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Review Of Leonard Barkan's Berlin For Jews: A Twenty-First-Century Companion, Kerry Wallach 2018 Gettysburg College

Review Of Leonard Barkan's Berlin For Jews: A Twenty-First-Century Companion, Kerry Wallach

German Studies Faculty Publications

Berlin for Jews: A Twenty-First-Century Companion seems to be directed at an insider community of Jews who care about Jewish history, especially those considering a trip to Germany. The book's meandering look at Berlin is broader and more nuanced than a travel guide, with close attention to how Jews of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries understood their own relationships to Jewishness. Still, it remains unclear who beyond a small subset of travelers will be interested in Leonard Barkan's writing on Berlin. That the author is not an expert in either German or Jewish Studies has both merits ...


The Lost & Found Game Series: Teaching Medieval Religious Law In Context, Owen Gottlieb, Ian Schreiber 2018 Rochester Institute of Technology

The Lost & Found Game Series: Teaching Medieval Religious Law In Context, Owen Gottlieb, Ian Schreiber

Presentations and other scholarship

Lost & Found is a strategy card-to-mobile game series that teaches medieval religious legal systems with attention to period accuracy and cultural and historical context. The Lost & Found project seeks to expand the discourse around religious legal systems, to enrich public conversations in a variety of communities, and to promote greater understanding of the religious traditions that build the fabric of the United States. Comparative religious literacy can build bridges between and within communities and prepare learners to be responsible citizens in our pluralist democracy. The first game in the series is a strategy game called Lost & Found (high school and ...


Jewish Germany: An Enduring Presence From The Fourth To The Twenty-First Century, John A. Drobnicki 2018 CUNY York College

Jewish Germany: An Enduring Presence From The Fourth To The Twenty-First Century, John A. Drobnicki

Publications and Research

Review of the book Jewish Germany: An enduring presence from the fourth to the twenty-first century.


Borders, Territories, And Ethics: Hebrew Literature In The Shadow Of The Intifada, Adia Mendelson-Maoz 2018 Purdue University

Borders, Territories, And Ethics: Hebrew Literature In The Shadow Of The Intifada, Adia Mendelson-Maoz

Purdue University Press Book Previews

Borders, Territories, and Ethics: Hebrew Literature in the Shadow of the Intifada by Adia Mendelson-Maoz presents a new perspective on the multifaceted relations between ideologies, space, and ethics manifested in contemporary Hebrew literature dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the occupation. In this volume, Mendelson-Maoz analyzes Israeli prose written between 1987 and 2007, relating mainly to the first and second intifadas, written by well-known authors such as Yehoshua, Grossman, Matalon, Castel-Bloom, Govrin, Kravitz, and Levy. Mendelson-Maoz raises critical questions regarding militarism, humanism, the nature of the State of Israel as a democracy, national identity and its borders, soldiers as moral ...


Seasoned Antisemitism: Cannibalism In The Destruction Of Jerusalem, Bailey Ludwig 2018 Ursinus College

Seasoned Antisemitism: Cannibalism In The Destruction Of Jerusalem, Bailey Ludwig

English Summer Fellows

My project examines an episode of maternal cannibalism within the medieval poem The Destruction of Jerusalem. Several variations of the story of the 70 AD Roman siege of Jerusalem that include this particular episode exist; the story even has roots in the bible. I am looking at the poem within this context and noting its differences in order to best determine its intentions. This version, more so than any other I have encountered, eliminates complicating factors, such as the murder of the child or presence of male figures, in order to make its antisemitic message as direct as possible. The ...


Estudio Sobre Retrato Del Templo De Selomo, Maria del Carmen Artigas 2018 University of New Orleans

Estudio Sobre Retrato Del Templo De Selomo, Maria Del Carmen Artigas

Foreign Languages Faculty Publications

En este artículo estudio la vida y uno de los libros del prestigioso intelectual y artista Jacob Judah (Aryeh) León (Siglo XVII), en el que describe el Templo de “Selomo.”[1] Nótese que el nombre del autor aparece en la portada de su libro: Retrato del Templo de Selomo, 1642 como: Jacobo Judah León.[2] Al final de su vida se le comenzó a llamar Templo por su famosa maqueta del Templo. Asimismo, sus hijos adoptaron Templo como el nombre de la familia.


