Culture, Inc.: The Corporate Takeover of Public Expression by Herbert I. Schiller

By Herbert I. Schiller

Such a lot americans take with no consideration that they reside in an open society with a loose industry of rules. yet as Herbert Schiller finds in tradition, Inc., the company arm has reached into each nook of lifestyle, and from the shopping center to the artwork gallery, big-business effect has caused a few scary alterations in American tradition. reading the consequences of 50 years worthy of company development on American tradition, Schiller argues that company regulate over such arenas of tradition as museums, theaters, appearing arts facilities, and public broadcasting stations has led to a wide manipulation of attention in addition to an insidious kind of censorship. A stressful yet enlightening photo of company the US, tradition, Inc. exposes the schedule and strategies of the company cultural takeover, finds the becoming danger to loose entry to info at domestic and in a foreign country, indicates how autonomous channels of expression were significantly constrained, and explains how the few continue dealing with to learn from the various.

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Moses Mendelssohn and the Religious Enlightenment by David Sorkin

By David Sorkin

Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786) used to be the most advantageous Jewish philosopher of his day and one of many best-known figures of the German Enlightenment, incomes the sobriquet ‘the Socrates of Berlin’. He was once completely interested by the important factor of Enlightenment spiritual pondering: the inevitable clash among cause and revelation in an age contending with person rights and non secular toleration. He didn't aspire to a complete philosophy of Judaism, due to the fact that he idea human cause was once constrained, yet he did see Judaism as appropriate with toleration and rights. David Sorkin bargains an in depth research of Mendelssohn’s whole writings, treating the German, and the often-neglected Hebrew writings, as a unmarried corpus and arguing that Mendelssohn’s spheres of endeavour have been fullyyt consistent.

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Zionism in the Age of the Dictators by Lenni Brenner

By Lenni Brenner

In 1933 the German Zionist Federation sought Hitler s patronage: "Zionism hopes in order to win the collaboration even of a central authority essentially antagonistic to Jews. . . . Boycott propaganda . . . at the moment being carried on opposed to Germany . . . is in essence un-Zionist." Zionism grew to become the one different criminal political stream within the Nazi Reich. that very same 12 months, the realm Zionist association (WZO) made the Ha'avara (Transfer) contract, undermining the boycott opposed to Nazi Germany. German Jewish emigrants to Palestine needed to purchase Nazi items that the WZO offered within the heart East. In 1937 the Haganah (later the Israeli military) despatched an agent to Berlin. they'd supply undercover agent intelligence if the Nazis additional eased the financial rules for emigrants to Palestine. The Zionist-Revisionist circulate (today the ruling Likud celebration) arrange a detachment at Mussolini's naval academy. He for my part reviewed them in 1936. They sought after him to switch Britain as Zionism s customer. In 1941, the combatants for the liberty of Israel (later Likudniks) advised the Nazis that they sought after a "Jewish nation on a countrywide and totalitarian foundation, certain by means of a treaty with the German Reich," and provided "to actively participate in the warfare on Germany s side." this is often the sordid heritage documented in Lenni Brenner's Zionism within the Age of the Dictators. This up-to-date version incorporates a new afterword by means of the writer.

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Is Israel One: Religion, Nationalism, And Multiculturalism by Eliezer Ben Rafael

By Eliezer Ben Rafael

This publication delves into Israeli society the place inner divides have emerged from divergent worth structures in a context of strong globalization, immigrant–society habit, and a pointy majority–minority department. a brief yet worrying event, Jewish nationalism attracts its energy from reformulations of ancestral symbols which permeate the dynamics of the confrontations of the dominant tradition and various events, all contesting its exigencies. Israel's conflicts revolve round this factor, forming a different dynamic of a number of interacting forces of convergence and divergence. this example increases a number of significant questions about the sociology of multiculturalism.

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Judaism's Encounter With American Sports (Modern Jewish by Jeffrey S. Gurock

By Jeffrey S. Gurock

Judaism's come upon with American activities examines how activities entered the lives of yank Jewish women and men and the way the secular values of activities threatened spiritual id and observance. What do Jews do while a society -- as a result, a crew -- "chooses them in," yet calls for commitments that conflict with ancestral ties and practices?Jeffrey S. Gurock makes use of the event of activities to light up an enormous mode of recent Jewish spiritual clash and lodging to the United States. He considers the shielding innovations American Jewish leaders have hired based on activities' demanding situations to identification, corresponding to utilizing temple and synagogue facilities, whole with gymnasiums and swimming swimming pools, to draw the athletically susceptible to Jewish lifestyles. in the suburban frontiers of post--World struggle II the United States, sports-minded glossy Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform rabbis competed opposed to each other for the allegiances of Jewish athletes and all different Americanized Jews. at present, tensions between Jewish routine are nonetheless performed out within the activities arena.Today, in a in general accepting American society, it's easy for sports-minded Jews to assimilate thoroughly, wasting all regard for Jewish ties. while, a really tolerant the US has enabled Jews to reach the activities global, whereas protecting religion with Jewish traditions. Gurock foregrounds his attractive e-book opposed to his personal reviews as a basketball participant, trainer, and marathon runner. through the use of the metaphor of activities, Judaism's come upon with American activities underscores the elemental spiritual dilemmas of our day.

