Everyday Jewish Life in Imperial Russia
Select Documents, 1772–1914
ChaeRan Y. Freeze, ed.; Jay M. Harris, ed.
An astounding compilation of primary source documents dealing with all aspects of Jewish daily life in the Russian empire.
The Faith of Fallen Jews
Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi and the Writing of Jewish History
David N. Myers, ed.; Alexander Kaye, ed.
Brings together key writings by one of the most distinguished and renowned Jewish historians of our time.
Holocaust Mothers and Daughters
Family, History, and Trauma
Federica K. Clementi
An astonishing analysis of Jewish mother-daughter relations before, during, and after the Shoah as described in daughters’ memoirs.
Tauber Institute Series
The Tauber Institute Series is dedicated to publishing compelling and innovative approaches to the study of modern European Jewish history, thought, culture and society. The series features scholarly works related to the Enlightenment, modern Judaism and the struggle for emancipation, the rise of nationalism and the spread of antisemitism, the Holocaust and its aftermath, as well as the contemporary Jewish experience. The series is published under the auspices of the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry — established by a gift to Brandeis University from Dr. Laszlo N. Tauber — and is supported, in part, by the Tauber Foundation and the Valya and Robert Shapiro Endowment.
New on the Bookshelf
Paul de Lagarde and the Origins of Modern Antisemitism
A provocative and disquieting portrait of Bible scholar and founder of modern German antisemitism Paul de Lagarde.
David G. Roskies, Naomi Diamant
A comprehensive assessment of Holocaust literature, from World War II to the present day.
Unearths the roots of a national awakening among Soviet Jews during World War II and its aftermath.
Tradition and Innovation in Early Modern Germany
A lively look at how coffee affected Jewish life in early modern Germany.
The Menstruant in Medieval Jewish Mysticism
Sharon Faye Koren
A fascinating analysis of why there are no female mystics in medieval Judaism.
The Story of Worms
A remarkable, in-depth study of Jewish history, culture, and memory in a historic and contemporary German city.
An Essay on Jewish Ambivalence
Jehuda Reinharz and Yaacov Shavit
An exhaustive study of how Jews imagined the idea of Europe and how it existed in their collective memory from the Enlightenment to the present.
Antisemitism, Assimilation, Affirmation
A Sarnat Library Book
Rose-Carol Washton Long, Matthew Baigell, Milly Heyd
A fascinating look at key aspects of visual culture in modern Jewish history.
Pictures from S. An-sky's Ethnographic Expeditions
Eugene M. Avrutin, Valerii Dymshits, Alexander Lvov, Harriet Murav, Alla Sokolova, editors
From 1912 to 1914, S. An-sky and the photographer Solomon Iudovin gathered materials and took photographs of Jewish daily life in pre-Revolutionary Russia’s Pale of Settlement. Photographing the Jewish Nation offers English-language readers their first look at over 170 extraordinary, recently rediscovered photographs from their expeditions.
A podcast about the discovery of the photographs is available here
Browse the Brandeis University Press brochure for an overview of recent Tauber Institute and other titles.