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Writing as Resistance? Bearing Witness in the Warsaw Ghetto

Zoe Vania Waxman

in Writing the Holocaust: Identity, Testimony, Representation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541546
eISBN:
9780191709739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541546.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the work of Emmanuel Ringelblum, a trained social historian and teacher, who initiated the Warsaw-based secret archives of Oneg Shabbat (Sabbath Delight: a code-name for the ... More


Early Modern Criticism of the <i>Zohar</i>

Yaacob Dweck

in The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145082
eISBN:
9781400840007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145082.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter argues that Modena's criticism of the Zohar's origins had little to do with its theological contents. It emerged as a reaction to the elevated status of the work among his Jewish ... More


The Jewish Soldier between Memory and Reality

Derek J. Penslar

in Jews and the Military: A History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138879
eISBN:
9781400848577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138879.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores the Jews' historic self-image as a people that shuns what the Hebrew writer S.Y. Agnon called “the craft of Esau, the waging of war.” The notion of Jews as wards of divine and ... More


Material Culture and Daily Life

CATHERINE HEZSER

in Rabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264744
eISBN:
9780191734663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264744.003.0018
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter evaluates the use of rabbinic literature in the study of Jewish daily life and material culture. It explains that one of the main problems associated with research on material culture ... More


Conclusion

Marion A. Kaplan

in Jewish Daily Life in Germany, 1618-1945

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195171648
eISBN:
9780199871346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171648.003.0027
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. The history of Jewish daily life does much more than provide static snapshots of the past. It opens up new vistas and shows that ... More


Translating “Englitch”

Joshua L. Miller

in Accented America: The Cultural Politics of Multilingual Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195336993
eISBN:
9780199893997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336993.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Diasporic Jewish culture has been multilingual by definition for more than two thousand years of statelessness—until the twentieth century, that is. This chapter juxtaposes two sharply different ... More


The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice

Yaacob Dweck

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145082
eISBN:
9781400840007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145082.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This is the first book about the origins of a culture war that began in early modern Europe and continues to this day: the debate between kabbalists and their critics on the nature of Judaism and the ... More


Introduction

Marion A. Kaplan

in Jewish Daily Life in Germany, 1618-1945

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195171648
eISBN:
9780199871346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171648.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the book. It begins with a discussion of the purpose of the book, which is to examine the qualitative aspects of the life of Jews in Germany. The ... More


European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism 1550–1750

Jonathan I. Israel

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198219286
eISBN:
9780191678332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219286.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

This is the first survey history of Jewish life and culture in early modern Europe to concentrate on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as a radically new phase in Jewish history. The book ... More


Family Life

Robert Liberles

in Jewish Daily Life in Germany, 1618-1945

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195171648
eISBN:
9780199871346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171648.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter shows that the dynamics of Jewish family life in early modern Germany did not differ markedly from those of their neighbors. Except for the wealthy, women generally married between their ... More


Admit Him into the Covenant of Abraham?: Circumcision and Other Birth Rituals

Yaacov Deutsch

in Judaism in Christian Eyes: Ethnographic Descriptions of Jews and Judaism in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199756537
eISBN:
9780199950201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756537.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on a topic that pertains to the life cycle—birth and its attendant ritual. Birth rituals are indeed among the most popular subjects in our corpus. A case in point is circumcision ... More


Middlebrow Fiction and the Making of Modern Orthodoxy

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/9780804761222.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter examines the roles that narrative fiction—primarily orthodox novels and novellas of contemporary Jewish life—played in creating and sustaining a vision of orthodoxy as wedded to German ... More


Ghetto Fiction: Daniel Stauben, David Schornstein, and the Uses of the Jewish Past

in Inventing the Israelite: Jewish Fiction in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763844
eISBN:
9780804773423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763844.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Between 1849 and 1853, Auguste Widal published a series of nine “Lettres sur les moeurs alsaciennes” (Letters on Alsatian Manners in the Reform Jewish newspaper Les Archives Israélites. He published ... More


Judaism in Christian Eyes: Ethnographic Descriptions of Jews and Judaism in Early Modern Europe

Yaacov Deutsch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199756537
eISBN:
9780199950201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756537.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book examines Christian ethnographic writing about the Jews in early modern Europe, offering a systematic historical analysis of this literary genre and arguing its importance for better ... More


Sacrificing to

Moshe Halbertal

in On Sacrifice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152851
eISBN:
9781400842353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152851.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins with a discussion of how sacrifice is the most primary and basic form of ritual. The elimination of animal sacrifice from contemporary Western religious life came about as a ... More


Nathan Birnbaum and Jewish Modernity: Architect of Zionism, Yiddishism, and Orthodoxy

Jess Olson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778732
eISBN:
9780804785006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778732.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book explores the life and thought of one of the most important but least known figures in early Zionism, Nathan Birnbaum. Now remembered mainly for his coinage of the word “Zionism,” Birnbaum ... More


Jabotinsky as Playwright: New Texts, New Subtexts

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/9780195112030.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter presents an analysis of one of the least studied parts of Jabotinsky's massive ocuvre, namely, the three plays he wrote in Russian in the early years of his literary career. This ... More


Jewish Spaces and Retro-Shtetls

in Music from a Speeding Train: Jewish Literature in Post-Revolution Russia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774437
eISBN:
9780804779043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774437.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter focuses on the connection between the classic Yiddish literary imagination of the shtetl and Yiddish literature before and after World War II, focusing on the works of such authors as ... More


Women’s Transformations of Contemporary Jewish Life

Sylvia Barack Fishman

in Women and Judaism: New Insights and Scholarship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732182
eISBN:
9780814733110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732182.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyzes the impact of the second wave of feminism on American Judaism and Jewish life. In the United States, women's activism revitalized Jewish connections within the lives of Jewish ... More


Maintaining Community

Amy Hill Shevitz

in Jewish Communities on the Ohio River: A History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124308
eISBN:
9780813134932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124308.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter provides a description of the Jewish communities in America during the nineteenth century. The small Jewish communities showed remarkable institutional persistence, holding together to ... More


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