Recovering "Yiddishland": Threshold Moments in American - download pdf or read online

By Merle L. Bachman

in response to conventional narratives of immigrant assimilation, Jews freely surrendered Yiddish language and tradition of their wish for an American identification. In "Recovering "Yiddishland"", Bachman bargains a problem to this traditional literary heritage, returning readers to a threshold the place Americanization additionally intended ambivalence and resistance. She reconstructs "Yiddishland" as a cultural house produced by way of Yiddish immigrant writers from the Eighteen Nineties throughout the Thirties, mostly in the sphere of latest York urban. The ebook spotlights major works through Yiddish immigrant writers that show unforeseen and illuminating evaluations of Americanization. the writer takes a clean examine Abraham Cahan's Yekl and Anzia Yezierska's Hungry Hearts. Bachman discusses the modernist poet Mikhl Likht, whose simultaneous embody of yank literature and resistance to English assimilation marked him because the ultimate "threshold" poet. Combining refined educational research of literary works together with her personal own encounters with Yiddish writing, Bachman bargains a provocative and hugely readable contribution to Jewish literary history.

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Download PDF by Rudolf Eifler: Jehu oder Die Enttäuschung (Altisrael-Tetralogie 4) (German

By Rudolf Eifler

Der Jehu-Roman, mit dem die Tetralogie über das Werden und die Wandlungen des altorientalischen Israel abschließt, zeigt das Königreich in der Mitte des nine. Jahrhunderts v.Chr., acht Jahrzehnte nach Jerobeams Sieg über alle seine Gegner. Die Könige Omri und sein Sohn Ahab haben Israel zu einem mächtigen Staat entwickelt, der im Bündnis mit dem Aramäer-Reich von Damaskus sich sogar den Raubzügen des Assyrerkönigs Salmanassar erwehren kann. Die Abwehrkriege gegen die Assyrer haben allerdings die Kräfte des Reiches in hohem Maße beansprucht, und das östlich des Jordans lebende Volk der Moabiter, das Israel tributpflichtig struggle, hat den Tod König Ahabs genutzt, sich von Israel zu lösen und israelitische Gebiete, die es beansprucht, zu erobern. Joram, der Sohn König Ahabs, hat sich auf einen langwierigen Krieg gegen sie eingelassen und deshalb das Verteidigungsbündnis gegen die Assyrer mit Damaskus verlassen.
Jehu, ein Offizier König Jorams, wird in der Überlieferung als Rebell gegen Joram und Streiter für den rechten Glauben geschildert. Tatsächlich endete mit Joram das Königtum der Omri-Familie, und Jehu begründete eine neue Königsdynastie. Beseitigte Jehu nun, wie es die Überlieferung will, den letzten Omridenkönig allein deshalb, weil ihn der Prophet Elischa im Auftrag Gott Jahwes heimlich zum König salbte und ihm die Ausrottung der Vorgänger-Dynastie gebot?
