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Reading Execution: A Century of Scholarship on the Ancient Jewish Death Penalty

Beth A. Berkowitz

in Execution and Invention: Death Penalty Discourse in Early Rabbinic and Christian Cultures

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195179194
eISBN:
9780199784509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195179196.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the history of scholarship on the ancient Jewish death penalty, focusing in particular on the last century of scholarship in the United States and Israel. It includes within its ... More


The Afterlife of Ari Nohem

Yaacob Dweck

in The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145082
eISBN:
9781400840007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145082.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter traces the circulation of Ari Nohem in manuscript, from its composition through its first appearance in print. The different stages in the reception of Ari Nohem in manuscript offer an ... More


Life After Death: The Social Sources Alinean F. Segal

Alan F. Segal

in The Resurrection: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Resurrection of Jesus

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269854
eISBN:
9780191600517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269854.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The paper sketches the history of expressions of resurrection in biblical thought. Particularly important for the development of the notion of resurrection are Jewish millennialist movements like ... More


Against the “Attack on Linking”: Rearticulating the “Jewish Intellectual” for Today

Martin Land

in Jews and the Ends of Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282005
eISBN:
9780823284795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282005.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter begins by tracing the assertions that link the predominance of Jews in critical discourses to Jewish marginality to a 1919 essay by Thorstein Veblen. Veblen does not argue that ... More


Education

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/9780195171648.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter shows that virtually every German Jew born in the second and third quarters of the 19th century received an elementary German education and could read and write German. Advanced Talmudic ... More


Exile, Statelessness, and Migration

Seyla Benhabib

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691167251
eISBN:
9780691184234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167251.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book explores the intertwined lives, careers, and writings of a group of prominent Jewish intellectuals during the mid-twentieth century—in particular, Theodor Adorno, Hannah Arendt, Walter ... More


The Social Vision of Bohemian Jews: Intellectuals and Community in the 1840s

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/9780520214101.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes the predicament of secular Jewish intellectuals—graduates for the most part of German-Jewish Normalschulen—who in the 1830s and 1840s imagined themselves to be participating in ... More


Intertwined Lives and Themes among Jewish Exiles

Seyla Benhabib

in Exile, Statelessness, and Migration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691167251
eISBN:
9780691184234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167251.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter outlines the entanglement of Jewish intellectuals and others as they confronted exile, migration, and, in some cases, statelessness. These intellectuals include Hannah ... More


Jews and the Ends of Theory

Shai Ginsburg, Martin Land, and Jonathan Boyarin (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282005
eISBN:
9780823284795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282005.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Theory has often been coded as “Jewish”—not merely because Jewish intellectuals have been central participants, but also, this book argues, because certain problematics of modern Jewishness enrich ... More


From Kabbalah to Class Struggle: Expressionism, Marxism, and Yiddish Literature in the Life and Work of Meir Wiener

Mikhail Krutikov

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770071
eISBN:
9780804777254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770071.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book is an intellectual biography of Meir Wiener (1893–1941), an Austrian-Jewish intellectual and a student of Jewish mysticism who emigrated to the Soviet Union in 1926 and reinvented himself ... More


Jan Hus and the Prophets: Fashioning a Czech Judaism at the Turn of the Century

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/9780520214101.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the movement among Czech-Jewish intellectuals to effect a religious reform that was inspired, to a large extent, by Czech philosophical currents. It notes that the most ... More


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

Daniel B. Schwartz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142913
eISBN:
9781400842261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142913.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Pioneering biblical critic, theorist of democracy, and legendary conflater of God and nature, Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza (1632–1677) was excommunicated by the Sephardic Jews of Amsterdam in ... More


The Last Jewish Intellectual: Derrida and His Literary Betrayal of Levinas

Sarah Hammerschlag

in Jews and the Ends of Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282005
eISBN:
9780823284795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282005.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines Jacques Derrida as a Jewish intellectual, locating in his work expressions of his identity as an intellectual and as a Jew. It applies insights from Derrida's philosophy of ... More


Nathan Birnbaum and Jewish Modernity: Architect of Zionism, Yiddishism, and Orthodoxy

Jess Olson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778732
eISBN:
9780804785006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778732.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book explores the life and thought of one of the most important but least known figures in early Zionism, Nathan Birnbaum. Now remembered mainly for his coinage of the word “Zionism,” Birnbaum ... More


Introduction: Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem

Steven Aschheim

in Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520220560
eISBN:
9780520923669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220560.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter examines the closely interrelated ways in which Hannah Arendt herself engaged and imagined Jerusalem — actually and metaphorically — in order to understand the history and ... More


The Off-Modern Turn: Modernist Humanism and Vernacular Cosmopolitanism in Shklovsky and Mandelshtam

Svetlana Boym

in Jews and the Ends of Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282005
eISBN:
9780823284795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282005.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the Russian literary critic Victor Shklovsky and poet Osip Mandelshtam to discuss the relationship between theory and Jews, exploring their autobiographical narratives to ... More


The Biur and the Yeshiva

Eliyahu Stern

in The Genius

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179309
eISBN:
9780300183221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179309.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter explores the establishment of the modern yeshiva by Elijah ben Solomon's followers. Over the nineteenth century, the yeshiva replaced the legal institution of the kehilah as the locus of ... More


Prague Territories: National Conflict and Cultural Innovation in Franz Kafka's Fin de Siecle

Scott Spector

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219090
eISBN:
9780520929777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219090.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book maps the “territories” carved out by German-Jewish intellectuals living in Prague at the dawn of the twentieth century. It explores the social, cultural, and ideological contexts in which ... More


“The Responsibility of English-Speaking Jewish Intellectuals” (1946)

Nathan Ausubel

in Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757437
eISBN:
9780814763469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.003.0040
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter exhorts Jewish intellectuals—particularly the left-wing, English-speaking ones—to take a more thorough interest in their culture and heritage, especially in the wake of the atrocities of ... More


Primo Levi and the Concept of History

Johan Åhr

in Answering Auschwitz: Primo Levi's Science and Humanism after the Fall

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233588
eISBN:
9780823241811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233588.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

After World War II, which wreaked havoc on a Europe still in shock and bleeding from the great war before it, a distrust and rejection of “historicism”—skepticism toward any abstract, imposing ... More


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