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

Jewish Studies

Jewish Book Week 2020

From 29th February to 8th 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 … Continue reading

Jewish Studies, News

Seidman wins at the National Jewish Book Awards

We are delighted to announce that Naomi Seidman has won a National Jewish Book Award for Sarah Schenir­er and the Bais Yaakov Move­ment, published by the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization. Seidman's pioneering exploration of the Bais Yaakov movement and its founder, Sarah Schenirer, was awarded the Barbara Dobkin Award for Women's Studies. Seidman said, … Continue reading