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  • 1
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    Boston, MA : Academic Studies Press
    ISBN: 9781644699997
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (146 p.)
    Year of publication: 2023
    Keywords: Authors, American Biography 20th century ; Immigrants Biography ; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Jewish ; American:literature ; Jewish ; Kafka ; Russian ; Soviet-era ; immigrant ; memoirs ; travels ; émigré
    Abstract: From a bilingual master of the literary memoir comes this moving and humorous story of losing immigrant baggage and trying to reclaim it for his American future. In this poignant literary memoir, internationally acclaimed author and Boston College professor Maxim D. Shrayer (Waiting for America) explores both material and immaterial aspects of immigrant baggage. Through a combination of dispassionate reportage, gentle irony, and confessional remembrance, Shrayer writes about traversing the borders and boundaries of the three cultures that have nourished him—Russian, Jewish, and American. The spirit of nonconformism and the power of laughter come to the rescue of Shrayer’s autobiographical protagonist when he faces existential calamities and life’s misadventures. The aftermath of a dangerous ski accident in Italy reminds the memoirist of history’s black holes. A haunting, Soviet-era theatrical affair pushes the émigré protagonist to the brink of a disaster in a provincial Russian town. Attempting to collect overdue royalties from a Moscow publisher, the expatriate writer tips his hat to Kafka. The book’s six interconnected tales are held together by the memorist’s imperative to make the ordinary absurd and the absurd—ordinary. Shrayer parses a translingual literary life filled with travel, politics, and discovery—and sustained by family love and faith in art’s transcendence
    Note: Frontmatter , Contents , Preface: Translingual Adventures , Ribs of Eden , Romance with a Mortician , In the Net of Composer N. , Only One Day in Venice , Yelets Women’s High School , A Return to Kafka , Acknowledgements , Index of Names and Places , In English
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  • 2
    ISBN: 9798887190686
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (300 p.)
    Year of publication: 2023
    Keywords: LITERARY CRITICISM / General ; Antisemitism ; Hungary ; Macabre ; Pacifism ; Pogroms ; Supernatural ; Ukraine and current war ; World War I
    Abstract: “[A] gripping mix of stories and poems… interwoven with moments of quiet, affecting beauty… This remarkable work rescues an important 20th-century Israeli voice from obscurity.” - Publishers WeeklyThis book represents an anthology of Avigdor Hameiri’s ten most compelling war stories and poetry. His war stories are unique, and different from his Hebrew writer contemporaries in that they mix the supernatural and macabre with war, pogroms, and antisemitism. These stories and poems reflect like no other the unique complexity of the Jewish soldier’s experience of the most vicious and shocking war the world had witnessed to date - the battles, the agony, the dilemmas faced by the Jewish soldier, bravery versus cowardice, the notion of imminent death, breaking the sixth commandment (Thou Shalt Not Murder), elements of pacifism (particularly involving camaraderie between the common soldiers on both sides of the battlefield and their shared hatred for rank), and more
    Note: Frontmatter , Contents , Introduction , Introduction , Under a Bloodred Sky (Poem) , Christians (or, How My Hair Turned White Overnight) , Silence (Poem) , Revenge , Satan’s Idyll (Poem) , On the Verge , Kill the Lights (Poem) , The Spider , On Guard (Poem) , A Blessed Fall Dawn , Question and Answer (Poem) , Hanale , Matrimony (Poem) , A Night of Vigil , By Hands of Man (Poem) , The Storm , The Filth King (Poem) , Sarah Bänger , The Bereaved Mothers (Poem) , Gift , On Fascism and Its Goal (Speech at the ceremonial opening , About the Translators , In English
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  • 3
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    Boston, MA : Academic Studies Press
    ISBN: 9781644697368
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (266 pages)
    Year of publication: 2022
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als Malkiʾel, Daṿid Isaac's fear
    DDC: 296.12003
    Keywords: Electronic books ; Ferrara ; Judentum ; Hebräisch ; Enzyklopädie ; Geschichte 1700-1799
    Abstract: Isaac's Fear is a study of a Hebrew encyclopedia ofJudaism from eighteenth-century Ferrara. The encylopedia synthesizes scienceand religion. Its entries illuminate the society and culture of early modernItaly, its Jewish community and the intellectual life of the author and hiscontemporaries.
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  • 4
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    Boston, MA : Academic Studies Press
    ISBN: 9781644696736
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (396 p.)
    Year of publication: 2022
    Keywords: Religion ; RELIGION / Judaism / Theology ; Jewish studies ; Judaism ; Religion ; Theology ; Zionism
    Abstract: If it can be said that theology is the philosophical examination of a religion by an insider, then the present collection of essays by Shubert Spero offers us the proper formula for a truly authentic work. The author sets out to rigorously yet sensitively investigate some of the basic concepts and principles of classical Judaism. The topics addressed range from the familiar—“Is God Knowable?” and “Justifying Religious Belief”—to the unusual—”Judaism and the Aesthetic,” “Does Judaism Have a Theory of Self?” and “Does Messianism Imply Inevitability?” Current issues are not neglected, and are addressed in sections such as “Religious Zionism: What is it?” and “The Ethical Theory of Judaism.” While critical and analytic throughout, the author’s style is clear and uncluttered and uses arguments to convince rather than to impress. Neither apologetic nor unnecessarily provocative, Shubert Spero provides a fresh approach to the neglected yet vital domain of Jewish theology
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  • 5
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    Boston, MA : Academic Studies Press
    ISBN: 9781644698846
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (196 p.)
    Year of publication: 2022
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als Budnitskii, Oleg Archive of Jewish History
    DDC: 947.004924
    Keywords: Jews History ; Juifs - Russie - Histoire
    Abstract: The published materials are based on documents extracted from various archives in Moscow, Kyiv, New York, Jerusalem and Leeds
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  • 6
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    Boston, MA : Academic Studies Press
    ISBN: 9781644696705
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (220 p)
    Edition: [Online-Ausgabe]
    Year of publication: 2022
    Keywords: Artists Biography ; Jews Biography ; Prisoners Biography ; Russian Americans Biography ; Women Biography ; HISTORY / Russia & the Former Soviet Union ; HISTORY / Women ; Kresti prison ; Leningrad ; Sablino labor camp ; Soviet Russia ; emigre ; political prisoner
    Abstract: Frontmatter -- Contents -- Note on Names -- PART ONE: ALËNA -- PART TWO: GALIA -- PART THREE: ALËNA -- Memory -- Acknowledgments -- Glossary -- Credits
    Abstract: Like a Drop of Ink in a Downpour: in Soviet Russia is a memoir that traces the lives of a girl, Alёna, her mother and her grandmother, and their quest to preserve the legacy of Alёna's late grandfather, a prominent artist who depicted the Holocaust. For years his canvases are locked away in their apartment with no hope of being exhibited because of art policies of the state. When the family decides to emigrate the unexpected happens: Alёna's father refuses to let her go, her grandmother leaves alone with the paintings, and her mother is accused of a fabricated crime and incarcerated. She serves her sentence at the notorious Kresti prison, Sablino labor camp, and as an exile with compulsory labor in Gorky. The wonder of childhood and motherhood persists amid their battles, and three generations of women call on their resilience to find their way back to one another. Narrated in the voices of the girl and her mother, their shifting perspectives creates a vivid view of women and girls in Leningrad of the '70s and '80s
    Note: Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web. , In English
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  • 7
    ISBN: 9781644697276 , 9781644697283
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (428 p.)
