Doubting the Devout: The Ultra-Orthodox in the Jewish by Nora L Rubel

By Nora L Rubel

Before 1985, depictions of ultra-Orthodox Jews in well known American tradition have been infrequent, and in the event that they did seem, in movies comparable to Fiddler at the Roof or in the novels of Chaim Potok, they evoked a nostalgic imaginative and prescient of outdated international culture. but the ordination of ladies into positions of non secular management and different arguable concerns have sparked an more and more obvious and voluble tradition struggle among America's ultra-Orthodox and non-Orthodox Jews, person who has chanced on a very inventive voice in literature, media, and film.

Unpacking the paintings of Allegra Goodman, Tova Mirvis, Pearl Abraham, Erich Segal, Anne Roiphe, and others, in addition to tv exhibits and movies comparable to A cost Above Rubies, Nora L. Rubel investigates the alternatives non-haredi Jews have made as they symbolize the nature and characters of ultra-Orthodox Jews. In those inventive and aesthetic acts, Rubel recasts the conflict over gender and relatives and the anxieties over acculturation, Americanization, and continuity. greater than only a research of Jewishness and Jewish self-consciousness, Doubting the Devout will converse to any reader who has struggled to stability faith, relations, and culture.

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Encyclopaedia Judaica (Mel-Nas) by Fred Skolnik

By Fred Skolnik

V. 1. Aa-Alp -- v. 2. Alr-Az -- v. three. Ba-Blo -- v. four. Blu-Cof -- v. five. Coh-Doz -- v. 6. Dr-Feu -- v. 7. Fey-Gor -- v. eight. Gos-Hep -- v. nine. Her-Int -- v. 10. Inz-Iz -- v. eleven. Ja-Kas -- v. 12. Kat-Lie -- v. thirteen. Lif-Mek -- v. 14. Mel-Nas -- v. 15. Nat-Per -- v. sixteen. Pes-Qu -- v. 17 Ra-Sam -- v. 18. San-Sol -- v. 19. Som-Tn -- v. 20. To-Wei -- v. 21. Wei-Zy -- v. 22. Thematic define and index

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Israel in Exile: Jewish Writing and the Desert by Ranen Omer-Sherman

By Ranen Omer-Sherman

Israel in Exile is a daring exploration of ways the traditional desolate tract of Exodusand Numbers, as archetypal website of human liberation, varieties a templatefor smooth political identities, radical scepticism, and wondering ofofficial narratives of the kingdom that seem within the works of contemporaryIsraeli authors together with David Grossman, Shulamith Hareven, andAmos ounces, in addition to diasporic writers similar to Edmund Jabes andSimone Zelitch. unlike different ethnic and nationwide representations, Jewish writers when you consider that antiquity haven't built a neat antithesisbetween the wilderness and the town or state; relatively, the barren region turns into asymbol opposed to which the values of town or country could be verified, measured, and occasionally stumbled on wantin

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Engineer Ari and the Rosh Hashanah Ride by Deborah Bodin Cohen

By Deborah Bodin Cohen

A candy and inventive Rosh Hashanah tale according to the 1st old educate trip from Jaffa to Jerusalem in 1892, shortening the adventure among the 2 towns from three days to three hours. Engineer Ari's teach is coming to Jerusalem accumulating chocolates alongside how one can have a good time the Jewish new 12 months, and he learns a massive lesson alongside the way in which.

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Jews and Gender in Liberation France (Studies in the Social by K. H. Adler

By K. H. Adler

Taking a brand new view of France in the course of and after the German profession, this ebook demanding situations conventional chronology targeting the Vichy executive. It punctures average interpretations dividing occupied France into resisters and collaborators and explores the resistance proposal of a fantastic Frenchwoman by utilizing interview fabric to contest the normal view. French demographers' post-liberation enthusiasm for Nazi inhabitants coverage, ladies within the urban, and the frequent fervor for the kinfolk also are tested. the importance of race--specifically Jewishness--and gender is emphasised all through this learn.

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Ancient History: Monuments and Documents by Charles W. Hedrick Jr.

By Charles W. Hedrick Jr.

This ebook introduces scholars to the manager disciplines, tools and resources hired in 'doing' historical background, in place of 'reading' it. The book:

  • Encourages readers to have interaction with ancient resources, instead of to be passive recipients of ancient stories
  • Gives readers a feeling of the character of facts and its use within the reconstruction of the earlier
  • Helps them to learn a historic narrative with extra serious appreciation
  • Encourages them to think about the diversities among their very own adventure of historic resources, and using those items in the way of life of old society
  • A concise bibliographical essay on the finish of every bankruptcy refers to introductions, indices, examine instruments and interpretations, and explains scholarly jargon
  • Written truly, concisely and concretely, invoking old illustrations and smooth parallels as applicable.

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  • Bukharan Jews and the Dynamics of Global Judaism by Alanna E. Cooper

    By Alanna E. Cooper

    Part ethnography, half historical past, and half memoir, this quantity chronicles the advanced earlier and dynamic current of an historical Mizrahi group. whereas in detail tied to the relevant Asian panorama, the Jews of Bukhara have additionally maintained deep connections to the broader Jewish global. because the neighborhood started to disperse after the autumn of the Soviet Union, Alanna E. Cooper traveled to Uzbekistan to record Jewish existence prior to it disappeared. Drawing on ethnographic learn there in addition to between immigrants to the U.S. and Israel, Cooper tells an intimate and private tale approximately what it ability to be Bukharan Jewish. with her historic learn a couple of sequence of dramatic encounters among Bukharan Jews and Jews in different elements of the realm, this vigorous narrative illuminates the tensions inherent in protecting Judaism as a unmarried worldwide faith over the process its lengthy and sundry diaspora history.

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