newfield
Temple University Press
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The Passover Haggadah: A Biography
Vanessa L. Ochs
Princeton University Press

Hybrid Hate: Conflations of Anti-Black Racism and Anti-Semitism from the Renaissance to the Third Reich
Tudor V. Parfitt
Oxford University Press

Laughter After: Humor and the Holocaust
Avinoam Patt; David Slucki, Editor; Gabriel Finder, Editor
Wayne State University Press

Resisting Persecution: Jews and Their Petitions During the Holocaust
Thomas Pegelow Kaplan; Wolf Gruner, Editor
Berghahn Books
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Theodor Herzl: The Charismatic Leader
Derek Jonathan Penslar
Yale University Press
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Migrating Merchants: Trade, Nation, and Religion in Seventeenth-Century Hamburg and Portugal
Jorun Poettering; translated by Kenneth Kronenberg
De Gruyter Oldenbourg

The Radical Writings of Jack Nusan Porter
Jack Nusan Porter
Cherry Orchard Books / Academic Studies Press

Il Ghetto di Verona e la sua sinagoga: Tutela, demolizione e ricostruzione dal XVIII al XX secolo
Valeria Rainoldi
Cierre edizioni
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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry volume 33: Jewish Religious Life in Poland since 1750
Ada Rapoport-Albert; Marcin Wodzinski, Editor; François Guesnet, Editor
Liverpool University Press

Nature and Norm: Judaism, Christianity, and the Theopolitical Problem
Randi Rashkover
Academic Studies Press

Conceiving Agency: Reproductive Authority among Haredi Women
Michal Raucher
Indiana University Press
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Winston S. Churchill and the Shaping of the Middle East, 1919-1922
Sara Reguer
Academic Studies Press

Between Dixie and Zion: Southern Baptists and Palestine before Israel
Walker Robins
University of Alabama Press

Moving through Conflict: Dance and Politcs in Israel
Dina Roginsky; Henia Rottenberg, Editor
Routledge Press
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Yiddish in Israel: A History
Rachel Rojanski
Indiana University Press
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Rabbinic Drinking: What Beverages Teach Us About Rabbinic Literature
Jordan D. Rosenblum
University of California Press

Sources of Holocaust Insight: Learning and Teaching about the Genocide
John K. Roth
Cascade Books/Wipf and Stock

Jews in Southern Tuscany during the Holocaust: Ambiguous Refuge
Judith Roumani
Lexington Books / Rowman & Littlefield
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Missionaries, Converts, and Rabbis: The Evangelical Alexander McCaul and Jewish-Christian Debate in the Nineteenth Century
David B. Ruderman
University of Pennsylvania Press

Yiddish: Biography of a Language
Jeffrey Shandler
Oxford University Press
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Canonization and Alterity: Heresy in Jewish History, Thought, and Literature
Gilad Sharvit; Willi Goetschel, Editor
De Gruyter

Holocaust Memory in Ultra-Orthodox Society in Israel
Michal Shaul; translated by Lenn Schramm
Indiana University Press
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Grief: The Biography of a Holocaust Photograph
David Shneer
Oxford

Of Politics and Pandemics: Songs of a Russian Immigrant
Maxim D. Shrayer
M-Graphics Publishing
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Zionism and the Melting Pot: Preachers, Pioneers and Modern Jewish Politics
M.M. Silver
University of Alabama Press

From Left to Right: Lucy S. Dawidowicz, the New York intellectuals, and the Politics of Jewish History
Nancy Sinkoff
Wayne State University Press
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Immortality, Memory, Creativity, and Survival: The Arts of Alice Lok Cahana, Ronnie Cahana, and Kitra Cahana
Ori Z. Soltes
Berghan Books
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The Divine in Modern Hebrew Literature
Neta Stahl
Routledge Press
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Toward a History of Jewish Thought: The Soul, Resurrection, and the Afterlife
Zachary A. Starr
Wipf and Stock

Togo Mizrahi and the Making of Egyptian Cinema
Deborah A. Starr
University of California Press
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Horace M. Kallen in the Heartland: The Midwestern Roots of American Pluralism
Michael C. Steiner
University Press of Kansas

Borders and Belonging: A Memoir
Mira Sucharov
Palgrave Macmillan
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The New Jewish Canon: Ideas and Debates, 1980-2015
Claire E. Sufrin; Yehuda Kurtzer, Co-Author
Academic Studies Press
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What Are Jews For?: History, Peoplehood, and Purpose
Adam Sutcliffe
Princeton University Press

Genetic Afterlives: Black Jewish Indigeneity in South Africa
Noah Tamarkin
Duke University Press

Conversion, Circumcision, and Ritual Murder in Medieval Europe
Paola Tartakoff
University of Pennsylvania Press

Rescue the Surviving Souls: The Great Jewish Refugee Crisis of the Seventeenth Century
Adam Teller
Princeton University Press
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Mahler's Forgotten Conductor: Heinz Unger and his Search for Jewish Meaning, 1895-1965
Hernan Tesler-Mabe
University of Toronto Press

Blood Libel: On the Trail of an Antisemitic Myth
Magda Teter
Harvard University Press

Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin
Marlene Trestman
LSU Press
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Quest for Life: A Study in Aharon David Gordon’s Philosophy of Man in Nature
Yossi Turner
Academic Studies Press

Honey on the Page: A Treasury of Yiddish Children's Literature
Miriam Udel
New York University Press
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Judaism: Vol. I: History, Vol. II: Literature, Vol. III: Culture and Modernity
Burton L. Visotzky; Michael Tilly, Editor
Kohlhammer in Stuttgart

German as a Jewish Problem: The Language Politics of Jewish Nationalism
Marc Volovici
Stanford University Press

Final Judgement and the Dead in Medieval Jewish Thought
Susan Weissman
Litmann Library of Jewish Civilization

The Christian Jew and the Unmarked Jewess: The Polemics of Sameness in Medieval English Anti-Judaism
Adrienne Williams Boyarin
University of Pennsylvania Press
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Leaving Zion: Jewish Emigration from Palestine and Israel After World War II
Ori Yehudai
Cambridge University Press