Past Series Publications

Book Cover. Text reads: The German-Jewish Cookbook. Gabrielle Rossmer Gropman and Sonya Gropman.  Recipes & History of a Cuisine. Foreword by Nach Waxman. Background photograph is a plage with stuffed cabbage and a fork and knife.  There is a white napkin with red stripes behind the plate.

Gabrielle Rossmer Gropman and Sonya Gropman

The first German-Jewish cookbook in a century, a history and memoir with over 100 recipes

Book Cover. Text reads: The Work of Dahlia Ravikovitch. A Poetics of Trauma. Ilana Szobel. Text is placed over a black and white photo of Dahlia Ravikovitch, from shoulders up.  She is staring into the distance  holding a cigarette between her fingers .

Ilana Szobel

Astute analysis of the work of a great Israeli poet through the lens of psychoanalysis, gender, nationalism and trauma theory

Book Cover. A black and white in the background depicts photo of 2 nurses holding an Israeli flag between them parallel to the sidewalk, while standing on a street in NYC next to an ambulance with a sign that says: "Give life to the people of Israel. This ambulance filled with medical supplies will be flown to Haifa.  Another woman, standing on a stool is perched between an American flag and an Israeli flag.  A crowd of people is watching. Text on red stripe reads: American Jewish Women and the Zionist Enterprise.  Edited by Shulamit Reinharz and Mark A. Raider.

Shulamit Reinharz and Mark A. Raider, Editors

The first and only complete exploration of the role of American women in the creation and support of the State of Israel

Book Cover has artwork in center of a joker whose features are made of a diamond, spade heart and club, with a die resting on one finger and a roulette wheel behind him.  Text reads: Double or Nothing? Jewish Families and Mixed Marriage. Sylvia Barack Fishman.

Sylvia Barack Fishman

A lively and accessible look at Jewish intermarriage and its familial and cultural effects

Book Cover: Photo from above of a boy, wearing a kippah, and girl, wearing a skirt, looking up. Text on the cover reads: Educating in the Divine Image. Gender Issues in Orthodox Jewish Day Schools. Chaya Rosenfeld Gorsetman and Elana Maryles Sztokman.  There is a gold seal with text that reads: National Jewish Book Awards Winner.

Chaya Rosenfeld Gorsetman, Elana Maryles Sztokman

National Jewish Book Award Winner!

An incisive look at gender inequalities in Jewish day school education.

Book Cover. Text in blue box reads: Eternally Eve. Images of Eve in the Hebrew Bible, Midrash, and Modern Jewish Poetry.  Text in black circle reads: Anne Lapidus Lerner. On the left half of the cover are two columns of 6 gold circles, made of glass.  An engraved image of Eve is superimposed over the circles, only visible where it overlaps.

Anne Lapidus Lerner

A fascinating analysis of the story of Eve, using modern poetry in conversation with biblical texts and rabbinic rewritings to reveal new layers of meaning

Book Cover. Background image is of 2 young women sitting at a table reading a book.  At the head of the table is a young man with his folded hands on a oversized book. To the left is a young boy standing by the table reading a book.  The image is faded except for the section with the young women.  The text reads: Expanding the Palace of Torah. Orthodoxy and Feminism. Tamar Ross.

Tamar Ross

National Jewish Book Award Finalist!

An extraordinary examination of the theological implications for Orthodox Judaism of women’s changed status in the modern world

Book cover with montage of old houses with wrought iron gates and large pink flowers. Text reads: Feminism Encounters Traditional Judaism. Resistance and accommodation. Tova Hartman

Tova Hartman

An innovative analysis of how creative tensions between modern Orthodox Judaism and feminism can lead to unexpected perspectives and beliefs

Book Cover: Artwork depicts a white goat with blue stripes against a painterly background.  Text reads: Inbar Raveh. The title is placed on a white stripe overlaying the picture: Feminist Rereadings of Rabbinic Literature.

Inbar Raveh

Novel readings of rabbinic literature from the perspective of feminism and gender reading theories

Reddish-orange book cover with the word "FORSAKEN" in large letters spanning 3 lines.  There is an image of colorful shapes behind the letter "O". Text inside a yellow box reads: The Menstruant in Medieval Jewish Mysticism.  Author's name is Sharon Faye Koren.

Sharon Faye Koren

A fascinating analysis of why there are no female mystics in medieval Judaism

Book Cover with pastel drawing of a woman with a water jug next a fountain that is overflowing, a white dove and a woman's spirit in the sky. Below them is a cluster of ancient buildings in a village Text reads: Four centuries of Jewish Women's Spirituality. A Sourcebook, revised edition. Ellen M. Umansky & Dianne Ashton. There is Hebrew text interwoven into the picture.

Ellen M. Umansky, Dianne Ashton

The only comprehensive volume of Jewish women's spiritual writing from the sixteenth century to the present

Book cover with headshot of Gaby Brimmer, head tilted to the side, smiling.  Text reads: Gaby Brimmer. An Autobiography in three voices.  The Life of a Disability Rights Activist and Writer. Gaby Brimmer and Elena Poniatowska.

