Download Jews and Jewish Education in Germany Today by Olaf Glöckner, and Yitzhak Sternberg Eliezer Ben-Rafael PDF

By Olaf Glöckner, and Yitzhak Sternberg Eliezer Ben-Rafael

Due to the fact that their contemporary dispersion from the previous Soviet Union, Russian-speaking Jews (RSJ) became nearly all of Germany's longstanding Jewry. An entity marked through permeable obstacles, they express a team spirit and dedication to international Jewry, together with Israel, yet feeble id with their hosts. The identity with the bigger Jewish neighborhood results in a large consensus about the value of supplying Jewish schooling to the younger. The research offered right here explores the effect of the RSJ group, their dating with German conversing Jews, and the ways that the RSJ identity with international Jewry affects Jewish schooling possibilities for the younger. using surveys of the most important Jewish groups in Germany, interviews of top public figures, and a complete review of the Jewish academic framework on hand in Germany, this e-book seeks to give an outline and research of the Jewish inhabitants in Germany together with its attitudes, actions, expectancies, and establish formulations. This publication can be on hand in paperback.

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Download A New Sound in Hebrew Poetry: Poetics, Politics, Accent by Miryam Segal PDF

By Miryam Segal

With scrupulous cognizance to landmark poetic texts and to academic and severe discourse in early 20th-century Palestine, Miryam Segal lines the emergence of a brand new accessory to switch the Ashkenazic or ecu Hebrew accessory in which nearly all glossy Hebrew poetry were composed till the Nineteen Twenties. Segal takes under consideration the huge old, ideological, and political context of this shift, together with the development of a countrywide language, tradition, and literary canon; the the most important position of colleges; the impact of Zionism; and the best position performed through girls poets in introducing the hot accessory. This meticulous and complex but readable learn presents awesome new insights into the emergence of contemporary Hebrew poetry and the revival of the Hebrew language within the Land of Israel.

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Download Transferring to America: Jewish Interpretations of American by Rael Meyerowitz PDF

By Rael Meyerowitz

This e-book makes use of fresh psychoanalytic thought to research the paintings of 3 modern scholars--Harold Bloom, Stanley Cavell, and Sacvan Bercovitch--while viewing their paintings as expressing Jewish immigrant wishes for integration into American culture.

"This ebook will fill an incredible hole within the background of yank feedback and ethnic experiences. It additionally issues 3 largely learn critics whose paintings has uninterrupted curiosity for the overall critics writing today." -- Sander L. Gilman, Cornell University

This booklet basically issues the paintings of 3 sought after literary students, Harold Bloom, Stanley Cavell, and Sacvan Bercovitch, treating them as second-generation immigrant Jewish american citizens. With at the least meanings of "transferring" in brain, the identify alludes either to the ancient, socio-cultural actualities of immigrancy, and to the psychoanalytic version used to explain the kinfolk among those readers and the yankee texts they interpret. The imperative declare is that the theories and demanding practices of Bercovitch, Bloom, and Cavell will be regarded as the instruments and strategies of an ambivalent, now not but totally discovered hope for integration into the US. Their cultural identification as contributors of the Jewish minority in the US can hence nonetheless be visible to function as a compelling resource of tension and motivation.

"This publication services either as a basic assertion in regards to the function and disposition of the yank Jewish highbrow within the learn of tradition and as a nuanced point of view on diverse fields of educational exercise as they're stricken by the ethnic affiliations of the students within the field." -- Emily Budick, The Hebrew collage of Jerusalem

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Download Sanctuary in the wilderness : a critical introduction to by Alan Mintz PDF

By Alan Mintz

The attempt to create a significant Hebrew literature within the usa within the years round international conflict I is likely one of the top stored secrets and techniques of yank Jewish background. Hebrew were revived as a contemporary literary language in nineteenth-century Russia after which taken to Palestine as a part of the Zionist revolution. however the vast majority of Jewish emigrants from japanese Europe settled in the USA, and a passionate kernel between them believed that Hebrew supplied the motor vehicle for modernizing the Jewish humans whereas preserving their connection to Zion. those American Hebraists created colleges, journals, newspapers, and, such a lot of all, a excessive literary tradition fascinated about generating poetry. Sanctuary within the Wilderness is a severe creation to American Hebrew poetry, concentrating on a dozen key poets. This secular poetry begun with a preoccupation with the placement of the person in a upset global after which moved outward to have interaction American vistas and Jewish destiny and wish in midcentury. American Hebrew poets was hoping to be learn in either Palestine and the USA, yet have been disenchanted on either rankings. numerous moved to Israel and hooked up with the very important literary scene there, yet so much stayed and continued within the explanation for American Hebraism.

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Download Kulturtransfer zwischen Juden und Christen in der deutschen by Martin Przybilski PDF

By Martin Przybilski

This learn undertakes a primary (new) evaluate of the intercultural courting of Jews and Christians among 1150 and 1500. Fragments of the move of Jewish motifs and fabrics into the Christian literature of the German heart a while are proven, therefore rounding out our photograph of medieval German literature during this vital element. The research makes yet another contribution to knowing the connection of Jews and Christians in the entire German-speaking parts throughout the German heart a long time.

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Download The Jews of the United States, 1654 to 2000 by Hasia R. Diner PDF

By Hasia R. Diner

Seeing that Peter Stuyvesant greeted with enmity the 1st workforce of Jews to reach at the docks of latest Amsterdam in 1654, Jews have entwined their destiny and fortunes with that of the United States--a venture marked by means of nice fight and nice promise. What this interconnected future has intended for American Jews and the way it has outlined their event one of the world's Jews is totally chronicled during this paintings, a accomplished and finely nuanced background of Jews within the usa from 1654 in the course of the finish of the earlier century. Hasia R. Diner strains Jewish participation in American history--from the groups that despatched formal letters of greeting to George Washington; to the 3 thousand Jewish males who fought for the Confederacy and the 10 thousand who fought within the Union military; to the Jewish activists who committed themselves to the exertions stream and the civil rights circulate. Diner portrays this heritage as a relentless means of negotiation, undertaken by means of usual Jews who sought after at one and an identical time to be Jews and entire american citizens. for this reason, Diner attracts on either American and Jewish resources to give an explanation for the chronology of yankee Jewish historical past, the constitution of its communal associations, and the interior dynamism that propelled it. Her paintings files the foremost advancements of yank Judaism--he financial, social, cultural, and political actions of the Jews who immigrated to and settled in the US, in addition to their descendants--and indicates how those grew out of either a Jewish and an American context. She additionally demonstrates how the both compelling urges to take care of Jewishness and to assimilate gave American Jewry the actual personality that it keeps to at the present time in all its subtlety and complexity.

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Download American Talmud: The Cultural Work of Jewish American by Ezra Cappell PDF

By Ezra Cappell

Appears on the function of Jewish American fiction within the better context of yankee culture.

In American Talmud, Ezra Cappell redefines the style of Jewish American fiction and areas it squarely in the greater context of yankee literature. Cappell departs from the normal method of defining Jewish American authors completely by way of their ethnic origins and sociological constructs, and as an alternative contextualizes their fiction in the theological history of Jewish tradition. via intentionally emphasizing old and ethnographic hyperlinks to religions, spiritual texts, and traditions, Cappell demonstrates that twentieth-century and modern Jewish American fiction writers were codifying a brand new Talmud, an American Talmud, and argues that the literary creation of Jews in the United States should be visible as yet another level of rabbinic observation at the scriptural inheritance of the Jewish humans.

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