By Roberta Silman
Diny learns how the forces of background, just like the coming Holocaust, inflict losses, resembling lack of language, that create different extra sophisticated losses—and how the forces of nature, just like the majestic Hudson, might be either danger and comfort.
By Stephan Mendel-Enk,Laura Cangemi
Jacob racconta los angeles storia con l. a. freschezza e l’ingenuità dei suoi anni, spettatore divertito delle idiosincrasie e dei pregiudizi dei parenti, ma anche testimone attonito dell’inatteso avvenimento che alla nice colpirà tutti loro.
Con uno stile ironico e sdrammatizzante che ricorda il miglior Woody Allen, Un estraneo sul divano ha commosso i lettori e riscosso l’unanime plauso della critica.
By Naomi Seidman
For nineteenth-century jap ecu Jews, modernization entailed the abandonment of prepared marriage in desire of the "love match." Romantic novels taught Jewish readers the foundations of romance and the choreography of courtship. yet simply because those new conceptions of romance have been rooted within the Christian and chivalric traditions, the Jewish embody of "the love faith" used to be consistently partial.
In The Marriage Plot, Naomi Seidman considers the evolution of Jewish love and marriage even though the literature that supplied Jews with a sentimental schooling, highlighting a continual ambivalence within the Jewish adoption of eu romantic ideologies. Nineteenth-century Hebrew and Yiddish literature tempered romantic love with the claims of kinfolk and neighborhood, and taken care of the principles of gender complementarity as comedic fodder. Twentieth-century Jewish writers became again to culture, discovering pleasures in matchmaking, intergenerational ties, and sexual segregation. within the sleek Jewish voices of Sigmund Freud, Erica Jong, Philip Roth, and Tony Kushner, the Jewish heretical problem to the ecu romantic chic has turn into the imperative sexual ideology of our time.
By Sammy Gronemann,Jan Kühne
Bereits im adjust von thirteen Jahren ließ der 1875 geborene Gronemann „nichts, used to be mir in die Hände kam, undramatisiert“. Später schrieb der bedeutende deutsch-jüdische stand-up comedian das erste und einzige Drama für Martin Bubers nie verwirklichte „jungjüdische Bühne“ – das Purimspiel Hamans Flucht (1900). Er feierte seinen größten Erfolge als Dramatiker nach seiner 1933 über Paris erfolgten Flucht aus Berlin in Tel Aviv, wo er der hebräischen Bühne dessen erste große Komödie schenkte: Der Weise und der Narr erlebte 1942 seine gefeierte optimal, avancierte nach Gronemanns Tod in der Übersetzung und mit den Liedern Nathan Altermans zum ersten erfolgreichen Musical Israels; das kanonische Stück wurde und wird auf den großen Bühnen des Landes inszeniert (Ohel, Kameri, Habimah). Der 1. Band der Kritischen Gesamtausgabe versammelt erstmals alle sieben großen Theaterstücke, darunter den ersten Bühnenerfolg Jakob und Christian, sowie das wiedergefundene Versspiel Der gordische Knoten. Dem deutschen Leser zugänglich gemacht werden auch die nur in hebräischer Übersetzung erhaltenen Einakter für das satirische Matateetheater, die ebenfalls das style der zionistischen Komödie grundlegend prägten.
By Helene Meyers
Identity Papers argues that modern Jewish American literature revises our figuring out of Jewishness and Jewish distinction. relocating past the reductive labeling of texts and authors as “too Jewish” or “not Jewish enough,” and focusing as an alternative on narratives that painting Jewish regeneration via feminist Orthodoxy, queerness, off-whiteness, and intermarriage, Helene Meyers resists a lachrymose view of latest Jewish American lifestyles. She argues that such gendered, sexed, and raced debates approximately Jewish identification turn into possibilities instead of crises, indicators of artistic capability instead of indicators of assimilation and deracination. therefore, feminist debates inside Orthodoxy are allied to Jewish continuity through Rebecca Goldstein, Allegra Goodman, and Tova Mirvis; the geography of Jewish identification is racialized by means of Alfred Uhry, Tony Kushner, and Philip Roth; and the works of Jyl Lynn Felman, Judith Katz, Lev Raphael, and Michael Lowenthal queer the Jewish family members as they display homophobia to be an abomination. whilst identification Papers expands Jewish literary horizons and provides much-needed possible choices to the tradition wars among liberal and conventional Jews, it argues that Jewish distinction productively issues dominant narratives of feminist, queer, and whiteness reports. Meyers demonstrates that the evolving Jewish American literary renaissance is something yet provincial; relatively, it really is engaged with different types of distinction important to modern educational discourses and our nationwide life.
“Ultimately, Meyers bargains not just nuanced readings of many texts, but additionally a cogent argument concerning the generative probabilities for American Jewish futurity via an undoing of what constitutes normative understandings of Jewish our bodies, households, and relationships.” — magazine of Jewish Identities
“Identity Papers is a vital, considerate textual content that may attract people with an curiosity in postmodern inquiries into multiculturalism, id concept, and selfhood.” — MELUS
“This is a cosmopolitan, nuanced serious learn of latest Jewish (American) literature … Taking an anthropological method of Jewish and Judaic cultural expression, Meyers offers probing, refined analyses … hugely recommended.” —CHOICE
Helene Meyers is Professor of English and McManis collage Chair at Southwestern college. She is the writer of Femicidal Fears: Narratives of the feminine Gothic adventure, additionally released via SUNY Press, and examining Michael Chabon.
By Catriel Sugarman
The 3rd Temple has miraculously descended from the heavens as foretold in historical prophecies, and housed inside it's wonderful state of the art know-how.
But an issue arises. Flax wanted for the priestly clothing has rotted. The flax warehouse’s humidity regulators have inexplicably malfunctioned. Flax has been positioned in Italy, yet all of Europe is close down.
In steps the Kohen Gadol, the excessive Priest. With one outstanding cellphone name to Prof. Falconi, the Kohen Gadol convinces him to finish the violent revolution, and expedite his flax order too. Shockingly, Falconi concurs, and publicly demands a brand new, peaceable revolution.
Falconi’s now not the one one reworked. Meet a media magnate, newshounds, and a leftist professor whose trips we persist with because the tale deftly weaves among what’s taking place within the lives of our characters and the lifetime of the 3rd Temple.
Watch the pace raise to a wide ranging finale.
A tale of the excellent, The Falconi impression is a significant but completely interesting novel. It touches on Jewish philosophy and crucial strategies, with out sacrificing the velocity of a good informed tale. Readers will come away considering in a different way concerning the 3rd Temple, and their very own lives too.
By Lydia Fritzlar
By Phil Brown
Through fiction, memoir, tune, and artwork, this ebook deals a glimpse of the Catskills adventure over a century and assesses its carrying on with effect on American tradition. The ebook beneficial properties contributions from such writers as Isaac Bashevis Singer and Vivian Gornick; and unique contributions from historians, sociologists, and students of yankee and Judaic studies.
By Jonathan M. Hess
By Hans Otto / Mittelmann, Hanni Horch