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Art Of Jerusalem: Power And Piety In The Holy Land, Abby M. Kornfeld 2018 CUNY City College

Art Of Jerusalem: Power And Piety In The Holy Land, Abby M. Kornfeld

Open Educational Resources

This course explores the art and architecture of Jerusalem from the reign of Herod through the Crusades, a period in which the city came under successive Jewish, Roman, Byzantine, Islamic, and Latin domination. Particular attention will be given to the repeated transformation of the landscape of Jerusalem through the destruction, construction, and modification of important religious and cultural monuments. We will gauge the role of Jerusalem as an object of desire for the dispossessed and for pilgrims of three faiths. In addition, we will explore how the accretion of myth and memory shaped the city’s symbolic identity, and how ...


Groupthink Among German, British, American, And Soviet Leaders During The Holocaust, Alan Woolf 2018 Walden University

Groupthink Among German, British, American, And Soviet Leaders During The Holocaust, Alan Woolf

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Understanding the psychology behind the perpetrators of the Holocaust has been difficult because experiments on conformity and obedience cannot readily simulate the reality of the Holocaust. There exists historical documentation surrounding the leaders of the Nazi organization instrumental for the perpetration of the Holocaust, but the underlying motives of Hitler's leaders relating to governmental policies of systematic extermination of the Jews in Europe, are not known, as the strategy and operationalization of the actions were kept extremely secret, disguised by euphemisms, or only discussed verbally. This research study was to further understand the thought processes behind the manipulation tactics ...


What The Walls Say: Finding Meaning And Value In Tel Aviv’S Street Art, Rachel R. Bird 2018 Colby College

What The Walls Say: Finding Meaning And Value In Tel Aviv’S Street Art, Rachel R. Bird

Honors Theses

This thesis explores street art in Tel Aviv, Israel through anthropological concepts of value. By defining street art as an interstitial practice—one that exists between permeable, socially defined boundaries and is characterized differently by different power structures—I attempt to define some of the different regimes of value that apply to street art. Using the emerging market of “street art tours” as a fieldwork site, I look at how street art is presented and re-presented to both tourists and locals. By situating my research in a historical and geographic context, I hope to understand the ways different value schema ...


Hospital Care For Jews In Nineteenth-Century Amsterdam: The Emergence Of The First Jewish Hospitals, Jack Y. Vanderhoek 2018 George Washington University

Hospital Care For Jews In Nineteenth-Century Amsterdam: The Emergence Of The First Jewish Hospitals, Jack Y. Vanderhoek

Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Faculty Publications

In the early seventeenth century, the Jews formally established two separate communities in Amsterdam, the Portuguese Sephardi and the High German Ashkenazi congregations. Until the end of the eighteenth century, medical care for the Amsterdam indigent Jews had been controlled and regulated by the powerful Parnasim, the de facto rulers, of each community. The primary communal organizations that were exclusively responsible for medical care for the poor were the Bikur Holim societies. This approach for the care of the indigent Jewish sick became ineffective in the nineteenth century and was replaced by a hospital-based system. This essay describes how seriously ...


Theology, Phenomenology, And The Divine In King Lear, Kent R. Lehnhof 2018 Chapman University

Theology, Phenomenology, And The Divine In King Lear, Kent R. Lehnhof

English Faculty Books and Book Chapters

"In what follows, then, I would like to think through Levinas's ideas on transcendence and ethics in such a way as to map out a new pathway for approaching Shakespeare's great tragedy. As unorthodox as it may sound, I propose to shed light on the darkling religiosity of King Lear by turning-not to the theological doctrines of early modem Christians-but to the postmodern ethics of a twentieth-century Jew."


Morning In The Agora (בקר בהרחוב), Leon Hedstrom 2018 University of Iowa

Morning In The Agora (בקר בהרחוב), Leon Hedstrom

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

When reading the narratives of the Hebrew Bible, readers face a constant uphill battle against expectation, tradition, translation, and the sparse economy of biblical prose. This thesis is an exploration of biblical darkness—addressing stories wherein the biblical authors set events at night. To what end might an author imagine a narrative taking place in the dark? What do we gain from shadow, ambiguity, and obscurity? What goes seen and what goes unseen? Over the course of three narrative case studies—Abram’s nighttime military action in Genesis 14, the violent drama of Judges 19, and the peculiar midnight encounter ...