    Year of publication: 2022
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als Ciesielska, Maria, 1971 - The doctors of the Warsaw Ghetto
    Keywords: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) ; Jewish hospitals History 20th century ; Jewish physicians Biography ; Jews Medicine 20th century ; History ; Jews Persecutions ; World War, 1939-1945 Medical care ; HISTORY / Holocaust ; Warschau ; Getto ; Juden ; Arzt ; Ärztin ; Ärztliche Behandlung
    Abstract: This volume devoted to the history of doctors who performed their work in the Warsaw ghetto. Despite difficult conditions, they managed to create a professional healthcare system and establish hospitals and clinics, as well as organizing the underground teaching of medicine and carrying out scientific research. This in-depth study is based on personal narratives and diaries and shows the emotional and ethical struggle that the doctors had to face in their work in the ghetto
    Note: Frontmatter , Contents , Acknowledgements , Foreword , Foreword , Preface , Chapter 1: Introduction to the Jewish Community in Poland , Chapter 2: The Medical System in Prewar Poland , Chapter 3: Jewish Doctors and Antisemitism between the Wars , Chapter 4: Healthcare during and in the Aftermath of the 1939 Siege of Warsaw , Chapter 5: Healthcare Prior to the Creation of the Ghetto , Chapter 6: Healthcare after the Sealing of the Warsaw Ghetto , Chapter 7: The Great Deportation (Grossaktion) , Chapter 8: Healthcare after the Great Deportation , Chapter 9: The Ghetto Uprising and Its Aftermath , Chapter 10: Resistance by the Medical Fraternity , Chapter 11: Conclusion , Appendix 1: List of Jewish Doctors Who Were Arrested and Held Hostage in 1940 Following Andrzej Kott’s Escape from the Gestapo , Appendix 2: List of Non-Aryan Doctors in Warsaw from the Archives of the Jewish Historical Institute , Appendix 3: List of Jewish Doctors Working and Living in Warsaw in 1940–1942 , Appendix 4: List of Jewish Doctors Moved from the Warsaw Ghetto to the Łódź Ghetto in 1941/1942 , Appendix 5: Schedule of Pharmacies Overseen by the Pharmacy Department of the Judenrat , Appendix 6: A List of Pharmacies Overseen by the Pharmacy Department of the Judenrat in the Ghetto in September 1942 , Appendix 7: List of Doctors who Saved Jews in Warsaw in 1939–1945 , Appendix 8: Photographs of Selected Doctors and Nurses , Appendix 9: List of Teachers of Medicine in the Ghetto , Index , In English
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  • 8
    ISBN: 9781644697566
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (482 p.)
    Year of publication: 2022
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als Dohrn, Verena, 1951 - The Kahans from Baku
    Keywords: Jewish businesspeople History 20th century ; Jewish businesspeople History 19th century ; Jewish businesspeople History 20th century ; Jewish businesspeople History 19th century ; Jewish businesspeople History 20th century ; Jews ; Jews History 19th century ; Jews History 20th century ; Petroleum industry and trade History 19th century ; Petroleum industry and trade History 20 century ; Zionism History 19th century ; Zionism History 20th century ; HISTORY / Jewish
    Abstract: The Kahans from Baku is a saga of a Russian Jewish family. Their story also provides an insight into the history of Jews in the Imperial Russian economy, especially in the oil industry. The entrepreneur and family patriarch, Chaim Kahan was a pious and enlightened man and a Zionist. His children followed in his footsteps in business as well as in policy, philanthropy and love of books. The Kahans from Baku takes us through a forced migration history in times of war and revolution and the 20th century’s totalitarian regimes telling a story of fortune and misfortune in economy and everyday life of one cohesive family over four generations in Russia, Germany, Denmark and France, ending up in Palestine and the United States of America
    Note: Frontmatter , Contents , Acknowledgements , Preface , In Memoriam Elijahu (Eli) Rosenberg , Translator’s Foreword , 1. Jacob Kahan. Imprisoned. Berlin , 2. Chaim Kahan. From Orlya to Brest-Litovsk , 3. Life under War Conditions. Berlin , 4. On the Move. Vilna, Warsaw, Kharkov, Saratov … , 5. Citizenship and the World of Education— Berlin, Bonn, Frankfurt, Marburg, Antwerp , 6. To Baku , 7. Zina and the Oilfields. Baku , 8. Aron and the Black Gold. Baku , 9. Summer Resorts during the War: Bad Harzburg, Bad Neuenahr, Bad Polzin , 10. Economic Management in Times of War and Revolution. Petrograd , 11. Across the Front Line—Berlin, Warsaw, Baku, Moscow, Vilna, Kharkov, Kiev , 12. Expulsion from Russia. Baku, Kharkov, Yekaterinoslav, Moscow , 13. Fresh Start in the West. Caucasian Oil Company. Copenhagen, Berlin, London, Hamburg, Wilhelmshaven , 14. Family in Exile. Berlin , 15. Nitag. Berlin , 16. Devotion to Books. Petrograd, Vilna, Berlin , 17. 36 Schlüterstrasse. Expulsion from Paradise. Berlin , 18. The Mavericks between the Wars—European Corporate Networks: Berlin, Hamburg, Copenhagen, London, Riga, Paris, Amsterdam , 19. The Third Expulsion. Paris, Lisbon , 20. Eretz Israel. Tel Aviv , 21. Sanctuaries. The Family Is Alive. New York, Tel Aviv, Ma’agan Michael , Appendix , Notes , The Family Tree , Index , In English
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  • 9
    ISBN: 9781644698372
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (138 p.)
    Year of publication: 2022
    Keywords: Female friendship ; Jewish women Biography ; Religious refugees Biography ; Religious refugees Biography ; Women immigrants Biography ; Women refugees Biography ; World War, 1939-1945 Biography Refugees ; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Jewish
    Abstract: Diane Tuckman and Cecile Spiegel fled religious persecution with WWII conflicts at their heels. Separately, from Egypt and from Germany, each leaped continents, cultures, and languages as a refugee before finding a new home in the United States. Hiding in plain sight in France, Cecile eluded capture by the Nazis, but lost many dear to her. Diane came of age there, far from the Mediterranean idyll of her childhood in Egypt. They relied on family, faith, and resilience to overcome the otherness felt by displaced peoples. As they dictated their memoirs to one another, Diane and Cecile discovered the anatomy of their friendship in their parallel odysseys and the optimism of 20th century American womanhood
    Note: Frontmatter , Contents , Introduction , 1 Beginnings / Diane , 2 Beginnings / Cecile , 3 Winds of Change / Diane , 4 Winds of Change / Cecile , 5 On the Run, with Children / Cecile , 6 New Realities / Diane , 7 Coming to America / Cecile , 8 Never Forget / Cecile , 9 American Odyssey / Diane and Cecile , 10 Reflections on Immigration , 11 Lekh-L’kha / Diane , 12 Anatomy of a Friendship / Cecile and Diane , 13 Second Acts , Epilogue / Diane , Postscript and Acknowledgments , Timeline , In English
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  • 10
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    Boston, MA : Academic Studies Press
    ISBN: 9781644696385
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (340 p.)
