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.

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Book cover for "Don Isaac Abravanel: An Intellectual Biography"

Cedric Cohen-Skalli

One of the greatest leaders and thinkers of Iberian Jewry in the aftermath of the expulsion of 1492

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Book cover for "Hasidism: Writings on Devotion, Community and Life in the Modern World"

Ariel Evan Mayse and Sam Berrin Shonkoff, editors

A vibrant and polyphonic set of Hasidic confrontations with the modern world

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Book cover for "American Jewish Thought Since 1934: Writings on Identity, Engagement and Belief "

Michael Marmur and David Ellenson, editors

A look at how the diverse body of Jewish thought developed within the historical and intellectual context of America

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A Jewish Woman of Distinction: The Life and Diaries of Zinaida Poliakova book cover

ChaeRan Y. Freeze; translated by Gregory L. Freeze

Rare documents reveal how Jews successfully integrated into Russian aristocratic society

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Glikl: Memoirs 1691-1719 book cover

Annotated with an introduction by Chava Turniansky; English translation by Sara Friedman

An authoritative new translation, fully annotated to explicate Glikl’s life and times

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Spinoza's Challenge to Jewish Thought book cover

Daniel B. Schwartz

Key works about Spinoza’s critical role in the formation of modern Jewish identity

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The Lost Library: The Legacy of Vilna's Strashun Library in the Aftermath of the Holocaust book cover

Dan Rabinowitz

The story of the greatest prewar Jewish library in Europe

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Modern French Jewish Thought: Writings on Religion and Politics book cover

Sarah Hammerschlag, ed.

An illuminating anthology that traces the trajectory of Jewish thought in twentieth-century France

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The Road to September 1939: Polish Jews, Zionists, and the Yishuv on the Eve of World War II book cover

Jehuda Reinharz, Yaacov Shavit

How the Zionist movement and the Yishuv actively sought to help Polish and other European Jews in the 1930s

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Jewish Legal Theories: Writings on State, Religion, and Morality book cover

Leora Batnitzky, ed.; Yonatan Brafman, ed.

Anthology of writings about Jewish law in the modern world

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Gershom Scholem: From Berlin to Jerusalem and Back book cover

Noam Zadoff

A new intellectual portrait of a prominent twentieth-century philosopher

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Toward Nationalism's End: An Intellectual Biography of Hans Kohn book cover

Adi Gordon

The life and intellectual evolution of Hans Kohn, a pioneer of nationalism studies

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Sabbatian Heresy: Writings on Mysticism, Messianism, and the Origins of Jewish Modernity book cover

Pawel Maciejko, editor

Key writings on Sabbatianism and its legacy and afterlife in Jewish culture, memory, and religion

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Inside the Antisemitic Mind book cover

Monika Schwarz-Friesel, Jehuda Reinharz

Exploring expressions of antisemitism in Germany today

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Style and Seduction book cover

Elana Shapira

Explores the central role of Jewish patrons as shapers of Viennese modernism

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The Individual in History book cover

Edited by ChaeRan Y. Freeze, Sylvia Fuks Fried, and Eugene R. Sheppard

Essays to honor Jehuda Reinharz, his scholarly work and institutional leadership

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