By Scott Spector
Scott Spector's adventurous cultural heritage maps for the 1st time the "territories" carved out by means of German-Jewish intellectuals dwelling in Prague on the sunrise of the 20 th century. Spector explores the social, cultural, and ideological contexts within which Franz Kafka and his contemporaries flourished, revealing formerly unseen relationships among politics and tradition. His incisive readings of a large array of German writers characteristic the paintings of Kafka and the so-called "Prague circle" and surround journalism, political conception, Zionism, and translation in addition to literary application and practice.With the cave in of German-liberal cultural and political energy within the late-nineteenth-century Habsburg Empire, Prague's bourgeois Jews came upon themselves squeezed among a starting to be Czech nationwide stream at the one hand and a racial instead of cultural belief of Germanness at the different. Displaced from the imperative social and cultural place that they had come to occupy, the participants of the "postliberal" Kafka new release have been dazzlingly efficient and unique, some distance out of share to their numbers. looking a dating among ideological difficulty and cultural innovation, Spector observes the emergence of latest varieties of territoriality.He identifies 3 primary parts of cultural inventiveness with regards to this Prague circle's political and cultural quandary. One was once Expressionism, a insurrection opposed to all limits and bounds, the second one used to be a non secular type of Zionism incorporating a singular method of Jewish identification that turns out to were at odds with the pragmatic institution of a Jewish kingdom, and the 3rd used to be a kind of cultural no-man's-land during which translation and mediation took where of "territory." Spector's research of those components exhibits that the intensely specific, idiosyncratic adventure of German-speaking Jews in Prague permits entry to a lot broader and extra basic stipulations of modernity. Combining theoretical sophistication with a refreshingly unique and readable variety, Prague Territories illuminates a few early indicators of a latest challenge from which we haven't but emerged.
By Ann Braude
"Women are the spine of the church," says an previous African-American aphorism. because the 1660s, ladies have made up the vast majority of participants in just about all American non secular teams. they've got supplied crucial monetary and social aid and labored tirelessly within the historical past of church-based actions. all through American historical past, girls have raised cash for church buildings and synagogues, embroidered altar cloths, taught Sunday tuition, ready parish nutrition, and sung within the choir. they've got expert their little ones of their ideals and brought them to their locations of worship. but it really is essentially males who've traditionally occupied the excessive rungs of church hierarchy and made the real judgements affecting their congregations. Ann Braude examines the crucial position of ladies in American non secular heritage, concentrating on their efforts to accomplish higher popularity and equivalent rights, their fresh admission to spiritual management, and the emergence of feminist theology within the past due twentieth century. Colonist Margaret Winthrop, African-American preacher Jarena Lee, Christian technological know-how founder Mary Baker Eddy, and Zionist chief Henrietta Szold are one of the ladies mentioned in those pages who've made significant contributions to the non secular and fabric development of spiritual agencies in the USA.
By Francis Brown, S. R. Driver, Charles A. Briggs, William Gesenius
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By Milton J. Rosen
Throughout the peak of the Korean clash, 1950-51, Orthodox Jewish chaplain Milton J. Rosen wrote 19 feature-length articles for Der Morgen Zhornal, a Yiddish day-by-day in long island, documenting his wartime reports in addition to these of the servicemen below his care. Rosen was once between these approximately stuck within the chinese language entrapment of yank and Allied forces in North Korea in overdue 1950, and a few of his so much poignant writing info the attempting conditions that confronted either infantrymen and civilians in the course of that point. As chaplain, Rosen used to be in a position to provide a special account of the yankee Jewish event at the frontlines and within the usa army whereas additionally describing the influence of the yankee presence on Korean voters and their tradition. His curiosity in Korean attitudes towards Jews can be an important subject matter inside those articles. Stanley R. Rosen has translated his father's articles into English and gives historical past on Milton Rosen's army provider ahead of and after the Korean clash. He provides an introductory review of the warfare and comprises useful maps and pictures. The sum is a readable account of conflict and its turmoil from an astute and compassionate observer.
