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Englishness and Extraterritoriality: British-Jewish Writing and Diaspora Culture

Ezra Mendelsohn

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines in detail the English tradition of Jewish extraterritoriality and briefly discusses an historical alternative to this form of writing. It makes the distinction between American ... More


The Palestinian Context of Rabbinic Judaism

FERGUS MILLAR

in Rabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264744
eISBN:
9780191734663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264744.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the rabbinic Judaism from the Palestinian context. It suggests that it is not possible to provide any unambiguous framework which will offer clues to the context, or contexts, ... More


The Method of Doubts: Problematizing the Bible in Late Medieval Jewish Exegesis

Saperstein Marc

in With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195137279
eISBN:
9780199849482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137279.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Scholars of medieval Jewish exegesis have devoted considerable energy to various matters of content. This chapter describes a structural model and exegetical technique widely associated with Isaac ... More


Contiguity: Franz Kafka's Standing Within the Modern Jewish Literary Complex

in From Continuity to Contiguity: Toward a New Jewish Literary Thinking

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762007
eISBN:
9780804775021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762007.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the dynamics of the Jewish literary complex as dictated by the movement of diverse entities within it, the brands of contiguity these entities formed when coming in touch with ... More


Hope

Shulamit S. Magnus

in A Woman's Life: Pauline Wengeroff and Memoirs of a Grandmother

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764524
eISBN:
9781800340459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764524.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter details how another youth arose during the era of the pogroms. Not the youth of some bygone, pre-modern time to which Pauline Wengeroff supposedly harked back but an ‘enlightened’ youth ... More


Introduction: Jewish American World-Writing

Saul Noam Zaritt

in Jewish American Writing and World Literature: Maybe to Millions, Maybe to Nobody

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198863717
eISBN:
9780191896101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863717.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter introduces the book’s critical terminology, including discussions of how to define world literature and its relationships with Jewish American writing. The chapter views world literature ... More


Conclusion: Toward a New Jewish Literary Thinking

in From Continuity to Contiguity: Toward a New Jewish Literary Thinking

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762007
eISBN:
9780804775021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762007.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents some final thoughts. It argues that the modern Jewish cultural condition resembles a heap of metal chips strewn over a wide plane on which different and often contradictory ... More


God, Humanity, and History: The Hebrew First Crusade Narratives

Robert Chazan

Helen F. Siu and Donald Sutton (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520221277
eISBN:
9780520923959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221277.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Although closely focused on the remarkable Hebrew First-Crusade narratives, this book's new interpretation of these texts is anything but narrow, as the title strongly suggests. The three surviving ... More


A Woman's Life: Pauline Wengeroff and Memoirs of a Grandmother

Shulamit Magnus

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764524
eISBN:
9781800340459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764524.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Pauline Wengeroff was born in 1833 into a pious Jewish family in Bobruisk. Her life, as recounted in this biography, based in part on the author's critical edition of Wengeroff's Memoirs of a ... More


Contemporary Jewish Writing in Austria: An Anthology

Dagmar C. G. Lorenz (ed.)

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/9781874774730.003.0044
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines Contemporary Jewish Writing in Austria: An Anthology, which was edited by Dagmar C. G. Lorenz. Contemporary Jewish Writing in Austria is an anthology of the writings of Jewish ... More


Sa'adyah Gaon

Robert Brody

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113881
eISBN:
9781800340046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113881.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Sa'adyah Gaon was an outstanding tenth-century Jewish thinker — a prominent rabbi, philosopher, and exegete. He was a pioneer in the fields in which he toiled, and was an inspiration and basis for ... More


Enlightenment Values, Jewish Ethics: The Haskalah’s Transformation of the Traditional Musar Genre

Harris Bor

in New Perspectives on the Haskalah

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774617
eISBN:
9781800340145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774617.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines Haskalah ethical literature and Jewish ethical writing (musar), and highlights how the Haskalah movement was poised between Jewish tradition and European culture. It shows that ... More


Introduction: ‘Haskalah’ and ‘History’

Shmuel Feiner

in Haskalah and History: The Emergence of a Modern Jewish Historical Consciousness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774433
eISBN:
9781800340138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774433.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides an overview of the Jewish Haskalah of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The Jewish Haskalah is the first modern ideology in Jewish history, which appeared at the ... More


‘May be solved by the construction of garden cities’: German-Jewish literary proposals on garden cities in Eretz Israel

Ines Sonder

in Garden cities and colonial planning: Transnationality and urban ideas in Africa and Palestine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090554
eISBN:
9781781707913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090554.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter analyses the role of garden city literary visions, none of which were realised, within the Zionist discourse. It discusses the most important German-Jewish literary writing on garden ... More


Iterations of Loss: Mutilation and Aesthetic Form, al-Shidyaq to Darwish

Jeffrey Sacks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264940
eISBN:
9780823266661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264940.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In a series of close readings of Arabic and Arab Jewish writing, the author considers the relation of poetic statement to individual and collective loss, the dispossession of peoples and languages, ... More


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