By Gilad Atzmon
An research of Jewish id politics and Jewish modern ideology utilizing either pop culture and scholarly texts. Jewish identification is tied up with probably the most tricky and contentious problems with this present day. the aim during this e-book is to open lots of those concerns up for dialogue. seeing that Israel defines itself overtly because the ‘Jewish State’, we should always ask what the notions of ’Judaism’, ‘Jewishness’, ‘Jewish tradition’ and ‘Jewish ideology’ stand for. Gilad examines the tribal features embedded in Jewish secular discourse, either Zionist and anti Zionist; the ‘holocaust religion’; the which means of ‘history’ and ‘time’ in the Jewish political discourse; the anti-Gentile ideologies entangled inside of varied kinds of secular Jewish political discourse or even in the Jewish left. He questions what it really is that leads Diaspora Jews to spot themselves with Israel and associate with its politics. The devastating nation of our international affairs increases a right away call for for a conceptual shift in our highbrow and philosophical angle in the direction of politics, id politics and history.
By Hilary L. Rubinstein, Visit Amazon's Dan Cohn-Sherbok Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Dan Cohn-Sherbok, , Abraham J. Edelheit, W. D. Rubinstein
The Jews within the sleek global covers the interval from 1750 until eventually the current, with an emphasis at the 19th and 20th centuries. It explores intimately the varied ways that the Jewish humans have reacted to Modernity. in addition to protecting the Holocaust, the Diaspora and the Arab-Israeli clash, the authors have incorporated fabric on anti-Semitism, philo-Semitism, Sephardi and Oriental Jewry and the advance of rival ideologies in the Jewish neighborhood. a tremendous component of the publication is dedicated to the usually ignored subject of the function of girls in Judaism. curiosity in smooth Jewish heritage hasn't ever been higher, yet regardless of the massive quantity of contemporary study, this is often the 1st significant textbook in 40 years to accommodate the subject in a transparent and undogmatic demeanour.
By Scott Boltwood
After approximately 5 many years as one in all 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 giant physique of fabric and right into a more energizing interpretative path. in addition to contemplating Friel's newer performs, the ebook analyzes his interviews and essays to chart the author's ideological evolution all through a occupation of greater than 40 years. in addition, a bankruptcy is dedicated to his frequently missed 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 figuring out of Friel's dating to Republicanism is principal to the argument; instead of assuming that the writer embraces nationalist ideology, the e-book 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.
By Don Heddesheimer
Six million Jews in Poland and Russia threatened with coming near near holocaust: this allegation was once showing in such assets because the ny occasions – however the yr used to be 1919! Don Heddesheimer’s compact yet important First Holocaust records post-WWI propaganda that claimed East eu Jewry used to be near to annihilation, frequently invoking the talismanic six million determine. It information how that propaganda used to be used to agitate for minority rights for Jews in Poland, and for Zionism and Bolshevism in Poland and Russia. It additionally demonstrates how Jewish fundraising operations in the US raised mammoth sums within the identify of feeding Polish and Russian Jews, then funneled a lot of the cash to Zionist and Communist ''constructive undertakings'' – together with banks, unions, and kibbutzes – instead of to ravenous Jews. the 1st Holocaust is a invaluable learn of yankee Jewish institutional operations at a fateful juncture in Jewish and ecu historical past, an incisive exam of a cunningly contrived crusade of atrocity and extermination propaganda, 20 years prior to the alleged WWII Holocaust – and an quintessential addition to each revisionist’s library
By Eliezer Schweid
The majority of highbrow, spiritual, and nationwide advancements in sleek Judaism revolve round the relevant thought of ""Jewish culture."" This publication is the 1st synoptic view of those advancements that organizes and relates them from this vantage aspect. the 1st Jewish modernization routine perceived tradition because the defining trait of the surface alien social setting to which Jewry needed to adapt. To be ""cultured"" used to be to be modern-European, instead of medieval-ghetto-Jewish. briefly order, in spite of the fact that, the Jewish spiritual legacy used to be redefined retrospectively as a old ""culture,"" with fateful results for the perception of Judaism as a humanly- and never in basic terms divinely-mandated regime. The notion of Judaism-as-culture took major kinds: an integrative, vernacular Jewish tradition that constructed in tandem with the combination of Jews into a few of the international locations of western-central Europe and the USA, and a countrywide Hebrew tradition which, although open to the inputs of recent ecu society, sought to improve a revitalized Jewish nationwide id that eventually chanced on expression within the revival of the Jewish place of birth and the kingdom of Israel.