    Year of publication: 2022
    Series Statement: North American Jewish Studies
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als Korman, Gerd This was America, 1865-1965
    Keywords: African Americans Relations with Jews ; African Americans Social conditions To 1964 ; Jews Social conditions ; Segregation ; SOCIAL SCIENCE / Race & Ethnic Relations
    Abstract: By examining experiences of Jewish Americans in the hundred years between the American Civil War and the African American Civil Rights Revolution, this book focuses on citizens of the republic, each of whom usually spent their daily lives in black and white “republican peoplehoods.” In a Euro-American network of information moving freight, forced laborers, and paying passengers, some of the white ones, commanding the nation’s “public square,” structured a segregated republic and capitalist society lasting during WWII. Then it was that the information network brought news about the war’s genocidal Final Solution, about the Holocaust that murdered millions of Jews. This political economy sustained a hierarchy of privatized ethnic groups, whose race and religion, in their norms of “ethnicking,” was used to deprive them of legal and equal collective standing in the United States. This was America is a book about those privatized identities that the years of the Civil Rights Revolution would bring into the public square of the nation’s republic
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  • 11
    ISBN: 9781644698327
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (200 Seiten)
    Year of publication: 2022
    Uniform Title: Ṿe-higadeta le-vinkha
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als Peleg, Itzik "And you shall tell your son"
    Keywords: Collective memory ; Fasts and feasts Judaism ; Jews Identity ; RELIGION / Holidays / Jewish ; Judentum ; Religiöses Fest ; Identität ; Kollektives Gedächtnis
    Abstract: In this volume Bible Studies scholar Yitzhak (Itzik) Peleg offers an educational, values-based approach to the cycle of Jewish holidays—festivals and holy days—as found in the Jewish calendar. These special days play a dual role: they reflect a sense of identity with, and belonging to, the Jewish people, while simultaneously shaping that identity and sense of belonging. The biblical command “And you shall tell your son” (Exodus 13:8) is meant to ensure that children will become familiar with the history of their people via the experience of celebrating the holidays. It is the author’s claim, however, that this command must be preceded by another educational command: “And you shall listen to your son and your daughter.” The book examines the various Jewish holidays and ways in which they are celebrated, while focusing on three general topics: identity, belonging, memory. Throughout the generations, observance of the holidays has developed and changed, from time to time and place to place. These changes have enabled generations of Jews, in their various communities, to define their own Jewish identity and sense of belonging
    Note: Frontmatter , Contents , Acknowledgments , Introduction , 1. Holidays as an Educational Tool throughout the Generations: Examples , 2. Holidays as Tools for Shaping Jewish Identity , 3. Holidays as Building a Sense of Belonging to Our People , 4. Remembrance in the Holidays as Shaping Identity and a Sense of Belonging , 5. The Memory of the Holocaust as Shaping Identity and Belonging , 6. Developments and Changes in the Holidays and in How We Relate to Them , 7. Passover as a Reflection of the Jewish Holidays , 8. Lessons from Our Journey through the Jewish Calendar from a Child’s Overview , 9. Epilogue: How Should We Celebrate Independence Day? , Bibliography , Detailed Contents , Index of the Jewish Holidays in Jewish Calendar Order , In English
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  • 12
    ISBN: 9781644698662
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (514 p.)
    Year of publication: 2022
    Keywords: RELIGION / Prayer ; Jewish Prayer Book ; Jewish thought ; Torah ; prayer ; prophecy ; psalms ; scriptural and rabbinic sources ; Judentum ; Siddur ; Spiritualität
    Abstract: Hebrew University Professor Emeritus and Israel Prize recipient Eliezer Schweid (1929-2022) is widely recognized as one of the greatest historians of Jewish thought of our era. In Siddur Hatefillah he probes the Jewish prayer book as a reflection of Judaism’s unity and continuity as a unique spiritual entity; and as the most popular, most uttered, and internalized text of the Jewish people. Schweid explores texts which process religious-philosophical teaching into the language of prayer, and/or express philosophical ideas in prayer’s special language – which the worshipper reflects upon in order to direct prayer, and through which flows hoped-for feedback. With the addition of historical, philological, and literary contexts, the study provides the reader with first-time access to the comprehensive meaning of Jewish prayer – filling a vacuum in both the experience and scholarship of Jewish worship
    Note: Frontmatter , Contents , Translator’s Acknowledgements , Translator’s Introduction: Eliezer Schweid as Worshipper in the State of Israel , Author’s Preface: My Path to the Jewish Prayer Book (Siddur Hatefillah) , Introduction: The Siddur (Jewish Prayer Book): Its Sources, Goal, and Theological Basis , 1. Worship of God and the Process of the Sacred Congregation’s Formation and Expression , 2. Prayer as a Form of Primal Expression of the Human Soul , 3. Torah and Prayer: The Problem of Love and Sin in the Relations between God and the Human Being , 4. The “Name and Kingship” Blessing as the Fundamental Rubric of Standing before God in Prayer , 5. Establishing the Covenant of Faith between the Individual Human Being and His God , 6. Principles of Faith , 7. The Keriyat Shema: The Covenant of Love between God and His People , 8. The Poetics of the Shema and the Shemoneh Esrei , 9. The Shemoneh Esrei Prayer: The Kedushah (Sanctification) and Ḥaninat Hada’at (God as Giver of Knowledge) , 10. The Shemoneh Esrei Prayer—Requests by the Individual in the Assembly: Teshuvah (Repentance) and Forgiveness , 11. The Shemoneh Esrei Prayer: Redemption, Healing, and Livelihood , 12. The Shemoneh Esrei (Eighteen Benedictions) That Are Really Nineteen: Redemption from Deepening Exile , 13. The Shemoneh Esrei—Responding in Anticipation of Complete Redemption , 14. Types of Biblical Poetry as a Source of Prayer , 15. Between the Poetry of Prophecy and Prayer , 16. The Poetry of the Psalms: Personal-Soulful and Societal-Political Messages , 17. Hymnal Song for the Sabbath Day. The “Sign” between God and His Treasured Nation and the Isolation from Christianity , 18. Breaking the Boundary of Mystery between the Kingdom of Heaven and the Earth: Praying with Devekut (Adherence) and with Kavanah (Intention) , Epilogue , Glossary , Index , INDEX LOCORUM , In English
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  • 13
    ISBN: 9798887190181
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (250 p.)
    Year of publication: 2022
    Series Statement: Jews of Russia & Eastern Europe and Their Legacy
    Keywords: Jews Fiction ; LITERARY CRITICISM / General ; 19th century ; Jews in Eastern Europe ; Jews ; Modern Jewish literature ; Russian-Jewish ; coming-of-age ; education ; novel ; students
    Abstract: Translated for the first time in English, Lev Levanda's brilliant coming-of-age story of Russian Jewish students on the cusp of modernity in their struggle against religious chauvinism and an oppressive government.Despite being Russia's best Jewish writer of the nineteenth century, Lev Levanda (1835–1888) is barely known in the English-speaking world, with some of his most famous works, like the 1873 novel Seething Times, having yet to be published in their entirety. Another such work is An Amateur Performance (Reminiscences of a Student in the 1850s), which appears here in English for the first time, translated with elegance by Hugh McLean and edited by Brian Horowitz and Conor Daly. A classic in Russian-Jewish literature from 1882, An Amateur Performance describes the rush by Jews to government schools, secular education, and the lights of enlightenment, while also revealing the struggles of these Jewish students on the cusp of modernity, including keen observations on their lack of preparation, their confusion over the new ideas, and their confrontation with the repressive power of the Russian government. In short, it’s a brilliant sociological study of Russian Jewry in the 1850s as remembered by a writer who fought for progress and Jewish integration
    Note: Frontmatter , Contents , Acknowledgements , Preface , Introduction , An Amateur Performance (Reminiscences of a Student in the 1850s) , On Hugh and a Berkeley PhD: Recollections of Hugh McLean, Translator and Professor of Slavic Studies , Index , In English
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  • 14
    ISBN: 9781644697924
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (260 p.)
