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After Expulsion1492 and the Making of Sephardic Jewry

After Expulsion: 1492 and the Making of Sephardic Jewry

Jonathan S. Ray

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729113
eISBN:
9780814729120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729113.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

On August 3, 1492, the same day that Columbus set sail from Spain, the long and glorious history of that nation's Jewish community officially came to a close. The expulsion of Europe's last major ... More

Contemporary IsraelNew Insights and Scholarship

Contemporary Israel: New Insights and Scholarship

Frederick E. Greenspahn (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479896806
eISBN:
9781479870141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479896806.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Over the past generation, modern Israel has evolved in ways that often differ from both what its founders envisioned and how it is popularly perceived. In this volume, experts draw on recent ... More

Jewish Concepts of ScriptureA Comparative Introduction

Jewish Concepts of Scripture: A Comparative Introduction

Benjamin D. Sommer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740620
eISBN:
9780814724798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740620.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

What do Jews think scripture is? How do the People of the Book conceive of the Book of Books? In what ways is it authoritative? Who has the right to interpret it? Is it divinely or humanly written? ... More

The New American Zionism

The New American Zionism

Theodore Sasson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760864
eISBN:
9780814760116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760864.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book challenges the conventional view of waning American Jewish support for Israel. Instead, it shows that we are in the midst of a shift from a “mobilization” approach, which first emerged with ... More

Post-Holocaust France and the Jews, 1945-1955

Post-Holocaust France and the Jews, 1945-1955

Seán Hand and Steven T. Katz (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479835041
eISBN:
9781479814954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479835041.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Despite an outpouring of scholarship on the Holocaust, little work has focused on what happened to Europe’s Jewish communities after the war ended. And unlike many other European nations in which the ... More

Tours That BindDiaspora, Pilgrimage, and Israeli Birthright Tourism

Tours That Bind: Diaspora, Pilgrimage, and Israeli Birthright Tourism

Shaul Kelner

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748169
eISBN:
9780814749180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748169.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Since 1999 hundreds of thousands of young American Jews have visited Israel on an all-expense-paid 10-day pilgrimage-tour known as Birthright Israel. The most elaborate of the state-supported ... More

Unclean LipsObscenity, Jews, and American Culture

Unclean Lips: Obscenity, Jews, and American Culture

Josh Lambert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479876433
eISBN:
9781479851584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876433.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Jews have played an integral role in the history of obscenity in America. For most of the 20th century, Jewish entrepreneurs and editors led the charge against obscenity laws. Jewish lawyers battled ... More

Women and JudaismNew Insights and Scholarship

Women and Judaism: New Insights and Scholarship

Frederick E. Greenspahn (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732182
eISBN:
9780814733110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732182.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Although women constitute half of the Jewish population and have always played essential roles in ensuring Jewish continuity and the preservation of Jewish beliefs and values, only recently have ... More

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