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The People And The Books

Pub Date : 2016-10-04 | Author : Adam Kirsch | Publisher : W. W. Norton

ISBN 10 : 0393241769
ISBN 13 : 9780393241761

Jews have long embraced their identity as "the people of the book." But outside of the Bible, much of the Jewish literary tradition remains little known. The People and the Books s..


The Global Novel

Pub Date : 2017-03-14 | Author : Adam Kirsch | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 0997722908
ISBN 13 : 9780997722901

What will 21st century fiction look like? Acclaimed literary critic Adam Kirsch examines some of our most beloved writers, including Haruki Murakami, Elena Ferrante, Roberto Bolano..


The Jews Of Harlem

Pub Date : 2016-10-25 | Author : Jeffrey S. Gurock | Publisher : NYU Press

ISBN 10 : 9781479801169
ISBN 13 : 147980116X

New York Times columnist David W. Dunlap wrote a decade ago that “on the map of the Jewish Diaspora, Harlem Is Atlantis. . . . A vibrant hub of industry, artistry and wealth is a..


The Genius Of Judaism

Pub Date : 2017-01-10 | Author : Bernard-Henri Lévy | Publisher : Random House

ISBN 10 : 9780812992724
ISBN 13 : 0812992725

"oA world without Jews would not be a world. A world in which the Jews once again would become the scape goats for all people's fears and frustrations would be a world in which fre..


Aphrodite And The Rabbis

Pub Date : 2016-09-13 | Author : Burton L. Visotzky | Publisher : St. Martin's Press

ISBN 10 : 9781250085771
ISBN 13 : 1250085772

Hard to believe but true: - The Passover Seder is a Greco-Roman symposium banquet - The Talmud rabbis presented themselves as Stoic philosophers - Synagogue buildings were Roman ba..


The Menorah

Pub Date : 2016-11-07 | Author : Steven Fine | Publisher : Harvard University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780674972551
ISBN 13 : 0674972554

Steven Fine explores the cultural and intellectual history of the Western world’s oldest continuously used religious symbol. This meticulously researched yet deeply personal hist..