Early Yiddish Texts 1100-1750: With Introduction and Commentary

By Jerold C. Frakes

This quantity is the 1st accomplished anthology of early Yiddish literature (from its beginnings within the 12th century to the sunrise of recent Yiddish within the mid-eighteenth century) for multiple hundred years. It comprises the large diversity of genres that outline the corpus: Arthurian romance, heroic epic, satire, lyric, drama, biblical/midrashic epic, devotional literature, biblical translations, glosses, drugs, magic, felony texts, oaths, letters, legends, autobiography, travelogue, fables, riddles, and experience stories. 100 and thirty texts within the unique Hebrew alphabet, edited anew from the earliest extant assets, are supplied with introductory headnotes that come with targeted details referring to assets, writer (if known), the learn literature, and where of the textual content within the literary tradition.

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Levinas and the Ancients (Studies in Continental Thought)

The relation among the Greek and Judeo-Christian traditions is "the nice challenge" of Western philosophy, in keeping with Emmanuel Levinas. during this ebook Brian Schroeder, Silvia Benso, and a world crew of philosophers tackle the connection among Levinas and the realm of historical proposal. as well as philosophy, topics relating faith, mythology, metaphysics, ontology, epistemology, ethics, and politics also are explored. the quantity as a complete offers a unified and prolonged dialogue of the way an engagement among Levinas and thinkers from the traditional culture works to counterpoint understandings of either. This publication opens new pathways in historic and sleek philosophical reports because it illuminates new interpretations of Levinas' ethics and his social and political philosophy.

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Holocaust City: The Making of a Jewish Ghetto

By Tim Cole

Drawing from the information of serious geography and in response to large archival learn, Cole brilliantly reconstructs the formation of the Jewish ghetto through the Holocaust, focusing totally on the ghetto in Budapest, Hungary--one of the biggest created through the battle, yet hardly tested. Cole maps the town illustrating how spaces--cafes, theaters, bars, bathhouses--became divided in . during the booklet, Cole discusses how the production of this Jewish ghetto, like the others being equipped throughout occupied Europe, tells us greatly concerning the nature of Nazism, what existence was once like below Nazi-occupation, and the position the ghetto truly performed within the ultimate answer.

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Ancient Israel's History: An Introduction to Issues and Sources

By Bill T. Arnold

The background of Israel is a much-debated subject in outdated testomony experiences. On one aspect are minimalists who locate little of historic worth within the Hebrew Bible. at the different part are those that think the biblical textual content is an exact old list. Many severe scholars of the Bible locate themselves among those positions and would get advantages from a cautious exploration of concerns in Israelite history.

This great background of Israel textbook values the Bible's historic contribution with out overlooking serious concerns and demanding situations. that includes the most recent scholarship, the publication introduces scholars to the present country of analysis on matters appropriate to the examine of historical Israel. The editors and individuals, all best biblical students and historians, talk about old proof in a readable demeanour, utilizing either canonical and chronological lenses to discover Israelite history.

Illustrative goods, resembling maps and pictures, visually help the book's content material. Tables and sidebars also are integrated.

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Franz Rosenzweig's Conversions: World Denial and World Redemption

By Benjamin Pollock

Franz Rosenzweig's near-conversion to Christianity in the summertime of 1913 and his next choice 3 months later to recommit himself to Judaism is among the foundational narratives of contemporary Jewish suggestion. during this new account of occasions, Benjamin Pollock means that what lay on the center of Rosenzweig's non secular drawback was once no longer a fight among religion and cause, yet skepticism concerning the international and desire for private salvation. a detailed exam of this significant time in Rosenzweig’s lifestyles, the publication additionally sheds gentle at the complete trajectory of his philosophical development.

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The Cambridge History of Judaism, Volume 2: The Hellenistic Age

By W. D. Davies, Louis Finkelstein

The second one of 4 volumes masking the background of Judaism from 540 BCE to 250 CE, this publication bargains with the stumble upon of Judaism with the Hellenistic tradition unfold in the course of the Mediterranean international and past by way of Alexander the nice and his successors. Drawing upon contemporary scholarship in archaeology, background and scriptures, the members describe the non secular, social and cultural rejection and adoption of Hellenism through Judaism. Illustrated with plates and diagrams, the textual content will end up a useful source to students and basic readers attracted to Jewish or Mediterranean heritage.

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Charity Girl

By Michael Lowenthal

During global struggle I, seventeen-year-old Frieda Mintz secures a role at a Boston division shop and moves out on her personal, escaping her repressive Jewish mom and marriage to a prosperous widower two times her age. decided to discover love on her personal phrases, she is intoxicated through her newfound freedom and the patriotic fervor of the day. that's, till a soldier experiences her as his final sexual touch, sweeping her up within the government’s wartime campaign opposed to venereal ailment. Quarantined in a prison, Frieda unearths within the Home’s confines a bunch of brash, unforgettable ladies who aid her see tips to a brand new form of independence.

Charity lady is predicated on a little-known bankruptcy in American heritage that observed fifteen thousand girls around the state incarcerated. Like whilst the Emperor used to be Divine, Lowenthal’s poignant, provocative novel will depart readers moved - and astonished by way of the shameful proof that encouraged it.

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