Category: Judaism

Encyclopedia of Jewish American Popular Culture

This distinct encyclopedia chronicles American Jewish pop culture, prior and found in song, artwork, foodstuff, faith, literature, and extra. Over a hundred and fifty entries, written by means of students within the box, spotlight subject matters starting from animation and comics to Hollywood and pa psychology.

Without the profound contributions of yank Jews, the preferred tradition we all know at the present time wouldn't exist. the place could song be with no the song of Bob Dylan and Barbra Streisand, humor with out Judd Apatow and Jerry Seinfeld, movie with out Steven Spielberg, literature with no Phillip Roth, Broadway with no Rodgers and Hammerstein? those are only a number of the artists who broke new floor and adjusted the face of yankee pop culture endlessly. This special encyclopedia chronicles American Jewish pop culture, prior and found in song, artwork, foodstuff, faith, literature, and extra. Over a hundred and fifty entries, written via students within the box, spotlight issues starting from animation and comics to Hollywood and dad psychology.

Up-to-date assurance and broad awareness to political and social contexts make this encyclopedia is a wonderful source for top institution and school scholars attracted to the total diversity of Jewish pop culture within the usa. educational and public libraries also will treasure this paintings as an incomparable advisor to our nation's history. Illustrations supplement the textual content all through, and plenty of entries cite works for extra analyzing. the quantity closes with a particular, common bibliography of print and digital assets to motivate additional research.

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Funny, It Doesn't Sound Jewish: How Yiddish Songs and Synagogue Melodies Influenced Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and Hollywood (SUNY series in Modern Jewish Literature and Culture)

By Jack Gottlieb

In "Funny, It Doesn't Sound Jewish", Jack Gottlieb chronicles how Jewish songwriters and composers remodeled the preferred track of mid-twentieth-century the United States. even supposing many critics, historians, and musicians have alluded to the Jewish impact on American renowned track, this is often the 1st publication ever to help such assertions with finished musical examples. Drawing on various historic and archival resources, in addition to his personal reports as a composer of synagogue, well known, and live performance tune, Gottlieb conscientiously and compellingly records how a minority tradition infused a majority tradition, enriched it, and nonetheless retained its personal id

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From Ambivalence to Betrayal: The Left, the Jews, and Israel (Studies in Antisemitism)

By Robert S. Wistrich

From Ambivalence to Betrayal is the 1st learn to discover the transformation in attitudes at the Left towards the Jews, Zionism, and Israel because the origins of ecu socialism within the 1840s until eventually the current. This pathbreaking synthesis finds a awesome continuity in unfavourable stereotypes of Jews, contempt for Judaism, and negation of Jewish nationwide self-determination from the times of Karl Marx to the present left-wing highbrow attack on Israel. World-renowned professional at the heritage of antisemitism Robert S. Wistrich offers not just a strong research of the way and why the Left emerged as a spearhead of anti-Israel sentiment but additionally new insights into the broader involvement of Jews in radical movements.

There are interesting pix of Marx, Moses Hess, Bernard Lazare, Rosa Luxemburg, Leon Trotsky, and different Jewish intellectuals, along analyses of the darker face of socialist and Communist antisemitism. The ultimate part eloquently exposes the degeneration of leftist anti-Zionist opinions right into a novel type of “anti-racist” racism.

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David in Distress: His Portrait Through the Historical Psalms (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies)

By Vivian L. Johnson

This e-book analyzes the 13 old psalms (3, 7, 18, 34, fifty one, fifty two, fifty four, fifty six, fifty seven, fifty nine, 60, sixty three, 142) within the Psalter that confer with the most important moments in King David's lifestyles as recorded within the Samuel narrative (1 Sam 16-1 Kings 2). simply because so much Psalms study specializes in the unique surroundings, the so-called Sitz-im-Leben, of those past due additions to the booklet of Psalms, they've got obtained little realization.

