Orthodox by Design: Judaism, Print Politics, and the by Jeremy Stolow

By Jeremy Stolow

Orthodox through Design, a groundbreaking exploration of faith and media, examines ArtScroll, the world’s biggest Orthodox Jewish publishing residence, purveyor of handsomely designed variations of sacred texts and an incredible cultural strength in modern Jewish public lifestyles. within the first in-depth examine of the ArtScroll revolution, Jeremy Stolow lines the ubiquity of ArtScroll books in neighborhood retail markets, synagogues, libraries, and the lives of normal clients. Synthesizing box learn performed in 3 neighborhood Jewish scenes the place ArtScroll books have had an impact—Toronto, London, and New York—along with shut readings of key ArtScroll texts, promotional fabrics, and the Jewish blogosphere, he indicates how using those books displays a broader cultural shift within the authority and public impact of Orthodox Judaism. fidgeting with the idea that of layout, Stolow’s research additionally outlines a clean theoretical method of print tradition and illuminates how evolving applied sciences, fabric varieties, and kinds of mediated conversation give a contribution to new styles of spiritual identity, perform, and power.

Finalist for the nationwide Jewish ebook Award within the scholarship class, Jewish ebook Council

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Transcending tradition : Jewish mathematicians in German by Birgit Bergmann

By Birgit Bergmann

A better half ebook to the overseas exhibition "Transcending culture: Jewish Mathematicians in German-Speaking educational Culture", explores the operating lives and actions of Jewish mathematicians in German-speaking nations throughout the interval among the criminal and political emancipation of the Jews within the nineteenth  century and their persecution in Nazi Germany. It highlights the real position Jewish mathematicians performed in all components of mathematical tradition throughout the Wilhelmine Empire and the Weimar Republic, and  remembers their emigration, flight or loss of life after 1933.

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Speaking of Jews: Rabbis, Intellectuals, and the Creation of by Lila Corwin Berman

By Lila Corwin Berman

Lila Corwin Berman asks why, over the process the 20th century, American Jews turned more and more interested, even obsessed, with explaining themselves to their non-Jewish acquaintances. What she discovers is that language itself grew to become a vital software for Jewish staff survival and integration into American existence. Berman investigates quite a lot of sources—radio and tv pronounces, bestselling books, sociological experiences, debates approximately Jewish marriage and intermarriage, Jewish missionary paintings, and more—to demonstrate how rabbis, intellectuals, and others created a likely never-ending array of reasons approximately why Jews have been vital to American lifestyles. while the content material of those causes constructed and shifted over the years, the very venture of self-explanation could turn into a center section of Jewishness within the 20th century.

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The Jews of Europe in the Modern Era: A Socio-Historical by Viktor Karady

By Viktor Karady

Discusses the socio-historical areas of difficulty concerning the presence of Jews in significant ecu societies from the 18th century to our days; in a different way from such a lot different reviews, covers the post-Shoah state of affairs additionally. The procedure is multi-disciplinary, mobilizing assets won from sociology, demography and political technology, according to big statistical info. offers and compares different styles of Jewish regulations of the rising state states and demonstrated empires. Discusses schooling and socio-professional stratification of Jews. offers with the demanding situations of emancipation and assimilation, the emergence of Jewish nationalism in a number of kinds, Zionism mainly, in addition to antisemitic ideologies. The publication ends with a scrutiny of post-Shoah state of affairs opposing during this regard Western Europe to the Sovietised East, discussing eventually suggestions of dissimulation or reconstruction of Jewish id.

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Stealing home : looting, restitution, and reconstructing by Shannon L. Fogg

By Shannon L. Fogg

Among 1942 and 1944 the Germans sealed and entirely emptied at the least 38,000 Parisian flats. nearly all of the furniture and different home goods got here from 'abandoned' Jewish flats and have been shipped to Germany. After the warfare, Holocaust survivors back to Paris to find their houses thoroughly stripped of all own possessions or occupied via new population. In 1945, the French provisional Read more...


A social historical past concentrating on the person tales of Jewish Holocaust survivors in France as they attempted to rebuild their lives after the struggle: reading the looting of personal flats in Paris as Read more...

