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Invoking The Holocaust At The Border: Holocaust Museums, Commemoration And Community Activism In The Southwest., Mayra A. Martinez 2023 University of Texas at El Paso

Invoking The Holocaust At The Border: Holocaust Museums, Commemoration And Community Activism In The Southwest., Mayra A. Martinez

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

This thesis is a localized study that engages with the literature on Holocaust memory and memorialization in the U.S. and asks how the themes and methodologies of those scholars elucidate Holocaust memorialization and education along the U.S.-Mexico border. During 2018-2019, the U.S. witnessed migrant Caravans from Central America, Haiti, Africa, and South Asia as migrants fled violence, displacement, and extreme poverty to cross multiple borders and perilous terrain to seek refuge at the U.S.-Mexico border. During these same years, Holocaust analogies and Holocaust memory were instrumentalized by human rights advocates, descendants of survivors, and public officials who either linked migrant …


Studies In The Ancient Israelite Cult Of Dead Kin, Joshua Jacobs 2023 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Studies In The Ancient Israelite Cult Of Dead Kin, Joshua Jacobs

World Languages, Literatures and Cultures Undergraduate Honors Theses

In 1986, Klaas Spronk published a monograph titled, Beatific Afterlife in Ancient Israel and in the Ancient Near East. Although many have criticized Spronk’s central thesis, his study began a new era in biblical scholarship on death and the afterlife in ancient Israel. More specifically, it sparked renewed interest in the study of the relationship between the living and the dead. Just three years after Spronk’s work, Theodore J. Lewis published his own study, Cults of the Dead in Ancient Israel and Ugarit (1989). Lewis affirmed and developed evidence for one of the foundational aspects of Spronk’s book: in …


To Have Sex Or Not To Have Sex: An Exploration Of Medieval Christian And Jewish Sexual Values, Rachel Zaslavsky 2023 William & Mary

To Have Sex Or Not To Have Sex: An Exploration Of Medieval Christian And Jewish Sexual Values, Rachel Zaslavsky

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis is an exploration of Medieval Jewish and Christian conceptions of sex and aims to challenge the notion of Judeo-Christian values. Medieval Judaism and Christianity are at odds with each other in their understandings of sexuality. By considering Judaism, the belief that medieval religion was averse to sexuality and sexual pleasure is disproven. An analysis of religious works, such as those produced by Christian theologians and Jewish rabbis, yields the following conclusion: medieval Christianity restricted sex on the basis of abstinence, while medieval Judaism restricted sex on the basis of ritual impurity but mandated sex for procreation and female …


Woman, Queer, Jewish: The Sociopolitical Importance And Impact Of Identity Labels, Megan Polun 2023 Bryant University

Woman, Queer, Jewish: The Sociopolitical Importance And Impact Of Identity Labels, Megan Polun

Honors Projects in English and Cultural Studies

In this thesis, I trace and analyze the historical, social, and political uses of three identity labels: woman, queer, and Jewish. These three identity categories are personally important to me because I identify as a queer, Jewish woman. The questions motivating this analysis are as follows: How have these words been defined and who gets to define them? What has it meant historically to move through the world with one of these labels, and what does it look like today? What qualifies someone to identify with one of these labels, and what experiences or qualities do we share? What challenges …


"Len", Sophia Maier Garcia 2023 Fordham University

"Len", Sophia Maier Garcia

Bronx Jewish History Project

“Len” was born in the Bronx to Hungarian immigrants who immigrated to the United States in their early twenties. Len’s mother was a housekeeper in Brooklyn until she married Len’s father, a factory worker. After marriage, Len’s mother became a homemaker, and both of Len’s parents moved to the Bronx. Len’s mother had aspirations for him to become a rabbi, and as a result, he attended yeshiva before electing to leave parochial school for high school. Len’s family lived within two blocks of the yeshiva for the first fourteen years of his life, and Len describes his childhood as insular …


