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

Magdalena Waligorska

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199995790
eISBN:
9780199346424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199995790.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Klezmer has been a controversial phenomenon in post-Holocaust Europe, ever since this traditional Jewish wedding music made it to the concert halls and discos of Berlin, Warsaw, Budapest and Prague. ... More


The Revival of Jewish Life

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/9781786940872.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter talks about the people who are creating and maintaining projects that memorialize both the Jewish life that existed in Polish Galicia for centuries and the enormity of the Holocaust ... More


Rediscovering Traces of Memory: The Jewish Heritage of Polish Galicia

Jonathan Webber

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781786940872
eISBN:
9781800343382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940872.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The present-day traces of the Jewish past in Poland are complex. Jewish life lay in ruins after the Holocaust. Much evidence of ruin remains, but there are also widespread traces that bear witness to ... More


Jewish Life in Ruins

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/9781786940872.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on ruins as a key present-day reality of the Jewish heritage in Poland. It recounts the German occupation of Poland in the Second World War, in which about 90 percent of the ... More


Every Wise Woman Shoppeth for her House: The Sisterhood Gift Shop and the American Jewish Home in the Mid-Twentieth Century

Joellyn Wallen Zollman

in Jews at Home: The Domestication of Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113461
eISBN:
9781800340343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113461.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the synagogue sisterhood gift shops that arose during the 1950s in the United States. It focuses on these gift shops as retailers of the ‘Jewish Home Beautiful’ — official, ... More


‘Greek Wisdom’ as Secular Knowledge and Science

Yaacov Shavit

in Athens in Jerusalem: Classical Antiquity and Hellenism in the Making of the Modern Secular Jew

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774259
eISBN:
9781800340879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774259.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter focuses on how ‘Greek wisdom’ is treated in Jewish culture. It shows that the term ‘Greek wisdom’ had a long history, and the maskilim (men of letters and thinkers) turned to it to seek ... More


“Curating the Mellah”: Cultural Conservation, Jewish Heritage Tourism, and Normalization Debates in Morocco and Tunisia, 1960s–2017

Aomar Boum

in Social Currents in North Africa: Culture and Governance after the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190876036
eISBN:
9780190943127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876036.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the movement of cultural renovation and marketing of Jewish heritage in Tunisia and Morocco and its ties to the development of a Jewish cultural tourism that targets Israeli ... More


The Carved Wooden Torah Arks of Eastern Europe

Bracha Yaniv

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764371
eISBN:
9781800343436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764371.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The carved wooden Torah arks found in eastern Europe from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries were magnificent structures, unparalleled in their beauty and mystical significance. The work of ... More


Ceremonial Synagogue Textiles: From Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and Italian Communities

Bracha Yaniv

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764180
eISBN:
9781800343320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764180.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Richly illustrated and meticulously documented, this is the first comprehensive survey of synagogue textiles to be available in English. The book records their evolution from ancient times to the ... More


Introduction

François Guesnet, Benjamin Matis, and Antony Polonsky

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 32: Jews and Music-Making in the Polish Lands

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781906764739
eISBN:
9781800343306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764739.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Jewish musicians and Jewish music-making in the Polish lands. It examines the astounding variety of music of all genres and styles produced by musicians of Jewish heritage in ... More


The Banished Brother: Islam in Jewish Thought and Faith

Paul B. Fenton

in Jewish Theology and World Religions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764098
eISBN:
9781800340190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764098.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter studies the cultural encounter between Israel and Ishmael, how it has played a powerful role in shaping Judaism, and how it led the medieval rabbis and Jewish thinkers to oscillate ... More


Forbidden Fruit: Illicit Love Affairs between Jews and Gentiles in the Novels of Julian Stryjkowski

Regina Grol

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 13: Focusing on the Holocaust and its Aftermath

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774600
eISBN:
9781800340701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774600.003.0030
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses the illicit love affairs between Jews and Gentiles in the Galician novels of Julian Stryjkowski, a Polish Jewish writer. In most of his oeuvre, Stryjkowski exhibits a ... More


A Response to Deborah Meier

Joshua Elkin

in Jewish Day Schools, Jewish Communities: A Reconsideration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113744
eISBN:
9781800340770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113744.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter responds to and elaborates on a few key points made both in the preceding chapter and in other writings. It argues that the Jewish heritage possesses material that dovetails very nicely ... More


Gershwin and His Family

Howard Pollack

in George Gershwin: His Life and Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248649
eISBN:
9780520933149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248649.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

George Gershwin's parents were Moishe (Morris) Gershovitz and Rosa Bruskin. They changed the family name to Gershvin (later spelled Gershwin) well before their children rose to fame. Neither Morris ... More


Błogosławiony Bóg Izraela

Romuald Jakub Weksler-Waszkinel

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

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774730
eISBN:
9781800340732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774730.003.0045
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Romuald Jakub Weksler-Waszkinel's book Błogosławiony Bóg Izraela (The Blessed God of Israel). This book is a collection of texts published from 1992, the year ... More


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