Download The Wandering Who - A Study of Jewish Identity Politics by Gilad Atzmon PDF

By Gilad Atzmon

An research of Jewish id politics and Jewish modern ideology utilizing either pop culture and scholarly texts. Jewish id is tied up with the most tough and contentious problems with this present day. the aim during this booklet is to open a lot of those concerns up for dialogue. considering Israel defines itself overtly because the ‘Jewish State’, we must always ask what the notions of ’Judaism’, ‘Jewishness’, ‘Jewish tradition’ and ‘Jewish ideology’ stand for. Gilad examines the tribal elements embedded in Jewish secular discourse, either Zionist and anti Zionist; the ‘holocaust religion’; the which means of ‘history’ and ‘time’ in the Jewish political discourse; the anti-Gentile ideologies entangled inside diverse sorts of secular Jewish political discourse or even in the Jewish left. He questions what it really is that leads Diaspora Jews to spot themselves with Israel and associate with its politics. The devastating country of our global affairs increases a right away call for for a conceptual shift in our highbrow and philosophical perspective in the direction of politics, identification politics and history.

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Download Journeys in holy lands : the evolution of the Abraham by Reuven Firestone PDF

By Reuven Firestone

Students have lengthy pointed to the nice affinity among tales present in the Bible and the Qur'an, but no rationalization has been proposed that satisfactorily explains the atypical mix of brilliant likeness and designated divergence. Firestone presents a fresh, new method of scriptural problems with textuality, exegesis, and the origins and use of legend.
This e-book sincerely provides the whole variety of Islamic legends from the Qur'an and early Islamic exegesis approximately Abraham's trips and adventures within the Land of Canaan and Arabia, lots of them on hand for the 1st time in English translation. the writer examines this vast pattern of Islamic legends when it comes to these present in Jewish, Christian, and pre-Islamic Arabian groups, and postulates an evolutionary trip of the literature. He provides an intensive textual research of the fabric and proposes a version for knowing early Islamic narrative established in literary idea, techniques to comparative faith, and the historical past of the pre-Islamic and early Islamic heart East.

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Download Zionism in the Age of the Dictators by Lenni Brenner PDF

By Lenni Brenner

In 1933 the German Zionist Federation sought Hitler s patronage: "Zionism hopes in order to win the collaboration even of a central authority essentially adverse to Jews. . . . Boycott propaganda . . . at present being carried on opposed to Germany . . . is in essence un-Zionist." Zionism grew to become the single different criminal political flow within the Nazi Reich. that very same 12 months, the area Zionist association (WZO) made the Ha'avara (Transfer) contract, undermining the boycott opposed to Nazi Germany. German Jewish emigrants to Palestine needed to purchase Nazi items that the WZO bought within the center East. In 1937 the Haganah (later the Israeli military) despatched an agent to Berlin. they'd supply undercover agent intelligence if the Nazis extra eased the financial laws for emigrants to Palestine. The Zionist-Revisionist circulation (today the ruling Likud celebration) organize a detachment at Mussolini's naval academy. He individually reviewed them in 1936. They sought after him to switch Britain as Zionism s client. In 1941, the opponents for the liberty of Israel (later Likudniks) informed the Nazis that they sought after a "Jewish nation on a countrywide and totalitarian foundation, sure by means of a treaty with the German Reich," and provided "to actively participate in the conflict on Germany s side." this is often the sordid background documented in Lenni Brenner's Zionism within the Age of the Dictators. This up-to-date variation incorporates a new afterword through the writer.

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Download Words on Fire: The Unfinished Story of Yiddish by Dovid Katz PDF

By Dovid Katz

Phrases on fireplace bargains a wealthy, attractive account of the background and evolution of the Yiddish language. Drawing on nearly thirty years of scholarship, sought after Yiddish student Dovid Katz lines the origins of Yiddish again to the Europe of one thousand years in the past, and indicates how these origins are themselves an uninterrupted continuation of the former 3 millennia of Jewish background and tradition within the close to East. phrases on fireplace narrates the historical past of the language from medieval instances onward, via its improvement as written literature, quite for and via Jewish girls. within the wake of secularizing and modernizing routine of the 19th century, Yiddish rose spectacularly in a number of brief years from a mass folks idiom to the language of refined glossy literature, theater, and journalism. even supposing a mundane Yiddish tradition not exists, Katz argues that its resurgence between spiritual Jewish groups guarantees that Yiddish will nonetheless be a thriving language within the twenty-first century. For somebody attracted to Jewish historical past and culture, phrases on hearth can be a definitive account of this awesome language and the tradition that created and sustained it.

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Download Holocaust Literature of the Second Generation by Marita Grimwood PDF

By Marita Grimwood

Exploring 5 key texts from the rising canon of moment iteration writing, this fascinating new examine brings jointly theories of autobiography, trauma, and fable to appreciate the how annoying relatives histories are represented. In doing so, it demonstrates the ongoing impression of familial and neighborhood Holocaust trauma, and the necessity for an actual, sincerely constructed theoretical framework within which to situate those works. This e-book will attract ultimate 12 months undergraduates and postgraduate scholars, in addition to students in literary and Holocaust-related fields, and an viewers with own pursuits within the 'second generation'.

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Download The Jews of Georgian England, 1714-1830: Tradition and by Todd M. Endelman PDF

By Todd M. Endelman

The stream from culture to modernity engulfed the entire Jewish groups within the West, yet hitherto historians have focused on the highbrow revolution in Germany through Moses Mendelssohn within the moment half the eighteenth century because the decisive occasion within the origins of Jewish modernity. In The Jews of Georgian England, Todd M. Endelman demanding situations the Germanocentric orientation of the majority of contemporary Jewish historiography and argues that the modernization of eu Jewry encompassed excess of an highbrow revolution.
His examine recounts the increase of the Anglo-Jewish elite--great advertisement and monetary magnates equivalent to the Goldsmids, the Franks, Samson Gideon, and Joseph Salvador--who swiftly followed the gentlemanly form of lifetime of the landed classification and altered their non secular practices to harmonize with the criteria of upper-class Englishmen. equally, the Jewish poor--peddlers, hawkers, and old-clothes men--took simply to many styles of lower-class existence, together with crime, highway violence, sexual promiscuity, and coarse entertainment.
An notable marshaling of truth and research, The Jews of Georgian England serves to light up an important element of the Jewish passage to modernity.
"Contributes to English in addition to Jewish background. . . . each reader will research anything new concerning the data, surroundings or mores of Jewish lifestyles within the eighteenth century. . . ." --American historic Review
Todd M. Endelman is William Haber Professor of contemporary Jewish historical past, college of Michigan. he's additionally the writer of Comparing Jewish Societies, Jewish Apostasy within the sleek World, and Radical Assimilation in English Jewish background, 1656-1945.

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Download Gender Equality and American Jews by Moshe Hartman PDF

By Moshe Hartman

Gender Equality and American Jews stories gender equality in schooling, hard work strength participation, and occupational success between American Jews, according to the 1990 nationwide Jewish inhabitants Survey. It first specializes in schooling and coaching as key "gatekeepers" to roles within the economic system, after which at the gender alterations in hard work strength habit and occupational attainment. to put American Jews in standpoint, they're in comparison to the broader American inhabitants, and to Israeli Jews, providing a multi-dimensional research of yankee Jewishness within the Nineteen Nineties. The problems of evaluating Israel and American Jews are mentioned, lending insights into the similarities and variations among the 2 cultures.
The authors draw on an outstanding base of sociological literature, putting American Jews within the wider American context with comparative facts. The ebook discusses the conclusions that may be drawn from the research in addition to a few coverage implications.

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