Search results: Found 35

Listing 1 - 10 of 35 << page
of 4
>>
Sort by
Being Jewish in 21st-Century Germany

Authors: ---
Book Series: Europäisch-jüdische Studien – Beiträge ISBN: 9783110395747 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103582
Subject: Sociology
Added to DOAB on : 2019-01-15 13:34:06
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

An unexpected immigration wave of Jews from the former Soviet Union mostly in the 1990s has stabilized and enlarged Jewish life in Germany. Jewish kindergartens and schools were opened, and Jewish museums, theaters, and festivals are attracting a wide audience. No doubt: Jews will continue to live in Germany. At the same time, Jewish life has undergone an impressing transformation in the second half of the 20th century&#8211 from rejection to acceptance, but not without disillusionments and heated debates. And while the ´new Jews of Germany,` 90 percent of them of Eastern European background, are already considered an important factor of the contemporary Jewish diaspora, they still grapple with the shadow of the Holocaust, with internal cultural clashes and with difficulties in shaping a new collective identity. What does it mean to live a Jewish life in present-day Germany? How are Jewish thoughts, feelings, and practices reflected in contemporary arts, literature, and movies? What wi

Keywords

Jewish Studies

Ancient Jewish Prayers and Emotions

Authors: ---
Book Series: Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies ISBN: 9783110386080 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103584
Subject: Sociology
Added to DOAB on : 2019-02-21 08:31:16
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Given the recent interest in the emotions presupposed in early religious literature, it has been thought useful to examine in this volume how the Jews and early Christians expressed their feelings within the prayers recorded in some of their literature. Specialists in their fields from academic institutions around the world have analysed important texts relating to this overall theme and to what is revealed with regard to such diverse topics as relations with God, exegesis, education, prophecy, linguistic expression, feminism, happiness, grief, cult, suicide, non-Jews, Hellenism, Qumran and Jerusalem. The texts discussed are in Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic and are important for a scientific understanding of how Rabbinic Judaism and Early Christianity developed their approaches to worship, to the construction of their theology and to the feelings that lay behind their religious ideas and practices. The articles contribute significantly to an historical understanding of how Jews maintained

Keywords

Jewish Studies

Handbuch der deutsch-jüdischen Literatur

Author:
ISBN: 9783110395648 Year: DOI: 10.1515/9783110395648 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103575
Subject: Sociology
Added to DOAB on : 2020-11-18 23:35:53
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Die internationale Erforschung der deutschsprachigen Literatur jüdischer Autorinnen und Autoren (neben den deutschsprachigen Ländern vor allem USA, Israel, England und Frankreich) wurde insbesondere seit den 1970er Jahren intensiviert. Dabei stehen einzelne Persönlichkeiten, Epochen, Gattungen, Medien oder Einzelprobleme im Vordergrund. Bis heute fehlt allerdings eine Darstellung, in der die Erträge der Forschung zum Gesamtgebiet bis in die Gegenwart zusammengefasst und bewertet werden. Diese Lücke schließt das vorliegende Handbuch, das in drei Teile gegliedert ist. In Teil 1 steht die geschichtliche Entwicklung der deutsch-jüdischen Literatur vom 18. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart im Mittelpunkt, ergänzt durch ein vorangestelltes Kapitel zur Situation im Mittelalter und der Frühen Neuzeit. Dabei geht es um prinzipielle Fragen jüdisch-religiöser und jüdisch-kultureller Positionen, soweit sie für die deutsch-jüdische Literatur relevant sind, sowie um die Auseinandersetzung mit antijüdisc

Keywords

Jewish Studies

Das Kulturerbe deutschsprachiger Juden

Author:
Book Series: Europäisch-jüdische Studien – Beiträge ISBN: 9783110395433 Year: DOI: 10.1515/9783110395433 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103576
Subject: Sociology
Added to DOAB on : 2020-11-18 23:37:25
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

As part of the German Jewish Cultural Heritage project, the contributors to this volume examine the cultural influence of the German-speaking Jewish intelligentsia around the world. This influence continues to be felt in many countries of origin and exile without being adequately reflected in collective consciousness. This volume makes a substantive contribution to the search for traces of German-speaking Jewish culture in the wake of emigration.

Keywords

Jewish Studies

The German-Jewish Experience Revisited

Authors: ---
Book Series: Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts ISBN: 9783110393323 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103581
Subject: Sociology
Added to DOAB on : 2019-02-21 08:31:15
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This volume includes both historical treatments of differing German-Jewish understandings of their experience – their relations to their Judaism, general culture and to other Jews – and contemporary reflections and competing interpretations as to how to understand the overall experience of German Jewry.

