Antonio's Devils: Writers of the Jewish Enlightenment and by Jeremy Dauber

By Jeremy Dauber

Antonio’s Devils bargains either traditionally and theoretically with the origins of contemporary Hebrew and Yiddish literature by means of tracing the development of some striking writers who, for varied purposes and in quite a few methods, stated Scripture for his or her personal goal, as Antonio’s “devil,” Shylock, does within the service provider of Venice.By analyzing the paintings of key figures within the early background of Jewish literature throughout the prism in their allusions to classical Jewish texts, the e-book focuses cognizance at the superb and hugely complicated ideas the maskilim hired to accomplish their polemical and ideological targets. Dauber makes use of this technique to check foundational texts by means of many of the Jewish Enlightenment’s finest and significant authors, attaining new and infrequently unbelievable conclusions.

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Brian Friel, Ireland, and The North by Scott Boltwood

By Scott Boltwood

After approximately 5 a long time as one among Ireland's so much celebrated playwrights, Brian Friel has been the topic of ten books and dozens of articles. This examine expands Friel feedback right into a great physique of fabric and right into a brisker interpretative course. besides contemplating Friel's newer performs, the e-book analyzes his interviews and essays to chart the author's ideological evolution all through a profession of greater than 40 years. additionally, a bankruptcy is dedicated to his usually missed articles for The Irish Press (1962-1963), a chain that finds unsuspected insights into Friel's disposition in the direction of the Irish Republic. Refining our realizing of Friel's courting to Republicanism is crucial to the argument; instead of assuming that the writer embraces nationalist ideology, the ebook relocates the conceptual issues of his paintings clear of Dublin and to 'The North', this bridge among eire and the British province of Northern eire.

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Jewish Space in Contemporary Poland by Erica T. Lehrer

By Erica T. Lehrer

In a time of nationwide introspection in regards to the country’s involvement within the persecution of Jews, Poland has began to reimagine areas of and for Jewishness within the Polish panorama, no longer as a kind of nostalgia yet in an effort to inspire the pluralization of latest society. The essays during this ebook discover problems with the recovery, restitution, memorializing, and tourism that experience introduced current population into touch with projects to restore Jewish websites. They demonstrate that an emergent Jewish presence in either city and rural landscapes exists in clash and collaboration with different remembered minorities, undertaking advanced negotiations with neighborhood, neighborhood, nationwide, and foreign teams and pursuits. With its emphasis on areas and outfitted environments, this quantity illuminates the position of the cloth global within the complicated come upon with the Jewish earlier in modern Poland.

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Milton and the Rabbis by Jeffrey Shoulson

By Jeffrey Shoulson

Taking as its start line the long-standing characterization of Milton as a "Hebraic" author, Milton and the Rabbis probes the bounds of the connection among the seventeenth-century English poet and polemicist and his Jewish antecedents. Shoulson's research strikes backward and forward among Milton's writings and Jewish writings of the 1st 5 centuries of the typical period, jointly referred to as midrash. In exploring the historic and literary implications of those connections, Shoulson indicates how Milton's textual content can tell a extra nuanced interpreting of midrash simply as midrash can supply new insights into Paradise Lost.Shoulson is unconvinced of a right away hyperlink among a particular number of rabbinic writings and Milton's works. He argues that lots of Milton's poetic principles that parallel midrash tend to have entered Christian discourse not just via early smooth Christian Hebraicists but in addition via Protestant writers and preachers with no detailed wisdom of Hebrew. on the middle of Shoulson's inquiry lies a primary query: while is an idea, a subject matter, or an emphasis distinctively Judaic or Hebraic and whilst is it Christian? the trouble in answering such questions unearths and highlights the fluid interplay among ostensibly Jewish, Hellenistic, and Christian modes of suggestion not just throughout the early sleek interval but additionally early in time whilst rabbinic Judaism and Christianity all started.

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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 section of the Jewish religion and id. This e-book explores the belief of chosenness from the traditional international, via modernity and into the Post-Holocaust period. Analysing an unlimited corpus of biblical, historical, rabbinic and glossy Jewish literature, the writer seeks to provide a greater knowing of this principal doctrine of the Jewish faith. She indicates that even though the assumption of chosenness has been principal 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 undergone consistent switch, reckoning on who's utilising it, opposed to what kind of history, and for what goal. Surveying the several and occasionally conflicting interpretations of the doctrine of chosenness that seem in old, sleek, and Post-Holocaust classes, 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 therefore tested of their historic context, as responses to the demanding situations of Christianity, Modernity, and the Holocaust specifically. This e-book can be of curiosity to students and scholars of Jewish experiences, the Holocaust, faith and theology.

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Reading Academic Hebrew by Nitza Krohn

By Nitza Krohn

Via simple exposition of principles, quite a few examples from scholarly texts, and types demonstrating the way to use linguistic details within the textual content as clues to which means, the ebook articulates the grammatical and semantic wisdom that local Hebrew readers deliver to the duty of analyzing advanced educational prose. it's aimed toward scholars and researchers within the box of Jewish reviews who desire to entry seminal and up to date Hebrew language scholarship of their forte, in addition to these getting ready for a Hebrew to English translation examination. The ebook contains workouts with options and perform texts for comprehension and translation, and will be used as a direction textbook, a self-study guide and/or a reference resource for Hebrew lecturers.

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The Holocaust Object in Polish and Polish-Jewish Culture by Boena Shallcross

By Boena Shallcross

In stark distinction to the frequent preoccupation with the wartime looting of valuable artistic endeavors, Bo ena Shallcross makes a speciality of the that means of standard objects--pots, eyeglasses, sneakers, garments, kitchen utensils--tangible vestiges of a once-lived fact, which she reads the following as cultural texts. Shallcross delineates the ways that Holocaust gadgets are represented in Polish and Polish-Jewish texts written in the course of or presently after global battle II. those representational recommendations are distilled from the writings of Zuzanna Ginczanka, W adys aw Szlengel, Zofia Na kowska, Czes aw Mi osz, Jerzy Andrzejewski, and Tadeusz Borowski. Combining shut readings of chosen texts with serious interrogations of quite a lot of philosophical and theoretical ways to the character of topic, Shallcross's research broadens the present discourse at the Holocaust by means of embracing humble and ignored fabric items as they have been perceived through writers of that time.

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