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The Agony of Greek Jews, 1940-1945

The Agony of Greek Jews, 1940-1945

Steven B. Bowman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755849
eISBN:
9780804772495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755849.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book tells the story of modern Greek Jewry as it came under the control of the Kingdom of Greece during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In particular, it deals with the vicissitudes of ... More

Babel in ZionJews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948

Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948

Liora R. Halperin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300197488
eISBN:
9780300210200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197488.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The promotion and vernacularization of Hebrew, traditionally a language of Jewish liturgy and study, was a central accomplishment of the Zionist movement in Palestine in the years following World War ... More

Barricades and BannersThe Revolution of 1905 and the Transformation of Warsaw Jewry

Barricades and Banners: The Revolution of 1905 and the Transformation of Warsaw Jewry

Scott Ury

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763837
eISBN:
9780804781046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763837.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book examines the intersection of urban society and modern politics among Jews in turn-of-the-century Warsaw, Europe's largest Jewish center at the time. By focusing on the tumultuous events ... More

Bestiarium JudaicumUnnatural Histories of the Jews

Bestiarium Judaicum: Unnatural Histories of the Jews

Jay Geller

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823275595
eISBN:
9780823277148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275595.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Given the vast inventory of verbal and visual images of nonhuman animals (pigs, dogs, vermin, rodents, apes, etc.) disseminated for millennia to debase and bestialize Jews (the Bestiarium Judaicum), ... More

Between Foreigners and ShiʿisNineteenth-Century Iran and its Jewish Minority

Between Foreigners and Shiʿis: Nineteenth-Century Iran and its Jewish Minority

Daniel Tsadik

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754583
eISBN:
9780804779487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754583.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Based on archival and primary sources in Persian, Hebrew, Judeo-Persian, Arabic, and European languages, this book examines the Jews' religious, social, and political status in nineteenth-century ... More

Beyond ExpulsionJews, Christians, and Reformation Strasbourg

Beyond Expulsion: Jews, Christians, and Reformation Strasbourg

Debra Kaplan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774420
eISBN:
9780804779050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774420.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book is a history of Jewish–Christian interactions in early modern Strasbourg, a city from which the Jews had been expelled and banned from residence in the late fourteenth century. It shows ... More

The Business of IdentityJews, Muslims, and Economic Life in Medieval Egypt

The Business of Identity: Jews, Muslims, and Economic Life in Medieval Egypt

Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785471
eISBN:
9780804787161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785471.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book explores Jewish commercial partnerships in medieval Egypt, and reveals Jewish merchants to have used economic cooperation as a vehicle for cultural identity formation and maintenance. ... More

Confessions of the ShtetlConverts from Judaism in Imperial Russia, 1817-1906

Confessions of the Shtetl: Converts from Judaism in Imperial Russia, 1817-1906

Ellie R. Schainker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798280
eISBN:
9781503600249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798280.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Confessions of the Shtetl explores Jewish conversions to a variety of Christian confessions in nineteenth-century imperial Russia. The book analyzes the surprisingly restrained policy of the Russian ... More

An Early SelfJewish Belonging in Romance Literature, 1499-1627

An Early Self: Jewish Belonging in Romance Literature, 1499-1627

Susanne Zepp

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804787451
eISBN:
9780804793148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787451.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book discusses five Early Modern literary texts that emerged in Europe between 1499 and 1627. The 5 texts are: La Celestina, the Dialoghi d’amore by Leone Ebreo, the first picaresque novel, ... More

Emissaries from the Holy LandThe Sephardic Diaspora and the Practice of Pan-Judaism in the Eighteenth Century

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

Matthias B. Lehmann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804789653
eISBN:
9780804792462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789653.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Emissaries from the Holy Land tells the story of a philanthropic network that was overseen by the Jewish community leadership in the Ottoman capital city of Istanbul between the 1720s and the 1820s ... More

Extraterritorial DreamsEuropean Citizenship, Sephardi Jews, and the Ottoman Twentieth Century

Extraterritorial Dreams: European Citizenship, Sephardi Jews, and the Ottoman Twentieth Century

Sarah Abrevaya Stein

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226368191
eISBN:
9780226368368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368368.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Crossing Europe, the Mediterranean, Middle East, North Africa, south and east Asia, as well as the major conflicts of a century, this book takes shape where empires, states, and individuals meet, ... More

The Fall of a SparrowThe Life and Times of Abba Kovner

The Fall of a Sparrow: The Life and Times of Abba Kovner

Dina Porat

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762489
eISBN:
9780804772525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762489.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book is the only full biography in English of the partisan, poet, and patriot Abba Kovner (1918–1987), an unsung and largely unknown hero of the Second World War and Israel's War of ... More

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

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

Mikhail Krutikov

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770071
eISBN:
9780804777254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770071.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book is an intellectual biography of Meir Wiener (1893–1941), an Austrian-Jewish intellectual and a student of Jewish mysticism who emigrated to the Soviet Union in 1926 and reinvented himself ... More

From the Jewish HeartlandTwo Centuries of Midwest Foodways

From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways

Ellen F. Steinberg and Jack H. Prost

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036200
eISBN:
9780252093159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036200.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book reveals the distinctive flavor of Jewish foods in the Midwest and tracks regional culinary changes through time. Exploring Jewish culinary innovation in America's heartland from the 1800s ... More

The Full Severity of CompassionThe Poetry of Yehuda Amichai

The Full Severity of Compassion: The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai

Chana Kronfeld

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804782951
eISBN:
9780804797214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782951.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000) was the foremost Israeli poet of the 20th century and an internationally influential literary figure. The Full Severity of Compassion is a modular retrospective of ... More

The Genius

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

Germans into JewsRemaking the Jewish Social Body in the Weimar Republic

Germans into Jews: Remaking the Jewish Social Body in the Weimar Republic

Sharon Gillerman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757119
eISBN:
9780804771405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757119.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book turns to an often overlooked and misunderstood period of German and Jewish history: the years between the world wars. It has been assumed that the Jewish community in Germany was in decline ... More

Gershom ScholemAn Intellectual Biography

Gershom Scholem: An Intellectual Biography

Amir Engel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226428635
eISBN:
9780226428772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428772.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book discusses the life and work of the best-known Israeli scholar, the Kabbalah historian of German Jewish descent, Gershom Scholem (1897 – 1982). It offers a new perspective on this seminal ... More

Glory and AgonyIsaac's Sacrifice and National Narrative

Glory and Agony: Isaac's Sacrifice and National Narrative

Yael Feldman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759021
eISBN:
9780804777360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759021.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book is a history of the shifting attitudes toward national sacrifice in Hebrew culture over the last century. Its point of departure is Zionism's obsessive preoccupation with its haunting ... More

A Goy Who Speaks YiddishChristians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Aya Elyada

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book explores the unique phenomenon of Christian engagement with Yiddish language and literature from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the late eighteenth century. By analyzing the ... More

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