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Maven in Blue Jeans: A Festschrift in Honor of Zev Garber (review)

Maven in Blue Jeans: A Festschrift in Honor of Zev Garber (review) with the brush of inevitablity, but it also would help complicate what remains a somewhat simple vision of the place of Jews in American society in the middle decades of the twentieth century. For if the sensational examples and grim poll statistics of antisemitism in 1930s and 1940s America have dominated discussions of America and the Holocaust, we know a lot less about the more welcoming strains of the culture represented by DuBois and others, not only in government but throughout the nation. Robert H. Abzug University of Texas at Austin Maven in Blue Jeans: A Festschrift in Honor of Zev Garber, edited by Steven Leonard Jacobs. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press, 2009. 513 pp. $59.95 Jewish Studies is a vast field which, by definition, is interdisciplinary and international. Increasingly, it is becoming interfaith as well. Its areas of concern are broadly speaking cultural, historical, linguistic, and religious. Moreover, these areas frequently overlap and intersect. This collection of essays pays tribute to a professor whose insights and scholarly contributions traverse a wide range of the disciplines associated with the field: Sacred Scripture; JewishChristian-Muslim interchange; Jewish Historiosophy (a term Garber helped popularize); Pedagogy; Theology and the Shoah; Zionism; http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies Purdue University Press

Maven in Blue Jeans: A Festschrift in Honor of Zev Garber (review)

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with the brush of inevitablity, but it also would help complicate what remains a somewhat simple vision of the place of Jews in American society in the middle decades of the twentieth century. For if the sensational examples and grim poll statistics of antisemitism in 1930s and 1940s America have dominated discussions of America and the Holocaust, we know a lot less about the more welcoming strains of the culture represented by DuBois and others, not only in government but throughout the nation. Robert H. Abzug University of Texas at Austin Maven in Blue Jeans: A Festschrift in Honor of Zev Garber, edited by Steven Leonard Jacobs. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press, 2009. 513 pp. $59.95 Jewish Studies is a vast field which, by definition, is interdisciplinary and international. Increasingly, it is becoming interfaith as well. Its areas of concern are broadly speaking cultural, historical, linguistic, and religious. Moreover, these areas frequently overlap and intersect. This collection of essays pays tribute to a professor whose insights and scholarly contributions traverse a wide range of the disciplines associated with the field: Sacred Scripture; JewishChristian-Muslim interchange; Jewish Historiosophy (a term Garber helped popularize); Pedagogy; Theology and the Shoah; Zionism;

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Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish StudiesPurdue University Press

Published: Apr 9, 2010

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