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AJS Honors Its Authors

AJS 51st Annual Conference
Monday, December 16, 2019
Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Sponsored by Jewish Book Council's Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature

The Association for Jewish Studies and Jewish Book Council would like to celebrate your new book!


In coordination with AJS, the Jewish Book Council's Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature invites you to display your 2019 book in their dedicated booth in the Exhibit Hall of the 51st Annual AJS Conference. To register your book, (1) complete the online registration form and (2) email a JPG cover image to by September 26, 2019. There will be NO submissions accepted after this date.

Books will be listed in a dedicated catalog distributed to conference attendees and posted on the AJS website. Your book will appear with a color cover photo in alphabetical order by author. In order to include the book in the exhibit at the conference, please send one copy of the book by November 14, 2019 to the AJS Office (Attn: Heather Turk, AJS Honors Its Authors, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011).

Please note that neither AJS nor JBC cannot accept books on site. If you are attending the conference, you may collect your copy at the end of the book exhibit; otherwise books will be donated. AJS cannot return/mail back any copies that are not retrieved at the conference.

We look forward to greeting you at the Jewish Book Council Booth.

The Association for Jewish Studies and the Jewish Book Council are not responsible for the loss or damage of any book submitted for this program.

2018 Books by AJS Members

Women and Jewish Marriage Negotiations in Early Modern Italy
Howard Tzvi Adelman

Homeland: Zionism as Housing Regime, 1860–2011
Yael Allweil

Jewish Radical Feminism: Voices from the Women’s Liberation Movement
Joyce Antler

Preventing Palestine: A Political History from Camp David to Oslo
Seth Anziska

The Jewish Economic Elite: Making Modern Europe
Cornelia Aust

The Velizh Affair: Blood Libel in a Russian Town
Eugene M. Avrutin

Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz
Omer Bartov

The Warsaw Ghetto in American Art and Culture
Samantha Baskind

The Routledge Companion to Jewish History and Historiography
Dean Phillip Bell (editor)

Sava and Yanuka: God, the Son, and the Messiah in Zoharic Narratives
Jonatan M. Benarroch

The Obligated Self: Maternal Subjectivity and Jewish Thought
Mara H. Benjamin

Languages in Jewish Communities, Past and Present
Sarah Bunin Benor and Benjamin Hary (editors)

Animals and Animality in the Babylonian Talmud
Beth A. Berkowitz

Divine and Demonic in the Poetic Mythology of the Zohar: The "Other Side" of Kabbalah
Nathaniel Berman

Cities of Refuge: German Jews in London and New York, 1935-1945
Lori Gemeiner Bihler

Echoes of a Queer Messianic: From Frankenstein to Brokeback Mountain
Richard O. Block

Judaism: The Genealogy of a Modern Notion
Daniel Boyarin

Italian Jewish Networks from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century: Bridging Europe and the Mediterranean
Francesca Bregoli, Carlotta Ferrara degli Uberti, Guri Schwarz (editors)

In Search of Israel: The History of an Idea
Michael Brenner

Yiddish Empire: The Vilna Troupe, Jewish Theater, and the Art of Itinerancy
Debra Caplan

The Commentators' Bible: Genesis
Michael Carasik

The Dual Truth: Studies on Nineteenth-Century Modern Religious Thought and Its Influence on Twentieth-Century Jewish Philosophy, Volumes I & II
Ephraim Chamiel

Child Survivors of the Holocaust: The Youngest Remnant and the American Experience
Beth B. Cohen

American Jewish Year Book 2017: The Annual Record of the North American Jewish Communities
Arnold Dashefsky and Ira M. Sheskin (editors)

Style and Context of Old Greek Job
Marieke Dhont

Jewish Theology Unbound
James A. Diamond

Global Jewish Foodways: A History
Hasia R. Diner and Simone Cinotto (editors)

Other Others: The Political after the Talmud
Sergey Dolgopolski

Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s
Marc Dollinger

Partitions: A Transnational History of Twentieth-Century Territorial Separatism
Arie M. Dubnov and Laura Robson

Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe
Rebecca Erbelding

Mothering, Education and Culture: Russian, Palestinian and Jewish Middle-Class Mothers in Israeli Society
Lauren Erdreich, Deborah Golden, Svet Roberman

A Rosenberg by Any Other Name: A History of Jewish Name Changing in America
Kirsten Fermaglich

Justice Behind the Iron Curtain: Nazis on Trial in Communist Poland
Gabriel N. Finder and Alexander V. Prusin

