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Jewish Spain: A Mediterranean Memory

Tabea Alexa Linhard

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804787390
eISBN:
9780804791885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787390.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book centers on the historic relationship between Spain and the Jews in key moments of the twentieth century and shows that it is impossible to understand and articulate what Spain was, is, and ... More


In the Imperial Russian Army, 1901–1904

Anita Shapira

in Yosef Haim Brenner: A Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804785273
eISBN:
9780804793131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785273.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter describes Brenner's service in the tsar's army for two-and-a-quarter years, his innocence and naïvety, and his being taken advantage of by his more brutal and conniving comrades. During ... More


German Modernism and Jewish Memory: Else Lasker-Schüler's Der Wunderrabbiner von Barcelona (1921)

Jonathan Skolnik

in Jewish Pasts, German Fictions: History, Memory, and Minority Culture in Germany, 1824-1955

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804786072
eISBN:
9780804790598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786072.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter interprets Else Lasker-Schueler's modernist text, Der Wunderrabbiner von Barcelona (The Wonder-Working Rabbi of Barcelona [1921]), as a renewal and revision of nineteenth-century ... More


To Live and Die a Copt

in Mongrels or Marvels: The Levantine Writings of Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769532
eISBN:
9780804777889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769532.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

In this chapter, published in April 1973, Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff reviews Beer in the Snooker Club, a novel by Egyptian-Coptic writer Waguih Ghali, and reflects on the relations between Jews and ... More


Of Chekhov and Garlic

in The Jewish Persona in the European Imagination: A Case of Russian Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770552
eISBN:
9780804775625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770552.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter examines Anton Chekhov's portrayal of the Jews in his novels “Tina” and “Skripka Rotshil'da.” It explains that Chekhov's correspondence attests to the consistent function of “the Jews” ... More


Politics and Scholarship in Post-War Vienna

in From Kabbalah to Class Struggle: Expressionism, Marxism, and Yiddish Literature in the Life and Work of Meir Wiener

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770071
eISBN:
9780804777254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770071.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

In 1918, while he was in Switzerland, Meir Wiener composed an essay entitled “Hass und Verachtung” (“Hatred and Contempt”) in which he revisits the problem of anti-Semitism and tackles the meaning of ... More


“As Is Also Apparent in the Old Chronicles and History Books”: Magisterial Laws, Confession Building, and Reformation-Era Tolerance

in Beyond Expulsion: Jews, Christians, and Reformation Strasbourg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774420
eISBN:
9780804779050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774420.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

In Strasbourg, magistrates designed their policy toward Jews on the basis of local economic needs, as well as that of social order and religious propriety. While economic needs encouraged a Jewish ... More


Conclusion; or, Kafka in Newark

in In History's Grip: Philip Roth's Newark Trilogy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781824
eISBN:
9780804783675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781824.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Born in 1883, Franz Kafka was a historical figure whose Prague was occupied by the Nazis and then the Soviets. A Jew who lived mostly in Prague and wrote in German, Kafka describes the prison-house ... More


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