    Year of publication: 2022
    Keywords: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
    Abstract: Barcelona Prose is a collection of autobiographical essays by the gifted translator, literary scholar, and dissident, Efim Etkind. These engaging, deeply psychological vignettes capture the reality of daily life and work in the Soviet Union. Unlike other memoirists who have faced hardships, Etkind's tone is never cruel or embittered. Told through the lens of a practiced scholar, he captures the absurdity of a cultural-political experiment that destroyed his family’s life, his own career, and that of many of his colleagues. By the time of Etkind’s death, he did not rework these essays into a continuous narrative. Originally published in Russian, this first-ever English translation prepared by Etkind’s daughter presents his memoirs as a document of his time, without any changes or abridgements. The editors’ additions are limited to several notes, proofreading of "es, and checking or inserting the full forms of the characters’ names
    Note: Frontmatter , Contents , In Lieu of a Foreword , He Outsmarted Us , Full Repair! , The Marquis de Lapunaise , The Russian Intelligentsia: Two Generations , Looking through the Walls , The Double , Ferenc, Count Batthyány , Ebensee , “On the Sly” , How We Lived , “The Blond Hidden in a Bottle” , Triumph of Spirit , Up the Down Staircase , It Turned out Okay , About the Axe , Last Meeting , Pavel Antokolsky: Generation of the Blind , Cousin , “The Other” , The Cowardice of a Brave Man , Two Jewish Fates: Reading the Diaries of Victor Klemperer , “Youth in a Military Blouse” of My Contemporary , Afterword: A Knight of Culture , Index of Names , In English
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    ISBN: 9781644697405
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (416 p.)
    Year of publication: 2022
    Series Statement: Studies in Orthodox Judaism
    Keywords: Jews History 20th century ; Jews History 21st century ; Judaism History 20th century ; Judaism History 21st century ; HISTORY / Jewish
    Abstract: This book is a collection of two dozen essays published over the past four decades on American Jewish history and culture. They discuss the role that Jews have played in American culture, sports, politics, business, and religion, as well as the nature of American antisemitism. The essays argue that the the Jewish experience in America has been unique and this uniqueness has encouraged Jews to define their Jewish identity in multiple ways. In no other country has Judaism and Jewishness taken on so many diverse forms. While America has not been the promised land for Jews, it has been a land of promise. Jews have prospered in America and become part of the social, cultural, political, and economic mainstream. But whether Judaism and Jewish identity have also prospered is another question
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  • 16
    ISBN: 9781644698822
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (320 p.)
    Year of publication: 2022
    Series Statement: North American Jewish Studies
    Keywords: Jews Biography ; Jews History ; RELIGION / Judaism / History
    Abstract: Over a career spanning forty years, David G. Dalin has written extensively about the role of American Jews in public life, from the nation’s founding, to presidential appointments of Jews, to lobbying for the welfare of Jews abroad, to Jewish prominence in government, philanthropy, intellectual life, and sports, and their one-time prominence in the Republican Party. His work on the separation of Church and State and a prescient 1980 essay about the limits of free speech and the goal of Neo-Nazis to stage a march in Skokie, Illinois, are especially noteworthy. Here for the first time are a collection of sixteen of his essays which portray American Jews who have left their mark on American public life and politics
    Note: Frontmatter , Contents , Foreword , Acknowledgments , Introduction , Part One. Presidents, Presidential Appointments, and American Jews , 1 The Founding Fathers and American Jews* , 2 Presidents, Presidential Appointments, and Jews , 3 The Appointment of Louis D. Brandeis, First Jewish Justice on the Supreme Court , Part Two German-Jewish Notables and American Jewish Public Life , 4 Mayer Sulzberger and American Jewish Public Life , 5 Patron par Excellence— Mayer Sulzberger and the Early Seminary , 6 Louis Marshall, the Jewish Vote, and the Republican Party , 7 The Legacy of Julius Rosenwald , 8 Cyrus Adler, Non-Zionism, and the Zionist Movement: A Study in Contradictions , 9 Cyrus Adler and the Rescue of Jewish Refugee Scholars , Part Three. Church-State Relations and American Jews , 10 How High the Wall? American Jews and the Church-State Debate , Part Four Jews and Civil Liberties , 11 Jews, Nazis, and Civil Liberties , Part Five. Jews and City Politics , 12 Jewish Republicanism and City Politics: The San Francisco Experience, 1911–1963 , Part Six. Jewish Intellectuals and Jewish Public , 13 From Marxism to Judaism: Will Herberg in Retrospect , 14 The Jewish Historiography of Hannah Arendt , Part Seven. Jews, Baseball, and American Public Life , 15 Hank Greenberg at 100: Remembering Baseball’s Greatest Jewish Superstar , 16 A Brief, Brilliant Career: Why We Can’t Forget Sandy Koufax , Index , In English
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  • 17
    ISBN: 9781644698570
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (416 p.)