The Art of Mystical Narrative: A Poetics of the Zohar
Eitan P. Fishbane

When Christians Were Jews: The First Generation
Paula Fredriksen

Bestiarium Judaicum: Unnatural Histories of the Jews
Jay Geller

A History of German Jewish Bible Translation
Abigail Gillman

The Dangerous Duty of Rebuke: Leviticus 19:17 in Early Jewish and Christian Interpretation
Matthew S. Goldstone

Early Judaism: New Insights and Scholarship
Frederick E. Greenspahn (editor)

Conversations with Colleagues: On Becoming an American Jewish Historian
Jeffrey S. Gurock (editor)

Jacob & Esau: Jewish European History Between Nation and Empire
Malachi Haim Hacohen

Nietzsche, Soloveitchik, and Contemporary Jewish Philosophy
Michael J. Harris and Daniel Rynhold

Rabbi Eliezer of Beaugency, Commentaries on Amos and Jonah (with Selections from Isaiah and Ezekiel)
Robert A. Harris (editor)

Arguing with Aseneth: Gentile Access to Israel's Living God in Jewish Antiquity
Jill Hicks-Keeton

A Hundred Acres of America: The Geography of Jewish American Literary History
Michael Hoberman

Law and Self-Knowledge in the Talmud
Ayelet Hoffmann Libson

Evolving Images: Jewish Latin American Cinema
Ariana Huberman and Nora Glickman (editors)

On the Mediterranean and the Nile: The Jews of Egypt
Aimée Israel-Pelletier

Strange Cocktail: Translation and the Making of Modern Hebrew Poetry
Adriana X. Jacobs

Writing and Rewriting the Story of Solomon in Ancient Israel
Isaac Kalimi

Metathesis in the Hebrew Bible: Wordplay as a Literary and Exegetical Device
Isaac Kalimi

Regional Identities and Cultures of Medieval Jews
Ephraim Kanarfogel, Javier Castano, Talya Fishman (editors)

Scholarly Man of Faith: Studies in the Thought and Writings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik
Ephraim Kanarfogel and Dov Schwartz

Time in the Babylonian Talmud: Natural and Imagined Times in Jewish Law and Narrative
Lynn Kaye

Survivor Transitional Narratives of Nazi-Era Destruction: The Second Liberation
Dennis B. Klein

Italy's Jews from Emancipation to Fascism
Shira Klein

Between Exile and Exodus: Argentinian Jewish Immigration to Israel, 1948–1967
Sebastian Klor

Comics and Sacred Texts: Reimagining Religion and Graphic Narratives
Ken Koltun-Fromm and Assaf Gamzou (editors)

Jews in Medieval England Teaching Representations of the Other
Miriamne Ara Krummel and Tison Pugh (editors)

The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust
Lisa Moses Leff

Das Memorbuch Der Israelitischen Religionsgesellschaft Zu Mainz
Andreas Lehnardt

Diversifying the National "We"
Erica Lehrer

Unorthodox Kin Portuguese Marranos and the Global Search for Belonging
Naomi Leite

Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century
James Loeffler

A Second Chance: The Making of Yiddish Melbourne
Andrew Markus and Margaret Taft

Electrical Palestine: Capital and Technology from Empire to Nation
Fredrik Meiton

Borders, Territories, and Ethics: Hebrew Literature in the Shadow of the Intifada
Adia Mendelson-Maoz

The Spiritual Biography of Rabbi Simeon bar Yochay; הביוגרפיה הרוחנית של רבי שמעון בר יוחאי
Ronit Meroz

Sepphoris III: The Architecture, Stratigraphy, and Artifacts of the Western Summit of Sepphoris
Eric M. Meyers, Carol L. Meyers, and Benjamin D. Gordon

Fault Lines of Modernity: The Fractures and Repairs of Religion, Ethics, and Literature
Kitty Millet and Dorothy Figueira (editors)

The Victims of Slavery, Colonization and the Holocaust: A Comparative History of Persecution
Kitty Millet

The Jewish American Paradox: Embracing Choice in a Changing World
Robert H. Mnookin

The Translated Jew: German Jewish Culture outside the Margins
Leslie Morris

Etrog: How A Chinese Fruit Became a Jewish Symbol
David Z. Moster

Concrete Boxes Mizrahi Women on Israel's Periphery
Pnina Motzafi-Haller

Menasseh ben Israel Rabbi of Amsterdam
Steven Nadler

Before the Bible The Liturgical Body and the Formation of Scriptures in Early Judaism
Judith H. Newman

Signatures of Struggle: The Figuration of Collectivity in Israeli Fiction
Oded Nir

Theodor Adorno and the Century of Negative Identity
Eric Oberle

The Midrashic Impulse and the Contemporary Literary Response to Trauma
Monica Osborne

No Place in Time: The Hebraic Myth in Late-Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Sharon B. Oster

