In addition to The Posen Library, the Posen Foundation supports the publication of reference works, scholarly books and articles, and demographic studies related to modern Jewish history and contemporary Jewish life and identity.
Jews and Words
A companion volume to The Posen Library, this warm and erudite essay by Amos Oz and his daughter, the historian Fania Oz-Salzberger, offers a meandering tour through Jewish history, culture, and literature, making a case that language, texts, and disputation are the essence of the Jewish tradition.
New Jewish Time: Jewish Culture in a Secular Age—An Encyclopedic View (2007)
This five-volume encyclopedia, assembled by more than 230 leading scholars, offers a variegated tour through Jewish literature, historiography, society, state, art, and culture. Published in Hebrew.
Published as a special stand-alone supplement titled “Judaism as Culture: The Beauty of Secularism,” this collection of articles by respected Israeli scholars, journalists, and educators cover topics from secularism and politics to identity and teaching.
Not in the Heavens: The Tradition of Jewish Secular Thought
Baruch Spinoza emerges as the central figure in this narrative, which traces the history of Jewish secular thought from the 20th century to the Enlightenment to premodern religious figures, whose work was appropriated and subverted by later, more secular thinkers.
Open University Textbook (2 volumes)
This first-ever textbook in “Judaism as Culture” introduces students to the secularizing trends of the post-Enlightenment era of Jewish history, paying particular attention to Israel and the forces that shaped modern secular Israeli identity.
Secular Jewish Culture: New Jewish Time in Israel
This festschrift, created in honor of Felix Posen, collects essays and polemics by esteemed scholars, novelists, and others, such as the late jurist Haim Cohn. The pieces range widely in subject matter, from Jewish feminism to secularism to changing representations of the divine.