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Everyday Jewish Life In Imperial Russia

Author : ChaeRan Y. Freeze
ISBN : 9781611684551
Genre : Social Science
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This book makes accessibleÑfor the first time in EnglishÑdeclassified archival documents from the former Soviet Union, rabbinic sources, and previously untranslated memoirs, illuminating everyday Jewish life as the site of interaction and negotiation among and between neighbors, society, and the Russian state, from the beginning of the nineteenth century to World War I. Focusing on religion, family, health, sexuality, work, and politics, these documents provide an intimate portrait of the rich diversity of Jewish life. By personalizing collective experience through individual life storiesÑreflecting not only the typical but also the extraordinaryÑthe sources reveal the tensions and ruptures in a vanished society. An introductory survey of Russian Jewish history from the Polish partitions (1772Ð1795) to World War I combines with prefatory remarks, textual annotations, and a bibliography of suggested readings to provide a new perspective on the history of the Jews of Russia.

Jewish Philosophical Politics In Germany 1789 1848

Author : Sven-Erik Rose
ISBN : 9781611685794
Genre : Social Science
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In this book Rose illuminates the extraordinary creativity of Jewish intellectuals as they reevaluated Judaism with the tools of a German philosophical tradition fast emerging as central to modern intellectual life. While previous work emphasizes the "subversive" dimensions of German-Jewish thought or the "inner antisemitism" of the German philosophical tradition, Rose shows convincingly the tremendous resources German philosophy offered contemporary Jews for thinking about the place of Jews in the wider polity. Offering a fundamental reevaluation of seminal figures and key texts, Rose emphasizes the productive encounter between Jewish intellectuals and German philosophy. He brings to light both the complexity and the ambivalence of reflecting on Jewish identity and politics from within a German tradition that invested tremendous faith in the political efficacy of philosophical thought itself.

Emissaries From The Holy Land

Author : Matthias Lehmann
ISBN : 9780804789653
Genre : History
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For Jews in every corner of the world, the Holy Land has always been central. But that conviction was put to the test in the eighteenth century when Jewish leaders in Palestine and their allies in Istanbul sent rabbinic emissaries on global fundraising missions. From the shores of the Mediterranean to the port cities of the Atlantic seaboard, from the Caribbean to India, these emmissaries solicited donations for the impoverished of Israel's homeland. Emissaries from the Holy Land explores how this eighteenth century philanthropic network was organized and how relations of trust and solidarity were built across vast geographic differences. It looks at how the emissaries and their supporters understood the relationship between the Jewish Diaspora and the Land of Israel, and it shows how cross-cultural encounters and competing claims for financial support involving Sephardic, Ashkenazi, and North African emissaries and communities contributed to the transformation of Jewish identity from 1720 to 1820. Solidarity among Jews and the centrality of the Holy Land in traditional Jewish society are often taken for granted. Lehmann challenges such assumptions and provides a critical, historical perspective on the question of how Jews in the early modern period encountered one another, how they related to Jerusalem and the land of Israel, and how the early modern period changed perceptions of Jewish unity and solidarity. Based on original archival research as well as multiple little-known and rarely studied sources, Emissaries from the Holy Land offers a fresh perspective on early modern Jewish society and culture and the relationship between the Jewish Diaspora and Palestine in the eighteenth century.

Glorious Accursed Europe

Author : Jehuda Reinharz
ISBN : 1584658436
Genre : History
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An exhaustive study of how Jews imagined the idea of Europe and how it existed in their collective memory from the Enlightenment to the present

The Routledge Companion To Travel Writing

Author : Carl Thompson
ISBN : 0415825245
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book offers the ideal springboard for beginners to the area, but is also an essential resource for those already working in the field. Each essay provides the historical, theoretical and cultural contexts as well as cutting-edge approaches and close readings of travelogues.0Each of the 4 sections looks in turn at:0- Key Debates – summarising the crucial debates in the field0- Historical and Cultural Contexts – offering a guide to writing of different periods and regions0- Styles, Modes and Themes – goes into more depth on the various sub-genres and topics within travel writing and allows readers to approach them from an alternative angle0- Destinations – focuses in on different regions with a more interdisciplinary view0Covering all the relevant topics and debates, from postcolonial studies, women’s writing, sexuality and ecocriticism, this is an essential overview of the field, encouraging the study of travel writing to move in new and exciting directions.

Inside The Antisemitic Mind

Author : Monika Schwarz-Friesel
ISBN : 9781611689853
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Antisemitism never disappeared in Europe. In fact, there is substantial evidence that it is again on the rise, manifest in violent acts against Jews in some quarters, but more commonly noticeable in everyday discourse in mainstream European society. This innovative empirical study examines written examples of antisemitism in contemporary Germany. It demonstrates that hostility against Jews is not just a right-wing phenomenon or a phenomenon among the uneducated, but is manifest among all social classes, including intellectuals. Drawing on 14,000 letters and e-mails sent between 2002 and 2012 to the Central Council of Jews in Germany and to the Israeli embassy in Berlin, as well as communications sent between 2010 and 2011 to Israeli embassies in Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, England, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Spain, this volume shows how language plays a crucial role in activating and re-activating antisemitism. In addition, the authors investigate the role of emotions in antisemitic argumentation patterns and analyze Òanti-IsraelismÓ as the dominant form of contemporary hatred of Jews.

The Golden Age Shtetl

Author : Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern
ISBN : 0691168512
Genre : Europe, Eastern
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Neither a comprehensive history of Eastern European Jewish life or the shtetl, Petrovsky-Shtern, professor of Jewish Studies at Northwestern University, focuses on three provinces Volhynia, Podolia, and Kiev of the then Russian Empire during what he deems the golden age period, 1790 - 1840, when the shtetl was "the unique habitat of some 80 percent of East European Jews."

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