Download e-book for iPad: Sababa by Yamin Levy

By Yamin Levy

Hamas militants have kidnapped Lior Samet, the grandson of Israeli nationwide warfare hero Brigadier normal Avigdor Cohen, however the Israeli executive doesn't negotiate with terrorists. Cohen’s internal international is became the wrong way up as he does what he needs to to carry Lior home.

Less than 40 miles away, yet greater than millennia previous, Alexander the nice descends upon Jerusalem, able to assault, yet after a hugely charged disagreement with Simon the excessive Priest, he spares the city. because the debatable tale unfolds, the Maccabees, priestly militant warriors, are raised to struggle off the Greek imperialists.

Yamin Levy’s bold debut novel explores the inner-world of warriors, reluctant infantrymen, zealots, and freedom warring parties. The parallel storylines describe either the early origins and glossy types of Israeli nationalism and armed forces zeal and the way the Kohen extended family has left its mark at the non secular panorama of the Jewish psyche and at the battlefield. Levy provides voice to various views linked to the Israeli-Palestinian clash and with Israeli society’s evolving attitudes relating to their actual, non secular and existential survival.

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Download e-book for kindle: My Blue Piano (Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and by Else Lasker-Schüler,Brooks Haxton

By Else Lasker-Schüler,Brooks Haxton

Else Lasker-Schüler (1869–1945) used to be born into an prosperous German Jewish relations. Following the dying of her mom and dad and the dissolution of her marriage, the fledgling poet grew to become infamous within the stylish cafés of Berlin for showing in dress as a Persian woman or as an Egyptian boy. Her flamboyance was once echoed in her poetry, which mixed the sexual with the non secular in its exploration of the ecstatic event. Critics have lengthy brushed aside her poetry as decadent in its romantic use of references to moonlight, flora, and wooded area creatures. In his creation, Haxton addresses such feedback by means of arguing that what others have termed kitsch and cliché in Lasker-Schüler’s poetry can be understood extra absolutely as one of those iconoclasm, like that of her Expressionist contemporaries, and as an genuine expression of emotional tenderness. Her poetry additionally resonates with the cultural second of Sarah Bernhardt’s gender-bending degree performances and Freud’s sexual interpretations of the subconscious.
The poems amassed during this bilingual quantity signify the complete variety of Lasker-Schüler’s paintings, from her earliest poems until eventually her dying. Haxton’s translation embraces the poems’ lyrical imagery, last devoted to the poet’s imaginative and prescient whereas additionally shooting the cadence and rhythms of the poetry.

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Download e-book for iPad: Upside-Down Coffee by Kathryn Jacobi

By Kathryn Jacobi

One-to-one, drop by means of drop – in basic terms humans could make peace.
Upside-Down espresso is a approximately Ruth Shapira, a local New Yorker who trades her scripted existence because the daughter of 1 professor and the spouse of one other for a really varied lifestyles – in Israel. Her general espresso date on a stylish prom with 3 different American immigrants not just will get her in the course of the week, it offers her an anchor within the stormy nation she calls domestic – that's, until eventually the second one Lebanon battle breaks out. As she struggles to keep up her equilibrium whereas her son fights at the entrance strains and rockets fall always, simply an hour clear of her domestic, Ruth turns into entangled with ladies who flip her existence upside-down.
Yelena, a traumatized Russian immigrant from a northern border city that's lower than consistent rocket fireplace, strikes into Ruth’s apartment for defense. Terrified at the start, she holes herself up within the Shapiras’ tiny bomb preserve, yet a struggle tragedy offers her with a chance to beat her fears. Samira, Ruth’s Arab condominium cleanser, is a powerhouse of aura and much too shrewdpermanent for her career. She attracts Ruth right into a three way partnership that's intriguing, yet possibly dicy.
Ruth’s American-liberal values are on trial, and virtually not one of the instruments she imported face up to the truth of lifestyles within the center East. yet in any case, she re-discovers what she regularly knew: that peace, if attainable in any respect, can basically evolve via each day one-on-one human relationships.