1,000 Sequences Of Psalm 119 Randomly Shuffled Primary Torah Gender Terms With 3 Extra Placeholders, Keith L. Yoder 2017 University of Massachusetts

1,000 Sequences Of Psalm 119 Randomly Shuffled Primary Torah Gender Terms With 3 Extra Placeholders, Keith L. Yoder

Keith L. Yoder

This is the second of three Excel tables which have been prepared to support my experiment at the end of the essay by Samuel Zinner, "Psalm 119’s Eight Key Torah Terms’ Hidden Gender-Based Distribution Patterns".

The first file contains the first table described in the summary of that experiment, a table of 1,000 randomly generated sequences of 179 gender terms, 90 (f)eminine and 89 (m)asculine, over the 22 strophes of Psalm 119 according to the actual counts of the primary Torah terms for each strophe in the Hebrew text of Psalm 119. The records (rows) in ...


1,000 Sequences Of Psalm 119 Randomly Shuffled Primary Torah Gender Terms, Keith L. Yoder 2017 University of Massachusetts

1,000 Sequences Of Psalm 119 Randomly Shuffled Primary Torah Gender Terms, Keith L. Yoder

Keith L. Yoder

This is the first of three Excel tables which have been prepared to support my experiment at the end of the essay by Samuel Zinner, "Psalm 119’s Eight Key Torah Terms’ Hidden Gender-Based Distribution Patterns".

The first file contains the first table described in the summary of that experiment, a table of 1,000 randomly generated sequences of 179 gender terms, 90 (f)eminine and 89 (m)asculine, over the 22 strophes of Psalm 119 according to the actual counts of the primary Torah terms for each strophe in the Hebrew text of Psalm 119. The records (rows) in ...


20,000 Sequences Of Psalm 119 Randomly Shuffled Primary Torah Gender Terms, Keith L. Yoder 2017 University of Massachusetts

20,000 Sequences Of Psalm 119 Randomly Shuffled Primary Torah Gender Terms, Keith L. Yoder

Keith L. Yoder

This is the third of three Excel tables which have been prepared to support my experiment at the end of the essay by Samuel Zinner, "Psalm 119’s Eight Key Torah Terms’ Hidden Gender-Based Distribution Patterns". As explained below, this file contains a VBA module with the code used to generate the random trials used in this experiment. Many computers may throw up a security alert to prevent downloading and/or opening of this file, so the VBA code in that module is also posted on this page at https://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/klyoder/41/.

The first file contains the ...


Review Of My Perfect One: Typology And Early Rabbinic Interpretation Of Song Of Songs, By Jonathan Kaplan. Review Of Biblical Literature (August 2018)., Jeffrey Morrow 2017 Seton Hall University

Review Of My Perfect One: Typology And Early Rabbinic Interpretation Of Song Of Songs, By Jonathan Kaplan. Review Of Biblical Literature (August 2018)., Jeffrey Morrow

Jeffrey L. Morrow, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Ben-Ur, "The Absorption Of Outsiders: Gibraltarians And North Africans In London's Portuguese Jewish Community" (First Page Only).Pdf, Aviva Ben-Ur 2017 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Ben-Ur, "The Absorption Of Outsiders: Gibraltarians And North Africans In London's Portuguese Jewish Community" (First Page Only).Pdf, Aviva Ben-Ur

Aviva Ben-Ur

No abstract provided.