Gaby Brimmer, Elena Poniatowska

The remarkable autobiography of Mexican-Jewish disability rights activist and writer Gabriela Brimmer

Book cover with numerous colored foil Jewish stars on the left side. On the right side is the text: Gender and American Jews. Patterns in work, education and familiy in contemporary life.  Harriet Hartman and Moshe Hartman

Harriet Hartman, Moshe Hartman; Sylvia Barack Fishman, pref.

A much-anticipated sociological analysis of gender components in contemporary American Jewish life based on the most recent population data

Book cover with text that reads: A Jewish Ceremony for Newborn Girls. The torah's covenant affirmed. Sharon R. Siegal. The background has shades of pink with wavy white lines.

Sharon R. Siegel

Formulates a framework for the development of Jewish rituals for newborn girls

Book cover for Jewish Feminism in Israel: Some Contemporary Perspectives. Photo is of a smiling young woman holding a toddler. Text at bottom reads: Edited by Kalpana Misra and Melanie Rich.

Kalpana Misra and Melanie S. Rich, Editors

A dynamic and authentic representation of feminism in Israel by some of its leading exponents and activists

Book cover has a dark painting of a Jewish court with several elderly men with white beards seated at a table listening to a young man who is talking with arms outstretched. Behind him sits a dejected woman. Text in white script reads: Jewish Marriage and Divorce in Imperial Russia.  ChaeRan Y. Freeze.

ChaeRan Y. Freeze

A groundbreaking study of Jewish marriage and divorce in 19th-century Russia

Book cover artwork of an old photo of a woman wearing a hat and a dress from the 40's. In the background is a drawing of colorful fabrics of a sari. Text reads: Jewish Portraits, Indian Frames. Women's Narratives from a Diaspora of Hope. Jael Silliman.

Jael Silliman

A riveting family portrait of four generations of Jewish women from Calcutta

Book cover. Black and white cubist style painting of 2 women. Text reads: Jewish Women in pre-state Israel. Life history, Politics, and Culture. ruth Kark, Margalit Shilo, and Galit Hasan-Rokem, editors. Overall background is loosely woven texture of linen.

Ruth Kark, ed.; Margalit Shilo, ed.;

Galit Hasan-Rokem, ed.; Shulamit Reinharz, fwd. A critical look at the history and culture of women of the Yishuv and a call for a new national discourse

Book cover with blue expressionistic painting of a blue figure with yellow hands.  Text reads: Federica K. Clementi. Holocaust Mothers & Daughters. Family history and trauma.

Federica K. Clementi; Shulamit Reinharz, fwd.

An astonishing analysis of Jewish mother-daughter relations before, during, and after the Shoah as described in daughters’ memoirs

Book Cover: Knish (in 3-dimensional yellow script letters as if made of dough). In Search of the Jewish Soul Food.  Laura Silver.  Background photograph of a baking sheet with knishes.

Laura Silver

The one and only absolutely definitive biography of the knish

Book cover has photo of a bundt cake with a whisk dripping icing on the cake. Text reads: Paula Shoyer. Over 160 Dairy-free Recipes from Traditional to Trendy. The Kosher Baker.

Paula Shoyer

This extraordinary bible of kosher baking breathes fresh life into parve desserts and breads.

Book cover illustration shows a group of American houses on the bottom.  Above it, upside down, is a group of Russian buildings.  Text reads: Leaving Leningrad. Ludmila Shtern.`

Ludmila Shtern

A hilarious memoir of life under communism and capitalism

Book Cover art shows a Biblical scene in a field with a woman holding a bundle of wheat kneeling before a man in robes. In the background is the wheat field with workers. Text reads: Levirate Marriage and the Family in Ancient Judaism. Dvora E. Weisberg

Dvora E. Weisberg

Provocative exploration of levirate marriage in ancient Judaism that sheds new light on the Jewish family in antiquity and the rabbinic reworking of earlier Israelite law

Book cover has a headshot of Marie Syrkin wearing a large brimmed hat with flowers.  Text reads: Carole S. Kessner.  Marie Syrkin. Values Beyond the Self.

Carole S. Kessner

National Jewish Book Award Winner!

This book brings to light the fascinating legacy of Marie Syrkin. As a polemical journalist, socialist Zionist, poet, educator, literary critic, translator and idiosyncratic feminist, Syrkin was eyewitness to and reporter on most of the major events in America, Israel and Europe in the twentieth-century.

Cover art for this book shows painted portraits of the 4 matriarchs with their names in Hebrew calligraphy

Judith R. Baskin

A unique look at how non-legal rabbinic writings imagine women and their lives

Book cover shows a Medieval styled painting of people framed by Medieval architecture, many of them holding books or seated at tables with books. Text reads: Pious and Rebellious. Jewish Women in Medieval Europe. Avraham Grossman.

Avraham Grossman

A pioneering work exploring the social status and daily life of medieval Jewish women

Book Cover text reads: Princess or Prisoner? Jewish Women in Jerusalem, 1840 - 1914. Margalit Shilo. Artwork depicts 3 women in robes looking at a large book.

