European Journal Of Jewish Studies

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European Journal Of Hebrew Studies

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Anti Semitism And Its Metaphysical Origins

Author: David Patterson
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316239993
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This book articulates a deeper understanding of the phenomenon of Jew hatred as a metaphysical aspect of the human soul. Proceeding from the Jewish thinking that the anti-Semites oppose, David Patterson argues that anti-Semitism arises from the most ancient of temptations, the temptation to be as God, and thus to flee from an absolute accountability to and for the other human being.

The Journal Of Jewish Studies

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Bridge Of Words

Author: Esther Schor
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805090797
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"A history of Esperanto, the utopian "universal language" invented in 1887"--

The Queens College Journal Of Jewish Studies

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Space And Place In Jewish Studies

Author: Barbara E. Mann
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813552125
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Scholars in the humanities have become increasingly interested in questions of how space is produced and perceived—and they have found that this consideration of human geography greatly enriches our understanding of cultural history. This “spatial turn” equally has the potential to revolutionize Jewish Studies, complicating familiar notions of Jews as “people of the Book,” displaced persons with only a common religious tradition and history to unite them. Space and Place in Jewish Studies embraces these exciting critical developments by investigating what “space” has meant within Jewish culture and tradition—and how notions of “Jewish space,” diaspora, and home continue to resonate within contemporary discourse, bringing space to the foreground as a practical and analytical category. Barbara Mann takes us on a journey from medieval Levantine trade routes to the Eastern European shtetl to the streets of contemporary New York, introducing readers to the variety of ways in which Jews have historically formed communities and created a sense of place for themselves. Combining cutting-edge theory with rabbinics, anthropology, and literary analysis, Mann offers a fresh take on the Jewish experience.

Kosher Usa

Author: Roger Horowitz
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231540930
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Kosher USA follows the fascinating journey of kosher food through the modern industrial food system. It recounts how iconic products such as Coca-Cola and Jell-O tried to become kosher; the contentious debates among rabbis over the incorporation of modern science into Jewish law; how Manischewitz wine became the first kosher product to win over non-Jewish consumers (principally African Americans); the techniques used by Orthodox rabbinical organizations to embed kosher requirements into food manufacturing; and the difficulties encountered by kosher meat and other kosher foods that fell outside the American culinary consensus. Kosher USA is filled with big personalities, rare archival finds, and surprising influences: the Atlanta rabbi Tobias Geffen, who made Coke kosher; the lay chemist and kosher-certification pioneer Abraham Goldstein; the kosher-meat magnate Harry Kassel; and the animal-rights advocate Temple Grandin, a strong supporter of shechita, or Jewish slaughtering practice. By exploring the complex encounter between ancient religious principles and modern industrial methods, Kosher USA adds a significant chapter to the story of Judaism's interaction with non-Jewish cultures and the history of modern Jewish American life as well as American foodways.

Jewish Slavery In Antiquity

Author: Catherine Hezser
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 019928086X
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This book is the first comprehensive analysis of Jewish attitudes towards slavery in Hellenistic and Roman times. Against the traditional opinion that after the Babylonian Exile Jews refrained from employing slaves, Catherine Hezser shows that slavery remained a significant phenomenon of ancient Jewish everyday life and generated a discourse which resembled Graeco-Roman and early Christian views while at the same time preserving specifically Jewish nuances. Hezser examines the impact of domestic slavery on the ancient Jewish household and on family relationships. She discusses the perceived advantages of slaves over other types of labor and evaluates their role within the ancient Jewish economy. The ancient Jewish experience of slavery seems to have been so pervasive that slave images also entered theological discourse. Like their Graeco-Roman and Christian counterparts, ancient Jewish intellectuals did not advocate the abolition of slavery, but they used the biblical tradition and their own judgements to ameliorate the status quo.

Opening The Drawer

Author: Barry Cohen
Editor: Vallentine Mitchell
ISBN: 9781910383810
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For the first time in a single volume, Opening the Drawer brings together illustrated profiles of three0generations of Poles who discovered their hidden Jewish identity in often surprising ways. Drawing on0interviews with child survivors of the Holocaust; the post-war second generation; and the post-Communist0third generation, these voyages of discovery are not simply variations on a theme, but memorable depictions0of unearthing long-buried family histories and secrets. They include the stories of an outstanding Catholic0priest, a former anti-Semitic football hooligan, students, academics and renowned writers. Each generation has confronted a specific Polish environment which shaped their lives. Holocaust survivors were usually raised as Catholics, deprived of knowledge of their biological parents. Ironically some even grew up in anti-Semitic families. The Second Generation are frequently the offspring of dedicated Communists or leftists who shunned any kind of Jewish identification, and many discovered their roots in traumatic circumstances. Yet they have been resourceful in creating and taking part in new Jewish religious and cultural organisations like Limmud. Younger Poles are very much the product of the democratic society that emerged after the fall of Communism. Growing up in a more tolerant civil society, they were spared the challenges faced by previous generations, and were less constrained in developing and sharing their new identity.The profiles reveal the particular Polish contradictions in coming to terms with their upbringing, although not all embraced some form of Jewish identity, as some merely sought the secrets of their past while retaining their previous identity.