Download Harbinger of Modernity: Marcos Aguinis and the by Dalia Wassner PDF

By Dalia Wassner

In Harbinger of Modernity: Marcos Aguinis and the Democratization of Argentina, Dalia Wassner provides an built-in research of the civic paintings and literary oeuvre of Marcos Aguinis, who served as Secretary of tradition in the course of Argentina s transition from dictatorship to democracy. Situating his writings of their old and highbrow context, Wassner explores Aguinis s engagement with the dialectic of modernization as a Jewish public highbrow both devoted to fostering Argentine democracy and to inscribing himself within the annals of westernization. Encompassing highbrow background, literary feedback, Latin American historical past, and Jewish stories, Wassner s paintings illuminates the intersecting roles of Jews and public intellectuals in bringing democracy to post-dictatorship Argentina."

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Download German City, Jewish Memory: The Story of Worms by Nils Roemer PDF

By Nils Roemer

German and Jewish methods of existence were interwoven in Worms, Germany, for over 1000 years. regardless of radical adjustments caused through expulsion of Jews, wartime devastation, social development, cultural and spiritual renewal, and the Jewish community’s destruction through the Holocaust, the Jewish websites of Worms show a outstanding measure of continuity, which has contributed to the advance of certain city Jewish cultures, stories, and identities.

Tracing the recollection and invention of neighborhood Jewish old traditions in non secular commemorations, historic writings, museums, and old monuments, and the transformation from “sites” to “sights” within the type of tourism from the center a while to the current, Roemer’s wealthy examine of Worms bargains a blueprint for historians drawn to constructing comparable experiences of towns over the longue durée.

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Download Early Judaism: A Comprehensive Overview by John J. Collins, Daniel C. Harlow PDF

By John J. Collins, Daniel C. Harlow

Culled from The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism, a huge, groundbreaking reference paintings released in past due 2010, Early Judaism: A finished Overview comprises fifteen high-quality essays from a various staff of across the world well known students. This quantity presents the main accomplished and authoritative assessment on hand of Judaism within the Hellenistic and early Roman classes.

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Download Philo of Alexandria: An Exegete for His Time by Peder Borgen PDF

By Peder Borgen

Philo's writings are a finished and demanding resource of overdue moment Temple Judaism. This quantity supplies vital insights into his exegetical works. The constitution of the books and their exegetical rules are noticeable the following as being heavily hooked up and his writings are analyzed opposed to the historical past of the historical past, type and outlook of Alexandrian Jewry. Philo's exegesis is a gathering position among Jewish and Greek notions and ideas; tensions are mirrored, resembling these among particularism and universalism, among particular macro- and micro-cosmic rules, and among heavenly ascents and interpreted historical past and eschatology. furthermore, glimpses are received of group existence in a Hellenistic Jewish group, specially of concerns at the borderline among Jews and their non-Jewish atmosphere. New testomony fabric illuminates Philo's broader Jewish context, and in flip Philo throws gentle on New testomony backgrounds.

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Download Jewish identity in modern art history by Catherine M. Soussloff PDF

By Catherine M. Soussloff

Within the first accomplished examine of Jewish id and its that means for the background of paintings, 11 influential students remove darkness from the formative function of Jews as topics of artwork ancient discourse. even as, those essays introduce to paintings background an realizing of where of cultural identification within the construction of scholarship.Contributors discover the that means of Jewishness to writers and artists alike via such themes as exile, iconoclasm, and anti-Semitism. incorporated are essays on Anselm Kiefer and Theodor Adorno; the results of the Enlightenment; the increase of the countryside; Nazi rules on paintings background; the feedback of Meyer Schapiro, Clement Greenberg, and Aby Warburg; the artwork of Judy Chicago, Eleanor Antin, and Morris Gottlieb; and Jewish patronage of German Expressionist art.Offering a brand new method of the historical past of paintings within which the cultural identities of the makers and interpreters play a constitutive position, this assortment starts off a massive and late discussion that would have an important impression at the fields of artwork background, Jewish stories, and cultural reviews.

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Download The Jews of France: A History from Antiquity to the Present. by Esther Benbassa PDF

By Esther Benbassa

Within the first English-language version of a basic, man made heritage of French Jewry from antiquity to the current, Esther Benbassa tells the interesting story of the social, fiscal, and cultural vicissitudes of a humans in diaspora. With verve and perception, she unearths the range of Jewish existence all through France's areas, whereas displaying how Jewish id has consistently redefined itself in a rustic recognized for either the Rights of guy and the Dreyfus affair. starting with past due antiquity, she charts the migrations of Jews into France and lines their fortunes during the making of the French state, the Revolution, the increase of contemporary anti-Semitism, and the present renewal of curiosity in Judaism.

As early because the fourth century, Jews inhabited Roman Gaul, and by way of the reign of Charlemagne, a few figured prominently at court docket. The conception of Jewish impression on France's rulers contributed to a conflict among church and monarchy that will culminate within the mass expulsion of Jews within the fourteenth century. The publication examines the re-entry of small numbers of Jews as New Christians within the Southwest and the emergence of a brand new French Jewish inhabitants with the country's acquisition of Alsace and Lorraine.

The saga of modernity comes subsequent, starting with the French Revolution and the granting of citizenship to French Jews. designated but quick-paced discussions of key episodes stick to: growth made towards social and political integration, the transferring social and demographic profiles of Jews within the 1800s, Jewish participation within the financial system and the humanities, the mass migrations from japanese Europe on the flip of the 20th century, the Dreyfus affair, persecution less than Vichy, the Holocaust, and the postwar arrival of North African Jews.

Reinterpreting such issues as assimilation, acculturation, and pluralism, Benbassa reveals that French Jews have built-in effectively with out continually risking lack of identification. released to nice acclaim in France, this e-book brings very important present concerns to undergo at the examine of Judaism mostly, whereas making for dramatic interpreting.

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Download Children of Job: American Second-Generation Witnesses to the by Alan L. Berger PDF

By Alan L. Berger

Concentrating on the novels and flicks of daughters and sons of Holocaust survivors, this e-book sheds mild at the courting among the Holocaust and modern Jewish id. it's the first systematic research of a physique of labor that introduces a brand new new release of Jewish writers and filmmakers, in addition to revealing how the survivor's legacy is shaping - and being formed by way of - the second one new release. conscientiously learning the paintings of those modern childrens of activity, Berger demonstrates how the offspring, just like the survivors themselves, signify various orientation to Judaism, have major theological alterations, and percentage the legacy of the Shoah. Berger basically indicates that contributors of the second one iteration take part totally in either the yank and Jewish dimensions in their identification and articulates special second-generation theological and psychosocial subject matters.

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