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Reading and Resources


David Biale, ed., Cultures of the Jews: A New History
Lloyd P. Gartner, History of the Jews in Modern Times
Paul Mendes-Flohr and Jehuda Reinharz, eds., The Jew in the Modern World

Specific works:

The life of Glückel of Hameln, 1646-1724, written by herself (London : East and West Library, 1962)

Steven Aschheim, Brothers and Strangers: The East European Jew in German and German-
Jewish Consciousness, 1800-1923 (Madison, 1982).

Salo W. Baron,Newer Emphases in Jewish History,” Jewish Social Studies 25 no. 4 (1963): 245258.

Saul Friedländer, Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1933-1945, 2 vols.
Todd Endelman, “Bankers and Brokers, Peddlers and Pickpockets (1700-1800)” in Endelman, The Jews of Britain, 1656-2000 (Berkeley, University of California Press, 2002).

François Guesnet, "Agreements between neighbours. The ‘ugody’ as a source on Jewish-Christian relations in early modern Poland," Jewish History 24 (2010), pp. 257270.

Deborah Hertz, Emancipation Through Intermarriage in Old Berlin, in: Judith Baskin, ed.,
Jewish Women in Historical Perspective (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1991): 182-201.

Jay Jacobs, On Socialists and “the Jewish Question” after Marx (1992)

Jacobs, Bundist Counterculture in Interwar Poland (2009)

Jacobs, ed. Jewish Politics in Eastern Europe: The Bund at 100 (2001)

Jacobs, Jews and Leftist Politics (2017).

Marion A. Kaplan, The Making of the Jewish Middle Class: Women, Family, and Identity in Imperial Germany (New York, 1991).

Jacob Katz, Out of the Ghetto: The Social Background of Jewish Emancipation, 1770-1870 (New York: Schocken, 1978).

Herman Kruk, The last days of the Jerusalem of Lithuania: Chronicles from the Vilna ghetto and the camps, 1939-1944

Rachel Manekin, The Rebellion of the Daughters: Jewish Women Runaways in Habsburg Galicia (Princeton, 2020).

Michael Meng and Erica Lehrer, eds, Jewish Space in Contemporary Poland. Indiana University Press, 2015.

Agnieszka Oleszak, "The Beit Ya’akov School in Kraków as an Encounter between East and West," Polin 23 (2011), 277-290.
Derek Penslar, “Teaching Jewish History as Universal History,” in What Do We Want the Other to Teach About Us?, ed. David Coppola (Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding and Sacred Heart University Press, 2006): 127-50.
Jerome Friedman, “Jewish Conversion, the Spanish Pure Blood Laws and Reformation: A Revisionist View of Racial and Religious Antisemitism,” The Sixteenth Century Journal Vol. 18, No. 1 (Spring, 1987), pp. 3-30.

Puah Rakovsky, My Life as a Radical Jewish Woman: Memoirs of a Zionist Feminist in Poland, edited, annotated and with an introduction by Paula E. Hyman, trans. by Barbara Harshav with Paula E. Hyman. (Bloomington, Indiana: 2001).
David Schraub, “White Jews: An Intersectional Approach,” AJS Review 43:2 (November 2019), 379–407.

Gershom Scholem, "Devekut, or Communion with God,” in Gershon Hundert, ed., Essential Papers on Hasidism (New York: New York University Press, 1991).

Naomi Seidman, Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov movement : a revolution in the name of tradition (London: Littman, 2019).
David Sorkin, Moses Mendelssohn and the Religious Enlightenment (Berkeley, 1996).

Yuri Slezkine, "Mercury's Sandals: The Jews and Other Nomads," The Jewish Century (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004).

Magda Teter, The Blood Libel: On the Trail of an Antisemitic Myth (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2020).

Shulamit Volkov, "Antisemitism as a Cultural Code," Leo Baeck Institute Year Book XXlll (1978), 25-45.

Pauline Wengeroff, Memoirs of a Grandmother: Scenes from the Cultural History of the Jews of Russia in the Nineteenth Century, trans and introduced by Shulamit Magnus (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014).

Gerben Zaagsma, Jewish volunteers, the international brigades, and the Spanish Civil War (London: Bloomsbury, 2018).

Stefan Zweig, The World of Yesterday, any edition.