Download E-books Letters of Medieval Jewish Traders (Princeton Legacy Library) PDF

Modern overseas enterprise has its origins within the in a foreign country alternate of the center a long time. Of a few of the groups energetic in alternate within the Islamic international locations at the moment, documents of in simple terms the Jewish group live to tell the tale. millions of files have been preserved within the Cairo Geniza, a lumber room hooked up to the synagogue the place discarded writings containing the identify of God have been deposited to maintain them from desecration. From them Professor Goitein has chosen 80 letters that supply a desirable glimpse into the area of the medieval Jewish traders.

because the letters vividly illustrate, overseas exchange relied on a community of non-public relationships and mutual self belief. association used to be principally via partnerships, dependent frequently on ties of universal faith yet usually strengthened via relations connections. occasionally the companions of Jews have been Christians or Muslims, and the letters exhibit those retailers operating jointly in better concord than has been inspiration, even in partnerships that lasted via generations. The providers rendered to a chum or companion and people anticipated from him have been nice, and the publication opens with an indignant letter from a service provider who believed he were permit down by way of his friend.

The lifetime of a dealer was once choked with hazards, because the letter describing a shipwreck illustrates, and positioned nice pressure on own relationships. some of the most relocating letters is that written to his spouse through a guy absent in India for a few years whereas endeavoring to make the family's fortunes. even supposing by no means ceasing to like her and longing to be along with her, he bargains to divorce her if she feels she will look ahead to him now not. A decisive occasion within the lifetime of the good Jewish thinker, Moses Maimonides, used to be the demise of his brother David, who drowned within the Indian Ocean. published here's the final letter David wrote, describing his secure crossing of the wasteland and saying his purpose to head directly to India, opposed to his brother's instructions.

Professor Goitein has supplied an creation and notes for every letter, and a normal advent describing the social and religious global of the writers, the association of out of the country exchange within the heart a long time, and the products traded. The letters show that even though it reached from Spain to India, the investors' international used to be a cohesive one in which those males may perhaps stream freely and regularly suppose at home.

Originally released in 1974.

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Download E-books Avodah: Ancient Poems for Yom Kippur (Penn State Library of Jewish Literature) PDF

Avodah: historical Poems for Yom Kippur is the 1st significant translation of 1 of an important genres of the misplaced literature of the traditional synagogue. referred to as the Avodah piyyutim, this liturgical poetry was once composed via the synagogue poets of 5th- to ninth-century Palestine and sung within the synagogues on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. even though it was once suppressed via generations of rabbis, its decorative attractiveness and deep exploration of sacred tales ensured its recognition for hundreds of years.

Piyyut literature can train us a lot approximately how old Jews understood sacrifice, sacred area, and sin. The poems also are a wealthy resource for retrieving myths and logos no longer present in the traditional Rabbinic assets, equivalent to the Talmuds and Midrash. in addition, those compositions upward thrust to the extent of excellent literature. they're the goods of significant literary attempt, proceed and expand the culture of biblical parallelism, and demonstrate the classy sensibilities of the Mediterranean in overdue Antiquity.

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Download E-books What History Tells: George L. Mosse and the Culture of Modern Europe (George L. Mosse Series in Modern European Cultural and Intellectual History) PDF

What historical past Tells provides a powerful number of severe papers from the September 2001 convention An Historian's Legacy: George L. Mosse and up to date examine on Fascism, Society, and tradition. This ebook examines Mosse's historiographical legacy, first in the context of his personal lifestyles and the interior improvement of his paintings and, moment by means of tracing the various methods Mosse stimulated the following learn of up to date heritage, eu cultural heritage, and smooth Jewish heritage. The members contain the celebrated students Walter Laqueur, David Sabcan, Johann Sommerville, Emilio Gentile, Roger Griffin, Saul Friedlander, Jay iciness, Rudy Koshar, Robert Nye, Janna Bourke, Shulamit Volkov, and Steven E. Aschheim.

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Download E-books Perceptions of Jewish History PDF

By Amos Funkenstein

"Perceptions of Jewish History scintillates with unique rules and insights. it is going to attract a vast audience."
--Michael A. Signer, college of Notre Dame
"Students of the Jewish earlier will welcome this quantity; it's going to additionally allure readers with the widest attainable diversity of interests."
--Robert Chazan, big apple University

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Download E-books Inventing Great Neck: Jewish Identity and the American Dream PDF

By Judith S. Goldstein

Great Neck, ny, is one among America’s such a lot interesting suburbs. because the mid-nineteenth century, generations were interested in this as soon as quiet enclave for its quick access to long island urban and its tranquil atmosphere through the big apple Sound. It turned an illustrious suburb, domestic to various movie and theatrical luminaries, between them Groucho Marx, Eddie Cantor, Oscar Hammerstein II, and Alan King. well-known writers who lived there contain Ring Lardner and, in fact, F. Scott Fitzgerald, who used nice Neck because the thought for his vintage novel The nice Gatsby.