By D Cohn-Sherbok
This well known Key advisor presents an outline of the wider highbrow currents of Jewish philosophy. It features a chronological desk and maps.
By Daniel Judah Elazar, Morton Weinfeld
The aftermath of worldwide warfare II used to be a interval of big Jewish migration. approximately million Jews got here to settle within the new nation of Israel; millions moved to North the USA, Australia, and France, whereas tens of hundreds of thousands resettled in other places in Europe and the area. Emigration was once, in flip, paralled by way of large-scale move between second-generation Jews from the good city facilities to the suburbs. until eventually lately, it has appeared as if the Jewish humans had, within the phrases of the Bible, reached a scenario of leisure and landed inheritance. despite the fact that, fifty years later Jews are nonetheless relocating: from the previous Soviet Union, to and from Israel, and inside of countries the place they've been lengthy resident. nonetheless relocating examines the explanations and personality of up to date migration in Israel and during the Diaspora. The participants to this quantity undertake a cross-cultural comparative procedure. half 1 establishes the context of the recent migration globally with emphasis on its results on Israeli democracy. half 2 surveys immigration to Israel within the Nineteen Nineties with specific emphasis on Russian emigres and inner migration from rural to city facilities. Migration to the Diaspora is roofed partly three. half four makes a speciality of the altering nature of the Diaspora and its family with Israel. past its grounding in Jewish tradition and heritage, nonetheless relocating frames questions which are relevant to knowing modern migration ordinarily: Does immigration speed up or retard the skills of host nations to restructure economically? How does better ethnic variety have an effect on the social and cultural lifetime of towns? What components support immigrants combine into the broader neighborhood? Does immigration give a contribution to the construction of a marginalized underclass? nonetheless relocating might be crucial examining for historians, sociologists, Jewish reports experts, and coverage analysts.
By Jonathan Woocher, Meredith Woocher (auth.), Arnold Dashefsky, Ira Sheskin (eds.)
This booklet, in its 113th 12 months, presents perception into significant traits within the North American Jewish group, analyzing Jewish schooling, ny Jewry, nationwide and Jewish communal affairs, and the USA and international Jewish inhabitants. It additionally acts as a tremendous source with its lists of Jewish associations, Jewish periodicals, and educational assets in addition to Jewish honorees, obituaries, and significant fresh occasions. it may turn out helpful to social scientists and historians of the yank Jewish group, Jewish communal staff, and the clicking, between others.
For greater than a century, the American Jewish 12 months Book has remained and keeps to serve, even within the net age, because the best reference paintings on modern Jewish lifestyles. This year’s quantity, with its unique studies on Jewish schooling and the hot York neighborhood and its updates on Jewish inhabitants statistics, Jewish associations, and the foremost Jewish figures who handed within the 12 months earlier, maintains this most suitable tradition.
Pamela S. Nadell, Chair, division of historical past, American college and Co-editor, Making Women’s Histories: past nationwide Perspectives
The 2013 quantity of the American Jewish 12 months Book impressively demonstrates that Arnold Dashefsky and Ira Sheskin have restored this significant source in all its former glory.
Bruce A. Phillips, Professor of Sociology and Jewish Communal carrier, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of faith, Los Angeles
Having a present American Jewish yr Book on my shelf is like having a panel of specialists on American Jewish existence on the prepared, ready to offer me considerate, actual solutions and observations at the key concerns, tendencies and information that outline our continental Jewish neighborhood at the present time. good into its moment century, the American Jewish 12 months Book remains to be a necessary source for critical leaders, practitioners and scholars who search to floor their paintings in stable learn and up to date data.
Jacob Solomon, higher Miami Jewish Federation President and CEO