    Year of publication: 2022
    Keywords: EDUCATION / History
    Abstract: A Centennial, writes Hebrew College President Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, “is an invitation to reflect on the last century of teaching and learning at Hebrew College, to ask ourselves what has changed and what has endured, to explore accomplishments and share ongoing struggles, to articulate our aspirations for the next one hundred years.” A compilation of captivating essays on Jewish studies alongside powerful personal memoirs from the College’s earliest years until today, Ḥiddushim captures and celebrates the spirit of a learning community connected to its source and brimming with spiritual and intellectual creativity as it carries forward its legacy of rootedness and renewal into the future
    Note: Frontmatter , Contents , Introduction , Message from the Editors , Section I: Memory and History , 1 A Home for Jewish Learning in “The City on the Hill”: The History of Hebrew College , 2 Four Men Entered an Orchard , 3 Girsa de-Yanquta, or Hebrew in the Afternoon: A Memoir of the Prozdor in Worcester , 4 Israel Studies and the Hebrew (Teachers) College: A Memoir , 5 What They Celebrated, He Mourned: Arnold Wieder’s The Early Jewish Community of Boston’s North End (1962) , 6 Searching for Treasure: A Journey Back to Hebrew College , 7 Across Five Pesaḥs , Section II: Studies in Jewish Thought, History, and Literature , 8 The Fate of the First Clothing , 9 Seeking Sarah , 10 Jacob and Esau: Twinship and Identity Confusion , 11 The Book of Judith: A Literary Appreciation , 12 A Woman Walks Into a Bar: Betrothal Stories in Bavli Qiddushin , 13 What Problem? Medieval and Contemporary Responses to the “Oven of Akhnai” Story , 14 Legal Authority, Memory, and Moral Worthiness: Tosefta Pisḥa 4.13–14 and Later Rabbinic Traditions , 15 Mystical Ethics: Rabbi Moshe Cordovero and Tomer Devorah as Commentary on the Idra Rabbah , 16 R. Levi Yiẓḥaq of Zelichow and His Quest for Leadership in the Early Hasidic Movement , 17 “Seek Me and Live”: Reflections on the Spiritual Journey , 18 Rabbi Elimelekh Shapiro of Grodzisk: Sketching a Nineteenth-Century Hasidic Leader , 19 The Lives of Berish Baʻal Teshuvah , 20 Contemporary Israeli Explorations of Spiritual and Psychological Insights in the Tales of Rabbi Naḥman of Bratslav , 21 A Mystical Reunion in Manitoba: Howard Thurman and Zalman Schachter-Shalomi , 22 “Kakha Zeh Ḥinukhi”— “That Makes It Educational”: Parabolic Style in Kafka, Keret, and Castel-Bloom , Section III: Studies in Jewish Education , 23 Reading the Sefat Emet for Religious Consciousness: Modulations on Or ha-Ganuz , 24 Growing Up Jewish: Me’ah and American Jewish Adulthood , 25 Striving for Shlemut: Navigating Explicit and Implicit Religiosity in Jewish Education , Contributors , Index , In English
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    ISBN: 9781637607626
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (634 p)
    Year of publication: 2022
    DDC: 261.873
    Keywords: Arab-Israeli conflict Religious aspects ; Christianity ; Boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement Religious aspects ; Christianity ; RELIGION / Religious Intolerance, Persecution & Conflict ; BDS ; Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions ; Interfaith Relations ; Israeli-Arab ; Israeli-Palestinian ; Judaism and Christianity ; Zionism ; antisemitism ; Nahostkonflikt ; Christ ; Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement ; USA ; Antizionismus
    Abstract: Frontmatter -- CONTENTS -- LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS -- ACRONYMS & ABBREVIATIONS -- PREFACE -- INTRODUCTION: Cary Nelson, "The Political and Theological Foundations of Christian Engagement with the Jewish State" -- PART ONE: The Holy Land and the Politics of Religious Belief -- PART TWO: Boycott Campaigns in the Presbyterian Church USA -- PART THREE: Reconciliation-Guideposts for the Future -- APPENDIX -- NOTES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS -- INDEX
    Abstract: PEACE AND FAITH: Christian Churches and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, composed of new essays, is the first collection to bring together writers from different faith communities to discuss the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement's impact on one of the more fractious topics addressed by Christian denominations: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In so doing, it builds on interfaith projects under way for decades. Theology and politics intermingle in debates taking place in local churches, Christian NGOs, and national church meetings that define official policy. The debates revive and reframe the most basic values of Christianity and the questions church members seek to resolve: How do Christians today hew to the principles Jesus articulated? How can justice be pursued in the context of competing national narratives and historical understandings? What bearing do or should centuries of Christian violence against Jews and Muslims have on contemporary theology and ethics? Is it ethical, or even possible, to set aside millennia of Christian anti-Semitism in judging Israel's conduct? What Christian values should be honored in pursuing Jesus's mission of reconciliation today? How may the pursuit of truth be corrupted by passionate social witness? Can advocacy cross the line into hatred? These are among the critical questions this collection poses and attempts to address
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    Boston, MA : Academic Studies Press | Boston : Cherry Orchard Books
    ISBN: 9781644698396 , 1644698390 , 9781644698402
    Language: English
    Pages: 188 Seiten , Illustrationen
    Year of publication: 2022
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als
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    Keywords: Geschichte ; Juden ; Polen ; USA ; Gespräch ; USA ; Polen ; Juden ; Geschichte
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    Boston, MA : Academic Studies Press
    ISBN: 9781644698549 , 9781644698556
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Resource (99 Seiten)
    Year of publication: 2022
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als
    DDC: 181.06
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    Keywords: SOCIAL SCIENCE / Jewish Studies ; Jewish philosophy 20th century
    Abstract: Yeshayahu Leibowitz and Emmanuel Levinas were amongst the two leading Jewish thinkers to have emerged in the second half of the twentieth century. This book puts in dialogue these two titanic figures, particularly within the framework of their respective critiques of political theology, European totalitarianism, as well as their doctrinal approaches to the Zionist enterprise. This work constitutes a lens through which to reappraise some of the chief questions of contemporary Jewish identity, including the Holocaust, the State of Israel, Diaspora Jewry, modernity and traditionalism, as well as continuity and change
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    ISBN: 9781644694060
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (119 pages)
    Year of publication: 2021
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als
    DDC: 809.933552
    Keywords: Electronic books
    Abstract: This volume deals with the concept of exile onmany levels--from the literal to the metaphorical--combining analyses ofpredominantly Jewish authors of Central Europe. The concept and forms of exileare analyzed from many different points of view and great importance is devotedespecially to forms of inner exile.
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    Boston, MA : Academic Studies Press
    ISBN: 9781644696149
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (xvii, 193 Seiten)
    Year of publication: 2021
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als
    Keywords: Judaism Relations ; Universalism ; RELIGION / Judaism / Theology ; Christianity ; Jewish studies ; Judaism ; Maimonides ; Torah ; chosen people ; converts ; criticism ; ethics ; idolatry ; inner nature ; morality ; others ; particularism ; philosophy ; rabbinics ; religion ; theology ; tradition ; universalism ; Aufsatzsammlung ; Maimonides, Moses 1135-1204 ; Der Andere ; Universalismus ; Konversion
    Abstract: Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- 1. Jewish Voices Rejected; A Jewish Voice Affirmed -- 2. We Are Not Alone -- 3. Election/Chosen People -- 4. The Convert as the Most Jewish of Jews -- 5. Aher—Then, Now, and in the Future: Othering the Other in Judaism -- 6. Tolerance -- 7. Christianity -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