Although usually well-known as domestic to recognized personalities, nice Neck is usually impressive for the conspicuous means it reworked itself from a Gentile group, to a combined one, and, ultimately, within the Nineteen Sixties, to 1 within which Jews have been the majority.  In Inventing nice Neck, Judith Goldstein recounts those histories within which nice Neck emerges as a pace-setter within the reconfiguration of the yankee suburb. The e-book spans 4 many years of swift swap, starting with the Nineteen Twenties. First, the neighborhood served as a playground for brand spanking new York’s socialites and celebrities. within the forties, it constructed one of many country’s most eminent tuition platforms and served because the transitority domestic to the United countries. within the sixties it supplied powerful aid to the civil rights movement.

Inventing nice Neck is set the attract of suburbia, together with the associations that bind it jointly, and the social, monetary, cultural, and spiritual tensions which could threaten its vibrancy. an individual who has lived in a suburban city, fairly one within the higher metropolitan quarter, might be intrigued through this wealthy narrative, which illustrates not just Jewish id in the US however the fight of the yankee dream itself in the course of the center of the 20th century.

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Download E-books Choosing Yiddish: New Frontiers of Language and Culture (Non-Series) PDF

Yiddish Hip Hop, a 19th century "Hasidic Slasher," imprecise Yiddish writers, and immigrant Jewish newspapers in Buenos Aires, Paris, and ny are only a number of the subject matters featured in Choosing Yiddish: New Frontiers of Language and Culture. Editors Lara Rabinovitch, Shiri Goren, and Hannah S. Pressman have accumulated a various and richly layered number of essays that demonstrates the forex of Yiddish scholarship in academia this day.

prepared into six thematic rubrics, Choosing Yiddish demonstrates that Yiddish, regularly a border-crossing language, maintains to push obstacles with energetic disciplinary trade. "Writing at the facet" specializes in the world of belles lettres; "Yiddish and town" spans the city facilities of Paris, Buenos Aires, long island urban, and Montreal; "Yiddish is going Pop" explores the mediating position of Yiddish among inventive imaginative and prescient and pop culture; "Yiddish involves the United States" makes a speciality of the heritage and development of Yiddish within the usa; "Yiddish Encounters Hebrew" showcases interactions among Yiddish and Hebrew within the overdue 19th and 20th centuries; and "Hear and Now" explores the aural measurement of Yiddish in modern settings. alongside the way in which, individuals examine famed and lesser-known Yiddish writers, motion pictures, and Yiddish hip-hop, in addition to ancient experiences at the Yiddish press, Yiddish movie melodrama, Hasidic folkways, and Yiddish tradition in Israel. Venerable students introduce every one rubric, developing extra discussion among more moderen and extra verified voices within the field.

The overseas participants end up that the language-far from dying-is fostering intriguing new instructions of educational and well known discourse, rooted within the field's historical specialise in interdisciplinary examine. scholars and lecturers of Yiddish reviews will take pleasure in this leading edge collection.

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Download E-books Jewish Life in Nazi Germany: Dilemmas and Responses (Vermont Studies on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust) PDF

German Jews confronted harsh dilemmas of their responses to Nazi persecution, in part because of the Nazi cruelty and brutality but additionally as a result an figuring out in their historical past and rightful position in Germany. This quantity addresses the effect of the anti-Jewish regulations of Hitler's regime on Jewish kin existence, Jewish girls, and the life of Jewish companies and associations and considers the various Jewish responses to Nazi anti-Semitism and persecution. This quantity bargains students, scholars, and readers a hugely obtainable yet targeted advent to Jewish lifestyles below nationwide Socialism, the usually painful dilemmas that it produced, and the various Jewish responses to these dilemmas.

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Download E-books Jewish Reactions to the Destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70: Apocalypses and Related Pseudepigrapha (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism) PDF

By Kenneth R. Jones

The Roman destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 used to be a watershed occasion within the non secular, political, and social lifetime of first-century Jews. This e-book explores the response to this occasion present in Jewish apocalypses and similar literature preserved one of the Pseudepigrapha (4 Ezra, 2 Baruch, three Baruch, four Baruch, Sibylline Oracles four and five, and the Apocalypse of Abraham). whereas conserving the historic context in their composition in brain, the writer analyzes the texts to be able to answering the next questions: What do those texts let us know approximately Jewish attitudes towards the Roman Empire? How did Jews comprehend the placement in post-70 Judea in the course of the lens of Israels prior, specially the Babylonian sack of Jerusalem in 587 B.C.?

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