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Alan Cooper, Philip Roth and the Jews. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996. xiv + 319 pp.

Hana Wirth-Nesher

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195134681
eISBN:
9780199848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0027
Subject:
History, History of Religion

A review of the book, Philip Roth and the Jews by Alan Cooper is presented. Cooper tells an engaging story of a pioneering, courageous, prophetic hero — the writer Philip Roth — doomed to be ... More


Discourses of Civilization: The Shifting Course of a Modern Jewish Motif

David N. Myers

in Jewish Contribution to Civilization

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113522
eISBN:
9781800342644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113522.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on 'Jewish civilization', in which the term served the interests of Jewish intellectuals far better when counterpoised against the German Romantic notion of a distinct national ... More


Louis Finkelstein, Mordecai Kaplan, and American ‘Jewish contributions to Civilization’

David Biale

in Jewish Contribution to Civilization

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113522
eISBN:
9781800342644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113522.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter compares three twentieth and twenty-first century overviews of Jewish culture and civilization through the works of Mordecai Kaplan, Louis Finkelstein, and David Biale. It addresses ... More


Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 16: Focusing on Jewish Popular Culture and Its Afterlife

Michael C. Steinlauf and Antony Polonsky (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774730
eISBN:
9781800340732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774730.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Scholarship on the civilization of Polish Jews has tended to focus on elite culture and canonical literature. This volume focuses on the less explored theme of Jewish popular culture and shows how it ... More


Afterword

Jonathan Webber, Chris Schwarz, and Jason Francisco

in Rediscovering Traces of Memory: The Jewish Heritage of Polish Galicia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781786940872
eISBN:
9781800343382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940872.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews the Jewish heritage of Polish Galicia from a contemporary perspective. It focuses on what can be understood of the past and the outstanding Jewish civilization that flourished in ... More


Jewish Thought as a Factor in Civilization

Leon Roth

in Is There a Jewish Philosophy?: Rethinking Fundamentals

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774556
eISBN:
9781800340824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774556.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents Jewish thought as a coherent system of ideas; but it remains mindful of the fact that the truer the ideas, the more they may be expected to have appeared elsewhere. Nor does ... More


Poetry and Politics in the Caliphate of Cordoba 950–1150

Jane S. Gerber

in Cities of Splendour in the Shaping of Sephardi History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781904113300
eISBN:
9781800343276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113300.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyses the distinctive Jewish civilization that emerged in Spain, which was then shaped by the unique coexistence of Jews, Christians, and Muslims on European soil. The Jews of Spain ... More


Introduction

Jonathan Webber, Chris Schwarz, and Jason Francisco

in Rediscovering Traces of Memory: The Jewish Heritage of Polish Galicia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781786940872
eISBN:
9781800343382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940872.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides an overview of Jewish civilization that developed in Poland about 1,000 years until it was brutally destroyed during the Holocaust. It describes Poland as the centre of the ... More


General Introduction

Menso Folkerts, Barnabas Hughes, Roi Wagner, and J. Lennart Berggren

Victor J. Katz (ed.)

in Sourcebook in the Mathematics of Medieval Europe and North Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691156859
eISBN:
9781400883202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156859.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This introductory chapter provides a brief background to the interchange of mathematical knowledge across three civilizations during the medieval period, as well as this volume's editing and ... More


Assimilation and Cultural Exchange in Modern Jewish History

Maud Mandel

in Rethinking European Jewish History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113560
eISBN:
9781800342651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113560.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter considers that the term 'assimilation' requires nuanced appreciation among those who have condemned the secularizing acculturation and integration of Jews into Western societies. It ... More


What Story to Tell?: Shaping the Narrative of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Michael C. Steinlauf

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 20: Making Holocaust Memory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113058
eISBN:
9781800342613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113058.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter cites the book written by Michael C. Steinlauf called Bondage to the Dead: Poland and the Memory of the Holocaust (1997), which is considered a classic study of the place of the ... More


Joseph Ibn Abithur

David Goldstein

in Hebrew Poems from Spain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113669
eISBN:
9781800340183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113669.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the poetry of Joseph Ibn Abithur. Joseph was born in the middle of the tenth century in Merida and lived in Cordoba, which was the centre of Muslim and Jewish civilisation in ... More


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