Vol. 20 Editor's Note, Rachel Leket-Mor 2017 Arizona State University Library

Vol. 20 Editor's Note, Rachel Leket-Mor

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Tribute To Zachary Baker, Editor Of Judaica Librarianship (2005–2012), On The Occasion Of His Retirement, Arthur Kiron 2017 University of Pennsylvania

Tribute To Zachary Baker, Editor Of Judaica Librarianship (2005–2012), On The Occasion Of His Retirement, Arthur Kiron

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Pearl Berger: The Consummate Librarian, Mentor, Colleague, And Friend, Zachary M. Baker 2017 Stanford University

Pearl Berger: The Consummate Librarian, Mentor, Colleague, And Friend, Zachary M. Baker

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


“And Let Her Works Praise Her In The Gates”: A Tribute To Pearl Berger, Edith Lubetski 2017 Yeshiva University Libraries

“And Let Her Works Praise Her In The Gates”: A Tribute To Pearl Berger, Edith Lubetski

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Barry Dov Walfish, The Cataloger-Bibliographer-Scholar Librarian, Rachel Leket-Mor 2017 Arizona State University

Barry Dov Walfish, The Cataloger-Bibliographer-Scholar Librarian, Rachel Leket-Mor

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


A Jewish National Collection For A Jewish National Library: The Abraham Schwadron Collection, Past And Present, Rachel Misrati 2017 National Library of Israel

A Jewish National Collection For A Jewish National Library: The Abraham Schwadron Collection, Past And Present, Rachel Misrati

Judaica Librarianship

The fascinating story of the creation and development of this unique collection is matched only by the collection's importance as a resource of primary material for research in the social sciences, the humanities, and even the exact sciences. With over five and a half thousand leading Jewish personalities represented in their original handwriting, Abraham Schwadron's autograph collection is more than just the first Jewish Who's Who. The inscribed visiting cards, literary manuscripts, handwritten letters, and even musical scores are all evidence of a Jewish social milieu and cultural enterprise that stretches from the sixteenth century to the ...


Dangerous Liaisons In Cairo: Reginald Q. Henriques And The Taylor-Schechter Genizah Manuscript Collection, Rebecca J. W. Jefferson 2017 University of Florida

Dangerous Liaisons In Cairo: Reginald Q. Henriques And The Taylor-Schechter Genizah Manuscript Collection, Rebecca J. W. Jefferson

Judaica Librarianship

When Solomon Schechter published his opus magnum, the co-edited volume of The Wisdom of Ben Sira, in 1899, he took the trouble to express his gratitude towards one Reginald Q. Henriques for his help in the past and still ongoing. This article attempts to answer the question: who was this Mr. Henriques and what was the nature of his connection to Schechter? Using previously unpublished archival evidence, this question is explored in depth, as well as the question of why Schechter chose to acknowledge this individual precisely at that point. It also provides an in-depth account, together with transcriptions of ...


The Odessa Years: Shoshana Persitz And The Gamliel Library Of Omanut Press (1918–1920), Ann Brener 2017 Library of Congress

The Odessa Years: Shoshana Persitz And The Gamliel Library Of Omanut Press (1918–1920), Ann Brener

Judaica Librarianship

Shoshana Zlatopolsky Persitz (1893-1969) was only 24-years old when she founded Omanut Press in Moscow, 1917, during that brief but heady period of Jewish cultural renaissance following the February Revolution. The daughter of one of the wealthiest Jews in Russia, Shoshana originally created Omanut as a means of bringing world literature into the treasury of the Hebrew language, but when her four-year-old son Gamliel died, she introduced a series of picture-books for children named the “Gamliel Library” after her son. Forced to move several times over the course of the next few years, from Moscow to Odessa and from Odessa ...


Moyshe Levin (Ber Sarin) Of Yung-Vilne And His Solo Publishing Venture For Children, Shulamith Berger 2017 Yeshiva University

Moyshe Levin (Ber Sarin) Of Yung-Vilne And His Solo Publishing Venture For Children, Shulamith Berger

Judaica Librarianship

Moshe [Moyshe] Levin, talented author and artist, was better known by his pseudonym Ber Sarin, the pen name he used when he wrote short Yiddish books in rhyme for children who were just beginning to read. He wrote the lively texts, illustrated them in color and black and white, and self-published many of them in Vilnius (Vilna) Lithuania in the 1930s. The books were popular and successful with teachers and children. He was a graduate of the Vladimir Medem Teachers’ Seminary, a teacher in the TSYSHO school system, and a member of Yung-Vilne .2017 is the 75th anniversary of ...


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