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Regional Identities and Cultures of Medieval Jews

Javier Castaño, Talya Fishman, and Ephraim Kanarfogel (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764678
eISBN:
9781800343399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764678.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Though the existence of Jewish regional cultures is widely known, the origins of the most prominent groups, Ashkenaz and Sepharad, are poorly understood, and the rich variety of other regional Jewish ... More


Tabea Alexa Linhard, Jewish Spain: A Mediterranean Memory. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014. 230 pp.

Richard I. Cohen (ed.)

in Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190912628
eISBN:
9780190912659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912628.003.0028
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews the book Jewish Spain: A Mediterranean Memory (2014), by Tabea Alexa Linhard. In Jewish Spain, Linhard argues that contemporary Spain—under the influence of a particular cultural ... More


Conclusion: Nahmanides Between Ashkenaz and Andalusia

Moshe Halbertal

in Nahmanides: Law and Mysticism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300140910
eISBN:
9780300257014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300140910.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter reviews the complicated interrelationship between Franco-German and Andalusian sources of influence that has preoccupied various scholars who have tried to situate Nahmanides along the ... More


Introduction

Talya Fishman (ed.)

in Regional Identities and Cultures of Medieval Jews

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764678
eISBN:
9781800343399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764678.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the existence of Jewish regional cultures and the prominence of two groups, Ashkenaz and Sepharad as biblical toponyms adopted by medieval Jews. It explains that Ashkenaz was ... More


The ‘Our Talmud’ Tradition and the Predilection for Works of Applied Law in Early Sephardi Rabbinic Culture

Talya Fishman (ed.)

in Regional Identities and Cultures of Medieval Jews

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764678
eISBN:
9781800343399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764678.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter links a Sephardi tradition about the written Talmud to an influential theory in medieval Arabic literary theory and practice. It reviews the text of the Babylonian Talmud that played ... More


Attraction and Attribution: Framings of Sephardi Identity in Ashkenazi Prayer Books

Elisabeth Hollender (ed.)

in Regional Identities and Cultures of Medieval Jews

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764678
eISBN:
9781800343399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764678.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter recounts how maskilim and early representatives of Wissenschaft des Judentums divided the shares of Jewish culture between Ashkenaz and Sepharad in order to address questions of Jewish ... More


One Mapping Nostalgia: Velódromo de invierno and Sepharad

Tabea Alexa Linhard

in Jewish Spain: A Mediterranean Memory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804787390
eISBN:
9780804791885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787390.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Chapter 1 focuses on the literary depiction of Jewish exile and transit in Spain. Specifically, an analysis of two novels, Juana Salabert's Winter Velodrome and Antonio Muñoz Molina's Sepharad, ... More


Two Exile in Sepharad: The Mezuzah in the Madonna's Foot and Memorias judías

Tabea Alexa Linhard

in Jewish Spain: A Mediterranean Memory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804787390
eISBN:
9780804791885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787390.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Chapter 2 examines the symbolic uses of the past in narratives of Jewish exiles in Spain during World War II and focuses on Trudi Alexy's memoir of surviving the Holocaust in Spain, The Mezuzah in ... More


Introduction: Through the Prism of Sepharad: Modern Nationalism, Literary History, and the Impact of the Sephardic Experience

Yael Halevi-Wise

in Sephardism: Spanish Jewish History and the Modern Literary Imagination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804777469
eISBN:
9780804781718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777469.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book examines Sepharad as a prism for determining how creative authors use the history and heritage of Spain's Jews to address their own national preoccupations at times of heightened political ... More


Sephardim and Neo-Sephardim in Latin American Literature

Edna Aizenberg

in Sephardism: Spanish Jewish History and the Modern Literary Imagination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804777469
eISBN:
9780804781718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777469.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

As an imaginary construct that recalls villainies and dreams, Sepharad is relevant to contemporary Latin America. In particular, the Sephardic metaphor has contributed to the growth of Latin American ... More


Facing Sepharad, Facing Israel and Spain: Yehuda Burla and Antonio Gala's Janus Profiles of National Reconstitution

Stacy N. Beckwith

in Sephardism: Spanish Jewish History and the Modern Literary Imagination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804777469
eISBN:
9780804781718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777469.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The Hispanist Edna Aizenberg argues about an “allure of Sepharad” in modern Latin American literature. This chapter offers a critical analysis of the nationalist literary and theatrical projects of ... More


Sephardic Identity and Its Discontents: The Novels of A. B. Yehoshua

Bernard Horn

in Sephardism: Spanish Jewish History and the Modern Literary Imagination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804777469
eISBN:
9780804781718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777469.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The idea of sephardism is used as a lens through which ideological questions regarding the formation of modern nationalism can be addressed. This methodology takes into account the identity of ... More


Sepharad

in Reconstructing Ashkenaz: The Human Face of Franco-German Jewry, 1000-1250

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759502
eISBN:
9780804786843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759502.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter questions the explanatory power of the courtiers' Greek wisdom and hedonism, and then challenges the basic Ashkenaz–Sepharad dichotomy. The upshot of this discussion is that the gap ... More


“Le Juif Espagnol”: The Idea of Sepharad among Colonial and Postcolonial Francophone Jewish Writers

Judith Roumani

in Sephardism: Spanish Jewish History and the Modern Literary Imagination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804777469
eISBN:
9780804781718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777469.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Enrico Macias, an Algerian-born singer who has lived in France since 1961, declares “Je suis le juif espagnol” (I am the Spanish Jew) in a song. Macias considers himself Sephardic and is probably a ... More


Sir Salman Rushdie Sails for India and Rediscovers Spain: Postmodern Constructions of Sepharad

Efraim Sicher

in Sephardism: Spanish Jewish History and the Modern Literary Imagination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804777469
eISBN:
9780804781718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777469.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter discusses postmodern and postcolonial configurations of Sepharad, with an emphasis on revisions of Spanish Jewish history that question epistemologies of history rather than try to ... More


Postscript: Rebecca Goldstein's Spinoza

Halevi-Wise Yael

in Sephardism: Spanish Jewish History and the Modern Literary Imagination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804777469
eISBN:
9780804781718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777469.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter offers a critical analysis of Betraying Spinoza a biography of the seventeenth-century Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza written in 2006 by Rebecca Goldstein. A Northeast American Jewish ... More


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