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Being Jewish in 21st-Century Germany

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Book Series: Europäisch-jüdische Studien – Beiträge ISBN: 9783110395747 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103582
Subject: Sociology
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An unexpected immigration wave of Jews from the former Soviet Union mostly in the 1990s has stabilized and enlarged Jewish life in Germany. Jewish kindergartens and schools were opened, and Jewish museums, theaters, and festivals are attracting a wide audience. No doubt: Jews will continue to live in Germany. At the same time, Jewish life has undergone an impressing transformation in the second half of the 20th century– from rejection to acceptance, but not without disillusionments and heated debates. And while the ´new Jews of Germany,` 90 percent of them of Eastern European background, are already considered an important factor of the contemporary Jewish diaspora, they still grapple with the shadow of the Holocaust, with internal cultural clashes and with difficulties in shaping a new collective identity. What does it mean to live a Jewish life in present-day Germany? How are Jewish thoughts, feelings, and practices reflected in contemporary arts, literature, and movies? What wi

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Jewish Studies

German Rabbis in British Exile

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ISBN: 9783110471724 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103589
Subject: Sociology
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The rich history of the German rabbinate came to an abrupt halt with the November Pogrom of 1938. The need to leave Germany became clear and many rabbis made use of the visas they had been offered. Their resettlement in Britain was hampered by additional obstacles such as internment, deportation, enlistment in the Pioneer Corps. But rabbis still attempted to support their fellow refugees with spiritual and pastoral care. The refugee rabbis replanted the seed of the once proud German Judaism into British soil. New synagogues were founded and institutions of Jewish learning sprung up, like rabbinic training and the continuation of "Wissenschaft des Judentums." The arrival of Leo Baeck professionalized these efforts and resulted in the foundation of the Leo Baeck College in London. Refugee rabbis now settled and obtained pulpits in the many newly founded synagogues. Their arrival in Britain was the catalyst for much change in British Judaism, an influence that can still be felt today.

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Jewish Studies --- History --- Holocaust

Golda Meir

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ISBN: 9783110487343 9783110492507 9783110489798 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_628405 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100158
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For five decades Golda Meir was at the center of the political arena in Israel and left her mark on the development of the Yishuv and the state. She was a unique woman, great leader, with a magnetic personality, a highly complex individual. She held some of the most important positions that her party and the State could bestow. She fulfilled most of them with talent and dignity. She failed in the top job – that of Prime Minister. This biography traces her origins, her American roots, her immediate family, her failed marriage, her rise in the party, the trade union movement, her massive and enduring achievements as Secretary of Labor and Housing, her ten year stint as foreign minister and finally the reasons that led to her failure as prime minister. She was a very good tactician, far less a strategist. She was a major builder of modern Israel whose influence on that country, on Israel-American relations and on Jewish history was evident primarily from 1969 to 1974.

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History --- Jewish Studies

Handbuch der deutsch-jüdischen Literatur

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ISBN: 9783110395648 Year: DOI: 10.1515/9783110395648 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103575
Subject: Sociology
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Die internationale Erforschung der deutschsprachigen Literatur jüdischer Autorinnen und Autoren (neben den deutschsprachigen Ländern vor allem USA, Israel, England und Frankreich) wurde insbesondere seit den 1970er Jahren intensiviert. Dabei stehen einzelne Persönlichkeiten, Epochen, Gattungen, Medien oder Einzelprobleme im Vordergrund. Bis heute fehlt allerdings eine Darstellung, in der die Erträge der Forschung zum Gesamtgebiet bis in die Gegenwart zusammengefasst und bewertet werden. Diese Lücke schließt das vorliegende Handbuch, das in drei Teile gegliedert ist. In Teil 1 steht die geschichtliche Entwicklung der deutsch-jüdischen Literatur vom 18. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart im Mittelpunkt, ergänzt durch ein vorangestelltes Kapitel zur Situation im Mittelalter und der Frühen Neuzeit. Dabei geht es um prinzipielle Fragen jüdisch-religiöser und jüdisch-kultureller Positionen, soweit sie für die deutsch-jüdische Literatur relevant sind, sowie um die Auseinandersetzung mit antijüdisc

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Jewish Studies

Jews and Germans in Eastern Europe

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Book Series: New Perspectives on Modern Jewish History ISBN: 9783110489378 978311049248 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101186
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"For many centuries Jews and Germans were economically and culturally of significant importance in East-Central and Eastern Europe. Since both groups had a very similar background of origin (Central Europe) and spoke languages which are related to each other (German/Yiddish), the question arises to what extent Jews and Germans in Eastern Europe share common historical developments and experiences. This volume aims to explore not only entanglements and interdependences of Jews and Germans in Eastern Europe from the late middle ages to the 20th century, but also comparative aspects of these two communities. Moreover, the perception of Jews as Germans in this region is also discussed in detail."

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History

Das Kulturerbe deutschsprachiger Juden

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Book Series: Europäisch-jüdische Studien – Beiträge ISBN: 9783110395433 Year: DOI: 10.1515/9783110395433 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103576
Subject: Sociology
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As part of the German Jewish Cultural Heritage project, the contributors to this volume examine the cultural influence of the German-speaking Jewish intelligentsia around the world. This influence continues to be felt in many countries of origin and exile without being adequately reflected in collective consciousness. This volume makes a substantive contribution to the search for traces of German-speaking Jewish culture in the wake of emigration.

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Jewish Studies

Soncino – Gesellschaft der Freunde des jüdischen Buches

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Book Series: Europäisch-jüdische Studien – Beiträge ISBN: 9783110368208 Year: Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103580
Subject: Sociology
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In May 1924, the Soncino Society of the Friends of the Jewish Book was founded in Berlin. Named after the Soncinos, a 15th to 16th century Jewish-Italian family of printers, it was the first society of Jewish bibliophiles, and set the goal of publishing rare Jewish books and Hebrew printings. The eight essays in this volume explore the history of the Society and its commitment to Hebrew book culture.

Sportfunktionäre und jüdische Differenz

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ISBN: 9783110553444 Year: Pages: 377 Seiten Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 584
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Based on information about more than 600 Viennese Jewish officials, the book examines issues related to the self-characterization and outside characterization of Jews in Vienna. Sports are an important part of urban identity politics, providing a multifaceted image of engagement with Jewish “difference.” The study focuses on mass consumption sports, especially football, but includes swimming, boxing, and workers’ sports.

Zionist Israel and the Question of Palestine

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ISBN: 9783110496635 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_626412 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100157
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Tamar Amar-Dahl offers a profound analysis of Israel’s political order and culture and the role of Zionism. The study uncovers the discrepancy between the Western democratic self-image of Israel and its military influenced practical approaches to civil society. It presents in-depth the historical developments, the political repercussions and the possible perspectives for a peaceful solution with the Arab neighbors.

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