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The Jewish Exodus from Iraq 1948–1951, by Moshe Gat. Portland, OR. Frank Cass & Co. Ltd., 1997, 209 pp. ISBN #0714646 89-x
Blacks in the Jewish Mind: A Crisis of Liberalism, by SETH FORMAN. New York: New York University Press, 1998, x -i- 274 pp. (no price listed). ISBN # 0-8147-2680-1
Unheroic Conduct: The Rise of Heterosexuality and the Invention of the Jewish Man by Daniel Boyarin. University of Califomia Press, 1997, ix + 393 pp.
Lubavitcher Women in America - Identity and Activism in the Postwar Era by BONNIE J.MORRIS. State University of New York Press, 1998, vii + 186 pp.
Whose Bar/Bat Mitzvah Is This Anyway? a Guide for Parents Through a Family Rite of Passage by Judith Davis. New York: St. Martins Press, xvii + 283 pp.
Jewish Philosophy and the Crisis of Modernity: Essays and Lectures in Modern Jewish Thought by Leo Strauss. Edited with an introduction by Kenneth Green. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1997, xvii, 505 pp.
The Kibbutz Movement: A History. Volume 2: Crisis and Achievement: 1939–1995 by Henry Near. The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 1997,418 pp. ISBN 1-874774-06-4.
The Emergence of American Zionism. MARK A. Raider New York University Press, New York and London. 1998 ISBN 0-8147-7499-7.
A Marriage Made in Heaven: The Sexual Politics of Hebrew and Yiddish, by Naomi Seidman. Berkeley University of Califomia Press, 1997, x + 160 pp. ISBN # 0-520-2019-30
I am grateful to Nissim Rejwan for comments on a draft of this review. He was an invaluable informant for my own research on Iraqi immigrants in Israel in 1952 and, since then, I have been in his debt for acute analyses of the situation of Jews from Arab countires.