Soap From Human Fat: The Case Of Professor Spanner, John A. Drobnicki 2018 CUNY York College

Soap From Human Fat: The Case Of Professor Spanner, John A. Drobnicki

Publications and Research

Review of the book Soap from Human Fat: The Case of Professor Spanner, by Monika Tomkiewicz and Piotr Semków (Gdynia: Wydawnictwo Róza Wiatrów, 2013).


Found In Translation: Essays On Biblical Jewish Translation In Honor Of Leonard J. Greenspoon, James W. Barker, Anthony LeDonne, Joel N. Lohr 2018 Purdue University

Found In Translation: Essays On Biblical Jewish Translation In Honor Of Leonard J. Greenspoon, James W. Barker, Anthony Ledonne, Joel N. Lohr

Purdue University Press Book Previews

Found in Translation is at once a themed volume on the translation of ancient Jewish texts and a Festschrift for Leonard J. Greenspoon, the Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Professor in Jewish Civilization and professor of classical and near Eastern studies and of theology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Greenspoon has made significant contributions to the study of Jewish biblical translations, particularly the ancient translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek, known as the Septuagint. This volume comprises an internationally renowned group of scholars presenting a wide range of original essays on Bible translation, the influence of culture on ...


Lucille Cairns. Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel. Liverpool: Liverpool Up, 2015., Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken 2018 City College of New York (CUNY) & Archimedes Institute, Hogeschool Utrecht & Radboud University

Lucille Cairns. Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel. Liverpool: Liverpool Up, 2015., Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Lucille Cairns. Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2015. x + 310 pp.


Tolerance As A Way To Remember, Natalie Figueroa 2018 Chapman University

Tolerance As A Way To Remember, Natalie Figueroa

Voces Novae

This project examines the topic of Holocaust memorialization with a specific focus on the Simon Wiesenthal Center and their Los Angeles Museum of Tolerance. It posits that the mission and design of the museum were shaped by two major factors, first, the values of Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal for whom the Center was named, and second, racial and ethnic tensions within the City of Los Angeles during the late 1980s and early 1990s, which culminated in the Los Angeles riots in 1992 following the acquittal of four white police officers in the 1991 beating of Rodney King. The museum opened ...


Self-Referential Features In Sacred Texts, Donald Haase 2018 Florida International University

Self-Referential Features In Sacred Texts, Donald Haase

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis examines a specific type of instance that bridges the divide between seeing sacred texts as merely vehicles for content and as objects themselves: self-reference. Doing so yielded a heuristic system of categories of self-reference in sacred texts based on the way the text self-describes: Inlibration, Necessity, and Untranslatability.

I provide examples of these self-referential features as found in various sacred texts: the Vedas, Āgamas, Papyrus of Ani, Torah, Quran, Sri Guru Granth Sahib, and the Book of Mormon. I then examine how different theories of sacredness interact with them. What do Durkheim, Otto, Freud, or Levinas say about ...


Jarrod Hayes. Queer Roots For The Diaspora: Ghosts In The Family Tree. Ann Arbor: U Of Michigan P, 2016., Annie de Saussure 2018 Lafayette College

Jarrod Hayes. Queer Roots For The Diaspora: Ghosts In The Family Tree. Ann Arbor: U Of Michigan P, 2016., Annie De Saussure

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Jarrod Hayes. Queer Roots for the Diaspora: Ghosts in the family tree. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2016. 325 pp.


Book Review: Constructing Genocide And Mass Violence: Society, Crisis, Identity, Carola Lingaas 2018 University of Oslo

Book Review: Constructing Genocide And Mass Violence: Society, Crisis, Identity, Carola Lingaas

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

No abstract provided.


Teaching Is Not Instruction: A Jewish Perspective On Teaching Religion In The Light Of Krister Stendahl’S Three Rules Of Religious Understanding, Dow Marmur 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

Teaching Is Not Instruction: A Jewish Perspective On Teaching Religion In The Light Of Krister Stendahl’S Three Rules Of Religious Understanding, Dow Marmur

Consensus

No abstract provided.


