Modernity, culture, and "the Jew"

  • 297 Pages
  • 3.59 MB
  • English

Polity Press , Cambridge, UK
Jews -- Identity., Judaism -- History -- Modern period, 1750- -- Congresses., Jews -- History -- 1789-1945 -- Congresses., Jews -- History -- 1945- -- Congresses., Jews -- Historiography -- Congresses., Civilization, Modern -- Jewish influences -- Congresses., Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Historiography -- Congre
Statementedited by Bryan Cheyette and Laura Marcus.
ContributionsCheyette, Bryan., Marcus, Laura.
LC ClassificationsDS143 .M63 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 297 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21336327M
ISBN 10074562040X, 0745620418

This book provides a rich and wide-ranging analysis of Jewish history and culture, relating them to theories of modernity and postmodernity and to recent debates on ethnicity and postcolonialism. The sixteen essays are divided into four parts, addressing psychoanalysis and gender, literary antisemitism, modernity/postmodernity and “the Jew,” and the memory of Format: Hardcover.

This book provides a rich and wide-ranging analysis of Jewish history and culture, relating them to theories of modernity and postmodernity and to recent debates on ethnicity and postcolonialism.

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Issues addressed include psychoanalysis and gender, literary antisemitism, (post)modernity and 'the Jew', and the memory of the Holocaust. This book provides a rich and wide--ranging analysis of Jewish history and culture, relating them to theories of modernity and postmodernity and to recent debates on ethnicity and postcolonialism.

Issues addressed include psychoanalysis and gender, literary anti--semitism, (post)modernity and a the Jewa, and the memory of the Holocaust. "Modernity, Culture and 'The Jew' is a serious, rewarding book, at the cutting edge of contemporary Jewish studies." Jewish Chronicle "This book provides a rich and wide-ranging analysis of Jewish history and culture." Bollettino del CIRT 'Brian Cheyette and Laura Marcus have assembled a wonderful anthology of critical essays on the image of Jews and Judaism in modern European culture Format: Paperback.

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Flourishing between the age of Enlightenment and the Second World War, the intellectual, literary, scientific and artistic legacy of Jewish modernity continues to dazzle us, however, in this provocative new book, esteemed historian Enzo Traverso argues powerfully that this cultural epoch has come to an end.

In short, Jewish modernity is defined within the historical space between and the end of World War II and the creation of Israel as a Jewish state. The period of modernity is described as being within the framework of legal.

He has published several books including Between Tradition and Culture: The Dialectics of Jewish Religion and Identity in the Modern World. His newest book, After Emancipation: Jewish Religious Responses to Modernity, published by Hebrew Union College Press, was awarded the Dorot Foundation Award as the most outstanding book in Modern.

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This book is the first to investigate the intersection between consumption, identity, and Jewish history in : Gideon Reuveni. Toward Modernity compares modernization in Germany with its counterparts in other countries to see if the German-Jewish development had any influence on what transpired elsewhere.

The authors explore the history of Jewish modernization in Russia, Galicia, Vienna, Prague, Hungary, Holland, France, England, Italy, and the United States. The strange thing is that this has it exactly backwards: the very idea that Judaism is a religion is a distinctly modern invention.

Prior to Jewish modernity. Conservative Judaism is committed to traditional Jewish laws and customs, a positive attitude toward modern culture, and to traditional and modern scholarship concerning religious texts. Reform Judaism (Liberal or Progressive Judaism) defines Judaism as a religion rather than as race or culture.

It emphasizes the moral lessons of the Torah and. All about Jewish Culture, Traditions and Lifestyle. Orthodox Jewish Culture is very unique.

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From Krakow and Venice to Amsterdam and Smyrna, David Ruderman examines the historical and cultural factors unique to Jewish communities throughout Europe, and how these distinctions played out amidst the rest of society.

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Buy Modernity, Culture and 'The Jew' by Bryan Cheyette, Laura Marcus from Waterstones today. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £Pages: Pinsker shows how Jewish modernity was born in the café, nourished, and sent out into the world by way of print, politics, literature, art, and theater.

What was experienced and created in the space of the coffeehouse touched thousands who read, saw, and imbibed a modern culture that redefined what it meant to be a Jew in the world.

Books shelved as jewish-culture: The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon, The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco, My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Po. An Orthodox-raised woman reconciles her Jewish heritage and her rebellion against it.

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that has reinvented the ‘Jewish question’ against the grain of Jewish history itself, in a statist and national form. Jewish modernity, therefore, has reached the end of its road. After having been the main focus of critical thought in the Western world – in the era when Europe was its centre – Jews today find themselves.

It was an extraordinary collection of Ashkenazic Jewish wit, wisdom and culture that managed to capture the Jewish soul better than any other book I have ever seen. The book used common Yiddish words as a jumping off point for presenting a Jewish joke or story, or just for discussing a Jewish custom or practice.

Shaul Magid is the Jay and Jeannie Schottenstein Chair of Modern Judaism at Indiana University, Bloomington. His most recent book was the award-winning, “From Metaphysics to Midrash” (Indiana Author: Shaul Magid.

Jewish culture is the culture of the Jewish people from the formation of the Jewish nation in ancient Israel through life in the diaspora and the modern state of Israel. Judaism guides its adherents in both practice and belief, so that it has been called not only a religion, but an orthopraxy. Not all individuals or all cultural phenomena can be classified as either "secular".

Shachar Pinsker discusses his book A Rich Brew: How Cafes Created Modern Jewish Culture and the ways in which cafes provide a window into understanding modern Jewish culture and modernity: What it means for cafes to be sites of the production of Jewish culture, how cafes sold not just coffee but also a concept of modernity, and the transformation of cafes and Jewish culture.

Judaism is the world’s oldest monotheistic religion, dating back nearly 4, years. Followers of Judaism believe in one God who revealed himself through ancient prophets. History is essential.This book is the first history of YIVO, the original center for Yiddish scholarship.

Founded by a group of Eastern European intellectuals after World War I, YIVO became both the apex of secular Yiddish culture and the premier institution of Diaspora Nationalism, which fought for Jewish rights throughout the world at a time of rising anti-Semitism.A myth exists that Jews can embrace the cultural components of Judaism without appreciating the legal aspects of the Jewish tradition.

This myth suggests that law and culture are independent of one another. In reality, however, much of Jewish culture has a basis in Jewish law. Similarly, Jewish law produces Jewish culture. A cultural analysis paradigm provides a .