BOOKS RECEIVED: Kristofer Holroyd: “A (S)Word against Babylon: An Examination of the Multiple Speech Act Layers within Jeremiah 5051 (Siphrut)” (Eisenbrauns, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley How are we to study complex speech acts such as the text of Jeremiah? How can understanding these complex speech acts both shed light on the larger text and the smaller text portions and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Ben Schachter, “Image, Action, and Idea in Contemporary Jewish Art” (Penn State UP, 2017),
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Contemporary Jewish art is a growing field that includes traditional as well as new creative practices, yet criticism of it is almost exclusively reliant on the Second Commandments prohibition of graven images. Arguing that… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Christoph Kreutzmuller, “Final Sale in Berlin: The Destruction of Jewish Commercial Activity, 1930-1945” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Before the Nazis took power, Jewish business people in Berlin thrived alongside their non-Jewish neighbors. But Nazi racism changed that, gradually destroying Jewish businesses before murdering the Jews themselves. Reconstructing the fate of more… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Susanna Schrafstetter and Alan. E. Steinweis, “The Germans and the Holocaust: Popular Responses to the Persecution and Murder of the Jews ” (Berghahn Books, 2016(
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley For decades, historians have debated how and to what extent the Holocaust penetrated the German national consciousness between 1933 and 1945. How much did “ordinary” Germans know about the subjugation and mass murder of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jessica Rapson, “Topographies of Suffering: Buchenwald, Babi Yar, Lidice” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Commentary on memorials to the Holocaust has been plagued with a sense of “monument fatigue”, a feeling that landscape settings and national spaces provide little opportunity for meaningful engagement between present visitors and past… Read More
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