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Littman Library of Jewish Civilization

Publisher Description

Founded by Louis Littman in memory of his father to explore, explain, and perpetuate the Jewish heritage, the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization published its first book in 1965. It has gone on to publish many highly regarded titles and has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading publishers in the field.
Littman’s academic books are selected for their outstanding scholarship, objectivity, and new insights. Many are considered definitive in their field. Littman’s more general titles, written in an accessible style, aim to make important ideas available to a readership concerned with the state of the Jewish world.

Books in JSTOR from Littman Library of Jewish Civilization
159 Books in JSTOR Copyright Date
Arthur Szyk: Artist, Jew, Pole 2004
Athens in Jerusalem: Classical Antiquity and Hellenism in the Making of the Modern Secular Jew 1997
Between the Yeshiva World and Modern Orthodoxy: The Life and Works of Rabbi Jehiel Jacob Weinberg, 1884-1966 2007
Beyond Reasonable Doubt 1999
The Book in the Jewish World, 1700-1900 2007
The Book of Direction to the Duties of the Heart 2004
The Book of Tahkemoni: Jewish Tales from Medieval Spain 2003
British Jewry and the Holocaust: With a New Introduction 2003
Broadening Jewish History: Towards a Social History of Ordinary Jews 2011
Ceremonial Synagogue Textiles: From Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and Italian Communities 2019
Challenge and Conformity: The Religious Lives of Orthodox Jewish Women 2021
Cities of Splendour in the Shaping of Sephardi History 2020
Collected Essays: Volume I 2013
Collected Essays: Volume II 2014
Collected Essays: Volume III 2020
Connected Jews: Expressions of Community in Analogue and Digital Culture 2018
Creating American Reform Judaism: The Life and Times of Isaac Mayer Wise 1998
Dogma in Medieval Jewish Thought: From Maimonides to Abravanel 2004
European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism, 1550-1750 1998
The Expulsion of the Jews from Spain 2002
Families, Rabbis and Education: Essays on Traditional Jewish Society in Eastern Europe 2010
Final Judgement and the Dead in Medieval Jewish Thought 2020
Founder of Hasidism: A Quest for the Historical Ba'al Shem Tov 2013
Framing Jewish Culture: Boundaries and Representations 2014
French and Jewish: Culture and the Politics of Identity in Early-Twentieth Century France 2008
A Frog Under the Tongue: Jewish Folk Medicine in Eastern Europe 2021
From Christianity to Judaism: Story of Isaac Orobio de Castro 2004
From Shtetl to Socialism: Studies from Polin 1993
Gersonides: Judaism within the Limits of Reason 2010
The Golden Age of Aragonese Jewry: Community and Society in the Crown of Aragon, 1213-1327 2008
Hadassah: American Women Zionists and the Rebirth of Israel 2012
Hasidic Commentary on the Torah 2018
Hasidic Prayer 2006
Hasidic Studies: Essays in History and Gender 2018
The Hasidic Tale 2008
Hasidism and Politics: The Kingdom of Poland, 1815-1864 2013
Hasidism Beyond Modernity: Essays in Habad Thought and History 2020
Hasidism Reappraised 1996
Haskalah and Hasidism in the Kingdom of Poland: A History of Conflict 2005
Haskalah and History: The Emergence of a Modern Jewish Historical Consciousness 2002
Hebrew Poems from Spain 1965
The History of the Jews in the Netherlands 2007
The Hope of Israel 2004
How Jewish is Jewish History? 2007
Ideology and Experience: Anti-Semitism in France at the Time of the Dreyfus Affair 2007
The Image of the Non-Jew in Judaism: The Idea of Noahide Law 2011
Intrigue and Revolution: Chief Rabbis in Aleppo, Baghdad, and Damascus, 1774-1914 2007
Is There a Jewish Philosophy?: Rethinking Fundamentals 1999
The Jewish Contribution to Civilization: Reassessing an Idea 2008
Jewish Day Schools, Jewish Communities: A Reconsideration 2009
Jewish Hymnography: A Literary History 1998
Jewish Mysticism: The Infinite Expression of Freedom 2007
Jewish Philosophical Polemics Against Christianity in the Middle Ages: With a New Introduction 2007
Jewish Preaching in Times of War, 1800 - 2001 2008
Jewish Theology and World Religions 2012
Jewish Theology for a Postmodern Age 2019
Jewish Women in Enlightenment Berlin 2013
Jewishness: Expression, Identity and Representation 2008
Jews at Home: The Domestication of Identity 2010
The Jews in Poland and Russia: A Short History 2013
The Jews in Poland and Russia: Volume I: 1350 to 1881 2019
The Jews in Poland and Russia: Volume II: 1881 to 1914 2019
The Jews in Poland and Russia: Volume III: 1914 to 2008 2019
The Jews of Vienna and the First World War 2008
The Jews of Vienna in the Age of Franz Joseph 2006
Judaism on Trial: Jewish-Christian Disputations in the Middle Ages 1993
The Kabbalistic Culture of Eighteenth-Century Prague: Ezekiel Landau (the 'Noda Biyehudah') and His Contemporaries 2010
The Kibbutz Movement: A History, Crisis and Achievement, 1939-1995 v. 2 2007
The Kibbutz Movement: A History, Origins and Growth, 1909-1939 v. 1 2007
Leadership and Conflict: Tensions in Medieval and Modern Jewish History and Culture 2014
The Limits of Orthodox Theology: Maimonides' Thirteen Principles Reappraised 2004
Lithuanian Yeshivas of the Nineteenth Century: Creating a Tradition of Learning 2012
Love, Work, and Death: Jewish Life in Medieval Umbria 1996
Maimonides' Confrontation with Mysticism 2006
Maimonides the Rationalist 2011
Maimonides the Universalist: The Ethical Horizons of the Mishneh Torah 2020
Marrano Poets of the Seventeenth Century: An Anthology of the Poetry of João Pinto Delgado, Antonio Enríquez Gómez and Miguel De Barrios 2007
Medieval Jews and the Christian Past: Jewish Historical Consciousness in Spain and Southern France 2006
Meshal Haqadmoni: Fables from the Distant Past: A Parallel Hebrew-English Text 2004
