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100 Years Of Jqr And Rabbinic Judaism, Natalie B. Dohrmann 2010 University of Pennsylvania

100 Years Of Jqr And Rabbinic Judaism, Natalie B. Dohrmann

Departmental Papers (Religious Studies)

In this issue we continue our celebration of the Jewish Quarterly Review's first century on American soil. This issue focuses on classical and rabbinic Judaism. Considering the topic, a certain question arises: To what extent is the very enterprise of Jewish studies a fundamentally rabbinic one? And yet, perusing the tables of contents of the preceding four hundred or so issues, the precise place of rabbinics remains strangely elusive.


“Fervor Religioso Y Antisemitismo En Los Milagros De Nuestra Señora De Gonzalo De Berceo.”, David Navarro 2010 University of Western Ontario

“Fervor Religioso Y Antisemitismo En Los Milagros De Nuestra Señora De Gonzalo De Berceo.”, David Navarro

David Navarro

No abstract provided.


La “Sinyora” Grasia Mendes I La Kaza Nasi: Una Famiya Al Servizio De Los Sefaradis En El Imperio Otomano (En Ladino), David Navarro 2010 University of Western Ontario

La “Sinyora” Grasia Mendes I La Kaza Nasi: Una Famiya Al Servizio De Los Sefaradis En El Imperio Otomano (En Ladino), David Navarro

David Navarro

No abstract provided.


Judy Holliday's Urban Working Girl Characters In 1950s Hollywood Film, Judith E. Smith 2010 University of Massachusetts Boston

Judy Holliday's Urban Working Girl Characters In 1950s Hollywood Film, Judith E. Smith

American Studies Faculty Publication Series

A Jewish-created urban and cosmopolitan working girl feminism persisted in the 1950s as a cultural alternative to the suburban, domestic consumerism critiqued so eloquently by Betty Friedan in The Feminine Mystique. The film persona of Jewish, Academy Award-winning actress Judy Holliday embodied this working girl feminism. Audiences viewed her portrayals of popular front working girl heroines in three films written by the Jewish writer and director Garson Kanin, sometimes in association with his wife, the actress Ruth Gordon, and directed by the Jewish director George Cukor in the early 1950s: Born Yesterday (1950), The Marrying Kind (1952), and It Should ...


Medieval Synagogues In The Mediterranean Region, Samuel D. Gruber 2010 Syracuse University

Medieval Synagogues In The Mediterranean Region, Samuel D. Gruber

Religion

Throughout the Middle Ages, the synagogue developed as the central identifying institution and physical building for Jews, replacing the still yearned for but increasingly distant Jerusalem Temple as the focus of Jewish identity. Equally important, the synagogue became the symbol par excellance of the Jews and their community for the Christian (or Muslim) majority populations in the countries where Jews were settled. For Christians, the synagogue was a Jewish church, but much more so, it came to symbolize in opposition all that the church represented.

Though relatively little known today, medieval synagogues were not symbolic abstractions to the men and ...


Christian-Jewish Relations: Theological Issues, Lawrence E. Frizzell 2010 Seton Hall University

Christian-Jewish Relations: Theological Issues, Lawrence E. Frizzell

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

The major disagreements between Jews and traditional Christians (i.e. those who accept the canon of the New Testament and the theological decisions of the first seven ecumenical Councils) focus on the mystery of God and the person of the Messiah. The antithetical approaches to the questions of three persons in one God and the person of the Messiah, believed by Christians to be Jesus of Nazareth, true God and true man, will not be set aside; however, clarification of the Catholic understanding regarding the Jewish stance can remove generalized accusations of blindness and/or malice. This article examine the ...


