Traumatic Encounters: Holocaust Representation and the by Paul Eisenstein

By Paul Eisenstein

Hectic Encounters argues for another memorial course in Holocaust and cultural studies--one that exhibits the important necessity of considering in a common approach approximately an occasion just like the Holocaust. hoping on Hegel's proposal that the actual is already common, Eisenstein exhibits how the come upon with trauma transpires no longer within the refusal of a universalizing gesture yet really in its wholesale include. This include ends up in a popularity concerning the trauma that stipulations the potential of heritage within the first place--a structural trauma proof against historicization that Hegel and psychoanalysis position on the center of subjectivity and neighborhood. This stumble upon with structural trauma is on the heart of 4 titles that Eisenstein examines: Spielberg's Schindler's checklist, D. M. Thomas's The White inn, Thomas Mann's healthcare professional Faustus, and David Grossman's See less than: Love

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

By Ezra Cappell

Seems on the function of Jewish American fiction within the higher context of yankee culture.

In American Talmud, Ezra Cappell redefines the style of Jewish American fiction and areas it squarely in the better context of yankee literature. Cappell departs from the normal technique of defining Jewish American authors completely by way of their ethnic origins and sociological constructs, and as a substitute contextualizes their fiction in the theological background of Jewish tradition. via intentionally emphasizing historic 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 USA will be obvious as yet another level of rabbinic statement at the scriptural inheritance of the Jewish humans.

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You Never Call! You Never Write!: A History of the Jewish by Joyce Antler

By Joyce Antler

In You by no means name, You by no means Write, Joyce Antler offers an illuminating and infrequently fun background of 1 of the best-known figures in well known culture--the Jewish mom. even if drawn as self-sacrificing or manipulative, in numerous movies, novels, radio and tv courses, stand-up comedy, and mental and ancient experiences, she seems as a substantial determine, intensely keen on the lives of her teenagers. Antler lines the odyssey of this compelling character via many years of yank tradition. She reminds united states of america time whilst Jewish moms have been famous for his or her tenacity and nurturance, as within the early twentieth-century snapshot of the "Yiddishe Mama," a sentimental determine popularized by way of entertainers equivalent to George Jessel, Al Jolson, and Sophie Tucker, and particularly via Gertrude Berg, whose amazingly profitable "Molly Goldberg" governed American radio and tv for over 25 years. Antler explains the transformation of this Jewish mom right into a "brassy-voiced, smothering, and shrewish" scourge (in Irving Howe's words), detailing many adaptations in this destructive subject, from Philip Roth's Portnoy's criticism and Woody Allen's Oedipus Wrecks to tv exhibits comparable to "The Nanny," "Seinfeld," and "Will and Grace." yet she additionally uncovers a brand new counter-narrative, best feminist students and stand-up comediennes to work out the Jewish mom in optimistic phrases. regularly revised and reinvented, the Jewish mom turns into in Antler's professional arms a special lens with which to check important matters of yankee Jews and the tradition at huge. A pleasure to learn, You by no means name, You by no means Write will pride somebody who has ever identified or been nurtured via a "Jewish Mother," and it'll be a different resource of perception for contemporary mom and dad. As Antler indicates, in lots of methods "we are all Jewish moms" this present day.

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Norwich Murders by Maurice Morson

By Maurice Morson

Norwich Murders is an in-depth account of murders that experience gripped the general public mind's eye over centuries. They contain infamous murders that experience left milestones in legal heritage that may now be reinvestigated utilizing smooth study thoughts. Readers of this attention-grabbing e-book will act as a brand new pass judgement on and jury, reflecting upon long-gone police practices and making use of up to date considering to outdated instances. one of the crimes reconstructed in brilliant aspect are murders of fans and marriage companions, murders dedicated in the course of robberies, the homicide of a policeman and a pass judgement on, and murders prompted via ardour or rage. a range of grotesque, despicable, unhappy, pitiful and harrowing felony stories is recorded the following for the trendy readers who will achieve an unforgettable perception into the best of crimes: the taking of another's lifestyles.

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All About Hanukkah by Madeline Wikler, Judyth Groner

By Madeline Wikler, Judyth Groner

A highly-praised retelling of the Hanukkah tale with vivid, colourful photographs and dialogue tops and inquiries to improve all the eight nights of party. With candle benefits, principles for taking part in dreidel, recipes for ltakes and sufganiyot (jelly donuts), phrases and tune to favourite Hanukkah songs -- plus ideas on being loose, being diverse, miracles, legends, heroes, presents, gelt, and giving. every little thing you would like for a cheerful Hanukkah.

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The Jew, the Arab: A History of the Enemy (Cultural Memory by Gil Anidjar

By Gil Anidjar

Is there an idea of the enemy? To what discursive sphere would it not belong? Or, if there is not any thought of the enemy, what are the standards which may have avoided its articulation? Following the reflections of Carl Schmitt and Jacques Derrida at the theologico-political, and examining canonical texts from the Western philosophical, political, and non secular traditions, the writer seeks to account for the absence of a background of the enemy. The query of the enemy emerges during this ebook as contingent at the means Europe has concerning either Jew and Arab as concrete enemies. additionally, the writer provocatively argues that the Jew and the Arab represent the situation of faith and politics. among the strengths of the publication is the timeliness of its profound learn of up to date reality: the amount presents a foundation for a philosophical realizing of the forces at paintings that produced and kindled present conflicts in Europe, the united states, and the center East.

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