New books from the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization
Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement: A Revolution in the Name of Tradition, Naomi Seidman
January 2019, pp. 448, Hardback, 9781906764692, £29.95
Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov movement she founded represent a revolution in the name of tradition in interwar Poland. The new type of Jewishly educated woman the movement created was a major innovation in a culture hostile to female initiative. A vivid portrait of Schenirer that dispels many myths.
Reinventing Maimonides in Contemporary Jewish Thought, James A. Diamond and Menachem Kellner
February 2019, pp. 248, Hardback, 9781906764951, £29.95
The first critical study of how Maimonides has been read by leading Orthodox rabbis in our time shows that some have tried to liberate themselves from his influence, others have built on his ideas generating vibrant controversy, and yet others have sought to recreate Maimonides in their own image.
Ceremonial Synagogue Textiles: From Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and Italian Communities, Bracha Yaniv
February 2019, pp. 486, Hardback, 9781906764180, £65.00
A richly illustrated and documented survey of the evolution of synagogue textiles spanning fifteen centuries, offering a detailed analysis of the design and production of mantles, wrappers, Torah scroll binders, and the Torah ark curtain and valance, including the text of inscriptions marking the circumstances of donation.
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