Jewish Studies

Philip Rahv’s Jewish Story Matters Today

The Secular Rabbi: Philip Rahv and Partisan Review focuses on the ambivalent Jewish identity of Philip Rahv, co-founder of Partisan Review. In this blog post, author Doris Kadish considers how Rahv's life and work remain relevant to 21st-century Jews and immigrant voices. Philip Rahv, the storied editor of Partisan Review, belonged to “the world of … Continue reading

Jewish Studies

Jewish Book Week 2021

From 27th February to 24th March, it’s Jewish Book Week, organised by the Jewish Book Council. To celebrate the London festival, we’ve put together a reading list of recent Jewish studies books that might be of interest to those attending (or interested in) Jewish Book Week. Keep reading to find out what the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization has published … Continue reading

Jewish Studies

Meet the Littman Library

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. In … Continue reading

Jewish Studies

In Memoriam: Ada Rapoport-Albert

The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization notes with sadness the death of Ada Rapoport-Albert, professor emerita of University College London, on Thursday 18 June 2020. She was an adviser to the Littman Library for over thirty years, and we are proud to have published three of her books: Hasidism Reappraised (1996), which she edited; Women … Continue reading

Jewish Studies, Journals, Literature, Modern Languages

Modern Languages Open launches new Special Collection, Rethinking Minor Literatures

Modern Languages Open, a fully Open Access platform, is pleased to announce the launch of its newest collection, Rethinking Minor Literatures. Guest edited by Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex (University of Cambridge) and Dr Maria Roca Lizarazu (University of Birmingham), the special collection re-reads Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s much-debated notion of “minor literature” in the context … Continue reading