Im Roman erscheint Jehu zunächst als kritisch-distanzierter Freund König Jorams, der diesen vor der Unzufriedenheit des Volkes wegen der ihm aufgebürdeten Lasten warnt. Joram mißversteht jedoch die intestine gemeinten Ratschläge Jehus und wittert in ihm einen Rivalen. Darüber zerbricht die Freundschaft beider, und Jehu wird zum Gegner Jorams. Darin bestärkt ihn König Hasael von Damaskus, sein Jugendfreund, den er im Auftrag König Jorams besucht. Hasael ist durch die Ermordung seines Vorgängers auf den Thron gelangt. Als energischer Feind der Assyrer, der aber zur Abwehr ihres nächsten Raubzugs die Hilfe Israels benötigt, die Joram verweigert, stachelt Jehu auf, Joram zu ermorden, sich selbst zum König Israels zu machen und das Bündnis mit Damaskus zu erneuern. Jehu steht am Scheideweg – er weiß, daß Israel und Damaskus nur gemeinsam die Assyrergefahr bannen können, daß jedoch König Joram den Aramäerkönig allein lassen wird, wenn der Feind heranzieht. Trotz dieser Einsicht und obwohl er Joram haßt, schreckt er jedoch vor dem Königsmord zurück, zumal er sich selbst als ungeeignet für das Königtum hält. Die Lösung der ihm ausweglos erscheinenden scenario erhofft er durch göttliches Eingreifen. Als Hasael Israel überfällt und Joram in der Entscheidungsschlacht tödlich verwundet wird, ist das für ihn das erbetene Zeichen Gott Jahwes. Nun fühlt er sich in Ermangelung eines anderen Retters Israels zum Königtum berufen. Das Heer steht hinter ihm, und das Volk jubelt ihm zu, als er vom Kriegsschauplatz aufbricht, um gegen die Beamten und Parteigänger der Omriden in den beiden Residenzen Jesreel und Samaria sein Königtum durchzusetzen. Auf seinem Weg vernichtet er alle, die seiner Macht gefährlich werden könnten, und so hält er es auch nach der Einnahme der Festung Samaria und der Anerkennung seines Königtums durch die Würdenträger der alten Dynastie.
Das Volk hofft nach dem Umsturz auf Entlastung. Aber auch Jehu kann seine Herrschaft nur durch die Ausbeutung seiner Untertanen wahren. So bleibt im Lande entgegen seiner ursprünglichen Absicht alles beim alten. Als er sich dem Assyrerkönig Salmanassar unterwirft und ihm den geforderten Tribut entrichtet, kostet ihn das endgültig das Vertrauen und die Zuneigung seines Volkes, und auch seine Familie und seine Freunde wenden sich von ihm ab. Die Machterhaltung und der damit einhergehende Realitätsverlust haben Jehu gewandelt, das Volk erkennt seinen einstigen Hoffnungsträger nicht wieder. Die Menschen sind enttäuscht und begreifen: König bleibt König, ob er nun Joram heißt oder Jehu.

