For Zion's Sake: The Judeo-Christian Tradition In American by Fuad Sha'ban

By Fuad Sha'ban

This ebook explores the position of faith, specifically spiritual extremism, in American tradition. particularly, it examines the improvement of the Judeo-Christian culture, its effect on America's self-image, and how it has motivated America's perspective to the Arab global. The Christian correct has develop into an important strength in American politics. Its uncomplicated trust in Christian Zionism has ended in a steadfast dedication to the institution of the kingdom of Israel and to its competitive growth, and has made Zionism a imperative a part of govt coverage, for either Republicans and Democrats. Fuad Sha'ban exhibits how this isn't a brand new phenomenon: what he phrases the 'Vision of Zion' in American lifestyles has its roots in literature, the humanities and inner politics from colonial instances till at the present time. having a look intimately at a wealth of assets, together with spiritual and literary texts, in addition to legitimate political statements, he items jointly a refined account of ways America's Puritan roots have fostered a in particular non secular political tradition that encourages hatred and suspicion of the Muslim global in household and overseas coverage.

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The Individual in History: Essays in Honor of Jehuda by ChaeRan Y. Freeze, Sylvia Fuks Fried, Eugene R. Sheppard

By ChaeRan Y. Freeze, Sylvia Fuks Fried, Eugene R. Sheppard

Jehuda Reinharz, born in Haifa in 1944, spent his formative years in Israel and his formative years in Germany, and moved together with his kin to the U.S. while he used to be seventeen. those 3 varied geographies and the reports they engendered formed his adolescence and the way forward for a prolific student who committed his existence to the examine of the relevant function of management as Jews confronted the demanding situations of emancipation and integration in Germany, the increase of contemporary antisemitism, the formation of Zionist adolescence tradition and politics, and the transformation of Jewish politics in Palestine and the kingdom of Israel.

In this quantity, eminent students of their respective fields expand the strains of Reinharz’s study pursuits and private activism via concentrating on the ideological, political, and scholarly contributions of a various variety of people in Jewish heritage. Essays are clustered round 5 critical topics: ideology and politics; statecraft; highbrow, social and cultural spheres; witnessing heritage; and within the academy.

This quantity deals a breathtaking view of contemporary Jewish background via attractive essays that commemorate Reinharz’s wealthy contribution as a path-breaking and prolific student, instructor, and chief within the academy and past.

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Being Jewish in the New Germany by Jeffrey M. Peck

By Jeffrey M. Peck

Germany this present day boasts the quickest growing to be inhabitants of Jews in Europe. The streets of Berlin abound with indicators of a revival of Jewish tradition, starting from bagel retailers to the sight of worshipers leaving synagogue on Saturday. With the hot strength infused by way of Jewish immigration from Russia and adjustments in immigration and naturalization legislation typically, Jeffrey Peck argues that we needs to now commence contemplating how Jews stay in Germany instead of in basic terms asking why they'd decide to achieve this. In Being Jewish within the New Germany, Peck explores the range of modern Jewish existence and the complicated struggles in the community--and between Germans in general--over background, accountability, tradition, and id. He offers a glimpse of an rising, if conflicted, multicultural nation and examines how the improvement of the ecu neighborhood, globalization, and the post-9/11 political weather play out in this context. With delicate, but serious perception into the nation's political and social existence, chapters discover matters similar to the moving ethnic/national make-up of the inhabitants, alterations in political management, and American, Israeli, and eu Jewish family with the starting to be Jewish inhabitants in Germany.

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Luftmenschen: Zur Geschichte einer Metapher by Nicolas Berg

By Nicolas Berg

The idea that and discourse concerning the "Jewish Luftmensch" round 1900 features not just as a metaphor for what the nineteenth century bequeathed to the 20 th in type of the "Jewish Question", but in addition was once additionally a severe touch upon modernity as an entire, within which Jews have been perceived and defined as rootless. Berg's e-book analyses the cultural upspring, improvement and alter of this metaphor giving examples from company, theology, philosophy, technology and literature.

