Studies in Modern Jewish Literature  JPS Scholar of Distinction Series  Book

Studies in Modern Jewish Literature JPS Scholar of Distinction Series

  • Author : Arnold J. Band
  • Publisher : Jewish Publication Society
  • File Size : 6,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2003-12-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9780827607620


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This outstanding volume of 26 essays represents a cross-section of the writings of Arnold Band on Jewish literature. Band, a renowned Jewish studies and humanities scholar, writes on such topics as: literature in historic context, interpretations of Hasidic tales and other traditional texts, Zionism, S.Y. Agnon and other important Israeli writers, anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, Jewish studies, and the Jewish community. Scholars and students of Jewish studies and literature -- particularly Jewish literature -- won't want to miss this remarkable collection.

Jewish Cultural Studies Book

Jewish Cultural Studies

  • Author : Simon J. Bronner
  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • File Size : 14,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-05-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814338766


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Defines the distinctive field of Jewish cultural studies and its basis in folkloristic, psychological, and ethnological approaches.

Jewish Literature  A Very Short Introduction Book

Jewish Literature A Very Short Introduction

  • Author : Ilan Stavans
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • File Size : 19,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-06-03
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190076993


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The story of Jewish literature is a kaleidoscopic one, multilingual and transnational in character, spanning the globe as well as the centuries. In this broad, thought-provoking introduction to Jewish literature from 1492 to the present, cultural historian Ilan Stavans focuses on its multilingual and transnational nature. Stavans presents a wide range of traditions within Jewish literature and the variety of writers who made those traditions possible. Represented are writers as dissimilar as Luis de Carvajal the Younger, Franz Kafka, Bruno Schulz, Isaac Babel, Anzia Yezierska, Elias Canetti, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Irving Howe, Clarice Lispector, Susan Sontag, Philip Roth, Grace Paley, Amos Oz, Moacyr Scliar, and David Grossman. The story of Jewish literature spans the globe as well as the centuries, from the marrano poets and memorialists of medieval Spain, to the sprawling Yiddish writing in Ashkenaz (the "Pale of Settlement' in Eastern Europe), to the probing narratives of Jewish immigrants to the United States and other parts of the New World. It also examines the accounts of horror during the Holocaust, the work of Israeli authors since the creation of the Jewish State in 1948, and the "ingathering" of Jewish works in Brazil, Bulgaria, Argentina, and South Africa at the end of the twentieth century. This kaleidoscopic introduction to Jewish literature presents its subject matter as constantly changing and adapting.

The New Jewish American Literary Studies Book

The New Jewish American Literary Studies

  • Author : Victoria Aarons
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • File Size : 20,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2019-04-18
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108426282


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Introduces readers to the new perspectives, approaches and interpretive possibilities in Jewish American literature that emerged in the twenty-first Century.

Nineteenth Century Jewish Literature Book

Nineteenth Century Jewish Literature

  • Author : Jonathan M. Hess
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • File Size : 9,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2013-05-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804786195


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Recent scholarship has brought to light the existence of a dynamic world of specifically Jewish forms of literature in the nineteenth century—fiction by Jews, about Jews, and often designed largely for Jews. This volume makes this material accessible to English speakers for the first time, offering a selection of Jewish fiction from France, Great Britain, and the German-speaking world. The stories are remarkably varied, ranging from historical fiction to sentimental romance, to social satire, but they all engage with key dilemmas including assimilation, national allegiance, and the position of women. Offering unique insights into the hopes and fears of Jews experiencing the dramatic impact of modernity, the literature collected in this book will provide compelling reading for all those interested in modern Jewish history and culture, whether general readers, students, or scholars.

Space and Place in Jewish Studies Book

Space and Place in Jewish Studies

  • Author : Barbara E. Mann
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • File Size : 12,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2012-02-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813552125


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Scholars in the humanities have become increasingly interested in questions of how space is produced and perceived—and they have found that this consideration of human geography greatly enriches our understanding of cultural history. This “spatial turn” equally has the potential to revolutionize Jewish Studies, complicating familiar notions of Jews as “people of the Book,” displaced persons with only a common religious tradition and history to unite them. Space and Place in Jewish Studies embraces these exciting critical developments by investigating what “space” has meant within Jewish culture and tradition—and how notions of “Jewish space,” diaspora, and home continue to resonate within contemporary discourse, bringing space to the foreground as a practical and analytical category. Barbara Mann takes us on a journey from medieval Levantine trade routes to the Eastern European shtetl to the streets of contemporary New York, introducing readers to the variety of ways in which Jews have historically formed communities and created a sense of place for themselves. Combining cutting-edge theory with rabbinics, anthropology, and literary analysis, Mann offers a fresh take on the Jewish experience.

