Volume 30, Number 4, Summer 2012

Table of Contents

Contributors to This Issue

pp. vii-viii
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Articles

Imperial Embraces and Ethnic Challenges: The Politics of Jewish Identity in the Bohemian Lands

pp. 1-17
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Building Slovak Jewry: Communal Reorientation in Interwar Czechoslovakia

pp. 18-40
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Negotiating Jewish Belonging in Postwar Slovakia (1945–48)

pp. 41-60
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The Menorah Journal and Shaping American Jewish Identity: Culture and Evolutionary Sociology

pp. 61-79
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The Picaresque Voice of Bare Life: Jerzy Kosinski’s The Painted Bird

pp. 80-99
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Jewish Survival, Divine Supervision, and the Existence of God

pp. 100-112
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The Messiah and the Bodhisattva: Anti-Utopianism Re-Revisited

pp. 113-125
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Not Judging by Appearances: The Role of Genotype in Jewish Law on Intersex Conditions

pp. 126-148
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Review Essay

Women and Communal Prayer

pp. 149-160
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Book Reviews

The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel, and the Ordeals of Divine Election (review)

pp. 161-164
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Zeal for Zion: Christians, Jews and the Idea of the Promised Land (review)

pp. 164-165
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Judah L. Magnes: An American Jewish Nonconformist (review)

pp. 165-167
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Three Jewish Journeys Through an Anthropologist’s Lens (review)

pp. 167-170
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Rabbis and Revolution: The Jews of Moravia in the Age of Emancipation (review)

pp. 171-173
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The Enigma of Isaac Babel: Biography, History, Context (review)

pp. 173-175
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Exemplary Bodies: Constructing the Jew in Russian Culture since the 1880s (review)

pp. 175-178
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Bridge of Light: Yiddish Film Between Two Worlds (review)

pp. 178-180
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In the Demon’s Bedroom: Yiddish Literature and the Early Modern (review)

pp. 180-182
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Holocaust as Fiction: Bernhard Schlink’s “Nazi” Novels and Their Films (review)

pp. 182-184
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Local History, Transnational Memory in the Romanian Holocaust (review)

pp. 184-185
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Tödliche Maskeraden: Julius Streicher und die “Lösung der Judenfrage (review)

pp. 186-187
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The Death Marches: The Final Phase of Nazi Genocide (review)

pp. 187-190
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Deutsch-jüdische Identität und Überlebenskampf in Berlin (review)

pp. 190-192
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The Eichmann Trial (review)

pp. 192-194
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Driven to Darkness: Jewish Émigré Directors and the Rise of Film Noir (review)

pp. 194-196
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A River Flows From Eden: The Language of Mystical Experience in the Zohar (review)

pp. 197-199
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Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza (review)

pp. 200-201
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Rediscovering the Dead Sea Scrolls: An Assessment of Old and New Approaches and Methods (review)

pp. 202-204
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Why Study Talmud in the Twenty-first Century? The Relevance of the Ancient Jewish Text to Our World (review)

pp. 204-206
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Biblical Seductions: Six Stories Retold Based on Talmud and Midrash (review)

pp. 206-208
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Glory and Agony: Isaac’s Sacrifice and National Narrative (review)

pp. 209-211
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Kosher Nation: Why More and More of America’s Food Answers to a Higher Authority (review)

pp. 211-213
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Book Notes

pp. 214-226
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