Volume 25, Number 2, Winter 2007

Table of Contents

From: Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies

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Contributors to This Issue

pp. ix-x
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Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

pp. 1-3
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Articles

The Chosen: Defining American Judaism

pp. 4-23
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Almost Friends: Post-Holocaust Comedy, Tragedy, and Friendship in Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything is Illuminated

pp. 24-48
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Just A Jew Named Joe

pp. 49-62
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R. B. Kitaj: The Tate Fiasco and Some Key History Paintings

pp. 63-81
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From Acculturation to Interaction: A New Perspective on the History of the Jews in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna

pp. 82-103
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The Jewish Calendar \-\- A Mix of Astronomy and Theology

pp. 104-124
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Review Essay

A Tale of Two Roosevelts: Review Essay

pp. 125-129
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Book Reviews

Formulating Responses in an Egalitarian Age (review)

pp. 130-132
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After Emancipation: Jewish Religious Responses to Modernity (review)

pp. 132-134
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The Courtier and the Heretic: Leibniz, Spinoza, and the Fate of God in the Modern World (review)

pp. 134-136
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The Rise of Modern Yiddish Culture (review)

pp. 137-139
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Adventures in Yiddishland: Postvernacular Language and Culture (review)

pp. 139-141
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Making Wise the Simple: The Torah in Christian Faith and Practice (review)

pp. 142-144
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Talking with Christians: Musings of a Jewish Theologian (review)

pp. 144-147
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Women's Voices: New Perspectives for the Christian-Jewish Dialogue (review)

pp. 147-148
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Why Aren't Jewish Women Circumcised?: Gender and Covenant in Judaism (review)

pp. 149-152
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Households and Holiness: The Religious Culture of Israelite Women (review)

pp. 152-153
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The Stains of Culture: An Ethno-Reading of Karaite Jewish Women (review)

pp. 153-155
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Men and Women: Gender, Judaism and Democracy (review)

pp. 156-158
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The Struggle for Soviet Jewry in American Politics: Israel Versus the American Jewish Establishment (review)

pp. 158-160
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Christian Zionism: Road-map to Armageddon? (review)

pp. 160-163
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Fratricide in the Holy Land: A Psychoanalytic View of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (review)

pp. 163-165
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Buried by the Times: The Holocaust and America's Most Important Newspaper (review)

pp. 166-168
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Jüdische Gemeinden, Vereine, Stiftungen und Fonds: "Arisierung" und Restitution (review)

pp. 168-170
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Gebildete Doppelgänger: Bürgerliche Juden und Protestanten im 19. Jahrhundert (review)

pp. 170-173
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A Concise History of American Antisemitism (review)

pp. 173-175
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The Cambridge Companion to American Judaism (review)

pp. 175-176
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Moses Levy of Florida: Jewish Utopian and Antebellum Reformer (review)

pp. 176-178
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To the End of the Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico (review)

pp. 179-181
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Conflict and Coexistence: Archbishop Rodrigo and the Muslims and Jews in Medieval Spain (review)

pp. 181-183
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Maimonides (review)

pp. 183-185
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Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewry: From the Golden Age of Spain to Modern Times (review)

pp. 185-188
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Poverty and Charity in the Jewish Community of Medieval Egypt (review)

pp. 188-190
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Haskalah and Hasidism in the Kingdom of Poland: A History of Conflict (review)

pp. 190-192
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The Unchosen: The Hidden Lives of Hasidic Rebels (review)

pp. 193-195
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The Nonverbal Language of Prayer (review)

pp. 195-196
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Song of Songs (review)

pp. 196-198
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Enoch and Qumran Origins: New Light on a Forgotten Connection (review)

pp. 198-200
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Rereading the Mishnah: A New Approach to Ancient Jewish Texts (review)

pp. 200-203
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Philo's Flaccus, The First Pogrom: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (review)

pp. 203-205
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Josephus Geographicus (review)

pp. 205-207
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The Budding of Modern Hebrew Creativity in Babylon, and: The Collected Essays of Rabbi Shelomo Bekhor Hutsin (review)

pp. 207-208
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The Holocaust Novel (review)

pp. 208-210
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Imagining Lives: Autobiographical Fiction of Yiddish Writers (review)

pp. 210-212
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The Faces of Janus: English-language Fiction by German-speaking Exiles in Great Britain, 1933-1945 (review)

pp. 212-214
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Gates of Bronze (review)

pp. 214-216
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The Sermon and Other Stories (review)

pp. 216-219
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Mordecai and Me, an Appreciation of a Kind (review)

pp. 219-221
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The Great Latke-Hamantash Debate (review)

pp. 221-224
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Book Notes

Book Notes

pp. 225-233
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Color Plates

Color Plates