Now Available: Hebrew Union College Annual 89 (2018)

HUCA87Volume 89 (2018) of the Hebrew Union College Annual is now available. HUCA is the flagship journal of Hebrew Union College Press and the primary face of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion to the academic world. From its inception in 1924, its goal has been to cultivate Jewish learning and facilitate the dissemination of cutting-edge scholarship across the spectrum of Jewish Studies, including Bible, Rabbinics, Language and Literature, History, Philosophy, and Religion. David H. Aaron and Jason Kalman served as Editors for the current volume and Sonja Rethy as Managing Editor.

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A review of The Jews of the South of France, by Armand Lunel, trans. Samuel Rosenberg. Hebrew Union College Annual, Vol. 89
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“The best-known encapsulation of Jewish history in Europe was written by Raul Hilberg in his introduction to his The Destruction of the European Jews (1961): “The Nazi destruction process did not come out of a void. It was the culmination of a cyclical trend. We have observed the trend in the three successive goals of anti-Jewish administrators. The missionaries of Christianity had said in effect: You have no right to live among us a Jews. The secular rulers who had followed proclaimed: You have no right to live among us. The German Nazis at last decreed: You have no right to live.

Do the Jews of the south of France, one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world, fit comfortably into this formulation? That is the subject of Armand Lunel’s magisterial Juif du Languedoc, de la Provence et des Etats Francais du Pape, published in 1977 after his death in Monaco, where (after four years of army service) he had been a professor for thirty years. Although subsequently honored by the Grand Prix Gobert of the French Academy and the Grand Prix National de Lettres, the book has only now been made available in English, in a superb translation by Samuel N. Rosenberg of Indiana University. Professor Rosenberg has not only conveyed the warmth and eloquence of Lunel’s prose, but also provided the annotation needed by a book that sometimes tends to be allusive rather than expository in style.”

Hebrew Union College Annual Now Distributed through the ISD

Up until 2014, individuals and libraries placed orders for HUCA directly with the HUCA office. Hebrew Union College Press will no longer be handling orders and subscriptions directly. To continue service, or to establish new service, all individuals and libraries must establish a subscription or place orders for individual volumes with ISD. If you have not already done so, we invite you to go here to find out how.

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Hebrew Union College Annual NOW iN JSTOR

Published in hardcover since 1924, HUCA is now available to the public in digital form through JSTOR. You can browse, search, and read past issues through 2010. Volume 89 (2018) will also be available for electronic subscription through JSTOR. JSTOR is a digital library of more than 2,000 academic journals, 20,000 books, and two million primary sources. It helps people discover, use, and build upon a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations.

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Volume 89 Table of Contents

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