Challenging Colonial Discourse: Jewish Studies And by Christian Wiese

By Christian Wiese

At the foundation of postcolonial idea, this research exhibits how Jewish students, within the controversies in regards to the "essence" of Judaism and Christianity first and foremost of the 20 th century, challenged the highbrow hegemony of Liberal Protestantism in Germany. by means of conscientiously studying the effect of the political situations - the lack of relevance of political liberalism, the spreading of antisemitism, and the quandary of Jewish id in an age of contested emancipation and assimilation - at the theological discourse, it presents a serious research of anti-Jewish implications of Protestant theology within the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and discusses the functionality of Jewish polemics opposed to Protestant distortions of Jewish background, faith and tradition. in addition, it develops vital directions for a latest interdisciplinary dating among Jewish stories and Christian theology.

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Roots of Hate: Anti-Semitism in Europe Before the Holocaust by William I. Brustein

By William I. Brustein

Braustein's ebook is fresh in that it doesn't faux that anti-Semitism is a few type of mental disorder yet extra of a clash of curiosity among a longtime society and an rising society. Braustein's process is to guage the therapy of the "Jewish query" in overdue nineteenth century Europe by means of evaluating newspaper articles, decade by means of decade, in quite a few ecu newspapers. it truly is an cutting edge and deeply researched technique. "The Roots of Hate" admits that one of many leader reasons of anti-Semitism in overdue 19th/early twentieth century Europe was once the deep Jewish involvement in innovative Marxism. therefore, Braustein admits that during the Hungarian and German revolutions of 1919 that the revolutionaries have been 80-90% Jewish. he's relatively candid that the nice October Revolution in Russia was once perceived as Jewish ruled. Braustein won't, in fact, concede that typically anti-Semitism is justified. yet he does admit that anti-Semitism has often been a reaction to Jewish habit within the genuine global.

"The Roots of Hate" is a fascinating publication in that it represents a holiday from the standard apologetic culture of attempting to faux that anti-Semitism is an irrational phenomenon. Braustein isn't fullyyt on my own in his technique. either ex-president Jimmy Carter and professors Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer have argued of their books that there exists an Israel First foyer appearing opposite to the pursuits of the USA. The German historian, Ernst Nolte, has argued that the anti-Jewish activities of the Nazis have been a reaction to Jewish Bolshevism. As increasingly more authors like Alan Hart are mentioning, the activities of the Palestinians are a reaction to the evil the Zionists have inflicted on them.

The use of the note "hate" via all of the Jewish businesses is intentionally disingenuous. (In the Holocaust motion picture "The Reader" there's a line the place a a Jewish girl says: "Jews have a company for everything". one other significant explanation for anti-Semitism!)

Hate implies an irrational attitude. It stipulations the listener to exclude the chance that Jewish habit is the true explanation for anti-Semitism. for lots of, a long time nobody has dared to publicly problem this assumption. ultimately, the pretense is breaking down.

Jews are usually not innocent.

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Diasporas of the Mind: Jewish and Postcolonial Writing and by Bryan Cheyette

By Bryan Cheyette

In this attention-grabbing and erudite ebook, Bryan Cheyette throws new mild on quite a lot of glossy and modern writers—some on the center of the canon, others extra marginal—to discover the ability and boundaries of the diasporic mind's eye after the second one international conflict. relocating from early responses to the loss of life camps and decolonization, via the world over well-known literature after the second one international struggle, the ebook culminates in clean engagements with modern Jewish, post-ethnic, and postcolonial writers.
Cheyette regards a few of the 20th- and twenty-first-century luminaries he examines—among them Hannah Arendt, Anita Desai, Frantz Fanon, Albert Memmi, Primo Levi, Caryl Phillips, Philip Roth, Salman Rushdie, Edward stated, Zadie Smith, and Muriel Spark—as serious exemplars of the diasporic mind's eye. opposed to the discrete disciplinary considering the academy, he elaborates and argues for a brand new comparative technique throughout Jewish and postcolonial histories and literatures. And in so doing, Cheyette illuminates the ways that histories and cultures could be imagined throughout nationwide and communal boundaries.

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Contemporary Jewish Writing in Europe: A Guide (Jewish by Vivian Liska

By Vivian Liska

With contributions from a dozen American and ecu students, this quantity provides an outline of Jewish writing in post--World battle II Europe. awesome a stability among shut readings of person texts and normal surveys of bigger events and underlying subject matters, the essays painting Jewish authors throughout Europe as writers and intellectuals of a number of affiliations and hybrid identities. aimed toward a basic readership and guided via the assumption of creating bridges throughout nationwide cultures, this booklet maps for English-speaking readers the productiveness and variety of Jewish writers and writing that has marked a revitalization of Jewish tradition in France, Germany, Austria, Italy, nice Britain, the Netherlands, Hungary, Poland, and Russia.

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Ethnicity and Beyond: Theories and Dilemmas of Jewish Group by Eli Lederhendler

By Eli Lederhendler

Quantity XXV of the prestigious annual experiences in modern Jewry explores new understandings and ways to Jewish "ethnicity." In present parlance concerning multicultural range, Jews are frequently thought of to belong socially to the "majority," while "otherness" is reserved for "minorities." yet those team labels and their meanings have replaced through the years. This quantity analyzes how "ethnic," "ethnicity," and "identity" were utilized to Jews, prior and current, separately and jointly.

Most of the symposium papers at the ethnicity of Jewish humans and the social teams they shape draw seriously at the case of yankee Jews, whereas others supply wider geographical views. participants deal with ex-Soviet Jews in Philadelphia, evaluating them to the same inhabitants in Tel Aviv; Communism and ethnicity; intermarriage and crew mixing; American Jewish discussion; and German Jewish migration within the interwar many years. best teachers, using numerous social clinical equipment and ancient paradigms, suggest to augment the readability of definitions used to narrate "ethnic id" to the Jews. They element to ethnic adventure in quite a few assorted social manifestations: language use in social context, marital habit throughout generations, spatial and occupational differentiation with regards to different participants of society, and new immigrant groups as sub-ethnic devices inside of greater Jewish populations. additionally they think about the relevance of person event and choice in comparison to the burden of bigger socializing factors.

Taken as a complete, this paintings deals revisionist perspectives on the software of phrases like "Jewish ethnicity" that got wider scope by means of students within the Sixties, '70s, and '80s.

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Jews in the Mediterranean Diaspora: From Alexander to Trajan by John M. G. Barclay

By John M. G. Barclay

The 1st ebook to supply a complete survey of the background of the Jews within the Mediterranean Diaspora within the Hellenistic and early Roman interval. Uniquely, it combines a research of all of the vital Jewish groups with a radical exam of the Diaspora literature as a whole.An vital reference for all students and scholars with an curiosity in moment Temple Judaism, Hellenistic Judaism and early Christianity>

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