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Emissaries from the Holy Land: The Sephardic Diaspora and by Matthias B. Lehmann

By Matthias B. Lehmann

For Jews in each nook of the realm, the Holy Land has consistently been valuable. yet that conviction used to be placed to the try out within the eighteenth century while Jewish leaders in Palestine and their allies in Istanbul despatched rabbinic emissaries on international fundraising missions. From the beaches of the Mediterranean to the port towns of the Atlantic seaboard, from the Caribbean to India, those emmissaries solicited donations for the impoverished of Israel's place of origin. Emissaries from the Holy Land explores how this eighteenth century philanthropic community used to be equipped and the way relatives of belief and team spirit have been outfitted throughout great geographic ameliorations. It appears to be like at how the emissaries and their supporters understood the connection among the Jewish Diaspora and the Land of Israel, and it indicates how cross-cultural encounters and competing claims for monetary aid related to Sephardic, Ashkenazi, and North African emissaries and groups contributed to the transformation of Jewish identification from 1720 to 1820. team spirit between Jews and the centrality of the Holy Land in conventional Jewish society are frequently taken with no consideration. Lehmann demanding situations such assumptions and gives a serious, historic point of view at the query of ways Jews within the early glossy interval encountered each other, how they regarding Jerusalem and the land of Israel, and the way the early glossy interval replaced perceptions of Jewish solidarity and team spirit. in response to unique archival examine in addition to a number of little-known and infrequently studied resources, Emissaries from the Holy Land deals a clean viewpoint on early smooth Jewish society and tradition and the connection among the Jewish Diaspora and Palestine within the eighteenth century.

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Studies in the History of Culture and Science: A Tribute to by Resianne Fontaine, Ruth Glasner, Reimund Leicht, Giuseppe

By Resianne Fontaine, Ruth Glasner, Reimund Leicht, Giuseppe Veltri

An hommage to Gad Freudenthal, this quantity bargains twenty-two chapters at the background of technology and the function of technological know-how in Jewish cultures. Written by way of extraordinary students from around the globe it's a token of appreciation for Freudenthal's accomplishments during this self-discipline. The chapters during this quantity contain variations and translations of resource texts in several languages and concentrate on subject matters that replicate the problematiques Gad Freudenthal frequently tackled in his personal learn: features of information move, translation strategies and the appropriation of information from one tradition to a different. they're contributions to a greater figuring out of the cross-cultural contacts within the box of technology among Jews, Muslim and Christians within the center a while and early glossy occasions.

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The Jews of Georgian England, 1714-1830: Tradition and by Todd M. Endelman

By Todd M. Endelman

The flow from culture to modernity engulfed the entire Jewish groups within the West, yet hitherto historians have focused on the highbrow revolution in Germany through Moses Mendelssohn within the moment half the eighteenth century because the decisive occasion within the origins of Jewish modernity. In The Jews of Georgian England, Todd M. Endelman demanding situations the Germanocentric orientation of the majority of contemporary Jewish historiography and argues that the modernization of ecu Jewry encompassed excess of an highbrow revolution.
His examine recounts the increase of the Anglo-Jewish elite--great advertisement and monetary magnates reminiscent of the Goldsmids, the Franks, Samson Gideon, and Joseph Salvador--who speedily followed the gentlemanly variety of lifetime of the landed type and altered their spiritual practices to harmonize with the factors of upper-class Englishmen. equally, the Jewish poor--peddlers, hawkers, and old-clothes men--took simply to many styles of lower-class lifestyles, together with crime, highway violence, sexual promiscuity, and coarse entertainment.
An remarkable marshaling of truth and research, The Jews of Georgian England serves to light up an important point of the Jewish passage to modernity.
"Contributes to English in addition to Jewish historical past. . . . each reader will study whatever new in regards to the records, environment or mores of Jewish existence within the eighteenth century. . . ." --American historic Review
Todd M. Endelman is William Haber Professor of contemporary Jewish heritage, college of Michigan. he's additionally the writer of Comparing Jewish Societies, Jewish Apostasy within the sleek World, and Radical Assimilation in English Jewish heritage, 1656-1945.

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