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Lieberman Publishes New Book on Jews and Dogs

Posted by on Thursday, September 12, 2013 in Ongoing Research.

A Jew’s Best Friend? The Image of the Dog Throughout Jewish History
By Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman and Rakefet Zalashik
Sussex Academic Press, 2013

From the publisher’s websiteA Jew’s Best Friend? The Image of the Dog throughout Jewish History discusses specific cultural manifestations of the relationship between dogs and Jews, from ancient times to the present. Covering a geographical range extending from the Middle East through Europe and to North America, the contributors – all of whom are senior university scholars specializing in various disciplines – provide a unique cross-cultural, trans-national, diachronic perspective. An important theme is the constant tension between domination/control and partnership which underpins the relationship of humans to animals, as well as the connection between Jewish societies and their broader host cultures.