Download Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in by Bruce Zuckerman, Jeremy Schoenberg PDF

By Bruce Zuckerman, Jeremy Schoenberg

The courting among Jews and the us is inevitably advanced: Jews were instrumental in shaping American tradition and, in fact, Jewish tradition and faith have likewise been profoundly recast within the usa, specifically within the interval following international battle II. an enormous concentration of this paintings is to contemplate the Jewish function in American existence in addition to the yank position in shaping Jewish lifestyles. This 5th quantity of the Casden Institute's annual overview is equipped alongside 5 vast themes-politics, values, photograph, schooling and culture.

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Download American Jewish Year Book 2016: The Annual Record of North by Arnold Dashefsky, Ira M. Sheskin PDF

By Arnold Dashefsky, Ira M. Sheskin

The American Jewish 12 months Book, now in its 116th yr, is the once a year checklist of the North American Jewish groups and offers perception into their significant traits. half I provides a discussion board at the Pew Survey, “A Portrait of yank Orthodox Jews.Part II starts off with bankruptcy thirteen, "The Jewish Family." bankruptcy 14 examines “American Jews and the foreign area (April 1, 2015 – April 15, 2016), which specializes in US–Israel kinfolk. Chapters 15-17 research the demography and geography of the U.S., Canadian, and international Jewish populations. partly III, bankruptcy 18 offers lists of Jewish associations, together with federations, group facilities, social provider enterprises, nationwide organisations, synagogues, Hillels, day colleges, camps, museums, and Israeli consulates. within the ultimate chapters, bankruptcy 19 provides nationwide and native Jewish periodicals and broadcast media; bankruptcy 20 offers educational assets, together with Jewish stories courses, books, articles, web content, and examine libraries; and bankruptcy 21 provides lists of significant occasions some time past 12 months, Jewish honorees, and obituaries.

An precious checklist of Jewish existence, the American Jewish yr booklet illuminates modern matters with perception and breadth. it's a window right into a advanced and ever-changing world.

Deborah sprint Moore, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of heritage and Judaic stories, and Director Emerita of the Frankel heart for Judaic experiences, college of Michigan

A century from now and extra, the stately volumes of the American Jewish 12 months ebook will stand because the authoritative checklist of Jewish existence due to the fact that 1900. For a person attracted to tracing the long term evolution of Jewish social, political, non secular, and cultural traits from an aim but passionately Jewish viewpoint, there easily is not any substitute.

Lawrence Grossman, American Jewish 12 months e-book Editor (1999-2008) and Contributor (1988-2015)

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Download Das nationalsozialistische Deutschland by Bernd Jürgen Wendt (auth.) PDF

By Bernd Jürgen Wendt (auth.)

Die vorliegende knappe und themenorientierte Überblicksdarstellung will ohne Anspruch auf eine erschöpfende Behandlung einem breiteren Leserkreis die Grundzüge des "Dritten Reiches" deutlich machen. Dabei sollen auch in einer artwork Zwischenbilanz Forschungskontroversen angesprochen werden. Politische, ideologische, gesellschaftliche, wirtschaftliche und militärische Teilaspekte werden zu einem Gesamtbild gefügt.

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Download Autonomy and Judaism: The Individual and the Community in by Daniel H. Frank PDF

By Daniel H. Frank

This quantity brings jointly top philosophers of Judaism at the factor of autonomy within the Jewish culture. Addressing themselves to the connection of the person Jew to the Jewish neighborhood and to the area at huge, a few choices are systematic in scope, whereas others are extra traditionally concentrated. The authors tackle matters starting from the earliest expressions of person human success within the Bible and medieval Jewish discussions of the human sturdy to fashionable discussions of the need for the Jew to take care of either a Jewish sensibility in addition to an energetic engagement within the sleek pluralistic kingdom. participants comprise Eugene Borowitz, Elliot N. Dorff, Daniel H. Frank, Robert Gibbs, Lenn E. Goodman, Ze’ev Levy, Kenneth Seeskin, and Martin D. Yaffe.

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Download Borders and Boundaries in and Around Dutch Jewish History by Judith Frishman, David J. Wertheim, Ido de Haan, Joël Cahen PDF

By Judith Frishman, David J. Wertheim, Ido de Haan, Joël Cahen

This research explores the moving obstacles and identities of ancient and modern Jewish groups. The participants assert that, geographically talking, Jewish humans infrequently lived in ghettos and feature by no means been restrained in the borders of 1 state or state. while their locations of place of dwelling could have remained an identical for hundreds of years, the nations and regimes that governed over them have been hardly ever as consistent, and tool struggles frequently ended in the construction of latest and divisive nationwide borders. Taking a postmodern old method, the individuals search to reexamine Jewish background and Jewish stories during the lens of borders and bounds.

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Download The Dreyfus affair: the scandal that tore France in two by Piers Paul Read PDF

By Piers Paul Read

July 20, 1894. The German army connecté in Paris gets a trip from a seedy-looking guy who claims to be a French military officer in determined desire of cash, delivering to promote them army secrets.
Captain Alfred Dreyfus used to be a emerging famous person within the French artillery command. Reserved but clever and impressive, Dreyfus had every little thing: a kinfolk, funds, and a transparent route to a prestigious put up at the common employees. in spite of the fact that, Dreyfus had enemies due to his ambition. lots of them got here from the impoverished Catholic aristocracy and disliked Dreyfus simply because he was once wealthy, bourgeois, and, notably, a Jew.
On the root of flimsy facts, Dreyfus was once put below arrest for the crime of excessive treason. now not lengthy later on, he used to be sentenced to spend the remainder of his lifestyles at the mythical, deadly Devil's Island. The saga of Dreyfus's many trials-he was once no longer exonerated till 1906, twelve years after first being arrested-the struggle to loose him, and the intrigues on each side, is a fast-moving secret tale rife with heroes and villains, free ladies, unswerving other halves, bisexual males, tricksters, and charlatans. yet this was once no mere sideshow. The anti-Semitism and deceit on reveal within the Dreyfus case was once an ominous prelude to the Holocaust and the lengthy, bloody 20th century to come.
In an period whilst non secular clash, fierce patriotism, and charged debates over nationwide id pervade the general public sphere, the scandal of Captain Dreyfus nonetheless has a lot to educate us. within the palms of prizewinning novelist, biographer, and narrative historian Piers Paul learn, this real-life morality story comes alive for a brand new iteration. utilizing his storytelling talents and a nuanced, deep wisdom of French background, learn rediscovers l'affaire Dreyfus as a wealthy, riveting story.

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Download Stories of Khmelnytsky: Competing Literary Legacies of the by Amelia M. Glaser PDF

By Amelia M. Glaser

In the center of the 17th century, Bohdan Khmelnytsky used to be the mythical Cossack basic who prepared a uprising that liberated the japanese Ukraine from Polish rule. accordingly, he has been memorialized within the Ukraine as a God-given state builder, minimize within the version of George Washington. yet during this crusade, the bloodbath of millions of Jews perceived as Polish intermediaries was once the collateral harm, and on the way to safe the tentative independence, Khmelnytsky signed a treaty with Moscow, finally ceding the territory to the Russian tsar. So, was once he a liberator or a villain? This quantity examines significantly assorted narratives, from Ukrainian, Jewish, Russian, and varnish literature, that experience sought to animate, deify, and vilify the seventeenth-century Cossack. Khmelnytsky's legacy, both as kingdom builder or as antagonist, has inhibited inter-ethnic and political rapprochement at key moments all through heritage and, as we see in contemporary conflicts, maintains to impact Ukrainian, Jewish, Polish, and Russian nationwide identity.

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