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Translating “Englitch”

Joshua L. Miller

in Accented America: The Cultural Politics of Multilingual Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195336993
eISBN:
9780199893997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336993.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Diasporic Jewish culture has been multilingual by definition for more than two thousand years of statelessness—until the twentieth century, that is. This chapter juxtaposes two sharply different ... More


Conclusion: Austria’s Jewish Past and the Future

Lisa Silverman

in Becoming Austrians: Jews and Culture between the World Wars

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199794843
eISBN:
9780199950072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794843.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

The conclusion returns to a number of the figures whose narrative histories thread through it and describes their fates after 1938. It also suggests possible directions for applying the lens of ... More


Tradition and Vision

Moulie Vidas

in Tradition and the Formation of the Talmud

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154862
eISBN:
9781400850471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154862.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter considers Hekhalot literature to show that the Sar ha-Torah narrative from this corpus responds to the Talmudic academies‘ ideology of Torah study, presenting an alternative vision for ... More


Spinoza’s Jewish Modernities

Daniel B. Schwartz

in The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142913
eISBN:
9781400842261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142913.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This introductory chapter considers why the hallmark of modern Jewish identity is its resistance to—and, at the same time, obsession with—definition. Like battles over national identity in the modern ... More


Spinoza Redivivus in the Twenty-First Century

Daniel B. Schwartz

in The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142913
eISBN:
9781400842261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142913.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This concluding chapter considers the current vogue in appropriations of Spinoza. Broadly speaking, the chapter finds in the recent literature two basic positions on Spinoza's place in the world of ... More


Introduction

in Memoirs of a Grandmother: Scenes from the Cultural History of the Jews of Russia in the Nineteenth Century, Volume One

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768795
eISBN:
9780804775045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768795.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Pauline Wengeroff (1833–1916), an elderly Russian Jewish woman, wrote a set of memoirs about Jewish society in nineteenth-century Russia. Considered “one of the best works of Jewish memoir ... More


The Neighbors' Melodies: The Politics of Music in War and Revolution

James Loeffler

in The Most Musical Nation: Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300137132
eISBN:
9780300162943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300137132.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter examines how Russian Jewish culture began to unravel from within as early as the first years of World War I, beginning with a now classic ideological debate over the very Jewishness of ... More


The Genealogies: Klezmer Music and Its Traditions in Kraków and Berlin

Magdalena Waligórska

in Klezmer’s Afterlife: An Ethnography of the Jewish Music Revival in Poland and Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199995790
eISBN:
9780199346424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199995790.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter introduces the reader to klezmer traditions in Kraków and Berlin, giving a historical overview of the roots and beginnings of the klezmer boom. It sketches the background of the rising ... More


European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism 1550–1750

Jonathan I. Israel

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198219286
eISBN:
9780191678332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219286.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

This is the first survey history of Jewish life and culture in early modern Europe to concentrate on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as a radically new phase in Jewish history. The book ... More


Kafka's Exploration of Judaism: The Context of Das Urteil (1912)

Ritchie Robertson

in Kafka: Judaism, Politics, and Literature

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158141
eISBN:
9780191673276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158141.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter provides a picture of what being a Jew in Franz Kafka's Prague was actually like and discloses some of the complicated ways in which three cultures — German, Czech, and Jewish — ... More


Religious Practice in the Synagogue and at Home

Trude Maurer

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/9780195171648.003.0024
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the revival of Jewish culture in general, and also more specifically in the Jewish Communities and religious life during the Weimar Republic. Large segments of German Jewry ... More


Introduction When Rabbis Became Novelists:: The Emergence of Jewish Literature in Nineteenth-Century Germany

in Middlebrow Literature and the Making of German-Jewish Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761222
eISBN:
9780804774239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761222.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This introductory chapter discusses the emergence of “Jewish literature” in the nineteenth century. In this period when Jews were rapidly ascending into the ranks of the middle classes, undertaking ... More


Introduction

MICHAEL FISHBANE

in Biblical Myth and Rabbinic Mythmaking

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198267331
eISBN:
9780191602078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198267339.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This introductory chapter begins with an exploration of the concept of myth and the influence of Greek myths on Jewish culture. It then explains the typological approach used to examine the texts in ... More


Jewish Culture (1550–1650)

JONATHAN I. ISRAEL

in European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism 1550–1750

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198219286
eISBN:
9780191678332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219286.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

Samuel Usque's book entitled Consolation for the Tribulations of Israel expressed western and European themes without specifying any religious undertones. In its attempt at finding hidden meanings, ... More


Introduction

Willi Goetschel and David Suchoff

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/9780823228263.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter discusses the coverage of this book, which is about the legacy and history of the German Jewry. This book was first published in 1957, but it seemed then that it was a less ... More


Dov Sadan's Concept of Sifrut Yisra'el, and Why the “Old” Jewish Literary Discourse Became Irrelevant

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/9780804762007.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on Hebrew scholar Dov Sadan. It considers his views on Judaism and Jewish culture, and his work as a literary critic. It suggests that his thinking was deeply rooted in religion ... More


Placing Reading: Ancient Israel and Medieval Europe

Jonathan Boyarin

in The Ethnography of Reading

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079557
eISBN:
9780520913431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079557.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

“Reading” in ancient Jewish culture signifies an act that is oral, social, and collective, and, in Europe, one which belongs to a private or semiprivate social space. By studying the structure of the ... More


The Rise of the Jewish Public Sphere: Coffeehouses, Theaters, and Newspapers

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763837
eISBN:
9780804781046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763837.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter focuses on the impact that the development of a specifically Jewish public sphere had on the form, content, and style of Jewish culture and politics in Warsaw. By closely examining the ... More


Conclusion: Toward a New Jewish Literary Thinking

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/9780804762007.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents some final thoughts. It argues that the modern Jewish cultural condition resembles a heap of metal chips strewn over a wide plane on which different and often contradictory ... More


The Myth of the Cultural Jew: Culture and Law in Jewish Tradition

Roberta Rosenthal Kwall

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195373707
eISBN:
9780190226589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373707.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Comparative Law

A myth exists that Jews can embrace the cultural components of Judaism without appreciating the legal aspects of the Jewish tradition. This myth suggests that law and culture are independent of one ... More


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