Hochberg, Herbert, Sophia Maier Garcia 2023 Fordham University

Hochberg, Herbert, Sophia Maier Garcia

Bronx Jewish History Project

Herbert Hochberg, born in 1930, spent the first 10 years of his life in economic hardship because of the Great Depression. Both his parents migrated from Western Ukraine and lived in the Bronx since their marriage in 1928. They took in an infant to make end’s meet, and after the war his father went into the business of building two-family homes in the Bronx, while his mother stayed at home. Hochberg grew up across from Bronx Park until 1939 when his family moved to the newly developed Northeast Bronx near Allerton Avenue and Pelham Parkway. He describes the area as …


Adler, Lucille, Sophia Maier Garcia 2023 Fordham University

Adler, Lucille, Sophia Maier Garcia

Bronx Jewish History Project

Her mother born in Poland and her father raised in Manhattan, Lucille Adler grew up in a two family house on Morris Avenue and 174 Street. She describes the neighborhood as 99% Jewish, with a few Black students in her public school. They would go shopping on 174 Street and she loved walking up and down to see all the shops. Her mother taught math at a Jewish school and her father had an insurance company. She envied the other girls whose mothers stayed at home, because she was a latchkey girl and would come home to an empty house …


Some Reflections On Jewish Values, Jewish Sensibilities, And Their Transmission, Daniel H. Weiss 2023 University of Cambridge

Some Reflections On Jewish Values, Jewish Sensibilities, And Their Transmission, Daniel H. Weiss

Journal of Textual Reasoning

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The Image Of God: A Study Of An Ancient Sensibility, Jonathan Wyn Schofer 2023 University of Texas at Austin

The Image Of God: A Study Of An Ancient Sensibility, Jonathan Wyn Schofer

Journal of Textual Reasoning

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The Jewish Sensibilities, Vanessa Ochs 2023 University of Virginia

The Jewish Sensibilities, Vanessa Ochs

Journal of Textual Reasoning

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Sensibilities, Transmission, And Deep Metaphors, Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer 2023 Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Sensibilities, Transmission, And Deep Metaphors, Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer

Journal of Textual Reasoning

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Jewish Sensibilities, Peter Ochs 2023 University of Virginia

Jewish Sensibilities, Peter Ochs

Journal of Textual Reasoning

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Criticism, Interpretation, And Canon: A Reply Of Sorts, Menachem Fisch 2023 Tel Aviv University

Criticism, Interpretation, And Canon: A Reply Of Sorts, Menachem Fisch

Journal of Textual Reasoning

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Reasonable Rabbis?!: Practice And Situatedness In Menachem Fisch’S Rational Rabbis, Jacob Meskin 2023 Hebrew College

Reasonable Rabbis?!: Practice And Situatedness In Menachem Fisch’S Rational Rabbis, Jacob Meskin

Journal of Textual Reasoning

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Rupture As Tikun Or Anti-Traditionalism As Halakhic Salvation: A Response To Menachem Fisch’S “Berakhot 19b: The Bavli’S Paradigm Of Confrontational Discourse”, Shaul Magid 2023 William & Mary

Rupture As Tikun Or Anti-Traditionalism As Halakhic Salvation: A Response To Menachem Fisch’S “Berakhot 19b: The Bavli’S Paradigm Of Confrontational Discourse”, Shaul Magid

Journal of Textual Reasoning

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A Response To Menachem Fisch’S “Berakhot 19b: The Bavli’S Paradigm Of Confrontational Discourse”, Aryeh Cohen 2023 William & Mary

A Response To Menachem Fisch’S “Berakhot 19b: The Bavli’S Paradigm Of Confrontational Discourse”, Aryeh Cohen

Journal of Textual Reasoning

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Rational Rabbis: Its Project And Argument, Menachem Fisch 2023 Tel Aviv University

Rational Rabbis: Its Project And Argument, Menachem Fisch

Journal of Textual Reasoning

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Berakhot 19b: The Bavli’S Paradigm Of Confrontational Discourse, Menachem Fisch 2023 Tel Aviv University

Berakhot 19b: The Bavli’S Paradigm Of Confrontational Discourse, Menachem Fisch

Journal of Textual Reasoning

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Introduction, Peter Ochs 2023 University of Virginia

Introduction, Peter Ochs

Journal of Textual Reasoning

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The Ethics Of The Neighbor, Harold M. Schulweis 2023 Congregation Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, California

The Ethics Of The Neighbor, Harold M. Schulweis

Journal of Textual Reasoning

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