The Brandeis library is renowned for its Judaica collection. The Schusterman Center supports Brandeis library acquisitions in the field of Israel Studies, both fiction and non-fiction. Following are some featured acquisitions for 2013-2014:
Arab Women in Management and Leadership: Stories from Israel (1932-1988)
by Khalid Arar, Tamar Shapira, Faisal Azaiza, and Rachel Hertz-Lazarowitz
"This groundbreaking study of Arab women leaders in Israel makes a major contribution to the literature on contemporary leadership. It is a must read for anyone eager to learn social justice and activism from these extraordinary women."
[New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2013]
The Encylopedia of Hebrew Language & Linguistics Online
General Editor: Geoffrey Khan
This online resource offers a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present day. The encyclopedia contains overview articles that provide a readable synopsis of current knowledge of the major periods and varieties of the Hebrew language as well as thematically-organized entries which provide further information on individual topics.
[The Netherlands: Brill, 2013]
Kukezim: Shorshe Gush Emunim, Tarbut ha-Mitnahalim, Te'ologyah Tsiyonit Meshihiyut Bi-Zemanenu
by Gideon Aran
This Hebrew-language text ["Kookism: The Roots of Gush Emunim, the Settler Culture, and Theology of Today's Messianic Zionism"] examines the roots of the settler movement and its success in establishing 120 settlements in a span of forty years.
[Jerusalem: Karmel, 2013]
The Palestine Post and Jerusalem Post
This newly acquired archive of the Palestine Post and the Jerusalem Post provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
Late Ottoman Palestine:
The Period of Young Turk Rule
Edited by Yuval Ben-Bassat and Eyal Ginio
"The decisive consequences of the Young Turk Revolution of 1908 had ramifications over the entire Ottoman Empire. Late Ottoman Palestine thus sheds light upon the last decade of Ottoman rule in Palestine, crucially dealing with the roots of Jewish-Arab conflict in the area and the early crystallization of Arab, Palestinian, and Zionist identities, along with that of an Ottoman imperial identity."
[London : I.B. Tauris, 2011]
The Bride and the Dowry:
Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians in the Aftermath of the June 1967 War
by Avi Raz
"Avi Raz places Israel’s conduct under an uncompromising lens. Mining newly declassified records in Israeli, American, British, and United Nations archives, as well as private papers of individual participants, Raz dispels the myth of overall Arab intransigence and arrives at new and unexpected conclusions."
[New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012]
What is a Palestinian State Worth?
by Sari Nusseibeh
"This book poses questions about the history, meaning, future, and resolution of the Israel/Palestine conflict. Deeply informed by political philosophy and based on decades of personal involvement with politics and social activism, Nusseibeh’s moderate voice — global in its outlook, yet truly grounded in his native city of Jerusalem — points us toward a future."
[Cambridge Mass: Harvard University Press, 2011]
by Miri Talmon and Yaron Peleg
Leading Israeli film scholars examine Israeli cinema as a prism that refracts collective Israeli identities through the medium and art of motion pictures. The contributors address several broad themes in this first-ever English anthology: the nation imagined on film; war, conflict, and trauma; gender, sexuality, and ethnicity; religion and Judaism; discourses of place in the age of globalism; filming the Palestinian Other; and new cinematic discourses.
[Austin: University of Texas Press, 2011]
Zionism and the Roads not Taken
by Noam Pianko
"Uncovers the thought of three key interwar Jewish intellectuals who defined Zionism's central mission as challenging the model of a sovereign nation-state...Although their models differed, each of these three thinkers conceived of a more practical and ethical paradigm of national cohesion that was not tied to a sovereign state."
[Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010]
Suddenly in the Depths of the Forest
by Amos Oz
"An enchanting modern fable with a dark undertow...a tale of secrets uncovered, of actions and their consequences... In a village far away, deep in a valley, all the animals and birds disappeared some years ago... A stubborn girl called Maya and her friend Matti are drawn to explore, though they know there are dangers beyond, and that at night Nehi the Mountain Demon returns to the village..."
[London: Chatto & Windus, 2010]
Latino Migrants in the Jewish State:
Undocumented Lives in Israel
by Barak Kalir
"A sophisticated study of Latino immigration in Israel . . . [that] makes a contribution not just to the study of contemporary Israel, but to the study of migrant labor, citizenship, and migration in the contemporary world."
[Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010]