New books from the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization
Rupture and Reconstruction by Haym Soloveitchik
September 2021, Hardback, pp. 144, 9781906764388, £29.95
A cogent analysis of Orthodoxy’s ‘swing to the right’: a rupture with existing attitudes and patterns of behaviour that has had major consequences for Jewish society and spirituality. This new edition deals with criticisms raised since the essay, long established as a classic in the field, was originally published.
Reappraising the History of the Jews in the Netherlands edited by Hans Blom, David J. Wertheim, Hetty Berg and Bart T. Wallet
October 2021, Hardback, pp. 578, 9781786941879, £60.00
This volume offers an indispensable survey from a contemporary viewpoint that reflects the new
preoccupations of European historiography and allows the history of Dutch Jewry to be more integrated with that of other European Jewish histories. The wide-ranging scholarship is complemented by a generous plate section with eighty fully captioned colour illustrations.