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Music and the Play of Power in the Middle East, North Africa by Laudan Nooshin

By Laudan Nooshin

What's it concerning the heritage, geographical place and cultures of the center East, North Africa and critical Asia that has made tune this sort of effective and robust agent? This quantity provides the 1st direct examine the advanced courting among song and gear throughout various musical genres and nations. Discourses of strength within the quarter centre on probably the most contested social concerns, such a lot particularly relating to nationhood, gender and faith. person chapters learn the ways that song serves as a discussion board for taking part in out problems with energy, ideology, resistance and subversion. How does tune turn into an area for selling - or conversely, resisting or subverting - specific ideologies or positions of authority? How does it accrue symbolic energy in ways in which are very specific, probably particular? and the way does track turn into a website of social keep watch over or, on the other hand, a automobile for supplier and empowerment, every now and then overt and at others hugely refined? what's it approximately tune that enables, and occasionally disrupts, the workout and flows of energy? Who controls such flows, how and for what reasons? In asking such questions within the context of nations akin to Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Tunisia and Tajikistan, the publication attracts on a variety of appropriate theoretical and demanding rules, and lots of disciplines together with ethnomusicology, anthropology, sociology, politics, center japanese reports, globalization reports, gender reports and cultural and media experiences. The nations and components explored percentage greatly in historic and cultural phrases, together with a legacy of colonial and neo-colonial encounters and predominantly Judeo-Muslim non secular traditions. it really is was hoping that the quantity will give a contribution eventually to a richer figuring out of the function that tune performs in those societies. This booklet good points tune experiences: ethnomusicology; cultural and media stories; heart japanese track; and, Asian song.

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Reading Academic Hebrew by Nitza Krohn

By Nitza Krohn

Via ordinary exposition of ideas, various examples from scholarly texts, and types demonstrating how you can use linguistic details within the textual content as clues to which means, the booklet articulates the grammatical and semantic wisdom that local Hebrew readers carry to the duty of examining complicated educational prose. it truly is geared toward scholars and researchers within the box of Jewish experiences who desire to entry seminal and up to date Hebrew language scholarship of their uniqueness, in addition to these getting ready for a Hebrew to English translation examination. The booklet contains routines with options and perform texts for comprehension and translation, and will be used as a direction textbook, a self-study handbook and/or a reference resource for Hebrew lecturers.

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In the Year 1096: The First Crusade and the Jews by Robert Chazan

By Robert Chazan

In 1996 the realm commemorates the 900th anniversary of the 1st campaign or, extra accurately, of the pogroms unleashed by way of the campaign upon the Jews of the Rhineland. within the yr 1096... provides a transparent, hugely readable chronicle of the occasions of 1096. famous instructor and historian Robert Chazan brings readers to severe moments in Jewish background, illuminating the occasions themselves, their antecedents, and their far-reaching effects. both vital, his e-book assesses the importance of the occasions of 1096 in the higher framework of Jewish historical past, together with either the scope of persecution and the list of Jewish resistance. He has created a dramatic portrait of the conflict among 3 conflicting forces in medieval Europe: the German crusaders, the Rhineland burghers, and the Rhineland Jews. His e-book presents an intensive examine the Christian attacks and the serious Jewish responses, with a lot fabric translated without delay from amazing Hebrew narratives that are admirable for either the vividness in their description and the complexity of the portrait they supply. Chazan tells the tale of 1096 in "grays, " now not blacks and whites; that's, he relates tales of Christian enemies, but in addition of Christian acquaintances, and of Jewish martyrs, but additionally of Jewish negotiators and converts. the writer devotes the second one half within the yr 1096... to tracing those occasions during the intervening 9 centuries of Jewish background. within the moment half he surveys the Jewish notion of 1096 over the a while, together with either the overlook of those occasions in a few quarters and their emphasis in others; he areas 1096 in the long background of anti-Jewish activities and considering, and examines theunusual behaviors of the Rhineland Jews in the context of old Jewish responses to persecution.

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