Chaim Potok Book

Chaim Potok

  • Author : Daniel Walden
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • File Size : 17,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2015-09-22
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 9780271062686


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Chaim Potok was a world-class writer and scholar, a Conservative Jew who wrote from and about his tradition and the conflicts between observance and acculturation. With a plain, straightforward style, his novels were set against the moral, spiritual, and intellectual currents of the twentieth century. This collection aims to widen the lens through which we read Chaim Potok and to establish him as an authentic American writer who created unforgettable characters forging American identities for themselves while retaining their Jewish nature. The essays illuminate the central struggle in Potok’s novels, which results from a profound desire to reconcile the appeal of modernity with the pull of traditional Judaism. The volume includes a memoir by Adena Potok and ends with Chaim Potok’s “My Life as a Writer,” a speech he gave at Penn State in 1982. Aside from the editor, the contributors are Victoria Aarons, Nathan P. Devir, Jane Eisner, Susanne Klingenstein, S. Lillian Kremer, Jessica Lang, Sanford E. Marovitz, Kathryn McClymond, Hugh Nissenson, Adena Potok, and Jonathan Rosen.

The Anthology in Jewish Literature Book

The Anthology in Jewish Literature

  • Author : David Stern
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • File Size : 13,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2004-10-07
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 0195350243


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The anthology is a ubiquitous presence in Jewish literature--arguably its oldest literary genre, going back to the Bible itself, and including nearly all the canonical texts of Judaism: the Mishnah, the Talmud, classical midrash, and the prayerbook. In the Middle Ages, the anthology became the primary medium in Jewish culture for recording stories, poems, and interpretations of classical texts. In modernity, the genre is transformed into a decisive instrument for cultural retrieval and re-creation, especially in works of the Zionist project and in modern Yiddish and Hebrew literature. No less importantly, the anthology has played an indispensable role in the creation of significant fields of research in Jewish studies, including Hebrew poetry, folklore, and popular culture. This volume is the first book to bring together scholarly and critical essays that investigate the anthological character of these works and what might be called the "anthological habit" in Jewish literary culture--the tendency and proclivity for gathering together discrete, sometimes conflicting traditions and stories, and preserving them side by side as though there were no difference, conflict, or ambiguity between them. Indeed, The Anthology in Jewish Literature is the first book to recognize this habit and genre as one of the formative categories in Jewish literature and to investigate its manifold roles. The seventeen essays, each of which focuses on a specific literary work, many of them the great classics of Jewish tradition, consider such questions as: What are the many types of anthologies? How have anthologists, editors, even printers of anthologies been creative shapers of Jewish tradition and culture? What can we learn from their editorial practices? How have politics, gender, and class figured into the making of anthologies? What determinative role has the anthology played in creating the Jewish canon? How has the anthology served, especially in the modern period, to create and recr

Early Jewish Literature Book

Early Jewish Literature

  • Author : Brad Embry
  • Publisher : Eerdmans
  • File Size : 19,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 0802866697


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A selection of texts from the Second Temple-era Jewish literature with commentaries.

The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies Book
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The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies

  • Author : Martin Goodman
  • Publisher : Oxford Handbooks
  • File Size : 9,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1060
  • ISBN 10 : 0199280320


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The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies reflects the current state of scholarship in the field as analyzed by an international team of experts in the different and varied areas represented within contemporary Jewish Studies. Unlike recent attempts to encapsulate the current state of Jewish Studies, the Oxford Handbook is more than a mere compendium of agreed facts; rather, it is an exhaustive survey of current interests and directions in the field.

