Download The Individual in History: Essays in Honor of Jehuda by ChaeRan Y. Freeze, Sylvia Fuks Fried, Eugene R. Sheppard PDF

By ChaeRan Y. Freeze, Sylvia Fuks Fried, Eugene R. Sheppard

Jehuda Reinharz, born in Haifa in 1944, spent his early life in Israel and his formative years in Germany, and moved together with his family members to the USA while he used to be seventeen. those 3 different geographies and the stories they engendered formed his adolescence and the way forward for a prolific student who committed his existence to the research of the principal function of management as Jews confronted the demanding situations of emancipation and integration in Germany, the increase of recent antisemitism, the formation of Zionist formative years tradition and politics, and the transformation of Jewish politics in Palestine and the country of Israel.

In this quantity, eminent students of their respective fields expand the strains of Reinharz’s examine pursuits and private activism via targeting the ideological, political, and scholarly contributions of a various variety of people in Jewish background. Essays are clustered round 5 relevant subject matters: ideology and politics; statecraft; highbrow, social and cultural spheres; witnessing heritage; and within the academy.

This quantity bargains a wide ranging view of recent Jewish historical past via enticing essays that remember Reinharz’s wealthy contribution as a path-breaking and prolific pupil, instructor, and chief within the academy and past.

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Download One People, One Blood: Ethiopian-Israelis and the Return to by Professor Don Seeman PDF

By Professor Don Seeman

The Feres Mura, Ethiopian Jews whose households switched over to Christianity through the 19th century after which reasserted their Jewish id within the past due 20th century, nonetheless watch for attractiveness by means of Israel. because the Nineteen Eighties, they've got sought homecoming in the course of the state's correct of go back legislation. rather than a welcoming include, Israel's executive and society regard them with reticence and suspicion. utilizing extra over ten years of ethnographical examine, One humans, One Blood expertly files this tenuous courting and the demanding situations dealing with the Feres Mura.

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Download The Jewish Dark Continent: Life and Death in the Russian by Nathaniel Deutsch PDF

By Nathaniel Deutsch

On the flip of the 20 th century, over 40 percentage of the world’s Jews lived in the Russian Empire, just about all within the faded of payment. From the Baltic to the Black Sea, the Jews of the light created a particular lifestyle little identified past its borders. This led the historian Simon Dubnow to label the territory a Jewish “Dark Continent.”Just ahead of global battle I, a socialist progressive and aspiring ethnographer named An-sky pledged to discover the faded. He dreamed of top an ethnographic excursion that will produce an archive—what he known as an Oral Torah of the typical humans instead of the rabbinic elite—which could safeguard Jewish traditions and rework them into the seeds of a latest Jewish tradition. among 1912 and 1914, An-sky and his crew gathered jokes, recorded songs, took hundreds of thousands of images, and created a huge ethnographic questionnaire. which includes 2,087 questions in Yiddish—exploring the gamut of Jewish people ideals and traditions, from daily actions to religious workouts to marital intimacies—the Jewish Ethnographic software constitutes a useful portrait of jap eu Jewish lifestyles on the point of destruction.Nathaniel Deutsch deals the 1st whole translation of the questionnaire, in addition to the riveting tale of An-sky’s virtually messianic efforts to create a Jewish ethnography in an period of progressive swap. An-sky’s undertaking was once halted by way of international conflict I, and inside of many years the faded of cost might now not exist. those survey questions revive and exhibit shtetl lifestyles in all its ask yourself and complexity. (20111121)

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Download The Shriek of Silence: A Phenomenology of the Holocaust by David Patterson PDF

By David Patterson

"In the Holocaust novel, silence is often a personality, and the be aware is often its topic matter." So writes David Patterson during this profound and unique research of greater than thirty vital writers. opposite to present perspectives, he argues, the Holocaust novel isn't an try and depict an unbelievable fact or an ineffable horror. it really is, really, an undertaking to fetch the be aware from silence and fix it to which means, to resurrect the human soul, to regenerate the relation among the self and God, the self and different, the self and itself.

This booklet is much less a serious research within the ordinary experience than an impassioned meditation at the deeper resources of the Holocaust novel. one of the authors tested are Elie Wiesel, Arnost Lustig, Aharon Appelfeld, Katzetnik 135633, Primo Levi, Yehuda Amichai, Piotr Rawicz, A. Anatoli, Saul Bellow, I.B. Singer, Anna Langfus, Rachmil Bryks, and Ilse Aichinger.

The Shriek of Silence is a primary in numerous respects: the 1st to ascertain the Holocaust novels of their unique languages, the 1st to articulate a theoretical foundation for its technique, and the 1st phenomenological research -- one who makes an attempt to penetrate the method of production for those novelists. geared up alongside conceptual strains, the ebook examines "the observe in exile," the subjects of loss of life of the daddy and the kid, changes of the self, and the consequences of the reader. Its philosophical foundations are Rosenzweig, Buber, Neher, and Levinas. Its serious procedure is formed by means of Bakhtin.

The novelists of the Holocaust, in witnessing via their phrases, regain their voices and in so doing are reborn. through probing the depths in their fight, Patterson's learn attracts us too towards the next knowing, maybe even our personal rebirth.

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