Jewish Studies

The Prague Circle: Franz Kafka, Egon Erwin Kisch, Max Brod, Franz Werfel, Paul Kornfeld, and Their Legacies

Author: 

Shearier, Stephen, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Stephen Shearier holds a Ph.D., cum laude, in German Language and Literature from the University of Wisconsin. He has taught at the University of Wisconsin, New York University, Rutgers University, CUNY, and the New School. Among his publications are articles on Naturlyrik in East and West Germany, Reinhard Sorge, and Franz Kafka, along with biographies of expressionist writers and a book-length study of expressionist theater in Berlin. Dr. Shearier is now retired and lives in New York City, where he is working on his next volume of poetry.

A group of mostly Jewish German-speaking writers, the Prague Circle included some of the most significant figures in modern Western literature. Its core members, Franz Kafka, Max Brod, Franz Werfel, Paul Kornfeld, and Egon Erwin Kisch, are renowned for their seminal dramas, lyric poetry, novels, short stories, and essays on aesthetics. The writers of the Prague Circle were bound together not by a common perspective or a particular ideology, but by shared experiences and interests.

Market: 
Literature, History, Philosophy, Aesthetics, Jewish History, Modernism, Expressionism, Prague Circle, German Literature, Franz Kafka, Max Brod, Franz Werfel, Paul Kornfeld, Egon Erwin Kisch
Release Date: 
February 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680537765
Price: 
$139.95
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Pages: 
272
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A Persistent Prejudice: Anti-Semitic Tropes and Double Standards in the Anti-Israel Movement

Author: 

Havardi, Jeremy

Credentials: 

Jeremy Havardi is a historian and journalist based in London. He was educated at Haberdashers Aske’s School before studying at Bristol University and King’s College, London. He holds degrees in philosophy, history, and law. He has written four books, Falling to Pieces, a philosophical study of self-deception; The Greatest Briton, a set of essays on the life and political philosophy of Winston Churchill; Projecting Britain at War, an analytical study of British films about the Second World War; and Refuting the Anti-Israel Narrative, a detailed and comprehensive critique of the charges made against Israel today. His articles have been published widely, appearing in The Guardian, The Spectator, The Australian Jewish News, The Commentator, The Times of Israel, and The Gatestone Institute. He is also a regular columnist for the London based Jewish News. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Antisemitism in the twenty-first century remains a major threat to Jewish communities around the world, and a potent challenge to the liberal international order. But it can so often be a more hidden form of racism, relying on codes, images, cues, and ciphers embedded in the cultural mythology of prejudice against Jews.

Market: 
Political Science, History, Jewish Studies, International Relations, Anti-Semitism, Identity Politics, Cultural History
Release Date: 
February 15, 2022
ISBN: 
978-1680537802
Price: 
$39.95
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6x9
Pages: 
272
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None
Yes
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Kadya Molodowsky: The Life of a Jewish Woman Writer, 2nd Revised Edition

Author: 

Newman, Zelda Kahan

Credentials: 

Zelda Kahan Newman is retired from Lehman College/CUNY. She has written academic papers on Talmudic chant and Hassidic Yiddish. She is the English language translator of the Yiddish poet Rivka Basman Ben-Haim and has published a dual-language book titled The Thirteenth Hour, with the poet’s original Yiddish poems alongside Kahan Newman’s English translations

Kadya Molodowsky, the most prolific woman writer of Yiddish, wrote an autobiographical memoir that left many questions unanswered. Why does she say of her wedding day only that she wore new shoes and fell in the snow? Did she join those who saw communism as the answer to the Jewish problem? Why did she leave Israel after having spent only three years there? It took Zelda Kahan Newman’s research at three archives, the YIVO archive in New York, the Municipal Jewish Library in Montreal, and the Machon Lavon archive in Ne’ot Afeka, Israel, to discover the answers to these questions.

Market: 
Literature, History, Jewish Studies, Jewish History, Jewish Literature, Women’s Studies, Yiddish Studies, Yiddish Literature, American Studies, American History, Religion, Religious History, World Literature, European Literature,
Release Date: 
October 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680537338 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
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Pages: 
264
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Yes
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The Jewish Community in New England

Author: 

Warwick, Keith, California writer and civil engineer

The purpose of The Jewish Community in New England is to inform readers about the Jewish community in each of the six New England States: Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Factual, inspirational, and poetic, it serves as a scholarly guide to institutions of Jewish life in this dynamic American region. Stocked with valuable information about community, schools, restaurants, and synagogues, Keith Warwick’s study will appeal to members of the Jewish community, sociologists, teachers, cultural anthropologists, and the general reader.

Market: 
American Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, Jewish Studies, Judaism, Jewish History, American History, Sociology, Identity Studies, New England, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine
Release Date: 
June 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531138 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
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Pages: 
194
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
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Next Stop, Tehran: The Neoconservative Campaign For War in Iran

Author: 

Davis, Rohan, Ph.D. RMIT University in Melbourne

Credentials: 

Author of Western Imaginings: The Intellectual Contest to Define Wahhabism

As the beating drums within the United States for a war with Iran grow louder, it is important, now more than ever, to understand precisely how and why neo-conservatives have chosen to orchestrate a sustained and coordinated campaign for a U.S. attack on Iran, or short of that, support an Israeli strike against the Islamic Republic's nuclear technology facilities. This campaign is aimed at convincing U.S.

