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Studies in Diversity, 1840-1914
Orphans of Knowledge
An Emotional History of Two Refugees
Foreword by Tony Kushner
Esther Saraga tells a touching and disturbing story of her parents’ emigration from Germany and their lives in Britain during and after the war. She questions whether ‘gratitude’ to Britain was the emotion most expected of them, and she...
The Reverend James Parkes 1896-1981
James Parkes, Anglican priest and religious philosopher, cried out to an unheeding Church about the fate threatening the Jews of Europe. When it failed to respond in the measure he sought, he concentrated his energies on combating anti-Semitism in Christian teaching and reaching out in...
His Life and Thought
As a revered scholar, philanthropist and spiritual authority, Claude Montefiore belongs to that important group of learned laymen who have sought to revolutionise Judaism. He was a founder of British Liberal Judaism at the turn of the century, considered to be the most original Anglo-Jewish religious...
Studies in Jewish and Non-Jewish Relations
Edited by: Jones, Sian; Pearce, Sarah
Edited by: Endelman, Todd; Kushner, Tony
The subject of Disraeli's jewishness was one that obsessed contemporaries but was subsequently downplayed by historians and others until very recently. The essays in this volume provide a new perspective, stressing the importance of Disraeli's Jewishness in the construction of his personality, ideology and politics...
Gender and the Holocaust
This volume contains a collection of essays examining the Holocaust from the perspective of gender. The book is divided into seven sections, each focusing on a different aspect of the discourse between gender and identity. Following a historical introduction delineating the basic framework for understanding women's...
Public Faces and Private Struggles
Edited by: Berkowitz, Michael; Bloom, Sam; Tananbaum, Susan
Forging Modern Jewish Identities illuminates facets of modern Jewish identity through engagement with diverse historical moments, political and social currents and literature as an aspect of popular culture. This volume is distinctive, and it can be enjoyed by the...