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Conclusions

Stuart Weeks

in Early Israelite Wisdom

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270072
eISBN:
9780191683879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270072.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter summarizes the preceding discussions and presents some concluding thoughts from the author. It argues that Israelite literature might make ... More


Rhetorics of Belonging: Nation, Narration, and Israel/Palestine

Anna Bernard

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319433
eISBN:
9781781381045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319433.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The crisis in Israel/Palestine has long been the world’s most visible military conflict. Yet the region’s cultural and intellectual life remains all but unknown to most foreign observers, which means ... More


Reading for the Nation

Anna Bernard

in Rhetorics of Belonging: Nation, Narration, and Israel/Palestine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319433
eISBN:
9781781381045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319433.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter challenges the sense of fatigue that has accompanied discussions of national narration in postcolonial literary studies, which stems in part from a lack of attention to contexts like ... More


Using the Non-Israelite Sources

Weeks Stuart

in Early Israelite Wisdom

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270072
eISBN:
9780191683879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270072.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter discusses how non-Israelite sources can be used to further the understanding of Proverbs. Although there is no straightforward answer to ... More


Introduction

Anna Bernard

in Rhetorics of Belonging: Nation, Narration, and Israel/Palestine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319433
eISBN:
9781781381045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319433.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter argues that the idea of national narration has remained under-theorized in postcolonial literary studies, in part because of a lack of attention to Palestinian and Israeli literature. It ... More


‘Israel is not South Africa’: Amos Oz’s Living Utopias

Anna Bernard

in Rhetorics of Belonging: Nation, Narration, and Israel/Palestine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319433
eISBN:
9781781381045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319433.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines a selection of texts by Amos Oz, the most widely translated and internationally influential Israeli author now writing. Oz’s novels are exemplary in many ways of the national ... More


Intersectional Allegories: Orly Castel-Bloom and Sahar Khalifeh

Anna Bernard

in Rhetorics of Belonging: Nation, Narration, and Israel/Palestine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319433
eISBN:
9781781381045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319433.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter argues that the work of the Israeli writer Orly Castel-Bloom and the Palestinian writer Sahar Khalifeh is linked by their trenchant critiques of the gender-nationalism nexus in Israeli ... More


‘An Act of Defiance Against Them All’: Anton Shammas’ Arabesques

Anna Bernard

in Rhetorics of Belonging: Nation, Narration, and Israel/Palestine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319433
eISBN:
9781781381045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319433.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter considers Anton Shammas’ celebrated Hebrew-language novel Arabesques (1986). This novel portrays a man, also named Anton Shammas, who recounts the oral history of his natal Palestinian ... More


Prologue: Old Questions; Do They Deserve New Answers?

in From Continuity to Contiguity: Toward a New Jewish Literary Thinking

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762007
eISBN:
9780804775021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762007.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins by considering several questions about Hebrew and Yiddish literatures, which have been ignored by literary scholars in the second half of the twentieth century. It then addresses ... More


The Unsaid

Amir Eshel

in Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924953
eISBN:
9780226924960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924960.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter provides an overview of Part 2 of the book, which discusses Israeli Jewish writing after 1948. These works focused on war, the flight and expulsion of Palestinians, the bitter conflict ... More


“The Temptation of the Cross”: The Figure of Jesus in Israeli Literature

Neta Stahl

in Other and Brother: Jesus in the 20th-Century Jewish Literary Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199760008
eISBN:
9780199979561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760008.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

It has been commonly assumed that in the wake of the Holocaust, the figure of Jesus became clearly associated with the persecutors—those who tried to exterminate the Jewish people—and that as a ... More


“A Land That Devours Its Inhabitants. Its Lovers Devour Its Lovers”

Amir Eshel

in Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924953
eISBN:
9780226924960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924960.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines several works written in the 1980s by Israeli Jewish authors. These include David Schütz's Shoshan lavan, shoshan adom (1988; White rose, red rose), Yehoshua Kenaz's Hitganvut ... More


The Threads of Our Story: The Unsaid in Recent Israeli Prose

Amir Eshel

in Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924953
eISBN:
9780226924960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924960.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses short stories and novels that were all written during a period of bitter debates regarding 1948 and al-Nakba. These works also take into account a series of traumatic events in ... More


Israel and Palestine

Franck Salameh

in The Other Middle East: An Anthology of Modern Levantine Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300204445
eISBN:
9780300231816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204445.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the works of Arab and Israeli authors who celebrate diversity, humanity, and humanism. These include Anglo-Palestinian novelist Samir el-Youssef (b. 1965), Fawaz Turki (b. ... More


“Then, Suddenly—Fire”: A. B. Yehoshua's Facing the Forests

Amir Eshel

in Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924953
eISBN:
9780226924960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924960.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines A. B. Yehoshua's novella Facing the Forests. The work, which centers on the trope of the destroyed Palestinian village, reveals how the wrongs committed by Israel's founding ... More


The Silence of the Villages: S. Yizhar's Early War Writing

Amir Eshel

in Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924953
eISBN:
9780226924960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924960.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the early post-1948 works of S. Yizhar, which focused on conflicted individuals—on soldiers who struggled to find a way to cope with some of the more questionable aspects of ... More


Positive Psychology and Ancient Israelite Wisdom

Carol A. Newsom

in The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199795734
eISBN:
9780199979691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795734.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter considers Israelite Wisdom literature via the lens of Positive Psychology. She finds the book of Proverbs to present a eudaimonic vision of happiness, in no small part because the book ... More


Omri Asscher, Reading America, Reading Israel: The Politics of Translation between Jews. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2020. 256 pp.

Anat Helman (ed.)

in No Small Matter: Features of Jewish Childhood

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197577301
eISBN:
9780197577332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197577301.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies Omri Asscher's Reading America, Reading Israel: The Politics of Translation between Jews (2020). This book employs translation to think about how two groups — American and ... More


James Ross and Song Lihong (eds.), The Image of Jews in Contemporary China. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 216. 244 pp.

Richard I. Cohen (ed.)

in Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190912628
eISBN:
9780190912659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912628.003.0032
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews the book The Image of Jews in Contemporary China (2016), edited by James Ross and Song Lihong. The Image of Jews in Contemporary China includes philosophical reflections, Kaifeng ... More


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