    Abstract: Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed addressed Jews of his day who felt challenged by apparent contradictions between Torah and science. We Are Not Alone: A Maimonidean Theology of the Other uses Maimonides’ writings to address Jews of today who are perplexed by apparent contradictions between the morality of the Torah and their conviction that all human beings are created in the image of God and are the object of divine concern, that other religions have value, that genocide is never justified, and that slavery is evil. Individuals who choose to emphasize the moral and universalist elements of Jewish tradition can often find support in positions explicitly held by Maimonides or implied by his teachings. We Are Not Alone offers an ethical and universalist vision of traditionalist Judaism
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    Boston, MA : Academic Studies Press
    ISBN: 9781644697436
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (178 p)
    Edition: [Online-Ausgabe]
    Year of publication: 2021
    Series Statement: Jewish Latin American Studies
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als
    Keywords: Immigrants History 20th century ; Immigrants History 21st century ; Jews History 20th century ; Jews History 21st century ; Jews Identity ; National characteristics, Peruvian ; HISTORY / Jewish ; Judaism ; Lima ; Peru ; Religion ; Society ; South America ; antisemitism ; city ; diaspora ; geography ; history ; immigrants ; national identity ; neighborhood ; schools ; small Jewish community ; street names
    Abstract: In San Isidro, Lima, the only Jewish school in Peru stands on a street widely known as “Los Manzanos” (“The Apple Trees”) but whose name changes to “Maimonides” (the Jewish sage) depending on which sign you look at. As she takes us on a stroll through this six-block street and its different names, Dr. Romina Yalonetzky introduces readers to a physical microcosm of the intersection between Peruvian and Jewish identity, elucidated through the varied voices and experiences of Peruvian Jews. This book presents a unique understanding of Jewish Peruvian-ness and in so doing sheds a novel light on both Jewish and Peruvian identities
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    Boston, MA : Academic Studies Press
    ISBN: 9781644695852
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (xix, 216 Seiten)
    Year of publication: 2021
    Series Statement: Emunot: Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als Lobel, Diana Moses and Abraham Maimonides
    Keywords: God (Judaism) ; God (Judaism) Name ; God (Judaism) ; Presence of God ; Revelation Judaism ; RELIGION / Judaism / Kabbalah & Mysticism ; Abraham Maimonides ; Aristotelian ; Islam ; Jewish mysticism ; Judaism ; Maimuni ; Moses Maimonides ; Sufism ; Torah ; biblical commentary ; divine Names ; medieval philosophy ; religious studies ; revelation ; theology ; Maimonides, Moses 1135-1204 ; Avraham ben Mosheh ben Maimon 1186-1237
    Abstract: Frontmatter -- Index -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part One: Moses and Abraham Maimonides on Created Light, Created Word, and the Event at Mount Sinai -- 1. Abraham Maimonides on Created Light in the Cleft of the Rock: Exodus 33:22 -- 2. Maimonides on Created Light: An Esoteric Interpretation -- 3. Abraham and Moses Maimonides on Cloud and Glory: Exodus 16:9-10/Guide III:9 -- 4. Abraham Maimonides on Created Light in the Preparation for the Sinai Event -- 5. Maimonides on the Theophany at Mount Sinai -- 6. Abraham Maimonides on the Created Word at Mount Sinai: Between Maimonides and R. Abraham he-Ḥasid -- 7. Abraham and Moses Maimonides on Created Light in the Vision of the Nobles -- Part Two: Ehyeh asher Ehyeh and the Tetragrammaton: Between Eternity and Necessary Existence -- 8. Introduction: Ehyeh asher Ehyeh and the Tetragrammaton -- 9. Rabbinic Interpretations of Ehyeh asher Ehyeh -- 10. The Interpretation of Saadya Gaon -- 11. Saadya's Long Commentary to Exodus 3:13-15 -- 12. Abraham Maimonides on Saadya Gaon -- 13. The Interpretation of Maimonides -- 14. Abraham on Eternity and Relationship -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
    Abstract: Moses Maimonides-a proud heir to the Andalusian tradition of Aristotelian philosophy-crafted a bold and original philosophical interpretation of Torah and Judaism. His son Abraham Maimonides is a fascinating maverick whose Torah commentary mediates between the philosophical interpretations of his father, the contextual approach of Biblical exegetes such as Saadya, and the Sufi-flavored illuminative mysticism of his Egyptian Pietist circle. This pioneering study explores the intersecting approaches of Moses and Abraham Maimonides to the spark of divine illumination and revelation of the divine name Ehyeh asher Ehyeh, "I am that I am / I will be who I will be."
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  • 25
    ISBN: 9781644695074
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (150 p)
    Edition: [Online-Ausgabe]
    Year of publication: 2021
    Keywords: Holocaust survivors Biography ; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Biography ; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Personal narratives ; HISTORY / Holocaust
    Abstract: Frontmatter -- Contents -- Preface -- Foreword. Tragedy and Triumph: The Life and Legacy of Am Yisrael -- 1. Christianity Saves my Life -- 2. Salvation: Like a Needle in a Haystack -- 3. Building on a Dream -- 4. Walking Tall -- 5. From Hungary to Haifa: A Harrowing Journey -- 6. Denmark Defies Nazis -- Further Reading -- Index -- About The Author
    Abstract: From Darkness to Light is a compilation of personal testimonies of six Holocaust survivors, written in a short story format. The book walks readers through their life experiences prior to the Holocaust, during the Holocaust, their liberation, and establishing themselves in Israel. Each story is told in their own words, culled from hours of personal interviews and/or through their children, so the world can have first-hand knowledge of what happened to these individuals. The survivors came from different parts of Europe, and not one story is like the other. Now in their 80s and 90s, they still recall in detail their darkest memories. Amid immense pain and suffering, they managed to overcome every hurdle they encountered under the Nazi regime. When these stalwart individuals were liberated, no matter what further anguish and obstacles they faced, they realized their dream was to make aliya to Israel. They settled in the Holy Land as visionaries and pioneers to build the Jewish state, which itself was undergoing wars and difficult economic times. Their love for the Jewish homeland and their creation of families that embody children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren nullified Hitler’s aim to annihilate the Jews
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    Boston, MA : Academic Studies Press
    ISBN: 9781644695951
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (272 p)
    Edition: [Online-Ausgabe]
    Year of publication: 2021
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als
    Keywords: Jewish refugees History 20th century ; Merchant mariners Biography ; Zionists Biography ; HISTORY / Jewish ; American Jewish history ; Brooklyn Navy Yard ; Jewish homeland ; Orthodox Jew ; Palestine ; United States Merchant Marin ; WWII ; World War 2 ; Zionism ; merchant marines ; refugees
    Abstract: Henry Mandel (1920-2015), a crewman aboard the Jewish Illegal Immigrant ship Abril/Ben Hecht, a prisoner in Acre fortress and a volunteer for the Israeli Army during the 1948 Arab - Israeli War, was an Orthodox Jew whose reminiscences provide a uniquely illuminating perspective on the creation of the Jewish state. Mandel smuggled in electric batteries to prisoners planning an escape from Acre Prison. After being released, Mandel helped set-up a secret bazooka shell plant in New York which was reassembled in Israel with his assistance as a foreign volunteer. Personal narratives of the Ben Hecht crew are complemented by editorial historical analysis
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  • 27
    ISBN: 9781644695357
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (450 p)
    Year of publication: 2021
    Series Statement: Judaism and Jewish Life
    Keywords: HISTORY / Jewish ; Juden ; Geistesleben ; Geschichte
    Abstract: Frontmatter -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Preface -- Introduction -- PART ONE Libraries of the Jewish People -- 1. Golden Libraries in the “Golden Age,” Tenth–Twelfth Centuries: The Library of Rabbi Samuel Ha-Nagid -- 2. Nahmanides and His Library -- 3. From Manuscript to Printing Press: The Library of Leone Modena -- 4. The Modern Period: The Library of Rabbi Samson R. Hirsch -- 5. The Library of Professor Harry Austryn Wolfson -- 6. The Contemporary University Library -- PART TWO From Text to Success: Salient Ideas and Values and Their Influence -- Introduction -- 7. Respect for Precedent and Critical Independence -- 8. Logical Reasoning and Pursuit of Truth -- 9. The Primacy of Education -- 10. A Purposeful Life—The Pursuit of Perfection -- 11. Summary and Conclusions -- Note on Translations -- Appendix: Maps -- Illustration Credits -- Notes -- Index -- Authors’ Biographies