Elijah The Peacemaker: Jewish And Early Christian Interpretations Of Malachi 3:23-24, Lawrence E. Frizzell 2010 Seton Hall University

Elijah The Peacemaker: Jewish And Early Christian Interpretations Of Malachi 3:23-24, Lawrence E. Frizzell

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Few biblical personalities influenced the thought of later generations more deeply than Elijah the Thisbite. His mysterious departure excited speculation, as did the accounts of his miracles and the vagueness about his origin. There was a general conviction that his departure, like that of Hempel, did not sever his relationship with the world and his people. The oldest extant text concerning Elijah's return occurs at the end of Malachi, the last prophet in the Hebrew Bible.

This article was originally published in SIDIC 17/3 (1984): 19-25.


Syntactic Double Translation In The Targumim, Michael Carasik 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Syntactic Double Translation In The Targumim, Michael Carasik

Departmental Papers (Jewish Studies)

It is by now a commonplace to speak of “double” translation in the Aramaic targums of the Hebrew Bible. In its simplest form, this involves “the rendition of a single verb or noun by a translational doublet.”1 In fact, the phenomenon is broader than the translation of single words. Michael Klein has focused on one important aspect of the larger phenomenon. He notes that many biblical phrases and longer passages are duplicated or even triplicated, in comparable but not identical language. “The targumim, in many of these cases, equalize the varying texts by translating one of them in conformity ...


Shulchan Arukh, Amy Milligan 2010 Old Dominion University

Shulchan Arukh, Amy Milligan

Women's Studies Faculty Publications

[First Paragraph] The Shulchan Arukh, literally translated as "The Set Table," is a compilation of Jewish legal codes. Written in the sixteenth century, it represents the first codification of Jewish law that is universally accepted by religiously observant Jews. It encompasses laws observed by both Ashkenazic Jews, those with German and eastern European roots, and Sephardic Jews, those with Spanish and Middle Eastern roots. Rabbi Yosef Karo composed the work in an effort to provide an authoritative legal text that would help to guide Jews in properly observing religious obligations. Although he composed the text before subdivisions of Judaism existed ...


Three Reviewers And The Academic Style Of The Jewish Quarterly Review At Midcentury, David B. Ruderman 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Three Reviewers And The Academic Style Of The Jewish Quarterly Review At Midcentury, David B. Ruderman

Departmental Papers (History)

A hundred years is a remarkable lifetime for any journal, especially a scholarly one in English focusing exclusively on Jewish civilization. During this impressive time span a dramatic and radical shift in the character and place of academic Jewish studies in the United States and throughout the world took place. JQR is surely a primary historical source for charting the history of higher Jewish learning in North America and its ultimate entrance and integration into the university.


The "Place" Of Rhetoric In Aggadic Midrash, David Metzger, Steven B. Katz 2010 Old Dominion University

The "Place" Of Rhetoric In Aggadic Midrash, David Metzger, Steven B. Katz

English Faculty Publications

An essay is presented on the examination of Aggadic midrash as a particular mode of Jewish rhetoric. It offers a discussion of the utility and merit of aggadah within rabbinic literature which require a cluster of analysis of a larger collection of imagery to identify the dominant themes. The author explores on how textualization is treated as steps in the establishment of discursive spaces, which is limited by scripture, tradition, or the authority of the rabbis.


Legalists, Visionaries, And New Names: Sectarianism And The Search For Apocalyptic Origins In Isaiah 56–66, Brian R. Doak 2010 George Fox University

Legalists, Visionaries, And New Names: Sectarianism And The Search For Apocalyptic Origins In Isaiah 56–66, Brian R. Doak

Faculty Publications - College of Christian Studies

This essay re-examines the difficult questions concerning the origins of apocalyptic literature and the rise of Jewish sectarianism. Since the publication of O. Plöger’s Theokratie und Eschatologie and P. Hanson’s The Dawn of Apocalyptic, the search for proto-apocalyptic origins in early post-exilic period sectarian conflict has generated a fair amount of debate. The most cogent and sustained response to Hanson’s and Plöger’s theories, S. Cook’s Prophecy & Apocalypticism (1995), attempted to purge the influence of “deprivation theory” from the field of biblical studies, and, more broadly, social anthropology. The present essay makes a fresh study of ...


