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When a Dream Comes True: Zionist Politics in Palestine, 1923–1931

Amir Engel

in Gershom Scholem: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226428635
eISBN:
9780226428772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428772.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter returns to Scholem’s biography and discusses his immigration to Palestine in 1923 and his reaction to the political reality on the ground. Against what one may assume, Scholem’s ... More


Against All Odds: Sabbatean Belief and the Sabbatean Movement

Amir Engel

in Gershom Scholem: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226428635
eISBN:
9780226428772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428772.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter discusses each of Scholem’s four attempts to provide a comprehensive and synthetic description of the Sabbatean Messianic movement from 1928, 1937, 1941 and 1956. Each of these attempts, ... More


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


“The jews” in Christian Theology and Myth

in The Jewish Persona in the European Imagination: A Case of Russian Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770552
eISBN:
9780804775625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770552.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter examines the conception of the Jews in Christian myth and theology. It discusses the views that the Jews cannot understand and misconstrued the Scriptures by giving them a literal ... More


The Semiotics of the “jewish” Body

in The Jewish Persona in the European Imagination: A Case of Russian Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770552
eISBN:
9780804775625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770552.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter examines the depiction of the “Jewish” body in European literature. It suggests that modern writers constructed the “Jewish” body based on the traditional satanic corporeal traits put at ... More


Introduction Beyond Expulsion: A Paradigm Shift

in Beyond Expulsion: Jews, Christians, and Reformation Strasbourg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774420
eISBN:
9780804779050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774420.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book examines the Jewish–Christian relations in Strasbourg, a city in early modern France that expelled its Jewish population in 1390 and readmitted them only in 1791—a period of 400 years. It ... More


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