    Abstract: The Jewish intellectual tradition has a long and complex history that has resulted in significant and influential works of scholarship. In this book, the authors suggest that there is a series of common principles that can be extracted from the Jewish intellectual tradition that have broad, even life-changing, implications for individual and societal achievement. These principles include respect for tradition while encouraging independent, often disruptive thinking; a precise system of logical reasoning in pursuit of the truth; universal education continuing through adulthood; and living a purposeful life. The main objective of this book is to understand the historical development of these principles and to demonstrate how applying them judiciously can lead to greater intellectual productivity, a more fulfilling existence, and a more advanced society. The application of these principles to daily life can make a real and profound difference in education, productivity, and personal happiness
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  • 28
    ISBN: 9781644695289
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (300 p)
    Edition: [Online-Ausgabe]
    Year of publication: 2021
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als
    Keywords: Russian literature Jewish authors 20th century ; History and criticism ; Russian literature Jewish authors 21st century ; History and criticism ; Russian literature History and criticism 20th century ; Russian literature History and criticism 21st century ; LITERARY CRITICISM / Jewish ; David Shrayer-Petrov ; Doctor Levitin ; Russian and Soviet culture and history ; Russian literature ; emigre literature
    Abstract: Frontmatter -- Contents -- Preface -- A Note on Transliteration and Spelling of Names -- PART ONE David Shrayer-Petrov: Life, Art, and Thought -- David Shrayer-Petrov, Russian-Jewish Writer -- The Nonconformist Poetics of David Shrayer-Petrov -- David Shrayer-Petrov’s Exilic Voices -- PART TWO Studies of David Shrayer-Petrov’s Poetry -- Drums of Fate: David Shrayer-Petrov’s Poetics of Fractured Wholeness -- Voice of Destiny: Notes in the Margins of David Shrayer-Petrov’s Poems -- Italy in the Poetry of David Shrayer-Petrov -- David Shrayer-Petrov’s Poem “Friend’s Illness”: An Approach to Reading -- David Shrayer-Petrov and Genrikh Sapgir: Feasts of Friendship -- PART THREE David Shrayer-Petrov’s Refusenik Novels -- David Shrayer-Petrov’s Aliyah Novels and the Epistemology of the Jewish-Soviet Cultural Revival -- Doctor Levitin by David Shrayer-Petrov and the Theme of Jewish Revenge -- On Literary Tradition and Literary Authority in David Shrayer-Petrov’s Doctor Levitin -- Leaving Home Is for the Brave: A Reading of David Shrayer-Petrov’s Doctor Levitin -- PART FOUR Approaches to David Shrayer-Petrov’s Prose -- Who is Grifanov? David Shrayer-Petrov’s Dialogue with Yury Trifonov -- The Birth of the Novel from the Spirit of Contradiction: The Jewish Theologeme in David Shrayer-Petrov’s Novel-Fantella Yudin’s Redemption -- To Kill the Leader: The Morphology of David Shrayer-Petrov’s Novella “Dinner with Stalin” -- Post Scriptum -- “Each writer has his or her own Jewish secret. . . .”: A Conversation in Three Parts* Conducted on the Occasion of the Publication of David Shrayer-Petrov’s Collection Dinner with Stalin and Other Stories (2014) -- David Shrayer-Petrov: A Pictorial Biography -- David Shrayer-Petrov (Давид Шраер-Петров): A Bibliography of Works -- Index of Names and Places -- Contributors
    Abstract: This volume celebrates the literary oeuvres of David Shrayer-Petrov—poet, fiction writer, memoirist,essayist and literary translator (and medical doctor and researcher in his parallel career). Author of therefusenik novel Doctor Levitin, Shrayer-Petrov is one of the most important representatives of Jewish-Russian literature. Published in the year of Shrayer-Petrov’s eighty-fifth birthday, thirty-five years afterthe writer’s emigration from the former USSR, this is the first volume to gather materials andinvestigations that examine his writings from various literary-historical and theoretical perspectives. Byfocusing on many different aspects of Shrayer-Petrov’s multifaceted and eventful literary career, thevolume brings together some of the leading American, European, Israeli and Russian scholars of Jewishpoetics, exilic literature, and Russian and Soviet culture and history. In addition to fifteen essays and an extensive interview with Shrayer-Petrov, the volume features a detailed bibliography and a pictorialbiography
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    Boston, MA : Academic Studies Press
    ISBN: 9781644695012
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (360 p)
    Edition: [Online-Ausgabe]
    Year of publication: 2021
    Keywords: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) ; Jews Persecutions ; World War, 1939-1945 Jews ; Rescue ; HISTORY / Holocaust
    Abstract: Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Prologue -- 1. Background -- 2 . The Brands -- Part I. Towards Holocaust -- 3. Early Rescue Operations -- 4. The Refugees -- 5. The Budapest Relief and Rescue Committee -- 6. The Gap between Data and Knowledge -- Part II. Holocaust -- 7. The Occupation -- 8. Early Rescue Attempts in Budapest -- 9. The Negotiations with Eichmann: The “Blood For Goods” Deal -- 10. The Destruction of the Hungarian Jewry -- 11. Rescue Activities in Budapest after Joel Left for His Mission -- 12. The Paratroopers’ Affair -- 13. Hansi: “The Heart of the Consortium” -- Part III. Indifference -- 14. Istanbul -- 15. Pre-State Israel, the Jewish People, and the Holocaust -- Part IV. Deception -- 16. The Struggle for the Narrative -- 17. The Kasztner Affair -- 18. Rewriting the History -- 19. Deception Techniques -- 20. The Brands Affair -- Epilogue -- Appendices -- Timetable -- Bibliography -- Index
    Abstract: When the Holocaust broke out in Europe, Hansi and Joel Brand were joined by Israel (Rezső) Kasztner to launch an organized effort to save thousands of human lives. Their efforts, which involved playing a dangerous bluffing game against the Nazi regime, helped to end the Auschwitz extermination. Their success put them at odds with the political machine of the young state of Israel. Politicians wanted the public to believe that there was nothing they could do, a sentiment which many still believe to this day. This cover-up led to Israel’s first politically-motivated homicide
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    ISBN: 9781644695159
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (216 p)
    Edition: [Online-Ausgabe]
    Year of publication: 2021
    Series Statement: Jews of Russia & Eastern Europe and Their Legacy
    Keywords: Russian poetry Translations into English 20th century ; Translators Interviews ; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
    Abstract: Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction: To Please Two Shadows -- 1. A Love Affair with Language -- 2. The Leningrad Poet and “a gift fit for a king” -- 3. Did the KGB Defend Russian Poetry? -- 4. The Poet in Exile: “I’ll live out my days . . .” -- 5. The “Good Lexicon” Rule -- 6. Kline Takes up the Gauntlet -- 7. A Lullaby, a Butterfly, and an Untranslatable Poem -- 8. “What did you do in World War II?” -- 9. Poems by Joseph Brodsky, Translated by George L. Kline -- 10. “In Memory of a Poet: Variation on a Theme” by Tomas Venclova -- 11. Occasional Poems: George Kline, Joseph Brodsky -- 12. A Bibliography of George Kline’s Translations of Joseph Brodsky’s Poems -- 13. George L. Kline Chronology -- Afterword -- Acknowledgements
    Abstract: Brodsky’s poetic career in the West was launched when Joseph Brodsky: Selected Poems was published in 1973. Its translator was a scholar and war hero, George L. Kline. This is the story of that friendship and collaboration, from its beginnings in 1960s Leningrad and concluding with the Nobel poet's death in 1996.Kline translated more of Brodsky’s poems than any other single person, with the exception of Brodsky himself. The Bryn Mawr philosophy professor and Slavic scholar was a modest and retiring man, but on occasion he could be as forthright and adamant as Brodsky himself. “Akhmatova discovered Brodsky for Russia, but I discovered him for the West,” he claimed.Kline’s interviews with author Cynthia L. Haven before his death in 2015 include a description of his first encounter with Brodsky, the KGB interrogations triggered by their friendship, Brodsky's emigration, and the camaraderie and conflict over translation. When Kline called Brodsky in London to congratulate him for the Nobel, the grateful poet responded, “And congratulations to you, too, George!”