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Read e-book online Franz Werfel und der Genozid an den Armeniern PDF

By Roy Knocke,Werner Treß

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Der Band nimmt eine interdisziplinäre Bestandsaufnahme von Biografie und Werk des österreichisch-jüdischen Schriftstellers Franz Werfel unter dem Gesichtspunkt des Völkermords an den Armeniern vor. was once brachte Werfel in seinem Roman „Die vierzig Tage des Musa Dagh“ zu seinem literarischen Engagement für die Armenier? Wie sind Fiktion und historisches Geschehen in dem Roman umgesetzt und später kinematografisch verarbeitet worden? Welche Rolle spielen christliche und jüdische Anschauungen im Werk von Werfel? Welche Rezeptionslinien lassen sich aus armenisch-jüdisch-türkisch-deutscher Perspektive ziehen? Der Band erschließt erstmals einen der großen Romane des 20. Jahrhunderts im Kontext des ersten modernen Genozids.



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Get Hideous Characters and Beautiful Pagans: Performing Jewish PDF

By Heather Nathans

While combating unfavorable stereotypes, American Jews carved out new roles for themselves in the first theatrical entertainments in the US. Jewish electorate have been energetic as performers, playwrights, critics, managers, and theatrical shareholders, and sometimes tied their involvement in those endeavors to the patriotic rhetoric of the younger republic as they struggled to set up themselves within the new kingdom. interpreting play texts, theatrical reports, political discourse, and public performances of Jewish rights and rituals, Hideous Characters and gorgeous Pagans argues that Jewish level varieties make clear our knowing of the prestige of Jewish american citizens in the course of a serious historic period.

Using an eclectic variety of assets together with theatrical reports, diaries, letters, cartoons, portraiture, tax documents, rumors flying round the tavern, and extra, Heather S. Nathans has listened for the echoes of vanished audiences who witnessed and replied to those stereotypes onstage, from the earliest visual appeal of Shylock on an American level in 1752 to Jewish theater artists at the eve of the Civil warfare. The publication integrates social, political, and cultural histories, with an exam of these texts (both dramatic and literary) that formed the degree Jew.

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Download e-book for kindle: Am selben Tag, später: Storys (German Edition) by Grace Paley,Mirko Bonné

By Grace Paley,Mirko Bonné

Im Mittelpunkt von Grace Paleys Storys steht die Stadt manhattan mit ihren Vororten. Ihr Figurenensemble aus Freundinnen, Liebhabern und Exmännern macht Schulpolitik und geht gegen Krieg, Rassismus und Umweltzerstörung auf die Straße. Männer und Frauen sind älter geworden, treiben neuerdings Yoga, interessieren sich für gesunde Ernährung und unternehmen Exkursionen "kreuz und quer durch die Hälfte der meisten beinahe-sozialistischen Länder", nach China und zurück in die verwahrloste South Bronx. Sie müssen sich abgrenzen von den eigenen Eltern, zugleich aber behaupten gegen die nachrückenden zornig-zynischen Kinder.
Dabei reden die Freundinnen über die Liebe unter den veränderten Vorzeichen des Älterwerdens und wie guy es aushält, wenn ein Mann sich in eine fiktive Figur verliebt. Bei aller Selbstironie gegenüber den liebenswert verrückten Idealisten von einst sind Paleys Geschichten nie harmlos, sondern handeln von zutiefst menschlichen Themen.

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New PDF release: Stolen Words: The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Books

By Mark Glickman

Stolen Words is an epic tale concerning the greatest choice of Jewish books within the world—tens of hundreds of thousands of books that the Nazis looted from eu Jewish households and associations. Nazi infantrymen and civilians emptied Jewish communal libraries, confiscated volumes from executive collections, and stole from Jewish members, colleges, and synagogues. Early of their regime the Nazis burned a few books in superb bonfires, yet so much they kept, stashing the literary loot in castles, deserted mine shafts, and warehouses all through Europe. It was once the biggest and so much huge book-looting crusade in history.
 
After the struggle, Allied forces came upon those troves of stolen books yet fast discovered themselves dealing with a barrage of questions. How might the books be pointed out? the place may still they move? Who had the authority to make such judgements? finally the army grew to become the books over to a firm of prime Jewish students referred to as Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc.—whose chairman was once the acclaimed historian Salo Baron and whose on-the-ground director used to be the thinker Hannah Arendt—with the cost of establishing restitution protocols.
 