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Choosing Yiddish: New Frontiers of Language and Culture by Hannah S. Pressman, Lara Rabinovitch, Shiri Goren, Adriana

By Hannah S. Pressman, Lara Rabinovitch, Shiri Goren, Adriana X. Jacobs, Anita Norich, Anna Shternshis, Ari Y. Kelman, Asya Vaisman, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara Mann, Dara Horn, Edward Portnoy, Ela Bauer, Gennady Estraikh, Gerben Zaagsma, Hasia Di

Yiddish Hip Hop, a 19th century "Hasidic Slasher," vague Yiddish writers, and immigrant Jewish newspapers in Buenos Aires, Paris, and manhattan are only many of the issues featured in Choosing Yiddish: New Frontiers of Language and Culture. Editors Lara Rabinovitch, Shiri Goren, and Hannah S. Pressman have amassed a various and richly layered selection of essays that demonstrates the foreign money of Yiddish scholarship in academia this present day.

prepared into six thematic rubrics, Choosing Yiddish demonstrates that Yiddish, continually a border-crossing language, keeps to push barriers with lively disciplinary alternate. "Writing at the area" specializes in the world of belles lettres; "Yiddish and town" spans the city facilities of Paris, Buenos Aires, ny urban, and Montreal; "Yiddish is going Pop" explores the mediating position of Yiddish among inventive imaginative and prescient and pop culture; "Yiddish involves the USA" specializes in the heritage and progress of Yiddish within the usa; "Yiddish Encounters Hebrew" showcases interactions among Yiddish and Hebrew within the overdue 19th and 20th centuries; and "Hear and Now" explores the aural measurement of Yiddish in modern settings. alongside the best way, individuals give some thought to famed and lesser-known Yiddish writers, movies, and Yiddish hip-hop, in addition to ancient reports at the Yiddish press, Yiddish movie melodrama, Hasidic folkways, and Yiddish tradition in Israel. Venerable students introduce each one rubric, growing extra discussion among more moderen and extra proven voices within the field.

The overseas individuals turn out that the language-far from dying-is fostering intriguing new instructions of educational and well known discourse, rooted within the field's old specialise in interdisciplinary examine. scholars and academics of Yiddish stories will take pleasure in this leading edge collection.

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Sarah Laughs by Jacqueline Jules

By Jacqueline Jules

This biblical tale tells of the aged Sarah who laughs in pride whilst she overhears 3 strangers inform her husband Abraham that he'll quickly turn into a father. whilst a son is born to her the next yr she names him Isaac, this means that laughter, and the area rejoices together with her.

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Klezmer : music, history and memory by Walter Zev Feldman

By Walter Zev Feldman

Klezmer: song, historical past, and Memory is the 1st accomplished examine of the musical constitution and social heritage of klezmer tune, the track of the Jewish musicians' guild of jap Europe. rising in sixteenth century Prague, the klezmer turned a imperative cultural function of the biggest transnational Jewish group of contemporary instances - the Ashkenazim of jap Europe. a lot of the musical and choreographic background of the Ashkenazim is embedded within the klezmer repertoire, which functioned as a type of non-verbal communal reminiscence. The advanced of speech, dance, and musical gesture is deeply rooted in Jewish expressive tradition, and reached its optimum improvement in jap Europe. Klezmer: tune, background, and Memory unearths the inventive ameliorations of the liturgy of the Ashkenazic synagogue in klezmer marriage ceremony melodies, and offers the main prolonged research to be had in any language of the connection of Jewish dance to the wealthy and sundry klezmer track of jap Europe.

Author Walter Zev Feldman expertly examines the main written sources--principally in Russian, Yiddish, Hebrew, and Romanian--from the sixteenth to the 20 th centuries. He attracts upon the foundational notated collections of the past due Tsarist and early Soviet classes, in addition to infrequent cantorial and klezmer manuscripts from the overdue 18th to the early twentieth centuries. He has carried out interviews with authoritative European-born klezmorim over a interval of greater than thirty years, in the US, Europe, and Israel. therefore, his research finds either the musical and cultural structures underlying the klezmer track of jap Europe.

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Encounters in Modern Jewish Thought: The Works of Eva Jospe. by Eva Jospe

By Eva Jospe

The 1st of a three-volume sequence, this booklet includes Eva Jospe's formerly unpublished examine, ""The idea of come upon within the Philosophy of Martin Buber,"" including a number of of her released articles on Buber and on glossy Jewish idea, in addition to a relocating sermon she added in 1988, at the fiftieth anniversary of Kristallnacht. As Ephraim Meir notes in his creation to the amount, her transparent presentation and research of Buber's dialogical philosophy displays a favorable appreciation, but in addition pointed feedback of her one-time teacher's inspiration. quantity of this sequence includes her translations of Moses Mendelssohn, and quantity 3 her cause and wish: decisions from the Jewish Writings of Hermann Cohen.

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