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Philosophy and Kabbalah

Alessandro Guetta, Philosophy and Kabbalah. Elijah Benamozegh and the Reconciliation of Western Thought and Jewish Esotericis, State University of New York Press, 2009   Philosophy and Kabbalah offers an analysis…

Renaissance Philosophy in Jewish Garb

Giuseppe Veltri, Renaissance Philosophy in Jewish Garb. Foundations and Challenges in Judaism on the Eve of Modernity, Brill Academic Publishers, 2008 Based on several years of research on Jewish intellectual…

Acculturation and its Discontents

David H. Myers, Massimo Ciavolella, Peter Hanns Reill, Geoffrey Symcox (Eds.), Acculturation and its Discontents, University of Toronto Press, 2008 Exploring the fascinating cross-cultural influences between Jews and Christians in…

Songbook: Umberto Saba

Umberto Saba, George Hochfield and Leonard Nathan (translators), Songbook: The Selected Poems, Yale University Press, 2009 Umberto Saba’s reputation in Italy and Europe has steadily grown since his death in…

Augusto Segre’s Memoir

Augusto Segre (Translator: Steve Siporin), Memories of a Jewish Life, University of Nebraska Press, 2008 In this lyrical memoir, translated for the first time into English, noted Jewish historian, author,…

The Jews in Sicily

Shlomo Simonsohn, The Jews in Sicily. Notaries of Palermo and Trapani, Brill Academic Publishers, 2008   This volume of the Documentary History of the Jews in Italy is the first…