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German of the Jews: Linguistic Affinity and the Politics of Differentiation

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Christian authors tried to offer a definition and explanation of the Yiddish language to their readers, often by discussing the Jewish language in relation to the German language. One reason was that ... More


The Eastward Gaze: The 1907 Elections and the Yiddish Language Conference

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

Published in print:
2013
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June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778732
eISBN:
9780804785006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778732.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

In 1907, Nathan Birnbaum was one of twenty Jewish nationalists who campaigned in the election for a seat in the lower house of the Reichsrat in Austria. Three years before that, Birnbaum had ... More


Introduction: A Jewish Language in a Christian World

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
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June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book explores Christian preoccupation with Yiddish language and literature in early modern Germany, that is, from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the second half of the eighteenth ... More


Yiddish and German in the Judenmission: The Limits of Linguistic Adaptation

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Christian preoccupation with Yiddish in early modern Germany involved two tendencies: the attempt of Christians to use the Jewish language for their own purposes, and their severe criticism of ... More


Yiddish in the Judenmission

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
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June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Both the Reformation and the Protestant movement provided an impetus to the long-standing Christian ambition to convert the Jews to Christianity. This Jewish conversion initially failed to ... More


The Struggle over Yiddish in Postimmigrant America

Eric L. Goldstein

in 1929: Mapping the Jewish World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720202
eISBN:
9781479878253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720202.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines how American Jews of the 1920s and 1930s struggled over the use of the Yiddish language. It considers the debate over the “fate” of Yiddish culture in the United States during ... More


The Thieves' Jargon: Yiddish and Jewish Criminality

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Yiddish was widely believed to be the “secret language” not only of Jewish merchants but also of Jewish criminals, beggars, paupers, and vagrants, a perception further reinforced by the linguistic ... More


The Merchants' Tongue: Yiddish and Jewish Commerce

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Mastery of the Yiddish language was important not only to theologians and missionaries, but also to Christians who conducted business with Jews. Since the Jews wrote their correspondence and ... More


Introduction: Between Hebrew and German: The Depictions of Yiddish in Christian Writings

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The body of philological knowledge produced by Christian scholars on the Yiddish language and Yiddish literature was conceived as an effective medium for exercising control over the Jews, for ... More


Christian Hebrew and Jewish Yiddish in Early Modern Germany

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Christian scholars' preoccupation with the Jewish language in early modern Germany was founded on the close affinity between Yiddish and Hebrew. First, Christian interest in Yiddish was aroused ... More


Blasphemy, Curses, and Insults: Yiddish and the Jews' “Hidden Transcript”

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Christians viewed Yiddish as the private and secret language of the Jews, which explains their desire to learn it and Yiddish literature for anti-Jewish propaganda and missionary purposes. From a ... More


Ancilla theologiae: Yiddish as a Hilfsmittel for Theological Studies

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

In addition to Protestant concern with Jews and Judaism in Germany, Christian interest in the Yiddish language and literature also stemmed from the Protestant ambition to utilize the language for ... More


Conclusion

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
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June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book has explored Christian literature on Yiddish in early modern Germany by focusing on two interrelated themes: Christian–Jewish polemics and intra-Christian debates. Perceptions of the ... More


Introduction: Christian Hebraism and the Study of Yiddish in Early Modern Europe

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

During the Renaissance and until the Reformation, Christian scholars became increasingly preoccupied with the interrelationship between language and religion on one hand, and philology and theology ... More


Conclusion: The Study of Yiddish and Christian-Jewish Relations in Early Modern Germany

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Yiddish studies occupied a central place in the theological work of Christian, especially Protestant, scholars in early modern Germany. The preoccupation with Yiddish was intended more for ... More


Conclusion: Yiddish As Antilanguage

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
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June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The alleged criminal tendencies of the Jews in early modern Germany was often linked to their wish to hurt Christians and Christian institutions, implying that Jews posed a threat to both religious ... More


Introduction: Yiddish in the Socioeconomic Sphere

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The late medieval obsession with ritual murder and desecration of the host was replaced by new forms of intolerance of Jews in early modern Germany. The new argument was that the Jews posed a danger ... More


“Sow the Field of Yiddish Cultural Tradition” (1939)

United Council of Yiddish Women’s Reading Circles of Detroit

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/9780814757437.003.0039
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents an overview of women's Yiddish cultural activism in Detroit. It centers largely on the work of the United Council of Yiddish Women's Reading Circles of Detroit in preserving and ... More


“From the Jews' own books”: Yiddish Literature, Christian Readers

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The Christian Studiosis Theologiae were advised to master Yiddish to enable them to read Ashkenazi Jewish literature in this language, although Protestant scholars denounced Jewish literature ... More


Max Diamant and Jewish Diaspora Nationalism in the Bukovina⋆

in From Vienna to Chicago and Back: Essays on Intellectual History and Political Thought in Europe and America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226776361
eISBN:
9780226776385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226776385.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter presents a discussion on Jewish diaspora nationalism in the Bukovina. Czernowitz became a significant center of Jewish diaspora nationalism. Nathan Birnbaum was the principal organizer ... More


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