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comparable to Fiddler at the Roof or in the novels of Chaim Potok, they evoked a nostalgic imaginative and prescient of outdated international culture.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.
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
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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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.
By Abram Leon
Lines the ancient rationalizations of anti-Semitism to the truth that, within the centuries previous the domination of commercial capitalism, Jews emerged as a "people-class" of retailers, moneylenders, and investors. Leon explains why the propertied rulers incite renewed Jew-hatred within the epoch of capitalism's decline.
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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.
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:
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.