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 “Deep Feelings of Nervousness”: Circumnavigating the Taboo Topic

Leonard B. Glick

in Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

While some Jewish Americans have criticized ritual circumcision in magazine articles and proposed substituting a rite without genital cutting, others have defended it passionately, insisting that it ... More


Concluding Remarks

in Middlebrow Literature and the Making of German-Jewish Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761222
eISBN:
9780804774239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761222.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter presents some final thoughts from the author. It briefly discusses how German Jews' often conspicuous consumption of high culture has obscured the significance of the vast body of ... More


The Frankist Novels of Isaac Bashevis Singer

Ezra Mendelsohn

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the two Frankist novels of Isaac Bashevis Singer, which are largely unknown even to literary scholars, aiming to make some contribution to a more comprehensive study of the ... More


Jewish Fictions

Nadia Valman

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 7: British and Irish Fiction Since 1940

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198749394
eISBN:
9780191869754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749394.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter looks at the characteristic genres in which British-Jewish writers have worked in the post-war period. Beginning with the Jewish writers of the 1950s and 1960s, the chapter considers the ... More


Inventing the Israelite: Jewish Fiction in Nineteenth-Century France

Maurice Samuels

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763844
eISBN:
9780804773423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763844.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book brings to light little-known works of literature produced from 1830 to 1870 by the first generation of Jews born as French citizens. These writers, it asserts, used fiction as a laboratory ... More


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