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A Social History of Hebrew: Its Origins Through the Rabbinic Period

William M. Schniedewind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300176681
eISBN:
9780300199109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176681.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book is the first major work treating the early history of Hebrew from a sociolinguistic perspective. It chronicles the relationship between language and society and emphasizes the distinction ... More


Imagining Zion: Dreams, Designs, and Realities in a Century of Jewish Settlement

S. Ilan Troen

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094831
eISBN:
9780300128000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094831.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book presents the story of how Zionist colonizers planned and established nearly 700 agricultural settlements, towns, and cities from the 1880s to the present. This extraordinary activity of ... More


Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way

Hasia R. Diner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300178647
eISBN:
9780300210194
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178647.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Between the late 1700s and the 1920s, nearly one-third of the world's Jews emigrated to new lands. Crossing borders and often oceans, they followed paths paved by the intrepid peddlers who preceded ... More


Introduction

Jessica M. Marglin

in Across Legal Lines: Jews and Muslims in Modern Morocco

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300218466
eISBN:
9780300225082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218466.003.0001
Subject:
History, African History

This introductory chapter presents the Assarraf family as the focal point of study, before providing an overview on the Jewish, Islamic, and international legal background of this family and that of ... More


Legacies of the Road: A Conclusion

Hasia R. Diner

in Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300178647
eISBN:
9780300210194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178647.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Peddling opened a path for a crucial new chapter in modern Jewish history. Many Jews went to work in factories in new-world cities as the demand for clothing increased. Jewish peddlers suffered from ... More


The Genius

Eliyahu Stern

in The Genius

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179309
eISBN:
9780300183221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179309.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter discusses the genius of Elijah ben Solomon, as compared to other Jewish geniuses. It argues that before the geniuses Einstein, Freud, and Marx reigned; it was Elijah's genius that ... More


The Genius

Eliyahu Stern

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179309
eISBN:
9780300183221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179309.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Elijah ben Solomon, the “Genius of Vilna,” was perhaps the best-known and most understudied figure in modern Jewish history. This book offers a new narrative of Jewish modernity based on Elijah's ... More


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