Download E-books Transcending Tradition: Jewish Mathematicians in German Speaking Academic Culture PDF

By Birgit Bergmann

A significant other booklet to the foreign exhibition "Transcending culture: Jewish Mathematicians in German-Speaking educational Culture", explores the operating lives and actions of Jewish mathematicians in German-speaking international locations throughout the interval among the felony and political emancipation of the Jews within the nineteenth  century and their persecution in Nazi Germany. It highlights the $64000 position Jewish mathematicians performed in all components of mathematical tradition through the Wilhelmine Empire and the Weimar Republic, and  recollects their emigration, flight or demise after 1933.

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Download E-books By Stuckenbruck 1 Enoch 91-108 (Commentaries on Early Jewish Literature (Cejl)) (1st Frist Edition) [Hardcover] PDF

By Stuckenbruck, Loren T.

The amount is a observation on 1 Enoch chapters 91-108 that starts off with the Ethiopic textual content culture but in addition takes the Greek and Aramaic (Dead Sea Scrolls) facts into consideration. This part of 1 Enoch, which incorporates fabric from not less than 5 diverse files composed it slow in the course of the 2d century BCE, presents a window into the early levels of the reception of the earliest Enoch culture, because it used to be being negotiated when it comes to elitist spiritual competitors, at the one hand, and with regards to different Jewish traditions that have been flourishing on the time. The remark, in the beginning of which there's an intensive advent, is based within the following manner: there's a translation for every unit of textual content (including the Greek and Aramaic the place it exists, with the Greek and Ethiopic translations offered synoptically), through specific textual notes that justify the interpretation and supply details on an entire diversity of diversifications one of the manuscripts. This, in flip, is by means of a common touch upon the unit of textual content; after this there are distinctive notes on each one subdivision of the textual content which try and situate the content material in the circulation of biblical interpretation and constructing Jewish traditions of the second one Temple interval. The 5 files in 1 Enoch 91-108 are handled within the following order: (1) Apocalypse of Weeks (93:1-10; 91:11-17); (2) Admonition (91:1-10, 18-19); (3) Epistle of Enoch (92:1-5; 93:11-105:2; (4) start of Noah (106-107); and (5) the Eschatological Appendix (108).

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Download E-books Always an Olivia: A Remarkable Family History (Jewish Identity) PDF

By Carolivia Herron, Jeremy Tugeau

An aged black grandmother passes at the tale of the family's Jewish origins to her younger granddaughter, Carol Olivia. As kinfolk flee the Spanish Inquisition, are abducted by means of pirates and finally sail to the USA, one daughter in each one new release is given the identify Olivia, from the Hebrew Shulamit that means "peace," to honor the Jewish a part of their ancestry. Critically-acclaimed writer Carolivia Herron (Nappy Hair) stocks this enticing, multicultural story relies on her personal family's history.

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Download E-books Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life: An Annual Review PDF

By Bruce Zuckerman, Jeremy Schoenberg

The dating among Jews and the U.S. is unavoidably advanced: Jews were instrumental in shaping American tradition and, after all, Jewish tradition and faith have likewise been profoundly recast within the usa, specially within the interval following global battle II. an important concentration of this paintings is to think about the Jewish position in American existence in addition to the yankee function in shaping Jewish lifestyles. This 5th quantity of the Casden Institute's annual overview is equipped alongside 5 extensive themes-politics, values, photograph, schooling and culture.

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Download E-books Crossing Cultures: Creating Identity in Chinese and Jewish American Literature PDF

By Judith Oster


In this crucial new research, Judith Oster seems on the literature of chinese language american citizens and Jewish americans in terms of one another. studying what's so much at factor for either teams as they reside among cultures, languages, and environments, Oster specializes in the struggles of protagonists to shape identities which are unavoidably bicultural and regularly in procedure. spotting what poststructuralism has validated concerning the instability of the topic and the impossibility of a unitary id, Oster contends that the writers of those works try to shore up the fragments, to build, via their texts, a few type of wholeness and to respond to at the very least partly the questions Who am I? and the place do I belong?
            Oster additionally examines the connection of the reader to those texts. while encountering texts written through and approximately “others,” readers input a global diverse from their very own, simply to discover that the e-book has turn into mirrorlike, reflecting points of themselves: they come across identification struggles which are widespread yet writ huge, extra dramatic, and set in alien environments.
            one of the figures Oster considers are writers of autobiographical works like Maxine Hong Kingston and Eva Hoffman and writers of fiction: Amy Tan, Anzia Yezierska, Henry Roth, Philip Roth, Cynthia Ozick, Lan Samantha Chang, and Frank Chin. In explicating their paintings, Oster makes use of Lacan’s inspiration of the “mirror stage,” learn in language acquisition and bilingualism, the reader-response theories of Iser and Wimmers, and the identification theories of Charles Taylor, Emile Benveniste, and others.
            Oster offers particular analyses of mirrors and doubling in bicultural texts; the relationships among language and id and among language and tradition; and code-switching and interlanguage (English expressed in a international syntax). She discusses meals and starvation as metaphors that specific the pressing have to pay attention and inform tales at the a part of these forging a bicultural identification. She additionally exhibits how American education can undermine the house culture’s private values, exacerbating children’s conflicts inside of their households and inside of themselves. In a bankruptcy on theories of autobiography, Oster appears to be like on the act of writing and the way the web page turns into a house that bicultural writers create for themselves. Written in an attractive, readable type, it is a invaluable contribution to the sphere of multicultural literary criticism.

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Download E-books Ideology and Jewish Identity in Is (SUNY Series in Modern Jewish Literature and Culture) PDF

By means of making a discussion among Israeli and American Jewish authors, students, and intellectuals, this booklet examines how those literatures, which commonly don't tackle each other at once, however percentage a few commonalities and affinities. The disinclination of Israeli and American Jewish fictional narratives to gravitate towards each other tells us a lot in regards to the approaches of Jewish self-definition as expressed in literary texts over the past fifty years. via essays by means of fashionable Israeli Americanists, American Hebraists, Israeli critics of Hebrew writing, and American experts within the box of Jewish writing, the booklet indicates how smooth Jewish tradition rewrites the Jewish culture throughout really assorted ideological imperatives, similar to Zionist metanarrative, the urge of Jewish immigrants to discover Israel in the USA, and socialism. The members additionally discover how that narrative shrink back from non secular culture to secular identification has either enriched and impoverished Jewish modernity.

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Download E-books Semites and Anti-Semites: An Inquiry into Conflict and Prejudice PDF

"A strong booklet. It combines the chill of scholarship with conclusions that can't fail to interact the passions."―Saul Bellow

The Arab-Israeli clash has unsettled the center East for over part a century. This clash is basically political, a conflict among states and peoples over territory and background. however it is additionally a clash that has affected and been tormented by prejudice. for a very long time this used to be easily the "normal" prejudice among neighboring humans of other religions and ethnic origins. within the current age, besides the fact that, hostility towards Israel and its humans has taken the shape of anti-Semitism-a pernicious international view that is going past prejudice and ascribes to Jews a top quality of cosmic evil. First released within the Eighties to common acclaim, Semites and Anti-Semites strains the advance of anti-Semitism from its beginnings as a poison within the bloodstream of Christianity to its glossy front into mainstream Islam. Bernard Lewis, one of many world's most appropriate students of the center East, takes us in the course of the historical past of the Semitic peoples to the emergence of the Jews and their virulent enemies, and dissects the region's contemporary tragic advancements in a relocating new afterword. "A strong and demanding paintings, superbly written and edited, and in accordance with a number erudition (in the simplest feel) that few others, if any, may possibly command."―George Kennan

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