Stolen Words is the tale of the way a unfastened civilization comes to a decision what to do with the cloth is still of a global torn asunder, and the way these continues to be attach survivors with their earlier. it's the tale of Jews suffering to appreciate the hot realities in their post-Holocaust international and of Western society’s slow attention of the importance of devastation wrought by way of international warfare II. such a lot of all, it's the tale of individuals —of Nazi leaders, ideologues, and Judaica specialists; of Allied squaddies, students, and scoundrels; and of Jewish groups, librarians, and readers round the world.

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Get Zionism and Revolution in European-Jewish Literature PDF

By Laurel Plapp

Zionism and Revolution in European-Jewish Literature examines twentieth-century Jewish writing that demanding situations imperialist ventures and demands unity with the colonized, such a lot significantly the Arabs of Palestine and Africans within the Americas. on account that Edward stated outlined orientalism in 1978 as a Western photo of the Islamic international that has justified domination, critics have thought of the Jewish humans to be complicit with orientalism as a result of Zionist circulation. notwithstanding, the Jews of Europe have themselves been stuck among East and West —both marginalized because the "Orientals" of Europe and hooked up to the center East via their very own political and cultural ties. therefore, European-Jewish writers have needed to negotiate the complex confluence of antisemitic and orientalist discourse. Laurel Plapp lines this pattern in utopic visions of Jewish-Muslim family members that criticized the early Zionist stream; in post-Holocaust depictions of coalition among Jews and African slaves within the Caribbean revolutions; and eventually, in explorations of diasporic, transnational Jewish id after the founding of Israel. certainly, Plapp proposes that Jewish reviews and postcolonial experiences have a lot in universal by way of determining ways that Jewish writers have allied themselves with colonized and exilic peoples through the world.

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New PDF release: Antijüdische Stereotype und Vorurteile in mittelalterlichen

By Kira Preen

„Die Judenfrage ist ein verschlepptes Stück Mittelalter", schreibt Theodor Herzl 1895 in einem short an Fürst Otto von Bismarck. Der those einer die Jahrhunderte überdauernden Judenfeindlichkeit geht Kira Preen nach, indem sie auf einem schwierigen Terrain neue Wege beschreitet: Anhand mittelalterlicher Legenden verfolgt sie die Wurzeln antijüdischer Stereotype und Vorurteile bis ins Mittelalter zurück. Dabei sucht sie nach Gründen dafür, dass diese sich so hartnäckig bis in die Gegenwart halten und anscheinend jederzeit - beispielsweise im Zusammenhang mit der Kritik an der Nahostpolitik Israels - wieder aktivierbar sind. Preen rekonstruiert mit modernen sozialpsychologischen Methoden das Bild, das sich Menschen im deutschsprachigen Mittelalter von Juden machten, und schlägt einen Bogen zu Aspekten der Judenfeindlichkeit, die in naher und fernerer Zukunft voraussichtlich an Bedeutung gewinnen werden.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Holocaust and the Postmodern by Robert Eaglestone

By Robert Eaglestone

The Holocaust and the Postmodern argues that postmodernism, particularly understood within the mild of the paintings of Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida, is a reaction to the Holocaust. this fashion of considering bargains new views on Holocaust testimony, literature, historiography, and post-Holocaust philosophy. whereas postmodernism is usually derided for being both playful and superficial or vague and elitist, this e-book argues and demonstrates its dedication either to the earlier and to ethics.

Dealing with Holocaust testimony, together with the paintings of Primo Levi and Eli Wiesel, with the memoirs of "second new release" survivors and with contemporary Holocaust literature, together with Anne Michael's Fugitive Pieces, Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything is Illuminated and the fake memoir of "Benjamin Wilkomirski," Eaglestone argues for a brand new manner of analyzing either Holocaust testimony and Holocaust fiction. via an exploration of Holocaust historiography, the e-book bargains a brand new method of debates over fact and reminiscence. Eaglestone argues for the significant significance of the Holocaust in realizing the paintings of Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida, and is going directly to discover what the Holocaust skill for rationality, ethics, and for the assumption of what it truly is to be human. Weaving jointly idea and perform, testimony, literature, heritage, philosophy, and Holocaust reports, this interdisciplinary booklet is the 1st to discover intimately the importance of the Holocaust for postmodernism, and the importance of postmodernism for knowing the Holocaust.

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