Anne Frank and After: Dutch Holocaust Literature in a by Dick van Last Galen, Rolf Wolfswinkel

By Dick van Last Galen, Rolf Wolfswinkel

Among 1940 and 1945, 110,000 of the 140,000 Dutch Jews have been deported to the dying camps in jap Europe. eighty% by no means again. In Anne Frank and After the authors specialize in major questions: how precisely did this take place, and the way has Dutch literature come to phrases with this appalling occasion? within the book's ultimate bankruptcy they learn the connection among heritage and the literature of the Holocaust. Does literature upload to what we all know or does it truly distort historic proof? in line with the paintings of top historians of the interval, the e-book examines literary works from Gerard Durlacher, Anne Frank, W.F. Hermans, Harry Mulisch, Gerard Reve and plenty of others."With its well-chosen quotations (many showing for the 1st time in print), provided in a transparent and illuminating ancient environment, Anne Frank and After is needs to analyzing for all who are looking to transcend Anne Frank for a extra rounded photograph of wartime Holland and its Jews."(Holocaust and Genocide Studies—January 1998)

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The Joys of Hebrew by Lewis Glinert

By Lewis Glinert

While do you are saying mazal tov? what's a get, a golem, a kibbutz, a chalutz? What 4 plant species are waved in the course of prayers at the harvest competition of Sukkot? you will find solutions to those questions and thousands of others during this awesome selection of the easiest recognized, so much enjoyed Hebrew phrases and words within the English talking international. From Acharon to Zohar, this informative and sometimes funny dictionary beneficial properties over 600 Hebrew phrases and expressions prepared in alphabetical order (the Roman alphabet is used all through, in addition to Hebrew head words). the 1st such advisor to Hebrew, this quantity is greater than a trifling lexicon--it is a jubilant get together of Hebrew itself, a treasure trove of Jewish wit, knowledge, tradition, and culture. Lewis Glinert offers a concise definition of every access, after which illustrates the word's utilization with beneficiant passages from the Bible and the Talmud, the prayers and the sayings of well-known rabbis, the razor's fringe of Jewish humor, excerpts from the paintings of Elie Wiesel, S.Y. Agnon, Naomi Shemer and different modern writers, folklore from everywhere in the Jewish global, and colourful slices of contemporary Israeli existence. furthermore, Glinert presents in the back of the publication an alphabetical checklist of frequent biblical names in English, Sephardi/Israeli Hebrew, and Ashkenazi Hebrew.

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All About Hanukkah by Madeline Wikler, Judyth Groner

By Madeline Wikler, Judyth Groner

A highly-praised retelling of the Hanukkah tale with vibrant, colourful photos and dialogue tops and inquiries to improve all the eight nights of get together. With candle benefits, ideas for enjoying dreidel, recipes for ltakes and sufganiyot (jelly donuts), phrases and tune to favourite Hanukkah songs -- plus ideas on being unfastened, being diverse, miracles, legends, heroes, presents, gelt, and giving. every little thing you would like for a contented Hanukkah.

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The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words by Ellen Scolnic

By Ellen Scolnic

From probably the most relied on names in Jewish publishing comes an essential connection with the most typical Jewish phrases and phrases in use this day. The entries contain phrases for and linked to Jewish vacation trips and life-cycle occasions, tradition, historical past, the Bible and different sacred texts, Jewish worship, and extra. every one access has a pronunciation consultant and is cross-referenced to different similar phrases. The advent serves as a great primer at the background of Jewish phrases, their transliteration, and pronunciation.

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The Fate of the Dead. Studies on the Jewish and Christian by Richard Bauckham

By Richard Bauckham

This article provides a suite of reports which concentrate on own eschatology within the Jewish and early Christian apocalypses. The apocalyptic culture, from its Jewish origins till the early center a long time, is studied as a continuing literary culture, during which either continuity of motifs and significant alterations in realizing of existence after demise might be charted. in addition to better-known apocalypses, a lot recognition is given to these ignored apocalypses which painting human future after loss of life intimately, comparable to the "Apocalypse of Peter", the "Apocalypse of the Seven Heavens", the later apocalypses of Ezra, and the 4 apocalypses of the Virgin Mary. Relationships with Greco-Roman eschatology are explored, and a number of other chapters convey how particular New testomony texts are illuminated by means of shut wisdom of this practice of principles and photographs of the hereafter.

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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 20 th century, American Jews turned more and more involved, even obsessed, with explaining themselves to their non-Jewish acquaintances. What she discovers is that language itself turned an important software for Jewish crew survival and integration into American lifestyles. Berman investigates a variety of sources—radio and tv announces, bestselling books, sociological stories, debates approximately Jewish marriage and intermarriage, Jewish missionary paintings, and more—to demonstrate how rabbis, intellectuals, and others created a probably never-ending array of reasons approximately why Jews have been integral to American existence. whilst the content material of those motives built and shifted through the years, the very undertaking of self-explanation could turn into a center component to Jewishness within the 20th century.

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