Children of Job: American Second-Generation Witnesses to the by Alan L. Berger

By Alan L. Berger

Targeting the novels and flicks of daughters and sons of Holocaust survivors, this ebook sheds gentle at the courting among the Holocaust and modern Jewish id. it's the first systematic research of a physique of labor that introduces a brand new new release of Jewish writers and filmmakers, in addition to revealing how the survivor's legacy is shaping - and being formed through - the second one new release. rigorously learning the paintings of those modern teenagers of task, Berger demonstrates how the offspring, just like the survivors themselves, signify a number of orientation to Judaism, have major theological adjustments, and percentage the legacy of the Shoah. Berger truly indicates that participants of the second one iteration take part absolutely in either the yank and Jewish dimensions in their identification and articulates unique second-generation theological and psychosocial subject matters.

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Borders and Boundaries in and Around Dutch Jewish History by Judith Frishman, David J. Wertheim, Ido de Haan, Joël Cahen

By Judith Frishman, David J. Wertheim, Ido de Haan, Joël Cahen

This learn explores the transferring barriers and identities of old and modern Jewish groups. The members assert that, geographically talking, Jewish humans hardly lived in ghettos and feature by no means been restrained in the borders of 1 country or kingdom. while their locations of place of abode could have remained an identical for hundreds of years, the international locations and regimes that governed over them have been hardly ever as consistent, and gear struggles frequently ended in the construction of recent and divisive nationwide borders. Taking a postmodern ancient strategy, the members search to reexamine Jewish historical past and Jewish stories throughout the lens of borders and limits.

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The Messenger of the Lord in Early Jewish Interpretations of by Camilla H????lena von Heijne

By Camilla H????lena von Heijne

Texts like "Genesis sixteen, 22 and 31" point out an enigmatic determine, 'the messenger/angel of the Lord'. The id of God and this angel is merged. The angel is nameless and speaks with divine authority as though he's God Himself, there being no transparent contrast among sender and messenger. The angel accepts being worshipped through males and is said as divine. This ebook explores the ambiguous dating among God and his angel in early Jewish interpretations of "Genesis". The research is determined in a much broader context as a part of the advance of angelology and ideas of God in early Judaism.

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Demographic Avant-Garde: Jews in Bohemia between the by Jana Vobecka

By Jana Vobecka

This ebook reviews the original demographic habit of Jews in Bohemia (the historical a part of the Czech Republic), ranging from a second in historical past while industrialization in crucial Europe was once nonetheless distant sooner or later, and while Jews have been nonetheless dwelling legally constrained lives in ghettos. Very early on, despite the fact that, from the 18th century onwards, Jews constructed styles of lowering mortality and fertility that used to be now not saw one of the gentile majority in Bohemia; styles which verified them as a demographic avant-garde inhabitants in all of Europe. Demographic Avant-Garde elucidates what made Jews in Bohemia actual forerunners of the demographic transition and why this happened while it did. It scrutinizes demographic statistics from the mid-eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century, and examines what made Bohemian Jews' facts exact from the tendencies saw within the gentile group and between Jews in different lands. In look for the solutions, Vobecka's research touches additionally upon the cultural, social, political and monetary setting.

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Jewish identity in modern art history by Catherine M. Soussloff

By Catherine M. Soussloff

Within the first complete research of Jewish identification and its which means for the heritage of artwork, 11 influential students light up the formative position of Jews as topics of paintings ancient discourse. while, those essays introduce to artwork background an knowing of where of cultural id within the creation of scholarship.Contributors discover the that means of Jewishness to writers and artists alike via such themes as exile, iconoclasm, and anti-Semitism. integrated are essays on Anselm Kiefer and Theodor Adorno; the results of the Enlightenment; the increase of the geographical region; Nazi rules on paintings heritage; the feedback of Meyer Schapiro, Clement Greenberg, and Aby Warburg; the artwork of Judy Chicago, Eleanor Antin, and Morris Gottlieb; and Jewish patronage of German Expressionist art.Offering a brand new method of the background of paintings within which the cultural identities of the makers and interpreters play a constitutive position, this assortment starts off a big and past due discussion that might have an important impression at the fields of artwork background, Jewish experiences, and cultural stories.

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In the Shadow of the Polish Eagle: The Poles, the Holocaust by L. Cooper

By L. Cooper

The behaviour of many Poles in the direction of the Jewish inhabitants in the course of the Nazi profession of Poland has continuously been a arguable factor. even supposing the Poles are meant to not have collaborated with the invaders, there's facts to teach that during appreciate of the Jewish inhabitants, the behaviour of many Poles, together with individuals of the underground, was once faraway from exemplary. Poland is additionally the one ecu nation the place Jews have been being murdered after the top of the warfare and the place powerful anti-Semitic trends are nonetheless current. This booklet analyses this question in an ancient context and makes an attempt to provide an evidence for the phenomenon of Polish anti-Semitism in the course of and after the tip of the conflict. The paintings is predicated on lately exposed records in addition to on own bills of witnesses to the occasions in the course of the conflict.

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