The Jews as a chosen people: tradition and transformation by S. Leyla Gürkan

By S. Leyla Gürkan

The concept that of the Jews as a selected humans is a key component of the Jewish religion and id. This ebook explores the assumption of chosenness from the traditional global, via modernity and into the Post-Holocaust period. Analysing an enormous corpus of biblical, historic, rabbinic and sleek Jewish literature, the writer seeks to offer a greater realizing of this significant doctrine of the Jewish faith. She exhibits that even supposing the belief of chosenness has been imperative to Judaism and Jewish self-definition, it has no longer been carried to the current day within the comparable shape. in its place it has passed through consistent swap, counting on who's using it, opposed to what kind of heritage, and for what goal. Surveying the several and occasionally conflicting interpretations of the doctrine of chosenness that seem in historic, glossy, and Post-Holocaust sessions, the dominant issues of ‘Holiness’, ‘Mission’, and ‘Survival’ are pointed out in each one respective interval. The theological, philosophical, and sociological dimensions of the query of Jewish chosenness are hence tested of their old context, as responses to the demanding situations of Christianity, Modernity, and the Holocaust specifically. This ebook should be of curiosity to students and scholars of Jewish experiences, the Holocaust, faith and theology.

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Stations West (Yellow Shoe Fiction) by Allison Amend

By Allison Amend

Oklahoma is a forgotten territory of "Indians, outlaws, and immigrants" while its first Jewish settler, Boggy Haurowitz, arrives in 1859. packed with expectancies, he reveals the untamed quarter a powerful foe, its panorama rugged, its assets strained. In Stations West, 4 generations of Haurowitzes, intertwined with a family members of Swedish immigrants, fight opposed to the Territory's "insatiable appetite." The demanding situations of constructing a house amid betrayals, nature's vagaries, and burgeoning statehood end up too nice. every one new release in flip succumbs to the overpowering entice of the transcontinental railroad, and every returns domestic to discover the panorama in their formative years, like themselves, replaced past attractiveness, their relatives totally reworked. Dramatic and lyrical, Allison Amend's first novel, steeped within the historical past and lore of the Oklahoma Territory, tells an unforgettable multigenerational--and very American--story of Jewish pioneers, their followed family members, and the demanding situations they face. Amid the founding of the West, Stations West's generations fight to forge and preserve their identities as Jews, as immigrants, and as americans.

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Jews and Race: Writings on Identity and Difference, by Mitchell B. Hart

By Mitchell B. Hart

Many of us consider Jews as sufferers of a specific kind of racism, no longer as energetic contributors within the improvement of racial considering within the 19th and 20th centuries. but many Jews did soak up racial discourse and used it to investigate Judaism, Jewish background, and the modern of worldwide Jewry. Race discourse generated through Jews used to be partly apologetic, a reaction to racial antisemitism; even if, it additionally served different political and ideological wishes.

Focusing totally on works written on the peak of the racial hygiene and eugenics routine in Europe and North the USA, this assorted anthology exhibits how Jewish students and renowned writers in Europe, North the United States, and Palestine constructed racial interpretations of Judaism and Jewish historical past, thereby elevating attention-grabbing and thorny matters concerning the nature and background of racial discourse in Europe and the US. Designed for sophistication adoption, the quantity includes annotations and an advent by way of the editor.

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Christian Hebraism in the Reformation Era (1500-1660): by Stephen G Burnett

By Stephen G Burnett

Christian Hebraism in early smooth Europe has usually been interpreted because the pursuit of some unheard of students, yet within the 16th century it turned an highbrow circulate related to hundreds and hundreds of authors and printers and millions of readers. The Reformation remodeled Christian Hebrew scholarship into an educational self-discipline, supported via either Catholics and Protestants. This ebook locations Christian Hebraism in a bigger context through discussing authors and their books as mediators of Jewish studying, printers and booksellers as its transmitters, and the influence of press controls in shaping the general public dialogue of Hebrew and Jewish texts. either Jews and Jewish converts performed a tremendous function in growing this new and extraordinary kind of Jewish studying.

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Beyond Political Correctness (German Monitor) by Christine Anton, Frank Pilipp

By Christine Anton, Frank Pilipp

The articles assembled during this publication talk about vital questions about German society and the very suggestion of what being German potential within the age of globalization and the vanishing of geographical regions in a always strengthening ecu Union; the query approximately what's German tradition in a postmodern period; and the way the prior impacts and shapes the current and way forward for hybrid German generations. bearing in mind not just nationwide but additionally transnational and up to date worldwide advancements and concomitant severe debates, this publication keeps to have interaction within the discourses of rethinking German nationwide id, exploring socio-cultural, literary and cinematic responses through German, German Jewish, and different minority authors and filmmakers. those essays concentration really on traits because the flip of the millennium, and discover how those developments and their new advancements are represented and interpreted in the course of the eyes of other media. past Political Correctness: Remapping German Sensibilities within the twenty first Century will entice readers with a wide selection of educational pursuits, together with cultural background, movie experiences and modern German literature, German-Jewish and Minority literature.

