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Ethnicity and Beyond: Theories and Dilemmas of Jewish Group Demarcation

Ewa Morawska

in Ethnicity and Beyond: Theories and Dilemmas of Jewish Group Demarcation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199793495
eISBN:
9780190254667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199793495.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter presents a number of essays which look at the issue of the ethnicity of Jewish people. The first essay compares the historical experiences of Jewish communities in different countries ... More


Kosher Feijoada

Misha Klein

in Kosher Feijoada and Other Paradoxes of Jewish Life in São Paulo

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039879
eISBN:
9780813043784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039879.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter presents some of the ways that Brazilian Jews intertwine their multiple sources of identity. The “Brazilification” of the Jewish community is evidenced through their embrace of Brazilian ... More


Ethnicity and Beyond: Theories and Dilemmas of Jewish Group Demarcation

Eli Lederhendler (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199793495
eISBN:
9780190254667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199793495.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This book explores new understandings and approaches to Jewish “ethnicity.” In current parlance regarding multicultural diversity, Jews are often considered to belong socially to the “majority,” ... More


Epilogue: Converts on the Cultural Map

Ellie R. Schainker

in Confessions of the Shtetl: Converts from Judaism in Imperial Russia, 1817-1906

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798280
eISBN:
9781503600249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798280.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The epilogue summarizes how the phenomenon of Russian Jewish conversion, though marginal in number, left an outsized imprint on the cultural map of East European Jews who grappled with questions of ... More


Cosmopolitans at Home

Misha Klein

in Kosher Feijoada and Other Paradoxes of Jewish Life in São Paulo

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039879
eISBN:
9780813043784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039879.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The concluding chapter discusses how this exploration of Jewish Brazilian experience is important for understanding both Jewish ethnicity and Brazilian national identity, and the relationship between ... More


Concepts of Scripture in Moshe Greenberg

Marc Zvi Brettler

in Jewish Concepts of Scripture: A Comparative Introduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740620
eISBN:
9780814724798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740620.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Moshe Greenberg, who modeled himself after Yehezkel Kaufmann and elevated biblical discussion above ecclesiastical dogma into the realm of the eternally significant ideas. ... More


Unbound in Fantasy: Reading Monstrosity and the Supernatural

Jodi Eichler-Levine

in Suffer the Little Children: Uses of the Past in Jewish and African American Children's Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722992
eISBN:
9780814724002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722992.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on two authors who show monstrosity and the supernatural in a whole new light: Maurice Sendak and Virginia Hamilton. It first reads Sendak's 1963 picture book Where the Wild ... More


Pharyngeal Beauty and Depharyngealized Geek: Performing Ethnicity on Israeli Reality TV

Roey Gafter

in Raciolinguistics: How Language Shapes Our Ideas About Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190625696
eISBN:
9780190625726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625696.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Among Israelis, Jewish ethnicity is usually understood as a dichotomy between Ashkenazi Jews (of European descent) and Mizrahi Jews (of Middle Eastern descent). The feature most stereotypically ... More


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