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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&#8211 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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Ancient Jewish Prayers and Emotions

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Book Series: Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies ISBN: 9783110386080 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103584
Subject: Sociology
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Given the recent interest in the emotions presupposed in early religious literature, it has been thought useful to examine in this volume how the Jews and early Christians expressed their feelings within the prayers recorded in some of their literature. Specialists in their fields from academic institutions around the world have analysed important texts relating to this overall theme and to what is revealed with regard to such diverse topics as relations with God, exegesis, education, prophecy, linguistic expression, feminism, happiness, grief, cult, suicide, non-Jews, Hellenism, Qumran and Jerusalem. The texts discussed are in Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic and are important for a scientific understanding of how Rabbinic Judaism and Early Christianity developed their approaches to worship, to the construction of their theology and to the feelings that lay behind their religious ideas and practices. The articles contribute significantly to an historical understanding of how Jews maintained

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The German-Jewish Experience Revisited

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Book Series: Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts ISSN: 2199-6962 ISBN: 9783110367195 Year: Volume: 3 Pages: 288 DOI: 10.1515/9783110367195 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History --- Religion
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This volume includes both historical treatments of differing German-Jewish understandings of their experience – their relations to their Judaism, general culture and to other Jews – and contemporary reflections and competing interpretations as to how to understand the overall experience of German Jewry.

Sportfunktionäre und jüdische Differenz. Zwischen Anerkennung und Antisemitismus – Wien 1918 bis 1938

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ISBN: 9783110553314 Year: Pages: 374 DOI: 10.1515/9783110553314 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History --- Religion
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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.

The German-Jewish Experience Revisited

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Book Series: Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts ISBN: 9783110393323 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103581
Subject: Sociology
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This volume includes both historical treatments of differing German-Jewish understandings of their experience &#8211 their relations to their Judaism, general culture and to other Jews &#8211 and contemporary reflections and competing interpretations as to how to understand the overall experience of German Jewry.

The Book of Job

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Book Series: Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts ISBN: 9783110393989 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103578
Subject: Sociology
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The Book of Job has held a central role in defining the project of modernity from the age of Enlightenment until today. Why has Job`s response to disaster become a touchstone for modern reflections on catastrophic events? This volume engages this question and offers new perspectives on the tragic bent of the Book of Job, on its dramatic irony, on Job`s position as mourner, and the unique representation of the Joban body in pain.

Die Sprache der Judenfeindschaft im 21. Jahrhundert

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Book Series: Europäisch-jüdische Studien – Beiträge ISBN: 9783110277739 Year: DOI: 10.1515/9783110277722 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103574
Subject: Sociology
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Wie artikuliert sich im 21. Jahrhundert judenfeindliches Gedankengut? Und wann ist eine Äußerung antisemitisch? Mit diesen Fragen beschäftigen sich die Sprach- und Kognitionswissenschaftlerin Monika Schwarz-Friesel und der Historiker Jehuda Reinharz anhand einer datenreichen Untersuchung des aktuellen judenfeindlichen Sprachgebrauchs. Die detaillierte Analyse der diversen Manifestationsformen von direktem und indirektem Verbal-Antisemitismus zeigt, welche geistigen Konzepte und emotionalen Ressentiments judeophoben Einstellungen zugrundeliegen. Diese äußern sich in uralten Klischees und Verschwörungstheorien ebenso wie in neuen, israelbezogenen Stereotypen. Die Studie zeigt, wie Juden als Juden verbal ausgegrenzt und beleidigt, belehrt, ermahnt und bedroht werden, und dass judenfeindliche Äußerungen von vielen Menschen artikuliert werden, als hätte es den Holocaust und seine intensive Aufarbeitung nie gegeben.

The Israeli response to Jewish extremism and violence

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ISBN: 9780719063725 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Political Science
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This book looks at the theoretical issue of how a democracy can defend itself from those wishing to subvert or destroy it without being required to take measures that would impinge upon the basic principles of the democratic idea, such as human rights, freedom of speech and the freedom to form political organisations. This dilemma has captured the attention of philosophers as well as legal scholars for many years, but has thus far been rarely studied employing institutional and social frameworks. In this book such frameworks are incorporated into the discussion of the 'paradox' in an attempt to provide an answer to the question: is there a golden path which can reconcile between the democratic polity's need to defend itself and, at the same time, maintain responsibility to protect and safeguard the basic right of its citizens? It takes as its case study of this issue the Israeli response to Jewish extremism and violence, which tests the theoretical framework outlined in the first chapter of the book. Providing an extensive diachronic scrutiny of the State's response to extremist political parties, violent organisations and the infrastructure of extremism and intolerance within Israeli society. It emphasises the dynamics of the response and the factors which encourage or discourage the shift from less democratic and more democratic models of response. The book is unique in that it links social and institutional perspectives to the study. The book will be vital reading for students of peace studies, conflict analysis, international relations and international politics, as well as students of the political situation in the Middle east.

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The Codification of Jewish Law and an Introduction to the Jurisprudence of the Mishna Berura

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ISBN: 9781618112781 Year: Pages: 396 Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press
Subject: History
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The Mishna Berura is, without a doubt, Rabbi Israel Meir Kagan's greatest and most complex contribution to the canon of Orthodox Jewish Law; it is a singular work that synthesizes Jewish traditions, laws, and mores into a practical halakhic guide to daily religious life. For all of his traditionalism, Rabbi Kagan was an iconoclast, and the Mishna Berura broke from many of the traditional approaches of deciding halakhic directives. Instead, he favored studying, engaging, and asserting decisions in a nuanced, almost natural approach to how ethical people should live their daily lives consistent with Jewish law. Today, the Mishna Berura has gained widespread recognition and is considered authoritative by essentially all of contemporary Orthodox Jewry, a measure of greatness that few works of Halakha have attained. Michael J. Broyde and Ira Bedzow here investigate this seminal text and explore its background and decision-making process.

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Jewish law --- codification

The Jesuit Order as a Synagogue of Jews

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Book Series: Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions ISBN: 9789004179813 9789047444114 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100642
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In The Jesuit Order as a Synagogue of Jews the author explains how Christians with Jewish ancestry went within less than forty years from having a leading role in the foundation and development of the Society of Jesus to being prohibited from membership in it.

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