The Anti-Imperial Choice: The Making of the Ukrainian Jew by Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

By Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

This ebook is the 1st to discover the Jewish contribution to, and integration with, Ukrainian tradition. Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern makes a speciality of 5 writers and poets of Jewish descent whose literary actions span the Eighties to the Nineties. in contrast to their East ecu contemporaries who disparaged the tradition of Ukraine as second-rate, stateless, and colonial, those participants embraced the Russian- and Soviet-dominated Ukrainian group, incorporating their Jewish issues of their Ukrainian-language writings.


The writer argues that the marginality of those literati as Jews fuelled their sympathy towards Ukrainians and their nationwide reason. supplying broad old historical past, biographical element, and research of every writer’s poetry and prose, Petrovsky-Shtern exhibits how a Ukrainian-Jewish literary culture emerged. alongside the best way, he demanding situations assumptions approximately sleek Jewish acculturation and Ukrainian-Jewish relations.

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French Jews, Turkish Jews: The Alliance Israelite by Aron Rodrigue

By Aron Rodrigue

The Alliance Israélite Universelle, a French-Jewish association based in 1860, occupies a very important position within the historical past of Sephardi groups within the sleek interval. within the fifty years after its construction, the Alliance verified an unlimited community of colleges within the lands of Islam for the aim of "civilizing" the neighborhood Jewish groups and remaking them within the idealized self-image of French Jewry.

This research, drawing at the author's wide learn within the information of the Alliance in Paris, specializes in the paintings of the Alliance between Turkish Jewry, one of many groups such a lot strongly plagued by the companies' actions. even if the Alliance performed a conclusive function within the Westernization of Turkish Jews, it was once additionally the unwitting catalyst for the emrgence of latest political hobbies similar to Zionism, which became clear of the Alliance's ideology and eventually threatened the survival of its faculties. This ebook illuminates an incredible episode within the historical past of Sephardi and French Jewries as they interacted during the Alliance Israélite Universelle and attracts vital conclusions concerning the transformation of ecu in addition to center jap Jewries within the smooth era.

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Pouvoirs etranges d’un clairvoyant by R Reant

By R Reant

Cet ouvrage en partie autobiographique, pierre angulaire d'une assortment écrite par le célèbre parapsychologue Raymond Réant, se révèle être un véritable manuel d'initiation à l'étude de nos perceptions extrasensorielles. Complété par les notes du psychologue et neuropédagogue Alain Sotto, il présente d'un element de vue scientifique les diverses manifestations de nos états supérieurs de sense of right and wrong. A partir de son expérience personnelle, Raymond Réant isole, détaille et répertorie méthodiquement chacune des facultés parapsychiques connues que chacun possède à l'état latent. Sachant qu'elles procèdent d'un ensemble de facteurs propices à leur émergence, il nous explique remark les stimuler, les développer ; les contrôler de manière easy et détaillée, pour en saisir toute l. a. subtilité.1

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Brian Friel, Ireland, and The North by Scott Boltwood

By Scott Boltwood

After approximately 5 many years as one in every of Ireland's such a lot celebrated playwrights, Brian Friel has been the topic of ten books and dozens of articles. This research expands Friel feedback right into a titanic physique of fabric and right into a more energizing interpretative course. besides contemplating Friel's more moderen performs, the e-book analyzes his interviews and essays to chart the author's ideological evolution all through a profession of greater than 40 years. in addition, a bankruptcy is dedicated to his usually overlooked articles for The Irish Press (1962-1963), a sequence that unearths unsuspected insights into Friel's disposition in the direction of the Irish Republic. Refining our knowing of Friel's courting to Republicanism is principal to the argument; instead of assuming that the writer embraces nationalist ideology, the publication relocates the conceptual issues of his paintings clear of Dublin and to 'The North', this bridge among eire and the British province of Northern eire.

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The Chosen Folks: Jews on the Frontiers of Texas by Bryan Edward Stone

By Bryan Edward Stone

Texas has one of many greatest Jewish populations within the South and West, comprising an often-overlooked vestige of the Diaspora. The selected Folks brings this wealthy element of the prior to gentle, going past unmarried biographies and photographic histories to discover the complete evolution of the Jewish adventure in Texas.

Drawing on formerly unpublished archival fabrics and synthesizing previous study, Bryan Edward Stone starts off with the crypto-Jews who fled the Spanish Inquisition within the overdue 16th century after which discusses the original Texas-Jewish groups that flourished faraway from the said facilities of Jewish heritage and tradition. the consequences of this peripheral identification are explored intensive, from the times while geographic distance created actual divides to the redefinitions of "frontier" that marked the 20th century. the increase of the Ku Klux Klan, the construction of Israel within the wake of the Holocaust, and the civil rights move are lined to boot, elevating provocative questions about the attributes that enabled Texas Jews to forge a particular identification at the nationwide and international degree. Brimming with memorable narratives, The selected Folks brings to existence a forged of shiny pioneers.

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Jewish Christians and Christian Jews: From the Renaissance by Richard H. Popkin (auth.), Richard H. Popkin, Gordon M.

By Richard H. Popkin (auth.), Richard H. Popkin, Gordon M. Weiner (eds.)

The visual appeal of non secular toleration mixed with the intensification of the quest for theological fact ended in a different phenomenon in early smooth Europe: Jewish Christians and Christian Jews. those essays will display that the cross-fertilization of those religions, which for thus lengthy had a convention of hostility in the direction of one another, not just affected advancements in the teams yet in lots of methods foreshadowed the emergence of the Enlightenment and the evolution of contemporary spiritual freedom.

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