By Sander L. Gilman
The essays during this assortment, written by way of a pioneering interdisciplinary pupil, take care of the jobs of pictures within the development of stereotypes and the types of distinction as represented in texts—in excessive literature, in clinical literature, in art—from the final fin-de-si?cle to our personal. Intensely engaged within the cultural politics of way of life and aware of how texts mirror and form our social practices, they deal essentially with representations and self-representations of “Jews” some time past 100 years and concentrate on the query of the buildings of the Jew’s physique in paintings and literature. The identify essay, “Love + Marriage = dying: STDs and AIDS within the sleek World,” despite the fact that, reports a twin of sexually transmitted illness from Shakespeare to Martin Amis. It units the tone for an realizing of this assortment as a publication approximately Jews and their illustration, yet now not as a different, remoted case.The first essay, the mostly autobiographical “Ethnicities: Why I Write What I Write,” serves as an creation to the gathering. the opposite essays are: “Max Nordau, Sigmund Freud, and the query of Conversion”; “Salome, Syphilis, Sarah Bernhardt, and the ‘Modern Jewess’”; “Zwetschkenbaum’s Competence: insanity and the Discourse of the Jews”; “Otto Weininger and Sigmund Freud: Race and Gender within the Shaping of Psychoanalysis”; “Sibling Incest, insanity, and the Jew”; “R. B. Kitaj’s ‘Good undesirable’ Diasporism and the physique in American Jewish Postmodern Art”; and “Who Is Jewish?: the latest Jewish Writing in German and Daniel Goldhagen.”
By Resianne Fontaine, Ruth Glasner, Reimund Leicht, Giuseppe Veltri
An hommage to Gad Freudenthal, this quantity deals twenty-two chapters at the historical past of technological know-how and the position of technological know-how in Jewish cultures. Written through remarkable students from around the globe it's a token of appreciation for Freudenthal's accomplishments during this self-discipline. The chapters during this quantity comprise variations and translations of resource texts in numerous languages and concentrate on issues that mirror the problematiques Gad Freudenthal usually tackled in his personal study: facets of information move, translation methods and the appropriation of information from one tradition to a different. they're contributions to a greater figuring out of the cross-cultural contacts within the box of technology among Jews, Muslim and Christians within the heart a long time and early glossy instances.
By Wiese, C. (ed.), Christian Wiese
The 1st finished comparative interpretation of Samuel Holdheims radical Reform philosophy within the context of the highbrow, cultural, and political event of mid-nineteenth century German Jewry, supplied by means of best overseas students within the box of Jewish highbrow heritage.
By Geoffrey Khan
This quantity offers an outline of the Neo-Aramaic dialect that used to be spoken through the Jews of Urmi in north-western Iran yet that is now nearly extinct. the fabric for the quantity used to be collected firsthand in fieldwork carried out with the final final audio system in Israel. the amount comprises an in depth grammatical description, a corpus of transcribed texts, together with folktales, historic debts and portrayals of customs, and an in depth word list.
By Don Heddesheimer
Six million Jews in Poland and Russia threatened with drawing close holocaust: this allegation was once showing in such assets because the long island instances – however the 12 months used to be 1919! Don Heddesheimer’s compact yet sizeable First Holocaust files post-WWI propaganda that claimed East ecu Jewry used to be near to annihilation, frequently invoking the talismanic six million determine. It info how that propaganda was once used to agitate for minority rights for Jews in Poland, and for Zionism and Bolshevism in Poland and Russia. It additionally demonstrates how Jewish fundraising operations in the US raised colossal sums within the identify of feeding Polish and Russian Jews, then funneled a lot of the cash to Zionist and Communist ''constructive undertakings'' – together with banks, unions, and kibbutzes – instead of to ravenous Jews. the 1st Holocaust is a invaluable learn of yankee Jewish institutional operations at a fateful juncture in Jewish and ecu heritage, an incisive exam of a cunningly contrived crusade of atrocity and extermination propaganda, twenty years ahead of the alleged WWII Holocaust – and an fundamental addition to each revisionist’s library
By Joseph Westfall
This examine engages in an in depth exam of Kierkegaard's works of literary and dramatic feedback, together with these works directed at analyzing Kierkegaard's personal authorship, with a selected trouble for either what Kierkegaard and Kierkegaard's anonyms and pseudonyms write concerning the nature and perform of authorship, in addition to how the Kierkegaardian authors perform authorship themselves. relocating via 5 chapters, every one dedicated to a number of works of Kierkegaard's feedback, the learn develops a brand new method of studying Kierkegaard-- a brand new Kierkegaardian hermeneutic-- that starts off consistently with the nature of the writer. This new procedure avoids the demanding situations of critics of biographical feedback, akin to Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, and Jacques Derrida, through positing the writer continuously as a piece of fiction him- or herself, the construction of an unknown and ever nameless "author of the author".
By Lévinas, Emmanuel; Lévinas, Emmanuel; Doukhan, Abi
By Professor Yohanan Friedmann
Because the starting of its heritage, Islam has encountered different non secular groups either in Arabia and within the territories conquered in the course of its growth. Muslims confronted different religions from the location of a ruling strength and have been for this reason capable of make sure the character of that dating in line with their world-view and ideology. Yohanan Friedmann's unique and erudite examine examines questions of non secular tolerance as they seem within the Quran and within the prophetic culture, and analyses the primary that Islam is exalted especially religions, discussing the ways that this precept was once mirrored in quite a few felony pronouncements. The booklet additionally considers many of the interpretations of the Quranic verse in accordance with which 'No compulsion is there in religion', noting that, regardless of the plain which means of this verse, Islamic legislation allowed the perform of spiritual coercion opposed to Manichaeans and Arab idolators, in addition to opposed to ladies and youngsters in definite conditions.
By Zev Garber
Mel Gibson's movie, the fervour of the Christ, was once published on Ash Wednesday, February 24, 2004 to capability audiences in theatres and auditoriums around the U.S. and different nations. ahead of the film's unlock, a groundswell of controversy crammed the airwaves and media shops. a few non secular teams protested the movie, whereas others embraced it. Mel Gibson makes a speciality of the eagerness no longer the existence nor resurrection of Christ. via doing so, he leaves out many of the parts of the Jesus tale customary to Christians and accordingly he provides non-biblical grotesque information international to the Gospels. Mel Gibson's ardour: The movie, the debate, and Its Implications exposes the issues of Gibson's cinematic Christ and lays out assertively and persuasively the reason of Jews and Christians in find out how to snatch and understand the fervour and execution of the Christian savior identified scripturally because the "King of the Jews."