Messianic Mysticism: Moses Hayim Luzzatto and the Padua School 2008
Midrash Unbound: Transformations and Innovations 2013
Moses Mendelssohn: A Biographical Study 1973
Mothers in the Jewish Cultural Imagination: Jewish Cultural Studies, Volume 5 2017
Must a Jew Believe Anything? 2006
The Mystical Origins of Hasidism 2006
Mystical Theology and Social Dissent: The Life and Works of Judah Loew of Prague 2006
New Perspectives on the Haskalah 2004
One People?: Tradition, Modernity, and Jewish Unity 2008
Perspectives on Maimonides: Philosophical and Historical Studies 2008
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry: Index to Volumes 1 -12 2000
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 1: Poles and Jews: Renewing the Dialogue 2004
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 10: Jews in Early Modern Poland 1997
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 11: Focusing on Aspects and Experiences of Religion 1998
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 12: Focusing on Galicia: Jews, Poles and Ukrainians 1772-1918 1999
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 13: Focusing on the Holocaust and its Aftermath 2000
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 14: Focusing on Jews in the Polish Borderlands 2001
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 15: Focusing on Jewish Religious Life, 1500-1900 2002
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 16: Focusing on Jewish Popular Culture and Its Afterlife 2003
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 17: The Shtetl: Myth and Reality 2004
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 18: Jewish Women in Eastern Europe 2007
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 2: Jews and the Emerging Polish State 2008
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 20: Making Holocaust Memory 2008
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 23: Jews in Krakow 2011
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 27: Jews in the Kingdom of Poland, 1815-1918 2015
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 28: Jewish Writing in Poland 2016
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 29: Writing Jewish History in Eastern Europe 2017
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 3: The Jews of Warsaw 2004
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 30: Jewish Education in Eastern Europe 2018
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 31: Poland and Hungary: Jewish Realities Compared 2019
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 32: Jews and Music-Making in the Polish Lands 2020
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 33: Jewish Religious Life in Poland since 1750 2021
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 4: Poles and Jews: Perceptions and Misperceptions 2004
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 5: New Research, New Views 2008
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 6: Jews in Lodz, 1820-1939 2004
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 7: Jewish Life in Nazi-Occupied Warsaw 2008
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 8: Jews in Independent Poland, 1918-1939 2004
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 9: Jews, Poles, Socialists: The Failure of an Ideal 2008
Poverty and Welfare Among the Portuguese Jews in Early Modern Amsterdam 2012
Pride Versus Prejudice: Jewish Doctors and Lawyers in England, 1890-1990 2003
Principles of Faith 2004
Rabbi, Mystic, or Impostor?: The Eighteenth-Century Ba'al Shem of London 2020
Rabbis and Jewish Communities in Renaissance Italy 2004
Rashi 2012
Reading Maimonides' Mishneh Torah 2015
Realism, Caricature and Bias: Fiction of Mendele Mocher Sefarim 2008
The Rebbe, the Messiah, and the Scandal of Orthodox Indifference: With a New Introduction 2008
Recovering a Voice: West European Jewish Communities after the Holocaust 2015
Rediscovering Traces of Memory: The Jewish Heritage of Polish Galicia [Second edition] 2018
Regional Identities and Cultures of Medieval Jews 2018
Reinventing Maimonides in Contemporary Jewish Thought 2019
Religious Truth: Towards a Jewish Theology of Religions 2020
Reluctant Cosmopolitans: The Portuguese Jews of Seventeenth-Century Amsterdam 2004
Rethinking European Jewish History 2009
Revisioning Ritual: Jewish Traditions in Transition 2011
Rupture and Reconstruction: The Transformation of Modern Orthodoxy 2021
Sa'adyah Gaon 2013
Sabbatai Zevi: Testimonies to a Fallen Messiah 2007
The Sabbath in the Classical Kabbalah 2008
Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement: A Revolution in the Name of Tradition 2019
Seeking Zion: Modernity and Messianic Activity in the Writings of Tsevi Hirsch Kalischer 2003
Social Change and Halakhic Evolution in American Orthodoxy 2017
Studies in East European Jewish Mysticism and Hasidism 1997
Syrian Jewry in Transition, 1840-1880 2010
Theology and Poetry: Studies in the Mediaeval Piyyut 2004
Theology in the Responsa 2005
The Three Temples: On the Emergence of Jewish Mysticism 2004
Time and Process in Ancient Judaism 2007
A Tree of Life: Diversity, Flexibility and Creativity in Jewish Law 2007
Turn Aside from Evil and Do Good: An Introduction and a Way to the Tree of Life 1995
Undercurrents of Jewish Prayer 2008
Verus Israel: Study of the Relations Between Christians and Jews in the Roman Empire, AD 135-425 1986
Victorian Jews Through British Eyes 1998
War, Jews and the New Europe: Diplomacy of Lucien Wolf, 1914-19 1992
The Wisdom of the Zohar: Anthology of Texts 1989
A Woman's Life: Pauline Wengeroff and Memoirs of a Grandmother 2016
Women and the Messianic Heresy of Sabbatai Zevi, 1666 - 1816 2011
The Yiddish Theatre: New Approaches 2008
Yom-Tov Lipmann Heller: Portrait of a Seventeenth-Century Rabbi 2004
The Zohar: Reception and Impact 2016