Margalit Shilo

National Jewish Book Award Finalist!

A fascinating journey into the world of women in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community of Jerusalem toward the end of Ottoman rule

Book cover text reads: Promised Lands. New Jewish American Fiction on Longing and Belonging. Edited by Derek Rubin. Photo is of Jewish stars made of stained glass attached to a spiral of wire. There are flames in the background.

Derek Rubin, ed.

An anthology of previously unpublished stories by leading young Jewish writers that explore the idea of the Promised Land

Book cover text reads: Sexual Violence Against Jewish Women during the Holocaust. Sonja M. Hedgepeth and Rochelle G. Saidel, Editors.  Artwork is an abstract painting of 5 female figures in a line, in shades of dark blues and greens.

Sonja M. Hedgepeth, ed.; Rochelle G. Saidel, ed.

The first book in English to specifically address the sexual violation of Jewish women during the Holocaust

Cover art shows an old class photo above the text: "Annie Landau's School for Girls. 1900 - 1960. Below is a wall of Jerusalem stone with the text

Laura S. Schor

A biography of both an extraordinary woman and a thriving institution

Book Cover: Text reads: The Days Between: Blessings, Poems, and Directions of the Heart for the Jewish High Holiday Season.  Marcia Falk. Cover artwork is a pastel drawing of apples growing on tree branches.

Marcia Falk

An elegantly designed volume of new English and Hebrew prayers and reflections for the High Holidays from a contemporary American poet

Book cover text reads: The Song of Songs. Love Lyrics from the Bible. Translated by Marcia Falk. Illustrated by Barry Moser. Cover art is a flowering plant.

Marcia Falk

An acclaimed translation of the Bible’s celebrated collection of love poetry

Book cover text reads: The Covenant of Circumcision. New Perspectives on an Ancient Jewish Rite. Edited by Elizabeth Wyner Mark. Photo of an old ornate silver box and a tray of ornate silver tools including a scissors, scalpel, knife and other implements.

Elizabeth Wyner Mark, Editor

Scholars and rabbis examine the complex history and contemporary challenges of the Jewish rite of circumcision.

Book cover text reads: The Men's Section: Orthodox Men in an Egalitarian World. Elana Maryles Sztokman. Photo is of  drapery with shadows.

Elana Maryles Sztokman

A provocative look at the inner world of Orthodox Jewish men who attend partnership synagogues

Book cover text reads:  The Plough Woman. Records of the Pioneer Women of Palestine. A Critical Edition. Edited and annotated by Mark A. Raider & Miriam B. Raider-Roth.  Photo on the upper half is of a pioneer woman working the land with a plough. The bottom half shows a view of many women planting a large desert-like field.

Mark A. Raider and Miriam B. Raider-Roth, Editors

The classic text on the pioneer women of pre-state Israel, updated in 2002

Book cover is maroon background with a purple ornamental graphic.  Text reads: The Women Who Reconstructed American Jewish Education, 1910-1965. edited by Carol K. Ingall.

Carol K. Ingall, ed.

The first volume to examine the contributions of women who brought the forces of American progressivism and Jewish nationalism to formal and informal Jewish education

Book cover text reads: Uncertain Travelers. Conversations with Jewish Women Immigrants to America.  Marjorie Agosin.  Illustration is of a woman front and center.  She his framed by architecture with arch shaped windows and different landscapes of foreign lands visible through the windows.

Marjorie Agosín

An evocative exploration of Jewish women’s immigration to America

Book cover text reads: Wedding Song. Memoirs of an Iranian Jewish Woman. Farideh Goldin.  Cover photo is a closeup of a young girl with dark hair and big brown eyes wearing a floral dress.

Farideh Goldin

A riveting personal account of growing up in the shadow of religious fundamentalism

Book cover text reads: What Makes Women Sick?: Maternity, Modesty, and Militarism in Israeli Society . Susan Sered.  Illustration is of a woman soldier with a military rifle on her lap, holding a mirror and putting on lipstick.

Susan Sered

An eye-opening look at Israeli women’s life expectancy and health

Book cover text reads: Women and American Judaism Historical Perspectives. Pamela S. Nadell and Jonathan D. Sarna, editors. Illustration is of 2 women with prayerbooks standing at the table which has candles lit.  At the top is  a box containing Yiddish text.

Pamela S. Nadell and Jonathan D. Sarna, Editors

New portrayals of the religious lives of American Jewish women from colonial times to the present

Cover text reads: Women and water. Menstruation in Jewish Life and Law. Rahel R. Wasserfall, Editor. Illustration is an engraving of a woman in a tub of water. Another woman pours water from a jug into the tub. The background texture of the rest of the book cover is yellow with a floral pattern.

Rahel R. Wasserfall, Editor

Provocative essays address women’s menstrual rituals in Jewish law, history and culture.

Book cover text reads: Women, Birth, and Death in Jewish Law and Practice. Rochelle L. Millen. Illustration shows women and children in ancient dress sitting on the floor beside a bed.

Rochelle L. Millen

A sensitive exploration of the development of pivotal life cycle rituals as they touch Jewish women’s lives