Interview No. 1639, Itzhak Kotkowski 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Interview No. 1639, Itzhak Kotkowski

Combined Interviews

Itzhak Kotkowski is an author that wrote about his experiences in the Holocaust during World War II; he was born in Warsaw, Poland on December 25, 1921; his family was Jewish, attended private school; Mr. Kotkowski addresses anti-Semitism among Polish people, personally never experienced it; he lived in the Jewish section, enjoyed life there until the German invasion on September 1, 1939; he recalls being at home when Warsaw was occupied, had always respected German culture; he explains his father worked hard to give them an education; he describes his three sisters, one was in Mexico, one immigrated to the ...


But Where Will They Build Their Nest? Liberalism And Communitarian Resistance In American Cinematic Portrayals Of Jewish-Gentile Romances, Holly A. Pearse 2010 Wilfrid Laurier University

But Where Will They Build Their Nest? Liberalism And Communitarian Resistance In American Cinematic Portrayals Of Jewish-Gentile Romances, Holly A. Pearse

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

This dissertation analyzes approximately fifty American films that feature predominantly heterosexual interfaith/intercultural romantic, sexual or marital relations between Jewish and Gentile protagonists. It asks what political or social ideals can be illustrated by these portrayals, and how these films can be taken cumulatively to explore trends in modern life. The author places liberalism at the heart of the mainstream Hollywood discourse on intermarriage, and shows how films that run counter to the expectations of liberal romances may reflect communitarian critiques of liberal tenets.

The issue of intermarriage is contextualized with a discussion of the endogamous tradition in Judaism, and ...


Holocaust-Denial Literature: A Sixth Bibliography, John A. Drobnicki 2010 CUNY York College

Holocaust-Denial Literature: A Sixth Bibliography, John A. Drobnicki

Publications and Research

This bibliography is a supplement to five earlier ones that were published in the Bulletin of Bibliography. Holocaust denial is a body of literature that seeks to prove that the Jewish Holocaust did not happen. This bibliography includes both works about Holocaust denial and works of Holocaust denial.


My Name And My Face, Stuart Ewen 2010 CUNY Graduate Center

My Name And My Face, Stuart Ewen

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


“Two Jews Walk Into A Coffeehouse”: The “Jewish Question,” Utility, And Political Participation In Late Eighteenth-Century Livorno, Francesca Bregoli 2010 CUNY Queens College

“Two Jews Walk Into A Coffeehouse”: The “Jewish Question,” Utility, And Political Participation In Late Eighteenth-Century Livorno, Francesca Bregoli

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Lechem Hara (Bad Bread), Lechem Tov (Good Bread): Survival And Sacrifice During The Holocaust, Carolyn S. Ellis 2009 University of South Florida

Lechem Hara (Bad Bread), Lechem Tov (Good Bread): Survival And Sacrifice During The Holocaust, Carolyn S. Ellis

Carolyn Ellis

In Judaism, human nature is understood as existing on a spectrum between yetzer hara (evil inclination) and yetzer tov (good inclination). Jews struggle to suppress the yetzer hara and exercise the yetzer tov. Based on an oral history interview and co-created by a survivor of the Holocaust and a researcher, this story focuses on bread (lechem) and hunger in a Polish ghetto. The narrative encourages reflection about good and evil and about the tangled intermingling of the generosity of self-sacrifice and the instinctive drive for survival.


Jews: Post Biblical History The State Of Israel And The Jewish People (1948-2008), Asher Finkel 2009 Seton Hall University

Jews: Post Biblical History The State Of Israel And The Jewish People (1948-2008), Asher Finkel

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

This article provides a historical outline of the post-biblical history of the Jewish People and the State of Israel from 1948 - 2008.


The Restroom Revolution: Unisex Toilets And Campus Politics, Olga Gershenson 2009 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

The Restroom Revolution: Unisex Toilets And Campus Politics, Olga Gershenson

Olga Gershenson, PhD

No abstract provided.


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