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  • Books Received 2017
Bashkin, Orit. Impossible Exodus: Iraqi Jews in Israel. Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Societies and Cultures. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2017.
Baumgarten, Elisheva, Ruth Mazo Karras, and Katelyn Mesler, eds. Entangled Histories: Knowledge, Authority, and Jewish Culture in the Thirteenth Century. Jewish Culture and Contexts. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017.
Beider, Alexander. Origins of Yiddish Dialects. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Ben-Dov, Jonathan, and Menahem Kister, eds. Meghillot: Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls XIII. Jerusalem: Bialik Institute, 2017.
Berlinger, Gabrielle Anna. Framing Sukkot: Tradition and Transformation in Jewish Vernacular Architecture. Material Vernaculars. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017.
Boase, Elizabeth, and Christopher G. Frechette, eds. Bible through the Lens of Trauma. Semeia Studies 86. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016.
Bos, Gerrit, ed. Maimonides: Medical Aphorisms, Treatises 22–25. A Parallel Arabic-English Edition. Middle Eastern Texts Initiative; Medical Works of Moses Maimonides. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 2017.
Bursztein, Jean-Gérard. Un Commentaire psychanalytique de la Bible Hébraïque (Hebrew). Jerusalem: Idra Press, 2017.
Cassen, Flora. Marking the Jews in Renaissance Italy: Politics, Religion, and the Power of Symbols. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Cohen, Mark R. Maimonides and the Merchants: Jewish Law and Society in the Medieval Islamic World. Jewish Culture and Contexts. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017.
Cohen, Michael R. Cotton Capitalists: American Jewish Entrepreneurship in the Reconstruction Era. Goldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History. New York: New York University Press, 2017.
Collins, John J. The Invention of Judaism: Torah and Jewish Identity from Deuteronomy to Paul. Taubman Lectures in Jewish Studies 7. Oakland, Calif.: University of California Press, 2017.
Collins, John J., T. M. Lemos, and Saul M. Olyan, eds. Worship, Women, and War: Essays in Honor of Susan Niditch. Brown Judaic Studies 357. Providence, R.I.: Brown University, 2015.
Copier, Laura, and Caroline Vander Stichele, eds. Close Encounters between Bible and Film: An Interdisciplinary Engagement. Semeia Studies 87. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016.
Edele, Mark, Sheila Fitzpatrick, and Atina Grossmann, eds. Shelter from the Holocaust: Rethinking Jewish Survival in the Soviet Union. Detroit, Mich.: Wayne State University Press, 2017.
Eisen, Robert. Religious Zionism, Jewish Law, and the Morality of War: How Five Rabbis Confronted One of Modern Judaism's Greatest Challenges. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.
Engel, Amir. Gershom Scholem: An Intellectual Biography. Studies in German-Jewish Cultural History and Literature. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.
Esler, Philip F. Babatha's Orchard: The Yadin Papyri and an Ancient Jewish Family Tale Retold. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.
Feldman, Walter Zev. Klezmer: Music, History and Memory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.
Finkel, Evgeny. Ordinary Jews: Choice and Survival during the Holocaust. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2017.
Finkin, Jordan D. Exile as Home: The Cosmopolitan Poetics of Leyb Naydus. Pittburgh: Hebrew Union College Press, 2017.
Friedman, Mordechai Akiva. A Dictionary of Medieval Judeo-Arabic in the India Book Letters from the Geniza and in Other Texts (Hebrew). Jerusalem: Ben-Zvi Institute/Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2016.
Gelbin, Cathy S., and Sander L. Gilman. Cosmopolitanisms and the Jews. Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2017.
Geller, Jay. Bestiarium Judaicum: Unnatural Histories of the Jews. New York: Fordham University Press, 2018.
Glinert, Lewis. The Story of Hebrew. Library of Jewish Ideas. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2016.
Gordon, Adi. Toward Nationalism's End: An Intellectual Biography of Hans Kohn. Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry. Waltham, Mass.: Brandeis University Press, 2017.
Gregerman, Adam. Building on the Ruins of the Temple: Apologetics and Polemics in Early Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism. Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism 165. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck...


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