Association for Jewish Studies 2021 Virtual Exhibit

Welcome to our online exhibit for the Association for Jewish Studies Meeting, December 19-21, 2021. We invite you to browse new titles below, meet our editor, and download a curated list of books that we would have featured at our booth this year. Conference orders will receive 30% off on print editions sitewide with coupon code AJS21 through January 31, 2022. Instructors and prospective authors: Please visit our Resources page for information on how to request examination copies or submit proposals.

New and Noteworthy

Meet the Editor



The Promise and Peril of Credit is awarded the 2021 AJS Jordan Schnitzer Book Award

The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells Us about the Making of European Commercial Society by Francesca Trivellato has won the 2021 AJS Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in the category of Medieval and Early Modern Jewish History and Culture.


What is Jewish Hope?

How, in a global pandemic, can we look forward to the future with hope? The economic and political landscape that COVID-19 will leave in its wake is alarmingly uncertain. 

Emily Sigalow on American JewBu

Many Jewish Americans are embracing a dual religious identity, for instance, practicing Buddhism while also staying connected to their Jewish roots. 

Masada: A Heroic Last Stand Against Rome

Two thousand years ago, 967 Jewish men, women, and children reportedly chose to take their own lives rather than suffer enslavement or death at the hands of the Roman army.