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Languages of Community: The Jewish Experience in the Czech Lands

Hillel Kieval

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214101
eISBN:
9780520921160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214101.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book examines the contours and distinctive features of Jewish experience in the lands of Bohemia and Moravia (the present-day Czech Republic), from the late eighteenth to the late twentieth ... More


Route, Constellation, Faultline

Stephen Clingman

in The Grammar of Identity: Transnational Fiction and the Nature of the Boundary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278497
eISBN:
9780191706981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278497.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The chapter begins by considering aspects of the biography of the black British writer Caryl Phillips, whose work sets out key features in contemporary transnational fiction. Brought to England from ... More


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


Jewish Communities on the Ohio River: A History

Amy Hill Shevitz

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124308
eISBN:
9780813134932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124308.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

When westward expansion began in the early nineteenth century, the Jewish population of the United States was only 2,500. As Jewish immigration surged over the century between 1820 and 1920, Jews ... More


The Jews of Britain, 1656 to 2000

Todd Endelman

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227194
eISBN:
9780520935662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227194.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The history of British Jewry in the modern period is characterized in this book by a curious mixture of prominence and inconspicuousness. British Jews have been central to the unfolding of key ... More


Introduction Language, Community, and Experience

Hillel J. Kieval

in Languages of Community: The Jewish Experience in the Czech Lands

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214101
eISBN:
9780520921160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214101.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter is concerned with the changing nature of collective and individual identities, the shifting attachments to “community” and to “place”, the breakdown and reconstruction of cultural and ... More


The Holocaust in Every Tongue

in Faithful Renderings: Jewish-Christian Difference and the Politics of Translation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226745053
eISBN:
9780226745077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226745077.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies the significance of translation in Holocaust discourse, arguing for the connection between survival and translation in both Jewish experiences during the war and the transmission ... More


The Chutzpah of Jewish Cultural Studies

Simon J. Bronner

in Jewishness: Expression, Identity and Representation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113454
eISBN:
9781800340336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113454.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Jewish cultural studies. In its formation, Jewish cultural studies is something of a hybrid of Jewish studies and cultural studies. For Jewish ... More


Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina

Leonard Rogoff

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833759
eISBN:
9781469604138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895993_rogoff
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Presenting a chronicle of Jewish life in the Tar Heel State from colonial times to the present, this book incorporates oral histories, original historical documents, and profiles of fascinating ... More


Historians and Martyrs

Alexandra Garbarini

in Numbered Days: Diaries and the Holocaust

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300112528
eISBN:
9780300135039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300112528.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter talks about the diaries that Chaim Aron Kaplan kept about the war. It is Kaplan's account that stands as one of the most comprehensive and remarkable chronicles of Jewish experiences ... More


Hannah Arendt's Jewish Experience: Thinking, Acting, Judging

Jerome Kohn

in Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230754
eISBN:
9780823235858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230754.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter addresses the question: What is the importance of Hannah Arendt's Jewish identity? It argues that applying the term Jewish identity to Arendt is problematic ... More


Introduction

Amy Hill Shevitz

in Jewish Communities on the Ohio River: A History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124308
eISBN:
9780813134932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124308.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the main purpose of this book, which is to present a study of Jews in small-town communities in a specific place across time. The twenty-four communities that are strung along ... More


Introduction

Todd M. Endelman

in Broadening Jewish History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113010
eISBN:
9781800342606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113010.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews the transcendent master narratives that structured the telling of Jewish history in earlier generations. It mentions Eli Lederhendler who wrote in 1994 that history on a grand ... More


Middlebrow Literature and the Making of German-Jewish Identity

Jonathan M. Hess

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761222
eISBN:
9780804774239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761222.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

For generations of German-speaking Jews, the works of Goethe and Schiller epitomized the world of European high culture, a realm that Jews actively participated in as both readers and consumers. Yet ... More


Introduction

François Guesnet, Howard Lupovitch, and Antony Polonsky

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 31: Poland and Hungary: Jewish Realities Compared

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764715
eISBN:
9781800343368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764715.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter investigates the similarities and differences between the Jewish experience in Poland and Hungary in the last two centuries. It looks at the extract from a letter from Aleksander ... More


Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 30: Jewish Education in Eastern Europe

Eliyana Adler and Antony Polonsky (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764500
eISBN:
9781800343429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764500.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

An emphasis on education has long been a salient feature of the Jewish experience. Historians of the early modern and modern era frequently point to the centrality of educational institutions and ... More


Rethinking European Jewish History

Jeremy Cohen and Moshe Rosman (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113560
eISBN:
9781800342651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113560.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Europe has changed greatly in the last century. The political boundaries between nations and states, along with the very concepts of 'nation' and 'boundary', have changed significantly, and the ... More


The Politics of Comradeship: Weimar Germany, 1918–33

Michael Geheran

in Comrades Betrayed: Jewish World War I Veterans under Hitler

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751011
eISBN:
9781501751035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751011.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the Jewish experience under the Weimar Republic from 1918 to 1933. Germany's devastating defeat in November 1918 left the German nation tattered and fragmented. When the war ... More


Jewishness: Expression, Identity and Representation

Simon J. Bronner (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113454
eISBN:
9781800340336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113454.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book proposes that the idea of ‘Jewish’, or what people think of as ‘Jewishness’, is revealed in expressions of culture and applied in constructions of identity and representation. Part I ... More


Reappraising Jewish War Experiences, 1914–18

Michael Geheran

in Comrades Betrayed: Jewish World War I Veterans under Hitler

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751011
eISBN:
9781501751035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751011.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter talks about the Jewish war experience in the German military and the slow rise of anti-Semitism starting from the end of the World War 1. Although Jewish experiences during World War I ... More


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