Using a text-based research, Johnson has discovered that those ancient psalms specialize in episodes of King David's existence during which he skilled difficulty. for instance, Psalm three refers back to the coup all started via his son Absalom, Psalm fifty nine refers back to the night whilst Saul attempted to kill David, and Pslam fifty seven refers to David's days as a fugitive fleeing from Saul. via highlighting events of David in the course of his instances of misery, those ancient psalms are inclined to recast him as a guy who prayed to his God in each second of hassle. This recasting of David provides to many of the snap shots representations of David present in biblical narrative.

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Dora Bruder

In 1988 Patrick Modiano stumbles throughout an advert within the own columns of the recent Year's Eve 1941 version of Paris Soir: “Missing, a tender woman, Dora Bruder, age 15, peak 1 m fifty five, oval-shaped face, gray-brown eyes, grey activities jacket, maroon pullover, army blue skirt and hat, brown fitness center shoes.”

put by means of the fogeys of Dora, who had run clear of her Catholic boarding tuition, the advert units Modiano off on a quest to determine every thing he can approximately her and why, on the peak of German reprisals, she ran clear of the folk hiding her. there's just one different professional point out of her identify: on a listing of Jews deported from Paris to Auschwitz in September 1942.

What little Modiano discovers approximately Dora in authentic files and during closing kinfolk turns into a meditation at the vast losses of the period—lost humans, misplaced tales, and misplaced heritage. Modiano provides a relocating account of the ten-year research that took him again to the attractions and sounds of Paris below the Nazi career and the paranoia of the Pétain regime. In his efforts to exhume her from the previous, Modiano realizes that he needs to come to phrases with the specters of his personal formative years. the end result, a montage of inventive and historic fabric, is Modiano's own rumination on loss, either memoir and memorial.

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Hush

By Eishes Chayil, Judy Brown

Inside the closed group of Borough Park, the place so much Chassidim reside, the foundations humans dwell through are made up our minds via an old script written millions of years ago―and abuse hasn't ever been part of it. but if thirteen-yearold Gittel learns that her ally has suffered abuse by the hands of a loved one, the adults in her neighborhood try and convince Gittel, and themselves, that not anything occurred. compelled to stay silent, Gittel starts to question every thing she used to be raised to think. This nuanced exploration of a fancy world―one of humor, realizing, and horror―illuminates the clash among yesterday's traditions and ultra-modern reality.

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Shira

By Samuel Yosef Agnon

Shira is Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon’s ultimate, epic novel. Unfinished on the time of his loss of life in 1970, the Hebrew unique was once released a 12 months later. With this newly revised English translation through Zeva Shapiro, together with archival fabric by no means earlier than released in English, The Toby Press launches its S.Y. Agnon Library – the fullest choice of Agnon’s works in new and revised translations. “Shira is S. Y. Agnon’s culminating attempt to articulate throughout the finished kind of the unconventional his imaginative and prescient of the position of artwork in human reality…Enacted opposed to the heritage of Jerusalem lifestyles within the accumulating shadows of a ancient cataclysm of unattainable proportions, Shira is so brilliantly rendered that, even with no an finishing, it merits a spot one of the significant smooth novels."

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Israelite Prophecy and the Deuteronomistic History: Portrait, Reality and the Formation of a History (Ancient Israel and Its Literature)

This selection of essays examines the connection of prophecy to the Deuteronomistic background (Deuteronomy 2 Kings), together with the historic fact of prophecy that stands in the back of the textual content and the portrayal of prophecy in the literature itself. The participants use a few views to discover the different types of intermediation and the cultic surroundings of prophecy within the historical close to East; the portrayal of prophecy in pentateuchal traditions, pre-Deuteronomistic resources, and different close to jap literature; the various views mirrored in the Deuteronomistic background; and the prospective Persian interval atmosphere for the ultimate type of the Deuteronomistic background. jointly the gathering represents the present kingdom of an enormous, ongoing dialogue. The participants are Ehud Ben Zvi, Diana Edelman, Mignon R. Jacobs, Mark Leuchter, Martti Nissinen, Mark O Brien, Raymond F. individual Jr., Thomas C. Römer, Marvin A. Sweeney, and Rannfrid Thelle.

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