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 “Trembling of the Hands”: Radical Challenges in a Pivotal Century

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.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Nineteenth-century German Jews — their way of life transformed by modernity — debated whether circumcision was an appropriate practice for adherents of the new Jewish “enlightenment” and Reform ... More


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

Leonard B. Glick

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book traces the history of male infant circumcision from its origins in ancient Judea, through centuries of Christian condemnation and Jewish defense, to its current role in American culture and ... More


When May We Kill Our Brethren? Jews at War

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/9780691138879.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on Jewish wartime sensibilities. As Jews began to serve in substantial numbers in the armies of Europe and North America, their patriotic inclinations clashed with their ... More


“My 1933”

Hermann Levin Goldschmidt

in The Legacy of German Jewry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228263
eISBN:
9780823237142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228263.003.0029
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses “My 1933”, the last work written by Hermann Levin Goldschmidt about the German Jewry. The central text of this collection represents a different kind of self-assertion achieved ... 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


Family Life

Steven M. Lowenstein

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/9780195171648.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter shows how German Jewish families underwent great change in the 19th century. In the early 19th century, there was still much overcrowding, many absent fathers, and many household members ... More


Equality and Difference: Human Dignity and Popular Sovereignty in the Mirror of Political Modernity

Seyla Benhabib

in Exile, Statelessness, and Migration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691167251
eISBN:
9780691184234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167251.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explains how in the German—Jewish encounter with political modernity, the contradictory presuppositions constitutive of every nation-state are revealed. Now that the weaknesses of the ... More


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


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


Mixed Feelings: Tropes of Love in German Jewish Culture

Katja Garloff

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704963
eISBN:
9781501706011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704963.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Since the late eighteenth century, writers and thinkers have used the idea of love—often unrequited or impossible love—to comment on the changing cultural, social, and political position of Jews in ... More


Dramatic History: Reflections on a Biblical Play by Ludwig Robert

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/9780195112030.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter deals with the literary works of Ludwig Robert, a German Jewish playwright, who wrote a biblical play about Jephthah, entitled Die Tochter Jephthas. The main character Jephthah is a war ... More


Yiddish Modernism in Weimar Berlin

Allison Schachter

in Diasporic Modernisms: Hebrew and Yiddish Literature in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812639
eISBN:
9780199919413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812639.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, European Literature

In his interwar prose fiction, written in Weimar Berlin, Dovid Bergelson rewrites the traditional Jewish tropes of exile and diaspora to situate Yiddish both within the changing Jewish linguistic and ... More


One. The Family Tree

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

This chapter covers Schuman's genealogy, the derivation of his first and middle names, and the change in spelling of his last name. The lives of his paternal great-grandparents, both sets of ... More


Three. Camp Cobbossee (and a Summer Abroad)

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Schuman's six summers at Camp Cobbossee in Winthrop, Maine, were formative in developing his skills as a musician. Schuman also spent one summer touring France with other boys his age. This chapter ... More


Seven. Sarah Lawrence and the Beginning of the Decade of War

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Schuman's early years as an instructor at Sarah Lawrence College found him allying himself with progressive elements on the campus, especially in light of the Spanish Civil War. Schuman's views on ... More


The Anti-Journalist: Karl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

Paul Reitter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709703
eISBN:
9780226709727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709727.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In turn-of-the-century Vienna, Karl Kraus created a bold new style of media criticism, penning incisive satires that elicited both admiration and outrage. Kraus' spectacularly hostile critiques often ... More


Prague Territories: National Conflict and Cultural Innovation in Franz Kafka's Fin de Siecle

Scott Spector

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219090
eISBN:
9780520929777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219090.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book maps the “territories” carved out by German-Jewish intellectuals living in Prague at the dawn of the twentieth century. It explores the social, cultural, and ideological contexts in which ... More


introduction: Beyond the Mother Tongue?: Multilingual Practices and the Monolingual Paradigm

Yeasemin Yildiz

in Beyond the Mother Tongue: The Postmonolingual Condition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823241309
eISBN:
9780823241347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241309.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The introduction provides the historical and conceptual backdrop to the argument that monolingualism is a more recent phenomenon than multilingualism and elaborates on the notion of the ... More


Encrypting the Past: The German-Jewish Holocaust novel of the first generation

Kirstin Gwyer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198709930
eISBN:
9780191780202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709930.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, European Literature

Encrypting the Past puts forward the interpretative category of the first-generation German-Jewish Holocaust novel and examines its representational strategies. With reference to works by H. G. ... More


Poetic Affairs: Celan, Grunbein, Brodsky

Michael Eskin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758314
eISBN:
9780804786812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758314.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book deals with the complex interface between literature and life through the prism of the lives and works of three poets: the German-Jewish poet and Holocaust survivor, Paul Celan (1920–1970); ... More


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