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 Bounding the Nation: Ethnic Selves and National Others in Yishuv Culture

Arieh Bruce Saposnik

in Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331219
eISBN:
9780199868100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331219.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Continuing with the theme of Orient and Occident in Zionist culture, this chapter examines the ways in which competing conceptions helped determine the role of Oriental Jews and Palestinian Arabs in ... More


Bialik and the Sephardim: The Ethnic Encoding of Modern Hebrew Literature

Lital Levy

in Poetic Trespass: Writing between Hebrew and Arabic in Israel/Palestine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162485
eISBN:
9781400852574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162485.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reexamines the history and indeed the idea of Modern Hebrew literature through the tension between its dominant narrative, associated with Ashkenazi Jews, and the suppressed perspectives ... More


Dutch Trade with Senegambia, Guinea, and Cape Verde, c.1590–1674

FILIPA RIBEIRO DA SILVA

in Brokers of Change: Atlantic Commerce and Cultures in Pre-Colonial Western Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265208
eISBN:
9780191754180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265208.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Little attention has been given to the economic activities of European private investors in the Western African trade. To partly fill this void in the literature, this chapter examines the private ... More


The Modern Period: Changes by Choice to the Text

Ruth Langer

in Cursing the Christians?: A History of the Birkat HaMinim

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199783175
eISBN:
9780199919161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199783175.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

For varying reasons, Jews across the spectrum deliberately altered the text of the birkat haminim in the modern period. Sephardim reintroduced the word “minim” to the text but in novel locations and ... More


The Origins of Modern Jewish Philanthropy, 1789–1860

Derek J. Penslar

in Shylock's Children: Economics and Jewish Identity in Modern Europe

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225909
eISBN:
9780520925847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225909.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter talks about Jewish philanthropy, which is an arena of clashing approaches to the study of the Jewish past. These approaches are called “essentialist,” “contextualist,” and “comparative.” ... More


Introduction: Crypto-Jewish Descent: An Ethnographic Study in Historical Perspective

Janet Liebman Jacobs

in Hidden Heritage: The Legacy of the Crypto-Jews

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233461
eISBN:
9780520936614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233461.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter introduces an ethnographic study on contemporary crypto-Jewish descendants and the effects of hidden ancestry on the construction of religious and ethnic identity among them. It begins ... More


Conversion and the Rekindling of the Jewish Soul

Janet Liebman Jacobs

in Hidden Heritage: The Legacy of the Crypto-Jews

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233461
eISBN:
9780520936614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233461.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines conversion to Judaism among a larger population of crypto-Jewish descendants who have reconstructed their religious worldview through the adoption of an exclusively Jewish ... More


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


Ideological Foundations

Matthias B. Lehmann

in Emissaries from the Holy Land: The Sephardic Diaspora and the Practice of Pan-Judaism in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804789653
eISBN:
9780804792462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789653.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter discusses the ideological foundations for their philanthropic operation developed by the emissaries and their supporters in printed pamphlets, sermons, and other texts. The main ... More


Three Responsible for the Fate of the World: Ángel Sanz Briz and Jorge Perlasca

Tabea Alexa Linhard

in Jewish Spain: A Mediterranean Memory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804787390
eISBN:
9780804791885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787390.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter centers on accounts of Spanish diplomats who were instrumental in protecting Jews in Eastern Europe and the Balkans and who have been designated as “Righteous Among the Nations.” The ... More


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