Putting (Inter)Faith Into Practice: Reflections Of A Jewish Scholar In Residence At A Canadian Lutheran Seminary, Daniel Maoz 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

Putting (Inter)Faith Into Practice: Reflections Of A Jewish Scholar In Residence At A Canadian Lutheran Seminary, Daniel Maoz

Consensus

No abstract provided.


"Lehadlik": Radical Jewish Music, Gender And Disidentification In Aviva Endean’S Work, Shoshana Rosenberg 2018 Curtin University

"Lehadlik": Radical Jewish Music, Gender And Disidentification In Aviva Endean’S Work, Shoshana Rosenberg

Directions of New Music

This paper undertakes a hermeneutic analysis of Aviva Endean’s “Lehadlik”, exploring the complex relationship between the player, a Jewish woman living in Australia, and traditional Jewish culture and rituals. This analysis connects Endean’s work to the larger body of Radical Jewish Music, a movement which seeks to diversify and expand the meaning of contemporary Jewish music beyond the confines of Klezmer and religious hymns. The analysis includes an exploration of the relationship between Endean’s womanhood, Orthodox Jewish traditions, and women’s historical place in Judaism.


2018 Faculty Summer Seminar On Interfaith Relations: Day 3, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil 2018 Selected Works

2018 Faculty Summer Seminar On Interfaith Relations: Day 3, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

The Rev. Dr. Lawrence E. Frizzell facilitated the 2018 Faculty Summer Seminar on Interfaith Relations at Seton Hall University. In this presentation, Fr. Frizzell reviews a key document from the Second Vatican Council, "The Declaration on the Church's Relationship to Non-Christian Religions" (Nostra Aetate), with a focus on the introductory sections (added for a revision of the draft in 1964) and attention to the Golden Rule in the religions of the world.


2018 Faculty Summer Seminar On Interfaith Relations: Day 2, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil 2018 Selected Works

2018 Faculty Summer Seminar On Interfaith Relations: Day 2, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

The Rev. Dr. Lawrence E. Frizzell facilitated the 2018 Faculty Summer Seminar on Interfaith Relations at Seton Hall University. In this presentation, Fr. Frizzell continues his review of a key document from the Second Vatican Council, "The Declaration on the Church's Relationship to Non-Christian Religions" (Nostra Aetate), with a focus on the Church's encounter with the Jewish people.


2018 Faculty Summer Seminar On Interfaith Relations: Day 1, Lawrence E. Frizzell D. Phil 2018 Selected Works

2018 Faculty Summer Seminar On Interfaith Relations: Day 1, Lawrence E. Frizzell D. Phil

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

The Rev. Dr. Lawrence E. Frizzell facilitated the 2018 Faculty Summer Seminar on Interfaith Relations at Seton Hall University. In this presentation, Fr. Frizzell reviews a key document from the Second Vatican Council, "The Declaration on the Church's Relationship to Non-Christian Religions" (Nostra Aetate), with a focus on the Church's encounter with the Jewish people.


Through The Eyes Of Children: Social Oppression Under Nazi Rule From 1933 To 1938 Reflections Of Three Holocaust Survivors, Lauren Ashley Bradford 2018 Gettysburg College

Through The Eyes Of Children: Social Oppression Under Nazi Rule From 1933 To 1938 Reflections Of Three Holocaust Survivors, Lauren Ashley Bradford

The Gettysburg Historical Journal

This paper discusses the experiences of three Berlin native child survivors of the Holocaust through analysis of their oral testimonies. Their unique voices help shed light on the various ways in which lives were forever changed for those who were legally identified as Jewish in Nazi Germany by way of social oppression. This paper highlights three key years that each survivor discussed at length in their testimonies: Hitler’s Chancellorship in 1933, the Nuremberg Laws in 1935, and Kristallnacht in 1938. Ultimately, this paper argues for the importance of these years and labels them as being a crucial part in ...


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