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Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Subtropical and Tropical by Michel Luc

By Michel Luc

The 1st variation of this name used to be released in 1990. This absolutely up to date moment version covers all points of plant nematology in subtropical and tropical agriculture. It covers nematode pests of the entire significant foodstuff and funds plants together with; rice, cereals, root and tubers, potato, nutrition legumes, greens, peanut, citrus, tree and fruit vegetation, coconut and different hands, cocoa, tea, bananas, sugarcane, tobacco, pineapple, cotton, different tropical fibers, spices, condiments and medicinal crops. It additionally presents useful counsel on equipment of extraction, processing and diagnosing of other plant and soil nematodes. the knowledge during this ebook is supported by means of plentiful illustrations, together with 24 colour plates, making this a useful blend of idea and perform for these learning and dealing within the sector of plant nematology and crop defense.

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Témoignages de l'après-Auschwitz dans la littérature by Annelise Schulte Nordholt

By Annelise Schulte Nordholt

Raczymow, Wajsbrot, Lecadet, Wajcman, Orner, Aaron, Cormann, Modiano... Oler, Cohen, Perec, Federman, Kofman, Burko-Falcman, Meschonnic, Vargaftig, Goscinny... Qu'ont en commun ces deux ensembles d'auteurs juifs-fran?ais, qui diff?rent tant par le style et le sort de leurs ?uvres ? Les premiers, n?s apr?s l. a. Lib?ration, enfants ou petits-enfants des survivants de los angeles Shoah, n'?taient pas l?, c'est pourquoi ils ne peuvent t?moigner de ce qui pourtant a d?termin? tout leur ?tre. Les seconds, n?s peu avant ou pendant l'Occupation, appartiennent ? los angeles minorit? d'enfants qui surv?curent miraculeusement aux pers?cutions, cach?s dans des associations ou chez des familles. Etaient-ils l?, eux qui ?taient g?n?ralement trop jeunes pour vivre consciemment ce qui leur arrivait ? Enfants de survivants ou survivants-enfants, leur exp?rience commune serait alors d'appartenir ? l'apr?s, de t?moigner de l'apr?s-Auschwitz, de los angeles difficile transmission et ?laboration de l. a. Shoah, dans l'univers d'aujourd'hui. « T?moins absents » ou par procuration, ces auteurs sont ? los angeles fois le t?moin de leurs a?n?s et, de plus en plus, t?moins d'eux-m?mes, de leur propre exp?rience de l'apr?s. Par des textes in?dits des auteurs en query, des essais th?oriques et des ?tudes opinions, le pr?sent recueil esp?re mieux faire conna?tre los angeles vaste et riche panoplie de leurs ?uvres.

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Three Thousand Years of Hebrew Versification: Essays in by Benjamin Harshav

By Benjamin Harshav

In this unprecedented learn of the sorts of Hebrew poetry, preeminent authority Benjamin Harshav examines Hebrew verse in the course of 3 millennia of fixing historic and cultural contexts. he's taking us around the globe of the Jewish Diaspora, evaluating the adjustments in Hebrew verse because it got here into touch with the Canaanite, Greek, Arabic, Italian, German, Russian, Yiddish, and English poetic forms.
 
Harshav explores the kinds and constraints of unfastened rhythms, the meanings of sound styles, the historic and linguistic frameworks that produced the 1st accentual iambs in English, German, Russian, and Hebrew, and the invention of those iambs in a Yiddish romance written in Venice in 1508/09. In every one bankruptcy, the writer provides an leading edge analytical conception on a specific poetic area, drawing on his shut research of hundreds of thousands of Hebrew poems.

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The Jewish People: An Illustrated History by Shmuel Ahituv

By Shmuel Ahituv

This is often the 1st atlas of its sort to rfile in such nice aspect the turbulent heritage of the Jewish humans. a piece of prodigious and meticulous scholarship via a few of Israels so much incredible students, this atlas portrays each point of Jewish historical past that lends itself to cartographic interpretation, from biblical instances to the current day. this is often the interesting tale of ways an historical humans, separated from their roots and dispersed through the global, survived in exile for 2 thousand years and finally back and recreated itself in the framework of a latest state.Now, in a single profusely illustrated quantity, the reader is gifted with in-depth insurance of significant topics in biblical, mishnaic, talmudic, medieval, and smooth Jewish heritage by way of the key professionals of their box.

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