Market: 
Political Science, International Relations, Middle East Studies, Jewish Studies, Israel, U.S. Foreign Policy, Iran, Islamic Studies, War Studies, Neo-Conservatism, American Politics, Interest Groups, Nuclear Policy
Release Date: 
February 20, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680532296 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
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6x9
Pages: 
280
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Nazi Ideologist: The Political and Social Thought of Alfred Rosenberg

Author: 

Whisker, James B., Professor Emeritus of Political Science, West Virginia University; John R. Coe, Parkersburg WV schools, retired

This book by dynamic scholars James Whisker and John Coe examines the short life of the Nazi ideologist Alfred Rosenberg, one of the most overlooked individuals in the pantheon of leaders in the Third Reich. Born to German mercantile parents in the Baltic region of the Russian Empire, he was a student in Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution. Deeply influenced by the anti-Semitic forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a propaganda pamphlet distributed by the tsar’s secret police, he carried it to Germany, where he introduced it to Adolf Hitler.

Market: 
Political Science, European History, Media Studies, Jewish Studies, Christian Thought, the Holocaust, Psychology, Intellectual History, 20th Century Studies, Fascism, Nazi Germany, Hitler, Alfred Rosenberg, World War II, War Crimes, Racism, “Scientific” Racism, Adolf Hitler, Mysticism, Traditionalism, Houston Stewart Chamberlain
Release Date: 
March 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531176 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
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6x9
Pages: 
280
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None
Yes
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The Utopian Conceit and the War on Freedom

Author: 

Pilon, Juliana Geran, Ph.D.

Dr. Juliana Geran Pilon is a Senior Fellow at the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization. Her books include "The Art of Peace: Engaging a Complex World", "Notes From the Other Side of Night", "Soulmates: Resurrecting Eve"; "Why America is Such a Hard Sell": "Beyond Pride and Prejudice", and "The Bloody Flag: Post-Communist Nationalism in Eastern Europe -- Spotlight on Romania".

Market: 
American Studies, Political Science, Political Philosophy, Ideology, Intellectual History, Religion, Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, Utopianism, Anti-Semitism, Global Politics
Release Date: 
September 15, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531558 Hardcover; ISBN: 978-1680531664 Paperback
Price: 
$139.95 / $29.95
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6x9
Pages: 
264
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None
Yes
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Jewish Tradition in a Western Key: Essays on Jews and Judaism in a Changing World, 1789-1939

Author: 

Graff, Gil, J.D., Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles

Credentials: 

Executive Director, Builders of Jewish Education

The period 1789-1939 was a time of dramatic, global social, political and economic transformation, with considerable ramifications for Jews and Judaism. From the dissolution of corporate status and new-found standing as individual citizens; from diverse, religious approaches to the interplay of Judaism and modernity, to competing notions of Jewish peoplehood and nationalism; from demographic growth to mass migration and relocation, this was an era of substantial change.

Market: 
Jewish Studies, Judaica, Religion, Religious Studies, European History, Political Science, Intellectual History, Minority Studies, Nationalism, Zionism, Migration Studies
Release Date: 
June 15, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680530841: Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
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6x9
Pages: 
175
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None
Yes
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Secrets and Suspense: International Law Stories (Paperback Edition) (W.B. Sheridan Law Books)

Author: 

Kaplan, Jay, Chairman, National Museum of the Jewish People

Credentials: 

Founder and Longtime Senior Partner, Kaplan, Russin, and Vecchi

This uncanny volume is the memoir of Jay Kaplan, an extraordinary American lawyer with a unique ability intuitively to understand and respond positively to the needs of his clients regardless of ethnicity or religion. How else could he represent India and Pakistan, as well as Iran and Israel, all at the same time, while maintaining ideal personal and professional relations with each side? The author, at the beginning of this career, was virtually adopted by the wealthy Persian ("Parsi") business community of India and Pakistan, one of the few Zoroastrian societies still in existence.

Market: 
Law, International Law, American Studies, Jewish Studies, Legal Tradition, Law and Science, Law and Religion, International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, World History
Release Date: 
October 1, 2018
ISBN: 
Paperback: 978-1680534689
Price: 
$25.00
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6x9
Pages: 
273
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
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Kadya Molodowsky: The Life of a Yiddish Woman Writer

Author: 

Newman, Zelda Kahan

Credentials: 

Lehman College/CUNY

Based on detailed archival research in three countries, Zelda Kahan Newman tells the story of Kadya Molodowsky, the most prolific woman writer of Yiddish. A feminist before feminism was a movement, Molodowsky wrote poems that still circulate today.

Molodowsky was caught up in nearly all the cataclysms of twentieth century Jewry: the chaos of World War I, an inter-war pogrom, a narrow escape from Nazi Europe, migration to the US, and a failed attempt at life in the young state of Israel.

Market: 
Jewish Studies, Jewish History, Jewish Literature, Women's Studies, Yiddish Studies, Yiddish Literature, American Studies, American History, Religion, Religious History, World Literature, European Literature
Release Date: 
June 15. 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530568
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
340
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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