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    ISBN: 9781618117489
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (370 p)
    Edition: [Online-Ausgabe]
    Year of publication: 2021
    Series Statement: The Lands and Ages of the Jewish People
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als
    Keywords: Jews History To 1500 ; Egypt-History-1250-1517 ; Egypt-Civilization-Jewish influences ; Jews-Egypt-History-To 1500 ; HISTORY / Jewish ; Ayyubids ; Cairo Geniza ; Dhimma ; Egypt ; Fatimids ; Hebrew poetry ; Islam ; Jewish-Muslim relations ; Judaism ; Judeo-Arabic literature ; Mamluks ; Medieval ; Middle Ages ; Moses Maimonides ; ancient ; antiquity ; antisemitism ; culture ; customs ; economy ; family life ; geography ; history ; language ; law ; marriage ; minorities ; mishnah ; politics ; religious practice ; self-government
    Abstract: Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction -- 1 Between the Hellenistic World and the Cairo Genizah: The Jewish Community in Late Antique Egypt -- 2 A Concise History of Islamic Egypt -- 3 The Community’s Borders; Converts and Renegades -- 4 Communal Self-Government: The Genizah Period -- 5 Introduction to the Legal Arena -- 6 Jewish Economic Life in Medieval Egypt: Images, Theories, and Research -- 7 Jewish Family Life in Medieval Egypt -- 8 Situating Egyptian Pietism -- 9 Languages and Language Varieties Used by Medieval Egyptian Jews -- 10 Hebrew Poetry in Medieval Egypt -- 11 The Jews in Medieval Egypt under the Mamluks (1250–1517) -- Bibliography -- Index
    Abstract: Jews lived in Egypt over many centuries, from biblical times until the middle of the previous century. Nevertheless, Jewish life in medieval Islamic Egypt was for many years an obscure and understudied theme. The present book offers the reader a wide-ranging picture of Jewish life in medieval Egypt as depicted by most recent scholarship. Starting from the last phases of the Byzantine era and ending with the Mamluk period, the book presents a scholarly yet vivid description of Jewish communal organization, judiciary, economic frameworks, family life, and lingual practices, as well as religious and literary activities of the medieval Jews of Egypt
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    ISBN: 9781644694947
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (658 p)
    Edition: [Online-Ausgabe]
    Year of publication: 2021
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als
    Keywords: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) ; Soviet Union Ethnic relations ; World War, 1939-1945 Jewish resistance ; World War, 1939-1945 Participation, Jewish ; RELIGION / Judaism / History ; Fighting Jews ; Jewish Resistance to the Nazis ; Nazis ; Partisans ; Poland ; Soviet Union ; Ukraine ; WW II ; anti-Nazi
    Abstract: Frontmatter -- Contents -- BOOK ONE -- Acknowledgments -- Preface to the Combined Volume -- Preface to 1st Edition -- Preface to the Fourth Edition -- Introduction to the Original 1948 Russian Edition -- Introduction: Jewish Resistance in the Soviet Union -- Part One Prologue -- The Partisan Tales of Shmuel Persov -- A. “Your Name – A People” -- B. Herschel, The Oven Builder -- C. Forty-Two -- D. Reisel and Hannah -- Remember! -- The Partisan Mine and Abraham Hirschfeld, the Watchmaker -- Part Two Initiatives -- The Partisan Oath -- The Partisan Oath -- Friendship -- Without Fire… -- Partisan Friendship -- The Avengers of the Minsk Ghetto -- Part Three Partisan Society -- In the Forests of Bryansk -- Meetings and Events -- A Civilian Camp in the Forest -- Partisan Alexander Abugov -- The Partisan Filmmaker -- Women Spies -- Part Four Partisan Warfare -- David Keimach -- The Partisans of the Kaunas Ghetto -- Talking of Friends -- They Were Many -- In the Tunnels of Odessa -- Sonya Gutina -- The Davidovich Family -- Part Five Epilogue -- Soviet Jews during and after the War of the Fatherland -- Our Place -- BOOK TWO -- Preface -- The Ten Commandments of the Holocaust -- Part one Jewish Partisans in the Soviet Union: Latvia, Ukraine, and Byelorussia 1941-1944 -- The Kovpak Men -- My Comrades in Arms -- In the Struggle for Soviet Latvia -- In White Russia -- Three Fighters of My Unit -- Victor Spotman -- Typical Biographies -- Two Partisans -- Commissar Naum Feldman -- The Lermontov Company -- The Commander of the Boevoi Unit -- Editor’s Notes -- Part Two Jewish Partisans in Volyn and Polesia, Ukraine 1941-1944 -- In the Family Camp under Max’s Command -- A Partisan’s Testimony -- Stages in the Organization of the Partisan Fighting -- In the Forest with Grandfather -- A Town in the Woods -- The First Days in the Woods -- Exemplary Fighters -- The Heroic Death of Two Young Friends -- Deeds of a Child -- I Decided to Defend My Life -- A Commander Practices What He Preaches -- A Hungry Boy -- From a Partisan’s Notebook -- My Life Under the Ukrainian-German Occupation -- At Their Death They Ordered Us to Take Revenge -- About Kruk — The Secret Is Out -- The First Action: Mahmed-Melamed’s Character -- Interviews with Jewish Partisans -- Editor’s Notes -- Appendix -- Additional Copyright Information -- Introduction Footnotes -- Book One Footnotes -- Sources -- Annotated Bibliography on Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust -- Book II Annotated Bibliography -- New Books and Sources on Jewish Partisans and Resistance -- Glossary -- Photos, Maps, & Charts -- Index of Partisan Names & Groups
    Abstract: Jewish Partisans of the Soviet Union during World War II compiled by Jack Nusan Porter with the assistance of Yehuda Merin, is a classic compilation of original Russian and Jewish sources on the anti-Nazi resistance in Eastern Europe. After thirty years, Dr. Porter has compressed two volumes into one, added a new preface, an updated bibliography and filmography, over 100 new photos plus 12 new maps. This new volume is essential for scholars, teachers, and students of the Shoah, Russian history, and World War II
    Note: Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web. , In English
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    ISBN: 9781644695715
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (246 p)
    Edition: [Online-Ausgabe]
    Year of publication: 2021
    Series Statement: Studies in Orthodox Judaism
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als
    Keywords: Judaism and science ; RELIGION / Religion & Science ; Aharon Lichtenstein ; Bible Studies ; Biblical interpretation ; David Hartman ; Dialectical Philosophy ; Dual Truth ; Eliezer Goldman ; Fundamentalism ; Halakha ; Jewish Thought ; Jonathan Sacks ; Judaism ; Kabbalah ; Michael Abraham