Caledonian Jews: A Study of Seven Small Communities in by Nathan Abrams

By Nathan Abrams

This can be the 1st complete heritage of the Jews in Scotland who lived open air Edinburgh and Glasgow. The paintings makes a speciality of seven groups from the borders to the highlands: Aberdeen, Ayr, Dundee, Dunfermline, Falkirk, Greenock, and Inverness. every one of those groups was once of enough measurement and affluence to shape a congregation with a practical synagogue and, whereas their histories were formerly overlooked in desire of Jewish populations in greater towns, their tales are vital in knowing Scottish Jewry and British background as a complete. Drawn from a number of basic assets, the heritage of Jews in Scotland is traced from the earliest rumors to the current.

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Revolutionary Yiddishland: A History of Jewish Radicalism by Alain Brossat, Sylvie Klingberg, David Fernbach

By Alain Brossat, Sylvie Klingberg, David Fernbach

Recovering the background of the progressive Jewish tradition

Jewish radicals manned the barricades at the avenues of Petrograd and the alleys of the Warsaw ghetto; they have been within the forefront of these resisting Franco and the Nazis. They originated in Yiddishland, an enormous expanse of jap Europe that, earlier than the Holocaust, ran from the Baltic Sea to the western fringe of Russia and included enormous quantities of Jewish groups with a mixed inhabitants of a few eleven million humans. inside this territory, revolutionaries arose from the Jewish distress of jap and principal Europe; they have been raised within the worry of God and taught to recognize non secular culture, yet have been stuck up within the nice present of innovative utopian considering. Socialists, Communists, Bundists, Zionists, Trotskyists, handbook staff and intellectuals, they embodied the multifarious job and radicalism of a Jewish operating classification that glimpsed the Messiah within the folds of the crimson flag.

this present day, the realm from which they got here has disappeared, dismantled and destroyed by way of the Nazi genocide. After this irremediable holiday, there stay simply survivors, and the paintings of reminiscence for pink Yiddishland. This ebook strains the struggles of those militants, their singular trajectories, their oscillation among nice wish and doubt, their misplaced illusions—a crimson and Jewish gaze at the background of the 20th century.

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Jewish Thought: An Introduction by Oliver Leaman

By Oliver Leaman

 This clean and modern creation to the Jewish religion, its philosophies and worldviews, explores debates that have preoccupied Jewish thinkers over the centuries and examines their carrying on with effect in modern Judaism. Written by Oliver Leaman, a number one determine within the box, the ebook surveys the critical controversies in Judaism, together with the protracted arguments in the faith itself. themes variety from the family among Judaism and different religions, corresponding to Islam and Christianity, to modern concerns reminiscent of intercourse, gender and modernity. significant issues corresponding to authority and obedience, the relatives among Jewish and Greek concept, and the location and standing of the kingdom of Israel also are thought of. The debates are extra illustrated by way of connection with the Bible, as a profoundly sensible textual content in describing the lengthy interplay among the Jews, their ancestors and God, in addition to discussions approximately significant thinkers, and passages from the traditional texts: The Mishnah, Talmud and Midrash. Oliver Leaman’s full of life procedure and lightweight contact makes Jewish idea excellent studying for someone who desires to comprehend extra concerning the Jewish religion and its outlook, prior and current.

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Music and the Play of Power in the Middle East, North Africa by Laudan Nooshin

By Laudan Nooshin

What's it concerning the background, geographical place and cultures of the center East, North Africa and critical Asia that has made track this sort of powerful and strong agent? This quantity offers the 1st direct examine the complicated courting among tune and tool throughout quite a number musical genres and international locations. Discourses of energy within the sector centre on one of the most contested social concerns, such a lot particularly with regards to nationhood, gender and faith. person chapters study the ways that tune serves as a discussion board for taking part in out problems with strength, ideology, resistance and subversion. How does track turn into an area for selling - or conversely, resisting or subverting - specific ideologies or positions of authority? How does it accrue symbolic strength in ways in which are very specific, possibly designated? and the way does song turn into a domain of social regulate or, however, a car for enterprise and empowerment, from time to time overt and at others hugely sophisticated? what's it approximately track that enables, and infrequently disrupts, the workout and flows of energy? Who controls such flows, how and for what reasons? In asking such questions within the context of nations corresponding to Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Tunisia and Tajikistan, the ebook attracts on quite a lot of suitable theoretical and significant rules, and lots of disciplines together with ethnomusicology, anthropology, sociology, politics, center japanese experiences, globalization stories, gender reports and cultural and media reports. The nations and components explored percentage very much in historic and cultural phrases, together with a legacy of colonial and neo-colonial encounters and predominantly Judeo-Muslim spiritual traditions. it's was hoping that the quantity will give a contribution finally to a richer realizing of the position that song performs in those societies. This booklet beneficial properties tune experiences: ethnomusicology; cultural and media stories; center jap track; and, Asian tune.

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(God) After Auschwitz by Zachary Braiterman

By Zachary Braiterman

(GOD) AFTER AUSCHWITZ culture and alter IN POST-HOLOCAUST JEWISH inspiration is a booklet that addresses a subject which I first stumble upon whereas in highschool. A acquaintances mom used to be a survivor of AUSCHWITZ and she or he used to be a gorgeous ladies. How within the hell which could occurred to this sort of great, stable, and respectable individual whereas she was once a tender girl.

For many survivors God easily doesn't exist! This publication attempts to handle how Jews see God this present day. good for plenty of God doesn't exist! For others God isn't any such great man, and for others who've selected to seem to the opposite facet have endured with the millenary religion.

In fact this e-book is an apology attempting to justify faith and a God that failed mankind. This ebook belongs with the writings of Augustine, Jerome, Anthony, Tertullian and the likes.