By Isaac Husik
By Dario Fernandez-Morera
A finalist for international Magazine's ebook of the 12 months! "The fantasy of the Andalusian Paradise is vital examining. it's going to quickly locate its position at the cabinets of most suitable educational associations and within the syllabi of pioneering scholars." --Antonio Carreño, W. Duncan McMillan relatives Professor within the Humanities, Emeritus, Brown college "I couldn't placed this booklet down. the parable of the Andalusian Paradise constitutes a watershed in scholarship. . . . Fernández-Morera brilliantly debunks the myths that for thus lengthy have ruled Islamic historiography and traditional knowledge. We have been watching for this nice breakthrough." --Raphael Israeli, Professor Emeritus of center japanese, Islamic, and chinese language background, Hebrew collage of Jerusalem "Fernández-Morera examines the bottom of Islamic Spain. . . . this is often an clever reinterpretation of a intended paradise of convivencia." --Julia Pavón Benito, Professor of Medieval Spanish background, college of Navarra "Desperately, desperately wanted as a counter to the mythology that pervades academia in this subject." --Paul F. Crawford, Professor of old and Medieval background, California college of Pennsylvania "A ideal e-book. This sober and hard-hitting reassessment demolishes the myths of spiritual tolerance and multiculturalism that experience hopelessly romanticized the precarious coexistence and vicious realities of medieval Spain below Muslim rule. . . . Must-reading." --Noël Valis, Professor, division of Spanish and Portuguese, Yale collage students, newshounds, or even politicians uphold Muslim-ruled medieval Spain--"al-Andalus"--as a multicultural paradise, a spot the place Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived in concord. there's just one challenge with this extensively authorized account: it's a delusion. during this groundbreaking booklet, Northwestern collage pupil Darío Fernández-Morera tells the total tale of Islamic Spain. the parable of the Andalusian Paradise shines mild on hidden heritage by way of drawing on an abundance of basic resources that students have missed, in addition to archaeological facts just recently unearthed. This meant beacon of peaceable coexistence all started, in fact, with the Islamic Caliphate's conquest of Spain. faraway from a land of non secular tolerance, Islamic Spain used to be marked via non secular and accordingly cultural repression in all components of existence and the marginalization of Christians and different groups--all this within the carrier of social keep an eye on by means of autocratic rulers and a category of non secular experts. the parable of the Andalusian Paradise offers a desperately wanted reassessment of medieval Spain. As professors, politicians, and pundits proceed to rejoice Islamic Spain for its "multiculturalism" and "diversity," Fernández-Morera units the historic list straight--showing politically invaluable delusion is a fable still.
By Else-Rahel Freund (auth.)
The celebrity of Redemption, * which offers Franz Rosenzweig's process of philosophy, starts with the sentence "from dying, (vom Tode) , from the terror of dying, originates all cognition of the All" and concludes with the phrases "into existence. " This starting and this end of the publication represent greater than the 1st and final phrases of philosophical books often do. Taken jointly - "from loss of life into existence" - they contain the complete which means of Rosenzweig's philosophy. The leitmotif of this philosophy is the lifestyles and loss of life of the man or woman and never the I of philosophical idealism, the place guy eventually indicates "for ethics" not more than" . . . some extent to which it (ethics) relates its difficulties, as for technological know-how additionally he (man) is simply a selected case of its normal legislation. "l Rosenzweig bargains with the individual's real lifestyles, that that is termi nated through loss of life; he speaks of the individual's hic et nunc, of his activities and judgements within the realm of concrete truth. This philosophy isn't an exposition of theoretical ideas. it's not serious about guy typically in summary time, yet relatively with the person person, distinct through a formal identify, residing in his specific time. ** Human life in its finiteness and temporalness varieties the point of interest during which Rosenzweig's motif may be collected together.
By Michah Gottlieb
The prior decade has witnessed renewed curiosity within the faith-reason debate. yet all too frequently the talk is handled in general phrases, with out being attentive both to alterations among spiritual traditions or to the historic improvement of those traditions. Judaism, with its emphasis on non secular legislations, yields insights into the political ramifications of the matter that fluctuate enormously from Christian ways. In religion, cause, Politics, Michah Gottlieb explores Jewish techniques to the faith-reason debate via distinct analyses of Jewish thinkers from the 12th to the 20th centuries, together with Judah Halevi, Maimonides, Spinoza, Moses Mendelssohn, Samson Raphael Hirsch, and Leo Strauss. This publication will attract students and scholars drawn to the matter of religion as opposed to cause and within the dating among faith and politics.
By Zuleika Rodgers
The stumble upon among interpretation and historical past within the writings of Josephus presents the conceptual framework for this assortment of essays. The contributions during this quantity, that have been awarded at an overseas colloquium entitled "Josephus: Interpretation and historical past" held in Dublin in 2004, are united, now not by way of a unmarried view of Josephus, yet through the query of ancient strategy, either old and glossy. those essays take in elements of an issue simple to all researchers who could use Josephus for old reasons, specifically: what's the dating among narratives and background? equipped thematically, the quantity displays a severe engagement with the texts of Josephus, different literary texts, case stories of specific occasions, and fabric is still.