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Meïr Aaron Goldschmidt and the Poetics of Jewish Fiction - download pdf or read online

By David Gantt Gurley

Meïr Aaron Goldschmidt and the Poetics of Jewish Fiction provides a daring new interpreting of 1 of Denmark’s maximum writers of the 19th century, situating him, at the beginning, as a Jewish artist. providing a substitute for the nationalistic discourse so primary within the scholarship, Gurley examines Goldschmidt’s dating to the Hebrew Bible and later rabbinical traditions, reminiscent of the Talmud and the Midrash. even as, he indicates that Goldschmidt’s midrashic type in an earthly context predates yes narrative pursuits inside of Modern-ism which are frequently linked to the 20th century and particularly Czech author Franz Kafka. Goldschmidt was once outstanding in his period, either as a author who explored his peripheral identification within the mainstream of eu tradition and as a author of the 1st really Jewish bildungsroman. during this groundbreaking research of Goldschmidt’s narrative paintings, Gurley refashions his place in either the Danish and Jewish literary canons and introduces his awesome paintings to a much wider, non-Scandinavian audience.

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Read e-book online Protecting Paige PDF

By Deby Eisenberg

2016 Bronze IPPY AWARD WINNER
“Compelling . . . enticing . . . a relocating family members saga” Kirkus stories
From the writer of the ebook membership favourite, photos of the earlier, comes one other compelling, multi-layered novel, ripe with the twists and turns of the easiest ancient fiction.
It is the nonetheless blameless 12 months of 1962, and twelve-year-old Paige Noble awakens in a health center room in Chicago. She has no reminiscence of the random act of gang violence that has left her injured and orphaned. As she waits for her recognized uncle to come back for her, she develops a bond with Gladys, a comforting black nurse’s aide, unaware that her son used to be excited by the crime. quickly, the charismatic Maxwell Noble, a celebrated photographer, is found in Europe and rushes to her facet. even if he has led a globetrotting bachelor lifestyles, he surprises Paige by means of embracing his new accountability. yet Maxwell struggles to conceal his long-time obsession with Paige’s mom, his enthralling French sister-in-law. whilst Paige discovers her mother’s hidden diary, the secrets and techniques of the earlier start to floor. Paige and her uncle embark on a trip to France, retracing occasions of WWII and the Holocaust, so one can locate the single closing friend they can declare. Her mom and dad have been continuously reason on maintaining Paige, yet Maxwell permits her to include the Jewish background and the historical past that she used to be denied. a stunning and relocating tale a couple of younger girl’s coming-of-age and a man’s quest for a misplaced love, conserving Paige combines family members drama and engaging ancient element to create a wealthy, thought-provoking world.

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New PDF release: Feeling Jewish: (A Book for Just About Anyone)

By Devorah Baum

In this gleaming debut, a tender critic bargains an unique, passionate, and erudite account of what it capability to believe Jewish—even whilst you’re not.

Self-hatred. Guilt. Resentment. Paranoia. Hysteria. Overbearing Mother-Love. during this witty, insightful, and poignant booklet, Devorah Baum delves into fiction, movie, memoir, and psychoanalysis to provide a dazzlingly unique exploration of a sequence of emotions famously linked to sleek Jews. Reflecting on why Jews have so usually been depicted, either through others and via themselves, as at risk of “negative” emotions, she queries how detrimental those emotions rather are. and because the speed of globalization leaves numerous humans feeling extra marginalized, uprooted, and existentially threatened, she argues that such “Jewish” emotions have gotten more and more universal to us all.

starting from Franz Kafka to Philip Roth, Sarah Bernhardt to Woody Allen, Anne Frank to Nathan Englander, Feeling Jewish bridges the standard fault strains among left and correct, insider and outsider, Jew and Gentile, or even Semite and anti-Semite, to provide an necessary consultant for our divisive times.

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Read e-book online The Lives of La Escondida PDF

By Carolyn Kingson

In 1492, Ferdinand and Isabella, monarchs of Spain, set in movement earth-changing occasions. Columbus obtained ships, the Moslem Moors met their ultimate defeat in Granada, and the Jews have been expelled from the realm--those who didn't convert to Catholicism or fake to. within the subsequent twenty-five years, the Spanish started colonizing the lands Columbus claimed and Cortez introduced down the Aztec Empire, developing New Spain within the New global. 80 years after that, the Conquistadors reached northern New Mexico.

There, Andorra Sandoval explores her family's connection to that conquest--with its unusual saga of the hidden Jews--while a desirable artist and his needy teenage
daughter pull her towards a fuller lifestyles.

The Lives of los angeles Escondida is a love tale either attractive and smooth, filled with bright background, energetic characters, peril and adventure.

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Read e-book online Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to PDF

By Alan Mintz

the trouble to create a significant Hebrew literature within the usa within the years round international struggle I is without doubt one of the top saved secrets and techniques of yank Jewish heritage. Hebrew were revived as a latest literary language in nineteenth-century Russia after which taken to Palestine as a part of the Zionist revolution. however the vast majority of Jewish emigrants from japanese Europe settled in the US, and a passionate kernel between them believed that Hebrew supplied the motor vehicle for modernizing the Jewish humans whereas keeping their connection to Zion. those American Hebraists created faculties, journals, newspapers, and, so much of all, a excessive literary tradition keen on generating poetry. Sanctuary within the Wilderness is a severe advent to American Hebrew poetry, targeting a dozen key poets. This secular poetry started with a preoccupation with the placement of the person in a dissatisfied global after which moved outward to interact American vistas and Jewish destiny and desire in midcentury. American Hebrew poets was hoping to be learn in either Palestine and the USA, yet have been dissatisfied on either ratings. a number of moved to Israel and hooked up with the important literary scene there, yet so much stayed and persevered within the reason behind American Hebraism.