How It Happened: Documenting the Tragedy of Hungarian Jewry
Erno Munkácsi, with a brief biography of Erno Munkácsi by Susan Papp

The Holocaust and the Nonrepresentable: Literary and Photographic Transcendence
David Patterson

Legacy of an Impassioned Plea: Franklin H. Littell's The Crucifixion of the Jews
David Patterson

The Infrahuman: Animality in Modern Jewish Literature
Noam Pines

A Rich Brew: How Cafés Created Modern Jewish Culture
Shachar M. Pinsker

Ecologies of Witnessing: Language, Place, and Holocaust Testimony
Hannah Pollin-Galay

Jewish Family: Identity and Self-Formation at Home
Alex Pomson and Randal F. Schnoor

When the Menorah Fades
Zvi Preigerzon

Enoch from Antiquity to the Middle Ages: Sources From Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Volume I
John C. Reeves and Annette Yoshiko Reed

Eli's Story: A Twentieth-Century Jewish Life
Meri-Jane Rochelson

Se réinventer au présent: Les Judéo-espagnols de France. Famille, communauté et patrimoine musical
Jessica Roda

Goy: Israel's Others and the Birth of the Gentile
Ishay Rosen-Zvi and Adi Ophir

Signs of Virginity: Testing Virgins and Making Men in Late Antiquity
Michael Rosenberg

Jewish Libya: Memory and Identity in Text and Image
Judith Roumani, Jacques Roumani, and David Meghnagi (editors)

The Land of Truth: Talmud Tales, Timeless Teachings
Jeffrey Rubenstein

Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages: Science, Rationalism, and Religion
T. M. Rudavsky

Agony in the Pulpit: Jewish Preaching in Response to Nazi Persecution and Mass Murder 1933-1945
Marc Saperstein

Judaism and the Economy
Michael L. Satlow

Image, Action, and Idea in Contemporary Jewish Art
Ben Schachter

Binding Fragments of Tractate Temurah and the Problem of Lishana Aḥarina
Lawrence H. Schiffman and Matthew S. Goldstone

Between Persecution and Participation: Biography of a Bookkeeper at J. A. Topf & Söhne
Annegret Schüle and Tobias Sowade

The Tragedy of Optimism: Writings on Hermann Cohen
Steven S. Schwarzschild

Martin Buber: His Intellectual and Scholarly Legacy
Sam Berrin Shonkoff (editor)

Voices of Jewish-Russian Literature: An Anthology
Maxim D. Shrayer (editor)

Doctor Levitin: A Novel by David Shrayer-Petrov
Maxim D. Shrayer, Arna B. Bronstein, and Aleksandra I. Fleszar (translators)

The Lost Songs of World War II (CD)
Anna Shternshis and Yiddish Glory

Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism
Malka Z. Simkovich

Sara Levy's World: Gender, Judaism, and the Bach Tradition in Enlightenment Berlin
Nancy Sinkoff and Rebecca Cypess (editors)

Women of Valor: Orthodox Jewish Troll Fighters, Crime Writers, and Rock Stars in Contemporary Literature and Culture
Karen E. H. Skinazi

What We Talk about When We Talk about Hebrew (and What It Means to Americans)
Naomi B. Sokoloff and Nancy E. Berg (editors)

Writing on the Wall: Graffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Antiquity
Karen B. Stern

Between Iran and Zion: Jewish Histories of Twentieth-Century Iran
Lior B. Sternfeld

Writing in Witness: A Holocaust Reader
Eric J. Sundquist (editor)

La vocación desmesurada: Una biografía de Alberto Gerchunoff
Mónica Szurmuk

Women in Drag: Gender and Performance in the Hebrew Bible and Early Jewish Literature
Caryn Tamber-Rosenau

The United States and the Nazi Holocaust: Race, Refuge, and Remembrance
Barry Trachtenberg

A Vision of Yemen: The Travels of a European Orientalist and His Native Guide
Alan Verskin

Queer Expectations A Genealogy of Jewish Women's Poetry
Zohar Weiman-Kelman

Crescas: Light of the Lord (Or Hashem)
Roslyn Weiss (editor and translator)

Münzen, Hände, Noten, Finger
Liliane Weissberg

Nachträglich, grundlegend
Liliane Weissberg and Andreas Kilcher

The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice Their Religion Today
Jack Wertheimer

Assisted Reproduction in Israel: Law, Religion and Culture
Avishalom Westreich

The Talmud: A Biography
Barry Scott Wimpfheimer

Hasidic Commentary on the Torah
Ora Wiskind-Elper

Tubercular Capital: Illness and the Conditions of Modern Jewish Writing
Sunny S. Yudkoff

Jerusalem: A Brief History
Michael Zank