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Back to History: The Secularization of the Ancient Jewish Past

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/9781874774259.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter addresses issues in the new Jewish historical consciousness. ‘History’ in this context meant not only the knowledge of the national chronology, but the collective experience of the ... 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


The Postmodern Period in Jewish History

Moshe Rosman

in How Jewish is Jewish History?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113348
eISBN:
9781800340817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113348.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter uses the term ‘postmodern’ to code a new set of circumstances and processes interacting to mark the period in which they became operative as substantially different from the preceding ... More


Jewish History across Borders

Moshe Rosman

in Rethinking European Jewish History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113560
eISBN:
9781800342651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113560.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter advocates balancing accepted chronological, temporal rubrics for organizing the study of the Jewish past with spatial or geographical categories. It analyses how a spatial perspective ... More


Japheth in the Tents of Shem: The Reception of the Classical Heritage in Modern Hebrew Culture

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/9781874774259.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter considers the Jewish discovery of classical antiquity. No matter what the Jewish response was to the driving forces behind the vital presence of the ‘ideal of Greece’, this ideal became ... More


Ezra Mendelsohn: 26 October 1940 — 13 May 2015

Antony Polonsky

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764500
eISBN:
9781800343429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764500.003.0026
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides the obituary for Ezra Mendelsohn, who died of cancer in May 2015 and was one of the pioneers of the rediscovery of the Polish Jewish past. It talks about Mendelsohn as a ... More


Władysław Bartoszewski: 19 February 1922 — 24 April 2015

Antony Polonsky

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764500
eISBN:
9781800343429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764500.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter includes the obituaries of Władysław Bartoszewski, Ezra Mendelsohn, Jerzy Tomaszewski, and Feliks Tych. Władysław Bartoszewski was one of the great figures in Polish public life in ... More


Lviv’s Last Synagogue, 1944–1962

Tarik Cyril Amar

in The Paradox of Ukrainian Lviv: A Borderland City between Stalinists, Nazis, and Nationalists

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453915
eISBN:
9781501700842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453915.003.0008
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter looks at the postwar history and closing of the only synagogue in Lviv that was reopened after the Holocaust. Marginalized and harassed yet intermittently important to Soviet concerns ... More


Urke Nachalnik: A Voice from the Underworld

Gwido Zlatkes

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/9781874774730.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Urke Nachalnik, who began an eight-year sentence in Rawicz Prison in 1927 for a bank robbery in Warsaw. Urke Nachalnik belongs to the underworld, perhaps even more so today ... More


The Confessional State

Kenneth Stow

in Anna and Tranquillo: Catholic Anxiety and Jewish Protest in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300219043
eISBN:
9780300224719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300219043.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses whether Anna's story, as well as the others', represent a specifically Roman Jewish dilemma. Aside from being a product of the much larger European Jewish past, these stories ... More


Jewish Contiguities and the Soundtrack of Israeli History

Assaf Shelleg

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199354948
eISBN:
9780199354962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354948.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

Jewish Contiguities and the Soundtrack of Israeli History revolutionizes the study of modern Israeli art music by tracking the surprising itineraries of Jewish art music in the move from Europe to ... More


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