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Bibliography For Work In Comparative Literature And Culture, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek Mar 1992

Bibliography For Work In Comparative Literature And Culture, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

CLCWeb Library

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Tragedy And Transcendence: The Meaning Of 1492 For Jewish History, David B. Ruderman Jan 1992

Tragedy And Transcendence: The Meaning Of 1492 For Jewish History, David B. Ruderman

Departmental Papers (History)

This year we commemorate the five hundredth anniversary of a tragic expulsion. Our history is replete with tragic moments, but this moment is of enormous significance for Jewish as well as for Christian and Moslem history. For Jews, 1492 constituted the abrupt end of an extraordinary cultural experience, a formative and repercussive period in the life of our people affecting every area of its civilization: Halakha, philosophy, kabbalah, poetry, ethical literature, messianism, political thought, and more.2 A world of enormous vitality and effervescence, a world, both in its high and low points, that can teach us a great deal ...


Jewish Preaching And The Language Of Science: The Sermons Of Azariah Figo, David B. Ruderman Jan 1992

Jewish Preaching And The Language Of Science: The Sermons Of Azariah Figo, David B. Ruderman

Departmental Papers (History)

The age in which the preachers of the Italian ghettos delivered their sermons was also the great age of scientific discovery in Europe. Far removed both geographically and culturally from the cramped but ornate synagogues of Venice, Ferrara, or Mantua, Galileo peered through his famous telescope, Vesalius performed his revolutionary anatomical experiments, and Bacon and Descartes reflected deeply on the new methods of fathoming the natural world from their own distinctive perspectives. Beyond the walls ostensibly separating Jews from the social and cultural life of their Christian contemporaries, a revolution was taking place in astronomy, in physics, and in the ...


Jewish Thought In Newtonian England: The Career And Writings Of David Nieto (In Memory Of Jacob J. Petuchowski), David B. Ruderman Jan 1992

Jewish Thought In Newtonian England: The Career And Writings Of David Nieto (In Memory Of Jacob J. Petuchowski), David B. Ruderman

Departmental Papers (History)

David Nieto (1654-1728), the first rabbi of the new Bevis Marks Synagogue and the hakham of the Spanish and Portuguese congregation of London at the beginning of the eighteenth century, is not an unstudied figure in recent Jewish historiography. From the early portrait of Moses Gaster to the later elaborations of Cecil Roth and Moses Hyamson, and from the exhaustive bibliographical study of Israel Solomons to the pioneering study of Nieto's thought by Jacob Petuchowski, Nieto's public career and theological writings have been examined as well as any other Jewish intellectual figure of early modern Europe.1 Yet ...


Folklore In The Ancient Near East, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1992

Folklore In The Ancient Near East, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

This article will examine how the concept of "folklore" has been applied to the literature of the ANE.

A. Terminology

B. Comparative Method

1. Comparison with Ancient Cultures

2. Comparison with Postbiblical Literatures

3. Comparison with Islamic Cultures in the Near East

4. Cross-cultural Comparison

5. Comparison of Forms

6. Morphological Studies

7. Poetic Comparison

C. Ethnographic Method

1. Themes and Figures

2. Genres

3. Transmission of Tradition

D. Folklore and the Biblical Text


Introduction, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1992

Introduction, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

The Jews are a people whose historical roots are in the ancient land of Israel. In this country their Hebrew language initially developed, and their oral traditions, in prose and poetry, entered into their canonized holy scriptures and subsequent religious, judicial, and literary textual compilations that gained central position in Jewish life throughout history. Together with the Bible, these works, the Mishnah, the midrashic collections, and the Talmuds, the Jerusalem as well as the Babylonian, served as the foundations for their narrative traditions that developed when the Jews were in exile, diffused among other peoples.


Alt- Und Mitteljidd. Erzählungen, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1992

Alt- Und Mitteljidd. Erzählungen, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

Geschicte und Verbreitung. Die jidd. Sprache entstand um das 10. Jh. in den jüd. Gemeinden in Lothringen. Von dort verbreitete sie sich mit den aschkenas. Kolonien nach Norditalien, Nordfrankreich und Holland sowie durch die Kreuzzüge im mitteleurop. Raum, danach ostwärts in die slav. Länder33. Altjiddisch (1250-1500) war hauptsächlich eine gesprochene Sprache, in der mündl. Erzählungen, Lieder, Fabeln und Sprichwörter ihren Platz hatten. Aus dieser Periode existieren verstreute Glossen und Redewendugen. Der älteste datierte Sprachbeleg ist ein Segen in einem illuminierten Wormser Gebetbuch (1272)34. Das früheste literar. Dokument in jidd. Sprache ist die Cambridger Hs. von 1382


Old Yiddish And Middle Yiddish Folktales, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1992

Old Yiddish And Middle Yiddish Folktales, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

History and Territorial Boundaries. The Yiddish language emerged around the tenth century among the Jewish communities in Lotharingia in the Rhine valley. From there it spread to Northern Italy, Northern France and Holland with newly established Ashkenazi colonies, and under the impact of the Crusades to Central Europe and then eastward, to Slavic countires.33 Old Yiddish (1250-1500), primarily a spoken language, functioned as the language of oral tales, songs, fables, and proverbs. From that period scattered glosses and phrases are extant, the earliest of them is a blessing inscribed in an illuminated prayer book of Worms dated from 1272 ...


The Other And The Stranger In Biblical And Rabbinic Tradition, Asher Finkel Dec 1991

The Other And The Stranger In Biblical And Rabbinic Tradition, Asher Finkel

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

This article examines the concepts of the "other" and the "stranger" in the Biblical and Rabbinic tradition.


On The Derivation Of Hebrew Forms With The +Ut Suffix, Shmuel Bolozky Dec 1991

On The Derivation Of Hebrew Forms With The +Ut Suffix, Shmuel Bolozky

Shmuel Bolozky

The productive class of Hebrew nouns with the + ut suffix is described and analyzed, with particular attention to the nature of the derivation process involved. The assumption prevalent in the literature, that + ut derivation is a linear process, unrelated to any particular discontiuous pattern (miškal), is shown to be inaccurate. Some realizations are indeed linearly derived; others could be interpreted as either linear or discontinuous; but it can also be demonstrated that a third group of sub-patterns with + ut is best described as discontinuous, following given miškalim. The main argument for that third cluster of patterns being non-concatenative is that ...