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The Modernity of OthersJewish Anti-Catholicism in Germany and France

The Modernity of Others: Jewish Anti-Catholicism in Germany and France

Ari Joskowicz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804787024
eISBN:
9780804788403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787024.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The most prominent story of nineteenth-century German and French Jewry has focused on Jews’ adoption of liberal middle-class values. The Modernity of Others points to an equally powerful but largely ... More

Mongrels or MarvelsThe Levantine Writings of Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff

Mongrels or Marvels: The Levantine Writings of Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff

Deborah A. Starr and Sasson Somekh (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769532
eISBN:
9780804777889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769532.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The writings of Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff (1917–1979) offer a refreshing reassessment of Arab–Jewish relations in the Middle East. A member of the bourgeois Jewish community in Cairo, Kahanoff grew ... More

Music from a Speeding TrainJewish Literature in Post-Revolution Russia

Music from a Speeding Train: Jewish Literature in Post-Revolution Russia

Harriet Murav

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774437
eISBN:
9780804779043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774437.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book explores the uniquely Jewish space created by Jewish authors working within the limitations of the Soviet cultural system. It situates Russian- and Yiddish-language authors in the same ... More

Nathan Birnbaum and Jewish ModernityArchitect of Zionism, Yiddishism, and Orthodoxy

Nathan Birnbaum and Jewish Modernity: Architect of Zionism, Yiddishism, and Orthodoxy

Jess Olson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778732
eISBN:
9780804785006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778732.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book explores the life and thought of one of the most important but least known figures in early Zionism, Nathan Birnbaum. Now remembered mainly for his coinage of the word “Zionism,” Birnbaum ... More

Pledges of Jewish AllegianceConversion, Law, and Policymaking in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Orthodox Responsa

Pledges of Jewish Allegiance: Conversion, Law, and Policymaking in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Orthodox Responsa

David Ellenson and Daniel Gordis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778053
eISBN:
9780804781039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778053.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Since the late 1700s, when the Jewish community ceased to be a semiautonomous political unit in Western Europe and the United States and individual Jews became integrated—culturally, socially, and ... More

Rabbis and RevolutionThe Jews of Moravia in the Age of Emancipation

Rabbis and Revolution: The Jews of Moravia in the Age of Emancipation

Michael Miller

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770569
eISBN:
9780804776523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770569.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The Habsburg province of Moravia straddled a complicated linguistic, cultural, and national space, where German, Slavic, and Jewish spheres overlapped, intermingled, and sometimes clashed. Situated ... More

Reconstructing AshkenazThe Human Face of Franco-German Jewry, 1000-1250

Reconstructing Ashkenaz: The Human Face of Franco-German Jewry, 1000-1250

David Malkiel

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759502
eISBN:
9780804786843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759502.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book shows that, contrary to traditional accounts, the Jews of Western Europe in the High Middle Ages were not a society of saints and martyrs, and offers revisions of commonly held ... More

Rhinestones, Religion, and the RepublicFashioning Jewishness in France

Rhinestones, Religion, and the Republic: Fashioning Jewishness in France

Kimberly A. Arkin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804786003
eISBN:
9780804787901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786003.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Between 2003 and 2005, French-born North African Jewish (Sephardi) youth in Paris repeatedly told anthropologist Kimberly Arkin that they were not French and could not to imagine a Jewish future in ... More

The Ridiculous JewThe Exploitation and Transformation of a Stereotype in Gogol, Turgenev, and Dostoevsky

The Ridiculous Jew: The Exploitation and Transformation of a Stereotype in Gogol, Turgenev, and Dostoevsky

Gary Rosenshield

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759526
eISBN:
9780804769853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759526.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book is a study devoted to exploring the use of a Russian version of the Jewish stereotype (the ridiculous Jew) in the works of three of the greatest writers of the nineteenth century. The ... More

Roads to UtopiaThe Walking Stories of the Zohar

Roads to Utopia: The Walking Stories of the Zohar

David Greenstein

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788335
eISBN:
9780804789684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788335.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book is the first to study in-depth the “walking motif” of the Zohar. The Zohar is unique among Jewish mystical texts--and it is the premier text of them all--in continuously introducing and ... More

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