There is not any solution to justify Hitler, Mao, Bin weighted down, Stalin or the other beast. Justifying a god that approved that point of bestiality upon mankind isn't really justifiable in any respect. just a unwell brain will do it!

In the absences of reliable reasoning, apologist have leap forward attempting to re-invent god! permit the shortcoming of reasoning proceed and we'll lose the area. Religions reminiscent of the Jewish, the Christian, and the Islam have preached hatred, slavery, blood spilling, and intolerance; glance the place it has taken us. NOWHERE!

Let god and the satan clear up their difficulties and shall we unite in peace and love. If god wishes us, enable him convey his love via preventing his destruction desires and plans!

The booklet is definitely written, with a balanced view of the difficulty and it really is worthy studying. it's going to enlighten you!

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Love + Marriage = Death: And Other Essays on Representing by Sander L. Gilman

By Sander L. Gilman

The essays during this assortment, written by way of a pioneering interdisciplinary student, care for the jobs of pictures within the development of stereotypes and the kinds of distinction as represented in texts—in excessive literature, in scientific literature, in art—from the final fin-de-si?cle to our personal. Intensely engaged within the cultural politics of way of life and aware of how texts mirror and form our social practices, they deal essentially with representations and self-representations of “Jews” long ago 100 years and concentrate on the query of the buildings of the Jew’s physique in artwork and literature. The name essay, “Love + Marriage = loss of life: STDs and AIDS within the sleek World,” although, experiences a dead ringer for sexually transmitted illness from Shakespeare to Martin Amis. It units the tone for an figuring out of this assortment as a e-book approximately Jews and their illustration, yet now not as a different, remoted case.The first essay, the mostly autobiographical “Ethnicities: Why I Write What I Write,” serves as an advent to the gathering. the opposite essays are: “Max Nordau, Sigmund Freud, and the query of Conversion”; “Salome, Syphilis, Sarah Bernhardt, and the ‘Modern Jewess’”; “Zwetschkenbaum’s Competence: insanity and the Discourse of the Jews”; “Otto Weininger and Sigmund Freud: Race and Gender within the Shaping of Psychoanalysis”; “Sibling Incest, insanity, and the Jew”; “R. B. Kitaj’s ‘Good undesirable’ Diasporism and the physique in American Jewish Postmodern Art”; and “Who Is Jewish?: the most recent Jewish Writing in German and Daniel Goldhagen.”

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Mel Gibson's Passion: The Film, the Controversy, and it's by Zev Garber

By Zev Garber

Mel Gibson's movie, the eagerness of the Christ, used to be published on Ash Wednesday, February 24, 2004 to potential audiences in theatres and auditoriums around the U.S. and different nations. ahead of the film's free up, a groundswell of controversy stuffed the airwaves and media retailers. a few spiritual teams protested the movie, whereas others embraced it. Mel Gibson specializes in the fervour no longer the lifestyles nor resurrection of Christ. by means of doing so, he leaves out many of the components of the Jesus tale widely used to Christians and hence he provides non-biblical ugly info overseas to the Gospels. Mel Gibson's ardour: The movie, the debate, and Its Implications exposes the issues of Gibson's cinematic Christ and lays out assertively and persuasively the reason of Jews and Christians in easy methods to seize and understand the eagerness and execution of the Christian savior recognized scripturally because the "King of the Jews."

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Beyond Political Correctness (German Monitor) by Christine Anton, Frank Pilipp

By Christine Anton, Frank Pilipp

The articles assembled during this ebook speak about vital questions about German society and the very thought of what being German capability within the age of globalization and the vanishing of geographical regions in a always strengthening ecu Union; the query approximately what's German tradition in a postmodern period; and the way the earlier impacts and shapes the current and way forward for hybrid German generations. taking into consideration not just nationwide but additionally transnational and up to date worldwide advancements and concomitant serious debates, this e-book keeps to have interaction within the discourses of rethinking German nationwide identification, exploring socio-cultural, literary and cinematic responses via German, German Jewish, and different minority authors and filmmakers. those essays concentration relatively on tendencies because the flip of the millennium, and discover how those traits and their new advancements are represented and interpreted in the course of the eyes of other media. past Political Correctness: Remapping German Sensibilities within the twenty first Century will attract readers with a large choice of educational pursuits, together with cultural heritage, movie reports and modern German literature, German-Jewish and Minority literature.

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The Jews and the Nation: Revolution, Emancipation, State by Frederic Cople Jaher

By Frederic Cople Jaher

This publication is the 1st systematic comparability of the civic integration of Jews within the usa and France--specifically, from the 2 international locations' revolutions in the course of the American republic and the Napoleonic period (1775-1815). Frederic Jaher develops a automobile for a broader and uniquely wealthy research of French and American nation-building and political tradition. He returns grand thought to old scholarship via interpreting the Jewish come across with kingdom formation and Jewish acquisition of civic equality from the viewpoint of the "paradigm of liberal inclusiveness" as formulated via Alexis de Tocqueville and Louis Hartz.Jaher argues that the liberal paradigm labored for American Jews yet that France's intolerant impulses hindered its Jewish inhabitants in buying complete civic rights. He additionally explores the relevance of the Tocqueville-Hartz idea for different marginalized teams, quite blacks and ladies in France and the USA. although, the adventure of those teams means that the speculation has its limits.A principal factor of this penetrating research is whether or not a country with democratic-liberal pretensions (America) can greater safeguard the rights of marginalized enclaves than can a nation with authoritarian traits (France). The Tocqueville-Hartz thesis has turn into an important factor in political technological know-how, and this publication marks the 1st time it's been verified in a old examine. The Jews and the kingdom returns a unifying concept to a self-discipline fragmented via microtopical scholarship.

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