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Ruth Wisse

Ruth R. Wisse is the Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University emeritus. She is a noted scholar of Yiddish literature and of Jewish history and culture. Image cr Joyce Ravid
Jews and Power
Taking in everything from the Kingdom of David to the Oslo Accords, Harvard professor Ruth R. Wisse offers a radical new way to think about the Jewish relationship to power in her provocative book, part of the Jewish Encounters series. Although she sees hope in Israel, Wisse questions the way the strategies of the Diaspora continue to drive the Jewish state and draws a persuasive parallel to the United States today, as it struggles to figure out how a liberal democra...
Ruth Wisse: Free as a Jew
“Ruth Wisse’s intellectual autobiography is a lasting work of profound moral force and scathing political discernment.” High praise from Cynthia Ozick for Free as a Jew: A Personal Memoir of National Self-Liberation. Harvard Professor Emerita Ruth Wisse escaped the Nazis as a child and devoted her life as a female Jewish refugee to pioneering women’s equality in the academy and amplifying the literary voice of her decimated people. In her controversial new memoir she...
JBW 2022 Digipass
Jewish Book Week Digi-Pass gives access to all eight KPlayer (online streaming) events for £39.50. Including: Mourning & Evening – Monday 28 February 1pm GMT From burials to sitting shiva, join the authors of two intriguing new books on how Jewish communities mark death. Nessa Rapoport, author of Preparing for Sabbath and A Women’s Book of Grieving, returns with Evening: A Novel, with a Jewish family mourning the death of one of two sisters. ...