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Like a Bride and Like a Mother by Rosa Nissán,Ilan Stavans,Dick Gerdes PDF

By Rosa Nissán,Ilan Stavans,Dick Gerdes

those autobiographical novels lay naked the lifestyles trip of a Mexican Jewish lady reconciling herself with a Sephardic history, her parent's dictates, and her husband's and family's expectancies. the single consistent in her existence is a necessity to discover her personal approach, and the tale of ways she does so is very own and but common in its humanness.

This quest starts off in Oshinica's early life: at approximately age ten she's taken from the general public tuition in Mexico urban and put in a Jewish one. There she starts to appreciate what it potential to be Jewish. notwithstanding slightly detached to Hebrew classes, she warms to the trainer who stocks reports of the Holocaust and learns that being Jewish capacity being different.

Oshinica's family members thwarts her wish to input the college and in its place she's driven into marriage at age seventeen. youngsters stick with fast, 4 in all, and into the Sixties Oshinica attempts to be a dutiful spouse and mom whereas carrying on with to be an obedient daughter. however the insular Jewish local that sheltered and outlined her lifestyles is impinged upon as modernity transforms Mexico urban. Seeing movies just like the Fellini motion picture eight half and experiencing a culturally altering capital urban units her on a quest for her personal voice and space.

Eventually she separates and divorces, helps herself as a advertisement photographer, and enrolls in an artistic writing path taught by way of Elena Poniatowska, certainly one of Mexicoás such a lot well known girls authors. the fast items started in that direction advanced into those novels. The outstanding tale they inform is how Oshinicaás many, and infrequently painful, trips of discovery resulted in a private peace.

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS

Rosa Nissán lives in Mexico urban and is a photographer and filmmaker.

Professor Dick Gerdes teaches Spanish on the college of Nevada at Las Vegas.

ACCLAIM

“I’ve by no means met somebody so typical and spontaneous. Rosa Nissán adapts herself to existence the best way a plant adapts itself to the soil or the sun.”
-- Elena Poniatowska, writer of Tinisima

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The Season of Pepsi Meyers by Abie Rotenberg PDF

By Abie Rotenberg

The yr is 2040 and it’s been 13 years because the big apple Yankees performed post-season baseball. With the number 1 choose within the draft, they pick out a remarkably talented ballplayer from the Binghamton, long island sector, named Pepsi Meyers. even if simply eighteen years outdated, Pepsi earns a spot at the significant League roster and revitalizes the Yankees along with his outstanding play.

Pepsi additionally occurs to be Jewish. because the season progresses, town is energized by way of the newfound good fortune of its cherished staff. while, Pepsi and his relations find a global they by no means knew existed, as they're uncovered for the 1st time, to Torah and how of existence it endorses.

Pepsi’s fight with the tug-of-war among the non secular and the mundane and the way it impacts him, his teammates and the town of recent York is either an enjoyable baseball story, and a research into the priorities and significant offerings all of us need to make in our lives.

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Download PDF by David Grossman: Chico zigzag (Spanish Edition)

By David Grossman

Chico zigzag es una novela de iniciación de David Grossman, uno de los mejores escritores israelís contemporáneos y ganador del guy Booker overseas Prize 2017.

Una semana antes de su Bar-Mitsvá Nono, un muchacho de trece años, emprende un viaje en tren desde Jerusalén hasta Haifa, donde su tío, un reputado maestro y educador, le va a enseñar cómo comportarse en los angeles vida. Sin embargo, l. a. aparición en escena de Félix, un reconocido y excéntrico estafador, trastocará todos los planes que tan cuidadosamente había preparado el padre del chico.

De l. a. mano de Félix, Nono conocerá l. a. verdadera historia de su madre y descubrirá una faceta de sí mismo, rebelde y chispeante, que nunca antes se había aventurado a explorar.

Reseña:
«Alegre y divertido, un libro con toneladas de encanto.»
The ny Times

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