The Book of Job

Authors: ---
Book Series: Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts ISBN: 9783110393989 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103578
Subject: Sociology
Added to DOAB on : 2019-02-21 08:31:15
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The Book of Job has held a central role in defining the project of modernity from the age of Enlightenment until today. Why has Job`s response to disaster become a touchstone for modern reflections on catastrophic events? This volume engages this question and offers new perspectives on the tragic bent of the Book of Job, on its dramatic irony, on Job`s position as mourner, and the unique representation of the Joban body in pain.

Die Sprache der Judenfeindschaft im 21. Jahrhundert

Authors: ---
Book Series: Europäisch-jüdische Studien – Beiträge ISBN: 9783110277739 Year: DOI: 10.1515/9783110277722 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103574
Subject: Sociology
Added to DOAB on : 2019-02-21 08:31:15
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Wie artikuliert sich im 21. Jahrhundert judenfeindliches Gedankengut? Und wann ist eine Äußerung antisemitisch? Mit diesen Fragen beschäftigen sich die Sprach- und Kognitionswissenschaftlerin Monika Schwarz-Friesel und der Historiker Jehuda Reinharz anhand einer datenreichen Untersuchung des aktuellen judenfeindlichen Sprachgebrauchs. Die detaillierte Analyse der diversen Manifestationsformen von direktem und indirektem Verbal-Antisemitismus zeigt, welche geistigen Konzepte und emotionalen Ressentiments judeophoben Einstellungen zugrundeliegen. Diese äußern sich in uralten Klischees und Verschwörungstheorien ebenso wie in neuen, israelbezogenen Stereotypen. Die Studie zeigt, wie Juden als Juden verbal ausgegrenzt und beleidigt, belehrt, ermahnt und bedroht werden, und dass judenfeindliche Äußerungen von vielen Menschen artikuliert werden, als hätte es den Holocaust und seine intensive Aufarbeitung nie gegeben.

Lament in Jewish Thought

Authors: ---
Book Series: Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts ISBN: 9783110395310 Year: DOI: 10.1515/9783110339963 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103577
Subject: Sociology
Added to DOAB on : 2020-11-19 00:02:16
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This collection features essays by leading scholars on the philosophical, theological, poetic and cultural aspects of lament, touching on the textual traditions of lament in Judaism, from Biblical, rabbinic and medieval iterations to contemporary Yemenite oral lamentations. The volume also includes four texts on lament by Gershom Scholem, translated here for the first time into English, as well as essays interpreting Scholem`s challenging work.

Golda Meir

Author:
ISBN: 9783110487343 9783110492507 9783110489798 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_628405 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100158
Added to DOAB on : 2017-05-05 11:01:48
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

For five decades Golda Meir was at the center of the political arena in Israel and left her mark on the development of the Yishuv and the state. She was a unique woman, great leader, with a magnetic personality, a highly complex individual. She held some of the most important positions that her party and the State could bestow. She fulfilled most of them with talent and dignity. She failed in the top job – that of Prime Minister. This biography traces her origins, her American roots, her immediate family, her failed marriage, her rise in the party, the trade union movement, her massive and enduring achievements as Secretary of Labor and Housing, her ten year stint as foreign minister and finally the reasons that led to her failure as prime minister. She was a very good tactician, far less a strategist. She was a major builder of modern Israel whose influence on that country, on Israel-American relations and on Jewish history was evident primarily from 1969 to 1974.

Keywords

History --- Jewish Studies

Under the Shadow of the Rising Sun

Author:
Book Series: Jewish Identities in Post-Modern Society ISBN: 9781618115225 9781644690246 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102907
Subject: History
Added to DOAB on : 2019-01-15 13:33:02
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Even before Japan joined Nazi Germany in the Axis Alliance, its leaders clarified to the Nazi regime that the attitude of the Japanese government and people to the Jews was totally different than that of the official German position and that it had no intention of taking measures against the Jews that could be seen as racially motivated. During World War II some 40,000 Jews found themselves under Japanese occupation in Manchuria, China and countries of South East Asia. Virtually all of them survived the war, unlike their brethren in Europe. This book traces the evolution of Japan's policy towards the Jews from the beginning of the 20th century, the existence of anti-Semitism in Japan, and why Japan ignored repeated Nazi demands to become involved in the "final solution."

Keywords

History --- Jewish Studies --- Japan

Listing 1 - 10 of 35 << page
of 4
>>
Sort by