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Jewish Residential Patterns

Steven M. Lowenstein

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/9780195171648.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter shows that many Jews before 1850 lived in difficult housing conditions. Many were crowded into multiple dwellings caused by legal limitations on Jewish homeownership. In the middle of ... More


Colonial Land Policies in Palestine, 1917–1936

Martin Bunton

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199211081
eISBN:
9780191695797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211081.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book focuses on the way in which the Palestine Mandate was part of a broader British imperial administration — a fact often masked by Jewish immigration and land purchase in Palestine. The ... More


The Dualities of House and Home in Jewish Culture

Simon J. Bronner

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/9781904113461.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter lays out two related dimensions of the Jewish home: the physical and the metaphysical. Calling a house a home suggests an emotional connection to it that has been ... 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


“Virtue, Rectitude and Loyalty to Our Faith”: Jewish Orphans and the Politics of Southern Cultural Capital

Caroline E. Light

in That Pride of Race and Character: The Roots of Jewish Benevolence in the Jim Crow South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479854530
eISBN:
9781479859542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479854530.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes southern Jewish orphan homes as exemplary spaces for developing cultural citizenship and transforming the children of the poor into paragons of white respectability. Established ... More


Jews at Home: The Domestication of Identity

Simon J. Bronner (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113461
eISBN:
9781800340343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113461.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The questions at the heart of this book are: what things make a home ‘Jewish’, and what is it that makes Jews feel ‘at home’ in their environment? The material dimensions are explored through a study ... More


Scientific Welfare and Lonely Old People: The Development of Old-Age Homes

Shaul Stampfer

in Families, Rabbis and Education: Essays on Traditional Jewish Society in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774853
eISBN:
9781800340909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774853.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces the historical development of Jewish old-age homes to examine the place of the elderly in the Jewish family, along with broader issues of communal organization. Traditionally, the ... More


Home-Made Jewish Culture at the Intersection of Family Life and School

Alex Pomson and Randal F. Schnoor

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/9781904113744.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter calls into question two commonplace assumptions that undergird the work of those who study and develop ‘school–community connections’. The first assumption is that there is a generally ... More


Negotiating Partition, 1936–1937

Penny Sinanoglou

in Partitioning Palestine: British Policymaking at the End of Empire

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226665788
eISBN:
9780226665818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226665818.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The Peel Commission Report conceals within its confident espousal of partition a struggle over the definitions of Palestine, the Jewish National Home, Arab nationalism, and British obligations under ... More


From Sacred Symbol to Key Ring: The Ḥamsa in Jewish and Israeli Societies

Shalom Sabar

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/9781904113461.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the development of the ḥamsa from a sacred symbol co-constructed by Arabs and Sephardi Jews into a secular sign of Israeli nationalism. Literally meaning ‘five’, the folk term ... More


Reflections of a Jewish Childhood during Christmas

Gerry Bloustien

in Christmas, Ideology and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748628087
eISBN:
9780748653065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628087.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter illustrates how the pressures to conform create their own specific pressures. On reflection, it wonders whether the author has laid too heavy a responsibility on the celebration of ... More


Cultural Studies and Education

Michael Gillis, Anna Lipphardt, Emily Budick, Assaf Shelleg, Yael Reshef, and Martin J. Wein

in Visualizing and Exhibiting Jewish Space and History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199934249
eISBN:
9780190254704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199934249.003.0016
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter includes book reviews of titles that relate to cultural studies and education. The first book reviewed is a a collection of essays on the sociology and history of American Jewish ... More


The View from the Kitchen: Women’s ‘Official’ Life in the Family

Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz

in Challenge and Conformity: The Religious Lives of Orthodox Jewish Women

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781786941718
eISBN:
9781800852143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941718.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter covers official domestic practices. Orthodox Judaism is firmly rooted in the world of everyday action: several central commandments and their halakhic elaboration include activities such ... More


Introduction

Matthew Kraig Kelly

in Crime of Nationalism: Britain, Palestine, and Nation-Building on the Fringe of Empire

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520291485
eISBN:
9780520965256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291485.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter sketches the historiography of the Palestinian Great Revolt of 1936–39 and introduces a new, crimino-national perspective on the rebellion. This perspective explores the substantial but ... More


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