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John Offenbach: Jew: A Photographic Project

John Offenbach, Skira, 11/26/2019

Some years ago John Offenbach decided to embark on a series of portraits of Jews from different ethnicities, such as those from India and China and Ethiopia. Not just the great and the good, it had to include the homeless Jew, as well as the rich Jew. The incarcerated Jew, and the heroin addict. Offenbach took inspiration from People of the Twentieth Century, the series of portraits of German people of the 1920’s by the Cologne-based photographer August Sander, but unlike Sander, he decided not to include the background or the setting for any of portraits, as he didn’t want this collection to be documentary in style or intention; Half way around the world to each other but surprisingly close.

The Color of Love

Marra B. Gad, Agate Bolden, 11/12/2019

An unforgettable memoir about a mixed-race Jewish woman who, after fifteen years of estrangement from her racist great-aunt, helps bring her home when Alzheimer’s strikes.

Siddur Masorti

Noam Sienna, Rabbi A.Z. Moffet and Isaac Treuherz, Siddur Masorti, 11/03/2019

Siddur Masorti is the world's first Hebrew-English egalitarian Sefaradi prayerbook! Our first volume features the entire weekday prayer service in a beautiful four-column layout (text, translation, transliteration, commentary). Amongst the prayers you'll find seven custom-made plates of beautiful calligraphic artwork done by Noam Sienna.

The Seventh Heaven: Travels Through Jewish Latin America (Pitt Latin American Series)

Ilan Stavans, University of Pittsburgh Press, 10/15/2019

Internationally renowned essayist and cultural commentator Ilan Stavans spent five years traveling from across a dozen countries in Latin America, in search of what defines the Jewish communities in the region, whose roots date back to Christopher Columbus’s arrival. In the tradition of V.S. Naipaul’s explorations of India, the Caribbean, and the Arab World, he came back with an extraordinarily vivid travelogue.

The Jewish Cookbook

Leah Koenig, Phaidon Press, 09/11/2019

A rich trove of contemporary global Jewish cuisine, featuring hundreds of stories and recipes for home cooks everywhere The Jewish Cookbook is an inspiring celebration of the diversity and breadth of this venerable culinary tradition. A true fusion cuisine, Jewish food evolves constantly to reflect the changing geographies and ingredients of its cooks.

The Baghdadi Jews in India: Maintaining Communities, Negotiating Identities and Creating Super-Diversity (Routledge South Asian Religion Series)

Shalva Weil, Routledge; 1 edition, 07/08/2019

This book explores the extraordinary differentiation of the Baghdadi Jewish community over time during their sojourn in India from the end of the eighteenth century until their dispersion to Indian diasporas in Israel and English-speaking countries throughout the world after India gained independence in 1947.

Race Matters

Cornel West, Beacon Press; Anniversary edition, 12/05/2017

This classic treatise on race contains Dr. West’s most incisive essays on the issues relevant to black Americans, including the crisis in leadership in the Black community, Black conservatism, Black-Jewish relations, myths about Black sexuality, and the legacy of Malcolm X.

The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South

Michael W. Twitty, Amistad, 08/01/2017

A renowned culinary historian offers a fresh perspective on our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this illuminating memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces his ancestry—both black and white—through food, from Africa to America and slavery to freedom.

JewAsian: Race, Religion, and Identity for America's Newest Jews

Helen Kiyong Kim and Noah Samuel Leavitt, University of Nebraska Press, 07/01/2016

JewAsian is a qualitative examination of the intersection of race, religion, and ethnicity in the increasing number of households that are Jewish American and Asian American. Helen Kiyong Kim and Noah Samuel Leavitt’s book explores the larger social dimensions of intermarriages to explain how these particular unions reflect not only the identity of married individuals but also the communities to which they belong.