Disseminating Jewish Literatures Book

Disseminating Jewish Literatures

  • Author : Susanne Zepp
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • File Size : 11,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-10-12
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110619072


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The multilingualism and polyphony of Jewish literary writing across the globe demands a collaborative, comparative, and interdisciplinary investigation into questions regarding methods of researching and teaching literatures. Disseminating Jewish Literatures compiles case studies that represent a broad range of epistemological and textual approaches to the curricula and research programs of literature departments in Europe, Israel, and the United States. In doing so, it promotes the integration of Jewish literatures into national philologies and the implementation of comparative, transnational approaches to the reading, teaching, and researching of literatures. Instead of a dichotomizing approach, Disseminating Jewish Literatures endorses an exhaustive, comprehensive conceptualization of the Jewish literary corpus across languages. Included in this volume are essays on literatures in Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish, as well as essays reflecting the fields of Yiddish philology and Latin American studies. The volume is based on the papers presented at the Gentner Symposium funded by the Minerva Foundation, held at the Freie Universität Berlin in June 2018.

Ideology and Jewish Identity in Israeli and American Literature Book

Ideology and Jewish Identity in Israeli and American Literature

  • Author : E. Miller Budick
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • File Size : 7,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2001-09-06
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0791450678


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The 13 essays emerged from the Narratives of Self-definition in Israeli and Jewish American Fiction research symposium at the Hebrew University, 1996-97. Some consider particular authors or works, while others discuss broad topics such as Zionist identity, liturgy, jazz and Yiddish, and the African American and Israeli Other. c. Book News Inc.

Jewish Literature Between the Bible and Mishnah Book

Jewish Literature Between the Bible and Mishnah

  • Author : George W. E. Nickelsburg
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • File Size : 17,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2011-12-27
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451408508


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In this fully revised and expanded edition, Nickelsburg introduces the reader to the broad range of Jewish literature that is not part of either the Bible or the standard rabbinic works. This includes especially the Apocrypha (such as 1 Maccabees), the Pseudepigrapha (such as 1 Enoch), the Dead Sea Scrolls, the works of Josephus, and the works of Philo.

Spinning Fantasies Book

Spinning Fantasies

  • Author : Miriam B. Peskowitz
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • File Size : 14,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 1997-11-26
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 0520919491


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Miriam Peskowitz offers a dramatic revision to our understanding of early rabbinic Judaism. Using a wide range of sources—archaeology, legal texts, grave goods, technology, art, and writings in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Latin—she challenges traditional assumptions regarding Judaism's historical development. Following the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple by Roman armies in 70 C.E., new incarnations of Judaism emerged. Of these, rabbinic Judaism was the most successful, becoming the classical form of the religion. Through ancient stories involving Jewish spinners and weavers, Peskowitz re-examines this critical moment in Jewish history and presents a feminist interpretation in which gender takes center stage. She shows how notions of female and male were developed by the rabbis of Roman Palestine and why the distinctions were so important in the formation of their religious and legal tradition. Rabbinic attention to women, men, sexuality, and gender took place within the "ordinary tedium of everyday life, in acts that were both familiar and mundane." While spinners and weavers performed what seemed like ordinary tasks, their craft was in fact symbolic of larger gender and sexual issues, which Peskowitz deftly explicates. Her study of ancient spinning and her abundant source material will set new standards in the fields of gender studies, Jewish studies, and cultural studies.

May God Avenge Their Blood Book

May God Avenge Their Blood

  • Author : Rachmil Bryks
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • File Size : 11,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-05-20
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN 10 : 9781793621030


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May God Avenge Their Blood: a Holocaust Memoir Triptych presents three memoirs by the Yiddish writer Rachmil Bryks (1912–1974). In "Those Who Didn't Survive," Bryks portrays inter-war life in his shtetl Skarżysko-Kamienna, Poland with great flair and rich anthropological detail, rendering a haunting collective portrait of an annihilated community. "The Fugitives" vividly charts the confusion and terror of the early days of World War II in the industrial city of Łódź and elsewhere. In the final memoir, "From Agony to Life," Bryks tells of his imprisonment in Auschwitz and other camps. Taken together, the triptych takes the reader on a wide-ranging journey from Hasidic life before the Holocaust to the chaos of the early days of war and then to the horrors of Nazi captivity. This translation by Yermiyahu Ahron Taub brings the extraordinary memoirs of an important Yiddish writer to English-language readers for the first time.